Category Game Recaps & Reactions

Raiders Hand Steelers Third Straight Loss

The roller coaster ride of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2018 regular season continued on Sunday afternoon with a 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Pittsburgh started off slow this season, falling to 1-2-1 through the first quarter of the year and looking like a mediocre team at best.  But they caught fire midway through the season, ripping off six straight wins, sitting at 7-2-1 and looking as if they may be able to make a run at a first round bye in the playoffs.

But the past three games, all against opponents from the AFC West, have been heartbreaking losses for the Steelers, who now find themselves just a half game ahead of the Baltimore Ravens, with three difficult games remaining on their regular season schedule.

Oakland marched down the field on their first drive of the game, scoring...

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Chargers Rally, Stun Steelers 33-30

Two weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were flying high after a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and were in the driver’s seat toward a divisional crown and a possible first round bye in the playoffs.  Flash forward two weeks, and the Black & Gold are barely hanging on to the division lead and have all but lost a chance at a first round bye.

For the second week in a row, the Steelers came up short against an AFC West opponent, as the Los Angeles Chargers rallied in the second half for a 33-30 stunner at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh got off to a blazing start in front of their hometown crowd and looked as though they were going to coast to an easy victory.  Ben Roethlisberger connected with Antonio Brown to set up a one yard touchdown run by James Conner to mak...

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Steelers Winning Streak Snapped By Broncos

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered today’s game with the Denver Broncos on a six-game winning streak and mentioned among the best of the NFL teams.  That would all change today after four turnovers and a 24-17 road loss.  Playing in Denver is tough enough for any team, but when you turn the ball over that many times, including twice in the end zone, disaster is bound to find you.

Pittsburgh had a chance to get on the board with a field goal in the first quarter, but would have it blocked.  The Broncos would then march down the field and kick a 41yd field goal by Brandon McManus.

The second quarter would start with another missed Steelers opportunity.  Ben Roethlisberger threw what looked like a 23yd touchdown pass to Xavier Grimble...

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Steelers Destroy Panthers On Thursday Night

It was a short week for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they played their lone Thursday night game of the season this week against the Carolina Panthers.  Pittsburgh has won four straight games and currently sits atop the AFC North Division.  Carolina has also been playing very well of late, but sit a game behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.  Both teams were looking to stay sharp and prove that they belong among the best in the NFL.

The Panthers got the ball first and didn’t waste anytime jumping on the scoreboard.  Their opening drive was capped with a Cam Newton pass to Christian McCaffrey for a 20yd touchdown.  The rest of the quarter would belong to the Steelers.  On their first offensive play of the game Ben Roethlisberger would throw a 75yd touchdown pass to JuJu Smit...

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Steelers Stay Hot, Beat Ravens 23-16

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are heading in opposite directions in the AFC North.  After their 23-16 victory this afternoon, the Steelers have won four straight games, while the Ravens have now lost four of five games.

With this afternoon’s loss, the Ravens fell three losses behind Pittsburgh in the division, while the Steelers stayed atop the AFC North with the victory.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, while James Conner rushed for 107 yards.  JuJu Smith-Schuster had seven catches for 78 yards, while Conner also had 7 receptions for 56 yards, and Antonio Brown had five catches for 42 yards and a touchdown.

Baltimore took the lead with a 23 yard field goal by Justin Tucker to make it 3-0...

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Steelers Shake Off Rust To Defeat Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently in the midst of a very important three game stretch against their AFC North Division foes.  After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals two weeks ago, and having a bye week, they welcomed the Cleveland Browns to Heinz Field today.  These two teams faced off in week one of the NFL season and played to a tie.  Pittsburgh knew that a tie or a loss would put a big dent in their division title hopes, so they came to play today.

The first quarter of the game belonged to Cleveland, but the Steelers defense was able to hold them to just two field goals and ended the quarter down six points.  The offense of Pittsburgh was sputtering during this quarter and looked like they hadn’t touched a football in over two weeks...

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Steelers Beat Bengals In Crucial AC North Matchup

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten off to a difficult start to the 2018 season, the Cincinnati Bengals have burst out to a 4-1 start.  With a victory over the Steelers today, the Bengals could have made a big statement and taken control of the AFC North division.  But, as has been the case for years now, the Steelers got the best of the Bengals in Cincinnati, beating their division rivals by a 28-21 score.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 369 yards and one touchdown for Pittsburgh, while James Conner continued to be the workhouse for this offense, rushing for 111 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns.  JuJu Smith-Schuster led the offense with seven receptions for 111 yards, while Antonio Brown had 105 yards and a touchdown.  Vance McDonald also had a big game, catching seven balls ...

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Steelers Dominate In Victory Over Falcons

Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been waiting for their team to play four solid quarters at some point this season and today was that day.  The Atlanta Falcons aren’t a good team by any means, but a 41-17 victory by Pittsburgh today proved that they don’t always play down to their opponent.  The Steelers were rolling early and never let up until the final whistle was blown.

Pittsburgh got things started when James Conner rushed for a 1yd TD a little over four minutes into the first quarter.  Chris Boswell missed the extra point, but was able to connect on his next five later in the day.  The Steelers would add another touchdown with just :37 seconds left in the quarter.  Ben Roethlisberger threw a 18yd TD pass to JuJu Smith-Shuster to put their team ahead by 13 points.

Atlanta would ...

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Ravens Beat Steelers 26-14

After winning their game of the season last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Pittsburgh Steelers returned home for a huge AFC North matchup against the rival Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.  In what is sure to be a highly competitive division this year, tonight’s game was a huge early season opportunity for both of these teams.  Unfortunately, the Ravens played a complete game on all sides of the ball, beating the Steelers by a 26-14 score.

Baltimore built a big lead early, responded to the adversity of a Pittsburgh comeback, and steadily built another lead that the Steelers couldn’t’ recover from to earn the victory.

The Ravens got off to a fantastic start tonight, putting the Steelers in a big hole early on much to the disdain of the Heinz Field crowd...

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Pirates End Season With Victory Over Reds

For a true fan, it is never easy to say goodbye to the boys of summer, but that is what we did today.  The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up the 2018 season this afternoon and did so with a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in ten innings.  Plenty of names were used in the lineup that hadn’t seen much action at the big-league level, but they stepped up to end the season on a high note.

Cincinnati struck first when Billy Hamilton scored on a throwing error by Elias Diaz in the first inning.  They would tack on two more runs in the second inning on a two-run home run from Tim Federowicz.  Pittsburgh finally struck in the fifth with two runs of their own.  Kevin Kramer plated the first run with a sac fly to left.  Jose Osuna would then cross the plate on a wild pitch.

The Reds regained...

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