PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers insist it's not time to panic after Thursday night's 26-23 loss to Tennessee.
Maybe, but the 2-3 Steelers need to turn it around quickly. Their third straight road defeat to open the season followed a similar pattern to the first two. Pittsburgh took an early lead then let an aging opposing quarterback lead an unlikely comeback against a suddenly vulnerable Steelers' defense.
Pittsburgh has 10 days off to get ready for the Cincinnati Bengals, and will need every second of downtime to heal. A handful of starters left Thursday night's game due to injury, including center Maurkice Pouncey, running Isaac Redman and right tackle Marcus Gilbert.
Left tackle Max Starks says the team has been in a deeper hole before and climbed out and he expects Pittsburgh to do it again over the final 11 games.

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Steelers vs. Patriots Pick Is the over/under set too high in Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Steelers and Patriots at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail Updated NFL MVP Odds Heading into Championship Sunday, Matt Ryan is a clear favorite to take home this season's NFL MVP Award.
Thumbnail Championship Sunday Vegas Spreads How do Las Vegas oddsmakers view this weekend's championship games in the NFL?
Thumbnail Updated Super Bowl LI Betting Odds And then there were four. What are the odds of the four remaining teams to win this year's Super Bowl?
Thumbnail Pats Open as 6-Point Faves vs. Steelers The Patriots will host the Steelers in the 2017 AFC Championship Game and have opened as nearly touchdown favorites for next Sunday's...

NFL Team Pages