For weeks the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger were leading a charmed life, but midnight finally struck on their Cinderella undefeated season, turning them into a bunch of bumbling bumpkins vs the Washington Football team.
Led by its vaunted defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers came to play on Monday looking to make it 12 straight victories and remain undefeated but the upstart Washington Football Team was up to the challenge.
Pittsburgh Steelers Undefeated No More
Washington rallied from 14 points down, led by its own defense and a big day from Alex Smith to hand the Steelers their first loss of the season, 23-17
The Chiefs and Steelers now have identical 11-1 records, but for now, the Steelers hold onto first place in the conference. According to the league’s tie-breaking procedures, the first step is head-to-head record, and the Chiefs and Steelers won’t match up this season.
The next qualifier is conference win percentage, and the Steelers still have the edge, as they remain a perfect 8-0 in the conference despite the loss. Kansas City is 9-1 in the conference due to their loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.