Darkness envelops the Steelers these days. They're possibly starting an undrafted FCS quarterback next week, after the franchise QB suffered a season-ending injury and his promising understudy took a disturbing blow to the head. The running game is nonexistent, the O-line looks older and the receivers struggle to get separation. At 1-4, their playoffs odds (pegged at 24 percent by Football Outsiders) are about as good as Lloyd Christmas' chances of scoring in Dumb and Dumber. There's not a great chance, is what I'm saying. The only thing that provides a glimmer of hope is the sheer mediocrity of the AFC North competition.
So, this isn't exactly the offense of the Killer B's.
But just how bad have things gotten for a team that practically scored at will during the halcyon days of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell?
As bad as we have seen during the Mike Tomlin era.