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Twitter reacts to Steelers’ brutal first-half performance

Michael Dixon
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Sunday’s game as arguably the NFL’s hottest team. Better yet, they were playing the Jacksonville Jaguars, arguably the league’s coldest team. But the Steelers had a first half in Jacksonville that was nothing short of disastrous.

During the first two quarters, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions.

While interceptions aren’t uncommon to Big Ben, he usually offsets them with a lot of yards. That was not the case in the first two quarters against the Jaguars.

And even those numbers are inflated somewhat by an empty final drive of the half. Before that possession (which yielded no points), Roethlisberger had a 0.0 passer rating.

It was a dismal showing for Roethlisberger and his team, who trailed 9-0 at halftime. Twitter let Pittsburgh have it.

Things were so bad, in fact, that even the Steelers got in on the trolling.

Yikes. While the Steelers trailed only 9-0 at halftime, it’s hard to imagine a half of football going much worse.