The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered arguably the team’s most embarrassing loss of the Mike Tomlin era over the weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Cincinnati dominated from the opening whistle en route to a 41-10 victory. Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense failed to find any rhythm and the defense struggled to stop the Bengals through the air and on the ground.
Unfortunately, the loss wasn’t the only bad news for the Steelers. Linebacker Robert Spillane suffered a knee injury that will cost him some time. Rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth is also in the concussion protocol.
“Mike Tomlin says Robert Spillane has a knee sprain that will make him ‘less than available’ this week,” ESPN Steelers reporter Brooke Pryor said. “Pat Freiermuth is in the concussion protocol. Tomlin says he hopes Joe Haden will work this week.”
Mike Tomlin says Robert Spillane has a knee sprain that will make him "less than available" this week. Pat Freiermuth is in the concussion protocol.
Tomlin says he hopes Joe Haden will work this week.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 30, 2021
Pittsburgh fell to 5-5-1 on the season with the loss over the weekend. Up next for the Steelers is a pivotal AFC North showdown against the Baltimore Ravens.
Spillane and Freiermuth likely won’t be suiting up this weekend. Star pass rusher T.J. Watt also might miss Sunday’s game after being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week.