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Mike Tomlin second-guessed after Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to Oakland Raiders

Cincinnati Enquirer logo Cincinnati Enquirer 12/10/2018 Dave Clark
a group of people in uniform: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, left, talks with head coach Mike Tomlin during the first half against the Oakland Raiders. © Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, left, talks with head coach Mike Tomlin during the first half against the Oakland Raiders.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wasn't treated favorably by many writers - or by Twitter - following his team's 24-21 loss to the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday to fall to 7-5-1 this season.

Post-gazette.com's Ron Cook wrote that Tomlin "mismanaged his way to a loss to lowly Oakland." DKpittsburghsports.com's Hunter Homistek questioned whether Tomlin should have challenged a third-quarter catch by Raiders tight end Derek Carrier. And NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala points out that Tomlin could have brought starting quarterback and former Miami University standout Ben Roethlisberger back into the game sooner.

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Last week, the Steelers lost a home game they led by 14 or more points for the first time in 223 games after they led the Los Angeles Chargers 23-7 at the half.

The Steelers still hold a slim lead in the AFC North over the 7-6 Baltimore Ravens and will look to extend their winning streak in games against Cincinnati - including the AFC Wild Card Playoff game in January of 2016 - to eight when the Bengals visit Pittsburgh on Dec. 30.

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