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Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey calls out team saying they’ve got to ‘stop BS-ing around’

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have stumbled over the last two games dropping on a two-game skid heading into their pivotal Week 15 matchup against the New England Patriots.

It has hit a critical point of the season that could have a huge impact on the Steelers’ postseason fate. In response to that, center Maurkice Pouncey has voiced that his team has to get their act together if they hope to make any noise in the playoffs, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“We have to go out and play our hardest, go out there and execute at a high level,” Maurkice Pouncey said. “I’m pretty sure everybody knows we’re here to play football now. We have to stop BS-ing around.”

The Steelers have hit a spot in the season that will be telling of what lies ahead of the franchise in their hopes of contending for a Super Bowl. The Patriots have long been the standard bearers in the AFC, which this something that they haven’t had much success over the years against them since Pro Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has taken over the helm holding a 2-8 record.

New England is also entering the contest coming off a difficult 34-33 loss to the Miami Dolphins that saw them fall on the final play of the fourth quarter on a double lateral that saw running back Kenyan Drake slice through their defense for the score. The Patriots will have plenty of motivation to get back on track on Sunday, especially with a first-round bye still in play in the final three weeks of the regular season.

Pittsburgh has shown to possess the offensive talent to be considered a Super Bowl contender over the last several years, but things have imploded in disappointing fashion in crucial moments. This is an opportunity in front of them to take a step in the right direction toward breaking through that mold.