The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bills Game Recap, Bell MVP Talk, Standings & More

Season 7, Episode 53 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road win over the Buffalo Bills.

David and I first talk about the play of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday which wasn’t great at all as he threw three interceptions during the game that allowed the Bills to hang around.

Running back Le’Veon Bell had a career day against the Bills so we discuss his performance in detail. Part of that success revolved around the play of the Steelers offensive line that included B.J. Finney starting at left guard in place of the injured Ramon Foster. Should Finney be the starter now? We discuss that topic.

Was the Steelers offensive game plan wrong at the start of Sundays contest? That gets our attention during the first part of the show.

Is Bell a candidate to win the league MVP following Sunday’s performance? We dive into that topic head-first.

Outside of the Bills final two offensive possessions, the Steelers defense played extremely well Sunday and we point out the outside linebacker rotation used as well as a few individual performances that stuck out after watching the game a few times.

We go over the AFC seeding entering Monday night and discuss the Steelers chances when it comes to them making a long playoff run.

We make sure to close the show by taking our hats off and handing them to Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix for his play against the Bills.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

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  • Head Coach Mike Tomlin got his 100th career win yesterday as the Steelers’ Bell rung loudly in the blizzard at Buffalo:

    What a great outing for our patient RB Le’Veon Bell as he powered his way through the Buffalo Bills with 38 carries for a team record 236 yards and 3 rushing TDs! Those 3 rushing TDs also tied a team record. (Last done on 9/20/15 by DeAngelo Williams against the 49ers.) Bell made it look effortless as he twisted and turned while spinning and juking his way through the snow and smashing Buffalo defenders to the ground. For the most part, he ran like there wasn’t even any snow out there. Incredible!

    Antonio Brown had 5 receptions for 78 yards. He didn’t get that TD he needed, but it’ll be coming next week without a doubt. He and Ben did hook up with that one nice bomb though.

    Big Ben had a fair day, considering he threw 3 interceptions, but for the most part, I blame it on the weather conditions. It isn’t like Ben to goof-up that much. 220 yards isn’t too bad in that type of blizzard.
    Our defense held their own as they stifled the Bills attempts at offensive early and often. It wasn’t until toward the end of the game that the Bills offense started to dig themselves out of the snow, but by then, it was too late as the Steelers came away with a 27-20 victory on Buffalo’s freezing New Era Field.

    The defense surprised me. I thought they would play well, but I didn’t think they would be able to hold Buffalo’s rushing attack to such low yardage. Great job by the defense! They really seem to be gelling at the right time of the season. They’re looking better every week. They made that place look like Heinz Field.

    What the heck was going on with those black beads all over the sidelines? I think the Bills organization has enough money to pay enough people to be out there on that field to get done what needs to get done. If I owned that place, I’d have a person per every ten yards with portable snowblowers to make a quick run and clear the line during the entire game. It looked like they had a few people out there trying to do the work of many. Don’t they know that it snows in Buffalo? SMH & LOL

    I’m sure I left some things out, but unfortunately, my DVR was having problems recording the game. I’ll have to wait until the middle of the week to watch it again.

  • I wasn’t one of those people on twitter, but the only time I thought we may have wanted to take Bell out of the game was near the end when he came up gimping just a bit. I was worried he might have re-injured that knee, and it looked as if we had the game all sewn up at that point anyway. I was glad to see he shook it off.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I agree; except that the game was not sewn up until Steelers recovered the onside kick.

  • Steel B

    No way Bell for MVP. He has slowed down. Donovan McNabb says so.

  • Orlysteel

    Ben did talk about his ints on the Steelers home page, on the second int he said he thought Green was going to cut, on the last one to James he said that he throws that pass the same way most of the time but their linebacker made a heck of a play.

  • Cwallace

    Donavan McNabb needs to publicly apologize on air (which he shouldn’t even be on) to Leveon Bell about his comments pertaining to his running ability status. He’s a loser and a hater and if anybody on that network doesn’t call him out on it ..they’re loses too. LB is a beast and the league knew it before yesterdays performance

  • As far as the Bengals go, I have no worries at all. We are superior in talent. The only worry I may have is about how the Bengals like to throw cheap shots our way. I’m actually more worried about the Ravens, but I think we’ll beat every team we play here-on-out for the rest of the season. Playoffs? That I’m not sure about yet. Let’s see if the team can remain healthy enough first.

    As far as Le’Veon Bell and all the talk about MVP? He’s the hottest player in the league as of late. I think he should definitely be in the running. (pun intended) Just look at his yardage, and that’s with missing those games due to suspension. I know the defense played great against Buffalo, but Bell pretty much won that game for us single-handedly with those amazing moves and his patience. He ran like it was 75 degrees and sunny out. The guy is right up there with Walter Payton. What more can you ask for? One or maybe two more good games should seal that deal for him. I mean, come on, the guy is simply amazing. You can’t say that about ANY OTHER player in the league.

    When it comes to paying either A.B. or Bell? If it came down to that and I had to choose, it would be Bell. Antonio has slipped a bit this season while Le’Veon has risen to the occasion. He’s on the up-swing. I just hope we can keep them both for a very long time.