Football


Sports Final: Huge Gap Between Brady & Manning
- January 21, 2016

Boykin was looking at teammates as the ball was snapped. In the earlier meeting between the two teams , the Broncos pulled out a 30-24 overtime win in the regular season, but Brock Osweiler quarterbacked Denver in that one. Because the gap between the two signal callers is so great, the Patriots are three-point road favorites in Denver . Manning threw for 222 yards against the Steelers, with his receivers dropping no fewer than seven passes. (more...)
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says Injured Shoulder Won't Require Surgery
- January 20, 2016

You've got Tom Brady. Ben Roethlisberger was taken aback by comments coming out of the Broncos locker room insinuating the Steelers quarterback was faking his shoulder injury leading up to the Steelers' Divisional Round loss in Denver on Sunday. (more...)
One of Pittsburgh's top players is out of Sunday's game One of Pittsburgh's top players is out of Sunday's game
- January 17, 2016

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was not fined for knocking Bengals running back Gio Bernard with a helmet-to-helmet hit that wasn't penalized. On a Pittsburgh incomplete pass from the Cincinnati 47, Burfict received an unnecessary-roughness penalty for laying out wide receiver Antonio Brown after the ball had sailed past the receiver. (more...)
Roethlisberger practices fully, DeAngelo Williams ruled out
- January 17, 2016

The injury deprives the Steelers of their MVP against the league's best defense, one he lit up for 189 yards and two touchdowns in a comeback victory a month ago. In his absence, Martavis Bryant will take on the starring role, with Markus Wheaton , Darius Heyward-Bey and possibly rookie Sammie Coates set for an increase in targets. (more...)
Bengals' Adam Jones cops $29000 fine after AFC Wild Card Game outbursts Bengals' Adam Jones cops $29000 fine after AFC Wild Card Game outbursts
- January 17, 2016

By the time they take the field in Denver, the Broncos and Steelers will know which team awaits the victor, since the New England Patriots (12-4) and Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) play tonight. "We've had guys step up all year". A sore foot will keep Williams on the sideline. Earlier this week, it was announced Bengals' linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season due to " repeated violations of safety-related playing rules ". (more...)
Roethlisberger practices, questionable for game vs. Broncos
- January 16, 2016

The Cincy cornerback said he would apologize if Brown didn't play. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is recovering from a shoulder injury (also courtesy of Burfict), and the Steelers are down to their third- and fourth-string running backs for the uphill clash in Denver. (more...)
Manning back in the saddle for Broncos
- January 11, 2016

Manning is 11-13 in the playoffs over his 18-year career. "If he's healthy and ready to go, Peyton's our quarterback". Kubiak went on to state, "I feel really good about this. That's why Thomas said not to call this a quarterback quandary but dependable depth. Or should they grab the chance for a new beginning? "I love Peyton", linebacker Brandon Marshall said. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger, Injured Steelers QB, Has Sprained AC Joint Ben Roethlisberger, Injured Steelers QB, Has Sprained AC Joint
- January 11, 2016

As Brown , who was diagnosed with a concussion, was helped off the field, Jones got into a trash-talking argument with Steelers coach Joey Porter , who had come onto the field to lash out at Burfict and the Bengals for the hit. No NFL quarterback with so little starting experience had won a playoff game since 1979, when Gifford Nielsen led the Oilers over the Charger. All the Bengals needed to do was run the clock out. (more...)
Big Ben, Antonio Brown banged up as Steelers survive and advance Big Ben, Antonio Brown banged up as Steelers survive and advance
- January 11, 2016

Manning relieved Osweiler in the second half of the regular-season finale and led Denver to a division-clinching win and the No. 1 seed in the conference. "Even if I lose yards every play". Inspired by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's return to the game after he was earlier withdrawn with a shoulder injury following a bone-jarring sack, Pittsburgh marched down the field. (more...)
Steelers upend Bengals in AFC wild card game Steelers upend Bengals in AFC wild card game
- January 11, 2016

The gifted Steelers made off with an unlikely, a downright ridiculous, absurd and preposterously outrageous 18-16 AFC Wild Card playoff win Saturday night at Paul Brown Stadium in wet and wild Cincinnati. The injury to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger looks to be a separated shoulder, but the severity of the injury is still unknown. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant , challenged this past week by Roethlisberger to toughen up, caught the game's first touchdown pass of 10 yards in the third ... (more...)
National Football League playoff schedule 2016: Chiefs-Patriots, Steelers-Broncos in Divisional round
- January 10, 2016

The Chiefs beat the Houston Texans 30-0 in the wild-card round of the playoffs, while the Pittsburgh Steelers advanced by winning 18-16 over the Cincinnati Bengals . Saturday was Reid's first playoff victory since he led the Eagles to the NFC championship game in 2008. Meanwhile, it appears that Jeremy Maclin will be out for this game, although we are waiting on an MRI to give us the clear picture. (more...)
Steelers out-class Bengals in last minute win
- January 10, 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 in dramatic fashion Saturday night in the AFC Wild Card thanks to a late field goal by kicker Chris Boswell following back-to-back personal foul penalties on Cincinnati . The Bengals should have been celebrating their first playoff victory since January 6, 1991, but instead were left with an embarrassing loss when they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory . (more...)
Browns lay off head coach Pettine after last loss of season
- January 05, 2016

The Steelers fate next year is largely tied to Jones and Bryant getting better, but you have to wonder if Pittsburgh's postseason run isn't better served by seeing less of the pair. For example, six years ago, on January 3, 2010, Pittsburgh needed help to to make the playoffs and that help wasn't forthcoming. Said Foster: "It's happiness for us". (more...)
Steelers: Three keys to victory against the Cleveland Browns
- January 03, 2016

The offense has one Ben Roethlisberger interception, one Antonio Brown fumble and one Chris Boswell missed field goal. "Obviously that game didn't go the way we wanted it to, but just another chance to play, another chance to compete and go get after it again". (more...)
Steelers keep playoff hopes alive with 33-20 win against Bengals Steelers keep playoff hopes alive with 33-20 win against Bengals
- December 16, 2015

When Dalton emerged from the tunnel, he was sporting a black cast, which made every Bengals fan fear for the worst. Because I don't think we need to. Cincinnati plays at Denver on December 28 before concluding the regular season on January 3 when it hosts the Ravens . "You know, I think that he definitely was diving in low and going for my legs", Roethlisberger said. (more...)
Bengals QB Andy Dalton hurts right thumb, out for game
- December 14, 2015

Dalton, who exited with three completions on five attempts for 59 yards, watched the rest of the game in street clothes with a cast on his hand. The Bengals (10-3) still lead the Steelers (8-5) by two games in the AFC North with three remaining, but Dalton has been declared out for at least Sunday's game at the San Francisco 49ers because of a broken thumb. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger frustrated with way Tomlin described situation Ben Roethlisberger frustrated with way Tomlin described situation
- December 08, 2015

The Steelers' 39-30 defeat to the Seahawks hit their play-off hopes hard, but Roethlisberger says there is every reason for them to feel optimistic going forward. A survey of National Football League players conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the end of the 2013 season found they were far more concerned with knee injuries than concussions. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger to remain under concussion protocol Ben Roethlisberger to remain under concussion protocol
- December 06, 2015

What's on the docket for Roethlisberger and the Steelers is a juicy primetime matchup against the Colts , followed by three divisional games against the Bengals, Ravens and Browns, and an inter-conference matchup against Denver. Roethlisberger came out of the game against the Seattle Seahawks to be checked for a concussion and said his family led to his decision. I don't want my teammates, my linemen, my running backs and everybody you've played with, when you have reunions, when we have ... (more...)
Richard Sherman: I thought I didn't guard small receivers well? Richard Sherman: I thought I didn't guard small receivers well?
- December 01, 2015

Seahawks' Richard Sherman intercepts a pass intended for Steelers' Antonio Brown in the fourth quarter of Seattle's game against Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. Against the Steelers, for most of the game, he played on whichever side Antonio Brown lined up on, whether the Seahawks were in man or zone. It was the sixth most receiving yards in a game in franchise history. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks: The Antonio Brown-Richard Sherman Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks: The Antonio Brown-Richard Sherman
- November 26, 2015

Ben Roethlisberger surprised us all by going from limping off of the field and going straight to a hospital for evaluation on his injured foot in Week 9 to stepping in minutes into the game and throwing a masterpiece in Week 10. "But a lot of us have never been there, so you don't know what to expect". Pittsburgh has avoided silly mistakes so far this season. Meanwhile, Carr and the Oakland Raiders are coming off a terrible performance against the Detroit Lions last week - the team's ... (more...)