Football


Blount, Patriots pull away from Steelers 27-16
- October 24, 2016

Pittsburgh's defense, which was bulldozed in a mystifying loss in Miami last week, held Brady and company in check for stretches. He's thrown for more career interceptions (four) than touchdowns (three) while completing just 57 percent of his passes. (more...)
Malcolm Butler Looking To Limit Antonio Brown
- October 24, 2016

It's all a trickle down from Big Ben's injury and I'm deeming it the Ben Roethlisberger Effect and it can go either way....we'll soon see exactly what that all means. Sitting alone atop the AFC standings, the Patriots can put some distance between themselves and the Steelers who will be one of the teams to watch in the AFC once the postseason begins. (more...)
Steelers' DeAngelo Williams trolls Patriots before Sunday's kickoff
- October 24, 2016

Even with all the injuries, the Steelers are still probably the stiffest competition New England has faced since Brady returned to the lineup and both offensive and defensive schemes are hard to plan against. He's nonetheless still without a touchdown-an anomalous fact given how much work he gets. They were without leading pass rusher Cam Heyward in that game and they will be again on Sunday. (more...)
Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger out indefinitely after knee surgery
- October 24, 2016

Tomlin would not speculate on Roethlisberger's status beyond this week, however. The Steelers are 4-2 on the season after falling to Miami on Sunday. Landry Jones filled in while Roethlisberger was injured and attempted one pass, which was incomplete. Tomlin said the Steelers will form their game plan around the progression Jones shows this week. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger: Tomlin confirms Ben (knee) out for Week 7
- October 24, 2016

The statement is about as general as it can get. The Steelers still don't have a timetable for Roethlisberger's return. Depending on Roethlisberger's condition, Jones could be the Steelers' starting quarterback for the rest of the 2016 National Football League season. (more...)
Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger undergoes surgery for torn meniscus
- October 24, 2016

The statement is about as general as it can get. While he did return to close out the game, it became apparent shortly thereafter that Roethlisberger would require surgery. However, coach Mike Tomlin doesn't hinted we may not have seen the last of Big Ben in 2016. Late in the second quarter, Ben Roethlisberger injured his knee scrambling to get away from defenders. (more...)
Steelers counting on defense to come up big against Patriots Steelers counting on defense to come up big against Patriots
- October 23, 2016

The Steelers lead the series with fifteen wins and thirteen loses. Bills RB McCoy a game-time decision: A person with direct knowledge of LeSean McCoy's hamstring injury tells The Associated Press the Bills running back will be considered "a game-time decision" on Sunday, when Buffalo plays at Miami. (more...)
NFL Steelers Roethlisberger knee surgery 'successful'
- October 23, 2016

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday morning that doctors expected the procedure to be a "cleanup", and not a full fix of the meniscus. He can be categorized as out this week. The Pittsburgh Steelers injury woes continue, and Ben Roethlisberger's torn meniscus seems to be the cherry on top for the black and gold. "I don't know how it happened", Roethlisberger said. (more...)
What's going on with Antonio Brown? What's going on with Antonio Brown?
- October 23, 2016

New England is in first place in the AFC East, and Pittsburgh is at the top of the standings in the AFC North. Your turn Landry Jones , who jokingly told his teammates "don't panic" after Roethlisberger underwent outpatient surgery to fix the knee on Monday . (more...)
Brown says chemistry with Landry Jones will be better Brown says chemistry with Landry Jones will be better
- October 23, 2016

And Brady threw more passes in the fourth quarter of that game than the Patriots had rushing attempts. The only times the Steelers have beaten Brady there's been one constant: pressure. Pittsburgh will turn to backup quarterback Landry Jones in his stead. "He can do it all", Belichick said. "I don't suspect he's going to be lacking of confidence". (more...)
No Ben? Still no break for Pats
- October 23, 2016

Player safety has been a hot topic this week in the wake of the National Football League fining, but not suspending, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict after he stomped on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and went in low to the knees of tight end Martellus Bennett on an incomplete pass that was well over his head. (more...)
Steelers file official report with National Football League about Ndamukong Suh Steelers file official report with National Football League about Ndamukong Suh
- October 23, 2016

The Steelers will need all the help they can muster to cover Tom Brady's weapons. Since Heinz Field opened in 2001, the Patriots (104-20, .839) are the only team in the National Football League with a better home record than the Steelers (90-32-1, .736). (more...)
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction, preview, pick to win New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction, preview, pick to win
- October 23, 2016

In all seriousness, it's not only Brown's play that will be vital this week as Jones makes his third-career start under center against a 5-1 Patriots team at Heinz Field. He has played the Steelers eight times in the regular season, 10 including the two meetings in the AFC championship games after the 2001 and 2004 seasons. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers' problems go beyond Ben Roethlisberger's injury
- October 23, 2016

But now the Steelers must navigate the next month without Big Ben , who was having a Pro Bowl season before his surgery to fix a torn meniscus. Doing so, would allow Landry Jones to exploit mismatches on the opposite end of the field, likely with receivers who he is actually more familiar with because Brown doesn't practice with the second-team. (more...)
Fine seems likely for Ndamukong Suh after kicking Ben Roethlisberger (with videos) Fine seems likely for Ndamukong Suh after kicking Ben Roethlisberger (with videos)
- October 23, 2016

In the meantime, Landry Jones will get the start versus the Patriots in Foxborough. Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger , who has thrown an National Football League high 16 TD passes, is sidelined with a torn meniscus in his left knee and backup Landry Jones will be running the offense. (more...)
Steelers claim Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh kicked Ben Roethlisberger Steelers claim Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh kicked Ben Roethlisberger
- October 23, 2016

One awkward step by Roethlisberger against the Miami Dolphins in a confounding 30-15 loss ended that prospect, a step that left cartilage in Roethlisberger's left knee torn and Brady kind of bummed. Injuries are just the gift that keeps on giving with this 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers roster. Facing the Steelers in Heinz Field is daunting for most anyone when Big Ben is on the field. (more...)
Steelers Confident Ben Roethlisberger Didn't Suffer Long-Term Injury
- October 23, 2016

With no definitive timetable for his return, Pittsburgh will turn to backup Landry Jones to temporarily fill the void under center. In other words, this prevents the media from hounding the head coach at his weekly press conference Tuesday about when Roethlisberger might be back on the football field. (more...)
Blount to face Pittsburgh, Bell for 1st time since ugly exit
- October 23, 2016

On top of this simple task, the Dolphins zone blocking scheme is something the Steelers have struggled with in the past, and it bit them bad in Week 7 again. It's possible that he could play until he's 40 - Tom Brady certainly will. Call me insane, but I haven't seen too many plays where a player has to throw his leg out at an opposing quarterback in an attempt to bring them down. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger out vs. Patriots; Landry Jones to start for Steelers
- October 23, 2016

While coach Mike Tomlin is confident Roethlisberger will make a full recovery, the timetable for Roethlisbergers return is uncertain. The statement is about as general as it can get. He also threw four interceptions and lost one fumble. Jones, though, has much more experience in offensive coordinator Todd Haley's system as he is in his fourth season with the Steelers after being drafted in the fourth round in 2013 from Oklahoma. (more...)
Steelers say Ndamukong Suh kicked Ben Roethlisberger's leg, and they are outraged Steelers say Ndamukong Suh kicked Ben Roethlisberger's leg, and they are outraged
- October 22, 2016

However, is there any NFL expert who is thinking the Steelers and Landry Jones can pull off the improbable and shock the football world with an upset of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick? Pittsburgh has been regarded as the Patriots top competition all season , but they will be without QB Ben Roethlisberger due to injury. (more...)