The Pittsburgh Steelers home fans were probably restless going into today’s game after last week’s tie against the Cleveland Browns. They are even more angry right now.
The Steelers just put together as listless a first quarter as you could imagine. After 15 minutes of play, they trailed the Kansas City Chiefs 21-0.
Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes is shredding the Pittsburgh defense, throwing for three touchdowns so far. The Steelers offense can’t get much going, and Chris Boswell missed a field goal after the team’s only decent first quarter drive.
Additionally, the Steelers are lucky a defensive penalty by KC negated what would have been the fourth touchdown of the game after Roethlisberger fumbled.
The black-and-gold clad supporters at Heinz Field are voicing their displeasure with boos.
First quarter still not over. #Steelers have given up a 53-yard return, shanked a punt, haven't converted a 3rd down, have yielded a 40-yard reception and 31-yard run (both to Sammy Watkins) and are staring at a 21-point hole to the #Chiefs. Yep, that was the home crowd booing.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) September 16, 2018
The CBS cameras captured Mike Tomlin imploring his defense to play better on the sideline in between quarters. If they don’t listen, it will be a long afternoon.
Fortunately for Pittsburgh, the offense finally got things going on its most recent drive, and Big Ben hit Jesse James with a touchdown pass to get on the board.
The Chiefs lead the Steelers 21-7 early in the second quarter. Mahomes is about to get the ball back.