The last three times that the Steelers have ventured to Oakland, they flew back to Pittsburgh as losers.
The teams the Steelers lost to were 4-12, 2-14, 4-12. This team could give any of those a run for their money as Jon Gruden's squad is 2-10. Woof. So what's the difference between then and now?
Each of the three Steelers teams that lost those games wound up finishing the season 8-8.
In 2006, Ben was coming off of a motorcycle accident and appendicitis. He, and the Steelers, weren't very good.
In 2012 and 2013, the Steelers finished 8-8 and were in as close to a rebuilding phase as we've seen with Tomlin at the helm.
This years team has the best offensive line in football, two star wide receivers, and a defense that leads the NFL in sacks. It's been a struggle the last three weeks, but I still think this team is a good one.
Oakland has the worst rushing defense in the NFL. They've allowed 39 sacks and have only gotten 10 on defense. They're scoring 18 point per game. They stink. They don't do anything well. The only thing they have to fall back on is past history.
I think the Steelers will make history and win the last game they'll ever have to play in that dump out in Oakland.