2017 Week 3 Steelers Vs Bears Live Update And Discussion Thread – First Half


The Steelers are in the driver’s seat to take an early hold on the AFC North with the Ravens being blown out earlier today in London, falling to 2-1. Heading to Baltimore next week, it is in their control to take a two-game lead in the division race by the quarter-mark of the season.

But in order to set themselves up for that, they first have to win in Chicago today, and they have to do so minus three starters in right tackle Marcus Gilbert, defensive end Stephon Tuitt, and outside linebacker T.J. Watt.

Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, who is a decorated war veterans with three tours of active duty, was permitted to stand outside the tunnel to participate in the pre-game national anthem presentation while the rest of the roster remained in the locker room.

The Steelers received the opening kickoff, fielded by JuJu Smith-Schuster for a touchback to start the game. From the 25, Ben Roethlisberger launched a deep ball to Martavis Bryant on the first play of the game, who steaked past the secondary, but was unable to bring in the ball, for what I would consider a drop. Le’Veon Bell was given the carry on second down for three yards. On third and seven, Jesse James was on the ground when Roethlisberger targeted him. Lack of replay makes it difficult to determine what actually happened. Darrius Heyward-Bey forced Tarik Cohen to call for a fair catch after a good punt from Jordan Berry.


Vince Williams and Tyson Alualu combined to stop Jordan Howard on first down for a short loss. From the 25, Artie Burns buried the receiver on a screen pass. Now third and 11, Joe Haden was in coverage with Markus Wheaton the target of an incomplete pass. Disaster struck on the ensuing punt as Eli Rogers allowed the punt to bounce right off him and directly into the chest of a Bears coverage player, recovering at the Steelers’ 29.

On first down, Cohen picked up about four yards working off the right side. Howard was able to find the edge on the left side for a first-down run of about 10 yards. At the 14-yard line, a botched handoff forced Glennon to keep the ball, moving forward for two yards. Howard picked up eight more on second down. On first and goal, he was hit hard by Ryan Shazier and Mike Mitchell at the line of scrimmage, but more or less walked in on the second play with a clear hole off left guard. The Bears claim the early lead and seven points off of the turnover.

Terrell Watson took the kickoff out of the end zone but came up short of the 25, but the Bears were flagged for…something. Anyway, it put the Steelers at the 37. Roethlisberger looked like he was trying to throw the ball away, but Bryant dove for it and was able to draw a pass interference penalty for 10 yards. He checked it down to Bell in the left flat for a pickup of six or seven. He was bottled up at the line of scrimmage on second down, picking up just a yard. On third and short, Roethlisberger found Brown to move the chains.

From the Bears’ 40, Roethlisberger misfired down the field, much too high on a slant to Brown. On the draw, Bell was again stuffed after a short gain. Now third and eight, five wide, ROethlisberger was sacked from behind, stripped and recovered by the Bears at midfield. Ramon Foster was injured trying to recover the ball.

With J.J. Wilcox back, he was inserted in place of Mike Mitchell as he did in the season opener before leaving with a concussion. Howard picked up a yard on first down. He found the hole stretching the run far left for a first-down run to the 36.

Shazier knifed in on the following play to cut him down after a short gain. L.T. Walton did the same on second down. On third and five, Javon Hargrave’s pressure up the middle forced Glennon to scramble short of the first down. A Conner Barth field goal attempt was pushed wide right, sparing the Steelers of more points off of turnovers early in the game.

After a penalty on first down, Roethlisberger threw high to Bryant on the right sideline. On second and 15, he looked deep for Brown, with the pass falling incomplete down the right sideline. Smith-Schuster was given a screen pass that picked up 14 yards, just short of the first down. Heyward-Bey was again down the field to force a fair catch inside the 20.

Cameron Heyward harassed Glennon in the pocket on first down to force him to throw it away. Howard was taken down after about two yards. On third and long, however, Glennon had time to throw and found Markus Wheaton. It looked to me like he caught it, though apparently he dropped it, but Heyward was also flagged for roughing the passer.

An illegal block in the back on Bears rookie tight end Adam Shaheen set them back a bit, pitting them with a first and 19 to open the second quarter. From the 26, Anthony Chickillo picked up his third sack of the season for a loss of 10, Glennon never looking back. He seemed to be unblocked. on second and 29, Shazier made a good stop on a screen pass for four yards. Shazier again made the tackle after about 10 yards. Rogers was still back to field the punt.

A pair of completions to Brown and Bryant got the drive going with an early first down. A five-yard crossing route to Brown and a five-yard carry up the middle by Bell put the Steelers across midfield with a first down. A pass to Bell picked up another 9, and he finished it off on the ground on second and inches, with a rare hole to work with.

From the 29, a crossing route to Bryant picked up about eight, with the receiver shaking off one  tackler, but the nice effort was negated by yet another illegal formation penalty. After a 14-yard completion to James, Roethlisberger was incomplete deep to JJSS, then Watson checked in for short-yardage duty, converting for three yards on third and one. And eight-yarder and a two-yard run from Bell set the Steelers up with first and goal.

In the end zone, Smith-Schuster’s target in the end zone could not be completed. A bubble screen to Brown and he beat his man in coverage to stretch into the end zone and bring the score to a tie at 7-7. James also left the game with a shoulder injury.

Glennon looked for Wheaton deep against Burns on first down. Burns got away with pass interference, but Wheaton could have come down with that catch and failed to. On the surprise draw, Howard picked up eight up the middle with a full head of steam. The defense then failed spectacularly, hitting Howard in the backfield multiple times but failing to bring him down, allowing him instead to pick up several yards.

From the 42, Cohen was able to find space and ran away from Heyward after reversing field, Mitchell only barely cutting off his angle at the 32. Glennon fumbled the snap and had to pick up and run, Williams bringing him down for a loss of one. The pass to the tight end was broken up by a big hit down the field, but after a penalty, the Bears were able to complete down the field to the 21.

Just outside the red zone, at the two-minute warning, Howard bounced off defenders for a six-yard gain. He was able to hit a crease down the the two-yard line on the next play. Against the goal-line defense, Glennon hit Shaheen completely uncovered in the left middle of the end zone to take a 14-7 lead. Awful drive for the defense with 43 seconds left in the half.

Roethlisberger looked to hit Brown deep on first down, the cornerback getting a hand on the ball first. Off play action, he found Bryant on an intermediate throw for the first down to the 42. Roethlisberger evaded a sack and threw deep to Bryant for a jump ball that went incomplete. Brown was flagged for a false start prior to the second-down pass. Brown got free on a corner route down to the Bears’ 40. Another hit to Brown over the middle took them well into field goal range, using their final timeout to set it up.

Chris Boswell’s field goal attempt was blocked and returned for what should have been a touchdown, only the Bears player returning the ball foolishly slowed before crossing the goal line, Vance McDonald stripping the ball. The ball then trickled out of the end zone. After a great deal of discussion, because of an illegal batting penalty, the Bears got possession of the ball with no time remaining at the spot of the foul, plus half the distance to the goal, as about the half-yard line. Amazingly, though, the Bears were flagged for a false start, pushing them back to the five-and-a-half, then settling for a field goal attempt. At last, the Bears finished off the first half with a 17-7 lead, getting the ball to start the second half as well.

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  • Phil Brenneman II

    Lets take control of the division today. No playing down.

  • NinjaMountie

    Go Steelers! Eat it Ravens! Yeah…that about covers it.

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    hi all Go Steelers

  • Rob

    Football time !!!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Ok folks; Steelers gonna win today or what?

  • MP

    Here we go!!

  • MP

    BLOW OUT!!!

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    Hell yea

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    That’s what I’m talking about!

  • MP

    Yes, Indeed! Love the column, by the way!

  • afrazier9

    Let’s GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!

  • MP

    Love the windy city. Love a victory in the windy city!!!

  • MP

    W W W Football!!

  • afrazier9

    No five wide set on first series, and nix plays 4 plays first series.

  • MP

    Never been so psyched for an automatic win. Let’s hope the Steelers think it’s not automatic!!

  • alevin16

    Are you saying you would not want to run 3 WR bubble screens? 😀

  • John Noh

    Football talk. Yay!

  • MP

    Dupree is set for a monster game. Control the pocket = control the crotch.

  • afrazier9

    No we need to establish are power running game with some play action

  • alevin16

    Absolutely! I hated the bubble screen in the Browns game. Run straight and hit them in the mouth

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    here we go…shute

  • SFIC

    These ‘No Excuses’ games always scare me

  • Michael Mosgrove

    big al spotted in the tunnel standing.

  • afrazier9

    Yeah it absolutely drives me crazy, and it’s not that they do it but the frequency

  • MP

    Me too, but they went 3-1 in the preseason

  • Nathanael Dory

    Finally on time for the start of the game! lets enjoy this fellas!

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Big Al is the only one who gets it

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I will just be listening to SNR and relying on the comments here for a blow by blow of the game.

    Keep me up to date folks! Please

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    well thats it fellows.. my heart is so heavy now

  • SFIC

    No surprise

  • John Noh

    Especially game 3 against NFC teams. Eagles last season.

  • Jaybird

    Everyone – enjoy the game.

  • Rob

    I’d have rather him show more solidarity with the team (either way), but I’m sure they agreed it was ok

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    this will be the last game i watch

  • dany

    see ya next week!

  • Steelers12

    Just quit now

  • MP

    Classy — Al watches the gate.

  • Jaybird

    Why not start this week?

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    very sad but i have to do what i have to do

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    been a Steeler for damn near 44 years

  • afrazier9

    Hey it’s your right to do that as well.

  • alevin16

    Glad they are playing in Chicago now instead of in late December

  • dany

    exactly, if it means that much to him no one should be able to stop him. That’s the point. Same goes for everyone else, don’t like it don’t do it, no one should be able to stop you

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    i bought beer for the game

  • Jamie P

    Thank you Ally V!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    jesus that would have been incredible. touchdown on first play.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Football under way. Here we go.

  • alevin16

    ugh

  • dany

    well at least we know they will attack today..

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Yoi!

  • SFIC

    So close

  • Jaybird

    Lol

  • alevin16

    Double Yoi

  • Nathanael Dory

    this is going to bite us maybe

  • afrazier9

    Five wide come on run the ball

  • SFIC

    28th in the league in 3rd down %

  • Trueish90

    keep an eye on Hubbard today, looks like the bears are going to go after his lack of size.

  • alevin16

    That looked like holding on Alu

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Defense needs to step up. Pick 6. Book it.

  • Aj Gentile

    Thats awful

  • Jaybird

    Lokk at Hilton getting his mug in there

  • Rob

    Lol i love your consistency

  • alevin16

    uh oh 3rd and long

  • Rob

    DEFENSE !!!

  • Jaybird

    Almost by haden

  • Rob

    Joe Haden baby

  • alevin16

    and there we go

  • Aj Gentile

    AB punt returner again

  • Paddy

    Ooops! This game is not going well

  • Michael Mosgrove

    jesus christ.

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    welcome back Antonio.

  • afrazier9

    What the hell !!!!!!!!

  • dany

    welp AB going back to PRs

  • Michael Conrad

    Cut him

  • Rob

    WOWWWWWWWW

  • HopeHarveys

    Perfect bounce right to da Bears. Oh my!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Why wasn’t AB ha knthere?

  • Michael

    That bomb missed ‘Tavis by 8″

  • Bastiat

    And this is how you lose to inferior teams.

  • Rob

    Lets go D

  • NinjaMountie

    Suck a big ole suck

  • dany

    that guy is really stacked like Sproles. No Dri Archer in him!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Tomlin should quit listening to fans and let AB return punts.

  • Rob

    Chickillo on that run

  • Michael Conrad

    To much worrying about the NA.

  • HopeHarveys

    It’s looking like 1985 out there.

  • alevin16

    That had to be the stupidest stat, the steelers have not trailed in a game and the bears have not lead…it is 2 games

  • Mister Wirez

    The old playing down dumb Steelers

  • Michael

    No one commenting today?

  • alevin16

    Could so use a Bears turnover right about now

  • Michael Cunningham

    Concentrate on your craft not your personal activism dammit !
    Be a professional !!
    Jeez …

  • Aj Gentile

    Cant let them run on the defense. Gotta make them throw it

  • HopeHarveys

    Mitchell stood him up!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Bend don’t break!

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    that was to easy

  • alevin16

    Thank you 17

  • DAWAARE

    oh no
    is steelers ‘Ravening’ rite now?

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Glad we showed up for a crappy team.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Lot of people protesting watching the game

  • Michael Conrad

    Not ready for football again.

  • Mister Wirez

    On the road again…

  • Nathanael Dory

    and thats why you never underestimate the importance of STs

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    i thought their offensive line was suppose to be inferior to ours

  • StraubStark

    That patchwork O-line for the Bears made it look real easy

  • NinjaMountie

    Crud! We lost! I hate sudden death!

  • Michael Cunningham

    Tomlin made a statement … and that is all that really matters right baby ?? !!!
    Pathetic …

  • RJ

    The rush defense is really bad the past couple of weeks.

  • MP

    Too many DISTRACTIONS

  • pdupuis

    And so it begins, losing to an inferior opponent.

  • Trueish90

    Run defense is a problem, could be a long day.

  • Michael

    Duh, if the sun blinded me, I’d let the ball drop, right Eli?

  • Chris92021

    JuJu, please learn the playbook enough to where Eli Rogers can be cut. Rogers is nothing special at all.

  • Rob

    See ya next week Ninja 🙁

  • DAWAARE

    2-1
    🙁

  • Jeremy McClurg

    lmao

  • Chris92021

    Except that is what we do on the road against bad teams.

  • Mister Wirez

    RIGHT! Run to the sidelines.. geez

  • NinjaMountie

    Yup, I might as well quit watching. I’m certain that they aren’t capable of coming back from 7 down.

  • Paul RK

    embarrassing start – as normal – playing down to the level of the opponent,

  • Rob

    Final score CHI 200- PIT 2

  • #7

    Still don’t want AB back there on punts?

  • pdupuis

    What was the statement?

  • Sam Clonch

    Which is why you let the best punt returner return punts. AB should have never been taken out.

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Hey! We got a safety at least!

  • Michael

    Currently, JuJu plays with too much aggression. Hurting rather than helping.

  • Jason

    dropped a sure 75 yard TD, great defensive 3 and out, Muff the punt, Defense lets them run right over them…what is going on

  • SFIC

    Oh yhee of little faith

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Not saying the game is over by any means, but what an underwhelming start! Ben misses a TD throw, can’t get a 1st down on offense, and the D gets run through and over. Wake up, boys!

  • Paddy

    Karma

  • NinjaMountie

    We can’t get two points!

  • Douglas Andrews

    AB back as the PR

  • Rob

    Sorry typo. PIT -2

  • BigBodyBeer

    Ben didn’t miss

  • Aj Gentile

    Yall some over dramtic bunch

  • Bastiat

    Why bring it out? WHY???

  • MP

    Wish it were funny.

  • HopeHarveys

    I thought it was a drop too. Tough catch but hit both hands.

  • Michael

    No wonder coaches mentoring ATHLETES turn to alcoholics and age prematurely.

  • Tontokitty Millican

    Missing Watt and company early , was hoping to see our defense pick it up and change it up so at some point this yr we can shove it up patriots $&?/ but wtheck ? It’s early so hoping we step it up !

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Flag. ⛳️ Yoi

  • Jaybird

    Deep breaths and relax boys.

  • StraubStark

    Take a knee!

  • SFIC

    Eli was looking directly in the sun

  • alevin16

    We lucked out there

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    On kicking team!

  • Aj Gentile

    Who is the flag on?

  • Michael Cunningham

    sittin’ in the damn locker room while AV stood out there alone with his hand on his chest

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Kicking team

  • Jaybird

    I think bears

  • Doogie

    Here we go again

  • dany

    geezus what happened?

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Then let it bounce.

  • Rob

    This is about football now..let it go.

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Oh perhaps. I’d have to see the replay.

  • Aj Gentile

    They said kicking then said william gay i was confused

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Did our offensive line just decide not to play this year?

  • Michael

    10 years playing football, Eli Rogers didn’t know just let it drop? SMH.

  • #7

    Greg Gumble is the worst. Unless it’s his brother Bryant Gumble

  • Jaybird

    I think 22 on bears

  • RJ

    It never ceases to amaze me how they are their own worst enemy.

  • SFIC

    Bryant was mugged

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    I think it’s great they added the PI to the playbook this year.

  • dany

    I’d really like to see the steelers run at least two consecutive plays. Have to get Bell going

  • HopeHarveys

    Looking good, Le’Veon

  • gentry_gee

    Why are we down 7. Just tuned in…

  • alevin16

    The Flacco strategy

  • HopeHarveys

    Rogers fumbled a punt. Bears recover in Red Zone.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    They’re 0-2

  • Bastiat

    Dumble

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Bell just carried for about $10k a yard

  • Michael

    Eli Rogers MUFFED a punt at about 42 yd line. 2 first downs later, TD.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    2-0, and we’d be up 30 already

  • alevin16

    I would think play action would work against this D line

  • Nolrog

    I think Collinsworth is the worst. Can’t stand listening to him.

  • alevin16

    Nice work if you can get it

  • Rob

    Steelers docked two points for playing Leveon’s mixtape during the game

  • Mister Wirez

    Yeah Haley don’t do PA though.

  • HopeHarveys

    AB baby

  • Paddy

    The Oline looks bad

  • Nolrog

    And that’s exactly why I said this is a trap game.

  • gentry_gee

    Good god.

  • dany

    Ben still got moves

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Good throw

  • pdupuis

    Sounds more like AV was making the statement.

  • Michael

    You think Flacco stayed up till wee hours partied too hard?

  • 6 ring circus

    I jut got my feed working. I hate to step into this room when we are losing. The negativity is like a furnace. Yinzer nation on full blast. It’s only the first qtr. At least the Ravens got smoked.

  • Doogie

    12 million dollar running back..come on guys

  • MP

    Probably was pukin

  • DAWAARE

    wth??
    put in
    landry jones

  • Doogie

    OK they aren’t ready to play again. HER WE GO AGAIN

  • WilliamSekinger

    Bell looks like he’s going to generate a splash play any second now…

  • Steeler4EverIhope

    damn i saw that blitz coming… what wrong with him holding the ball

  • HopeHarveys

    And Ramon Foster got hurt trying to recover the ball.

  • Jaybird

    Linemen down

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Not shocked at all.

  • gentry_gee

    I have a bad feeling about this game.

  • Jason

    all these dumb narratives, playing down, road Ben, … yea no basis in reality huh

  • Jamie P

    This is called karma

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I picked the wrong day to quit huffing glue.

  • HopeHarveys

    This is the least surprising thing ever.

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    LOL omg

  • pdupuis

    That’s Ben.

  • melblount

    OK, sympathizers. Tell me why this is NOT a miserable to team watch.

  • Michael Conrad

    Time to active Hunter next week and get Rogers off the field.

  • Sdale

    Quitters never prosper.

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    So like, we’re supposed to be a SB contender, right?

  • Bastiat

    3 games and no attempts to establish a running game. Great.

  • Agustin-ARG

    Hate this road games

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Here we go again. I remember these guys!

  • WilliamSekinger

    Karma for what?

  • DAWAARE

    bears 44 steelers 7

  • Douglas Andrews

    Ben on the road strikes again!

  • Michael

    we remember full well.

  • gentry_gee

    Greatest offense in the league…

  • NinjaMountie

    Because. They win the majority of the time for the past decade plus.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Ramon Foster

  • Michael

    Zero holes to run. Stuffed most of the times.

  • Chris92021

    Yep, this is Big Ben on the road.

  • Rick McClelland

    Already tough to watch. The ineptitude of it all.

  • Rob

    Definitely held onto that ball for way to long.. Good disguise by the Bears tho..safety rotated at the very last second

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Someone pass the bleach

  • Aj Gentile

    Should Ben have seen the blitz?

  • Rocksolid20

    We didn’t stay in the locker room long enough .
    Another bad team we can’t get a grip on ?!

  • melblount

    Data request: Can somebody state what % of the time we run the ball on 2nd and 10 after an incomplete pass. If it’s under 90%, I’ll be shocked.

  • MP

    Oh man, so many absurdities. Is it a game or is it a commercial?

  • Douglas Andrews

    Maybe the Steelers heard the Ravens score before the game n decided to mail this one in lol

  • TLT11

    I hope we get our Arses kicked!

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Maybe the anthem would’ve inspired the team. #America

  • Steve Johnson

    It’s ok to throw the Da!! Ball Away. The O/L can only block for so long.

  • Crashcrash777

    You guys are disappointing me. Come on Steelers

  • Jaybird

    Looks like the bears have 14 guys on the field

  • Jeremy McClurg

    So who do you blame for the fact that every time we play a high school team, we turn into a pop warner team?

  • 6 ring circus

    Is that like, the same thing as fate?!

  • DAWAARE

    that motorcycle crash
    really damaged
    Ben 🙁

  • Mister Wirez

    O-line stinking
    Play call stinking
    Ben Stinking
    Road Tomlin Stinking..

    Same results new year.

  • Michael

    You imply you’re 6′ 2″ and handsome Chevy?

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    The illuminati

  • Michael James

    Fecking pathetic. I’m out honestly. This team winning a championship? Laughable. Brady and Belichick are already rolling on the ground while laughing.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Need a turnover of our own

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Let’s see it’s not Tomlin, we “know” that, so … not sure. Have to think about it.

  • RJ

    It has to be a mind set issue. Makes no other logical reason.

  • alevin16

    And Glennon still has not passed

  • Michael

    10 years playing ball, blinded by sun meant don’t field the ball.

  • MP

    I’m closing my eyes for a few minutes

  • Douglas Andrews

    Right! Shame he plays like that sometimes for a Vet

  • dany

    they only moved the ball cause they were in the redzone already. If they move it now THEN I will be worried

  • gentry_gee

    Jeezus. This is looking bad.

  • TLT11

    Stay in the Locker room…I’m ashamed of my team!

  • dany

    ok im worried

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i called trap game the other day. smh.

  • alevin16

    going to be at least 10-0 soon

  • Rob

    Gap integrity is so important on outside zones

  • TLT11

    If we lose, that’s what we get!

  • Rick McClelland

    Jeezus don’t have anything to do with this mess.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Mike Tomlin: Okay guys, we got the Bears this week, so we don’t need to practice. I got next on Madden!

  • Mister Wirez

    Now we can’t tackle?

  • alevin16

    They are prepping us for play action

  • DAWAARE

    OK
    now i am waiting for
    fire Tomlin, fire colbert, fire haley
    comments

  • TLT11

    Did you get on your knees in the Locker room?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Ramon foster taken to locker room

  • gentry_gee

    Looks that way.

  • dany

    Gravedigger killed that center!

  • Rob

    God bless Shazier’s speed

  • Sdale

    Gravedigger triple teamed and he forced QB out of the pocket. Nice play!

  • alevin16

    woo hoo…

  • HopeHarveys

    Bullet dodged

  • DSG

    Again, this offense….

  • TLT11

    I hope our Season tanks along with the ratings!

  • gentry_gee

    Whew! Check out the rush by the Steelers on that FG attempt!

  • pdupuis

    Start at the top and work your way down to the ball boys.

  • Jaybird

    Then don’t watch them any more

  • jconeoone C

    Bro…. You need to chill

  • WilliamSekinger

    WTH? Maybe just stop watching?

  • gentry_gee

    Best offense in the league.

  • John Noh

    Time to wake up the Kraken. I feel it.

  • Aj Gentile

    Why are you even here? Do you really have no life at all?

  • Chris92021

    Now I bet Big Ben throws an interception when he goes to a covered Eli Rogers, who will inevitably tip the ball in the air.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Plenty of bridges in the Burgh which is yours?

  • alevin16

    get out of my head…I was thinking the same thing

  • NinjaMountie

    Lets go down and get a TD! Make them pay for missing the FG!

  • dany

    Same here. I mean bitterness is cooler than football

    *bites pickles*

  • SilverSteel

    Sup JB ? We will be fine. Bell looks slow as hell though

  • gentry_gee

    Ben has the happy feet. He looks unsure.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Easy to say now but the Bears should have gone for it.

  • Chris92021

    Why does our HOF QB play like garbage on the road?? Ugh!!!

  • DAWAARE

    so steelers wll draft qb in the first round 2018 draft right?

  • pdupuis

    Considering who they’re playing this is what you should’ve expected then disappointment wouldn’t be a factor.

  • Chris92021

    Which is weird because he has a great offensive line.

  • melblount

    Signature Mike Tomlin game. Heavily favored team does not show for the game.

  • Aj Gentile

    Actually quite sad

  • NinjaMountie

    I thought they would

  • Jeremy McClurg

    We haven’t looked good at all this season, and that goes for last week too.

  • Jaybird

    Yep. We’ll be ok. The whole offense looks off and in slow mo

  • Michael Mosgrove

    coaching.

  • alevin16

    guessing a hold

  • Rob

    Hasn’t looked great so far this season tbh

    Edit: hasn’t always

  • Nolrog

    No.

  • #7

    The optimism on this thread is inspiring

  • gentry_gee

    Penalty Pitt

  • Michael Mosgrove

    so the ravens and steelers are both going to be 2-1 losing to nfc.

  • alevin16

    come on can you really blame us

  • Douglas Andrews

    The way they were running the rock that’s an easy first down off an outside zone run.

  • Rick McClelland

    The commercial helped. Only because I could get another beer to forget.

  • Jeff McNeill

    It lifts the heart.

  • Romel Roze

    Wow, now I see why the Steelers play down to the level of our competition….that is because our QB does. Miss a wide open Martavis Bryant and then he tosses up a wounded duck that could have been picked but a pass interference penalty was called.

    The worse was a sack fumble due to him holding onto the ball too long when the bears was BLITZING!!! Are you freaking kidding me. As a veteran QB the fact that he didn’t recognize the blitz is troubling….maybe he has a severe case of CTE. I just do not understand this QB.

    He better get his act together

  • Mister Wirez

    Lesson 2 decades ago… Never bet on Steelers.

  • dany

    good Bell run- Flag. Seems to be the new norm

  • TLT11

    If you don’t stand you’d better be in a wheelchair….just words!

  • Ike Evans

    Lol Tomlin and haley are so predictable

  • pdupuis

    Have you seen a reason to be optimistic other than the score?

  • gentry_gee

    Jeezus what a horrible throw

  • #7

    Yeah I get it. It’s the first quarter though

  • gentry_gee

    I think the sun is im Bens eyes.

  • alevin16

    Is Ben allergic to throwing to the middle of the field

  • Douglas Andrews

    Steelers are the Bad News Bears on the road!

  • Work Toward

    Ben consistently gets hurt before the Ravens game… I’m done. He’s out of shape.

  • Jaybird

    Ben’s mechanics have to be screwed up . Always high throws

  • Sdale

    That was pretty good coverage, but the DB has to get his head around.

  • alevin16

    Bet they say no flag

  • gentry_gee

    Steelers have to have PI to move ball. SMH.

  • dany

    he wasn’t even looking back

  • WilliamSekinger

    They stayed in the locker room to avoid making any political statement moron.

  • HopeHarveys

    Trent Green not a Steelers fan obviously.

  • gentry_gee

    No PI

  • pdupuis

    Pick that flag up.

  • Jaybird

    Don’t you dare pick that flag up!

  • Jeff Papiernik

    This

  • dany

    yup, blanketed. Why not look back though? Probably cost his team

  • alevin16

    yup

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    “The Chicago faithful our incredulous ” Hillgrove

  • Romel Roze

    Never an automatic win on the road with Ben. Have you seen his road numbers. We play to the level of our competition because of Ben.

  • alevin16

    draw play

  • TLT11

    Fire Tomlin and work your way down….

  • Douglas Andrews

    He’s working for the Bears

  • jsteeler

    Bad Ben today. Steelers will lose.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    no offense in the entire first quarter. yawn.

  • Aj Gentile

    Bye

  • alevin16

    At this point go for it

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Foster. Left hand. Return questionable

  • Paul RK

    Ben doing his best Joe Flacco impression….

  • Michael

    Duh.

  • Ike Evans

    Juju on the beat

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    JUJU

  • dany

    god I love this kid. Head down, plows through. Hines will be so proud

  • Michael Mosgrove

    go away troll.

  • Rob

    Offense doing the defense no favors so far..3rd week in a row

  • dany

    Eli the janitor did nothing you hear me!!

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    should have went camping

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Time for a defensive splash play. What will it be? Make sure to book it.

  • Chris92021

    Haley is part of the problem.

  • Dee Evolution

    A Patriots receiver would’ve gotten that PI call.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Wrap it up and get back out there!

  • Jeremy McClurg

    I’m getting tired of us playing down to competition. We are better then the Bears at EVERY position. EVERY POSITION!

  • Michael

    or enjoying food anywhere.

  • Mister Wirez

    I guess better than a knee..

  • gentry_gee

    The problem is emotional with this team. They can’t get up for games like this.

  • melblount

    Mike Tomlin: “It’s September football.”

    (Read, “I never have the team ready to play in September.”)

  • Douglas Andrews

    Steelers only offense hope for a PI penalty

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Wasn’t a flag

  • pdupuis

    You don’t fire him but getting us ready to play inferior opponents is his biggest deficiency.

  • Jaybird

    Sweet CAROLINE. Bah bah bahh

  • Still Waters

    I don’t know what’s worse, the Steelers play to start this game or logging in to see a couple dudes kissing in the ad stream. I’m about to disconnect myself from the net entirely, already tossed the TV in 1990. The north woods are calling, this world is puke.

  • DSG

    He’s inaacurate and he held the ball too long on that sack. This is why drives stall. 30 points per game is a joke

  • #7

    Penalties, drops, fumbles. Looks like Michigan St last night

  • Michael

    our OL been stinking with poor blocking.

  • DAWAARE

    I heard
    Kaperniks still free agent…

  • TLT11

    The team I love has disrespected themselves! I hope you lose every game!

  • Dorian James

    Just got to the bar, why are we losing??

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Frankly, I’m glad that wasn’t a penalty. This offense doesn’t deserve and need to get their own dang yards

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Ben looks awful

  • Jaybird

    I gotta block you man , you bother me

  • WilliamSekinger

    Deebo sack strip fumble…book it

  • NinjaMountie

    Well, I’m underwhelmed thus far but I still think we’ll win. Sometimes, on the road, you just need to weather the storm before you can get things going.

  • #7

    The Bears have more points

  • John Noh

    Turnovers

  • Mister Wirez

    These games start with 15 scripted plays, that rarely work. Thanks Todd

  • Michael

    Diaper bad.

  • pdupuis

    Bye!

  • gentry_gee

    They keep moving the Overton window. Acceptance of pedos is next.

  • dany

    get outta here with your logic and grab your pitchfork!

  • Sdale

    Rodgers muffed a punt and our Run D is looking shaky so far.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Let’s hope they get it going quick.

  • Jaybird

    Words of wisdom from the Ninja

  • Jeremy McClurg

    At this rate, they could beat us if they only ran the ball

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    No passing yards by either team in the first quarter? Gotta be typo.

  • John Noh

    Sack would be nice

  • gentry_gee

    And the Steelers have had more pints.

  • pdupuis

    See ya.

  • Mister Wirez

    Or 2

  • alevin16

    Of course

  • Nathanael Dory

    for a statu they cant seem to sack Glennon lol

  • Paul RK

    we have 14…..

  • dany

    mm backup center, you hear Hargrave?

  • John Noh

    Arrggghh!! Penalties!!!!

  • Sdale

    Terrible call!

  • alevin16

    lame

  • gentry_gee

    BS call.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Wheaton still a steeler but then roughing passer

  • alevin16

    Better be holding on them

  • #7

    Yep. Wheaton still stinks

  • dany

    yup that’s Wheaties!

    RB was wide open before the first down though, no one near him!

  • Paul RK

    refs are helping the Bears, not that they really need it at this point….

  • Nathanael Dory

    ARE U KIDDING ME?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    jesus damn christ. muffed punt. fumble. roughing the passer.

  • TLT11

    God and Country before the NFL ANY DAY!

  • NinjaMountie

    That was a truly bs call

  • Mister Wirez

    He was pushed.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    MAke up call

  • pdupuis

    Team looks awful; O, D $ ST.

  • DSG

    Heyward has been in the backfield all afternoon

  • #7

    No matter who you’re rooting for, that first quarter was terrible

  • Ralph Wagner

    Maybe Roethlisberger should give up his radio program and practice more of his passing skills. The guy is stinking up the joint.

    Great game plan so far.

    Go Steelers

  • Aj Gentile

    I hope you lose

  • RJ

    They really are their own worst enemy. It is amazing. They should have an additional loss column for games they give away.

  • pdupuis

    We’re playing an 0-2 team.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Bears with Zero passing yards and a 7-0 lead

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Heh, well said.

  • #7

    Pats losing. Guess they have no chance either

  • Jaybird

    Joe Haden with a TO . Book it

  • gentry_gee

    From now on I will bet against the spread for these games.

  • melblount

    The talent level between these two teams isn’t even close…yet, we trail 0-7 after one.

    Please, explain that.

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    the only thing i can figure is that the Steelers dont do well on the west coast…heat……east coast ….heat….damn snow flakes….lol

  • NinjaMountie

    Yet, if MB had caught a ball he should have caught you might be saying something different.

  • MP

    It’s just no fun.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    And ben sadly

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Mike Tomlin has a track record for that

  • TLT11

    Gutless move, they should have held there head high as True Americans!

  • Mister Wirez

    They’re in Chicago, not San Francisco… WTH?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    20 total yards gained in 1st quarter. At that rateSteelers won’t hit century mark by end of game

  • John Noh

    So reminiscent of the debacle against Philly last year. Wheaton dropping a wide open TD and all down the rathole from there.

  • DAWAARE

    really need a new fresh qb next year
    i say kellen moore maybe 🙂

  • NinjaMountie

    I’m going to say…..Football.

  • Aj Gentile

    God hates you.

  • WreckIess

    It was a joke…

  • alevin16

    great play, porter needs to teach that swat for the fumble

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Chick shining this year

  • gentry_gee

    Sad to hear about TJ.

  • jsteeler

    Chick is showing up!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Who returns the next punt…AB?

  • Jaybird

    That had fumble written all over it

  • Jeremy McClurg

    3rd and 25, dang it!

  • alevin16

    don’t jinx it, it is 3rd and long

  • gentry_gee

    How bad is TJ hurt?

  • ayub

    No darn penalties.

  • pdupuis

    Their not there.

  • NinjaMountie

    Chickillo is leading the team in sacks.

  • Mister Wirez

    OK.. was thinking .. whaa

  • Douglas Andrews

    Man I see why Deebo can’t get on the field good job Chick!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    3rd Andy 25 fangerous

  • MP

    How about a sack dance or an end zone dance that salutes the flag?

  • Still Waters

    Haha, glad you like that sort of stuff. Brainwashed, degenerate pukes rule the day in the good old USA I guess. How did that turn out for Sodom and Gomorrah, the Romans? America and the West are toast, just a matter of time.

  • Mister Wirez

    Thank God we have Shazier

  • John Noh

    Run behind Finney right down their throats. Establish some control here.

  • gentry_gee

    Americanism not globalism will be our credo.

  • jsteeler

    A Rookie Ju Ju fielding and muffing a punt. AB should finish the game off.

  • Rob

    become a professional football player and feel free to celebrate TDs however you want.

  • gentry_gee

    Yes that was a great tackle.

  • DAWAARE

    chickadillo = next brooks reed

  • Steve Johnson

    Punt Returner? There has to be a better option than Eli Rogers, he looks like a turtle back there.

  • Jaybird

    Yeah get Finney out there pulling.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Can Eli take one to the house this year?

  • Jason

    its sad when the best play by the offense was the first play when Bryant should of caught a 75 yard TD

  • Steve Johnson

    HA!

  • #7

    No

  • Michael

    who’s brooks reed?

  • Rob

    Is the thread not running smoothly for anyone else?

  • Douglas Andrews

    Agreed….catch the ball and get to the sidelines

  • Michael

    NO.

  • 6 ring circus

    Missed it…what happened? Drop?

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Real slow right now. Just busy i guess

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Ben’s accuracy is trash

  • alevin16

    Ben really looks off

  • Michael

    30 min’s ago, comments weren’t showing, I hit refresh then OK.

  • Jaybird

    Yes it’s not for me either.

  • pittfan

    Steelers 30- Bears 14. Book it

  • alevin16

    Love your optimism!

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Better

  • Ike Evans

    Ben looks shaky

  • TLT11

    The Karma Train is never late! Stand and Respect not kneel and Cower!

  • John Noh

    Is Vance McDonald inactive today?

  • Jaybird

    Here we go

  • Rob

    Yeah got it thanks!

  • alevin16

    Ben seems to do better in the hurry up…keep it up

  • MP

    Oh, OK! ducking the question AND ad hominem fallacies.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Need to stop giving up on the run. We’ve been too one dimensional this season

  • ayub

    His whole career.

  • Rick McClelland

    We’re on a drive. Keep the drive alive.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    No

  • Aj Gentile

    You have issues. You sound like you want to live in a dictatorship

  • Rob

    Yeah i’ve been refreshing hoping that helps

  • pdupuis

    Does that include clothing made and sold by a certain first family?

  • John Noh

    OK just invisible

  • alevin16

    Guess the refs figured the BEars needed a breather

  • Aj Gentile

    Book it might be the most used phase on this thread

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    what?

  • 6 ring circus

    Nah, he’s just a d*ck tater on a lonely ship.

  • Rick McClelland

    First F$#%ing down. Lets go.

  • Jaybird

    Eventually I will be correct when I say book it. It has to happen once!

  • ayub

    By a bookie none the less.

  • Rob

    It’s not really an answerable question.. Yes? No? can’t really tell people how to celebrate, so I encourage you. Anything is possible if you set your mind to it MP 🙂

  • pdupuis

    Can administrator block comments not pertains to game action?

  • Michael Cunningham

    Guys like AV get their a z z shot at to keep all of us from living in a dictatorship
    and he got hung out to dry today by his teammates
    total disrespect

  • Rob

    Missed the chance to add “book it” to the end of your comment lol

  • Aj Gentile

    We all will be at some point lol

  • Chad Sanborn

    Bell is running good today. well at least better than he has been

  • alevin16

    1000 up votes for you!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Forgot to put my terrible towel over my shoulder. Just corrected the oversight

  • ayub

    Book it.

  • Rick McClelland

    Bryant finally showing.

  • Rob

    Also put on my Ben jersey a few minutes late..apologies everyone

  • gentry_gee

    Like the easy throws they’re giving Ben.

  • John Noh

    I just think the line is better with Finney. No disrespect to Ramon.

  • Aj Gentile

    Im so upset with myself. I am sorry to everybody on this thread for missing that one. It wont happen again. Book it!

  • 6 ring circus

    Here we go, then!

  • Rob

    There we go haha

  • alevin16

    i hate the 5 wide, make the D at least think there could be a run

  • gentry_gee

    My stream is horrifically slow.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Good throw, but Bell was wide open

  • alevin16

    ugh

  • Rob

    Ben loves making things difficult doesn’t he lol

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Someone explain to me where Bryant is in the redzone. Why do we keep seeing this.

  • MP

    🙂 Yeah right!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    come on ben go short and cut them up in the middle.

  • alevin16

    good play

  • Jeremy McClurg

    I like Watson, but that’s a bad play call. How do you take out the best back in the NFL on 3rd and 1?

  • Rob

    As soon as I saw Watson in I knew we were running it right up the gut haha

  • Mister Wirez

    Love Watson.

  • Douglas Andrews

    You can’t stop the Nightmare!

  • DAWAARE

    plz no pick no pick

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Time to assert themselves

  • Chad Sanborn

    I wish we used him more

  • alevin16

    would love to see them run it in but any TD for them would be great

  • pittfan

    TD RIGHT HERE! Book it

  • Rob

    Yeah get the most out of everyones talents *glares at Haley*

  • Steve Johnson

    LOL. Then #7 shouldn’t attempt pass it.

  • alevin16

    shhhhh dont give Ben ideas

  • John Noh

    Because Lev might have danced himself for a TFL.

  • Mister Wirez

    TO instead…

  • MP

    This offense scares me. LOL. Almost a full half against Chicago with no points. Here we go!!

  • Chad Sanborn

    2 handoffs to Bell followed by a slant to AB followed by a FG for 3. ….Because Haley

  • jsteeler

    Ben is 7-8 on this drive. TD pass to Ju Ju was well defensed. Martavis was open.

  • alevin16

    who called the to?

  • Rob

    PIT

  • DAWAARE

    glad we have a good back up guard BJ finneey!!

  • Romel Roze

    I just do not understand it.

    I was pissed when I started calling out about 30% of the Steelers offensive plays, but then I realized I watch every game and their opponents do not so I will give Haley a little bit of a break. He still need to call better plays.

    Regardless of the play calling Ben just have to excute the plays and get his act together. Does he not study when we play 3rd tier teams? This is getting ridiculous.

  • #7

    All of you who said this game was over aren’t allowed to enjoy the victory if it happens

  • alevin16

    yay!

  • Sdale

    That guy’s pretty good.

  • John Noh

    Immaculate Extension 2.0

  • Rob

    I think the offense has lost it’s identity. I said this last week I think. I don’t know if we still qualify as a dink and dunk team. Definitely aren’t a run first team. But we have the pieces to be anything, and Haley has chosen nothing.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    AB

  • dany

    poor DB, he had no chance

  • MP

    It never had an identity.

  • jsteeler

    Ben to AB= TD!

  • pittfan

    Which called that one???

  • Mister Wirez

    OMG! The bubble screen worked!

  • Michael

    Was AB’s dance penalty? What’s the definition?

  • NinjaMountie

    Wait…how did this happen. I thought the game was over when the Bears scored the first TD

  • Rob

    Oh it definitely did in 2014. Quick passes.Counter runs and inside zones. More use of the FB.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Just started watching – what did I miss?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    The opening kickoff about to happen. Tie game; let’s get into it now.

    Put my Johnny Blood jersey on.

  • Nathanael Dory

    Lets go! and a good breather for the D

  • MP

    Oh, yeah, Ninja. They look great. I’ll give the Pats or GB +3 in the playoffs!

  • John Noh

    Steelers just waking up.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Steelers got an update on the Pats vs Texans game

  • Phil Brenneman II

    A lotta crap and then an AB TD. Same as every week lol.

  • MP

    As in this year.

  • Steve Johnson

    I don’t think they have lost their identity, I just think they aren’t in sync. They didn’t play that much during the preseason, the first three games thus far has been ugly.

  • Mister Wirez

    Typical 1st Qtr Steelers on the road to a lesser opponent.

  • NinjaMountie

    Okay. I’ll wait until the playoffs and see how the teams are playing before I make a premature decision.

  • #7

    The negatives only chime in when something bad happens

  • WreckIess

    Great drive right there. Good calls, Ben didn’t lock on to one guy, the line gave Bell some room to run. We need more of that now!

  • Agustin-ARG

    rogers muff punt – ben sack and fumble – chi field goal no good

  • alevin16

    It was good to see him take the checkdowns

  • MP

    No, let’s play fanboy for a few more weeks, it’s OK. We’re having fun!

  • Douglas Andrews

    O line opening up some holes for Bell was big

  • alevin16

    Damn wheaton is close

  • HopeHarveys

    Bell looking better every week

  • DAWAARE

    wow texans are actually playing well

  • #7

    Returning kickoffs is next to useless these days

  • NinjaMountie

    I thought we were all fans. My bad.
    Point being, I don’t call games after one score or playoff games in week 3.

  • Michael

    Just me or our coverage guys get there 10 yds later then opponents?

  • Ike Evans

    Artie got real lucky

  • WreckIess

    Yeah. It only took 13 years, but I think he’s got it.

  • MP

    Cue fire Haley, fire Ben, fire everybody jokes here. I’m a “hater”, but I’m a fan, too.

  • dany

    Burns burned, good job though wheaties

  • alevin16

    oh come on you had him

  • Chad Sanborn

    ugh the tackling gods arent with us

  • Jaybird

    Gotta love wheaton

  • Douglas Andrews

    Wheaton strikes again…..NOT!

  • Jeremy McClurg

    USE YOUR ARMS TO TACKLE!

  • #7

    That was poor

  • Michael

    the run was bunk.

  • Paul RK

    where is the run D ? almost 6 yds per carry….

  • Ike Evans

    Tackling and playmaking are the shortcomings of this defense but they play their tails off

  • NinjaMountie

    I don’t think you’re a hater at all. I will continue to give the people who get too excited, too early, a hard time.

  • dany

    ahh gotta finish that

  • Jeremy McClurg

    They don’t know how to tackle

  • DAWAARE

    nice tackling lol

  • Rob

    I hope so Steve. So far all we’ve seen is PI, deep passes, and crossing routes

  • Michael Mosgrove

    what is davis doing?

  • NinjaMountie

    that was beautiful wasn’t it…sigh.

  • HopeHarveys

    VW with the gimme

  • Mister Wirez

    Why don’t they wrap up? Football 101

  • Chad Sanborn

    bad tackling has become a big problem

  • #7

    As good as Heyward was last week, he’s equally as bad so far this week

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Yoi

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    I wish wrapping up was a thing in this team’s playbook

  • Douglas Andrews

    Yeah that was bad

  • dany

    Glennon is ass, Cohen is gonna keep them in this game despite him!

  • MP

    Alright, cool. I am a lover or hater based solely on my super-power abilities as a fan to control the outcome of games. If I feel they need kicked in the butt, I give it to them. If they need encouragement, I offer it freely, too. Let’s ride the supernatural waves of victory all together.

  • dany

    drop

  • alevin16

    harrison sighting

  • L Garou

    Some pretty crappy Steeler tackling, again..

  • Sdale

    Wow. A James Harrison sighting.

  • Chad Sanborn

    how was that not a fumble?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Deebo sighting on the field

  • Ike Evans

    Damn artie

  • Michael Mosgrove

    davis what are you doing? another play hes lost. vince could have stopped him if davis didnt run into him.

  • 6 ring circus

    Was the Bears, not Steelers

  • Rob

    Rule is you have to “become a runner” to have possession and then lose it

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Gonna lose buy 50 against the Chiefs, Patriots, and Packers

  • Rick McClelland

    Harrison needs to be out there full time today. Time to bring the heat.

  • #7

    Eye roll

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Have Steelers had any sacks?

  • Paul RK

    hold em to 3….

  • #7

    One

  • NinjaMountie

    chick

  • Jaybird

    Where is Hargrave?????

  • Chad Sanborn

    im sure we will lose but prob not by 50

  • Jeremy McClurg

    You don’t think so?

  • jsteeler

    Artie burns is getting Burnt today. Poor technique.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    30 playing like this

  • Douglas Andrews

    Not sure what VW was doing on that last play either

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    these guys are not the brightest people, if they were they would wrap up the legs

  • DAWAARE

    texans 20 pats 14

  • Michael

    Can’t play NFL quality ball with burrito in your pocket?

  • Hodge175

    Once again on the road playing down to a lesser team

  • Jaybird

    No pass rush. How bout we get Javon in there .

  • WreckIess

    I think it was supposed to be Davis, but he got caught up on the crosser.

  • #7

    I haven’t heard Dupree’s name once

  • DAWAARE

    so how bad is tj’s injury?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Texans back up

  • Jaybird

    ????

  • alevin16

    well it was a nice tie while we had it

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    did you just see dupree be a wuss

  • Chad Sanborn

    this team has no sense of urgency when they play and no discipline. signs of a bad coach

  • Rob

    Wonder if on patriots fan site they are giving belichick the ol’ “playing down to a lesser team” trope too or if they are entirely nonchalant

  • Michael Mosgrove

    3rd time this drive davis is out of position. my god.

  • NinjaMountie

    I think his groin fell off

  • Sdale

    Not a good game so far for Shazier. Getting run over and run around.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    We beat the chiefs twice last year and once by 30. I understand the fear if them playing like this against brady or a-rod, but come on.

  • Clutterbox

    Absolutely terrible

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Laughable

  • DAWAARE

    wow run defense sucks

  • Michael Mosgrove

    burned by the guy that i wanted the steelers to take. oyyyy.

  • HopeHarveys

    God forbid the Bengals or Ravens get Mike Glennon

  • #7

    Should’ve let him score

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    So… Tuitt comes back and fixes all this, right? I

  • Chad Sanborn

    got our butts handed to us this drive. 100+ yards rushing for the bears. only the first half

  • melblount

    Well, at least our stated defensive objective is to stop the run first.

    Stack that up with “Best Offense On Paper.”

  • Michael

    Lame

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    God, I hate watching this defense.

  • NinjaMountie

    yeah…that sucks….big

  • Steve Johnson

    PATHETIC!!

  • Paul RK

    EMBARRASSING !!!

  • Ike Evans

    Listen I said this B4 the draft…during the draft after the draft….last year and this year

    Bud Dupree is not that good.

  • Michael

    Hear that? 100 yd rushing first half alone.

  • John Noh

    All right, bleep, get any kind of points before the half here.

  • dany

    I hadn’t seen the Jordan Howard hype personally, this kid is the real deal. Him and Cohen will grant them several wins the next couple of years, regardless of their QB

  • Paul RK

    when can Timmons return ?

  • Douglas Andrews

    Way to go Tyler

  • Jeremy McClurg

    This is a disgrace. Just glad we signed Tomlin for more games like this

  • Michael Mosgrove

    why didnt we draft shaheen again?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    ONLy the Steelers can make Mike Glennon look like Tom Brady

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Glennon looks about as good as Ben does today to be honest.

  • MP

    Wow the Bears are over 100 yards rushing. Lookin good!

  • Mister Wirez

    Who is 44? Blew an assignment. NM. Dirty Red

  • Jason

    FYI the defense is not a strength, the line is getting beat bad and they aren’t even covering guys

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Wonder if the defense makes any adjustments at half to, you know, not let them score when they get the ball to start

  • L Garou

    Ben… fumble!!

  • alevin16

    do a flacco special

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Matakevich

  • Michael James

    Just let Howard & Co. run, seems like a good idea, since that’s literally their only way of winning on offense. Just pathetic.

  • Jaybird

    It’s cause we can’t stop the run

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    I think I’m starting to be convinced. He’s largely invisible and blockable by a single player.

  • melblount

    Tell me Timmons wouldn’t be the a starter on this team. Key play of that drive, Vince Willaims missed tackle in the backfield on 3rd down.

  • #7

    “You rotten bums! You overpaid weenies! Wild thing you make my butt sting! I detest you! Back up the truck! Back it up!!”

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Is this 2015???

  • WreckIess

    He’s completed 5 passes for 33 yards. That was the easiest TD throw a QB could make…

  • Rob

    Yeah idk if it was him or Fort but someone failed to do their job

  • Tim Zernick

    This is where we see the Steelers weakness against the run. Hopefully they make adjustments at the half.

  • DAWAARE

    bring back casey hampton WAAAA

  • NinjaMountie

    I was thinking this was last year. Was it week 3 we lost to the Eagles. I forget.

  • WreckIess

    What part of that was his fault? Lol

  • Rick McClelland

    Adjustment like maybe not let them gain yardage on running plays

  • Michael

    UNDER thrown this time.

  • alevin16

    run bryant down the middle

  • DAWAARE

    man AB beat him too..

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Remember, we almost lost to the Browns. This team is badly coached, and needs a wake up call badly.

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    dirt red

  • pittfan

    Martay is having a good game👍

  • MP

    Wake up call? I think we’re dillusional. This is the team that never was.

  • #7

    Do you ever stop bitching? Serious question

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Ben’s deep ball is really off. That should have been a td for ab but he had to wait for it.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    No

  • Chad Sanborn

    no flag on that? hmmm

  • HopeHarveys

    Obvious PI. Pulled the arm down.

  • Ike Evans

    There’s this thing called contain…
    He hasn’t had it all game

  • dany

    Ben’s an animal

  • MP

    He’s raising a fair point.

  • Chad Sanborn

    just take a knee

  • #7

    You really should consider it. It’s not healthy

  • Steve Johnson

    Yep, how they didn’t call that one?

  • Jeremy McClurg

    AB hurt

  • Sdale

    Just because it’s thrown up for a jump ball doesn’t mean it’s not PI. He was definitely there early.

  • MP

    JV team

  • NinjaMountie

    That was absolute PI

  • #7

    For what? The 280th time today? I get it

  • L Garou

    Already this year it’s easy to see Ben is getting old..

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Maybe a new thread will help. Need points

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Ben has looked better these last 2 drives.

  • Steve Johnson

    No! Too much time on the clock to do that.

  • dany

    one shot

  • #7

    Nooooooo. Take the 3

  • NinjaMountie

    Good drive…now don’t miss.

  • #7

    Lol of course

  • Steve Johnson

    Blocked!

  • dany

    whatt

  • Douglas Andrews

    You just jinxed us

  • dany

    it got knocked out haha

  • alevin16

    sigh

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    OMG. I picked the wrong day to quit tweakin

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    what a stupid dude

  • Rob

    wutttt

  • Dee Evolution

    Touchback

  • Ike Evans

    Turning this game off….it’s been decided…trash announcer jinxed boz

  • John Noh

    Fox should cut that clown at halftime.

  • NinjaMountie

    welp…..bad stinking half.

  • MP

    Should of took a knee like they did earlier

  • #7

    Leon Lett

  • DAWAARE

    llol desean jackson

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Where’s my alcohol

  • dany

    Anyone else like McDonald now?

  • #7

    Vance McDonald = awesome

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Can’t be a safety, possession changed idiots

  • alevin16

    best we could have hoped for with the way this game is going. I hope that fires up the Steelers

  • HopeHarveys

    Steve Tasker was number 89 too

  • Michael Mosgrove

    jesus christ

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    McDonald earned some $$

  • Douglas Andrews

    Nice Hustle

  • #7

    Beebe was the guy in the SB not Tasker

  • Chad Sanborn

    so messed up

  • NinjaMountie

    who cares about the illegal batting of the ball. this will bite the Bears

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    We need Watt and Tuitt, bad

  • melblount

    Get that Bears player’s phone number. He looks STOOPID enough to play for us.

  • HopeHarveys

    Derp. I got the number right at least.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Trent Green learn the damn rule book

  • Chris92021

    Absolutely awful. Butler’s unit is getting ran on, Smith’s unit are Keystone Kops, and Haley’s unit is meh. We are lucky to be down by 7.

  • Dee Evolution

    Greg Gumbel is slaying me with his editorializing. Yes, it was a dumb play, but you do not have to demonize celebrations.

  • Rob

    what a mess of a first half

  • Michael Mosgrove

    we need solid play on all 3 units.

  • Michael

    Our karma is way off today. I suggest we change underwear or bring out lucky charms.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    What a dumbass lol

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    LOL that was the absolute ugliest half of football I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Ha, seriously, get over it. He made a mistake and slowed up a little too soon.

  • Michael

    You can’t uncoach cocky.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    How is it a safety. It was bears ball and they fumbled

  • HopeHarveys

    I thought these refs were full time now. How come nobody knows the rule on this?

  • Steve Johnson

    First Half? The first three games have been garbage by the Offense.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Vance might have just saved the game.

  • dany

    this is too confuding

  • Mister Wirez

    Berry should have dove on the ball.

  • Steelers12

    new to football are you

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Wait, are the replacement refs back?

  • #7

    Trent Green is atrocious

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Then it would have definitely been a safety

  • Douglas Andrews

    If we come back and win Vance McDonald gets 2 game balls…hell of a hustle play.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Just like if a interception is fumbled through the endzone, FOR A TOUCHBACK

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    This is a team who plays down to their competition. Always will be under this coach… They are who we thought they were. You wanna crown ’em, then crown ’em. BUT THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE.

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Not at all

  • Rob

    I’m definitely not defending the offense so far this year haha any takers?

  • WreckIess

    He didn’t lose contain. The plays have gone inside the tackle lol.

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    he was a dumb ass

  • Michael Conrad

    The announcers are terrible.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    The offense has been getting carried by the other units. They’ve yet to step up.

  • L Garou

    Damn, does Gumbel want da Bears or what!

  • Steelers12

    im a Tomlin guy all the way but Mike you need to talk to Hayley and Butler about this performance

  • L Garou

    He didn’t swat it out, he ‘accidentally’ knocked it out when he tried to grab it. Duh.

  • Steelers12

    WTF

  • Chad Sanborn

    the ruling is wrong

  • Dee Evolution

    That is bull. That ball was fumbled into the endzone!

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Say what now

  • Michael Mosgrove

    we lose this game.

  • alevin16

    and they can still get the TD, incredible

  • Douglas Andrews

    Need to get up in both their faces!!

  • Steelers12

    Bullshit

  • HopeHarveys

    99 yard turnover TD for Pittsburgh right here

  • dany

    ah now it stopped being funny

  • Rob S.

    Total bullshit! They used video replay as a means to get a rules explanation from New York

  • gentry_gee

    WHAT??

  • L Garou

    LOL, we was robbed!

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    LOL so 21-7. Great

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    What a BS lol. Call. Was this called in from NYC?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    this team man.

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    they deserve to lose this game

  • alevin16

    glennon can sneak it

  • RJ

    That makes no sense at all.

  • dany

    what the hell is this

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Solid work, FG unit

  • Chad Sanborn

    haha so dumb what a horrible reffed game.

  • NinjaMountie

    wow….that’s crazy

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Confirmed. Replacement refs are back

  • Rob

    wow unbelievable

  • gentry_gee

    WTF? I’M TURNING OFF THIS GAME. F#%K the NFL.

  • HopeHarveys

    False start on the Bears, LOL. It’s still pre-season.

  • Mister Wirez

    We were now the Defense. Time ends.

  • Douglas Andrews

    What kind of call is that

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    This is why ratings are down and college football is way better

  • LucasY59

    why is this not a touchback???

  • dany

    good god…

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    i have seen some rotten eggs but this is horrible

  • gentry_gee

    SUCH BS.

  • Sdale

    WHY should they get a play here?

  • Michael Cunningham

    Karma ….

  • alevin16

    sad very very sad

  • #7

    This game is one giant fluster cuck on all sides

  • dany

    now he misses

  • Rob S.

    That’s what I’m wondering. Shouldn’t it be half the distance to the goal Steelers ball at the 10?

  • Douglas Andrews

    Run the ball towards Tyler. He usually gets pyledrived on the goal line

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Fire Tomlin. Sorry, be mad

  • RJ

    shouldn’t that be the end of the half since it was a penalty on the offense with no time?

  • gentry_gee

    BS LEAGUE. F@$K EM.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    How’s that not a touchback?

  • melblount

    Steelers FO calling Marcus Cooper: “Marcus, we think you are STOOPID enough to play for us. Interested?”

  • L Garou

    Where’s Officer Barbrady (Goodell) when we need him?!
    We was robbed!

  • gentry_gee

    Yes.

  • Sdale

    It’s one untimed down and they mucked it up…it’s a penalty on them and should have ended the half.

  • Steelers12

    should of let it go the first time

  • Steeler4EverNoMore

    i dont understand that either

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    I hate Clete Blakeman lol. How is he still a referee?

  • MP

    Glad that half is over.

  • DAWAARE

    so what would have happened if berry just dive on to the ball
    Safety?

  • gentry_gee

    I AM LIVID.

  • Steelers12

    to what????

  • Didi makes me Euphorius (J.C.)

    Yep

  • #7

    Nobody knows NFL rules. Far too many of them

  • Douglas Andrews

    Touchback

  • Steve Johnson

    I thought the same thing. And to think, I almost purchase tickets to go to this game.

  • gentry_gee

    F!$K THE NFL. IM DONE.

  • melblount

    Mike Tomlin: “It’s September football.”

    (Read, “We are NOT prepared to play.”)

  • Chris92021

    We should have stayed in the locker room.

  • WreckIess

    A touchback

  • NinjaMountie

    NO

  • Jason Vancil

    Expect a ruling from League. That should’ve been ruled a Touchback.

  • Ike Evans

    They could easily still win this game…..I just don’t think they will

  • DAWAARE

    well at least it was 3 instead of 7
    muahahah

  • Chad Sanborn

    the bears are handing us our hat today. the refs are clearly against us. the coaches for our team have their heads burried in the sand.

  • Steve Johnson

    YOU SAID IT – This is Pathetic and inexcusable. It kills me how some people come on this message board and defend this Sh$+.

  • Matt Hatchett

    They are finished for the year after that stupid decision to not come out for the National Anthem. Villanueva is the only true man on that team. They are divided and they are finished. I will not waste 3 hours of my life on these cowards!

  • NinjaMountie

    I’m calling 28-24 Steelers.

  • pittfan

    Yup

  • Darth Blount 47

    That play at the end of the half should be studied and dissected for the next 30 years. I’m perplexed as to why the Bears had the ball at the 1/2 yd line. I’m also perplexed as to how the Steelers aren’t down 21-7. OR up 24-0 against a crappy Bears team. My head hurts now.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    dont blame the refs. steelers are 25-23 vs sub 500 teams. in last 6 years.

  • stan

    That false start should’ve ended the half right?

  • alevin16

    I really feel like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. Every time we play a bad team I hope we will kick that monkey off our back and just like Lucy the Steelers pull that away

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Would have laughed my butt off if they ran that last play with just a few of our guys out there. Could we fire Tomlin then?

  • NinjaMountie

    Okie dokie then

  • Agustin-ARG

    Tomlin says that his team will not be participating in the second half

  • Chad Sanborn

    that should have been a safety 2pts. end of half

  • Jason Vancil

    Half expected this [performance. Dolphins game redux from last season.

  • ayub

    Have a nice day.

  • stan

    I’ve seen a false start end a half with zero on the clock.

  • Douglas Andrews

    a few adjustments here and there and I see the Steelers pulling this one out easily. Problem is adjustments aren’t exactly Mike T’s strong suit.

  • Jason Vancil

    I’m fairly certain that should’ve been ruled a touchback.

  • melblount

    If Mike Tomlin keeps NOT preparing his team over-and-over again to play weak opponents expecting to still win, is it insanity, or consistency?

  • Douglas Andrews

    True Stan I thought there was a clock run off

  • LucasY59

    if he falls on it it should be a Touch Back, the Bears had possesion and fumbled, there was no possession until the ball is in the endzone, so if Berry grabs it its a TB and even if its a Safety thats 2 pts instead of 3…

  • Kevin Schwartz

    I find it humorous how many users I don’t recognize are chiming in randomly to say that they’re done with the NFL/Steelers/Steelersdepot…

  • Michael

    or for ratings?

  • Zarbor

    Looks like this team wasn’t prepared to play. Either they underestimated the Bears or as they do, play to the level of their competition. Pathetic first half in just about every area. Almost nothing went right. Team has a looooong way to go to be contenders.

  • Sonny Saks

    I’m not felling that at all typical let down game

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Why am I doing this to myself?

  • Jason Vancil

    The elephant in the room is the poor road play of Ben R.

  • Michael Cunningham

    not ready to play football
    too worried about making a “statement”
    that’s what happens when you put your personal political activism before your profession
    especially in the NFL
    if Tomlin loses this game he will never hear the end of it from all the Yinzers back in Pittsburgh ..

  • Jeremy McClurg

    I call it like it is. This game could easily be 24 – 7 Bears. Glad we prepared. You’d think they’d come out with some steam right in the 2nd half right? In these situations in year’s past under this coaching regime, they play even worse. Hope not.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    I don’t know, Falcons played the Bears pretty close Week 1, and I’d still consider them contenders.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Like a new offensive coordinator and head coach

  • NinjaMountie

    yeah…I could be wrong. I try to save the complaining until after we lose. I like to remain optimistic until then.

  • Steve Johnson

    This is entirely on The Head Coach and Coaching Staff. Players are accountable as well. No Excuse For This.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Isn’t this the new process where the review is from NYC?

  • Michael

    Changing your kid’s gooey diaper’s more rewarding than the first half.

  • John Noh

    The refs are making up the rules as they go along.

  • John Noh

    Let’s give credit to Vance for a hell of a hustle play.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I thought it was a direct line to Goodell’s office where he sits like Montgomery Burns, rubbing his hands, just waiting to job the Stillers. Could be way off, though. 😉

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    New thread is up

  • NinjaMountie

    We’ll get a turnover on their first drive and then we’ll have a half like they did where everything goes our way. Yeah….this.

  • melblount

    We are being outplayed and out-coached by a fringe NFL team whose HC has only won 9 games in this his 3rd season.

    Read it slowly and try to understand it.

    If that’s possible, you can now understand why we will once again NOT host the AFC Title Game and will NOT advance to a Super Bowl.

    It’s that easy folks.

  • pittfan

    Ben doesn’t play D

  • NinjaMountie

    I’d agree…if he were having a bad game but he’s not.

  • pittfan

    This!

  • Axel

    And of course the Steelers are keeping true to form

  • NinjaMountie

    So, you’re saying we will not be the one team who wins the SB. Brave prediction.

  • pittfan

    Premature prognostication

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    He is..

  • Grant Humphrey

    This is ridiculous this shouldn’t be a close game but here we are trailing to a bad team.

  • Axel

    Looks like “what”

  • NinjaMountie

    but he’s not

  • 6 ring circus

    Gtfh…thats dumb

  • Zarbor

    Even if they find a way to win this game in the second half which looks very shaky, I still will consider this game an L since the Bears are not contenders but we are supposed to be. In three weeks of football, I don’t see it. I just see a lot of talent on paper…..I can only assume that the biggest problem here is coaching on all levels on this team.

    Love Munch – but the o-line looks more than suspect
    Questioning Butler – defense now looks weak against the run
    Haley – looks like the biggest failure coming out the gates since this unit sucks the most
    Danny – well until today not bad

    Tomlin – team looks ill prepared this game.

  • Axel

    Totally agree, ridiculous

  • Chad Sanborn

    ill go a step further and say we won;t win a playoff game

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Clearly you haven’t been watching, sure he’s had worse games, but he’s definitely stinking it up. Not at all.

  • 6 ring circus

    Be frustrated cause it aint happnin, captain!

  • Taylor Williams

    But he’s an elite QB that needs to score

  • Matt Hatchett

    He is the only true man on that team

  • 6 ring circus

    Define Karma and how it applies here.

  • Steve Johnson

    What he’ll is Eli thinking?

  • NinjaMountie

    We may not even make the playoffs. No way to know that now.

  • Dee Evolution

    He’s like a fighter that’s taken too many hits. Throw in the towel and live to fight another day.

  • Chad Sanborn

    we only won our first 2 games because we got some lucky breaks. today we aren’t. when luck is the deciding factor of your wins and losses your record is 8-8

  • NinjaMountie

    Yeah…I just can’t call this a bad game. 60+ percent completion, 150 yds, 1 td 0 int and a 95 rating.
    He had a rough patch but turned it on. If it were bad I’d say it with no problem.

  • HopeHarveys

    AB MVP

  • Dee Evolution

    Closest thing to Lynn Swann

  • Steve Johnson

    #7 is too infatuated going deep with the ball. Then he nearly throws an interception. The Steelers need a QB.

  • Dee Evolution

    No running game…

  • Dee Evolution

    Here comes luck…. Not enough visual evidence to overturn the call on the field.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Would Tom Brady have made that throw? I rest my case.

  • Dee Evolution

    Thank you… Thank you… No need for applause.

  • Nolrog

    It’s the PI offense that Tomlin denied last week. Clearly that’s exactly what they are doing.

  • jsteeler

    Steelers defense will shine today!

  • Nolrog

    Starting when?

  • Steelers12

    U are reaching

  • Tontokitty Millican

    Ughhhhhhh How the heck are we going to win a Super Bowl if nothing changes ? I get that there’s players hurt but a lot of teams have players hurt ,Where is some sort of domination ? I should’ve known ,history repeating all over the league today ! How the heck can they not win against the Bears ? Pathetic .sometimes it’s so frustrating being a steeler fan ! Ben ,advice , wear light weight sunglasses

  • Tontokitty Millican

    Steelers win 1 time in 13 games …packers have never beaten the Bengals ..should be interesting .. Jaguars have played so much in London it’s like home field , the Bucs have lost to the Vikings against their back up qb’s all the time …it was glaring me in the face ..all these stats ..why would I wow think steelers may want to change things and take advantage of Ravens loss. My mistake

  • TLT11

    That’s what we get!

  • TLT11

    Burn

  • TLT11

    You were saying?