The situation has turned from bad to worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Last season, they snuck into the playoffs in Ben Roethlisberger‘s final season.
Five games into 2022, and they do not look like the same team.
Worst yet, they are having a hard time on defense, as shown in their point differential through five games.
Worst point differential in the NFL
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NFL on CBS shared the teams with the worst point differential after Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season.
The Steelers have the worst rating at -51, while the Commanders are second at -38.
The Los Angeles Rams (-36), Detroit Lions (-30), and Carolina Panthers (-29) complete the top five.
That 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills led Pittsburgh to this new low.
They lost by only three points to the Cincinnati Bengals, 12 to the Cleveland Browns, and four to the New York Jets.
On defense, they are giving up 416.8 yards per game, the third-worst in the league.
The Steelers are also ranked 31st in passing yards allowed (287.6) and 23rd in rushing yards allowed (129.2) per game.
They are also tied for the sixth-worst ranking in terms of points allowed at 25.6 per game.
On the other hand, their offense isn’t doing much better, ranking 28th in total yards with 295.8 per game.
Pittsburgh is 23rd in passing yards (207.2) and 29th in rushing yards (88.6) per game.
Their 15.4 points per game are the third-worst in the NFL.
Not A Good Time In Pittsburgh
As added information, the Steelers are 0-8 all-time without T.J. Watt.
Last year’s sacks leader is out indefinitely due to a pectoral injury.
Therefore, his absence highlights his importance to the squad.
But with all the struggles they are facing at the moment, will longtime head coach Mike Tomlin also get fired?
Matt Rhule is already a casualty with the Carolina Panthers with the same 1-4 record.
Tomlin may be given a longer leash, but he must find a way to turn things around.