Pittsburgh Steelers lose to Washington, 34-24

By DAVID PITTSTEINAssociated PressThe Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2016 campaign on a sour note when they suffered a 30-24 loss at Washington on Saturday night.

After the loss, coach Mike Tomlin said, “I think we’re on the verge of breaking a record.”

Pittsburgh is 4-13 in its last 11 home games and has lost five straight.

Tomlin, who was hired after the season ended, was fired the next day.

He is not eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Steelers also lost to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, 27-17.

The teams played a rematch on Sunday, with the Steelers winning 21-17 in overtime.

Pittsburgh lost cornerback Antonio Cromartie (knee) to a season-ending injury in the second quarter.

It was the fourth consecutive game that Cromarties knee went down in the final minutes of regulation, with four penalties, two holding and a penalty on the Seahawks.