The Steelers vs Chargers score stood to be revealing, as the Steelers needed a win and the Chargers needed a statement. But the Steelers vs Chargers score turned out like almost all the other Steelers vs Chargers scores in Pittsburgh, including last year’s playoffs. The Steelers vs Chargers score was decided pretty quickly, as the Steelers jumped out to a 28-0 lead and held on for a 38-28 win.
With the Steelers vs Chargers score decisively in favor of Pittsburgh, the defending Super Bowl champions can stop worrying for a little while. Two straight last-second losses without Troy Polamalu had the Steelers wondering if they had slipped down a little, and gave the Chargers hope that they could break through against them.
Instead, the Steelers vs Chargers score became lopsided early on, thanks to Ben Roethlisberger’s hot start. Three straight touchdown passes to start the game put the Chargers in a deep hole that they couldn’t climb out of, despite late scores. Three Chargers’ fourth-quarter touchdowns were too little, too late.
The Steelers vs Chargers game evened both teams’ record up at 2-2, though the Steelers are more relieved to be at .500. The late struggles of the defense signal that they still miss Polamalu, however, and are still trying to sneak by until he comes back.
For the Chargers, they failed to win their first game at Pittsburgh in the regular season – despite a win there in the 1995 AFC Title Game. They are now 2-2, and already two games back of Denver in the AFC West. That kind of deficit was overcome at the end of the year – but both the Chargers and Broncos may not be the same teams from last year.
With no help at all from LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles, Philip Rivers had to be a one-man show vs the Steelers. If the Chargers want to finally break through to the Super Bowl, that approach won’t work. Having lost to AFC Central powers Baltimore and Pittsburgh, the Chargers aren’t inspiring confidence against the elite.
The Steelers vs Chargers score brought Pittsburgh back to life, and at the right time. They have two straight game against the Lions and Browns that should prop them up to 4-2, before a showdown vs the Vikings on October 25 before the bye week. By then, the Steelers hope to be officially back in Super Bowl form.
The Chargers now go into their bye week with questions to answer, before taking on those 4-0 Broncos in two weeks at home.
Associated Press- “Steelers hold off Chargers rally, win 38-28” www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ietFUd8Sk5_8k_9oH71jYjUHt3nwD9B4NDF00
Bleacher Report- “Steelers Offensive Line Holds Again, and Again” bleacherreport.com/articles/266607-steelers-offensive-line-holds-again-and-again