Football


Steelers' revamped secondary clamps down on Bengals in win
- September 19, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Jimmy Garoppolo had three, first-half touchdown passes before leaving in the second quarter with a right shoulder injury as the New England Patriots outlasted the Miami Dolphins 31-24 on Sunday. The Steelers and Bengals will headline the holiday lineup when they meet again on Christmas Day in Cincinnati to clash once again in their highly anticipated "Color Rush" uniforms. (more...)
Steelers at Redskins Recap, Highlights, Final Score, More
- September 19, 2016

And Rogers? Starting at slot receiver in his first National Football League game, he had a 20-yard catch on a third-and-1 play in the first quarter and a 17-yard catch on another fourth-and-1 play. Roethlisberger sensed the public questions about his offense after losing Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell to suspension, but Big Ben made clear: He likes his current group. (more...)
'Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers - 9/18/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction'
- September 19, 2016

But Dalton also threw a pick and was sacked seven times while the Bengals ground game was limited to 57 yards on 19 carries. Burfict led the way with questionable hits and fines, but he wasn't alone. The Bengals beat the Steelers , 16-10, at Heinz Field past year and they've won three games in Pittsburgh since 2009. While the Steelers defense has some holes that Dalton could exploit, there is just something that makes visiting QB's look like they are playing uphill at Heinz ... (more...)
Victor Cruz Rips Josh Norman for Not Covering Antonio Brown Victor Cruz Rips Josh Norman for Not Covering Antonio Brown
- September 19, 2016

Barry believes having the cornerbacks switch sides can cause confusion in the secondary, particularly against a no-huddle attack like Pittsburgh's. The problem with this team is that they have so many problems. "Let the competition, let people say what they want to say". As he prepared to take on the Cincinnati Bengals tonight, Brown said: "One thing you should know about Antonio Brown - I'm always going to be me. (more...)
Steelers grind their way past Bengals 24-16
- September 19, 2016

Quarterback Andy Dalton connected with wide receiver A.J. Green for almost half of his 366 passing yards on the game. The Bengals (1-1) play their first home game next week, hosting the Broncos. On the ground, Jeremy Hill rushed for 31 yards and a touchdown in nine attempts while Giovani Bernard added 25 yards in five attempts. Brown caught just four passes for 39 yards and even had a rare drop while running free in the middle of the field in the first half. (more...)
Steelers meet Bengals ... there will be bad blood
- September 19, 2016

You could put that on the stalls of Cockrell and Gay all week leading up to the game, and they would know every day just how daunting a task they are facing in Week 2. "You're just trying to get your hands on him and slow him down". "We don't get too high or too low". Dalton threw for 366 yards and a touchdown, but where he showed his moxie was withstanding a ferocious Jets' pass rush. (more...)
Redskins drop season opener to the Steelers 38-16
- September 18, 2016

It's only one game, but unless big changes are in the wings, it sure looks like that's not going to be the case. In the end, Pittsburgh won in a rout, 38-16. "We're used to that - making plays", Williams said. We have Wheaton pegged for 6 targets in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, catching 4 of them for 51 yards and 0.40 touchdowns. (more...)
Antonio Brown abused Bashaud Breeland all night, Jay Gruden defends decision Antonio Brown abused Bashaud Breeland all night, Jay Gruden defends decision
- September 18, 2016

Our focus is a singular one, and that's to win the game. The Steelers then took a 14-6 lead on a pass that traveled to Rogers in the end zone not in a straight line. "We've just got to have a great start to the game", linebacker Rey Maualuga said. "We're used to that - making plays", Williams said. The first was a TD pass to Antonio Brown on fourth-and-one that Bashaud Breeland almost broke up. (more...)
Williams, Brown deliver in Steelers 38-16 win over Redskins Williams, Brown deliver in Steelers 38-16 win over Redskins
- September 18, 2016

Jenkins was with the team last month at the end of training camp and had a sack and a tackle for loss in the final preseason game against Tampa Bay on August 31. Linebackers: The linebackers had an outstanding night, specifically Ryan Shazier. Washington's key role players came up short in the season opener, with running back Matt Jones finishing with only 24 yards, while tight end Jordan Reed was a non-factor after the opening drive. (more...)
Steelers of the game, Redskins had no chance
- September 17, 2016

Forget the odds. The Steelers are going to go for it. Way's punt only made it to the 13-yard line. "As a coach, that's the one I regret the most", Gruden said . Just under 25 years ago on November 17, 1991, Mark Rypien threw for 325 yards and two scores in a 41-14 Redskins rout at home. Game over. The Steelers added another late touchdown to emphasize the point that they were the far superior team. (more...)
Steelers WR Wheaton practices, hopeful to play vs. Bengals Steelers WR Wheaton practices, hopeful to play vs. Bengals
- September 17, 2016

Cincinnati has dropped five of six SU against the Steelers, going 4-1-1 ATS, and has averaged fewer than 16 points per game in its past 12 games against its divisional rival. ESPN's Randy Moss and Trent Dilfer explained after the game that the Redskins' defense isn't built around one player, and to change a scheme that was implemented throughout the offseason, training camp and preseason - just because Brown is very good at his job - would have made things worse for the other 10 players. (more...)
No Bengals trash talking with Steelers ... not yet, anyway No Bengals trash talking with Steelers ... not yet, anyway
- September 17, 2016

The Steelers had two official "pressures", one by L.J. Fort and the other by Stephon Tuitt. Green really provided fans with one of the more impressive performances on the year against what was anticipated to be one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL. (more...)
Position grades for the Steelers' win over Washington
- September 17, 2016

One thing is for sure: Williams is an ageless wonder who could be playing the best football of his life: like wine, he continues to get better over time. Wide receiver Markus Wheaton suffered a shoulder injury before the game and running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Martavis Bryant are now serving a suspension. (more...)
Aggressive Steelers hit all right notes in opening win
- September 17, 2016

Tomlin agreed with the assessment of Cam Heyward that the Steelers' pass rush was lacking, though falling short of saying they sucked, as the defensive end did. Instead, Norman got into a first-quarter scuffle on the Washington sidelines with teammate and fellow defensive back David Bruton Jr. The Steelers led 14-6 at halftime. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger throws for three touchdowns in Steelers' Monday night win
- September 16, 2016

What did carry weight was the Steelers' offensive line protecting Roethlisberger sufficiently, and coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley wisely permitting the 13th-year quarterback to play his unorthodox brand of football. (more...)
Roethlisberger paves way for Steelers
- September 16, 2016

He carried 26 times for 143 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and had six catches for 28 yards. Pittsburgh's second touchdown came on pinball-type play when a pass intended for Coates on a slant deflected in the end zone to Rogers for a 3-yard score. (more...)
Cousins, Washington Struggle Against Elite Pittsburgh in Season Opener
- September 16, 2016

DeAngelo Williams did nearly all the damage for the Steelers with 5.5 yards per carry on 26 attempts. However, four of those ten rushes were short runs for first downs to extend drives, something the Steelers struggled with past year, and two rushes were for at least eight yards to create second and short scenarios for the offense. (more...)
Ron Cook: More impressive than win was play of Steelers offensive line
- September 16, 2016

Williams would scamper 26 times in the game for a total of 143 yards; a 5.5 yards-per-rush average. Defensive Line: The defensive line couldn't get to Washington quarterback , Kirk Cousins , for any sacks. You might need a guy that can get the ball downfield consistently, you might need a guy that's gonna take some chances and not be afraid to make mistakes. (more...)
Wins for the Steelers and 49ers complete the NFL's opening weekend
- September 16, 2016

The Steelers were furious when Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict celebrated while Bell was on the ground writhing pain with torn ligaments past year in their Week 8 matchup. Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns to lead the Steelers to a 38-16 rout of the Washington Redskins on Monday night. Cousins completed 30 of 43 passes for 329 yards and two interceptions. (more...)
LSU Announces It's Wearing Throwback LSU Announces It's Wearing Throwback "Gridiron Gold" Uniforms Saturday
- September 16, 2016

Tittle in his uniform that inspired Saturday's look. According to Fox Sports , Tittle's visit to LSU a few years ago is what inspired the Tigers to create the throwbacks. The " Sailor Mike " logo was extremely popular among LSU fans in the 1940s and '50s, especially when the Tigers won their first football national championship in 1958. (more...)