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Roger Goodell will not attend AFC Championship in Foxborough Roger Goodell will not attend AFC Championship in Foxborough
- January 17, 2017

Right now Bell just can't be stopped, and while so many are marveling at his unique style that has him taking the ball from Big Ben and then coming to complete stops after a step or two waiting for a hole to open, I'm not sure his patience is his greatest asset. (more...)
Open Thread: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Open Thread: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs
- January 17, 2017

Bell finished the night with 30 carries for 170 yards. The Chiefs are 1-8 in the playoffs since that season with the one win coming a year ago on the shoulders of quarterback Alex Smith and the hard-nosed Kansas City defense when they beat the Houston Texans 30-0 in the opening round of the postseason. (more...)
NFL's final four get offensive to win playoff games NFL's final four get offensive to win playoff games
- January 17, 2017

The first nine weeks saw national games drop 14 percent over the same period in 2015, a staggering figure that sent some into a panic . For perspective, the record-shattering Game 7 of this year's World Series, which ended up drawing 40 million viewers, had an overnight household rating of 25.2. (more...)
Steelers Coach Calls Patriots 'A-holes' in Postgame Locker Room Speech Steelers Coach Calls Patriots 'A-holes' in Postgame Locker Room Speech
- January 17, 2017

Like most National Football League coaches might do, Tomlin was attempting to fire up his team following a tough win and a favored opponent up next. The Patriots watched our game. So much for Antonio Brown and following Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin's orders and keeping a low profile. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also downplayed the significance of the video on Monday, describing it as something that would not happen in Belichick's locker room. (more...)
Steelers boot Chiefs out of playoffs Steelers boot Chiefs out of playoffs
- January 17, 2017

It will be the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to Gillette Stadium next weekend, battling for a spot in Super Bowl LI. The Steelers also had to adapt travel plans because of Superstorm Sandy in 2012 for their game against the New York Giants. (more...)
Cowboys deliver big ratings again: Game vs Cowboys deliver big ratings again: Game vs
- January 17, 2017

The NFL is also celebrating the game's overnight TV ratings, which revealed the matchup attracted the most viewers of any divisional playoff game in history. And Sunday night's divisional game between the Steelers and Chiefs also struck ratings gold , drawing an average of 37.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched primetime game ever for an National Football League wild card or divisional-round playoff game. (more...)
Packers-Cowboys draws highest divisional round rating in 20 years Packers-Cowboys draws highest divisional round rating in 20 years
- January 16, 2017

Of course, those games that it beat out where even bigger than a divisional playoff game; a Game 7 in the National Basketball Association or Major League Baseball is like the Super Bowl . The Falcons , the NFC's No. 2 seed, had little trouble covering their number (-6.5) against the Seahawks . The point spread for this game has been interesting to track. (more...)
Antonio Brown 'about to cash in,' could become highest-paid WR
- January 16, 2017

So now Tomlin has to deal with both what he said and what Brown did. "We just spotted these assholes a day and a half". The Steelers moved the ball for much of the game, but settled for six Chris Boswell field goals because they couldn't get the ball into the end zone. (more...)
Post-Steelers at Kansas City thoughts
- January 16, 2017

Pittsburgh put up 22 points in the first quarter in the first meeting between the two teams in September, a 43-14 Steelers win. "With the game on the line , for me to let the team down, it's going to be a hard one to let go". Eli Rogers had only five catches, but three were on third downs, another for a first down and another came on the final, clock-killing drive. The team traveling is already out of their routines so a change in game time won't change their routine up that much. (more...)
National Football League playoffs: Patriots QB Tom Brady will set another record today National Football League playoffs: Patriots QB Tom Brady will set another record today
- January 16, 2017

In Tom Brady's 15 years as the Patriots' starting quarter (not including 2008, when he missed all but one quarter because of a knee injury), the Patriots have advanced to 11 AFC championship games. In the AFC, the Patriots beat the Texans with relative ease on Saturday night. "No emotions and I will take my time and think about it". But if there is room for one more thing to take away from what we saw last night, it was that the Steelers' work on offense in the red zone was terrible, and ... (more...)
Travis Kelce foolishly shoves Steelers player, penalized Travis Kelce foolishly shoves Steelers player, penalized
- January 16, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs haven't won a playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium since Joe Montana was the quarterback. "You fight all year, you fight all game", Kelce said . "He shouldn't even be allowed to work for fucking Foot Locker". MORE: Return of the "Steel Curtain"? Travis Kelce had some choice words for head referee Carl Cheffers on the hold against Eric Fisher . (more...)
NFL Divisional Playoff Schedule, Times, TV and more NFL Divisional Playoff Schedule, Times, TV and more
- January 16, 2017

Rodgers and Ryan engaged in a thrilling showdown in Week 8 on October 30, when Atlanta edged Green Bay 33-32. Of the remaining playoff teams, Atlanta was best overall in terms of their total offensive yards racked up and average yards per game in the regular season. (more...)
Steelers and Chiefs Playoff Game Moved to Sunday Night Steelers and Chiefs Playoff Game Moved to Sunday Night
- January 16, 2017

We're probably a little different. Chiefs fan Rex Hayter and his friend, Steelers fan Tina Reynolds are both from Colorado. He missed most of the season, which opened the door for Dee Ford to step up and the third-year man out of Auburn responded with a career-high and team-best 10 sacks. (more...)
Chiefs-Steelers II a test for KC's resiliency and Alex Smith's commonality
- January 15, 2017

PreviewKansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) celebrates after a sack against the San Diego Chargers. Once upon a time their job in run defense was to penetrate the backfield and make a play. This is the first time a playoff game has been postponed due to weather, according to the NFL. The Steelers score almost a touchdown fewer per game on the road. (more...)
Big-play Steelers wary of opportunistic Chiefs Big-play Steelers wary of opportunistic Chiefs
- January 15, 2017

Joseph, and is confident that the 13,600 pound vehicle will operate well on the icy highways. Or the 144 yards on 18 carries running back Le'Veon Bell logged in his first game back from National Football League suspension. "It obviously grows as the season goes on and there's the journey there of figuring out your identity". Yes, mainly due to the expansion of their offensive playbook and the emergence of Tyreek Hill . (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City in National Football League playoffs 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City in National Football League playoffs 2017
- January 15, 2017

The NFL has adjusted its playoff schedule as a result of severe weather in the forecast in Kansas City. The victor of this game will face the victor of the Patriots versus the Texans next week for the AFC Championship . The Chiefs pass rush is strong. He led the league in sacks in 2014 before tearing up his knee. Smith has stunk at times over the last two seasons and if he stinks again on Sunday, the Steelers are in deep trouble. (more...)
Revenge not on Chiefs' minds as they get set to face Steelers Revenge not on Chiefs' minds as they get set to face Steelers
- January 14, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs are in the Guinness Book of World Records. The final bet for this game is the Pittsburgh Steelers +1.5 over the Kansas City Chiefs. Two key guys Sunday will be Le'Veon Bell for Pittsburgh and Tyreek Hill for KC. The Steelers waxed the Chiefs 43-14 in the regular season on October 2 at Heinz Field . (more...)
National Football League moves Steelers-Chiefs playoff game to Sunday night National Football League moves Steelers-Chiefs playoff game to Sunday night
- January 14, 2017

So, the game was moved indoors to Chicago Stadium and played on a modified field - only 80 yards long and 30 feet narrower. It can not be a factor in this game. Why were the Steelers favored when the game opened? Haley's time with the Chiefs was marked by clashes with the front office and the media, and there also seemed to be no love lost between him and the players. (more...)
Chiefs Minus Johnson Opens Lane For Steelers Rushing Game With Bell Chiefs Minus Johnson Opens Lane For Steelers Rushing Game With Bell
- January 13, 2017

You have to take care of the football". Except, oddly, when it's not. Smith threw a pair of TD passes to Charcandrick West (five catches, 58 yards). And zero doubt he'll be well aware of a secondary that's among the best in the league. Tomlin says that will not distract his team. In Week 4, Roethlisberger threw for 300 yards and five touchdowns in the Steelers' 43-14 victory in Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football . (more...)
Allegheny County DA reduces charges filed against Steelers coach Joey Porter
- January 12, 2017

Following that review, it is the position of the office that the only charges supported by the video are summary disorderly conduct and summary public drunkenness. Abel and a group of men with Porter pulled the coach off Neskow. He was initially charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, simple assault on a doorman, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, defiant trespass and public drunkenness. (more...)