The Steelers' problems on the road usually surface in the fourth quarter. This time, the difficulties have started long before kickoff.
Pittsburgh's game at the New York Giants has turned into a day trip as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The Steelers' hotel in Jersey City is without power and they can't find alternate lodging for the entire team, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.
The disruption to the Steelers' travel plans has forced the team to fly to New York and back on the same day. This would have been a challenging itinerary if kickoff was at 1 p.m. But the 4:25 start time will allow the Steelers to take the short flight without getting up at the crack of dawn. Still, this is an unwanted distraction for a team that is 1-3 away from Heinz Field and has already lost to the likes of the Raiders and Titans on the road.