Steelers Having Tough Time Closing Out Games

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by Vicki Farries in NFL
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3:55 in the fourth quarter, third-and-22 Baltimore on their 29-yard line QB Joe Flacco passes deep down the middle to WR Derrick Mason for 17 yards to the Baltimore 46. On a fourth-and-five Coach Jim Harbaugh took a gamble. Flacco throws a short pass up the middle to RB Ray Rice (beating James Farrior) , for 44 yards to the Steeler 10 yard line. Although the outcome was a field goal, the Ravens tied the score to send the game into overtime and eventually win the game by three. Steelers are having a tough time closing out games. With leads of seven points or better in the fourth quarter, the Steelers lost four games by three points. At least two were subpar teams. Then there are the ones they almost gave away, like Detroit and San Diego. Now they have lost three crucial games to division ...

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