Category Game Recaps & Reactions

Steelers Close The Book On 2019 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance to extend their season today, but it would require a little help.  The simplest scenario would need them to defeat the Baltimore Ravens, and have the Houston Texans defeat the Tennessee Titans.  By about 7:00pm ET, it was apparent that neither of these would occur.  Baltimore handed Pittsburgh a 28-10 defeat, while Tennessee would go on a earn a 35-14 victory over Houston.

It was a rainy day at M&T Bank Stadium, which was fitting for how this game went for the Steelers.  The Ravens were resting most of their big named starters, so it would be back ups that would lead the way.  In the first quarter Baltimore collected six points off of Justin Tucker field goals.  The first one would be from 45 yards and the second from 22 yards.

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Steelers Offensive Struggles Continue In Loss to Jets

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been in a tight race for the final spot in the AFC playoffs the last few weeks of the season, and for the second straight game, the offense fell flat, resulting in a 16-10 loss to the New York Jets this afternoon.

Devlin Hodges started for Pittsburgh, and after terrible performance through the majority of the first half, Mike Tomlin benched the quarterback for Mason Rudolph, but after an injury to Rudolph, Hodges reentered the game.

Unfortunately, regardless of who was on the field, the offense was still out of sync and they couldn’t put enough points on the board.

Sam Darnold completed a 23 yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson to give the Jets a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.  After a 54 yard field goal by Sam Ficken increased the Jets’ lead to 10-0, the S...

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Steelers Out Of Sync In Loss To Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had many memorable moments during this season.  Many of those have come from players who started the season not even on the roster.  On Sunday night they had a visit from the Buffalo Bills, who were looking to clinch a playoff berth for only the second time this century.  Both teams have stellar defenses, so points would be at a premium.

The first quarter was scoreless, with each team’s offense unable to find any type of a rhythm.  Buffalo would strike first in the second quarter when quarterback Josh Allen did a QB sneak from one yard out to find the end zone.  Pittsburgh would counter with three points of their own on the next possession when Chris Boswell connected on a 49yd field goal.  The Bills would carry that 7-3 lead into the half.

Devlin Hodge...

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Steelers Keep Grinding, Beat Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their push toward a postseason berth with a 23-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. With the victory, the Steelers are now 8-5 on the season, and are hanging on to the final playoff spot in the AFC.

Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray had a few nice moments for Arizona, but he struggled this afternoon against the Steelers’ defense. Devlin Hodges, meanwhile, managed the game well, made a few clutch plays, and most importantly, did not make a big mistake.

A field goal by Chris Boswell from 30 yards gave the Steelers a 3-0 lead, and an 85 yard punt return by Diontae Johnson made it 10-0 after the first quarter.

The Cardinals tied the game in the second quarter with a field goal and touchdown of their own, but the Steelers built a drive just before the end of ...

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Steelers Take Down Browns, Remain In Playoff Chase

The Cleveland Browns had not swept the season series against the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1988.  Pittsburgh wanted to make sure that statistic grew for another year.  Two weeks ago, a huge brawl was the story between these two teams.  After a bevy of fines, the three main factors in the fight were either suspended or benched.  This game didn’t have any post whistle drama, but did have the feel of an old school back and forth football game.

Cleveland dominated the first quarter of this game, but was only able to get on the board once.  That would occur when Austin Seibert kicked a 31-yard field goal with 7:31 left in the quarter.  The Browns looked to run away with this contest mid-way through the second quarter when Baker Mayfield threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Kareem Hunt to p...

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Steelers Win Ugly, Beat Bengals 16-10

Given the injuries the Pittsburgh Steelers have sustained this season, it really is incredible that we, as fans, are even mentioning the word playoffs in 2019. Yet, entering this afternoon’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Steelers could once again hold the final playoff spot with a win on the road.

Mason Rudolph has had a few bright moments this season, but for the most part, he has struggled in his relief of Ben Roethlisberger. This afternoon, after a half and one possession, Mike Tomlin decided to make the move and bench Rudolph for Devlin Hodges. The undrafted quarterback rallied the Steelers past the winless Bengals for a 16-10 victory.

This game featured two struggling offenses...

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Steelers Win Streak Snapped At Four

It was a short week for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they traveled north to take on their long time rivals the Cleveland Browns.  Cleveland was the media’s darling to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl this offseason, but has had a rocky go of things.  Pittsburgh came into tonight winners of four straight and in control of the second wild-card spot.

The Steelers offense, which is already without its top quarterback, would see its number one wide receiver and running back leave the game with injuries.  JuJu Smith-Schuster left the game with a concussion, and James Conner exited early after reinjuring his shoulder.  With these types of injuries, and sloppy line play, it is easy to see how the offense was limited for the entire night.

Mason Rudolph hasn’t been great since coming in for ...

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Steelers Beat Rams In Sloppy Game At Heinz Field

At the beginning of the season, today’s matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers seemed like it could have been an offensive shootout.  But after injuries and uncharacteristically sloppy play have plagued these teams for much of the season thus far, it was a must-win game for both this afternoon at Heinz Field.

Penalties, missed opportunities, and turnovers dominated the storyline of this afternoon’s game, but the Steelers outlasted the Rams for a 17-12 victory in front of their home crowd.

The Rams took an early 7-0 lead on Dante Fowler’s 25 yard return of Mason Rudolph’s fumbled snap.  The Steelers responded when Rudolph connected with James Washington from 3 yards out to tie the game.

A 43 yard fumble return by Minkah Fitzpatrick gave the Steelers a 14-7 le...

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Vinatieri Miss Seals Steelers Victory

With as many injuries to key players that the Pittsburgh Steelers have on their roster at the moment, every game has them in the position of underdog.  That continued to be the case today as they welcomed the Indianapolis Colts to Heinz Field.  Indianapolis has been a surprise this year with their starting quarterback, Andrew Luck, retiring a couple weeks before the season started.  Jacoby Brissett has done a good job of filling the spot, but an injury would send him to the sidelines.

The first quarter saw both teams feeling each other out and field goals would be the only points put on the board.  The first one came off the foot of Adam Vinatieri, as he booted a 25yd FG halfway through the quarter.  Pittsburgh would answer with just under a minute left in the first with a 21yd FG by

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Steelers Overcome Slow Start, Beat Dolphins 27-14

The Miami Dolphins, widely regarded as the worst team in football, held a 14-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers last night in the second quarter.  The crowd at Heinz Field, the commentators on the Monday Night Football broadcast, the Steelers, and even probably the Dolphins, were all in shock at what they were witnessing.  This is most certainly a down year for Pittsburgh, but on paper, they should have had no problems beating this Dolphins’ team.

After a terrible start, the Steelers got down to business, beating Miami by a 27-14 score to improve to 3-4 on the season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick connected on two touchdown passes, from 5 yards and 12 yards out respectively, to take a two score lead in the first quarter...

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