Football


Odell Beckham: Terry McAulay shouldn't officiate Giants games anymore
- December 07, 2016

On 2nd and 5, the Steelers' cornerback Ross Cockrell got called for a pass interference putting the ball at the Steelers 41. "I don't really think we should have this crew anymore with the past history and everything that's gone on", Beckham said in remarks reported by a variety of media sources. (more...)
Rookie Big Ben leads Steelers past Giants in 2004
- December 07, 2016

In all, Ferguson, who went undrafted out of IL, has 20 receptions for 136 yards on the year, with eight rushes for eight yards on the ground. That would include quarterback Eli Manning and receivers Odell Beckham Jr ., Victor Cruz and rookie Sterling Shephard, perhaps the best quarterback and receiver trio in the NFL. (more...)
Odell Beckham Jr. Is Complaining About The Refs Again
- December 07, 2016

Yet, for the third consecutive week, the defense has been the difference, and the group seems to be gaining momentum for the stretch run. LT Ereck Flowers has struggled, against speed pass rushers in particular. In that game, Beckham was flagged three times in one quarter for unsportsmanlike conduct after getting into it with Josh Norman. Brown didn't have a ton of receiving yards (54 yards), but he did have a touchdown catch. (more...)
Scores trifecta against Indianapolis
- December 07, 2016

Tolzien was 22-of-36 for 205 yards on Thursday. "I haven't seen him ever dragging around after a big game, which is what he had". Third downs killed us. Javon Hargrave stuffed Robert Turbin for a 5-yard loss after a swing pass. And Brown? In those three games he has 23 catches, 342 yards and seven TDs. (more...)
With 4 games to go, Giants offense needs to wake up
- December 07, 2016

And why would they be? "They played a good game". That's nearly 55 yards fewer than previous year. His average of 146.4 yards from scrimmage per game (running plus receiving) leads the National Football League this season. Cruz's frustration could stem from that and also from playing what many would consider out of position. Still, he couldn't help but wonder if there was something more personal at play from the officials. (more...)
Green emerging as big-play threat for Steelers
- December 06, 2016

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was forced to scramble right outside of the pocket and heaved a deep pass across the field intended for Sterling Shepard . Bell rushed for 118 yards. "You can't sit there and rely on the refs, obviously", Beckham said . Instead, the Giants took Philip Rivers, then shipped Rivers to San Diego as part of a megadeal that sent Manning - the top overall pick - to NY. (more...)
Steelers defense playing important role in turnaround
- December 06, 2016

There was Ben Roethlisberger , rolling outside the Giant defenders trying in vain to contain him, escaping to some open real estate to his right and unloading a second-quarter pass toward the end zone, one that would travel 22 yards in the air before getting plucked out of the sky by the great Antonio Brown .The game was far from over. (more...)
Giants' Victor Cruz to speak with Ben McAdoo regarding lack of targets
- December 06, 2016

McAdoo says there are plays involving Odell Beckham on Sunday that they want "clarification" on from the league. So let's dive into it all. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are riding a 4-game win streak ever since a 3-5 start. He mounted an impressive recovery and was able to start the season with the Giants. They went for it on fourth down. In the first half, he would go 17 for 24 with 204 yards and throw for a touchdown. (more...)
Peyton Manning downplays Steelers advice to brother Eli
- December 06, 2016

But as far as any predictions go for the Giants' chances this Sunday and the rest of the season, Peyton was a little bit more tight-lipped on his feelings. The answer, as you all know, was no, and the Colts never found the end zone again on Thursday night despite a couple other red zone trips. Shepard, out of Oklahoma, has primarily lined up in the slot for the Giants this season. (more...)
New York Giants Fall To Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-14
- December 06, 2016

At that point, Bell had 39 rushing yards on 14 carries, a 2.8 yard average. Even if Beckham was just smiling at Brown's dance moves - rather than the receiver's incredible reception - it's still an odd look from a player after his team surrendered a crucial touchdown. (more...)
Giants-Steelers: Eli, Big Ben set to renew rivalry Sunday Giants-Steelers: Eli, Big Ben set to renew rivalry Sunday
- December 06, 2016

DeAngelo William's health is "perking up", Mike Tomlin said, as the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to host the New York Giants in Week 13. Yet there was Burns, the 25th overall pick last spring, picking up his second career interception against the Browns on November 20. (more...)
Beckham baffled by exchange as Giants lose to Steelers 24-14
- December 06, 2016

It sure sounds like some post hoc, ergo propter hoc going on here, but after Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Steelers, Cruz is feeling a little confused as to why he wasn't targeted, to say the least. Bell produced 118 yards on the ground off 29 carries. "Ballin'" he said of Beckham. The Giants started the second quarter hot with a 10 yard pass to Shepard. (more...)
Giants at Steelers Recap, Highlights, Final Score, More
- December 06, 2016

The Steelers never trailed. Green gave the Steelers offense some early momentum when, after a safety against the Giants for holding in the end zone, he caught a floater of a Roethlisberger pass on third-and-7 for a 37-yard gain to the Giants' 24 in the first quarter. (more...)
Steelers end Giants' winning streak at 6 in 24-14 victory
- December 06, 2016

Avoiding the kind of miscues that popped up against the Steelers (7-5) would help. The Giants defence stepped up with difference-making plays on back-to-back snaps to end the third quarter - Vernon with a 10-yard sack of Roethlisberger, then Eli Apple wrestling the ball from Eli Rogers for a timely interception at the New York 48. (more...)
Giants' Ben McAdoo on Offensive Troubles: 'It's Just Consistency'
- December 05, 2016

Both of Manning's interceptions came near the Pittsburgh goal line and the Giants missed on all three of their fourth-down attempts. Beckham was visibly frustrated, particularly with plays by Steelers safety Mike Mitchell , like the one below. (more...)
Peyton Manning Has a Message For The New York Giants
- December 05, 2016

Four seasons with neither team being in the Super Bowl is an eternity. It has worked out, for the Giants and the Steelers , for 13 years and counting now. Peyton Manning also addressed the team after observing their practice. And we thought the Giants were one of the big ones. Despite a 6-5 record, the Steelers are still an elite team. (more...)
Roethlisberger, Brown connect for 3 TDs in Steelers win over Colts Roethlisberger, Brown connect for 3 TDs in Steelers win over Colts
- December 05, 2016

It's been happening all year, but on Thursday the Colts desperately needed others to step up since Luck was out. This was Davis's first game as a starter, but it was apparent from the outset that Davis complements safety Mike Mitchell well. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are looking for another December playoff push Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are looking for another December playoff push
- December 05, 2016

The pieces are all there. He and Le'Veon Bell broke into a choreographed dance, and drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty to be assessed on the kickoff. It's just more, "Good throw on this". Everyone knows I'm a hitter, but when I can get a play on the ball I will. "Whenever you have other guys drafted in same class, especially (another) quarterback, you always follow each other's career", Manning said. (more...)
Tolzien gives Colts solid showing in 28-7 loss to Steelers Tolzien gives Colts solid showing in 28-7 loss to Steelers
- December 05, 2016

The past two games have showed Pittsburgh doesn't have to rely on a high-flying, pass-happy offense to win. The Steelers defense might not have played the Colts at full strength, but they had an impressive outing for the second week in a row. (more...)
Colts get fast start and hold off charging Titans 24-17 Colts get fast start and hold off charging Titans 24-17
- December 05, 2016

They've fallen behind the Texans (17-3), Chargers (16-0) and Colts (17-6 and 21-0) in games this season, and in every one they've had a chance to win down the stretch. "But we knew it would take all 60 minutes". However, we hit a lull offensively, and there wasn't a whole lot of energy after the start. "It was either make the play or don't make the play". (more...)