Football


Bengals vs. Steelers: What did we learn from Pittsburgh's big home win?
- October 02, 2016

That included first-and-goal at the one yard line when Jeremy Hill was tackled for a two yard loss. It would help if he were aided by a credible running game. Additionally, there seemed to be some major miscommunication between Jones and Shawn Williams on the DeAngelo Williams fourth quarter touchdown catch. (more...)
Antonio Brown will wear Arnold Palmer cleats Antonio Brown will wear Arnold Palmer cleats
- October 02, 2016

Last week, he played half the game in a pair of blue cleats featuring the faces of his children, and he's got more cool cleats coming in the future. Brown said he wants to have "some motivation" and inspiration each week of the season and chose Palmer after spending time at Palmer's house in Latrobe, Pennsylvania before this summer's training camp. (more...)
Eagles defenders reflect on what went into limiting Steelers to 3 points Eagles defenders reflect on what went into limiting Steelers to 3 points
- October 01, 2016

Pederson is turning things around, bringing them back on track. "You think you've arrived". It's my job not to let that creep in. I got my (butt) kicked. But for us, nothing is different. With such an early bye, there will be 13 straight weeks of football. "It's Peyton Manning-ish", Pederson said. "We view every week as a measuring stick", Wentz said. (more...)
Tyler Boyd: Tyler Boyd loses fumble late in Week 2 loss
- October 01, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Xavier Grimble (85) dives into the end zone for a touchdown after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals i. The tight end's knee landed right by the back line, and the officials ruled it was an incomplete pass. Why not throw the challenge flag, Coach? Boyd caught the ball at the Pittsburgh 33 but was hit by linebacker James Harrison , forcing the ball loose. (more...)
Rookie Wentz keeps Eagles rolling Rookie Wentz keeps Eagles rolling
- October 01, 2016

The Raiders were the other, but David Carr tossed a pick. The speedy veteran running back turned it into a 73-yard, catch-and-run touchdown that will make all the highlight shows. Safety Rodney McLeod has two interceptions. Fletcher Cox had two of the Eagles sacks, including a sack/fumble that was recovered by Brandon Graham who had a sack as well . (more...)
Carson Wentz and Jordan Matthews explain their TD celebration Carson Wentz and Jordan Matthews explain their TD celebration
- October 01, 2016

Much like after their first win of the season, I'll talk about how one game doesn't make a season. It helps to have defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, whose unit limited Ben Roethlisberger to 24-for-44 passing for 257 yards with one interception and sacked him four times. (more...)
Roethlisberger's 3 TDs lead Steelers over Bengals
- October 01, 2016

During pregame week before last Sunday's AFC divisional matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals both squads were nearly as quiet as a kid in the corner serving a "timeout". Green is that type of player. He's also made an impact in the passing game. A flag there would have given the Steelers a game-clinching first down. (more...)
Jamaal Charles will be active on SUnday night Jamaal Charles will be active on SUnday night
- October 01, 2016

Princeton High School grad Spencer Ware has 387 yards from scrimmage for the Chiefs , ranking second in the NFL. Ware has earned -0.29 Rushing NEP per play on 41 carries. The game will now feature two of the best backs in the National Football League taking snaps for the first time, going head to head. Eli Rogers left the game early and Ben went to his go-to receiver all day while struggling. (more...)
Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson celebrate Eagles win over Steelers Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson celebrate Eagles win over Steelers
- October 01, 2016

Pederson also knows how important it is to have a problem-solving quarterback , as opposed to a quarterback who causes problems. The momentum remained in the Eagles' favor for most of the game, but especially after a touchdown on the opening drive of the third quarter. (more...)
Bell's return gives Steelers chance to mix it up Bell's return gives Steelers chance to mix it up
- October 01, 2016

In the receiving end, Travis Kelce posted 89 yards and one touchdown in six receptions while Chris Conley added 44 yards and three receptions. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz executed the Eagles' short-passing game plan to near perfection, completing 23 of 31 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. (more...)
Wentz, Eagles rout Steelers
- September 30, 2016

It's Peyton Manning-ish. You hate to label him, but that's how Peyton prepared. In a game that was as one sided as it was, it's sometimes hard to remember that the Steelers still have had a great start to the season. This entire game falls under the heading "The Ugly" as there was so little to enjoy, yet I couldn't turn away from this train wreck. Hats off to their offense because they did a good job, but I really felt like it was our lack of execution more than anything else. (more...)
Chiefs have been shaky against run heading into Pittsburgh Chiefs have been shaky against run heading into Pittsburgh
- September 30, 2016

CHIEFS have league-high 8 INTs through 3 weeks, half of them coming from second-year stud CB Marcus Peters , who has a pair of picks in each of the last 2 games. "He's a calculated risk-taker, the type of calculated risk-taker that's required to be great at that position", Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. (more...)
NFL Week 3: Young QBs star, Pryor makes history, Elliott shows off
- September 30, 2016

On the other hand, it's only three games and the Eagles are just one game ahead of the New York Giants (2-1) and Dallas Cowboys (2-1) and have yet to play a divisional game. Sammie Coates was behind him with three receptions for 50 yards. Wide receiver Jordan Matthews said he ordinarily wouldn't like the bye week so early, but he's happy this year because they're expected to get tight end Zach Ertz back after the break. (more...)
Blandino: No definitive view of Tyler Boyd down before fumble
- September 30, 2016

The win wasn't pretty for the offense but it was lovely watching Williams' performance. "Look at what we were able to do during the course of the game". But they won't face an elite one until Tom Brady in Week 7. Newton's first pass was tipped and intercepted by Antoine Bethea, leading to a 49ers field goal. (more...)
Best Memes of Carson Wentz & the Philadelphia Eagles Crushing the Pittsburgh Steelers Best Memes of Carson Wentz & the Philadelphia Eagles Crushing the Pittsburgh Steelers
- September 29, 2016

DeAngelo Williams went from wildly productive and workmanlike efficient in the first two games to non-factor against the Eagles. "We know that there are going to be times in games when we are going to have to make adjustments", Jenkins said. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia Eagles: "Wait till they play someone real". Anymore doubt?
- September 29, 2016

If you weren't already on "The Wentz Wagon", now is your chance to hop on, or at least get the heck out of the way. I know it's a heady time in Philadelphia , what with watching Carson Wentz lead the Eagles to a 3-0 record. Missed tackles were the primary issue, but a struggle against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 would indicate the problems run deeper than that. Defense: What a difference a year makes. (more...)
Wentz, strong defence have Eagles off to 3-0 start Wentz, strong defence have Eagles off to 3-0 start
- September 29, 2016

It was week two of that season, with Chuck Noll the head coach and Bubby Brister the quarterback , that the Steelers lost to the Bengals by 31 points. I don't know if they are 34-3 over the Steelers good, but none of this is a mirage. We were highly penalized. "I am just happy to get this win and I am happy in the style we did it". (more...)
Surprising Eagles dominating both sides of the ball
- September 29, 2016

They were held to 29 rushing yards, which allowed the Eagles to dictate on the many second- and third-and-long situations. Defensive end Brandon Graham has one sack in each of the first three games and is tied for the team lead with Fletcher Cox, who got to Ben Roethlisberger twice on Sunday. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles Become Contenders with Win Over Pittsburgh Steelers Philadelphia Eagles Become Contenders with Win Over Pittsburgh Steelers
- September 29, 2016

I always want to get it to the guys that can make plays. Opposing defences know to focus on it. While Browns fans might wonder what might have been every time Wentz takes the field, he did the Bengals a favor Sunday by overshadowing fellow first-year starter Trevor Siemian, who embarrassed the Cincinnati secondary with four touchdown passes in a 29-17 win at Paul Brown Stadium. (more...)
ICYMI in NFL's Week 3: Rookies Wentz, Prescott Stay INT
- September 28, 2016

The two of them have developed an interesting touchdown celebration. He hit Jordan Matthews for a 12-yard TD strike in the second quarter and Darren Sproles for a dazzling 73-yard catch-and-run in the third."Everyone is starting to play inspired football", said Wentz, who finished with 301 yards. (more...)