Pittsburgh Steelers’ Playoff Hopes End with a Whimper

Posted: 11th December 2009 by Brian Carson in NFL
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So this is how the season ends for the Steelers. Not with a bang but a whimper. Making the playoffs with a chance to defend their Super Bowl title is history. Even a chronic optimist has to be thinking the worst. The Steelers came out Thursday evening with their playoff aspirations on the line, playing a Cleveland Browns team that was 1-11 with the worst offense, and the 30th ranked defense in the NFL. How did Pittsburgh respond? With its most embarrassing game of the season, that's how. The defending champs, a veteran club with quality talent all over the roster, played with no emotion, no fire, and no heart. A season with so much promise and expectations has become a disaster of mammoth proportions. The low point in this five-game losing streak came last night. Losing to the Browns with ...

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