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Forget the communication issues in the secondary.

in Forenregeln 20.11.2018 09:20
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The lack of a consistent pass rush. The inability to get off the field. Forget the eye-popping statistics the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up in a 42-37 loss to Kansas City on Sunday that left the two-time defending AFC North champions at an early season crossroads.All the mistakes and missed opportunities — and there were plenty to go around — came down to one very obvious problem."We didn't kick enough (tail) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens T-Shirt ," defensive end Cam Heyward said. "It's as simple as that. I'm not going to sit up here and sugarcoat it. As a leader I have to be better."Heyward is hardly the only one.A week after racking up seven sacks and helping the Steelers salvage a tie in Cleveland they perhaps didn't deserve, Pittsburgh's revamped defense wilted under the mid-September sun and the steady onslaught of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.The Steelers have been in the NFL for 86 seasons and played nearly 1,200 regular-season games. Mahomes became only the second player ever to throw for six touchdowns against Pittsburgh. Hall of Famer Jim Kelly did it for Buffalo in 1991.Mahomes did it in his third career start.Ouch."We just didn't cover well enough," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "We didn't rush well enough. It is always collective when they are making plays in the passing game. We didn't get after them."Not by a long shot.Mahomes had more touchdown passes than incompletions, finishing 23 of 28 for 326 yards. The Steelers (0-1-1) only forced Kansas City to punt twice, failed to prevent a touchdown in four red-zone trips by the Chiefs and seemed completely overmatched at times.Pittsburgh played without veteran cornerback Joe Haden, nursing a hamstring injury. The Steelers started Cam Sutton in Haden's place, but the experiment lasted barely a quarter. By then Mahomes had already thrown for three scores as Kansas City built a quick 21-point lead.On the surface, it looked much like Pittsburgh's 45-42 loss to Jacksonville in the divisional round of the playoffs."We felt like we gave them the 21 points," cornerback Mike Hilton said. "They didn't really go down and earn it on us. We had a lot of miscommunications and blown coverages that led to the 21 from the start."The Steelers rallied behind quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, drawing to a 21-all tie by halftime. Their momentum stalled in the second half. The Chiefs (2-0), meanwhile, just kept on coming.Kansas City found the end zone on its first three possessions in each half. Rather than exploit one matchup, the Chiefs spread the ball around. Seven different Kansas City players caught passes. Five different Chiefs scored."Those guys were getting open today," Mahomes said. "The offensive line was blocking great, so it was making my job a lot easier."Not that the Chiefs met with much resistance. The Steelers only forced Kansas City into five third downs all afternoon."Every category for the defense we was below average, and you can't beat a good team like that Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hats ," safety Sean Davis said. "We missed tackles. We gave up plays. Too many penalties."Things won't get any easier for Pittsburgh next week. The Steelers travel to Tampa Bay to take on the surprising Buccaneers, who are off to a 2-0 start behind resurgent Ryan Fitzpatrick. All the 35-year-old Fitzpatrick has done is go over 400 yards in each of the first two week while filling in for suspended starter Jameis Winston.Still, the Steelers (0-1-1) preached patience, not panic."The locker room I don't think is going to break apart," defensive end Stephon Tuitt said. "A lot of guys are close. We just have to keep continuing to push each other. We're going to get better. We're going to get over this hump but we just have to continue to build and push."Might want to hurry."You look at the glass half full and say we're 0-1-1, not 0-2," Heyward said. "I'm not going to over judge. I just say we have got to get the job done."Buccaneers at Bears: TV schedule, notes, and more Broadcast InfoTV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (Field reporter) SIRIUS: 127 (TB), 108 (Chi) | XM: 386 (TB), 228 (Chi)Buccaneers Notes 鈥B RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 411 yards with 3 TDs & 3 INTs last week. Became 1st QB in NFL history with 400+ pass yards in 3 consecutive games. Leads NFL with 1,230 pass yards & ranks 2nd with 11 TD passes. QB JAMEIS WINSTON has 811 pass yards (270.3 per game), 5 TDs & 2 INTs for 98.6 rating in 3 career meetings.鈥?RB PEYTON BARBER has 206 scrimmage yards (103 per game) in his past 2 vs. NFC North. RB JACQUIZZ RODGERS rushed for 67 yards & TD in last meeting. 鈥?WR MIKE EVANS had 6 catches for 137 yards & TD in Week 3. Had 7 receptions for 93 yards & TD in last meeting. In his past 3, has 23 catches for 367 yards (122.3 per game) & 3 TDs. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch. His 367 rec. yards rank 2nd in NFL in 2018. WR CHRIS GODWIN had 74 rec. yards & TD last week. Aims for 5th in row with rec. TD. TE CAMERON BRATE had TD catch in Week 3. Since 2016, ranks 3rd among NFL TEs with 15 rec. TDs. 鈥?DT GERALD MC COY had sack & FF in only meeting at Chi. (11/23/14). Has 2.5 sacks & FF in 4 career meetings. Has 41 sacks since 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens Hoodie , tied for most by NFL DT (GENO ATKINS). DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 2 sacks & FF in Week 3. Had 2.5 sacks, FF & PD in his last game vs. Chi. (11/20/16 with NYG). LB LAVONTE DAVID had 9 tackles & 3 TFL last week. Aims for 4th in row with 9+ tackles. Had 9 tackles & FR in last meeting. S JUSTIN EVANS had INT in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles & PD. Bears Notes鈥?QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY has 93.5 rating in his past 6 at home. Aims for 3rd in row with 200+ pass yards. 鈥?RB JORDAN HOWARD had rush TD in Week 3. Rushed for 100 yards in 11/13/16 meeting. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 4 at home. Since 2016, ranks 2nd in NFL with 2,613 rush yards. RB TARIK COHEN has rush TD & rec. TD in 4 career games vs. NFC South. 鈥?WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 7 receptions for 72 yards & 2 TDs in his only career meeting (10/11/15 with Jax.). In his past 3 vs. NFC South, has 16 catches for 280 yards (93.3 per game) & 4 TDs. Aims for 4th in row vs. NFC South with TD catch. TE TREY BURTON has 4 rec. TDs in his past 6. WR TAYLOR GABRIEL had 5 catches for 87 yards & TD in 11/2/14 meeting (with Cle.). 鈥?LB KHALIL MACK had 5 tackles, 2 sacks & FF last week. In 3 games with Chi., has 4 sacks, 3 FFs, FR & 27-yard INT-TD. Aims for 4th in row with sack & FF. In only career meeting (10/30/16 with Oak.), had 7 tackles, 2 sacks & FF. Since 2015, is only NFL player with 40+ sacks (40.5) & 200+ tackles (241). LB DANNY TREVATHAN has 13 tackles, 2 sacks, FF & FR in past 2. Led team with 13 tackles in 11/13/16 meeting. DT AKIEM HICKS has sack & FF in 2 of his past 3. LB LEONARD FLOYD had 5 tackles & 1.5 sacks in 11/13/16 meeting. DT EDDIE GOLDMAN had sack in last meeting. CB SHERRICK MC MANIS had INT & 1st-career sack in Week 3.Series HistoryLEADER:Bears lead all-time series, 38-20 STREAKS: Buccaneers have won past 2LAST GAME:9/17/17: Bears 7 at Buccaneers 29LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/23/14: Bears 21, Buccaneers 13

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