The Steelers deserve some credit for coming back to tie a game that they had little business being in at any point. The Steelers surrendered 224 rushing yards and five sacks of Ben Roethlisberger, while the defense couldn't stop the Jaguars on 4th downs, couldn't stop shotgun draws on 3rd and long and just plain couldn't stop Fred Taylor.
The defense missed a plethora of tackles and minus Troy Polamalu being the only one making plays, probably wouldn't have been able to come up with any stops against the Jags' punishing offense. The streak of games in which the Steelers have failed to sack the opposing quarterback, meanwhile, has been extended to three games.
Bruce Arians' stubborn refusal to run the ball when the game was in reach, despite Willie Parker gaining 100 yards on only 14 carries, coupled with a handful of drops by the receivers at critical moments - the most glaring of which was Hines Ward's wide open drop on the Steelers' penultimate drive of the first half - allowed the Jaguars to completely dictate the time of possession and tire out a defense that wasn't doing itself any favors.
The Steelers now much win out with two games on the road, the next of which in four days in St. Louis, to beat out the Browns for the tiebreaker in the division. With each passing week, it seems more questions than answers arise and the answers that do come aren't positive ones.