2017 Week 7 Steelers Vs Bengals Live Update And Discussion Thread – First Half

The Steelers have in front of them a golden opportunity today. With the Ravens having already fallen to 3-4, they face the 2-3 Bengals at home with a chance to go 5-2, tying for the best record in the AFC (and the second-best record in the NFL), which would vault them into the top seed in the playoffs.

In order to win today, they will have to do so without a couple of key starters, as Stephon Tuitt and Marcus Gilbert are both out. But the Bengals will also be without Adam Jones, a big loss at cornerback, and wide receivers John Ross and Tyler Boyd are also sidelined.

The Steelers won the opening coin toss and chose to receive, beginning with a touchback. Reports before the game said that Martavis Bryant would be involved more today. The first play from scrimmage was an end-around for him, gaining just a couple yards. On second and eight, it was Le’Veon Bell trailing Roosevelt Nix off right end for four. On third and four, Ben Roethlisberger threw to Bell, who was wide open for a first down and more, finding space down the field thanks to a block from JuJu Smith-Schuster down the field.

Following the 23-yard gain, Bell flanked out wide across midfield, Roethlisberger faking the screen right and instead finding Antonio Brown on a slant for 16. Following an eight-yarder from Bell, the offense stayed on the ground for three more and a first down to the 20. Still on the ground, some excellent blocking off right end on the pull picked up another 11 or 12, setting up first and goal.

Marked at the nine, it was yet another run, this time up the middle, but stopped after two yards. On second and goal, Roethlisberger found Brown for his third touchdown of the season, and second in as many games, beating Darqueze Dennard off a stacked formation to the left, the Steelers getting I think their first touchdown on their opening drive of the season.

Following good coverage on the kickoff, stopped at the 17, Jeremy Hill picked up five yards on first down on the ground. On second and five for Andy Dalton and the Bengals, the quarterback found A.J. Green off play action at the 37. This time Hill was stopped for a loss, tackled by T.J. Watt. On second down, Dalton just barely got the ball to an elevated Green right at the first-down marker, Artie Burns just under the ball.

From the 47 now, Hill was stopped for a yard or two up the middle. Mike Hilton absolutely smoked Giovani Bernard trying to catch a screen pass behind the line of scrimmage, forcing an incompletion. A check-down pass to Tyler Kroft was stopped well short of the first down by Hilton and Ryan Shazier. The punt was downed at about the 10-yard line, taking a forward bounce from about the five.

After a pair of short runs from Bell, Roethlisberger in traffic couldn’t find Eli Rogers coming clean between two defenders coming cross the middle to the left, resulting in a three-and-out. Jordan Berry was able to induce a fair catch on the other side of the field. Not a great distance, but no return is a plus.

From the Bengals’ 47, Dalton was forced to throw the ball away on first down with Watt getting pressure on an inside move. On second down, Joe Mixon was able to cut back for a big gain down to the 27.

Sean Davis tackled him after a one-yard gain on the following play. Joe Haden knocked Brandon FaFell out of bounds after a four-yarder, setting up third and five. On the play, Dalton was able to connect with Green for 16 yards between Hilton and Davis, with the Bengals picking up the blitz well, setting up first and goal.

From the seven, Dalton ran the bootleg but couldn’t find his tight end, Anthony Chickillo getting a tip on the ball, making a nice play. On second down, Havon Hargrave held on to Mixon after a short gain up the middle. Dalton found LaFell for the touchdown with Mike Mitchell in coverage, completing a 53-yard drive on a well-thrown football.

Following a touchback, Bell could only find space for a yard as the first quarter ends tied at 7 apiece. Out of a five-wide look, Roethlisberger found Rogers for the first time since week two for a 10-yard gain and a new set of downs. James Conner checked in on the following play and fought up the middle for five yards. Vance McDonald came up with the big catch down the field vertically on the post for a big gain down to the 31.

Right off the next play, Roethlisberger found rookie Smith-Schuster open down the field for the touchdown. He and Bell played hide and seek afterward as the Steelers grabbed the lead back, 14-7.

Alex Erickson this time got out to the 25-yard line, taking the ball out from five yards deep. Watt made the tackle in Mixon for two yards on first down. Cameron Heyward pounded Dalton up the middle on a deep incompletion on second down. Now third and long, Dalton was able to find Erickson running free for a big gain near midfield, finding the open window in the coverage.

At the 49, Dalton hit the flea-flicker down the field, but far incomplete. Burns and Mitchell collided down the field, and Dalton took a shot from Watt as well. Following a short gain for Mixon to the left, the Steelers were penalized for a hold on L.T. Walton, an automatic first down.

Now across midfield, the pass was dumped off to Mixon up the left side for a solid gain of eight. Dalton found LaFell for 10 in front of Shazier. From the 27, Mixon picked up 17 on the draw as the Steelers continue to allow teams long runs on the ground.

Inside the red zone now, at the 10, Mixon was thrown down for no gain. After a throwaway on second down that barely got out of bounds, Dalton found LaFell down to the one-yard line, Hilton forcing him out. On fourth and one, showing run, Dalton went play-action and hit Kroft for the easy touchdown, the backup linebackers biting on the run, resulting in a tie game in the one game in which the offense looks to be in sync, the defense unable to take advantage.

The Bengals forced a return, fielded by Terrell Watson out to the 21. Bell was good for seven on first down on the draw to begin the intended response drive. Roethlisberger had his arm hit on second down by Carlos Dunlap. Roethlisberger was able to get the Bengals to jump offside on third down, about the second and third time he’s gotten that this year.

From the 33, Bell got to the left edge and turned upfield, smacking the safety and still going for more, getting about eight on the play. Looking long, Roethlisberger eventually checked down and picked up the first down and far more, avoiding a number of tacklers for a long, long gain, stiff-arming Dre Kirkpatrick in the process, down to the 17.

After the 42-yard reception, Bell got the carry for three yards. The second-down play was blown dead on a neutral zone infraction on Vontaze Burfict, making it second and two from the nine. On the play, Bell fell forward for three, setting up first and goal from the six.

Bell wasn’t able to get anything on first down, thrown down at the line of scrimmage out to the edge. On second down, Roethlisberger found Martavis Bryant down to the three. On the other side of the two-minute warning, with four wide, Roethlisberger couldn’t find anybody open, just tossing the ball toward the back of the end zone where no defender would be able to reach it, settling for a field goal. Chris Boswell regained the lead for the Steelers, 17-14, with 1:50 remaining in the first half.

Following a touchback, Dalton threw to Bernard, smashed by Davis on an incompletion. On the draw, Bernard was smothered for no gain, the Steelers calling a timeout with 1:42 to play in advance of a third and 11. Dalton just scrambled on third down, having nothing open, just to make sure the Steelers would have to use another timeout. But they will still have another with 1:35 left on the clock ahead of the punt.

With a fair catch at the 22 from Brown off a 52-yard punt, Bell bobbled a check-down for a huge loss of seven yards. On second and 17, Roethlisberger found Brown for 23 yards in between two defenders on a great throw. With 48 seconds left, out to the 39, Roethlisberger, Smith-Schuster slipped out of a tackle for a nine-yard gain and got out of bounds. On second and one, it was McDonald over the middle, making a tackler miss down to the 44, clocking the ball with 22 seconds left. A 12 men on the field penalty was called on the Bengals.

Now at the 39, close to field goal range, a deep shot to Brown drew a pass interference penalty on Kirkpatrick that set up first and goal at the five. Now 16 seconds to go, Roethlisberger looked for McDonald on a back-shoulder in the back of the end zone, but the tight end couldn’t come up with it. Would have been a nice catch, but should have been one. On second down, they ran the ball with Bell unable to advance. The officials screwed the Steelers by not granting their timeout for four seconds, finally calling it at three rather than seven. Boswell did connect on the field goal to extend the lead to 20-14.

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  • afrazier9

    Let’s GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!

  • HopeHarveys

    Wrap it up Titans, I’m ready for some Steelers football!

  • afrazier9

    We need a good game plan no five wide set on the first series. Run play action will when the game for us that’s how we could take a couple shots deep.

  • afrazier9

    Lol

  • Danny Porter

    #HereWeGo!!
    Stomp the Bungels

  • Darth Blount 47

    “Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got fun & games. We’ve got everything you’d want…”

  • afrazier9

    He missed it wow

  • DirtDawg1964

    The Ravens truly are awful. They had 208 yards of offence today. And that included 68 on the final drive.

    And we’re upset with our offence!

  • alevin16

    I think Succup saw the TO and just kicked it for the heck of it. Although it would be so totally Browns for him to miss that and then get it

  • 6 ring circus

    The Colts really, I mean really suck. Gave up 9 sacks, by my last count, to the Jag-offs.

  • afrazier9

    Lol

  • HopeHarveys

    Browns LOSE Ravens LOSE! Bengals feel free to make it 3 for 3 in the AFC North!

  • alevin16

    OK you can all call me a downer but everything is just setting up too perfect. I so hope I am wrong

  • afrazier9

    This is when the run begins.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Honest question: If the Ravens offered us a 1st round pick for Martavis, how many of you would say yes?

  • Jaybird

    The Steelers offense is finally go to show up today. Enjoy the game boys.

  • Danny Porter

    Yes

  • alevin16

    ooo that is tempting

  • Jaybird

    For their 1st- a high 1st rounder because they will have a losing record this year- —-maybe! LOL

  • Danny Porter

    Who has the big game on defense today?
    I say Hargrave

  • HopeHarveys

    I’d do it. Ravens will have a top 15 pick at least.

  • afrazier9

    Lol you feeling good Jaybird

  • Jason Vancil

    Basically we dont have any faith that they can play 2 good games in a row.

  • HopeHarveys

    I like Hargrave. Step in big for Tuitt. Show some versatility and pass rush ability!

  • Jason Vancil

    Right now. I would sign the papers.

  • Jaybird

    My pregame prediction
    1) Bryant scored aTD
    2)Haden gets a pick
    3) McDonald scores a TD to go with 5 catches

  • Jason Vancil

    We would have to get Ozzie pretty drunk first.

  • SilverSteel

    Sup JB? Enjoy the game!

  • Jaybird

    Going with Haden – he’s getting a pick today and shutting down whoever he’s covering

  • SilverSteel

    Enjoy the game Heavy D!

  • Jaybird

    Yeah but they didn’t show last week. The run game did. But today will be a complete effort

  • Chad Weiss

    Time to take control of the division today. We gonna make a statement today,lets hope it’s a good one. Bengals pass defense is tough, I would love to see Ben get some home revenge from two weeks ago. Come out like a lions and turn them sob into lambs. This is our house and they’re not gonna beat us in our house.Time to put Bengals in their place like the little brother they are!

  • HopeHarveys

    You think Haden will cover Green all day, or will Artie get in there too?

  • Jaybird

    Likewise bro.

  • 6 ring circus

    Booking this game, just like I booked KC…Book it, Dano.

  • SilverSteel

    Yes but only for a QB in the 1st

  • Darth Blount 47

    Have you seen their WR core? It is pitiful. Bryant goes off today and then we make the call. Lol.

  • Michael Cunningham

    Bryant breaks out against the Bengals .. he has their number
    I predict a big day for him

  • Darth Blount 47

    I do think they could be about to sliiiide.

  • Jaybird

    I am 0-42 in my book its . I will refrain from them today.

  • Jason Vancil

    I just can’t see Oz giving up a high 1st rounder for a guy on a Suspension high wire

  • HopeHarveys

    Well his agent did start that drama this week. Tantrums tend to result in more targets.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Vikings & Titans did their job in AFC North – can Steelers do their part?

  • Darth Blount 47

    At the very least it would give us a ton of ammo come draft time.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Sinfully.

  • Darth Blount 47

    That was quick! Lol.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    We in there like swimwear! What up fellas!!! ✌️

  • 6 ring circus

    lol, Well, I can only be right or wrong on a w/l.. You book all kinds of prop bets, lol.

  • Jaybird

    Haden and Artie will play who ever is on their side. Doubt they move around to get AJ.

  • Chad Weiss

    Shazier and Williams gonna have a field day. Bell dominant against Bengals today imo

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    him and McDonald

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Let’s not suck today on offense/ red zone please.

  • Michael

    If you lose this bet, we meet at Olive Garden your treat.

  • Yeshaya

    Ok good, he’s been appeased.

  • 6 ring circus

    MB goes down easy. No Bell like footwork.

  • Darth Blount 47

    GREASE alert!

  • Jaybird

    Squeak , squeak.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’ll never be so happy to get a question wrong! Lol.

  • HopeHarveys

    WR blocking has been awesome this year.

  • alevin16

    Smart play by Ben

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Nice catch Bell! Could have gotten more yds tho!

  • Darth Blount 47

    JJSS with the seal down block!

  • Michael Cunningham

    and no hold lol

  • Chad Weiss

    Ben needs to pump fake more!!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    td byant

  • Yeshaya

    Which for him is huge

  • Darth Blount 47

    Way to go through the progression quickly, Ben!

  • alevin16

    I still do not like the 5 wide, although I did see that 26 started in the backfield

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    completely agree

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Let’s sco some points!

  • Rob S.

    Anybody else see the two-footed up Kick from Burfict on the second play of the game?

  • Jason Vancil

    McDonald is a good blocker

  • alevin16

    Need at TD!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    re

  • HopeHarveys

    100%

  • Yeshaya

    Please redzone playcalling, don’t get silly.

  • Michael Cunningham

    Nix is knocking skulls

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Lol!

  • Paul RK

    FG is NOT an option !!!!

  • Yeshaya

    Yeah. He’s scum

  • alevin16

    Nixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Darth Blount 47

    Rosie leads the way!

  • Chad Weiss

    Blocking is looking great.Something bout this line vs Bengals

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    I love Rosie nix man.

  • Jason Vancil

    dont stop running

  • 6 ring circus

    110

  • Rob S.

    Right in front of the official I have no idea how there’s no call

  • Yeshaya

    Haven’t really been tested in pass protection though. If hubbard holds up though we’re golden

  • alevin16

    I think playaction to a TE could work

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    McDonald’s

  • Darth Blount 47

    We need to get creative here, Haley. Get. A. Touch.

  • Chad Sanborn

    AB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason Vancil

    TD AB!!!!!

  • Yeshaya

    ANTONIO!!!

  • Jaybird

    NICE!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    good ball placement

  • HopeHarveys

    Ben looking sharp off the bat

  • alevin16

    not too much holding on AB

  • Chad Sanborn

    How many opening drive TDs do we have this season?

  • Darth Blount 47

    BOOMIN’!!!!!!!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    AB simply the Best! PERIOD! PROVE ME WRONG!

  • 6 ring circus

    Continue to press the foot…to the neck…

  • Darth Blount 47

    Big Ben lives!

  • Danny Porter

    Nice drive

  • Yeshaya

    I think that might be our first

  • Jaybird

    Ben looks MVP like today. Is my boy back ?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I hear Business is Boomin’!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    wrong tony toe tap is better

  • alevin16

    Come on he is not in Limas Sweed’s universe…and for that I say thank god!

  • Darth Blount 47

    He ain’t neva left.

  • Agustin-ARG

    Perfect drive!!

  • Applebite

    I hope they’ll eventually get Bryant and somebody at TE more involved in this one….

  • Jaybird

    Preach it Darth!!!

  • Chad Weiss

    Could it be? Is this offense gonna start flashing?

  • Nathanael Dory

    finally scored on the first drive!!!!

  • Buccos9

    A TD throw in the middle of the end zone! My heart soars like a hawk.

  • Rick McClelland

    That may be the best drive I’ve watched yet this year. Defense time.

  • Rob

    Haha I’m so far behind on my stream..lets get this W

  • NinjaMountie

    Can’t complain about that drive. Good balance. Now hope the D plays well.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I would if I could…. BUT… I can’t!

  • Jaybird

    They made it look easy Nat.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Maybe the best drive of the season against I really good defense.

  • jconeoone C

    Who brought Ben out of retirement? I like.

  • Chad Weiss

    Dude might be best to ever play game by time he’s done..

  • Jaybird

    💥💥💥💥💥

  • Yeshaya

    Did pouncy false start a tiny bit on that score?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    My bold prediction. Will Gay gets a pick 6 to make 6 all-time and break a tie with Rod Woodson for career lead. Book it.
    What is yours?

  • Yeshaya

    Chickky boy!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Willpower!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Chick!

  • Yeshaya

    Deebo gets a FF

  • alevin16

    I am happy for the stop there but just kick it into the endzone please

  • Jaybird

    That was a weird play. Something looked off, right? Timing wise.

  • SilverSteel

    Yes, he does.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    lol he let a chick tackle him

  • Nathanael Dory

    Finally!

  • HopeHarveys

    Somebody flinched.

  • Darth Blount 47

    You too, Silver!

  • Dee Evolution

    But they keep jagging on… : )

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    McDonald scores
    Bryant scores
    THEY ALL SCORE

  • HopeHarveys

    WATT

  • Darth Blount 47

    Little Jerry Rice.

  • alevin16

    Watt needs a sack or 5

  • Dee Evolution

    ALMOST!!

  • HopeHarveys

    Artie rolled the dice here… yikes.

  • 6 ring circus

    I’d settle for 2

  • Greg Payne

    should have worn the high heeled cleats

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Green is a freak.

  • alevin16

    I have an idea here, COVER GREEN

  • Darth Blount 47

    Surprised we aren’t getting a dose of Mixon. Hill? Really?

  • Yeshaya

    Hilton MVP

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    hit on no Ls

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Did you enjoy your stay at the Hilton Hotels?

  • HopeHarveys

    Senquez Golson’s friend is good at football.

  • Dee Evolution

    I second that emotion!

  • Chad Sanborn

    almost a bakward pass

  • Greg Payne

    He looks fired up today.

  • 太阳三联

    Hilton is a dog

  • Darth Blount 47

    Tony Romo hearts Hilton. Awww.

  • Yeshaya

    Yeah that should be an incomplete

  • alevin16

    I didn’t even know they called it backwards to begin with

  • Danny Porter

    31 is balling

  • Yeshaya

    Yeah, Fox game tracker called it an incomplete

  • dany

    I think Hilton read a book called “How to be liked by steelers fans”

  • alevin16

    either way it is third and long…argh

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    int

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    a defender as I see it

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    No no guy!

  • HopeHarveys

    Whew

  • alevin16

    whew

  • Darth Blount 47

    Mike Munchak makes a tackle.

  • Yeshaya

    Excellent sound tackling by Shaz

  • 6 ring circus

    shazier looks slight, but he brings a load

  • NinjaMountie

    Okay…cool so far

  • NinjaMountie

    Hilton is a lucky find.

  • alevin16

    if we didn’t have bad luck on special teams we would not have any

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    In Tomlin voice: Run it again!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Written by Rosie Nix!

  • NinjaMountie

    I sense a bomb to MB upcoming.

  • dany

    who?

  • NinjaMountie

    Sorry
    ..bomb attempt

  • 6 ring circus

    I’d rather be lucky than good…5 on the powerball.

  • Jaybird

    We scoured him with Golson. Thank Golson.

  • dany

    edited by 2009 Issac Redman

  • HopeHarveys

    There’s already a GIF of Burfict kicking Rosie Nix in the face going around.

  • Agustin-ARG

    let´s to play action!!

  • Chad Sanborn

    hard to believe that talent was on the practice squad .l just waiting

  • Taylor Williams

    Nah he’s Golson reincarnated.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Haha!

  • Jaybird

    Deep pass to McDonald . Book it!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Is that stat correct!?!

  • Yeshaya

    The opening drive points allowed? I think so

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’d pay to see that cage death match.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Wow!

  • Chad Sanborn

    seems hard to believe but .. i guess its true

  • #7

    Only up 7-0? What’s wrong with this team!!! Fire and cut everyone

  • 6 ring circus

    Let’s not get conservative.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    here comes the bomb to Bryant or McDonald

  • dany

    Ben’s getting ready for a play action, just look at his body language when handing off

  • Chad Sanborn

    idk how Ben got rid of that ball

  • Danny Porter

    74 needs help

  • Darth Blount 47

    Lawson. Son of a ….

  • Paul RK

    AV gave up another hard hit / sack

  • 6 ring circus

    AV let a leaker, I think.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Villy hasn’t been great this year. He is such a big guy you would think he would be like a brick wall.

  • #7

    Run run pass punt

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Man I wanted that guy!

  • Chad Sanborn

    yep. saw that on replay. He hasn’t played so well this year.

  • Jaybird

    He’s been pretty awful actually . Kind of like the start of last year.

  • dany

    carl lawson eh haha

  • Darth Blount 47

    This Bungle D is full of guys that I wanted! Lol. I HATE it.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    what rd did he go in

  • Taylor Williams

    That’s fine, but everyone’s still going deep on third down.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Could use a pick 6 right here

  • 6 ring circus

    Not to his contract, for sure.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    4th.

  • dany

    Lawson is pretty small though, leverage game there. He’s been good against the bengals usual 6’6+ ends

  • NinjaMountie

    Need some big plays from d here

  • Mrs Bighead

    Villanueva got worked on that last play

  • Taylor Williams

    Haley sucks. Why does everyone go deep in third down?

  • Jaybird

    Yeah but we got Josh “neutron” Dobbs instead.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Sadly, he’s been very average.

  • Chad Sanborn

    its only the 2nd series. But I would like to mix up run/ pass more on 1st down

  • Agustin-ARG

    I want to see you Cam…

  • #7

    Prediction: Bengals score here and this blog goes ape chit

  • 6 ring circus

    I think he and Mccullers need to go sniff some gunpowder or something.

  • Jay Clam

    I feel like we need a new punter…

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    tfl sack int

  • Darth Blount 47

    Well… SOMEONE has to hold the clipboard’s clipboard.

  • Mrs Bighead

    FG is likely

  • ryan72384

    Will Berry ever give us a field position flipping punt this year?

  • Yeshaya

    Excellent TJ

  • HopeHarveys

    WATT

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Watt!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    That’s groundinh

  • Chad Sanborn

    Almost….

  • Taylor Williams

    That Watt move! Nasty.

  • #7

    I’m good with that

  • Mister Wirez

    Wouldn’t have it any other way.. :eyeroll:

  • Shannon Stephenson

    saw that huge whole

  • Paul RK

    cut back killed us !!

  • Taylor Williams

    Of course that happens

  • HopeHarveys

    He got away from Cam

  • Michael Cunningham

    had ’em

  • Chad Sanborn

    hmmmm i saw a block in the back on Heyward i thought…

  • Darth Blount 47

    That was a block in the back!!!!!!

  • dany

    Both Dupree and Watt with a hand in that one, just what they need

  • 6 ring circus

    Say it ain’t so, Joe!!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Los….thats never called there

  • Chad Sanborn

    on Cam right? I thought I saw that too

  • Jaybird

    Here comes a TO

  • ryan72384

    He’s facing the right run defense to get his ypc average up

  • Jason Vancil

    That Mixon really packs a punch.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Man I like Haden!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Steelers just gave up longest rush in Mixons career

  • Yeshaya

    Cmon…

  • 6 ring circus

    almost…

  • Darth Blount 47

    Hilton.

  • Chad Sanborn

    really?…

  • #7

    When has this team ever been better against the pass than against the run?

  • Yeshaya

    That’s the kindof situation I’d want JH in on

  • Darth Blount 47

    Well, not FOR US.

  • Taylor Williams

    This year

  • NinjaMountie

    It’s not illegal

  • HopeHarveys

    Nice play by Chick

  • Mister Wirez

    Mixon looks like a big guy

  • Jason Vancil

    Green always has big games in Pittsburgh

  • Yeshaya

    Beautiful chick

  • #7

    Yeah it’s the first time I can ever remember

  • Chad Sanborn

    Man they had us on that one… glad it got tipped

  • Shannon Stephenson

    chick saved us on that play

  • Jaybird

    Tipped !

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I’ll even just take a plain pick at this point

  • Applebite

    Same size as Bell….

  • Darth Blount 47

    Heady play by Chick!

  • HopeHarveys

    Hargrave!

  • Yeshaya

    J-Wobble, nice tackle

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Grave!

  • #7

    Not when Ike was on him

  • Taylor Williams

    Need more hargrave. He’s on the sideline too long

  • Shannon Stephenson

    watch green

  • dany

    wow that Ozwumah

  • Shannon Stephenson

    wow

  • Danny Porter

    Too much time

  • alevin16

    well now we have a game

  • Paul RK

    rushed only 3 !!!!!

  • HopeHarveys

    3 Man Rush

  • Chad Sanborn

    someone here called this TD

  • Darth Blount 47

    U G H.

  • ryan72384

    All about the passrush

  • 6 ring circus

    Fitting…on Mike Mitchelll

  • NinjaMountie

    New game

  • dany

    They’re getting really creative, watch out!

  • Chad Sanborn

    yeah Harrison was in on that snap, but dropped out into coverage

  • Shannon Stephenson

    great play by Dalton…hard to defend that

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    shazier got to get his hands up

  • Dee Evolution

    Please stop playing soft zone in goal-to-go situations.

  • Mrs Bighead

    Defense laid down

  • Taylor Williams

    What’s with the 3 man rush? Just press the receiver and rush 4-5

  • Jaybird

    I hate rushing three. Stupid

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    No pass rush – making Dalton look like Tom frickin Brady

  • Michael Cunningham

    Should have blitzed with Hilton

  • 6 ring circus

    For sure, pass and catch is super hard to defend. In fact, you can’t defend the perfect pass.

  • Darth Blount 47

    On pace for 56 total points….

  • dany

    Haha that should be something, when in doubt blitz Hilton

  • Darth Blount 47

    His little red-headed cousin.

  • #7

    It’s over. Fire everyone. Demo the stadium.

  • NinjaMountie

    Ben needs to step up

  • ryan72384

    Makes sense drop your 39 year old passrush specialist into coverage

  • Buccos9

    Rushing three, with James Harrison in the middle of the D on a passing down, is just a sad choice by Butler.

  • George Kroger

    Let’s see if Haley has learned not to be overly conservative early in drives. That TD drive by the bengals shows the Steelers are gonna need to put up 20 (maybe 30) + to win this.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Throw it downtown to Martavis.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    eat their children

  • Aj Gentile

    You forgot move the team too

  • Dee Evolution

    We need to be smarter about play-calling when backed up deep in our territory. We don’t have the best punter to bail us out.

  • Chad Sanborn

    I have a piece of 3 Rivers … Hopefully I can get a piece of Heinz as well

  • HopeHarveys

    RRPP

  • alevin16

    play action

  • #7

    Who wants this team?

  • Darth Blount 47

    Bungles are starting to cheat up on the run. We need to stretch them back out.

  • dany

    I love how Randy Bullock always looks chubby

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    it’s coming on this drive

  • HopeHarveys

    If there ever was a time…

  • Chad Sanborn

    Sell the team to a new owner

  • #7

    I would love a piece of 3 Rivers. That’s awesome.

  • Taylor Williams

    Shouldn’t have rushed Gilbert last week. Hubbard’s gonna get Ben killed eventually.

  • T-51b

    Didn’t I read that the Bengals are having trouble with their o-line?

    If so, why did the Steelers only rush 3 there?

  • Jaybird

    Where is Dupree??? The guy is non existent.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Which jersey # has everyone chosen to wear today???

  • George Kroger

    I must be ignorant or just old, but I have no idea what this means.

  • Greg Payne

    58 – always

  • Taylor Williams

    We have the best pass rush since 2010…. and we rush 3. Thank Butler

  • Steelers12

    Which is why i wanted to double dip early in draft on edges

  • Darth Blount 47

    Classy.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Arians special

  • Rob

    Im ok with rushing three there..the coverage wasn’t really bad. That was an extremely tight window to throw into.

    Have to acknowledge that bad plays buy our team can also be the other team just making a really good play, and that was one of them imo

  • #7

    My treasured Huey Richardson

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Book of Eli! Welcome back!

  • Chad Sanborn

    Run Run Pass Punt

  • Shannon Stephenson

    That is knowing where the first down is

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’m rocking my 83.

  • Aj Gentile

    My newest one, 50

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Nice push, took!

  • HopeHarveys

    Spread the ball around

  • Shannon Stephenson

    That Conner is a load

  • T-51b

    That’s nice, but the Bengals o-line has struggled this year.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I say again. Throw it downtownn to Martavis

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Micky D’s please!

  • #7

    Haley is as good as anyone in the screen game? Sure Tony

  • HopeHarveys

    There he is Jaybird!

  • Taylor Williams

    Connor sighting… MCDONALD SIGHTING!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Vance!!!!! Almost all the way

  • NinjaMountie

    What!!!

  • Greg Payne

    Heeeeaath!

  • Michael Cunningham

    Happy Meal ..

  • Yeshaya

    Ben, meet McDonald

  • Aj Gentile

    There we go!

  • Chad Sanborn

    I loved his running style in preseason.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’M LOVIN’ IT!

  • Chad Sanborn

    Old Macdonald had a catch…

  • alevin16

    Vaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaance

  • George Kroger

    Thanks – yep, that’s what I noticed.

  • Aj Gentile

    JUJU!!!!!!

  • Chad Weiss

    Woot woot

  • 6 ring circus

    Vance…deferred payment on investment.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    JUJU!!!!!!!

  • #7

    Ben looks sharp today

  • Nathanael Dory

    So Bryant will not miss a snap hummm Rapopo

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    JuJu on that beat!!!!

  • Jason Vancil

    Nice

  • Paul RK

    JUJU !!

  • Yeshaya

    10/10 TD, 15/10 celebration

  • Chad Sanborn

    BAmmmmmm! How does he get wide open like that

  • Chad Sanborn

    Nice celebration at the end

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I said Martavis not JUJU! But I’ll take it.

  • George Kroger

    lol TD dance!

    Ben should have huge game; bengals secondary looks bad.

  • Applebite

    +2
    JUJU on that beat!

  • 6 ring circus

    The celebrations need mondo work…

  • Darth Blount 47

    Little known stat: JJSS has as many receiving TD’s as anyone else for us this season.

  • alevin16

    Don’t do that celebration, the refs could have said you were using the goal posts!

  • Taylor Williams

    Eiei oooo

  • NinjaMountie

    Awesome celebration…missed that in football

  • T-51b

    You’re giving them help in that situation. That’s what I’m saying

  • Chad Sanborn

    awww come one.. thats a 10 for originality

  • Greg Payne

    I’m surprised they didn’t get flagged for using the goal post in the hide and seek celebration.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    JuJu needs to be careful…..at the rate he is getting touchdowns he will need help thinking up new TD celebrations

  • Aj Gentile

    Does any know if Juju is leading Rookie WR in touchdowns?

  • Nathanael Dory

    JUJUUUUU!|

  • #7

    Rehire everyone. Rebuild the stadium.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Big Ben unretires!

  • Agustin-ARG

    Juju 1 game suspension by godell

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    That celebration gets a Chuck Norris thumbs up!

  • 6 ring circus

    Lets find that bowl trophy he has hidden on that farm…

  • Shannon Stephenson

    nice

  • Chad Weiss

    Down with the clown

  • alevin16

    Come on at least Fire Danny Smith!

  • Buccos9

    I am loving the way Haley and Been are using the middle of the field.

  • ryan72384

    JuJu reminds me of Lad Green. Kind of runs like him. Works those seam routes

  • Yeshaya

    Ben looks like himself. Thank God

  • Taylor Williams

    Too bad, Ben already retired. Killer bees went to the Browns

  • pittfan

    BENS done. Sell the team.

  • Chad Sanborn

    hmmmm good point. they did last week. perhaps it wasn’t seen as a prop this time? But if they can fine him for it, they will

  • #7

    Lol ehhhh ok.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Love and Haley does not go well on this thread…be careful….the haters are here.

  • Darth Blount 47

    The Hide & Seek was GLORIOUS!

    Just went back and rewatched it twice!

    Laughed everytime!

  • Chad Sanborn

    finally some personality to a game that lost some

  • 6 ring circus

    Well, it was original, but so was my last dum…p

  • Dee Evolution

    Young! I thought he was doing some prayer/meditation/jedi mind trick…. Next celebration should be Criss Angel-inspired.

  • NinjaMountie

    I give you 100 thumbs up for working Chuck into the comment

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Bryant and McDonald with tds too

  • Darth Blount 47

    He should levitate???

  • ryan72384

    I feel like Rosie Nix could tackle a full grown elephant

  • Rob

    Part of it is also confusing the QB. Expect pressure, and not get any is just as effective as not showing pressure, and sending the house. It’s not always as simple as, send pressure bc their offensive line struggles.

  • alevin16

    Not feeling it with the Run D, making me nervous

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    They practiced that for a week!

  • Michael Cunningham

    no Tuitt

  • alevin16

    Yes it is like night and day when he is out

  • Chad Sanborn

    was that catch by McDonald his longest this season?

  • Carlos Martínez

    Lets call Homer Simpson.

  • Steelers12

    😂🤣

  • Dee Evolution

    EXACTLY!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Easy. Bungles gonna bungle.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    int

  • #7

    Mixon looks like a good player. Fortunately for the Bengals they’re not afraid of hiring criminals

  • 6 ring circus

    Tuitt is a baller, even when his name is not getting called, he is in the mix.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    someone moved out of their zone

  • ryan72384

    Seriously come on D. Last week KC couldn’t do anything for 3 quarters and now this

  • Chad Sanborn

    Dalton crunched

  • Rob

    Lad Green barely remembers Lad Green lol

  • alevin16

    NO do not knock him out…we are not good with backups

  • Yeshaya

    Nice hit by Watt, hope burns and gay are ok

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    shazier put your hands up

  • HopeHarveys

    I do not want to see AJ

  • #7

    Getting the feeling Ben and the receivers are gonna have to win this game today

  • 6 ring circus

    That wasn’t a big hit..QB’s milking the system…hate it

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Make up flag?

  • NinjaMountie

    Sigh

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Holding on the defense on a run play?

  • Chad Sanborn

    it looked worse live than on the replay.

  • Michael Cunningham

    wtf

  • Jason Vancil

    It’s rare.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I never heard of that.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    do not know if I have ever remember it being called before

  • Darth Blount 47

    I think Watt killed Dalton and Burns killed Mitchell.

  • 6 ring circus

    Absolutely. And officials watch in real time. That’s part of the issue, they are taught to throw the flag first now.

  • dany

    Hampton in 08. He went berserk after it

  • Taylor Williams

    Wtf why rush 3???!!!!!!?

  • #7

    Boo the 3 man rush. BOOOOOOO

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Goodell trying to turn NFL into NBA with make up calls to make games close

  • Jason Vancil

    Casey Hampton got called a couple of times I remember.

  • Dee Evolution

    Is it me, or do the refs always give generous spots to opposing ball-carriers?

  • alevin16

    that way you can avoid covering with 8

  • ryan72384

    Alright guess were going to have to score 50 today

  • HopeHarveys

    Robert Golden in there

  • NinjaMountie

    Sigh…can we hold them to a fg

  • Chad Weiss

    I just don’t get it.Offense starts playing great and all of sudden defense goes turns into trash

  • Chad Sanborn

    reminds me of the chicago game

  • Michael Cunningham

    Harrison

  • 6 ring circus

    Mixon’s going for 100 today…

  • Shannon Stephenson

    wondering if Dave Bryan is starting to worry about Mixon now

  • HopeHarveys

    Heyward with the emphatic slam!

  • Yeshaya

    Nice Ironhead. 2 more stops

  • #7

    Bengals line is struggling. I know! Let’s rush 3! Brilliant!

  • Paul RK

    we really miss Tuitt on the 3 man rush

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Heyward!!!

  • Steelers12

    Someone to put some sauce on mixon

  • Darth Blount 47

    Heyward …. ANGRY!

  • Chad Sanborn

    yeah thats odd.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    i think shazier got hurt earlier

  • Chad Sanborn

    The way they are running with a small back on us, reminds me of the Chicago game.

  • Taylor Williams

    Blitz Hilton again

  • Shannon Stephenson

    come on wit da turnovers

  • Jason Vancil

    Need a stop here.

  • 太阳三联

    Defense so fxcking soft

  • Carlos Martínez

    What about that holding on Hargreave

  • Chad Sanborn

    hes been getting held and no flags

  • 太阳三联

    I snapped out loud on that

  • alevin16

    I think the Bengal said my bad so the ref let it go

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Now he understands why Harrison angryy all the time

  • NinjaMountie

    Geesh

  • Dee Evolution

    Generous spots

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’m pretty sure Romo is a Steeler fan deep down.

  • Yeshaya

    I’m guessing they’re going for it

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Nope!

  • Dee Evolution

    Ball was out at the 2.

  • 太阳三联

    Honestly it’s refreshing. He knows the game

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Lets go D!!!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Dang

  • Paul RK

    this is why we cant have nice things…..

  • Greg Payne

    So last one with the ball wins?

  • Danny Porter

    Defense looks bad

  • HopeHarveys

    Heck ova game so far

  • Shannon Stephenson

    How come other teams make red zone scoring look so easy

  • ryan72384

    When our defense is bad they are just plain awful

  • 太阳三联

    Who is this bum ass defense out here today seriously

  • Chad Sanborn

    Welp… they are being creative on Offense… something I wish we had.

  • Steeldog22

    Exact same play Chicago ran.

  • dany

    they should go for it

  • George Kroger

    Dirty Red…not good (horrible read).

  • Taylor Williams

    Easy. Bungles figured out how to play against this soft prevent D

  • Aj Gentile

    So much for that top ranked D

  • Paul RK

    backup ILB’s were horrible on that play !

  • Applebite

    Haley outsmarts himself.

  • Darth Blount 47

    U G H.

  • Rick McClelland

    What happened to the defense that held the Chiefs to 6 yards in a half?

  • NinjaMountie

    Watch…..neither team will have offense in the second half.

  • 6 ring circus

    Defense will be why we don’t win #7. D wins Bowls.

  • capehouse

    Steelers 4-6-1 defense allowed a TD. Wow big surprise.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    This freaking defense couldn’t cover a dang baby if they were a blanket.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Wack.

  • Dee Evolution

    Would they have gone for it on 4th and goal from the 2?

  • Nathanael Dory

    loll they’ve been caught with the same type of play before

  • Mister Wirez

    TEs kill the Steelers

  • Mrs Bighead

    Two practice squad LBs cost us one there

  • Ichabod

    Wow no pass rush and D unable to stop Bungles
    O better keep scoring

  • John Pennington

    So far Burns has not helped on 3 run plays standing there watching oh a bump with his shoulder.The man is no good against the run.He will hurt the team before this is over.

  • Evan Eremita

    Hmm. So that’s what an offensive coordinator looks like.

  • #7

    Wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have a unit on this team to bash

  • George Kroger

    Until the last 6 minutes – they we’ll see two TDs each.

  • RASTA

    I must’ve missed it…why are two backup LB’s in the game there? Or ever for that matter? (except where injuries have mounted of course)….

  • jconeoone C

    Dirty red is suppose to be a smart player to make up for less than ideal ability. cant play like that.

  • Ichabod

    They play against out D

  • Mister Wirez

    Yep.. Dirty Red

  • WreckIess

    Probably should’ve gotten some better backup ILBs if we’re expecting them to actually play competent pass defense in the red zone.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    they have been playing them on red zone plays in the past

  • Chad Sanborn

    At this point I think its going to come down to a special teams play as to who wins….and our special teams are not so special… But hopefully we can make some halftime adjustments on defense.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Nope. D gets you to the game. Offense wins Bowls.

  • Mrs Bighead

    Fort was lost too

  • Darth Blount 47

    Look on the bright side….

    Burfict hasn’t murdered anyone and our Offense is moving the ball. Ben is sharp and the Bungles are daisies if they can out-shoot us in Pittsburgh.

  • George Kroger

    Dirty Red good on ST, but horrible on D! I guess he’s young and can improve (we hope).

  • Taylor Williams

    We have a pass rush. They just rush 3 and play prevent

  • Aj Gentile

    He did kick Nix though

  • Darth Blount 47

    That probably just got Nix angrier.

  • Mrs Bighead

    Ben’s wife prayed for him and it worked

  • T-51b

    When’s the last time the Steelers had a kickoff returned for a TD?

  • George Kroger

    Who’s the color guy in this broadcast? Guy is definitely rooting for the bengals.

  • Darth Blount 47

    The power of Christ compels you!

  • Mrs Bighead

    Romo and he’s really good

  • Mister Wirez

    Romo

  • T-51b

    Tony Romo

  • Aj Gentile

    I hope so

  • 6 ring circus

    Tony Moho. But he is very insightful. He calls momentum, and Cincy has it.

  • Evan Eremita

    I think he’s annoying

  • Darth Blount 47

    Could Hubbard be any lazier on that one!!!!!!???!!

    It looked like he was playing Patty-Cake.

  • Chad Sanborn

    ben wanted that free play

  • HopeHarveys

    I like him too

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Got em!

  • Taylor Williams

    Romo, who should be out playing for the Texans

  • Mrs Bighead

    I think he’s refreshing as an announcer. Annoying is Phil Simms

  • Dee Evolution

    So many players get overly excited when they see someone encroach the neutral zone.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Shoot I wanted that free play!

  • #7

    Should have had a free play. Why blow the whistle?

  • Yeshaya

    Hubbard not looking great right now :/

  • Evan Eremita

    They’re all annoying, I just want Mike Lange

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Bell is a friggin man!

  • George Kroger

    Didn’t know Romo moved to the booth. He obviously knows his stuff – just seems like he’s over-talking the bengals.

  • Taylor Williams

    Hubbard will eventually get Ben killed. Why did hey rush Gilbert?

  • ryan72384

    Looks like himself

  • Darth Blount 47

    As opposed to……

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I do not expect him to be against Dunlap

  • Aj Gentile

    Good job of bell staying on his feet

  • T-51b

    Because Hubbard was going to get Ben killed. 🙂

  • 6 ring circus

    That’s his schtick, regardless of who is playing. IMO he still should be playing.

  • alevin16

    Isn’t that hit on Bell illegal?

  • Taylor Williams

    O.O

  • HopeHarveys

    BEASTMODE!!!

  • Rob S.

    Over DeShaun Watson?

  • Mister Wirez

    I like Romo, but man he needs to get off the Bengals nuts

  • Chad Sanborn

    That stiff arm though… wow!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    BELL A BEAST MAN!!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Wow

  • #7

    No such thing as an illegal hit on a RB

  • Dee Evolution

    JESUS CHRIST!!

  • Yeshaya

    Oh my Leveon. I really really really hope we can keep him

  • Aj Gentile

    Bell with the stiff arm to the ground

  • Darth Blount 47

    That stiff arm hurt ME!!!!!!!!!

  • T-51b

    I love those dump off to Bell

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Bell killin’ em!!!!

  • ryan72384

    That’s a Heisman run

  • #7

    Bell is a bad bad man

  • Taylor Williams

    Play ACTION!!!!

  • Mister Wirez

    6 Tweety Birds a buzzin

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Martavis now.

  • Rob S.

    Bell bounced Kirkpatrick’s head off the ground so hard it bounced him up to his feet

  • Danny Porter

    26 Beast

  • Agustin-ARG

    good block MB

  • Yeshaya

    WFT? What part of free play doesn’t this guy understand?

  • George Kroger

    Could still be playing, but smart to retire and go to the booth. He made enough money and now he’s still earning (although not as much) and he’s staying healthy.

  • Dee Evolution

    He gave that man the Holy Ghost!

  • Taylor Williams

    Never hear Ben hard count that hard.

  • Yeshaya

    Haha vontaze you scumbag, thanks for the yards

  • Darth Blount 47

    Now THAT free play should have been allowed!

  • George Kroger

    F’ing Bell…now that’s a stiff-arm!!!

  • Rob S.

    which is it? Neutral zone infraction or unabated to the quarterback?

  • Greg Payne

    somebody scouted and knew the tiggers were ready to jump the count. Bait ’em.

  • Rick McClelland

    There’s the first down. Give the rock to Finney. LOL.

  • Taylor Williams

    Play action. Juju.

  • 6 ring circus

    +1

  • T-51b

    Ref has to check the spread before deciding

  • NinjaMountie

    Horse collar

  • George Kroger

    Burfict yapping…let’s shut him up now!

  • Dee Evolution

    Exactly

  • Dee Evolution

    Gotta get deeper, Tavis.

  • Chad Sanborn

    good play action there.

  • Yeshaya

    Rey is out with an elbow I think

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Horse collar yackl!

  • Ichabod

    What the he’ll was that pass

  • #7

    Unabated to the neutral zone

  • Yeshaya

    Did Ben bobble the ball? He kindof ducked before the throw

  • Danny Porter

    Exactly

  • Yeshaya

    Making MB happy I guess :/

  • Darth Blount 47

    Do we have a TE we could throw it to here?

  • alevin16

    How about a throw to a really tall TE?

  • Chad Sanborn

    yeah… Nix did a good job of not coming back at him

  • Chris92021

    Fade route to Bryant on the outside.

  • Greg Payne

    I’m thinking that Cincinnati is going to be suffering some attrition by the 4th quarter.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    hoping the WR can make a player miss

  • T-51b

    Outlaw did it twice week one. Haven’t heard his name since

  • Applebite

    So whatever happened to the 3TE set?

  • George Kroger

    Nope…just rewatched – threw him down by the shoulder.

  • Mister Wirez

    Bryant goes down easy

  • NinjaMountie

    A good one. 2nd down. Give MB a chance to make a play

  • Jason Vancil

    Where is that 6’4″ WR we have?

  • Chad Sanborn

    I saw that called twice in an earlier game. Same thing as here. Grabbed the name plate on the shirt. But in this game its not a penalty.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Exactly. Where is he? The Tomlin doghouse?

  • George Kroger

    Should have led him inside – there was a lot of space there.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    You need my glasses

  • Rick McClelland

    Give the ball to Nightmare.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I was told a rumor that we have a 6’7 one rostered but I may have gotten bad info……

  • Michael Mosgrove

    Mike Mitchell stinking up the joint.

  • Buccos9

    For a guy his size, Martavis Bryant goes down on first contact far too easily.

  • T-51b

    Plays like he’a 5’8

  • Michael Cunningham

    Need TD here
    this is gonna be like the damn Pro Bowl lol

  • WilliamSekinger

    He was thrown the ball and caught it….at the 4…

  • Shannon Stephenson

    he is like a rail though

  • WreckIess

    I mean he had no momentum.

  • George Kroger

    lol

  • HopeHarveys

    He does!

  • #7

    QB draw coming here. Haley is outsmarting the outsmarters

  • Chad Sanborn

    Those went away when we lost the playbook. Now they just have whatever they can sketch up between plays

  • 6 ring circus

    Before the pick…not now…

  • Jason Vancil

    Yeah. How about a fade pass. Use that height?

  • Ichabod

    Freakin red zone offense sucks!!!!

  • alevin16

    Into Triple coverage???

  • WilliamSekinger

    Agreed, or the massive TE we have

  • Rick McClelland

    Defense needs a turnover.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Teerrriiibbbblllllllllllll

  • Taylor Williams

    That’s where play calling comes in.

  • ryan72384

    Our god awful unorthodox red zone offense strikes again!

  • Jason Vancil

    Would like to see how Bens Career Red Zone #’s compare to other elite QB’s. I imagine he doesn’t compare favorably.

  • Michael Cunningham

    D needs to get their sh*t together right now

  • Chad Sanborn

    Cincy has the ball last before the half and first to start the 2nd half … hmmm Not good

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Time for the defense to make a play.

  • 6 ring circus

    True, said that earlier. Get him low, I’ve noticed.

  • NinjaMountie

    D needs a stop

  • Ichabod

    McDonald in the red zone!!!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    time for our defense to wake up

  • Doug Andrews

    AB AB AB look for AB….

  • Greg Payne

    a pick would be nice

  • HopeHarveys

    Yup. Times out well for them. Bet they go deep to Green here.

  • Aj Gentile

    Need a three and out and a chance to score again

  • #7

    Ben stinks again. Bring in Cliff Stoudt

  • Ichabod

    Ben not elite any more
    Been a while

  • Taylor Williams

    Should’ve ran that Hines Ward slant route to juju or Bryant.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    way too close for comfort

  • ryan72384

    Didn’t help that Villy got driven into Bens lap again

  • Chad Sanborn

    trying not to get hurt before he gets traded

  • Michael Cunningham

    The key to RZ effectiveness is more TE’s and backs in the middle of the field

  • Jason Vancil

    Except that he is basically Steelers property still on a rookie contract through next season, I would field offers for him.

  • Rob

    I don’t think that’s necessarily true, but I also don’t think he recognizes that his body is built like a cyborg, and that if he puts his weight into somebody, he’ll win more often than not

  • 6 ring circus

    Yeah, feelings be damned, key on the guy for like 10-15 minutes, lol

  • Doug Andrews

    I want Mark Malone

  • Chad Sanborn

    yep. Nailed it

  • Darth Blount 47

    Too much to ask to get the ball back again before the half is over???

  • HopeHarveys

    Roethlisberger’s best game so far:
    8/11 160 yards 2 TDs

  • #7

    He can play WR. Take Bryant’s spot

  • T-51b

    Holding them to a FG is what I’m hoping for

  • Mister Wirez

    How good would the offense look with Wisenhunt calling the plays? He always had a wrinkle/gadget play for all occasions..

  • George Kroger

    Joe Gilliam?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    not too much to ask for but it does not look good

  • ryan72384

    I just hope we hold them to 3

  • Taylor Williams

    We always end up with Ryan Clark safeties.

  • HopeHarveys

    Bengals playcaLOLing

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Lets go D!!!!!

  • Yeshaya

    Like the aggressiveness here, now just make the stop

  • Darth Blount 47

    TIMEOUT!

  • Buccos9

    On that play, because he spun, yes. But I am trying to remember him lowering his shoulder to overpower a DB or use a straight arm when a defender dives at his ankles.

  • NinjaMountie

    Blitz

  • T-51b

    3rd and long isn’t what it used to be

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Keep them behind the chains!!!

  • Rob

    Lol cmon, Tomlin isn’t telling Ben dont throw to him or telling Jesse not to get open

  • Dee Evolution

    Ben got a haircut.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I hate 3rd and long

  • David Purcell

    Unfortunately, the year away has seemed to cause Martavis to become the glass giant. Can’t make a single defender miss, can’t overpower them. Falls in a heap by contact from much smaller defenders. Still have hope though…

  • George Kroger

    Don’t think TO was smart there – if the bengals pick this up, they now have a ton of time.

  • ryan72384

    I would take Ron Earhart over Haley

  • Evan Eremita

    Yea I miss those

  • Darth Blount 47

    Joey Porter yelling encouragement from the sidelines. Love it.

    You just KNOW he’d love to get out there and hit Dalton just once.

  • Mister Wirez

    Bernard getting tenderized

  • Jason Vancil

    Tomlin doesnt have a clue on Time Management

  • Ichabod

    Yes!!!

  • George Kroger

    OK – they stopped them…I was wrong. Great time management!!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    And if they don’t?

  • NinjaMountie

    Welp….we have a chance

  • HopeHarveys

    Great series by the D!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    There’s my Defense!

  • Rob

    Lol wow

  • Greg Payne

    And I’d pay to see it.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Joey probably reaching for a helmet

  • HopeHarveys

    Block the punt!

  • Taylor Williams

    Put on unnecessary weight. What’s the use of muscle if it makes you slower and weaker?

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Bryant deeeeeeeeep

  • Jason Vancil

    Rosie time to get a block.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    make it 4 ab

  • ryan72384

    Why can’t our blockers contain gunners EVER

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Our ST return units are piss poor at blocking

  • Jason Vancil

    1st play. Draw to Bell.

  • I4giveSteelers

    how come we cant get 50 yards out of our punter

  • Agustin-ARG

    give some vintage ben please!!

  • George Kroger

    Hey – gotta call yourself out when you’re wrong, right?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Downtown to Martavis. Book it.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    we do but we can not get any coverage like the Bengals did there

  • Taylor Williams

    Berry is inconsistent

  • alevin16

    TE in the middle for a long play

  • Aj Gentile

    We can

  • HopeHarveys

    LOL I can see it happening

  • T-51b

    Is the Bengal guy supposed to get down there that quickly? Damn

  • alevin16

    Yes but will he catch it?

  • #7

    QB draw book it!

  • Jason Vancil

    I will almost bet it.

  • NinjaMountie

    We’ll run it. Burn time if we don’t get a big run on 1st down.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Bryant deeeeeeeep td

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    He better

  • Chad Sanborn

    The Wiz

  • Shannon Stephenson

    or a screen pass….

  • Taylor Williams

    He’s lost too much speed.

  • Buccos9

    Ben needs to avoid a turnover here.

  • T-51b

    If it involves his hands? Then no

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Some guys just live for special teams. It’s all they have.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Is it too much to ask to score some points here before the half???

  • Rob

    I respect it haha

  • Chad Weiss

    OK let’s get touchdown and make this score look somewhat respectable

  • Michael Cunningham

    Middle of the field Ben

  • Shannon Stephenson

    no….but I doubt it

  • Ichabod

    What the hell

  • NinjaMountie

    Lol

  • HopeHarveys

    You get a point!

  • ryan72384

    Halftime

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Who the hell called the screen on here!!??

  • Shannon Stephenson

    great pass BEN!!!

  • Aj Gentile

    Romo meet AB he can do pretty much anything

  • NinjaMountie

    And now wow

  • ryan72384

    Bens best throw this year

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    AB!

  • alevin16

    Still have time for TE in middle

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I did although I do not agree with myself

  • Yeshaya

    What an effort, nice JJ

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Nice play JuJu

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Wow! JuJu!!!

  • Yeshaya

    Nice vance

  • SilverSteel

    Nice pass Ben

  • Taylor Williams

    McDonald!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    my tv slow

  • Greg Payne

    Heeeeaaaaath!

  • Yeshaya

    Haha nice one bungles

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Micky D’s please!!!

  • SilverSteel

    Agreed. Beauty

  • HopeHarveys

    Bungles gonna Bungle!

  • Aj Gentile

    Woo free yards

  • T-51b

    Romo’s right. We miss Heath bad!

  • Michael

    Is JJ TE in dog house?

  • Dee Evolution

    Use the timeout. Only spike it if it’s a goal-to-go situation.

  • Chad Sanborn

    wow
    called up the Rogers play

  • HopeHarveys

    Obvious spike situation too

  • Buccos9

    I hope Martavis was watching Juju fight off a tackler.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Bungles gonna bungle.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    5 more yards….where is Burfict for a unsportmanlike penalty

  • T-51b

    Haven’t heard his name since week 1

  • Shannon Stephenson

    PENALTY!!!!!!

  • Aj Gentile

    Was that catchable?

  • alevin16

    The Flacco play, bet the say no flag

  • Chad Sanborn

    flag! wow. Perfect timing. Gotta make it 7 though

  • Greg Payne

    shhhhh

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    PI!!!

  • Yeshaya

    Everything is catchabel for AB!!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Bungles REALLY gonna bungle.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Kilpatrick was beaten like a red headed step child

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Watson

  • ayub

    From the bengals to the bungles.

  • Aj Gentile

    So Dalton?

  • HopeHarveys

    I think we all know who the red headed stepchild is…

  • Yeshaya

    Heath woulda caught that

  • NinjaMountie

    Damn

  • Chad Sanborn

    Butterfingers

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    McDonald again this time td

  • Taylor Williams

    See McDonald, that’s why 49ers hated you

  • alevin16

    We so need a TD, a FG sets up 21-20

  • T-51b

    Heath would’ve had that, right Tony?

  • Yeshaya

    2 more tries

  • ryan72384

    Lol Mcdonald

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    E-I-E-I-O – you gotta catch that!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Heath Miller…. you are NOT.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    C’mon McDonald!

  • Aj Gentile

    haha

  • Dee Evolution

    AB was open.

  • 6 ring circus

    Old McDonald lost his farm…

  • Greg Payne

    that was not a happy meal

  • Michael

    Old McDonald lost his ARM.

  • Chad Sanborn

    hahaha

  • Taylor Williams

    Jesse would’ve had that

  • alevin16

    shovel pass to JuJu

  • Michael Cunningham

    Juju ……….

  • Ichabod

    WTF

  • ryan72384

    Terrible

  • Yeshaya

    That was a really late TO

  • NinjaMountie

    We’re stupid

  • Dee Evolution

    Jesus… why…..

  • HopeHarveys

    For pete’s sake

  • Yeshaya

    Tomlin is saying he called it earlier. Is that “reviewable”?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    C’mon!

  • 6 ring circus

    Haley, Haley, Haley…

  • Chad Sanborn

    wtf … if you don’t fire Haley just from that play alone…

  • capehouse

    Todd Haley at his finest

  • Danny Porter

    What was that
    Haley is horrible

  • Aj Gentile

    These refs aren’t the brightest

  • Rob S.

    I think bringing Landry to throw the fade to Bryant since he seems to be the only one who can

  • michael young

    Good ol’ Vance McButterfingers

  • Yeshaya

    Bad play call, and bad TO usage wasting a play. Dang

  • Shannon Stephenson

    That is the most upset I have ever seen Tomlin

  • #7

    Poor from Haley. Poor from Tomlin.

  • Michael

    Is everyone else like me stream either slow or not working?

  • Ichabod

    Unbelievable

  • Chad Sanborn

    we left points on the board there

  • Danny Porter

    Worst call of the year

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    That sux.

  • Rob

    mine is just behind by a bit

  • HopeHarveys

    20 point first half.

  • T-51b

    Ben should’ve changed the play

  • Taylor Williams

    A pass to juju or Jesse James would be great

  • NinjaMountie

    These mistakes are what make me irrate

  • Ichabod

    Who called that play

  • Michael Cunningham

    Ben should have called TO

  • Darth Blount 47

    Points. I’ll take it. I guess none of that was too much to ask. Lol.

  • Michael

    can you copy paste the link?

  • Buccos9

    I want the Steelers to run more in the red zone but not in that situation. But why didn’t Ben call the timeout right away? The official was not looking at, and did not hear, Tomlin.

  • alevin16

    normally I would agree but it just sets up 21-20

  • Chris92021

    Vinovich’s crew screwed that up. We had called the timeout with 7 seconds left. What an awful break. Oh wait, this is the NFL. There is no such thing as good officiating in the NFL. Never mind. Surprised they even called pass interference on Kirkpatrick.

  • Doug Andrews

    Wow that run play was a head scratcher

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Squandered a big opportunity there

  • Rob

    Yeah since he is on the competition committee, he doesn’t criticize the refs or calls or even show emotions about them usually, but this time couldn’t contain it haha

  • Ichabod

    No. Stupidity only allows for 1

  • Shannon Stephenson

    agreed….to get 3 points when the Bungles had the ball with 1:40 left is great.

  • Mister Wirez

    Good grief the clock Management stinks, play call stinks. Time out stinks. Horrible coaching

  • Chad Sanborn

    from the looks of it, he was relying on Tomlin to call it

  • Nathanael Dory

    Wooww we actually have to seeTomlin curse on the sideline

  • CommonSenseGoneWild

    I bet Ben audibled to the run

  • Darth Blount 47

    I am not a negatively charged person. Therefore, it sets up 27 – 14 if you ask me.

  • Dee Evolution

    In the immortal words of Stephen A. Smith, THAT WAS A DERELICTION OF DUTY!

  • Chris92021

    We weren’t exactly getting in with the pass inside the 10. However, the officials not calling timeout with 7 seconds as it should have is a bigger head scratcher.

  • Steeldog22

    I know. Decent first half. Some good football by both teams. World isn’t ending here.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Not when Todd Haley works for you

  • Doug Andrews

    Bell picked a good time to start dancing with the football in his hands

  • Chad Weiss

    Totally inexcusable w that timeout. Wth is going on .

  • Yeshaya

    Really hope those potential 4 points don’t come back to bite us

  • alevin16

    My default is negative but I so hope you are right!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Quite the contrary. I think we are playing well. All things considered.

  • Chad Sanborn

    I would love to see the replay of him trying to get that t/o

  • Shannon Stephenson

    like your prediction better

  • Doug Andrews

    Yeah not sure why they didn’t add time on the clock

  • Tyler Aldrich

    Why would Ben change it to a run? And a bigger question is why would he call a run and not be ready to call a timeout instantly just in case Tomlin wasn’t on top of things or in case the official didn’t see him (so exactly what happened lol)

  • Rob

    can’t paste links here.. its ” stream22 . xyz / nflgames / bengals-at-steelers . html ”

    make sure you have your ad blockers lol i don’t want to be responsible for any viruses

    Edit: no spaces obv

  • Mister Wirez

    Only the Steelers can score 3 points as first half expires, but it’s a WIN for the Bungles.. sheesh

  • Steeldog22

    Yeah. Happy with the O first half. McDonald needs to catch that for 7.

  • Doug Andrews

    Im thinking Tomlin was calling TO because of his reaction. Not sure why the refs didn’t add time on the clock

  • Smitty 6788

    Thats the bigger issue..

  • Chris92021

    Because this is the NFL, the sports league with the worst officiating in North America. I am shocked if they ever get more than three calls in a row properly.

  • I.P. Freeley

    Nice play Tomlin. Yell at the refs, because they called that dime of a play.

  • Steeldog22

    Linesman had to pee.

  • CommonSenseGoneWild

    It looked like Tomlin was not happy with Ben

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’ll be the Yang to your Yin.

  • Smitty 6788

    It all started with dropped TD by Vance smh

  • Tyler Aldrich

    Yeah that’s why I said the official didn’t see him

  • Chad Sanborn

    Yeah I was hoping for a FG there when it started.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Indubitably.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    My wife says Tomlin called timeout and was not awarded by refs.

  • Applebite

    McDonald looked as if he stumbled in the end zone, on that pass that hit him in the hands.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    This defense would make a priest punch a nun.

  • Mister Wirez

    We’ll never know..

    That’s not exactly Bill Belichek on the Steelers sideline.

  • #beatthepats

    The reverse

  • Darth Blount 47

    A wise woman.

  • alevin16

    I would believe it. I know Tomlin has bad clock management but even he would not be that bad. He needs to shove a Polaroid into the ref pocket 😀

  • Michael Martin

    When you are a black coach on America’s blackest team the refs act like you don’t even exist. I guarantee you if Bellycheat called a timeout under similar circumstances America’s whitest team would have had another shot at the end zone.

  • michael young

    Has Haley ever watched tape of the Patriots in the red zone and their rub routes? With Brown, Bryant, Bell and Rogers we should do better in the redzone. The only way to find space in the redzone is to create it with playcalling. But, we wouldn’t be talking about this if MacDonald could catch.

  • alevin16

    I do not know if it is a racist thing but I know that if Belicheat demanded 10 more minutes they would give it to him

  • Smitty 6788

    Hopefully the All 22 will show how quick the TO came

  • Chris92021

    No kidding but that was a funny comment lol

  • Chad Sanborn

    I would love to know this too. I see other teams so creative in the red zone and we don’t ever copy any of it. EVER

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    WTF you talking about.This is the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Chad Sanborn

    indeed. I want to see that replay. Hopefully the podcast will cover it.

  • Chris92021

    RIP Gordon McCarter.

  • Rob

    That’s part of my gripe..we USED to have those plays called in the red zone, and they worked well. We just don’t see them anymore.

  • Chris92021

    I hope not because I am going to be even angrier if the officials screwed that up (which they likely did).

  • Smitty 6788

    Didn’t hear any audible on that play I think it was called in from Haley

  • Milton Farfara

    I knew Haley was gonna have a brainfart before the half. How else do you explain the last play? Overall a good half by the offense though, just need a little more aggression by the defense and stop a couple Cincy drives in the second half.

  • WreckIess

    He was completely stopped though. He had zero power to do anything. He was trying to make a move as soon as Ben threw it.

  • Michael

    My stream stopped. Please explain the play.

  • Smitty 6788

    I don’t think he did

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    New thread is up

  • MattSatt

    Second and goal play from the five… Decide to do a running play with bell… Gotten 0 yards had to settle for a field goal

  • Milton Farfara

    Halex calling run with 12secs left and 7 men in the box. Could’ve probably had 2 pass plays and then FG if passes were unsuccessful instead of wasted run play.

  • Buccos9

    I hated that call on third and one. Just dump a short pass to JuJu or a tight end and keep the drive going. Haley and Been cannot resist trying for the splash play when he has single coverage on Brown. The D is really stepping up.

  • Chris92021

    Where is the link to the new thread??

  • 6 ring circus

    Disagree…If you can stop a team from scoring more points than you, you win. Now, that may be 3-0 or even 2-0. Where was the offense in that? Not to be found…but the defense, oh, what a lovely defensive game. Defense wins superbowls, whether by 63-62 or 2-0. Keep the other guy from scoring more than you do…Defense.