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NFL Research: Steelers' offensive struggles

In Week 9, the Steelers lost their third straight game, dropping their overall record to 4-4. It's Pittsburgh's first three-game losing streak since starting the 2013 season 0-4.

NFL Research takes a look at how Pittsbugh's offense has fallen off during the three-game slide.

Steelers offense -- 2016 season

-First five games: 27.8 PPG

-Last three games: 15.0 PPG

-Pittsburgh has finished with fewer than 300 total yards in three games this season (0-3 record in those games)

Steelers offense -- Week 9 vs. Ravens

-Through three quarters, the Steelers had 0 points and 69 total yards (2.2 yards per play)

-Pittsbugh gained 201 of 277 total yards after trailing 21-0 in fourth quarter

-The Steelers had 67 total yards in the first half (fewest total yards in a half with Ben Roethlisberger at QB since Week 6, 2011)

The Big Three

-The Steelers have scored 15 points or fewer in four of six games with the Big Three (Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown) all active since 2015

-This season, the Steelers are 2-2 when their Big Three plays, and 2-2 when at least one member of the Big Three is inactive

-With Big Three (2016 season): 361.5 YPG, 37.5 conversion percentage on third down

-Without Big Three (2016 season): 359.3 YPG, 43.1 conversion percentage on third down 

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