Jeff Reed missed two field goals in the fourth quarter of the Steelers’ loss to the Chicago Bears, which turned out to be the difference for the defending champs.
But John Harris of the Tribune-Review writes that it’s too easy to blame Reed:
There were fingerprints from all corners of the locker room after this loss.
How about the defense giving up three costly scoring drives against a Chicago offense that sputtered a week earlier against a Green Bay defense in its first year of playing a 3-4 alignment borrowed from the Steelers?
“We felt like we had an opportunity to finish the game out,” linebacker James Farrior said of the Steelers blowing a 14-7 lead in the fourth quarter. “We had the lead and let them come back. That’s very disappointing as a defense.”