The Steelers lost to the Chargers after a touchdown last Sunday night, but the final quarter of the game was not a total loss for the team.
They racked up 27 points in the final 15 minutes to clear a 14-point deficit and brought the game to a wild end. On Wednesday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he would rather have won, but will take the positive cues he saw from the attack as the game comes to a close.
“We’ve finally been able to put some points on the board,” said Roethlisberger via Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “There are some encouraging things to be found from that game. Unfortunately you don’t win. I think we would take the win and a worthless offense over a major offense and not win. But there are things we can grow on.”
The Steelers won four in a row before tying the Lions and losing to the Chargers. Roethlisberger said losing a game “doesn’t mean you’re still not going in the right direction” and that he believes that’s still the case for the Steelers. Proving against the Bengals this weekend would boost hopes for playoffs in Pittsburgh.