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Pittsburgh Steelers' defense shows promise in first two games
- September 24, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams was addressing the media after the team's 24-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals when his phone went off. Officials ruled Boyd had fumbled, but the play was then reviewed. When it came to determining whether Boyd's knee was down before the ball comes out, Blandino says that, from multiple angles, it is "not definitive" that the knee is down. (more...)
Washington Redskins: Week 1 Game Recap vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- September 24, 2016

Offensive Line: Roethlisberger was only sacked once against the Washington defense, and Williams ran for two touchdowns with major help from the offensive line. That may be true but the Redskins supposedly have one of the best group of pass catchers in the game. RB DeAngelo Williams touched the ball eight times on the 13 snaps that followed, and at the end of what became a 73-yard march in 7:13 it wasn't a one-score game any more. (more...)
After slow start, offense clicks and carries Steelers past Redskins in opener
- September 24, 2016

The Steelers' most important number from Monday might be 143: DeAngelo Williams' rushing yards total after a 26-carry, two-touchdown night. This time, Roethlisberger found receiver Eli Rogers, playing in his first professional game, on a crossing route for a 19-yard catch-and-run. (more...)
Steelers' offense rolls over hapless Redskins Steelers' offense rolls over hapless Redskins
- September 24, 2016

Norman won't question the game plan, but others will. Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries while filling in for the suspended Le'Veon Bell. "So, I think we all have to feel that way". But Monday is the sort of measuring-stick game the Redskins needed to have. Monday night offered the home team a chance to make a statement. (more...)
Eagles' Pederson: Game against Steelers 'a benchmark game'
- September 24, 2016

They have a good offense and they're really good on defense and special teams. The running game has been one of the few subpar areas during a terrific start. They've allowed just four rushing first downs, and they're eighth at 3.4 yards per carry allowed. But you are just starting out, and you want to make sure he gets the message [about avoiding contact]. (more...)
NFL Week 3 Picks: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles 9/25/16 NFL Week 3 Picks: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles 9/25/16
- September 24, 2016

Ben Roethlisberger completed just over half of his 37 attempts, connecting on 19 passes for 259 yards and 3 touchdowns however 2 scores were negated on his stat line by way of 2 interceptions from Dre Kirkpatrick and Adam Jones. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said it's not about the size of the quarterback, but his mentality. That causes a strain on the defensive backs, who have to stick with their man longer. (more...)
Steelers 24, Bengals 16
- September 23, 2016

Brissett was 6 of 9 for 92 yards. On the ground, DeAngelo Williams rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns in 26 attempts. Miami rallied in the second half but couldn't catch up. With the Bengals having the opportunity to tie or even potentially win right down to the final minutes. It was just 2.9 yards per carry, but the stats belie the production. (more...)
Carson Wentz's girlfriend once caught him watching game film during a date
- September 23, 2016

However, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich admitted prior to Thursday's practice at the NovaCare Complex that Wentz needs to heed a pretty strong message from the coaching staff first, but that designed run plays for the 6-foot-5, 240-pound quarterback could be coming soon. (more...)
Why Antonio Brown came out of the backfield vs. Washington Redskins
- September 23, 2016

On defense, the Redskins could not come up with an answer for Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams , as he scampered for 143 yards. Against Washington, they allowed some big gains from Washington's receivers, especially late in the third quarter. (more...)
Jay Gruden defends putting Bashaud Breeland on Antonio Brown
- September 23, 2016

But they weren't supposed to be a doctoral dissertation. Honest self-evaluation is the first step to improvement. Stupid sexy Antonio got dinged $11,000 for his end-zone celebration previous year. "He threw for over 4,000 yards and over 25 touchdowns". What the Redskins just saw was the New Normal. The Washington Redskins are figuring out what the Carolina Panthers already knew. (more...)
DeAngelo Williams: I'm just an insurance policy for Bell
- September 22, 2016

One example resides in the high-flying Pittsburgh passing offense being held in check. Andy Dalton completed 23 of 30 passes for 366 yards and one touchdown against one interception. He was replaced by rookie Jacoby Brissett, who led New England to a touchdown on its first possession of the second half. The next play was a handoff to running back DeAngelo Williams before Roethlisberger threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Grimble as Pittsburgh took a 7-0 lead. (more...)
Bengals say refs blew Boyd call
- September 22, 2016

If there's one thing that's in shorter supply than rushing yards for the Cincinnati Bengals after the first two games of the season, it's concern. While Cincinnati's Andy Dalton threw for 366 yards and a touchdown without an interception in Pittsburgh's 24-16 victory on Sunday, the overwhelming majority of Dalton's 31 completions were dump offs to running backs and tight ends. (more...)
Roethlisberger, Brown help Steelers beat Redskins
- September 22, 2016

After a 38-16 loss, Washington has to make some changes. Washington led 6-0 late in the first quarter when linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacked and stripped Roethlisberger deep in Pittsburgh territory. On social media, there was an outpouring of support for the two teams. On their first three scoring drives, the Redskins had to settle for field goals. (more...)
Big Ben throws, Antonio Brown twerks and Steelers roll
- September 22, 2016

The one and only TD for the Redskins was made with a attractive connection from Cousins to Chris Thompson . The Steelers went 2-for-2 on fourth down conversions on the night. "We need to get some things corrected, settle down a little bit", said coach Jay Gruden, whose offense looked disorganized compared to the Steelers with four false-start penalties. (more...)
Roethlisberger's sharp second half seals win over Bengals Roethlisberger's sharp second half seals win over Bengals
- September 21, 2016

Fresh off a career-high 32 carries, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back launched into an impassioned explanation of why he's not old. Tight ends Jesse James and Xavier Grimble both pulled in red zone touchdowns. Boyd said his knee touched the ground before Steelers linebacker James Harrison knocked the ball loose. And A.J. Green, who had lit up Darrelle Revis the week before, was held to just two catches for 38 yards. (more...)
Bengals playing catch-up with big problems to fix
- September 21, 2016

It was the Patriots' eighth straight home victory over Miami (0-2). Martellus Bennett also had five catches 114 and a touchdown. The bottom line: In the kind of sloppy slugfest we've come to expect in this series, neither Ben Roethlisberger nor Andy Dalton were at their best, but Roethlisberger was a few key throws better, and on a day when the Steelers young front seven defenders made nearly no splash plays, it was Old No. (more...)
Redskins fall in season opener to the Steelers 38-16
- September 21, 2016

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries while filling in for the suspended Le'Veon Bell. The Redskins failure to convert during the first half is what really kept them from winning. The next time he got the ball, Big Ben took the Steelers 67 yards on 14 plays to make it 14-6. "I know we were missing some pieces tonight, but we had 7 ( Roethlisberger )". (more...)
It's a new season, but the same old problems plague Redskins It's a new season, but the same old problems plague Redskins
- September 20, 2016

The Redskins failure to convert during the first half is what really kept them from winning. The first 3 quarters of the game easily went to the Steelers with nearly no push back from the Redskins . That wasn't the only time Roethlisberger made something happen when nothing was there. Despite a miserable snap, Roethlisberger picked it up and basically blindly threw the ball to Coates. (more...)
Steelers' goal line stand vs. Bengals in Sunday's victory Steelers' goal line stand vs. Bengals in Sunday's victory
- September 20, 2016

Everybody knows the professional hatred we have for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Bengals have with us. Enjoy with the livescore, preview, recaps and highlights . Opinion - Detroit Free Press - 14 hours ago Five matchups that will define NFL Week 2: Can Bengals bottle up. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds, Analysis. (more...)
COULD JIMMY GAROPPOLO REPLACE RG3 WITH CLEVELAND? COULD JIMMY GAROPPOLO REPLACE RG3 WITH CLEVELAND?
- September 19, 2016

And you do not need to understand NFL odds to know that Jimmy is quickly becoming a household name amongst football fans. Jimmy’s first week starting for the New England Patriots was probably as exhilarating for him as it was for those people watching him play. (more...)