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- Pittsburgh got whooped by Kansas City on the football field on Sunday.
- In the process, the Steelers kicked a field goal that is horribly depressing.
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The Steelers did not have a very merry day after Christmas. Pittsburgh traveled to Kansas City over the holiday weekend and proceeded to get beat up and down the field.
Patrick Mahomes threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns without a pick and three Chiefs running backs combined for more than 100 yards rushing without a turnover. Meanwhile, Ben Roethlisberger was held under 200 yards passing, Najee Harris was kept out of the end zone and the Steelers turned the ball over three times.
It was ugly from start to finish and the visitors never stood a chance. Kansas City took a a 25-0 lead at halftime and went on to win the game by 26.
Things were so bad that Pittsburgh didn’t even find pay dirt until there was less than three minutes left in the game. And that came after kicking one of the saddest field goals of all-time just to get on the board.
It was so, so sad.
Late in the third quarter, the Steelers went 54 yards on 15 plays to set up 1st-and-10 on the Chiefs’ 11-yard-line.
On first down, Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Dionte Johnson. On second down, Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Ray-Ray McCloud. And on third down, Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Harris.
Three consecutive incompletions set up 4th-and-10 from the 11. Offensive tackle John Leglue proceeded to jump offside to set up 4th-and-15 from the 16.
In turn, Chris Boswell came out to kick, with his team down 30-0. He proceeded to make a 34-yard attempt.
It could not have been more depressing. The made field goal cut a four-possession lead to a four-possession lead.
As is with anything, people had all kinds of jokes:
— The Hamburglar's Anus (@BaldPeopleSuck) December 26, 2021
Steelers kick a field goal down 30 to nothing pic.twitter.com/gfgDmhbICW
— JD (@j2110_) December 26, 2021
terrific sad field goal from the steelers
— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) December 26, 2021
The Steelers, down 4 scores with 18 minutes to go, kick a field goal and are now down 4 scores with 18 minutes to go.
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) December 26, 2021
— yellmk (@yellmk) December 26, 2021
Steelers kicking a field goal down 30-0 pic.twitter.com/1LWOSnYbpS
— B Fro (@billfro25) December 26, 2021
Love the field goal there to make it only a 27 point game. Steelers have them right where they want them going into the 4th
— Ryan Groves (@RG_the1st) December 26, 2021
Didn't think anything about this Steelers season could be more depressing that tying the Lions, but kicking a field goal while down 30-0 might do it.
— Jesse Pound (@jesserpound) December 26, 2021
At that point, Chris Boswell may as well have walked out onto the field waving a white flag. Womp. Womp.