PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- After losing to the New England Patriots Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now 6-3. However, one player in particular is taking a lot of heat from the fans.
Jeff Reed missed a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter and the fans let him know about it.
“We didn’t show up,” Reed said. “My numbers don’t look great this year.”
Reed has only converted two of eight field goal attempts from over 40 yards this season. He had been perfect inside of 40 yards until Sunday’s miss.
“It’s [kind of] hard when you plant your foot and the whole piece of ground moves where the ball’s under the holder and you almost miss the ball completely,” Reed said. “What we play on is not very good turf. I’m not one to make excuses.”
Steelers fans were sure to voice their opinions of the miss by showering Reed with boos.
“It doesn’t surprise me. If you’re not perfect in this city, then you’re [going to] hear about it,” Reed said.
Reed’s miss came with the Steelers only down 17-3 with just under four minutes to play in the third quarter. They would go on to lose 39-26.
The Steelers had no comment about Reed’s displeasure with the turf at Heinz Field.
Pittsburgh is once again tied with the Baltimore Ravens for first place in the AFC North and will host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at 1 p.m.