Man, I feel like yawning in thinking about the Steeler offense under Ben Rothlisberger. After averaging 20 ppg. in 2011, there were high hopes going into 2012 with new O.C. Todd Haley. The upshot: a measley 1-point bump in scoring average (2-points if you factor out the 3 games Ben missed), at least four late-game drive failures (Oak, Tenn., Dal., Cin.), an 8-8 record, and an easy chair to watch the playoffs from.
22 ppg. is what Ben averaged under his five years with Arians. 22 ppg. is what Arians managed to get with rookie Andrew Luck this year, not to mention 11 wins. Baltimore and Cincy each got 10 wins, averaging 25 and 24 ppg., respectively.
Next season will have to be better offensively if the Steelers are to be competitive. The "big money" crew may be without Mike Wallace. A big and fast wideout, like A.J. Green, or Demarius Thomas, or a tight-end the caliber of a Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham might go a long way towards upgrading the Steeler offense.