Football: Pittsburgh Steelers lose a third game in ‘Muppet Night Football’
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear assumed featuring parts in Monday Night Football or rather, “Muppet Night Football.”
Kermit said he was unable to stand by to see them “toss around the ole pigskin,” however before the finish of the night, the once phenomenal Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t chuckling without a doubt.
Already an association best, undefeated 11-0, the Steelers have lost their keep going three games, remembering for Monday, going down 27-17 to the Cincinnati Bengals and its third-string quarterback Ryan Finley.
A large group of characters from The Muppets presented the NFL game between the two AFC North groups to stamp the Christmas season.
It is the third year ESPN has utilized an exceptional occasion introduction for its Monday Night Football match-up before Christmas. Past games have included Scrooge and a transformation of the story “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Regardless of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hitting an achievement as he arrived at 60,000 professional passing yards, his group never drove, following by as much as 17 to their division rivals, who were without their tenderfoot sensation quarterback Joe Burrow after he harmed his knee before in the season.
Notwithstanding, Burrow kept on indicting his help for his group from a watching position, saying: “YESSIR” after the triumph, even though he conceded he’d a lot of fairly be out on the field with his partners.
Having played with an offense that has glanced broken in their past two thrashings, it was business as usual in the main half for Pittsburgh, as they turned the ball more than three times to permit the already two-dominate Bengals to rush to a 17-0 halftime lead.
In reality, pressures between the two division rivals were inclined up in the pre-game warm-ups. Recordings of wide collector Juju Smith-Schuster moving on the Bengals logo before the game appeared to start up the Cincinnati guard. Also, in the principal quarter, security Vonn Bell created a hefty hit to compel a bungle from Smith-Schuster and recover ownership.
Even though the Pittsburgh offense performed better in the subsequent half, they couldn’t upset their first half deficiency, dispensing their third annihilation in succession.
Steelers lead trainer Mike Tomlin conceded his group is “not a decent football bunch at present.”
“I need to give (the Bengals) credit, yet generally, we have a ton of work to do,” he told the media subsequently.
“We’re not a decent football bunch at present. We comprehend the results that accompany that. We are dealing with a brief week. We must be superior to what we’ve been. That is only the truth of it.”
In a serious division, close by the 10-4 Cleveland Browns – who the Steelers (Football) play on January 3 – and the 9-5 Baltimore Ravens, the last season finisher seedings appear to head the wire, with only fourteen days of games remaining.