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  • "Man, the Pittsburgh Steelers need a new (bleep)ing offensive coordinator, this guy sucks. Coach Tomlin, this is Snoop Dogg, man, fire that mother (bleep)er and get us a real offensive coordinator. We ain't won a playoff game since we had this mother (bleep)er, man. (bleep)."
    - Snoop Dogg
  • Standings

    • Bengals 3 - 1 - 1
    • Ravens 4 - 2
    • Browns 3 - 2
    • Steelers 3 - 3

    Schedule & Recap

    • 9/7 Cleveland
      30 - 27 : W

      The Steelers hold off the Browns in the season opener, and Antonio Brown picks up a $8200 fine for the Karate Kid Crane Kick during a punt return. Read More.

      STATISTICS

      Ben Roethlisberger:
      23/34, 365 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

      LeVeon Bell:
      109 yards rushing, 1 TD, 6 receptions, 88 yards

      Antonio Brown:
      5 receptions, 116 yards, 1 TD

      Defense:
      183 rushing yards allowed, 206 receiving yards allowed, 3 sacks

    • 9/11 @Baltimore
      26 - 6 : L

      The Steelers defense looked older than ever. The lack of a stout defensive line could continue to cause problems, not to mention only scoring 9 points in their last 6 quarters of play. Read More.

      STATISTICS

      Ben Roethlisberger:
      22/37, 217 yards, 1 INT

      LeVeon Bell:
      59 yards rushing, 5 receptions, 48 yards

      Antonio Brown:
      7 receptions, 90 yards

      Defense:
      166 rushing yards allowed, 157 receiving yards allowed

    • 9/21 @Carolina
      37 - 19 : W

      Bell and Blount ran wild in the second half to carry the Steelers to victory on the road vs. Carolina. Read More.

      STATISTICS

      Ben Roethlisberger:
      22/30, 196 yards, 2 TDs

      LeVeon Bell:
      147 yards rushing, 2 receptions, 10 yards

      LeGarrette Blount:
      118 yards rushing, 1 TD

      Antonio Brown:
      10 receptions, 90 yards, 2 TDs

      Heath Miller:
      4 receptions, 51 yards

      Marcus Wheaton:
      4 receptions, 35 yards

      Defense:
      42 rushing yards allowed, 330 receiving yards allowed, 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 TD

    • 9/28 Tampa Bay
      27 - 24 L

      The game against Tampa Bay was a tale of missed opportunities and a lack of discipline. Between the dropped balls, missed tackles, penalties, poor throws, unable to run out the clock and what seemed to be a team that started the game thinking this was an easy win was Louis Murphy, the man who was out of a job last week. The same Murphy who helped the Raiders stun Pittsburgh back in 2009 as a rookie with 128 yards and two touchdowns had another career performance yesterday against Pittsburgh including setting up the Bucs with the go ahead score with seconds left on the clock. It only takes one player out of eleven in any phase of the game to effect that group. Seemed yesterday that there was more than one player that missed on opportunities or had a lack in discipline that enabled Tampa Bay to capitalize, thus putting the Steelers at 2-2 to start the first month of the season. Read More.

      STATISTICS

      Ben Roethlisberger:
      29/40, 314 yards, 3 TDs

      LeVeon Bell:
      63 yards rushing, 6 receptions, 46 yards

      LeGarrette Blount:
      25 yards rushing

      Antonio Brown:
      7 receptions, 131 yards, 2 TDs

      Heath Miller:
      10 receptions, 85 yards, 1 TD

      Marcus Wheaton:
      4 receptions, 57 yards

      Defense:
      63 rushing yards allowed, 287 receiving yards allowed, 1 sack, 1 interception

    • 10/5 @Jacksonville
      17 - 9 W

      Some say in the NFL any win is a good win. Masked behind the win was an offense that didn't wake up until 14 minutes left in the first half, a defense who allowed a rookie quarterback making his home debut throwing to two rookie wide receivers and handing off to a rookie running back to hang around until there were 4 minutes left when the Steelers offense took control finally showing that they could run out the clock, on one of the worst defenses in the league (ranked 31st overall). Behind Dick Lebeau's 18-2 record against rookie quarterbacks is a defense that looks very vanilla and were fortunate to go up against a Jags O that was ranked the same as their D (31st). Gone are the corner blitzes, middle lb stunts and the shear fear that the Steelers defense once held throughout the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger may be the best player on the Steelers, but I believe the two headed monster of B squared (Bell and Blount) will prove to be a bigger factor in aiding the defenses success than Ben. The running game has proven to score, run the clock, provide the defense with rest, and keep opposing offenses one dimensional. So if not for a poor throw by a rookie quarterback that turned into 6 for the Steelers we could very easily be looking at another loss. Yes the Steelers were able keep up in the AFC North with a much needed win, but the win revealed that the Steelers still have a lot of work to do on both sides of the ball. Read More.

      STATISTICS

      Ben Roethlisberger:
      26/36, 273 yards, 1 TD

      LeVeon Bell:
      82 yards rushing, 5 receptions, 36 yards

      LeGarrette Blount:
      29 yards rushing, 3 receptions, 17 yards

      Antonio Brown:
      5 receptions, 84 yards

      Heath Miller:
      3 receptions, 46 yards

      Marcus Wheaton:
      1 reception, 17 yards

      Michael Palmer:
      1 reception, 1 yard, 1 TD

      Defense:
      56 rushing yards allowed, 187 receiving yards allowed, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 1 Defensive TD

    • 10/12 @Cleveland
      31 - 10 L

      If you watched the Browns/Steelers games over the past decade you would have thought the two teams swapped uniforms yesterday, however unfortunately for Steeler nation they did not. Although the total yardage and time of possession favored the Steelers, the Browns were in control of the game due to many offensive "splash" plays in which Steeler defenders were either out of position or simply couldn't cover or tackle the tight ends, wide receivers or anyone else wearing a Browns jersey. Yesterday's game once again showed the talent and age of the defense, but most people wanted to talk about the offenses inability to score in the red zone, dropped passes, lack of effort on some parties and proving that Ben is not on the same page with his receivers. There is not a better example of that then his day attempting to connect with wide receiver Markus Wheaton, the same Markus Wheaton that Ben hosted in California in the offseason for throwing sessions. Markus was targeted 11 times with just 4 of those being completed. Most experts believed in the beginning of the season that the defense was going through a transition period with both new acquisitions through free agency and rookies that would need to step into the spotlight, so the onus lied on the offense to pull out games as the defense was able to do years ago. With the Browns taking a 23-3 lead into the half it all but made the Steelers offense one dimensional, and that dimension proved to be lacking in detail and execution. With the offseason activities, preseason and 5 regular season games under their belt one would think those details would be worked out. The game got to a point where you saw a veteran leader in Brett Kiesel walk off the field with an apparent knee injury with two minutes left instead of staying in the sideline to ensure that the team, especially the younger players gave 100% until the clock ran out, and an alleged comment made by the opposing quarterback that he was "a little bored". Coach Tomlin stated after the game that they would have to swallow this one. I would think that after taking it to the chin against Baltimore, losing to the hapless Buccaneers at home in the final seconds and now taking yet another chin shot yesterday, he and the team would be full. The bottom line is that this team is sloppy, undisciplined, and lacking the overall talent to win consecutive games. If this continues, coach Tomlin and/or parts of his staff may be contacting real estate agents by seasons end. Finally, for Todd Haley and his offense, many in Steeler nation think it's a shame that Bruce Arians had to "retire". No Need To Read More.

      STATISTICS

      Ben Roethlisberger:
      21/42, 228 yards, 1 TD

      LeVeon Bell:
      82 yards rushing, 4 receptions, 23 yards

      LeGarrette Blount:
      27 yards rushing

      Antonio Brown:
      7 receptions, 118 yards

      Heath Miller:
      2 receptions, 19 yards

      Marcus Wheaton:
      4 receptions, 33 yards

      Lance Moore:
      1 reception, 26 yards, 1 TD

      Defense:
      158 rushing yards allowed, 210 receiving yards allowed

    • 10/20 Houston
      8:30pm
    • 10/26 Indianapolis
      4:25pm
    • 11/2 Baltimore
      8:30pm
    • 11/9 @NY Jets
      1:00pm
    • 11/17 @Tennessee
      8:30pm
    • BYE Week 12 Bye *
      * * * *
    • 11/30 New Orleans
      1:00pm
    • 12/7 @Cincinnati
      1:00pm
    • 12/14 @Atlanta
      1:00pm
    • 12/21 Kansas City
      1:00pm
    • 12/28 Cincinnati
      1:00pm

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