Football


Steelers 24, Browns 9
- November 21, 2016

However, that's arguably not the most depressing statistic, and certainly not the most remarkable one to emerge from the game. Harsh weather and gusting winds made passing the ball risky, especially in the first half. Instead of sending out Chris Boswell to attempt a third field goal and add to the 6-0 lead, coach Mike Tomlin chose to go for the touchdown. Cornerback Joe Haden was flagged for pass interference on the next play. (more...)
Browns brutalized in 24-9 loss to Steelers
- November 21, 2016

The Steelers only had 13 total sacks coming into the game against the Cleveland Browns. Jackson said he thought the Steelers could have been called for delay of game on the play that resulted in holding. posted 48 yards in five catches while Crowell added 30 yards in three catches. Three teams in National Football League history previously lost their first 11 games before winning: the 2000 Chargers (who finished 1-15), the 1984 Bills (who finished 2-14) and the 1975 Chargers (who ... (more...)
Steelers use defense, run game to snap losing streak
- November 21, 2016

All the action came in the second half of the quarter. They were methodical, with scoring drives of 16, 16, 11 and 15 plays. "That's the mentality that coach has and the confidence he has in us", Roethlisberger said. Artie Burns got his second career interception and Javon Hargrave got his first career sack as well as a touchdown. The defense did what they should, sacking Cleveland passers 8 times in the game. (more...)
Bell runs for 146 yards, Steelers punish Browns 24-9 Bell runs for 146 yards, Steelers punish Browns 24-9
- November 21, 2016

The miscues were a microcosm of Cleveland's miserable season. Kessler has left three of the eight games he has started this season due to injuries. The conditions definitely favored the Steelers . When the Browns left for Baltimore in 1995, they departed as one of the most well respected and storied franchises in professional football. Le'Veon Bell rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown to spearhead the Steelers offense, which bogged down three of the four times it reached inside the ... (more...)
Cody Kessler suffers concussion in Browns' loss
- November 21, 2016

Meanwhile, "WE WANT BAMA" has become a popular war-cry among college football fans. They marched 82 yards in 15 plays, taking nine minutes and 18 seconds off the clock, but settled for Chris Boswell's 32-yard field goal and a 3-0 advantage with 2:28 left in the opening quarter. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns Betting Odds
- November 20, 2016

Despite their recent woes, the Steelers are still in the middle of the playoff hunt and have a great opportunity to get back to their winning ways this week against the win-less Browns . "Wow, well, you know a buddy of mine who was here, Bruce Gradkowski was over there", Roethlisberger said. He earned All-Big Ten Conference first-team honors in 2013. (more...)
Steelers activate LB Bud Dupree, put Heyward, Wheaton on IR
- November 20, 2016

Dak Prescot lead the Cowboys within field goal range before Ezekiel Elliott took matters into his own hands with a 32-yard touchdown run to give Dallas the 35-30 victory. This bodes well for Bell since he's been in dire need of a breakout game. Roethlisberger called the Browns' record and the defense's rankings deceiving, but he should be able to improve on his impressive stats this season. (more...)
Steelers look to cure defensive woes against Browns Steelers look to cure defensive woes against Browns
- November 20, 2016

The fact that the Steelers still play the Browns twice beginning with today's matchup might give them the inside track. The Tomlin-era Steelers have constantly been criticized for failing to win easy matchups. He was signed after spending last season with the Chargers . "We've just got to grow up". Dupree played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting five of them, and had 25 tackles and four sacks. (more...)
Cam Heyward out for season with torn pectoral
- November 19, 2016

Brown carried it into Cowboys territory for a 44-yard gain as time expired, but the play ended when he ran out of bounds. The Browns have gone through so many quarterbacks that it's hard to keep track of. This from a player who had 37 sacks in college. Both he and Stephon Tuitt play absurd amounts of snaps for defensive linemen. It doesn't, however, change the fact that he's had to go to his book of coach-speak and utter those words far too often of late. (more...)
Steelers defense adjusting to life without Cam Heyward
- November 19, 2016

It doesn't appear Roethlisberger looks off Scandrick toward Rodgers, but Scandrick floats that way because the flats are also his responsibility in this Cover 2 look. And he leads the Steelers with three sacks. Time had expired and the game would have been over whether he got tackled by Byron Jones in bounds or ducked out on the sideline. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger a reminder to Browns of what could have been Ben Roethlisberger a reminder to Browns of what could have been
- November 19, 2016

The game will be played at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland , OH. He was 16-18 overall in his tenure. We talked about Ben Roethlisberger's dominance over the Browns , the unsafe offensive weapons the Steelers bring to town and the struggling Steelers defense. (more...)
Steelers closing ranks as losing streak hits 4
- November 19, 2016

Eight and a half-point favorites to be exact, according to Odds Shark . Replacing Cam Heyward the football player may be the easy part for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rothlisberger couldn't contain his disappointment after the 35-30 reversal against Dallas. And so when we're talking about lack of detail or discipline, it's not rampant. (more...)
Slumping Steelers lose Cam Heyward for season due to injury
- November 19, 2016

Dupree was the Steelers' first-round draft pick past year from Kentucky and had four sacks as a rookie. McCown turned the ball over three times. Roethlisberger has 191 yards in the fourth quarter, which included a 15-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown that looked like the game-winner for the Steelers . (more...)
Steelers lose Heyward for season
- November 19, 2016

Sure, there's something to be said for the next-man-up philosophy, but when players such as B.J. Finney, Jordan Dangerfield, Xavier Grimble, Chris Hubbard, Landry Jones, Cobi Hamilton and Ricardo Mathews have been pressed into starting duties or key roles, the team can't exactly be expected to be among the AFC's elite. (more...)
Steelers hoping to break out of road funk
- November 19, 2016

The Steelers dropped five straight in 2009 and four straight in 2013. Overall, though, the gap between his effectiveness at home and on the road is widening. He has 51 receptions for 627 yards and four touchdowns. "When you do that you're not going to have a lot of success in this league", he said "I take this one on the chin personally because I feel like our offense did enough". (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger starting Sunday against Ravens
- November 16, 2016

We are getting to the point of the season where for some teams, all the games matter as if they are on the outside looking in and still have a shot to make it, now is generally the time when those runs will get started. Landry Jones will be the back-up quarterback. "The best thing I can do without threatening him and saying that I will assault him when I see him", Smith said after the contest a year ago, "is I will say I look forward to playing him again". (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger active, will start vs. Ravens
- November 16, 2016

Last season, Smith indicated that Mitchell would be on his "hit list" in 2016 due to the way he acted when he was hit in the back by Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons during a game last season between the two teams. "The best thing I can do without threatening him and saying that I will assault him when I see him", Smith said after the contest a year ago, "is I will say I look forward to playing him again". (more...)
No QB controversy: Romo will back up Prescott
- November 15, 2016

No conversation about this game is possible without mentioning the game turned in by Ezekiel Elliott . That's an average of two a game . Especially since they have two games in five days next week, in Cleveland on Sunday and then at Indianapolis on Thanksgiving. (more...)
Steelers' defense girding for test against Ezekiel Elliott Steelers' defense girding for test against Ezekiel Elliott
- November 15, 2016

He will need to have an outstanding game with Cowboys secondary standouts Barry Church and Morris Claiborne inactive. The Monday Night Football matchup features the Cincinnati Bengals at the New York Giants on ESPN at 8:30. That might be the game of the year thus far. Prescott has shown the Cowboys that he is careful with the football and can lead their offense. This was a game many thought they would lose, yet Dallas has now gone 5-0 on the road and appears to be the top team in the ... (more...)
Former Oregon Football Player Cliff Harris Is Not Doing So Well Former Oregon Football Player Cliff Harris Is Not Doing So Well
- November 15, 2016

His drug use and erratic behavior essentially eliminated his chances with the Oregon Ducks and the NFL. Harris' arrest comes one year after the former All-American was sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation after pleading no contest to a felony arson charge. (more...)