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

The Steelers bring a 20-14 lead into the second half, but the game is close, and the defense has looked beatable on the day, allowing two touchdown drives after a strong opening drive, and another to close the half. The offense has looked strong, but left some points on the board with two field goals in the red zone.

Alex Erickson could not make it to the 20-yard line on the opening kickoff. Starting at the 17 for the Bengals, it was Andy Dalton off play action, incomplete to the left sideline looking for Cody Core. Jeremy Hill was stopped for a short gain on second down. On third and nine, Dalton was forced to scramble under pressure. Ryan Shazier did a nice job of covering his receiver before Dalton crossed the line, then brought him down short of the sticks. Dalton limped off the field. On the punt, Antonio Brown called for a fair catch at the 23.

The Steelers offense got off to a start on the ground, with Le’Veon Bell going for three. Staying on the ground, the blocking got Bell free to the right edge for 15, approaching midfield now. After a gain of three up the middle on the following play, Ben Roethlisberger’s play-action pass looking for Brown was nicely broken up by William Jackson III. Pretty play. Setting up a third and long now, however, Roethlisberger was able to step out of the pocket and hit Brown on the run for the first down and more off the scramble drill.

Up the middle for four with Bell on first down, he followed that up with seven with burst and power through the right-side B Gap. At the 28, however, he was held for just a short gain thereafter. But they stuck to the ground, adding eight to make it third and a yard. Still in for Bell, the back was unfortunately blown up in the backfield for a loss of three. Chris Boswell did connect from 41 to make it 23-14, now a two-possession game for the first time.

After a seven-yard run from Bernard, Dalton’s pass looking for A.J. Green was wide, and Joe Haden was able to scoop the ball for his first interception with the Steelers, setting up the offense at the Bengals’ 40.

Staying on the ground, Bell was lucky to get any forward progress on first down. But once again they stuck with the run and picked up another eight, setting up third and one. This time Roethlisberger looked for it all to Brown, but Jackson once again made a nice play, batting the ball down. He did get away with a penalty. Boswell from 49 was perfect, making it 26-14, however, off of the Haden interception.

Following a touchback, Dalton went play-action to Joe Mixon but couldn’t find anybody but Mixon open, dumping it off to him. Sean Davis landed a big hit on him, losing the ball but regaining it for six. On second and four, off more play-action, he hit C.J. Uzomah for the short gain for a first.

From the 38, Dalton was forced to shovel a pass up to Mixon, but he connected for a decent gain to set up second and four. A deep shot looking to Core was caught ,but out of bounds, against Haden. He also got a hand in there to bobble it. On the following play, Dalton looked deep, Davis breaking the ball up, and William Gay picked it off.

Off play action, Roethlisberger took a deep shot to Martavis Bryant, but the wide receiver could not locate the ball, falling incomplete. Bell fought for 11 yards on the next play. But he was stopped for a short loss on the following play. On second and 11, he was dropped for another loss, setting up third and 13. Roethlisberger connected with Xavier Grimble for his first catch of the year, but a yard short.

At the start of the fourth quarter, they elected to give Terrell Watson the ball on fourth and one. He was initially ruled to have gotten the first down, but the Bengals challenged the ruling on the field, and it was reversed, resulting in a turnover on downs.

From the 38 for the Bengals, T.J. Watt brought down Bernard from behind after a short gain. A short pass to Tyler Kroft set up a third and short. Dalton was gotten to quickly on third down, Watt again making the play, blasting through the B Gap for the Steelers’ first sack of the game and forcing a punt. Brown stepped out of a fair catch, letting the ball bounce all the way back to the four.

On first down from the four, Bell got a burst up the middle for six to get away from the goal line. The Steelers pushed the pocket for about three yards. On third and one, they put in Watson, but they threw out of play action. Roethlisberger was under pressure too quickly and had to get the ball out fast, throwing too long for Brown to run underneath. Cincinnati got a good return off of the punt.

From the Steelers’ 45, Bud Dupree blew by the tackle to get a hit on Dalton, setting up Tyson Alualu to clean up the sack, the second sack in as many plays, setting up second and 21. Watt applied pressure to force an incompletion. On third and 21, Dupree blasted through the line and dropped Dalton for a big loss, making it fourth and 34. Brown got a short return off a long punt.

After a three-yarder, Bell was able to cut back for six, setting up third and one, one which the Bengals were flagged for encroachment, getting a free first down yet again. A three-yard gain for Bell, with Michael Johnson and Vincent Rey injured for the Bengals on the play. The Steelers ran a fake punt, Robert Golden throwing down the field for Darrius Heyward-Bey, a completion for over 40 yards on the play.

Down to the 16, Bell got two or three yards inside the 15. To the 10 for Bell, the Steelers now face a third and four. They stayed on the ground and Bell picked up three, but was short by a yard. Yet another Boswell field goal made it 29-14, his fifth field goal of the game.

Vince Williams almost got his fifth sack of the season, but it was cleaned up by Cameron Heyward. Shazier ran the back down on a check down for no gain. On third and 11, Dalton’s pass to Kroft went for about eight. On fourth and three, pressure forced Dalton to throw the ball away for a turnover on downs.

Taking over at the 33 now, James Conner was given work at the end of the game for 11 yards, looking like he came up limping a bit, but he stayed in. Conner came up with another five yards up the middle to wind the clock down to the two-minute warning. They were able to run out the clock from that point on to move to 5-2, winners of their last two and now first place in the AFC, with a two-game lead in the division.

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  • Michael Cunningham

    Let’s go
    D needs to step up

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Yeah buddy

  • #7

    I hate Boomer Esiason.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    He can’t help he is a Bungle. We need to accept him for the way he is.

  • #7

    It’s for more than his bungleness. The guy’s a jerk.

  • alevin16

    so does Mrs Boomer

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Yeah, I can’t stand the guy either. He and his cohort Collingsworthless

  • Shannon Stephenson

    and so does Fido Esiason…

  • T-51b

    How did Shannon Sharpe and Dan Marino get fired, but not him?

  • alevin16

    It would be nice to see the D not allow the Bengals to score on their first drive

  • #7

    Naked Goodell pics

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I cringe

  • Rob

    Since, I do it anyways for myself, I’ll try putting up links to the games in the first half thread for all the out of Pittsburgh fans here starting next week

  • Danny Porter

    Not an expert, but why are they not blitzing up the middle?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Come on Steelers!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Let’s go d

  • Shannon Stephenson

    sweet

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Let’;s go Peop[le!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Good coverage!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Let’s get a turnover

  • Smitty 6788

    Let’s Go D

  • #7

    Kickoff returns have become a joke

  • Yeshaya

    Make a statement 3 and out, don’t want this turning into a shootout

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    good stop

  • Shannon Stephenson

    LETS GO!!!!

  • alevin16

    COVER GREEN

  • Yeshaya

    Please punt….

  • Shannon Stephenson

    whew

  • HopeHarveys

    Good job, Shazier!

  • alevin16

    Watt was so close to a sack

  • NinjaMountie

    Wow…watt so close

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Whew!!!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I was about to say I hate 3rd an long.

  • Yeshaya

    Dalton limping a little too

  • Yeshaya

    3rd and just long enough 🙂

  • alevin16

    NO we want him to stay in

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Shazier tried to knock the ball out!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Shazier so close to a strip fumble….shocked andy was able to hold onto that

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    he got hit early on 1st half. He will be in tub tomorrow for sure

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    who would you rather face Dalton or mccarron

  • NinjaMountie

    Watt has been getting more pressure than recent games.

  • Yeshaya

    Yeah, but also impressed shaz couldd recover fast enough to catch hum downfield

  • Michael Cunningham

    OK D did their job

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    His speed from a dead stop is remarkable.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Eli crossing route for 50 yards. Book it.

  • Chad Sanborn

    ugh. .. thats… gross

  • #7

    Any score will do nicely here

  • Shannon Stephenson

    going against scrubs on the Bungles OL

  • Mister Wirez

    Hubert > Berry

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    bubble screen

  • Yeshaya

    I’m really jealous of their punter. 2 50+ punts, with enough hangtime to force the fair catch. Shame we broke his jaw, there’s no way he’d ever sign with us

  • Chad Sanborn

    reddit usually has a bunch of links that are good.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    maybe if we break his jaw again he may rethink

  • Shannon Stephenson

    OL opened up big hole

  • Yeshaya

    Roosie Nix for president

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Bell!!!

  • alevin16

    Yeah if we send Vinnie the Eye to his house after the game 😀

  • Darth Blount 47

    I think everyone needs to realize that Ben’s schedule, looking at it as a passer, is about to get a whole lot easier. So if you think the Ben haters are a bit quiet now…. just wait until Detroit, a Bye to rest, and then against an Indy team that is a literal dumpster fire. 5 of the last 7 games are here in Pittsburgh.

    Oh yes, the reports of his demise were grossly off the mark.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    God, I love watching Bell run.

  • Yeshaya

    That was good defense. Ok time for some LBell magic

  • George Kroger

    Weak throw…

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Wow!

  • Yeshaya

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

  • Rob

    burfict is such a bad apple lol why is he so angry all the time

  • Darth Blount 47

    Whole Lotta Rosie!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Nice play Ben

  • Dee Evolution

    Looks like old Ben is back.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    that’s the scramblin Ben I like to see

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    But AB will be AB!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Eli right here

  • alevin16

    He seems to do much better on the scramble

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Bryant td or McDonald

  • Chad Sanborn

    tiny penis

  • #7

    I think the reports of Ben’s demise were a bit premature

  • Michael

    So Martavis is still MIA?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    FIRST DOWN!!!!

  • Greg Payne

    I’m just watching Bell and laughing out loud. He’s magic.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    How did Bell get thru there!?!

  • Chad Sanborn

    he had some good downfield blocking earlier.

  • alevin16

    Ok Pay Bell what he wants

  • Rob

    Lmao i just spit out my drink..did Romo call Hubbard, Tubbard?? or am i hearing things

  • George Kroger

    Berfict is the bengals version of Mike Mitchell – jawing after every routine play.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I love pounding Bell as much as anyone, but we need to work Conner in some and keep Cincy guessing in the pass game.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Bell broke about 3 tackles there

  • Aj Gentile

    Bring in Watson!!

  • Yeshaya

    But with more after whistle ankle twisting too

  • Nathanael Dory

    That I FORM is glod

  • Greg Payne

    Berfect shoving after the play and getting away with it.

  • Evan Eremita

    I get nervous when I see Tomlin cheesin like that on the sideline

  • Yeshaya

    Yay red zone offense :/

  • NinjaMountie

    Lol

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Damn…Romo knows his stuff

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Damn it!

  • #7

    Remember after week 3 when Bell was washed up?

  • Darth Blount 47

    I knew we needed to shake it up! Aaaargh!

  • Rob

    thats incorrect- mitchell celebrates (perhaps excessively) with his teammates or by himself.. burfict is getting in his opponents face and yelling at them..they aren’t close in terms of character at all

  • Taylor Williams

    We could be unstoppable if we got rid of Haley

  • Greg Payne

    Yes. Split the bottles!

  • NinjaMountie

    We need to quit beating ourselves. Foot off throat.

  • Rick McClelland

    One too many times to the LB well on that drive. Needed to go pass.

  • Michael

    Our redzone stats stink like hot gabage.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Whew! The laces were in!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Kicking field goals when we should be kicking extra points.

  • alevin16

    Hey lets get the Bengals guy

  • ryan72384

    My god this offense is infuriating

  • Chad Sanborn

    4 RZ drives 1 TD… 25%. .. Gotta do better than that if you want to get #7

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Perfect! (Street Fighter voice)

  • #7

    That’s alright. A FG is good there

  • Yeshaya

    This is why I got boswell for my fantasy team. To give me some small solace when our redzone offense just calls it a day :/

  • Taylor Williams

    I know right!!

  • Buccos9

    On third and less than one, why wasn’t Watson in the game?

  • NinjaMountie

    Didn’t we only have one play in the rz there though

  • Chad Sanborn

    he is mixing up the play calling with good effect.

  • Michael Cunningham

    Too cute
    If you’re gonna run short yardage just put Nix in and knock some heads !

  • Evan Eremita

    Villy is an idiot

  • alevin16

    1000 upvotes

  • Doug Andrews

    Why didn’t Ben just snap the ball

  • Taylor Williams

    I never heard anyone say that

  • Shannon Stephenson

    would not have made a difference there anyways…blocking was terrible

  • Mister Wirez

    Boo Big AL

  • T-51b

    We don’t substitute running backs.

  • Greg Payne

    Um, you go tell him.

  • #beatthepats

    That should have been nix and watson.

  • NinjaMountie

    Ummm. Were we not in the red zone for that one play?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    lol

  • Chad Sanborn

    or Nix and Connor. Either one would be like stopping a bowling ball with grease gloves there.

  • Milton Farfara

    Steelers offense today TD TD FG FG FG FG FG FG FG …… started the game off on fire please someone pour some gas back on that fire before it burns out.

  • Doug Andrews

    Ben with the big mistake. Instead of snapping the ball he gave the defense a chance to reset

  • Evan Eremita

    I would

  • ryan72384

    Just run straight with Rosie leading the way damn. And if they would have passed it would have been to the redzone. Just do something simple and pick up a first!

  • Taylor Williams

    Which is why Bell will get hurt eventually

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Probably should have qb sneak that one.

  • Dee Evolution

    They replay the clip of that bird every sunday!

  • Darth Blount 47

    A Ben sneak would have likely worked. Remember when Ben used to actually do stuff like that? Pick up first downs with his legs. Those were the days.

  • alevin16

    Haden is sooooo overdue for a pick

  • Evan Eremita

    Maybe

  • Chad Sanborn

    just that one… that was a tackle for loss.

  • George Kroger

    Rewound and heard it – he definitely called him Tubbard.

  • #7

    Ben doesn’t snap the ball. Pouncey does.

  • Aj Gentile

    Boswell is going to want so much money. He scores most of the points for this team

  • DirtDawg1964

    Sigh. 1for 4 in the RZ. Imagine if we had converted even two of those. Or one of those. 23 to 14 is nice but 27, 31 or 35 would be better. This game could be over by now.

    Oh well. Keep plugging away boys.

  • Doug Andrews

    Nice!

  • Mister Wirez

    6-5 QB.. fall forward Ben. WTF?

  • #beatthepats

    Bring heat !

  • WHY? Why does this team choose not to use the FB on 3rd & short? Smh

  • Smitty 6788

    Exactly he had Nix in until 3rd and 1 smh Haley is infuriating

  • Yeshaya

    Especially at the end of a half. We left a play on the field.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I dunno if numbers support it but in my head Ben was never very good at those for how big he is. Didn’t have a nose for the gaps like a Brady. Just slammed his big ol body in the first place he looked at

  • NinjaMountie

    Did they flip watt and dupree

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    give him some of villy money

  • Doug Andrews

    We’ll just FG our way to the 30 point average

  • Jason Vancil

    It remains an unanswerable question.

  • Yeshaya

    JOE HADEN WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    I saw that too.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    you called it

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Great call for Haden!!!!

  • George Kroger

    DUDE!!!!

    You called it!

  • Yeshaya

    You called it!!!

  • Michael Cunningham

    You called it

  • Taylor Williams

    Haden pick six coming up…

    Edit: I’LL TAKE IT!

  • T-51b

    BOOM

  • Chad Sanborn

    Haden!!! finally gets a pick!

  • alevin16

    I told you he was overdue!!!

  • Greg Payne

    That’s game ball worthy.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Haden! 1st Steeler int!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Someone called it

  • George Kroger

    Didn’t matter on that play because Villy was absolutely blown up.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Bryant td or McDonald

  • alevin16

    Now put your foot on their throat!

  • NinjaMountie

    Can we get a td please

  • Darth Blount 47

    AJ Green…. MEET Joe Haden!!!!!!!

  • Chad Sanborn

    hahaha close enough

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Hell yeah!

  • Yeshaya

    Don’t waste this gift offense…

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Blow the game open!

  • DirtDawg1964

    Ha, ha! Awesome call.

  • George Kroger

    Yep, Ben is too slow and unathletic to run the sneak.

  • Michael Cunningham

    Get aggressive now ..

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    again

  • Applebite

    This defense needs to be more confident in themselves. And thank you, Haden.

  • alevin16

    Cant we do misdirection. Fake the handoff and roll out

  • #7

    I wish we still had Cockrell…said nobody ever

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Need points! Downrown to Bryant

  • Nathanael Dory

    So happy for Joe!!!

  • Taylor Williams

    Again!!! With the Steelers now.

  • Darth Blount 47

    By that rationale though, Mike Mitchell is crusty ol’ due!!!! Lol.

  • ryan72384

    Oh god 3rd and 1

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Oh y’all already met?!

  • Yeshaya

    3rd and 1, killer instinct time

  • Aj Gentile

    Oh no third and one

  • Doug Andrews

    Nothing like some good CB play. Good play Joe

  • DirtDawg1964

    We need points. But turning the field takes time off the clock too.

  • Mister Wirez

    Nice Joe!!

  • Greg Payne

    this time the new, improved black and gold version

  • George Kroger

    Damn…3rd and 1. Do the Steelers ever pick these up?

  • Michael Cunningham

    Nix + knock some heads

  • alevin16

    Oh no 3rd and 1, guessing long throw or a delayed screen

  • Evan Eremita

    Classy

  • Yeshaya

    Piss

  • Jason Vancil

    Um. A few people around here were questioning it.

  • NinjaMountie

    Sigh

  • ryan72384

    Sickening

  • Chad Sanborn

    oh boy… welp.

  • alevin16

    Go for it

  • Dee Evolution

    Come back to the ball, AB!

  • DirtDawg1964

    Go for it.

  • Doug Andrews

    Here comes another FG

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    pi

  • Yeshaya

    That was a fair amount of contact

  • Nathanael Dory

    In my opinion htats not the time to run

  • George Kroger

    PI…come on ref.

  • Taylor Williams

    He did.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Great D on the pass and the Steelers blow another opportunity

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Wow, what a play by William Jackson III!

  • Yeshaya

    We should be winning by more than 12

  • Darth Blount 47

    The Wizard of Boz!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    only if it is called sadly.

  • DirtDawg1964

    It’s 3 more points. Kick seven more of those and we will have this game salted away.

  • alevin16

    I am happy for the points but what a waste

  • Smitty 6788

    BS non call AGAIN!!!!

  • Chad Sanborn

    called it. Long throw

  • Danny Porter

    Was that PI?

  • NinjaMountie

    That should have been a td so I’m taking back my complaint

  • George Kroger

    Don’t like the pattern…D gonna get tired. Offense is moving the ball though, so scoring shouldn’t be done.

  • Michael Cunningham

    Dude had AB’s whole R arm

  • Applebite

    WJ3 got away with that one…

  • Phil Brenneman II

    He wants paid like a #1 kicker and a #2 punter

  • alevin16

    I think they should open reviews to ANY play. That was a game changer

  • Darth Blount 47

    He’s dead to me.

  • Taylor Williams

    First off, stop throwing to double coverage. It’s 3rd and 1

  • Dee Evolution

    He would have been ours had we been in position to pick him instead of Artie Burns.

  • ryan72384

    One quick TD by Cincy and it’s KC game all over again.

  • nikki stephens

    Anyone know if Jesse James hurt

  • Jay Clam

    *third and short*

    Haley: WELP might as well throw the ball 35 yards downfield to the back of the end zone

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Totally!

  • Doug Andrews

    I’m not sure what’s happening with MB today. Haley not you’re best day of play calling either

  • DirtDawg1964

    Not if they don’t call it. But could have been called.

  • ThatGuy

    Yet another blown PI call. Jesus the refs blow this year

  • Chad Sanborn

    we have two 3rd and 1 plays… Tackle for Loss and Incomplete Deep Ball.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    and you know its coming…lol

  • Jason Vancil

    You mean a Win?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    feelings might be

  • nikki stephens

    Grimble in alot

  • Yeshaya

    Does that count as a 3 and out? We did score

  • NinjaMountie

    It was a perfect throw and should have been a td

  • Darth Blount 47

    Got one in the Super Bowl. Lol.

  • Aj Gentile

    Is he the number two punter?

  • Smitty 6788

    What ??? Are you watching The steelers game??

  • Dee Evolution

    No. He and Grimble are in together.

  • Yeshaya

    We need to use that shiny new short yardage back more often

  • Mister Wirez

    3rd-1 Bombs = Why

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Too many field goals not enough extra points

  • DarthYinzer

    No. You have to punt to be 3 & out.

  • Darth Blount 47

    That’s a straight fallacy. He’s 6’5, all he has to do is fall forward.

  • nikki stephens

    Thx

  • Taylor Williams

    Even if the D plays lights out every game, we need to score.

    The Patriots would outscore us.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    No clue. That was a Le’veon Bell reference lol

  • Doug Andrews

    You know that’s Ben’s favorite. Force the ball to AB no matter how well he’s covered

  • Shannon Stephenson

    last time we tried to run with no success…doing the same thing over and over with same results is insanity

  • Phil Brenneman II

    That is what conventional wisdom says but Ben only seems to fall straight down on those and not forward lol.

  • Yeshaya

    Mitchell would’ve danced off the field after that hit

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Davis with a hit

  • Aj Gentile

    I know lol but I never thought about it lol

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Davis!!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Sean Davis just introduced himself to the woman-puncher.

  • Rob

    I’ve seen them in person, and that’s a pretty bold statement

  • Aj Gentile

    Wish he hit him harder

  • Yeshaya

    The pass rush is almost getting home. Have we had a sack yet?

  • NinjaMountie

    C’mon d

  • alevin16

    Guys stop jawing, he got 6 yards

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Nice hit Alvin!!!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I once watched Raiders score 17 points with 5 minutes left against Steelers back in 1976. Lost a 14 point lead. Need more points.

  • Dee Evolution

    Cowboys are up 30 and still passing.

  • Doug Andrews

    Guess were winning shouldn’t complain

  • Darth Blount 47

    Dupree has to take any opportunity he gets to talk about something.

  • Jason Vancil

    They need all the feel good they can get.

  • alevin16

    whew

  • Yeshaya

    Excellent haden

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Haden!!!

  • Aj Gentile

    Mitchell tried to help him up. How dirty

  • Steeldog22

    Yes it was.

  • alevin16

    he was going to pull his hand away

  • Shannon Stephenson

    YES!!!!!

  • Yeshaya

    BIG PLAY WILLIE GAY!!!! And the late hit of course

  • Darth Blount 47

    GAY!!!!!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Int!!!

  • Chad Sanborn

    no late hit flag? wtf

  • Danny Porter

    Defense

  • Taylor Williams

    Davis with the assist!!!!!

  • Yeshaya

    I hope not, that’s a 15 yarder

  • NinjaMountie

    Davis made that play.

  • Aj Gentile

    Get in his face and yell sike

  • #7

    Haden is better than any corner we’ve had since prime Ike

  • alevin16

    I thought they threw one?

  • ThatGuy

    LATE HIT?!?!?!?! WTF

  • Darth Blount 47

    Davis has played a very solid last 4 minutes!!!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    DAVIS CREATED THAT…DAVIS STARTING TO PAY DIVIDENDS HERE.

  • Yeshaya

    Dalton is falling apart 🙂

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Will Gay needed that to be a pick 6

  • George Kroger

    How is there no unsportsmanlike on that play? Late hit and then a head butt.

  • Dee Evolution

    You mean Woodson and Figures. Ike couldn’t catch.

  • Chad Sanborn

    I hope so, but didn’t see it

  • Shannon Stephenson

    dang cap locks

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Tip drill! Man I love em!

  • ryan72384

    Willie Gay looked every bit of a 33 year old on that run back. 4 years ago everything was a pick 6 with him.

  • Greg Payne

    Was that still a live play when that hit occurred?

  • Taylor Williams

    Shame he wasted most of his prime years to the Browns.

  • Yeshaya

    Maybe he wasn’t sure if he was down for the hit, but the headbut afterwards was totally unneeded

  • alevin16

    I do not think so

  • Steeldog22

    I think that’s why no flag. At least some question.

  • #7

    He could cover though. Plus he did catch one in the super bowl

  • Rob

    The Bengals are only dirty if Marvin Lewis says so, no flag

  • Chad Sanborn

    you’re allowed to do that to anyone on our team. Just not to anyone else. Its a special rule in the CBA that Goodell added.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’M HAVING TROUBLE CONTROLLING THE SOUND OF MY VOICE!

  • Doug Andrews

    Time to do a Mortal Kombat on thes dudes….FINISH HIM!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I could feel his back give out.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    let him

  • SilverSteel

    Lol

  • Michael Cunningham

    Put this sh*t away now boys ……

  • DirtDawg1964

    Not sure. I thought he was still live when he went down. It wasn’t a fair hit but not sure it was a penalty.

  • George Kroger

    He has no leg drive. Plus, you need to be quick off the snap to be good at QB sneak, which Ben is definitely not. Watch Brady, he takes the snap and then squirms through a hole in the line. Ben WAY to slow to pull that off.

  • Doug Andrews

    Yes Live play Gay didn’t give him self up.

  • Aj Gentile

    LOUD NOISES

  • Yeshaya

    Ok offense, score a TD and shove the knife in. Cmon

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I’mm in a pubic esrabllishment and letting go.

  • Taylor Williams

    2 years ago really

  • Michael

    Did Ben do cardio? His face looks like after 20 mile marathon.

  • Rob

    Is anyone going to ask Dalton if he still has it? 🙂

  • Darth Blount 47

    It’s the red hair.

  • DirtDawg1964

    How about a five minute drive and a TD. Or throw the long bomb incomplete.

  • Yeshaya

    Not sure what happened there, didn’t look like MB made an attempt to catch

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Gotta be Scorpion! He got the black and gold on!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Bryant needed to treatchh for that

  • George Kroger

    Bryant, are you kidding. How about making an attempt for the ball?

  • ryan72384

    Wow Bryant looks awful

  • Yeshaya

    I think Haley prefers choice B

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    With repeated field goals to the head!

  • SilverSteel

    I don’t think he does. 🤔

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Thats why Bryant aint gettin love

  • Doug Andrews

    Lol

  • George Kroger

    Did he ever?

  • Darth Blount 47

    Bryant just did his best Stevie Wonder impression.

    And he wonders why he’s being out-snapped by JJSS??!?!

  • #7

    Ehhhhh

  • Yeshaya

    Wow. I guess its ok to waste first on bombs if we can just run for 12 on 2nd

  • alevin16

    Whew I saw 3 and 1 again

  • DirtDawg1964

    By the way, anyone else notice that Artie Burns will do anything not to make a tackle? The guy literally will jump out of the way if he can.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Bell…stop showing out…you big show off

  • Yeshaya

    Gay’s never missed a game? Wow

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Bell!!!!

  • Yeshaya

    I think he has 1 tackle on run support this year. Its ridiculous

  • Clutterbox

    Bryant is having a bad game, but it obvious that he was not able to locate the ball.

  • DirtDawg1964

    This is a $12 million a year back folks. Transcendent.

  • George Kroger

    Who called all D in the 2nd half? That prediction was half right!

  • alevin16

    where are the other receivers?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    that is his job though

  • Taylor Williams

    Where’s our deep threat?

  • Rob

    Bell is so good..never forget folks 26 a Savage haha

  • Yeshaya

    OK AB, time to pick up some of the slack. 15 yarder please

  • Jason Vancil

    He is fairly soft as a tackler

  • Yeshaya

    JJ has a TD, MB and ER have nada

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    3rd down and long ru

  • Darth Blount 47

    Clearly we are employing the Bill Cowher strategy now.

  • DirtDawg1964

    JuJu has played well today. It’s shaking MB loose that seems a problem. And Macdonald has been targeted but he has to stop dropping them.

  • Aj Gentile

    Do they know it’s still the third?

  • Mister Wirez

    Sissy tackling. Seriously

  • alevin16

    juju in the middle

  • Yeshaya

    FG range ?

  • George Kroger

    Bryant doesn’t seem to really want it when it’s thrown to him.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    close….do we go for it?

  • DirtDawg1964

    Go for it!

  • Yeshaya

    I forgot Grimble was active

  • alevin16

    go for it

  • Jason Vancil

    That would be ok.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    bad placing

  • Darth Blount 47

    Burfict with the dirty shove.

    SHOCKING!

  • nikki stephens

    Time to pass …loading the line

  • George Kroger

    Challenge the spot!

  • Mister Wirez

    We have NO creativity on O plays

  • Yeshaya

    55 yard attempt, I’d say kick

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Romo trashing CBS…classic

  • DirtDawg1964

    Easy decision. Go for it. 55 yard FG. And not worth a punt.

  • Yeshaya

    Anything but punt. I’ll be happy with anything but a punt

  • Jason Vancil

    I will say it again and again. The apple doesnt fall far from the tree with Burfict.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Go for it. Line up Rosie. Tell him to go to work.

  • Yeshaya

    Or go for it. No punt

  • Danny Porter

    Bad spot

  • #7

    Poor spot

  • Clutterbox

    Just go for it.

  • Yeshaya

    Yeah, but even if we got 1/2 a yard we’d still be shy. Its a long 4th and 1

  • Taylor Williams

    Up the middle with vintage Ben.

  • nikki stephens

    Like him….hope executives don’t water him down

  • Jason Vancil

    Terrell Watson full speed ahead.

  • Rob S.

    that means Ben’s going to pooch kick it

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Watson!

  • Michael Cunningham

    Nix + Watson = First

  • Steeldog22

    Put Watson behind Rosie. That’s 1 1/2 guaranty

  • alevin16

    McCullers!

  • Darth Blount 47

    The only question… is Bell as good as The Bus?

  • Chad Sanborn

    4th and 1… Dial of that Haley special… Tackle For Loss… Or Incomplete Deep Ball.
    Just punt it

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    why we cant get breaks from the refs EVER

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Has Ben done a quarterback sneak this decade?

  • #7

    JB 36!

  • Chad Sanborn

    The old Refrig. Perry Play

  • gentry_gee

    It looks like the Steelers offense isn’t interested in scoring.

  • alevin16

    Can we sign him for one play?

  • Nathanael Dory

    Is McDonald’s injured? Seeing alot of Grimble

  • Darth Blount 47

    Yes, his career is uber-short, but has Watson EVER not gotten at least the 1 yard or more?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    cause we are ahead…that is what they do with a lead.

  • Yeshaya

    Not that I can recall. Which is a shame since he’s big and we have such good center and guards for it

  • Smitty 6788

    Bad spot at worse should be inches . X was turned toward the marker

  • gentry_gee

    They never run play-action. And are completely predictable on nearly every play.

  • #7

    Lol he hasn’t aged a day since he retired

  • George Kroger

    Yeah, should have put this game away by now. They’re letting the bengals hang around.

  • Agustin-ARG

    false start coming…

  • Yeshaya

    I don’t want a punt. Best case is 37 yards downed at 1, not worth it

  • Chad Sanborn

    If you go for it, please for the love of god challenge the spot first. get the extra foot.

  • Yeshaya

    OH that’s close….

  • #beatthepats

    Cmon,watson , nix I formation pound it!

  • ryan72384

    Challenge

  • Clutterbox

    Generous spot. Not a good run.

  • alevin16

    they owe us this spot

  • pittfan

    Go for the first Tomlin. Roll them dice!!!

  • HopeHarveys

    UGH

  • gentry_gee

    He’s short by a mile.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Sssssssss..

  • Applebite

    Nope. The only “sneak” he’s done was the fake spike TD pass…

  • NinjaMountie

    Sigh

  • Rob

    Off topic, but Romo has been incredible so far this season. Already my favorite color commentator

  • Steeldog22

    I think now.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Well, everyone here said give it to Watson. See? It’s not a given.

  • Yeshaya

    Agreed

  • Taylor Williams

    Oh great.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Has to be clear evidence to overturn.

  • George Kroger

    Steelers should lose this challenge, but you never know with refs.

  • ryan72384

    Just bad offense. They have been given 2 gift picks and haven’t done a damn thing with either

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Be sure Tunch!

  • Danny Porter

    This is going to be overturned

  • Darth Blount 47

    WITH ROSIE…

  • alevin16

    That does not stop the refs, ask the Jets

  • Michael

    Insightful. Raspy voice. Good looks. Yeah.

  • gentry_gee

    I vote Romo as our OC.

  • #7

    Make up spot

  • Aj Gentile

    The literally used play action in the game

  • Steven Vincent

    I feel like Today we are FINALLY seeing the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers that I thought we were going to get at the start of the season. Anybody feel like that too?

  • Darth Blount 47

    Vinovich is from Midland.

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    This offense rides a short bus.

  • Yeshaya

    If we win this I’ll be shocked

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Bugles challenging

  • alevin16

    starting to

  • NinjaMountie

    He didn’t use his vision. He made up his mind where he was going before the play started

  • Yeshaya

    The challenge not the game

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    yeah me too I like him better than qb

  • Yeshaya

    Definitely the offense, easily their best start

  • DirtDawg1964

    Not sure if this will be overturned. What’s the evidence to overturn it?

  • gentry_gee

    Why they stop using Nix is beyond me.

  • SilverSteel

    Unquestionably

  • alevin16

    The Bengals will be sad

  • HopeHarveys

    Is it indisputable somebody touched him before he rolled over the line to gain?

  • Doug Andrews

    Just lowered his head and ran straight ahead. Usually it works

  • George Kroger

    He was short.

  • Clutterbox

    You have Bell and you run with Watson.ugh

  • Applebite

    Was expecting a bit more than this. There’s no clear dominance on offense…

  • Chad Weiss

    I think it holds but shouldn’t

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Just give us this one for once…jeesh

  • NinjaMountie

    Tough to overturn

  • Yeshaya

    Looks like it depends it Dunlaps hand was enough to cause the tackle. If not then he rolled across the line before he was touched again. I don’t think we’ll get it :/

  • Chad Sanborn

    Hes very insightful

  • Yeshaya

    Ach

  • ryan72384

    I’m sorry but this is why I disagree with having a guy like Watson as a short yardage guy. He just plows straight forward with his head down. Leave the best runner on earth in the game.

  • alevin16

    of course

  • CommonSenseGoneWild

    Seriously that was not obvious

  • Yeshaya

    Who’s turn for the pick this time, Shaz?

  • gentry_gee

    Steelers need an offensive coordinator.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Figures. 😒

  • George Kroger

    Overall, for sure. As a pure runner, it’s pretty close – could argue either way.

  • HopeHarveys

    Just when I started to believe there wasn’t evidence to overturn

  • Chad Sanborn

    See they should have challenged BEFORE running the play to get the extra foot they were cheated out of. Tsk tsk tsk

  • NinjaMountie

    Lol…we can’t win when we’re predictable

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Refs trying to make this a close game

  • ThatGuy

    That’s cool even though Grimble originally had the first lol

  • Darth Blount 47

    Rosie Nix had better have been in the sideline tent taking a dump.

  • Randy

    What a waste of opportunities.

  • HopeHarveys

    I’ve seen that count as a lost challenge if the 1st down isn’t reached, even if they move the ball forward.

  • #7

    Fix is in. Gotta keep the Bungles in the game

  • Aj Gentile

    Nah he was short

  • DirtDawg1964

    Argue for a foot, when it’s still clearly 4th down? Um. No.

  • ThatGuy

    Vegas made the call!!!!!

  • Danny Porter

    Exactly

  • Doug Andrews

    They way we were warming up Boz’s leg should’ve kicked another FG…..with sarcasm

  • NinjaMountie

    We’ve reverted to going deep every pass play

  • Milton Farfara

    D really stepping up in the 2ND half now if offense can go back to the way the game started instead of playing death by a thousand cuts we’d be laughing. Still confident we’ll hit 30pts but the question is how it’s going to be done.

  • Taylor Williams

    He is down though. Im blaming Haley for that dumb call

  • gentry_gee

    They should be hitting JuJu more and the TE. Spread the ball around. It’s like they’re saving their best plays for the playoffs.

  • Applebite

    Not sure what’s going on with the TE’s or why Haley doesn’t depend on at least one of them, but that has to change…

  • ryan72384

    This is when the defensive dam breaks and we all get really pissed. Happens everytime the inept offense refuses to put a game away.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Dave Bryan … why?

  • #7

    I know I’m joking

  • alevin16

    KC game

  • Rob S.

    Absolute bullshit! there is no way that is indisputable evidence that that ball should be moved from its original spot. Absolutely zero landmarks to be able to spot that ball on replay.

  • Buccos9

    Whoever said it wouldn’t matter whether Watson was in on third or fourth and one because of the poor blocking, was right. I don’t like the way the offence is letting Cinci hang around. I would have challenged the spot on the Grimble catch.

  • Chad Sanborn

    They wouldn’t challenge the first just the spot of the ball. We would have won that. And got an extra foot and time to make the decision.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Watson gave a great effort though

  • NinjaMountie

    Bell is still running well but we quit complimenting it with a smart passing attack

  • Mister Wirez

    You mean a 6′-5″ QB can fall forward 20 inches Old man Brady does it every game.

  • Yeshaya

    Good job TJ. Looks like its on the D to close this one out

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Nice play Watt

  • Greg Payne

    Say Watt!

  • Applebite

    An even better question is, why not use Connor there?

  • Doug Andrews

    Seems like the offense is going away from MB with a serious focus on AB only

  • Taylor Williams

    I wanted vintage Ben

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I Let’s Go Defense!!!

  • alevin16

    I just do not understand how no other receivers are open

  • Chad Sanborn

    Bens ordering food with Landry….”should I get the fries or the nachos?”

  • Darth Blount 47

    Landry Jones and Ben playing Tic Tac Toe

  • Yeshaya

    Watson has a better track record on short yardage conversions

  • gentry_gee

    I know.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Need a big play D

  • ryan72384

    Lol

  • alevin16

    blitz

  • #7

    Only on this blog could an offense have 335 yards and 26 points against a top 5 defense be called inept

  • Darth Blount 47

    Primanti’s!

  • Agustin-ARG

    Time to sack dalton!!

  • Yeshaya

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    WATT!!!!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    There he is

  • Aj Gentile

    Cheese fries

  • HopeHarveys

    Finally somebody called something that happened!

  • alevin16

    holy moly do I have a delay

  • Chad Sanborn

    hahaha now I’m hungry

  • Yeshaya

    TRENT. JORDAN. WATT!!!!!!

  • Smitty 6788

    T freaking J

  • Milton Farfara

    Way to go TJ!!!!!!!!

  • ryan72384

    WATTTT THE F %$&!!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I’LL TELL YOU WATT!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Huge

  • Rob S.

    langoustine ravioli

  • L Garou

    Todd Haley is a bum.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Alualu with the help by shoving his guy back 10 yards.

  • Taylor Williams

    Stupid Brown. BUT LETS GO WATT!!!

  • Yeshaya

    Dang it AB :/ Ok this is a very important drive for the offense. Move the ball, drain the clock. Please

  • Applebite

    T.J….he’s still a year out from being a beast. lol

  • pittfan

    WATT THE fudge!!!

  • Yeshaya

    First sack of the game, good time for it too

  • Chad Weiss

    Man that kids gonna be special

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Need a couple of first downs

  • Chad Sanborn

    why didn’t we call that on 4th down?

  • Yeshaya

    If we can bleed 6 minutes and kick a FG I’ll be happy

  • Darth Blount 47

    Well, we ARE optimists by nature.

  • Chad Sanborn

    thatd be a big win

  • Yeshaya

    3rd and very short. Huge play

  • Chad Weiss

    Watts pretty good for being as raw as the drafnicks labeled him

  • HopeHarveys

    Watson again??

  • Agustin-ARG

    Burn the clock!!

  • ryan72384

    3rd and 1 lol. The new 3rd and long

  • Shannon Stephenson

    lets go OL!!!!

  • alevin16

    why is Nix out???

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    run

  • Darth Blount 47

    Willis shoving Outlaw. Ugh.

  • Yeshaya

    D************ it

  • gentry_gee

    The offense is struggling with efficiency in the red zone. They should’ve put this game away ages ago. And the play-calling leaves a lot to be desired.

  • NinjaMountie

    Pathetic

  • HopeHarveys

    Clown call

  • Shannon Stephenson

    F#$%

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    here we go again

  • I4giveSteelers

    whattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt tf

  • Yeshaya

    We don’t need to score a TD. We do need to kill time. Gosh

  • Darth Blount 47

    Okay, now even I am mad.

  • Chad Sanborn

    drives like this are why we will not win in the playoffs. killing ourselves on 3rd down.

  • Jason Vancil

    Of course. 3rd and 1, throw it deep to AB

  • gentry_gee

    Because he was too good, efficient.

  • L Garou

    Haley will keep them in the game, watch..

  • Yeshaya

    The offense didn’t come back from the locker room after halftime I don’t think

  • I4giveSteelers

    why take nix out on short yardage?

  • Taylor Williams

    3rd and 1, deep pass.

  • I4giveSteelers

    stupid

  • NinjaMountie

    Dumb stupid playcalling.

  • alevin16

    And here we go

  • gentry_gee

    Because it might work.

  • ryan72384

    Just unbelievable

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Told you guys about punting it 50 yards…we cannot cover

  • NYBurgh79

    WOW!

  • L Garou

    Yeah..

  • Smitty 6788

    Again Haley strikes with stupidity.. Great idea take Bell out and fool no one

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Need big D play

  • CommonSenseGoneWild

    Stupid play call

  • Chad Weiss

    Lol defense now steps up and offense starts to suck

  • pittfan

    We’ll put you down as predicting no playoff wins

  • HopeHarveys

    Rainbow fade. Ugh!

  • ThatGuy

    Todd Haley is really garbage

  • Milton Farfara

    Aaannnndd another brainfart

  • gentry_gee

    It has to be said, we’re looking at one of the worst offences in the league.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Clearly, Haley answered “Under” on the Friday 5 Questions……

  • Doug Andrews

    Top 10 defense and bone head offense/ coordinator

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Dumbest team in the NFL.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    both cannot get it together

  • L Garou

    Haley’s a mediocre at best..

  • George Kroger

    They really have no short pass play to run on 3rd and 1? Hey Todd, you only need 1 yard.

  • ryan72384

    3rd and 1 and we can’t pick them up. Deep prayers to AB or handoffs to third string running backs

  • Rick McClelland

    They keep trotting out the same formations and plays. Bengals have it figured out Todd. Change it up. Gawd.

  • ThatGuy

    Stop being nice

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    LMAO

  • Rob S.

    I think everyone and their mother knew that ball was going to AB there

  • CommonSenseGoneWild

    Qb sneak

  • Nathanael Dory

    Same formation 3 time on a row? the guy is getting insane!

  • Doug Andrews

    We finally get a defense and now we see the weakest link on the team….the Offense

  • gentry_gee

    One of the worst in the league.

  • ThatGuy

    So much for involving MB today

  • Chad Sanborn

    playing like this you can book it. Less than 25% in RZ conversions and about the same on 3rd down= no wins in the playoffs

  • Mister Wirez

    Jesus, 3 times @ 3rd and less than 1 annnnd…. Retodd shows up.

  • Rob

    To bad we don’t have any tall receivers.

  • alevin16

    I think leading by too much gives the O hives

  • L Garou

    Count on it..

  • gentry_gee

    Yes. Retodd.

  • Chad Sanborn

    lol

  • Smitty 6788

    Todd Haley is killing the offense. Too cute when he shouldn’t and over aggressive when he shouldn’t

  • Buccos9

    Stop the bloody madness with low percentage passes on third and short! A QB sneak should have picked up the yardage for a first. Haley and Ben are going to lose this game if they keep it up. If Buddy Ryan was the Steelers D coordinator he would go over to Haley and punch him.

  • Mister Wirez

    Todd never considered that one…

  • Aj Gentile

    Some of these comments lol.

  • Doug Andrews

    Tomlin and Haley start outsmarting themselves.

  • Yeshaya

    YESYESYYESYESYESSYYES

  • Steve Johnson

    Todd Haley should be fired! 3rd &1 three times, he drops back and run the ball. Same exact look, even the announcers said so.

  • HopeHarveys

    Alualoooooooo!!!!

  • Aj Gentile

    Bud Finally!

  • alevin16

    I thought I heard a whistle?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    YES YES YES….and we see a Dupree sighting

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Yep yep!!!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    post renegade sack

  • Yeshaya

    Mixon couldn’t lay a hand on him. Beautiful. Defense isn’t quitting on this game

  • ryan72384

    Who is 48? (Sarcasm)

  • Chad Sanborn

    Defense is balling in the 4th

  • Milton Farfara

    Thank God the D woke up just as the offense fell asleep.

  • Darth Blount 47

    All it took was Bud Dupree on a RB to make that happen!

  • Steven Vincent

    LOL did I type too soon?

  • Yeshaya

    Seriously? Man the Heinz sound crew is absolutely perfect

  • alevin16

    someone has to the O aint

  • HopeHarveys

    Guess playing Renegade in practice didn’t work for Cincy.

  • pittfan

    +100

  • I4giveSteelers

    well after suffering with this D now we suffer with the O

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    yes.

  • Yeshaya

    Dupree didn’t get any credit for that sack? That’s a shame. But wow what a play

  • Darth Blount 47

    “Welcome to the Jungle….”

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I was just about to post butler should in the locker rm

  • L Garou

    Haley anyhow

  • Yeshaya

    3rd and 21. I’m like 85% confident we’ll stop em.

  • Chad Weiss

    Talent is winning this game cause coaching sure the #### ain’t working

  • alevin16

    h oh 3rd and long

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Enjoy these fun & games!

  • Aj Gentile

    You can “book it”

  • ryan72384

    Well said

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Lets go D

  • HopeHarveys

    It’s funny cause it’s true

  • Jason Vancil

    5 yard Def holding. Auto 1st down.

  • HopeHarveys

    OK good we got ’em!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    WOOOHOOOOO……DUPREE

  • alevin16

    WOW

  • Yeshaya

    WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUPREE

  • CommonSenseGoneWild

    Dupreeeerre

  • NinjaMountie

    There we go

  • Chad Sanborn

    This D is giving me chills.. then I remember its the Bungles… but really damnnn

  • Doug Andrews

    Upvote up vote

  • Darth Blount 47

    ALVIN!!!!!!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    they seeing a lot of red

  • George Kroger

    Great defensive sequence!!!

  • NYBurgh79

    Hey BUD!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    ALLLLLVIIINNN!!!!!

  • HopeHarveys

    3 plays -24 yards by Cincy on that drive

  • Yeshaya

    They averaged -8 yards per play on that drive. Wow. OK NOW the offense can ice this thing

  • L Garou

    Run, run, pass, punt (aka) the Haley special..

  • Applebite

    Dupree wasn’t in a slump or playing possum, just in need of opportunity…

  • Aj Gentile

    Its like im watching You, me and dupree

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Ahhh…. so good to watch them play a good game.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Great defensive stop….they Bengals were looking to get back into it with that good PR.

  • ryan72384

    That play showed the insane athleticism Bud has

  • George Kroger

    Or TEs?

  • Mister Wirez

    Who’s this Dupree guy? Lol

  • Jason Vancil

    Hardy Nickerson Jr.
    just made a tackle. Loved his Dad.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Is that bad?

    “It’s not good.”

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    The Red Ryder B.B. gun is misfiring!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    agreed…that is why he was drafted first…do not think anyone outside of Shazier could have done that

  • George Kroger

    Great tackle!!!

  • Taylor Williams

    Everyone on D is a 1st round pick

  • Agustin-ARG

    deep pass, run, screen for short gain

  • Doug Andrews

    Get his feet moving and he’s a different QB

  • CommonSenseGoneWild

    Ok o do something good for the Steelers

  • Darth Blount 47

    I like Mike Tomlin.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Bubble screen, bubble screen, draw play.

  • gentry_gee

    The Steelers have no offensive philosophy.

  • Nathanael Dory

    So happy with Steelers D. Litteraly having a tear dropping :’)

  • Evan Eremita

    I was just about to say that Dupree will keep his job as long as someone forgets to block him once every few games, but then he actually makes an awesome play that was all him

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    If we shut them out this half that will speak volumes for this defense!
    Oh by the way: ITS LIT!!! 🔥🔥🔥

  • Taylor Williams

    That’s the day of Arians.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Really for for the second and third quarters I was thinking Dupree needed to get taken out and replaced… Finally he is showing something!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Field Goals and RedZone struggles aren’t a philosophy?

  • Chad Weiss

    This defense has improved dramatically

  • Doug Andrews

    Watching this defense play so well is a breath of fresh of air compared to this Offense

  • Aj Gentile

    They only got three yards! Fire everybody! They are all dumb!!!

  • Yeshaya

    Please not another 3rd and 1…

  • Agustin-ARG

    Really want a big play for MB10

  • gentry_gee

    They run well, but for what? They don’t play-action.

  • Chad Weiss

    Oh no third and one

  • Yeshaya

    D*** it

  • Shannon Stephenson

    F#$%…..a 3rd and 1

  • ryan72384

    3rd and 1 lol

  • HopeHarveys

    That would be the icing on the cake

  • George Kroger

    3rd and 1…bomb!!!

  • Smitty 6788

    They all count.

  • alevin16

    bomb

  • Greg Payne

    Oh no.

  • Aj Gentile

    They do though

  • Darth Blount 47

    Romo breaking out some old school Steeler knowledge. Droppin’ knowledge-bombs.

  • Michael

    seems like we don’t do long drives with 12 yd first down catches. 3rd & one, miss bomb & punt.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Bryant td

  • George Kroger

    Steelers got a gift there.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Is that offsides?

  • Jason Vancil

    If we go deep, Im punching the cat

  • Yeshaya

    Haha best conversion. Probably the only way we were gonna convert that

  • Chad Weiss

    Shwew

  • Yeshaya

    Cat’s safe. Dunlap saw to it

  • Aj Gentile

    Finally they find the answer just make them jump

  • alevin16

    Did something happen to Vance?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    The Bungles saved us…so that is the key to getting 3rd and 1 first downs

  • Yeshaya

    Encroachment

  • Taylor Williams

    Needs to be our offensive coordinator

  • thomas hmmmm

    Take Bell out, he has done all he needed to do.. It’s time for John Conner to terminate the Bengals hopes of a comeback

  • Yeshaya

    The only way we were gonna convert that I think

  • L Garou

    They saved Haley..

  • Dee Evolution

    We need to start working Conner now.

  • Chad Weiss

    They are flopping

  • Taylor Williams

    He stopped catching balls

  • Darth Blount 47

    I don’t know, he had a pretty bad habit of throwing the ball to Dez everytime. Brown would catch 15 passes a game.

    But come to think of it….

  • George Kroger

    I was deeply concerned for your cat for a while.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    you just wanted to say Connor and terminate…I see you

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    😂
    I mean nooooo!

  • Taylor Williams

    Not with Tomlin, he’ll run him to the ground

  • gentry_gee

    Why no more runs w/ FB? Why?

  • L Garou

    Yeah, he’s a TE from California. Like the last bum..

  • Smitty 6788

    Nope way too early. I don’t trust Conner not to fumble or make a mistake . its 7 min to go

  • Michael

    To NOT run away with divisional lead.

  • Dorian James

    The coaches are blind that’s why

  • Jason Vancil

    Here is where I wish Tomlin would mix in another RB. Give Conner a series or 2

  • gentry_gee

    WTH was that?

  • Yeshaya

    Too high throw, might’ve gotten us the first

  • pittfan

    Get Nix in the game!!

  • thomas hmmmm

    LOL I want to see Conner but yea it was fun and corny saying that lol.

  • alevin16

    There should only be one formation from here on out, Nix in front of a runner

  • Taylor Williams

    Jackson looks decent

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I would take bell and brown out and put Conner and Eli in

  • Darth Blount 47

    Is the final score really gonna be 40 total points? C’mon!!!

  • Yeshaya

    Omg. Argh

  • Rob

    Ben is trying to make it close with another pick six.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I cant stand our offense….we refuse to put any team away….what is with them!!!!!

  • George Kroger

    Both pass plays the D is mugging the receiver beyond 5 yards…yet no call.

  • Yeshaya

    I will be very happy if that’s the final

  • Jason Vancil

    LOl. The sound of a man who has the over

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Just spme bad juju on that play

  • Aj Gentile

    DHB!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Indeed.

  • HopeHarveys

    Best deep ball of the day!

  • gentry_gee

    Best play of the day!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Holy Shi#!!!!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Where is Bryant????

  • thomas hmmmm

    William Jackson has looked really good all game against AB.

  • Greg Payne

    Okay – THAT WAS CREATIVE!

  • alevin16

    FIRE DANNY SMITH…Sorry force of habit

  • Danny Porter

    What a call

  • CommonSenseGoneWild

    Holy crap

  • Yeshaya

    DANNY SMITH FOR PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DHB FOR VP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Greg Payne

    LOL

  • Darth Blount 47

    We replaced Haley with Whiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Taylor Williams

    There’s our deep threat.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    WTF!!!!!

  • Milton Farfara

    The Bengals are starting to ooze desparation and queue the thuggery anytime now. Just hope we make it out without injury.

  • Steve Johnson

    William Jackson III is pretty good.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Smitty 6788

    Lmao

  • Yeshaya

    Have Golden line up under center

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    didn’t see that coming

  • Shannon Stephenson

    All I can say is Ballsy….very ballsy

  • Yeshaya

    Good job by the center too. That’s a hard weird snap to make. Wowwy wow

  • gentry_gee

    Golden, da man!

  • Agustin-ARG

    hey bey bey!!

  • Aj Gentile

    That smile lol

  • Taylor Williams

    Bungles stole him from us

  • gentry_gee

    There’s Nix.

  • Chad Weiss

    Was not expecting that

  • Yeshaya

    Kirkpatrick is hurt …

  • pittfan

    Danny Smith saved his job

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    golden should be oc

  • Jason Vancil

    Guys need to be on guard now for Burfict to start the Goonery.

  • Mister Wirez

    Wow.. I’d never expect that

  • Rick McClelland

    ☺☺☺

  • Shannon Stephenson

    for one week maybe….lol

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Best play Golden will ever friggin make and I am proud!!!

  • alevin16

    Great point

  • Xclewsive

    Offensive passing plays leave me feeling empty. I can understand Bryant’s frustration when you don’t get any real looks.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I think we should pull Bell. This is the point where the cheap shots start.

  • L Garou

    DeCastro will KO him, again..

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    The Browns may be looking at Golden for QB.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Romo really is an insightful commentator.

  • WreckIess

    Slant to Bryant for a TD?

  • Yeshaya

    3rd and 4. Much more manageable than 3rd and 1 I think

  • Phil Brenneman II

    He has a better deep ball then Ben!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Kirkpatrick needs to limp his azz off the field….he has been awful for the Bungles almost all game.

  • gentry_gee

    Agreed.

  • Aj Gentile

    I was about to say the same thing

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Was DHB first catch of the year on ST lol

  • Chad Weiss

    I agree kids impressive

  • Taylor Williams

    Bell getting 30 carries a game will kill us

  • Agustin-ARG

    what a season for our STeams

  • Darth Blount 47

    Great minds…. 😉

  • Rob

    Get Bell out of there while he is healthy.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Bell churning Butta!!!

  • Yeshaya

    Would be a 15 point lead, with no TO for Cincy. That’s decent shape I think

  • Taylor Williams

    Still running

  • HopeHarveys

    Biz Markie firing up the Heinz Field crowd

  • Aj Gentile

    Fake it again!

  • Chad Sanborn

    Another RZ opportunity wasted.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Guarantees a tie in regulation

  • Darth Blount 47

    KICK IT!

  • thomas hmmmm

    Exactly! I want Conner

  • Chad Weiss

    Go for fourth down,perfect time for hail marry,they will never expect that

  • L Garou

    Terrible on 3rd down..

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    as long as nothing stupid happens

  • Rob

    Signing off here..good game team!!

  • George Kroger

    Dare I say Boz on the winners list?

  • ThatGuy

    Any other OC in the league would have 50 points right now

  • gentry_gee

    Get Boswell out. He’s too valuable.

  • George Kroger

    See ya next week!

  • Darth Blount 47

    O V E R.

  • Yeshaya

    Haha you’ll miss the heart attack 😉 GG

  • Jason Vancil

    Let me guess, you’ve had a few.

  • DirtDawg1964

    1 point shy of 30.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    boz is the Bengal killer

  • gentry_gee

    I don’t say at least 60.

  • I4giveSteelers

    from a purely entertainment value of this game. Im ready for some new ideas on offense. Big Ben was sharp today…and needed to go for the kill shot

  • Chad Weiss

    Just being sarcastic

  • Rob

    Lol that’s the hope

  • ThatGuy

    I was being nice lol

  • Aj Gentile

    Dropped the wing I was eating when i saw that

  • thomas hmmmm

    Nix should make a Pro Bowl this year and what is up with 3rd and 1 calls and taking Nix out and still running?

  • alevin16

    what would this score have been if we could move it on 3 and 1 and not kick FGs

  • L Garou

    5 fields goals..
    Good but also bad..

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I was just thinking that.

  • Yeshaya

    Boz has also been good with his kickoffs, almost all of them to the back half of the endzone

  • Shannon Stephenson

    One more stop D

  • Darth Blount 47

    Is it just me, or did it feel like Ben was neutered a bit by…ummm… Todd?!

  • Smitty 6788

    Its classic Haley..

  • pittfan

    30 points 3 at a time

  • Yeshaya

    Sack attack!

  • L Garou

    Haley outsmarted himself again this week..

  • Doug Andrews

    We almost hit that 30 ppg average

  • thomas hmmmm

    Might have made those 3rd and 1’s if they didn’t take Nix out.. Single back backfield on a 3rd and 1. What is that all about?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Dalton seeing bumble bees I think

  • Aj Gentile

    Vince making another running back look like a child

  • DirtDawg1964

    people starting to believe this defence is good?

  • Tedium cha

    Burfict has been shut down by Rosie nix all day. It’s been amazing to watch that battle.

  • gentry_gee

    They’ll never expect I’ll run Bell again.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Sack game over 9000!

  • Yeshaya

    Beautiful Shaz, dodge the blocker and wrap up the WR. Textbook

  • Aj Gentile

    Benard must hate Shaizer

  • Darth Blount 47

    Our Defense has played FANTASTIC!

  • Yeshaya

    4th and 3 or so I think. End it here guys

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    This Defense! I’m so proud! I’m bout to cry!!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Bengals going for it….one more stop needed

  • Chad Sanborn

    More importantly, they are starting to believe it.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    AB to the house. Book it.

  • HopeHarveys

    Ravens LOSE Browns LOSE Bengals LOSE Steelers WIN

  • Darth Blount 47

    Our babies are alls growns up!

  • alevin16

    So Bungles, throws it away on 4th!

  • Yeshaya

    Fantastic pressure, Shaz again cleaning up and forcing an impossible throw away.

  • Doug Andrews

    Bengals O line is horrible

  • Shannon Stephenson

    The red rifle shooting BB’s

  • Dee Evolution

    Knockout

  • Steve Johnson

    That’s Game!

  • L Garou

    Rare as a hen’s tooth.

  • Yeshaya

    Now would be a good time for a statement TD. Run Just keep running

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Feels like yesterday I dropped Shazier off at preschool!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Bungle in the Jungle

  • Taylor Williams

    Lol Romo knows he’s pissed

  • alevin16

    almost!

  • Darth Blount 47

    To do this without Tuitt, makes me extremely proud and happy.

  • HopeHarveys

    How great is it to see Connor in there?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Rook!!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Connor with his fresh legs will be a handful

  • Smitty 6788

    Now its Conner time

  • pittfan

    CONNOR

  • Darth Blount 47

    Well… That’s all right, by me, yeah!

  • Danny Porter

    Props to the defense in the 2nd half

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Haven’t gotten the chance to pay close attention to this game. Glad I’ve got Sunday ticket and their condensed, 30-minute games. Definitely rewatching this one.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    not yet but that’s the beauty of it

  • Dee Evolution

    It’s heart-breaking.

  • Smitty 6788

    Golden outplayed Dalton in 2nd half lol

  • thomas hmmmm

    There he is!!! Conner for 10!!

  • Xclewsive

    The Steelers defense may actually be borderline elite this season.

  • pittfan

    Our Oline has beat the crap out of their front 7

  • Greg Payne

    Brilliant!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Good thing the Bengals practiced the Renegade plays.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    shhhhh….do not let them know…they may want to trade for him.

  • alevin16

    Could this be the D that beats Brady? Or are the fumes getting to me?

  • Chad Sanborn

    woahhh , lets not get ahead of ourselves here. i will give you good. but elite is a stretch

  • Agustin-ARG

    All OL but Hubbard deserves winner list

  • Evan Eremita

    Progress for Haley is our offense not throwing the ball 45+ times

  • DirtDawg1964

    The whole defence played well. Looked out of their element in the first quarter and a bit of the second. But came alive after the third Cincy drive. Watt was good again today, as was Dupree. Davis played a nice game. Loved Haden today.

    Lots to like. Except RZ offence.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’ll let you know after Week 15. Lol.

  • Evan Eremita

    #3, maybe higher after this game

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    renegade

  • Taylor Williams

    The talent is there. But brady knows how to beat us regardless

  • Chad Sanborn

    idk, NE is our Kryptonite like we are to KC.

  • Aj Gentile

    And Villy

  • DirtDawg1964

    He recovered well. He was getting his ass beat early.

  • Xclewsive

    Idk because they are shutting opponents down. Blame the offense for the two losses. IMO

  • thomas hmmmm

    It seemed like they dropped Dupree a lot more than usual today which is good he has the speed to cover and Watt has the moves to pressure.

  • Yeshaya

    Winners:
    Bell
    AB
    JJSS
    Vance “I finally caught a pass” McDonald
    Oline in general
    The Wizard of Boz
    Shaz
    Haden
    Heyward
    Defense in general
    DANNY THE MAN SMITH
    The general concept of not committing penalties

    Losers
    Haley
    Berry
    Ben*
    MB and ER

  • Agustin-ARG

    May be we can trade Golden for Brown´s first round pick

  • Michael

    What? Haley’s the only name on Losers list??

  • L Garou

    Gonna be hard to win the championship kicking field goals..

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    LOL

  • DirtDawg1964

    Don’t let the facts get in the way of your opinion. Which you will argue ad naseum.

  • HopeHarveys

    Wow no penalties for the O

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I think so depending on the offense

  • DirtDawg1964

    Ben? Berry? Um. What?

  • Darth Blount 47

    Oh, look… THERE’S Rosie Nix!

  • Nathanael Dory

    still had 419 of total yards tho..

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Yeah, but Steelers did not score 30 points!

  • thomas hmmmm

    If they play Zone all game he will beat them until Tomlin and Butler change then Brady will continue beating the Steelers.

  • Yeshaya

    I miss seeing Troy at the back of the victory formation :'(

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    wonder what our power rankings going to be

  • DirtDawg1964

    Nice win boys and girls. Two wins ahead of Cincy and Ravens and have the head to head win against both. Nice.

  • alevin16

    14 maybe 16 😀

  • Taylor Williams

    Even Tony Romo knows the Patriots are our kryptonite.

  • HopeHarveys

    Steelers #1 atop AFC Standings

  • Darth Blount 47

    Great win, Steeler Nation!!!!

    5 – 2 is sweeeeet!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Do not understand the thought behind that but since the Bungles kneeled it who cares

  • HopeHarveys

    It’s gotta be humiliating to take a knee when you lose.

  • alevin16

    Classy ending

  • NinjaMountie

    I wish for just one of those fgs would have been a td and that Haley wasn’t a dumba**. Still….a dominant game

  • ryan72384

    Couple things.. When our D gets to play with a lead they are vicious. I’ve bashed VW alot but the dude is a monster on those interior blitzes. And Martavis Bryant is being completely phased out of this offense and I think he looks disinterested now. JuJu is the distant number 2 option behind AB.

  • Michael

    I miss the Troy Woodley combo.

  • Agustin-ARG

    1st AFC seed?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    This should have been an absolute blowout…we just can’t put teams away.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Indubitably.

  • alevin16

    GO FALCONS!

  • Chad Sanborn

    this is either going to get better, or stay the same. If it doesn’t get better its 1 and done in playoffs. Can’t win kicking FGs.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Dirty Birds!

  • Michael

    Equipment manager says no need to wash Jersey 81, 92 & 10.

  • Taylor Williams

    Should’ve been a slaughter. Steel curtain is back, but the offense looks weak.

  • pittfan

    #1 seed AFC. Bens Done. Fire Haley. Tomlins a loser. Sell the team

  • thomas hmmmm

    I believe you are right, but its been like that for him almost all season it seems. At this point he is nothing but a decoy.

  • alevin16

    Fire Danny Smith!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Man, we need to figure out what’s up with Bryant?

  • NinjaMountie

    Other than the fact that we have

  • Shannon Stephenson

    5 FGs in the game….just one TD and we are all sleeping tidy a hour ago.

  • Michael

    I think he’s still ONE STEP slow from last year.

  • pittfan

    Oh rah, him too

  • Darth Blount 47

    He’s like Cheech without Chong. It’s just not quite the same.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Dominated the game on both sides of the ball. This is probably the first game I didn’t feel like was ever out of control. So we are getting better. Still have RZ wrinkles to iron out. But Im kinda glad we aren’t peaking too soon.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Need to replace Ben with Golden at QB.

  • HopeHarveys

    Yeah, there’s obviously something. If he were in it mentally they would have hooked up on some big plays by now.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    tru

  • L Garou

    Jonesing..

  • Michael

    We don’t know if’s Danny Smith called that bomb to 88 tho, do we?

  • Chad Sanborn

    well… at least fire Haley.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    These last 2 games were statement games and the funny thing is our offense still isn’t even playing that well. Defense is way beyond expectation and offense is under.

    Just imagine what we become if Bryant stops doing his best Casper impression and our redzone offense spikes a little.

    Robert Golden had more passing yards in the 2nd half than Andy Dalton. What an incredible stat. Can’t be often a backup safety out passes a starting QB.

  • Aj Gentile

    Made a scene in the bar lol

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    He definitely looks out of it the whole game.

  • Michael

    Game’s over. Who’s gonna clean up the tailgate mess?

  • Michael Cunningham

    Nice to see more out of Bud
    he still needs to work on his one on one moves

  • Chris92021

    I think Golden has the play call there if he sees an opening. Obviously it was open.

  • NinjaMountie

    Or just insert juju full time

  • StolenUpVotes

    He didn’t play NFL football for a whole year. Doesn’t have thst Marty B burst yet

  • Chad Sanborn

    He is always 1 on 1. Haley needs to hit him on quick slants over the middle and crossing routes. He will be open. That will get him confidence and yards. And possibly force teams to stop doubling AB.

  • ryan72384

    The burst doesn’t look like it’s there anymore. Seems tentative out there and he’s being pretty much removed from the offense.

  • ryan72384

    Looked like he didn’t even care to locate the ball on the one deep throw.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I was a big Bud believer but man, his only move seems to be to try and run as fast as he can around the outside and it doesn’t work very well.

    Was it me or on his sack he was schemed to blitz more up the middle? If he can’t develop maybe it is time to try and position him in places for his athleticism to win the day for him.

  • Michael

    Does Golden bark a ” secret code ” to hike the ball to him instead of punter? Gold 80?

  • Aj Gentile

    Shhhhh facts arent real

  • Steve Johnson

    Is it me, or does it seem like Keith Butler is dropping Dupree into coverage more this year? Then it appears he is rushing J.J. Watt as the 4th lineman.

  • Michael

    Dave Bryan tweeted last week he’s certain MB will NOT get second contract.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Man, what a win! Played great on defense and while we were kicking fgs we still did basically what we wanted! Still work to be done but I don’t see many things to gripe about right now!

  • ryan72384

    I’ve been saying this too man. The offensive coordinator has to find ways to get a talent like him involved. Remember after that game against the Cards in 15′ Haley told Bryant he’s never seen a WR that has what he has. Now he can’t figure out a way to get him involved.

  • Don

    Starting with 3rd down play with 13 min left, here are the Bengals final 9 plays (plus 2 punts):
    sack, punt;
    sack, incomplete, sack, punt;
    sack, complete for 1 yd loss, 10 yd pass, incomplete;
    kneel.
    Loss or no gain on 8 of the last 9 plays, including the kneel down.
    Whew.

  • pittfan

    Let’s hire…..who?

  • Steve Johnson

    I still think it’s the O/C. Todd Haley needs to go. Cinncy stopped them three times on 3rd and 1.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    we beat them into submission they threw in the towel and gave up

  • thomas hmmmm

    Winners:
    Defense: The entire D, but above the rest Watt, Dupree, Davis, Hilton.
    Offense: The usual suspects Bell Ben and Brown.. Plus JuJu and Nix gets an A++.
    Losers:
    Defense: No one.
    Offense: Bryant, what happened to MB?

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    and villy

  • Chad Sanborn

    Please share your “elite facts” … show me where we are ‘elite’.

  • CountryClub

    Before this game, watt was dropping close to 45% of the time. Seriously.

  • Michael

    All Ex-Steelers doing poorly outside of Sanders and Wallace. Wheaton, Coates don’t even smell the field. Javis waived injured out of the league.

  • thomas hmmmm

    This game most definitely, but not all season.. He finally wised up and dropped Dupree a lot and kept Watt rushing or so it seemed.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Haden too!

  • thomas hmmmm

    Yea Haden has been a godsend for the D, But I just thought those 4 really played great.. So did Haden and the entire D.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    That int was clutch! He so solid imo!

  • Sdale

    Yeah, he really struggled in this game.

  • Applebite

    Haley isn’t running Bryant properly with those short bubble routes. It’s sickening.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Wallace has done good since leaving the Steelers? Isn’t Wheaton injured? Either way Wheaton went a team whose only offense is running 90% of the time. Not much he can do on a team with no Qb.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Add Juju’s td celebration to the winner’s list!

  • thomas hmmmm

    Give credit to him this is the first game where I can’t recall seeing any of those.. So if he called it, it was only once and not his normal 12 times a game.

  • Chad Sanborn

    No one til the offseason. Put Munchak in as OC til then.Heck let BR7 call plays. Heck have Tomlin do it. Can’t do worse than Haley. Why the flack here? He is obviously the weakest link in the chain. If its only me I will stop saying it and move on. But its not just me and you are just an @ss who tries to only single me out every week for what I say.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Yea it was great.. I kept thinking man the Steelers have had the weirdest Int’s the last 3 weeks where all of them keep bouncing around and getting intercepted at the last possible moment.

  • thomas hmmmm

    I love the Power I formation!!!

  • Chad Sanborn

    Yes but it was the Bungles. Don’t think this RZ output is going to beat Brady in December

  • thomas hmmmm

    I love the Power I formation.

  • Chad Sanborn

    We have gotten better.. but not in RZ output. Can’t dispute that FACT.

  • thomas hmmmm

    And I am pretty sure that it was all single back formations on those 3rd and 1’s. There was one with Nix left in but I think it was the 4th and 1.

  • pittfan

    +1

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    for dropping a wing? What kind of hoity toity places to you frequent?

  • Sdale

    Watching Artie Burns “TRY” to tackle makes me want to smash kittens.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Man I’m so jacked!!! I’m AMP’D UP ON MOUNTAIN DEW!!!!

  • Chad Sanborn

    Like I said they are good. You said Elite. Thats not something you can determine until the season is over. And we aren’t quite halfway.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Put him in the slot

  • Steve Johnson

    Exactly, what the HELL is he thinking?

  • Chad Sanborn

    Its not like I said they were bums. I gave them good. I will save elite for the end of the season.

  • Aj Gentile

    No lol because WJ III got stolen from the steelers. Also the best sports bar in state college, Champs

  • Shannon Stephenson

    NOT THE KITTY’S

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    originally formulated as a mixer for moonshine

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    loved the white out yesterday. it was impressive

  • Sdale

    Luckily I don’t have any 🙂

  • Steve Johnson

    Where The HELL was it on those three 3rd and 1’s? TODD HALEY! SMH in Disgust. Other than that, this is the most complete Game thus far. Even #7 looked pretty good. Question, what is going on with #10?

  • Chad Sanborn

    Wow I thought I was the only one who knew that fact.

  • Chad Sanborn

    that was fantastic

  • Xclewsive

    Selective reading! I said “ may actually be borderline elite this season.

  • Rick McClelland

    10 times better than listening to Phil Simms.