2017 Week 8 Steelers Vs Lions Live Update And Discussion Thread – First Half

The Steelers are back on the road, this time in Detroit, looking to claim third third straight victory, and the sixth overall. A win today would keep them tied for the best record in the AFC and retain a two-game lead in the AFC North.

The most notable inactive today is, of course, Martavis Bryant, who is being benched for disciplinary reasons. As has been the case for most of the season, right tackle Marcus Gilbert and defensive end Stephon Tuitt are also inactive due to injury. Tight end Vance McDonald is missing his second game of the year.

The Lions will be without their starting left tackle, Greg Robinson, replaced in the lineup by Brian Mihalik, making his first career start. Wide receiver Golden Tate, who is banged up, is dressed, but whether or not he will be the same dynamic threat that he is when healthy remains to be seen.

The Steelers took the ball first and Ben Roethlisberger hit JuJu Smith-Schuster deep for a 41-yard gain. Le’Veon Bell picked up seven yards on the ground. He added three yards to move the chains.

Roethlisberger held on to the ball too long and then overthrew Bell for an ugly screen. From the 24, he picked up eight off the left side. Now third and two, Roethlisberger tried to hit Eli Rogers to the right corner of the end zone, but he could not hang on for a dropped pass. Though they only had one play from inside the 20, this technically goes down as another red-zone failure. Still, a 3-0 lead.

Following a touchback, the Lions ran right on first down, but for a loss of four. The Steelers allowed Matthew Stafford to escape the pocket and hit Marvin Jones over Artie Burns, through pass interference, for a big gain down to the Steelers’ 36. After a short pass to Golden Tate, a six-yard pass picked up a new set of downs.

Ameer Abdullah was good for four up the middle on first down, Eric Ebron failed to hold on to a pass through contact with Ryan Shazier. A false start by Brian Mihalik made it third and 11. A false start on the center made it third and 16. The Lions kept it safe with a draw for one yard. Matt Prater made it 3-3.

Roethlisberger hit Smith-Schuster for the second time today, making a tough catch in traffic for 18 yards. Bell picked up a few yards off right tackle to the 46. Jesse James caught his first pass since the Jaguars game for eight.

With a fullback on the field, the Steelers spread it out five wide and Roethlisberger threw deep, intercepted by the safety.

Off the turnover, Abdullah was held for a gain of just two yards to the 19. A similar result on second down. The Steelers got toe Stafford for the first time of the day, Cameron Heyward taking the team lead with five sacks to force a punt on fourth and 17. Antonio Brown signaled for a fair catch at the end of the punt.

After two short gains near midfield, Roethlisberger was under pressure and tossed a long ball behind Smith-Schuster, out of reach. J.J. Wilcox did a great job forcing a fair catch inside the 10 after the three-and-out.

Burns’ lackadaisical effort against the run helped yield an eight-yard gain, then broke Joe Haden’s ankles off right edge for a handful. At the 25, Stafford threw incomplete for rookie tight end Michael Roberts, T.J. Watt in underneath coverage. A screen to Dwayne Washington made it third and six. Stafford overthrew Ebron for an incompletion, resulting in a punt. Mike Mitchell wiped him out. The Coffin kicked pinned the Steelers inside their own 20.

From the 16, Ben checked down to Bell for just a yard or two. The Lions buried the run with Nix as the lead blocker. Now third and nine, Roethlisberger, under pressure again, just had to check down to Smith-Schuster for a short gain, the defense quickly upon him.

The Lions from their 42 after the punt and return, Tate broke a tackle of Mike Hilton on a screen for six yards. After some window dressing, Stafford found Abdullah for the first down. L.T. Walton pressured Stafford immediately and batted the pass as he tried to sidearm the ball. From the 43, Jones was left open down the field, Haden burned on a slant-and-go down to the 10.

Abdullah was limited to three on first down, but a hold on the center made it first and goal from the 10. Walton drew the penalty. Theo Riddick juked Sean Davis on the screen, but still only gained a yard. On second and 19, Haden had good coverage on an incompletion into the end zone, and a catch out of bounds resulted in a field goal attempt. Prater did give the Lions a 6-3 lead.

After an eight-yard pass to Brown and a run by Bell, James Conner was given a carry, but for one yard. Bell pounded his way forward for four. On third and five, Roethlisberger connected with Justin Hunter on the crossing route for the conversion, the ball a bit behind him.

Across midfield, Roethlisberger looked deep for Brown against Darius Slay, but the ball was out of bounds. Bell reversed field for just a yard on the next play. Now third and nine, Brown won the jump ball in front of the defender at the five for 40. On first and goal from the five, Bell showed hesitation before running up the middle for the score, followed by an elaborate team celebrate, miming a bench press.

T.J. Jones picked up a 25-yard catch on first down after the touchback, taking a big hit from Mitchell but hanging on. The rookie Agnew picked up the first on a motion toss to the Steelers’ 38 quickly. Burns made a tackle on a cutback run from Abdullah for five. Javon Hargrave’s pressure up the middle helped induce a bad pass to set up third and five. Hilton had coverage on Tate incomplete to force a field goal attempt from 51, which was good, making it 10-9.

Bell lost two yards on first down up the middle. After a deep incompletion to Hunter, Roethlisberger hit Brown on a crossing screen for 13 on third and 12. Smith-Schuster had a key block. Ben somehow got a pass just past a defender to James for running room, for some 30 yards or so. Down to the 32, with Bell picking up the blitz, Roethlisberger connected with Brown for nine. Passing up a wide open Xavier Grimble, he instead looked deep for Hunter. Now third and one, Bell got the first, but fumbled, losing possession to end yet another promising drive prematurely.

The Lions taking over at the 21, Stafford threw a bullet to Jones for a first, taking a timeout. Jones got between Haden and Mitchell for another big gain of 34 yards. Already at the 27, pressure helped force an incompletion. A connection to Tate put the Lions inside the 20.

Davis broke up the touchdown in the end zone, his second in three weeks. After an incompletion on second down, Haden had good coverage on Jones to the back of the end zone. Prater made it 12-10 with 13 seconds in the half. A knee ended the half.

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  • pdupuis

    Here We Go Steelers, here we go!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Guess who’s back!

  • AndyR34

    I’m almost afraid to watch! Sometimes I think I. Ring bad luck. 😥

  • alevin16

    i know how you feel 🙂

  • NinjaMountie

    I’ve thought that as well….about you, not me. Just joking lol

  • NinjaMountie

    10 over/under the amount of people that lose their minds on here if Detroit scores first?

  • alevin16

    And what if that score is off a Steelers turnover?

  • NinjaMountie

    Did you guys see how many receiving yards that Wanda Sykes had today for Houston!? Wow

  • melblount

    Too easy…Over.

  • NinjaMountie

    Then they’ll lose their minds and want to fire all the coaches and trade Ben.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    5 Over/under how many coaches/players it’s suggested we get rid of by the end of the game?

  • Lambert58

    As long as it doesn’t go to overtime…

  • Kevin Schwartz

    If Ben throws a pick-6, the season is over, and we should put Landry in there.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I just realized, two days before Halloween and we’re going for a winning record versus the ‘Land of Oz’ trifecta… Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh, My!

    It will be tough, but little do they know, we have a secret weapon in the Wizard! However, I hope we can keep him set up behind the curtain tonight. No more FG’s. C’mon, Offense, let’s score some TD’s!

  • B&G

    Good evening, all — ready to watch the Steelers stomp the Lions.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Hope we get a defensive td tonight! I like those!

  • NinjaMountie

    I would love one of those! Dang! I feel greedy…give me two!

  • melblount

    WOW. It APPEARS TY Hilton is on the trading block.

    Three guesses (first two don’t count) who may have just lost one of their best receivers today?

  • NinjaMountie

    Just follow the yellow steel road. Sorry, couldn’t come up with anything better.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Good thoughts in, bad thoughts out. Good thoughts in, bad thoughts out.

  • alevin16

    Where did you hear this?

  • NinjaMountie

    I’ll give them MB for him. We can call our receiving corps the mighty mites.

  • melblount

    Hmmm…not sure I can post that here…google it and you’ll get a hit.

  • NinjaMountie

    Who lost a WR?

  • alevin16

    Will do!

  • melblount

    Again, only the messenger here and clearly stated “APPEARS.”

  • alevin16

    I just read it, very interesting

  • NinjaMountie

    Luck must be wanting out of town right about now.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Chris Hogan has his arm in a sling.

    Yes, THAT Chris Hogan.

  • SteelersDepot

    It’s getting warm in my office. Blood pressure? Diabetes?

    How yinz are?

  • melblount

    Brutal hit from a defenders’ helmet. Looked bad. MRI scheduled.

  • pittfan

    Got some ribeyes on the grill, life is good. NO bar food tonite!

  • NinjaMountie

    Good! You?
    Go Steelers!!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    One of the last plays of the game too. I’m not mad. I won’t lie.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Brownies kicking in? 😉

  • melblount

    Can’t that attitude get a person booted from here? LOL.

  • Doug Andrews

    Defense with 3 sacks over or under?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I win tonight will cap off an awesome weekend!
    Stranger Things 2 + Steelers win = I’m good!

  • pittfan

    over big time. mahalik’s giving up 2

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Right at!

  • melblount

    Not this team you wouldn’t.

  • Doug Andrews

    I’ll take it. Stafford needs to feel the pressure

  • Darth Blount 47

    I was going against a guy who literally has 5 Patriot players on his fantasy team. It looks like I’m going to beat him. But only because 4 weeks ago I picked up DeShaun Watson. Losing Hogan is gonna hurt the Pats AND my friend. Hogan has been his best WR as his real strength are his RB’s. I was gonna send him a GIF of me celebrating in Steelers gear but decided against it. Lol.

  • afrazier9

    Let’s Go Steelers!!!!!! Run play action wins this game no five wide on the first series.

  • alevin16

    Been watching the highlights. Seeing lot of completed long balls, is tonight the night we start getting some of those long completions?

  • Darth Blount 47

    Last 3 games, Stafford has been sacked 5, 6, and 6 times. I’m taking the OVER!!!!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Holy cow, Im late to th party

  • NinjaMountie

    wassssup

  • Doug Andrews

    Without MB i’d be surprised but who knows maybe Hunter makes some plays

  • Darth Blount 47

    The beer is still plenty cold!

  • Jaybird

    Game predictions anyone????
    JuJu gets two TDs tonight
    Watt gets sack number 5.

  • afrazier9

    My bad I Picked him up in fantasy lol

  • Doug Andrews

    If this D can get that many sacks I say this D has taken that step at being great.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    getting ready; had a coffeee 7 pierogie but time for a bier.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I believe we are on pace for 50+!

  • Doug Andrews

    That’s SB caliber.

  • Agustin-ARG

    It´s sunday night baby!!

  • Jaybird

    I got heart burn just reading that you ate pierogie, coffee and now beer!

  • Jaybird

    Enjoy the game everyone and an early Happy Halloween

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’ve decided this game is just too important now that the Ratbirds and Bungles have won. I’m breaking out the big guns when it comes to jerseys. I have 3 different jerseys that are the luckiest out of my vast collection. And tonight, I’m not messing around.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Hope you brought snacks! 🙄

  • alevin16

    Neil ODonnell? ;D

  • Darth Blount 47

    The Outlaw Jesse James will score a TD tonight.

    BOOK IT!!!

  • Doug Andrews

    TD for JuJu. 1 Sack for TJ and 2 sacks for Deebo. Steelers 31-14

  • Jaybird

    Late game so no drinking tonight. I might actually make some sense !

  • B&G

    You’re wearing all three and looking like Randy in Christmas Story?

  • Darth Blount 47

    Only in the pre-season when I half want us to lose because we’re resting everyone.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    8 minutes before window closes on Friday Night Questions.

  • pittfan

    Carrie Underwood!!! Work it baby!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Not Ralphie! You mean Randy! Lol.

  • B&G

    Editing.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I can’t put my arms down!!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Flick? Flick who?

  • Ichabod

    Here we go

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    half Slovak and half Nicaraguan (with basque blood). was born with an iron constitution.

  • Ichabod

    Over…5

  • pittfan

    32-17 Steelers!!
    6 sacks.
    J2S2 2 tds!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    I hate collinsworth as much as i hate burfict and todd haley.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Deebo pick 6; AB punt return for TD; bold prediction. Boswell hits 60 yard PAT afterEli Rogers scores but penalized for riding JuJu’s bike in an End Zone celebration. Book it.

  • Agustin-ARG

    Ready to yell with Haley first drive

  • Greg Payne

    I might turn on SNR and listen to that feed while I watch.

  • Jaybird

    I said no to the the bike celebration on Friday night 5, so I don’t want that one to come true!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    Already done.

  • afrazier9

    I have the same setup lol

  • NinjaMountie

    I told my buddy Watt would get a sack and JuJu would have 2 tds about 2 hours ago.

  • melblount

    The camera juxtaposition of Bryant behind TJ as they praised the latter’s skills and maturity was priceless.

    Well played, NBC. Well played.

  • Aj Gentile

    I never believed in this kind of stuff, but this season I’ve missed three penn state kick offs and they’ve all been returned for touchdowns.

  • Jaybird

    Great minds

  • Aj Gentile

    OVER

  • Darth Blount 47

    Indubitably.

  • SfSteeler

    alrighty,

    Bell +/- 30 carries and does Ben throw a pic?

  • afrazier9

    – and no

  • Dee Evolution

    I think Mike and Todd are anxious to show us what the offense can do without Tavis. I would hope Justin Hunter steps up in the red zone.

  • pittfan

    cringy!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    yup, got you down as a no.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    he has to score for you to get a point.

  • heath miller

    over 30 yes pic

  • Darth Blount 47

    30 carries? No. 30 touches? Probably.

    And I’m gonna say Good Ben shows up tonight.

  • Jaybird

    26 carries and 1 INT

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Here we go!

  • Milton Farfara

    Oh great is there a worse color commentator than Chris Collinsworthless?

  • Jaybird

    Dan fouts

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    That’s one over 15.

  • NinjaMountie

    wish taht was better thrown

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Good JUJU!

  • Darth Blount 47

    That helps my Over! Go JJSS!!

  • Doug Andrews

    You called it

  • Aj Gentile

    I love the fake screen plays

  • Jaybird

    That’s one deep pass already for ben

  • pittfan

    Fire Haley!

  • Doug Andrews

    Nice play call Haley

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    No, just saw it!

  • Jonas

    I’m calling a Xav Grimble TD

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Every JuJu catch will be another wound to Bryant

  • Darth Blount 47

    He’s still here?!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    was that 15 yards in the air?

  • Darth Blount 47

    I believe so.

  • pittfan

    nice!

  • Jaybird

    Yes at least twenty, I thought twenty five

  • alevin16

    whew it is a first, I was so dreading 3 and 1

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    30.

  • pittfan

    25 yards

  • Michael Mosgrove

    that was dumb.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Naw. Every throw to Justin Hunter would be though.

  • George Kroger

    Ben not looking sharp early

  • Darth Blount 47

    Are we retiring Ben already again?!

  • Doug Andrews

    Bell looks great so far i say work him

  • Chad Sanborn

    good sign is getting the ball first!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    C’mon Book!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    COME ON ROGERS! WIDE OPEN!

  • Chad Sanborn

    Oh man … gotta make those catches

  • Rob

    Eli put himself in the dog house apparently

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Eli! amost

  • Doug Andrews

    Rodgers geez……

  • George Kroger

    Come on Eli!!!

  • Aj Gentile

    Eli back in the dog house

  • Darth Blount 47

    Wanna know why Ben’s numbers are down??? “Catches” like those.

  • NinjaMountie

    that was bens fault

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    He got out just to be put back in again.

  • pittfan

    of course! and haleys too,,,wtf is he thinking?

  • George Kroger

    Not the best pass, but should have caught it

  • NinjaMountie

    exactly

  • Jaybird

    No way, totally Eli

  • NinjaMountie

    sarcasm

  • Darth Blount 47

    Woof.

  • Jay Clam

    LOL how did I know he was gonna take a shot at the end zone on third and short?

  • Chad Sanborn

    If JuJu was hit in stride on that first catch… its a TD. Had to wait for the ball.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Has Eli Rogers done anything well this year?

  • Nunya

    Eli…you are making me a liar this year when I said you would be a monster in the slot. I had flashbacks of Sweed!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I want Boswell kicking PAT’s not FG’s!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Gotta finish drives!

  • Taylor Williams

    He’s whiffed punts pretty well

  • Aaron

    Smh Eli Rogers

  • Chad Sanborn

    Fire Haley!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    no d in eli’s name.

  • Darth Blount 47

    We all do, Beav. We all do. :’-(

  • Jaybird

    I gotta start drinking so I can detect sarcasm

  • Jay Clam

    Defense needs to come up big today

  • Taylor Williams

    Needed Justin Hunter in on that one

  • heath miller

    true phil but every drop by rodgers heals the wounds

  • Chad Sanborn

    If you can touch it you can catch it. Thats what I was always taught

  • Agustin-ARG

    put Nix and run with bell for the first down!!

  • Jay Clam

    Anyone else sick of the deep shots on 3rd and short?

  • Grant Humphrey

    C’mon Eli Rogers

  • #beatthepats

    Cmon eli, finally a good play in the redzone and he dropps it

  • Doug Andrews

    When there’s alcohol involved he get’s a d in his last name lol

  • Michael Mosgrove

    what is a whiffed punt? whiffed tackles, muffed punts.

  • Av232

    No, not really. Wide open in the end zone is my kind of throw.

  • Nunya

    I’m sick of receivers doing that a whole lot more…

  • Aj Gentile

    Not when’s there is someone open in the endzone. At some point you have to score

  • Taylor Williams

    You know what I mean

  • Evan Eremita

    Same old story, I wonder if hue Jackson will be available for offensive coordinator duties next year

  • George Kroger

    lol – that was not deep…and it was dropped – nothing wrong with the play call

  • afrazier9

    Come on Eli

  • fake screen is a slow developing play, hard to get timing perfect on those, be we all know you are a Ben detractor. Rogers has to make that catch. not geting a TD is on 17 and 17 alone…

  • WreckIess

    What?

  • pittfan

    im sick of dropped touchdowns

  • heath miller

    yep weak toss by BB but i think he just wanted to make sure he caught it …

  • Doug Andrews

    Ben doesn’t run but I saw alot of green in front of him. Oh well Eli needs to make that catch

  • Darth Blount 47

    Ben ordering Detroit Dogs already…

  • #7

    Are you serious? It should have been an easy TD. Jesus

  • T-51b

    Now you know why Ben targets Antonio Brown so much. The other guys don’t catch it well.

  • Chad Sanborn

    That Eli drop will feed right into Bryants whining. If he was in im sure he would have caught it…I expect that tweet soon

  • Nunya

    That series was called perfectly.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Time for DEFENSE. Mihalik kis the entrance!

  • Taylor Williams

    We need a WR in the draft.

  • George Kroger

    Best QB D has faced this year – let’s go!!!

  • pittfan

    ya think? lol

  • Michael Mosgrove

    as much as i HATE haley. that was on ben on 2nd play and on eli on last play.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    on that 3rd play of the game right after bell run would’ve been perfect for pa pass

  • Darth Blount 47

    Can’t wait till Detroit realizes they can’t run and they throw with Stafford 55 times.

  • Milton Farfara

    Why Eli why? Aaaannnd queue the whiners who are gonna say Bryant would’ve caught that. Im mad Haileys brainfarts started early.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    SERIOUSLY ARTIE? HOW DO YOU LET THAT HAPPEN?

  • Applebite

    They should’ve ran that ball. 3rd and 2 inside the RZ….K.I.S.S.

  • Jay Clam

    Ugh

  • 6 ring circus

    The weakest link…

  • George Kroger

    Hargrave was held

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Burns is smoking

  • Milton Farfara

    Lol true

  • Jay Clam

    Artie got worked by Marvin freaking Jones LOL

  • Nunya

    Burns is becoming a problem when plays break down.

  • 6 ring circus

    Stop screaming, Mr. Mikey!

  • Chad Sanborn

    That was not a dig on Ben. Sorry you feel that way. Just stating what I saw.

  • heath miller

    if the result is like the last play and they throw 55 times they will have 2500 yards passing lol

  • Nunya

    Because…rushing 3 works so well for us every game..

  • Taylor Williams

    Rush 4!!!!

  • #7

    Corner gets beat in football. Some act as though it’s never happened before.

  • 6 ring circus

    Please, no…lord…

  • Darth Blount 47

    Hargrave just got held. But… Hargrave almost ALWAYS gets held.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i’m trying but burns didnt even look at that one.

  • Chad Weiss

    Is this line judge drunk.How was that a first down

  • Doug Andrews

    Look how long Stafford had to throw the football

  • Taylor Williams

    Yeah it’s gonna happen

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    we’re making Stafford look like Tom Brady

  • heath miller

    it was

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    they do know they’re gonna pass a lot because they don’t have a running game right

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    What a play, Davis!!!

  • Nunya

    Pressure does wonders!

  • Mike Argi

    Of course. They’re smooth and methodical in their offense until they hit the red zone. From there it’s very evident the types of plays that are called drastically changes and the players look confused and nowhere near as confident. So of course it’s 3 instead of 7. Rogers should have caught that ball. The reason he didn’t is because he did not shift his body towards the ball while in motion like elite receivers do. But it’s very obvious why we have Red Zone woes after seeing that.

  • Jaybird

    Man Davis is physical lately

  • Aj Gentile

    Woo Mike Hilton ranked high for PFF

  • Grant Humphrey

    Wish we’d stop rushing 3

  • Darth Blount 47

    Bud Dupree ranked #100 out of 105, according to PFF. Hmmmmmm.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    artie better redeem his self and get a pick

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    lucky

  • heath miller

    PFF sucks

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    False start for Mihalik.

  • Rob

    Making Stafford look like Stafford

  • Taylor Williams

    Dupree is just fast. Can’t work past anyone.

  • #7

    Redeem himself for what? Giving up a completion? Tough crowd.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I hate 3rd and long!

  • Chad Sanborn

    good point

  • pittfan

    theres 1 on mahalik

  • Darth Blount 47

    Lol. Close.

  • alevin16

    Is Haley calling their plays now?

  • Doug Andrews

    Good Defense way to rebound

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Tom Haley calling plays for both teams. Double dipping.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    great minds think alike

  • pittfan

    lol

  • NinjaMountie

    tie game……thx eli

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    it’s not what he did it’s how he did it

  • Darth Blount 47

    Least he could do for us…………..

  • 6 ring circus

    An ignominious start to the game.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Think of it as a fresh start

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I said he would get one in the Friday night questions!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    OK, the game is about to start. Kickoff right after this commercial

  • ThatGuy

    Being burned by 5 yards

  • Doug Andrews

    Eli owes us one now. He’ll make a big play on the next series

  • #7

    Game over. We have no chance. Let’s go home and forfeit the remaining 9 games

  • Michael Mosgrove

    dupree and shazier have same problem. they rely on speed and not form.

  • 6 ring circus

    lol

  • alevin16

    and Fire Danny Smith!!

  • Darth Blount 47

    He’s still here?!?!

  • afrazier9

    We need toget pressure on Stafford he is just like Rodgers

  • Applebite

    Change the name to the Pearlclutchers!!!

  • Evan Eremita

    What’s perfect about 3rd and short, throwing deep

  • Jaybird

    Just get rid of kick offs. Waste

  • Doug Andrews

    Opposing teams are crazy for not kicking short of the goal line

  • Jaybird

    That’s two over 15

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Another 15. (2)

  • alevin16

    Its all JUJU all the time

  • #7

    Lol Al Michaels “you fool”

  • Doug Andrews

    you got the winning lotto numbers?

  • #7

    Nix in the slot > Rogers in the slot

  • Darth Blount 47

    The Outlaw lives!!!

  • alevin16

    Can someone show MB that stat so he shuts up

  • pittfan

    Martay’s not getting very good pub…

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    keep track

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Just keeping up! I think I said 8!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Shocking.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    thought he got shot up in the old west. or the red zone. whichever is more accurate.

  • Chad Sanborn

    uh ohhhh..

  • Doug Andrews

    I’m saying you’re on a good pace to get the over

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Dag.

  • alevin16

    I HATE 5 WIDES

  • Michael Mosgrove

    sigh.

  • Jay Clam

    Nice toss. Ugh

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    that was 15 in the air but not what I wanted.

  • Nunya

    Ok…I like the play calling so far… that was flat out a bad pass read by Ben.

  • NinjaMountie

    dumb pass

  • pdupuis

    Damn Ben.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    That’s a floater

  • Jay Clam

    More Bell, pls

  • Darth Blount 47

    I blame that pick on Martavis Bryant.

  • capehouse

    what was that? empty backfield. Nix out wide. OK, Haley.

  • I4giveSteelers

    i was asking my self why are they passing with what D showed…

  • ThatGuy

    Ben has to get over his infatuation with throwing to AB in triple coverage

  • Taylor Williams

    Look what happens when Ben throws the ball. They’ll never learn

  • Michael Cunningham

    Triple coverage AB …

  • heath miller

    well glad i got to one question right . will ben have a pic .. yep and there is it

  • Jay Clam

    Nix taking MB’s spot on that play

  • Jaybird

    Nix 30 yrds down field . WTF

  • #7

    Nah. Artie Burns

  • Chad Weiss

    Ben just isn’t throwing right

  • heath miller

    right

  • afrazier9

    I got it wrong damit

  • Michael Mosgrove

    ben 9-9 with tds to ints.

  • Alan Tman

    I guess that was MB10S fault too? Lol

  • NinjaMountie

    stupid pass, never should have been thrown

  • EdJHJr

    I knew it before he threw it. What a moron

  • KenFromNewJersey

    Why is he forcing it like we’re down. Take the underneath. What is he looking at.

  • Doug Andrews

    A force to AB who’s being triple covered

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Time for Deebo’s pick-6 that I called earlier.

  • KenFromNewJersey

    Come on Ben. That was I’ll-advised. 3 guys around him

  • Jay Clam

    Pretty sure this is Ben’s last year no matter what happens playoff-wise

  • Jaybird

    Book it Beav

  • EdJHJr

    What is wrong with this guy throws into triple coverage.

    Complete idiot

  • Alan Tman

    We were thinking the exact same thing. Lol

  • Jaybird

    IM calling a Davis INT on this drive. Book it

  • Darth Blount 47

    Well to be fair, he should be much better than that. *Cough Cough* Rogers… McDonald… etc..

  • Doug Andrews

    Man Ben just can’t take what the defense is giving him. Juju is putting in work keep feeding him it’s working

  • afrazier9

    Run the dam ball come on!!!

  • NYBurgh79

    I agree too! I am getting nervous now . maybe the offense should go back to running the ball with bell .

  • Alan Tman

    Look below.

  • Nunya

    What I don’t like about some of Ben’s bad passes is that they are floaters. It looks like his legs are just gone half the time.

  • Chad Sanborn

    The good news is we are easily moving the ball between the 20s. So as long as the D can hold here we will be ok

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    done

  • Michael Mosgrove

    eli was sloppy. bens been sloppy twice.

  • pdupuis

    Nah, too many $$$ to walk away from.

  • Jason

    yep, this is how Chicago and Jacksonville started, long drives that should of been TD’s early and turnovers.
    there were 3 guys there Ben

  • Michael Cunningham

    just a bad throw ….

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    long pass coming up.

  • EdJHJr

    No absolute idiot

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I don’t think this team should ever run empty set

  • Darth Blount 47

    On a very positive note…. Detroit will NOT run the ball on us.

  • EdJHJr

    Idiot maximum

  • Chad Sanborn

    Ben didn’t even go through a progression on that pass.

  • Milton Farfara

    That’s what happens when you decide to not run the ball. Haven’t we been winning by pounding with Bell?

  • Av232

    The worst part about that pick is he’s clearly still fuming on the sideline.

  • Steve Johnson

    Steelers need a new QB.

  • Doug Andrews

    Just run LB

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    defense has to bail out Ben again

  • Rob

    If Ben moved the safety with his eyes (which he didn’t), thats a TD

  • Chad Sanborn

    Everybody needs a Heyward

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Got em!

  • Jaybird

    Macimum?

  • alevin16

    Thankfully the D is coming along

  • capehouse

    great job by the Dime D

  • KenFromNewJersey

    Guys we have a real defense this year.

  • NYBurgh79

    Great job Defense !

  • Michael Cunningham

    Coverage sack !!

  • Taylor Williams

    9td 9int. The offense runs through Bell. Ben should just just run play action passes

  • Darth Blount 47

    We are partying like it’s 2008!

  • WreckIess

    Gotta change those play calls when we don’t have everyone available. You can’t deactivate Martavis and try to run 5 wide.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    That is the wife of a Mack Daddy

  • Chad Sanborn

    yeah gotta shake that off. New downs coming up. No harm no foul

  • Jaybird

    Beav we really suck at this “book it ” stuff by the way!

  • Steve Johnson

    Way to go D!

  • capehouse

    fair catch? geez wtf AB

  • EdJHJr

    Who pays Ben to do that.

    MAKES BRYANT LOOK LIKE A GENIUS

  • alevin16

    With how Eli messed up on the punt against the Bears I do not even care if 84 calls a fair catch.

  • Jaybird

    That just gave me goose bumps!

  • T-51b

    Brown back on punts. Why is Eli Rogers on the roster?

  • Buccos9

    Ben has to avoid force feeding Brown. You know the D is focusing on stopping 84. That being said, Brown apeared to slow down as the ball was being thrown.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Get sacks and live.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    It’s like doubling down, you just have to win a few times.

  • 6 ring circus

    Not just yet, but they better start looking at the draft…which I’ve heard they’ve been doing.

  • Jamaal Hood

    When he was activated they rarely ran 5wr sets. Now all of a sudden they decide to do it smh

  • 695hoops

    How many times is the defense gonna have to bail out Road Ben tonight? Come on man. Just manage the game.

  • KenFromNewJersey

    Ok so now just stack drives and put up points. Before Detroit gets their sea leafs under them play from ahead!!!

  • Aj Gentile

    If he catches that he might not have made it out alive

  • Darth Blount 47

    Naww, you guys are just puttin’ ’em on Layaway.

  • Chad Weiss

    Loving this defense! So young and so much potential

  • Doug Andrews

    AB seems uninspired back there it’s fair catch or run out of bounds

  • NinjaMountie

    who got that sack

  • Michael Mosgrove

    just rewatched the interception.
    bell was the only receiver open at the top of the screen in the right flat.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Ben will throw it down town on 1 and 10.

  • NYBurgh79

    i agree too!

  • Nunya

    All Ben has to do is pull a superbowl John Elway this year. Let the running back dictate the game and manage it with the pass. No shame there. Elway won 2 Super Bowls at the end of his career doing that. It’s effective!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    tell the waterboy to hide the coolers

  • gentry_gee

    Should be 7 for Pitt. That first play was a designed touchdown but Ben floated out there like a blimp.

  • ThatGuy

    Looked like Cam and maybe 0.5 to Watt

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    watt wasnt it?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    ab hasnt been very productive with td’s anyways.

  • Richard Skalka

    Brown obviously does not want to run back punts. He fair catches everything he does not let bounce 20 yards behind him. Why not JuJu?

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    ive been saying that for a few yrs now

  • Jaybird

    Mack daddy????
    Lol

  • Applebite

    The problem is Haley….because it’s proven that Ben plays better when he doesn’t have to throw so much.

  • gentry_gee

    Yes, keep Ben’s role to a minimum.

  • pdupuis

    Just saw Hogan got hut for NE, but sorry Martavis no way you’re going there.

  • afrazier9

    So predictable

  • NinjaMountie

    Lets not talk about the actual TD that hit Eli in both hands and he dropped.
    I’m all for bitching about the int…it was stupid.

  • alevin16

    How about to the TE?

  • Jeff Papiernik

    No check down?

  • Darth Blount 47

    JuJu still has to learn how to scramble drill with Ben at QB.

  • capehouse

    damn Villy getting owned early

  • Jay Clam

    3rd and manageable -> deep shot

  • gentry_gee

    The D gets the ball back and the O lays an egg.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    no receivers open.

  • Sdale

    Just a little late turning.

  • Steve Johnson

    I hope they are; man, after watching DeShawn Watson and Carlson Wentz today, I get frustrated watching a 14yr Veteran QB make mental mistakes a rookie QB normally would make.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Please don’t tell me you are surprised.

  • I4giveSteelers

    the D they were all pressing the line

  • Jay Clam

    Nope not at all

  • Chad Weiss

    Villeneuva now the reason for two critical incompletions

  • Jaybird

    I’m going with Davis getting an INT again . Book it

  • Ichabod

    Nice aggressive tackle burns

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    watch play action

  • Darth Blount 47

    BURNS?! I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU TACKLE WITH THAT OLE’ BS!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    burns whiffed on tackle. watt saved his butt.

  • gentry_gee

    Could you imagine what Brady would do with Ben’s supporting cast? It would be 60 points per game, easy.

  • Doug Andrews

    Burns made a tackle wow

  • Michael Mosgrove

    that was more watt. burns whiffed.

  • Michael Cunningham

    We don’t pay Haden to tackle …

  • Jaybird

    Look at TJ out in coverage

  • EdJHJr

    Ben loses game throwing to Brown covered by 11

  • Doug Andrews

    I’m just surprised he made an effort

  • Chad Sanborn

    missed tackles are starting to rear their ugly heads tonight.

  • Darth Blount 47

    He completely stopped running. Like… completely.

  • Jaybird

    Relax Ed , it’s early

  • Rob

    QB Shazier

  • Darth Blount 47

    Imagine what Ben could do with Belichick’s camera crew.

  • NYBurgh79

    Defense!

  • Mister Wirez

    I.CANNOT.STAND.COLLINSWORTH.
    #HENEVERSHUTSUP

  • Steve Johnson

    Bud Dupree = 1 pass rush move – Bull Rush and that’s it!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Defense did their job; time for offense to stepup

  • Doug Andrews

    Good job Mitchell with the pull up instead of the kill shot for a penalty

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    easy there Mitch

  • capehouse

    Chickillo over Deebo not smart with that LT

  • Taylor Williams

    We want Romo!!!

  • Nunya

    You are simplifying this too much. If Brady would have played through all the hits Ben took through the years, Brady would be dead.

  • NinjaMountie

    so ben had one bad throw and a dropped td…..time to reset

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Let’s put points up!

  • Darth Blount 47

    It’s like listening to Edith and Archie.

  • gentry_gee

    Game is played on the field not AV room.

  • Ichabod

    Brown doesn’t seem to be adding much as punt returner

  • alevin16

    Did Deebo run over Tomlin’s dog or something? He is a perfect matchup against their tall LT and he is not in.

  • Michael Cunningham

    He was itchin’ lol …

  • Chad Sanborn

    Yep tall guy and Deebo has that deep bend around. Make the big guy play down and off center.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Tell that to the drones….

  • KenFromNewJersey

    I predict Ben will throw 4 TD passes his game.

  • Jaybird

    Ever the optimist! We need more Nijas

  • alevin16

    Hopefully to us

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    according to NFL Research Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 6 interceptions when targeting Antonio Brown, the most of any QB-target duo in the NFL this season

  • SilverSteel

    The D looks sharp

  • Doug Andrews

    Burns was credited with the tackle in the box score

  • Rob

    Thing is..imo, he probably could have made a pick there, similar way to what Quin did, but he doesn’t look for them. He doesn’t often make plays on the ball in the air

  • NinjaMountie

    its hard sometimes

  • Av232

    At least he’s not taking away.

  • gentry_gee

    Well Steelers would have at least an extra 10,000 yards from all the roughing the passer penalties that 12 gets for nothing.

  • Alan Tman

    Reminds me of the Dolphins game last year. When we have no concern about TOP and don’t score points is when our defense becomes vulnerable to the run.

  • Steve Johnson

    You said it. The Steelers need to draft yet another WR next April. A WR that can run greatvroutes, catch the ball, play Special Teams and hopefully relieve A.B. of the PR duties.

  • Taylor Williams

    Too many returners muff punts

  • 6 ring circus

    Just hard to understand why he doesn’t get a snap or two here and there. Dude is just a bad ass. Hopefully, they are just saving him for the end of the season and the playoff run…

  • pdupuis

    No muffed returns.

  • Darth Blount 47

    The Lions haven’t had a 100 yarder rusher since the Ford Administration.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    and the near interception on second play.

  • Doug Andrews

    He used to make those plays at Carolina. Not sure what’s going on now

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    should’ve did that play last drive

  • Sdale

    Since Ford actually made cars in Detroit.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    maybe but if you watch the play burns gets him with 1 arm watt nails him in the back.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    ok…now time to get into the game

  • Mister Wirez

    Because he stares at him from the huddle break to INT.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I can’t sneak anything by you. Lol!

  • Doug Andrews

    Amen. Ben is killing us on 3rd down and with all those AB force plays

  • capehouse

    Nix whiffed

  • alevin16

    Does Detroit have a good run D?

  • T-51b

    Are there any auto plants left in the city?

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    1st dn james

  • pdupuis

    Can we at least get a few first downs?

  • Mister Wirez

    Now comes the Ben shell. INT paranoia

  • Applebite

    See the issue yet? No play from TE…

  • Nunya

    They had 9 in the box. The Incredible Hulk wouldn’t make it through that.

  • WreckIess

    The team is lacking fire power with Martavis out. Same situation as last year.

  • L Garou

    The play calling is less than inspiring, thus far..

  • Ichabod

    Offense has been impressive so far

  • Michael Cunningham

    Damimit come on !!!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    their D looks good period – or our offense sucks

  • Aj Gentile

    This D is going to get tired quick

  • Darth Blount 47

    Yeah, they are there. They make great spots for the homeless to crash. Sadly.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    they lacked that with him in for seven weeks

  • Jay Clam

    Probably a mediocre punt incoming :/ ugh

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i may have a heart attack. jesse and hunter both open.

  • capehouse

    Seriously though. We have AB and a rookie WR. That’s our offense outside Bell.

  • Jay Clam

    Meh not horrible

  • ThatGuy

    3rd and 9 let’s do a 2 yard check down!

  • Mister Wirez

    Play action please

  • Taylor Williams

    Top 5 in the league

  • Michael Mosgrove

    hunter and jesse wide open on that one.

  • Michael Cunningham

    Our D is obviously going to need to score …

  • NinjaMountie

    So an all pro WR, and great rookie and an all pro RB…..and that’s a bad thing?

  • Ichabod

    But AB wasn’t…dump it off

  • melblount

    Just putrid offense AGAIN tonight.

  • Steve Johnson

    Ok, we’re seeing the consequences of not having a speedy WR like Bryant in the lineup.

    TE/WR/S has got to be high on their wish list next April.

  • Taylor Williams

    Put DHB in

  • afrazier9

    This is looking scary

  • Nunya

    Bwahahaha…everyone yelling for going deep on plays and now people mad he checked down.

  • pdupuis

    Being sarcastic I hope.

  • #7

    This game stinks

  • capehouse

    I said outside Bell, so obviously referring to the passing game.

  • WreckIess

    Not the same threat as Bryant out there.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    problem is ben is forcing it to ab when he isnt open and when other people are open they either dont catch it or are ignored.

  • Doug Andrews

    That’s why it didn’t make sense to not get Martavis more involved. Can’t be all about ensuring AB get’s 15 targets a game.

  • NinjaMountie

    Early. We’ll come alive on O

  • Jeff McNeill

    What was the problem before today.

  • Grant Humphrey

    At least the defense showed up today

  • melblount

    That’s one sad appraisal, bub.

    Campaigning for Head Apologist?

  • #7

    “Do something that works dammit”

  • Sdale

    It’s not like we can’t put DHB in.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Hiw many times can the D stop Detroit? Offense needs to get a move on.

  • Applebite

    Haley needs to pull Ben over and tell him to hit the TE every so often. TEs that can catch a few balls, breaks the aggression of the D. The Lions don’t fear the TE or not worried about him doing damage…

  • Taylor Williams

    Stack the box and force Ben to throw. Wait until the D gets gassed = win for every team this year.

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    I’ve been waiting for signs this offense was in the process of waking but, but I’m starting to believe this is as good as it gets. This is sad. So much talent but this offense is horrible. Ben looks bad, missing long throws all season. And now Detroit is stacked against the run.

  • Ike Evans

    Just dropped by to say this offense still sucks

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Is Landry Jones warming up in the bullpen?

  • Grant Humphrey

    No chance

  • afrazier9

    Dude play action play action

  • Ichabod

    Ben has regressed

  • MC

    at work and saving myself from the score so I can watch when I get home but mannnn judging by the comments so far this sounds like one of those games where the offense comes out flat and remains flat the entire game. Might just track this thread instead.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    int

  • Agustin-ARG

    Tough game guys

  • T-51b

    That’s like calling in someone from the Astros bullpen

  • Vic

    The road roethlisburger is in full affect…

  • Evan Eremita

    If we need long why go short? If we need short why go long?

  • WreckIess

    He’s thrown it to AB once tonight. That’s not the issue.

  • Ichabod

    Burns doesn’t impress me at all

  • Sdale

    Artie Burns may as well be a turnstile out there.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    missed tacjkle cost 7 yards

  • Mister Wirez

    I’ve noticed Ben is not too good at reading defenses since he’s become a pure pocket passer. When he’d get outside he saw the field better

  • SilverSteel

    Thank you, come again! 😕

  • Michael Cunningham

    Shazier got juked …

  • Darth Blount 47

    We’re just lulling them kitties to sleep.

  • T-51b

    Too many lower body injuries.

  • EdJHJr

    I can call these plays

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    why not intentionall grounding?

  • Jason

    how is that not grounding

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Why…oh why…are we rushing 3?

  • Sdale

    Can’t give anyone that much time.

  • 695hoops

    The offense will have great success in wearing out our defense.

  • Taylor Williams

    I have when we rush 3. It’s dumb

  • Jay Clam

    Uh oh

  • Shannon Stephenson

    with guys wide freakin open

  • Robert Builder

    offense losing the field position battle.. Stafford and the Lions smell it

  • NYBurgh79

    WoW ! Marvin jones

  • Jay Clam

    Need a TO with how this offense has been playing

  • NinjaMountie

    make up call

  • Nunya

    If anyone is in the stadium reading this, please go down to the sideline and tell butler to STOP rushing 3! Agh!!!

  • Jaybird

    6-3 . I’ll take it. Ben gets us a TD for a 10-6 lead.

  • Grant Humphrey

    Rushing 3 is just plain stupid

  • Darth Blount 47

    Remember, Stafford is better than Mike Glennon. And Case Keenum. And Deshone Kizer.

    RELAX. This is gonna be a competitive game. Big whoop.

  • gentry_gee

    And 6 INTs

  • ThatGuy

    What are we at missed tackle wise already? 5?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    at aleast 5 missed tackles so far

  • Ichabod

    Ben memorized on the side line

  • #7

    LT Walton wreaking havoc

  • Doug Andrews

    I’m more shocked with the offense. Not worried so much about the D

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    int coming up

  • Marcel Chris Chauvet

    Does that count the ones the artie burns just didn’t attempt to make?

  • Jaybird

    Cmon give me an INT

  • Darth Blount 47

    We have Bell and Brown. We’ll be fine.

  • Mister Wirez

    Missed tackles are going to lose us the game.

  • pdupuis

    Always seems to be a minimum of one missed tackle on a running play or completion.

  • Robert Builder

    Haden nice 1 on 1

  • Doug Andrews

    As long as we don’t have to lean on Ben we’ll be fine

  • Michael Cunningham

    Let’s go ..

  • NinjaMountie

    alright o….time to play

  • Chad Sanborn

    How many games have we had to come from behind to win this season?

  • Taylor Williams

    The offense scoring no points will lose us the game

  • melblount

    Looking like we’re gonna have to hold the Lions to 13.

  • Darth Blount 47

    It’s never the fact that we only rush 3 guys sometimes. It’s that when we do, we have 8 guys dropped who somehow can’t cover 4 guys…..

  • Doug Andrews

    Great FA pickup

  • Robert Builder

    Haley, Ben and O better get this ship righted quick

  • Michael Cunningham

    Our Offense is underperforming …

  • alevin16

    OK we are down by 3 I am guessing Haley goes into panic mode and starts calling bomb after bomb after bomb

  • Jason

    technically KC (3-2) but thats all i can rememeber

  • melblount

    Burns seems to miss on purpose. NO interest in tackling…anybody…ever.

  • gentry_gee

    Wish they’d run out of the I.

  • Mister Wirez

    Now we’re losing. Thanks road Ben.

  • Doug Andrews

    Great point

  • Jaybird

    Lol. That is what I was thinking!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    need some short passes to open up run for bell

  • NinjaMountie

    not eli

  • Taylor Williams

    It’s gonna stink..

  • Nunya

    No issues with the D. 6 points is well done so far. Offense needs to get their heads out of their glutes!

  • melblount

    No, he misses on purpose and they don’t even count his any more.

  • Nunya

    Yea..thank goodness for Eli!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    that one dude wasnt college open; he was high schooll open

  • Ike Evans

    If we replace Ben right now with a rookie or a mid to bottom level starter….does the offense get better? If we added another playmaker at WR/TE does the offense get better? Bell is already the best back so it’s not him

  • NinjaMountie

    no

  • #7

    Um…no

  • melblount

    CC had to be listening to me a while back…any pressure on Ben and it’s /50 what happens next.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    dont know the answer

  • Jaybird

    How about the TEs . Get Grimble a catch.

  • Darth Blount 47

    He got to 3rd base without any effort at all.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    If we replaced Haley with another OC, the offense would get instantly better

  • Robert Builder

    quick hitters

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    LOng bomb right now for 6!

  • Nunya

    You ride this for better or worse now.

  • GravityWon

    Find Grimble or James on this drive

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    they gotta get the rest of their players involved besides brown bell BUT with that being said the others are not stepping up (eli)

  • Mister Wirez

    Him too..

  • Chad Sanborn

    more of that please!

  • Jaybird

    The TE would make us better, not a new QB

  • Ike Evans

    That’s what I’m getting at….the problem is the offense or the playcalling

  • renoir

    6 for which team though???

  • Chad Sanborn

    slants over the middle all night.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    OK, goot pass to ab

  • alevin16

    play action would work

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    please and thank you

  • WreckIess

    Yup. His fault that Eli dropped a TD and now we’re down by an insurmountable 3 points.

  • #7

    Fake WR screen Statue of Liberty QB draw

  • Doug Andrews

    Oh no Ben has to force some deep throws to AB

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Been QB sneak for 10 yards

  • Shannon Stephenson

    we dont have a hour

  • Ike Evans

    Yes….you seen the Rams?buffalo? And inverse the falcons?

  • Sdale

    At least with those wheels.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    flea flicker

  • Mister Wirez

    No huddle/muddle huddle Please

  • #7

    I think it’s just a lack of execution on all fronts. Too many breakdowns

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    ffinal play of the half

  • Darth Blount 47

    James Conner in the 2nd quarter? Yep, Haley has been drinking.

  • Doug Andrews

    Haley said he doesn’t want Ben to get earholed. He’s so slow he’d get double earholed

  • 太阳三联

    Yo anyone seeing these holds ?

  • Jeff Papiernik

    It’s 3rd and this drive is over

  • alevin16

    the refs are not

  • #7

    Here it comes…go route to Nix

  • Robert Builder

    JJ

  • Marcel Chris Chauvet

    How can you tell for sure? He always looks like he just hopped off a bar stool. Lol

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Ok Hunter!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Hunter the hunted

  • Sdale

    Holy Cow! A Hunter sighting.

  • Doug Andrews

    Shocking no force to AB

  • alevin16

    Maybe I do not understand football but I thought on 3rd and short you throw a bomb??

  • #7

    Rogers is officially in Siberia

  • Mister Wirez

    Lol.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Just terrible deep passes

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Would’ve been PI if the pass was inbounds

  • Ike Evans

    I don’t think so….the problems have been the problems for years

  • alevin16

    Ahh there’s the bomb

  • Darth Blount 47

    That wasn’t PI????????

  • Jaybird

    Someone other than Bell and Brown need to make a play and step up

  • Doug Andrews

    Somebody explain to me how AB was open on the play

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    nit catcahable

  • Ichabod

    2 awesome play calls there

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    nice block by AB got themm 2 yards

  • EdJHJr

    Jacksonville II

  • Grant Humphrey

    I hate 2 runs up the middle and then on 3rd down everybody and their brother knows they’re passing.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Is Todd Haley throwing darts at a dart board on the sidelines?!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Another one. (3)

  • Chad Sanborn

    Great blitz pickup

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Brown a bad dude

  • Sdale

    And that’s why you force it to AB.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    is that 3 long passes for 15?

  • capehouse

    great blitz pickup

  • Shannon Stephenson

    was that a deep catch throw? wait…let me get my speticles out

  • Darth Blount 47

    When in doubt, just tell Ben to chuck it up to AB.

  • Jaybird

    OMG that was crazy. Ben is the new Flacco

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Indeed!

  • Chad Sanborn

    TD!

  • alevin16

    I know, I am getting the vapors

  • Robert Builder

    Ben’s deep ball and risk taking decisions aren’t good

  • Rob

    Best back in football right there

  • #7

    That’s why they keep throwing deep

  • Agustin-ARG

    More fire to the middle

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Pay Dirt!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    a red zone td….is this the Steelers playing or is it april 1st

  • Michael Cunningham

    Juice !!!

  • capehouse

    wow Foster pancake

  • Jaybird

    Ok now veryone can relax. The sky is not falling

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    bench press lol I love it

  • alevin16

    FIRE DANNY SMITH!

  • Chad Sanborn

    More Bell in the Red Zone please!

  • NinjaMountie

    I don’t like it out of the shotgun but at least it was run

  • Darth Blount 47

    Don’t strain your back on that lift, Bell!

  • Applebite

    Wut?! No Shotgun passes inside the 5?? Woooowwww….

  • 6 ring circus

    That’s why Bell is > Conner in blitz pick-up.

  • Darth Blount 47

    My fantasy team shouts in agreement.

  • ThatGuy

    Boys have great celebrations. Too bad they don’t score enough to see more of them

  • Nunya

    That was when you throw a jump ball. Brown against a 3rd safety. Smart play and nice cash in for the TD.

  • pdupuis

    Wonder what the zebra was saying to AB?

  • Agustin-ARG

    R-e-L-a-x

  • #7

    I think Bell prefers it

  • Doug Andrews

    I hope we can get Vance McDonald back after the bye. Jessie James blocks like a decoy

  • Darth Blount 47

    I kinda appreciate them more this way.

    (No, not really, lol.)

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Light work!

  • Jeff McNeill

    Wow they didn’t score the right way for you! Tough critic.

  • Nunya

    Don’t be make me bend my fat #*} over to pick that up!

  • Grant Humphrey

    About time

  • alevin16

    A Haden turnover would be really nice here

  • 太阳三联

    Refs just gotta do their job. Both of the explosive plays shoulda been called back. smfh the holds are so blatant

  • Grant Humphrey

    We need him on run blocks

  • Chad Sanborn

    Finally Haley saw some posts from this site and called a run inside the 5.

  • Steve Johnson

    More TD’s, less Celebrations. Please

  • ThatGuy

    Shazier pick 6 incoming

  • Grant Humphrey

    Or any turnover

  • Rob

    That might be true..might be easier to watch the blocking develop which plays into his running style

  • Darth Blount 47

    That kid is BACK… on the escalator!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Pretty creative!

  • pittfan

    +1. but you need to book it!

  • NinjaMountie

    No…I’ve just been complaining about Shotgun at the 5 for a few weeks. I think it’s limiting.

  • Doug Andrews

    Indeed. Jessie just looks for someone to block but Vance just crushes people out there

  • Grant Humphrey

    Let them have fun man their pretty much all kids lol

  • Agustin-ARG

    Let´s get a sack now

  • melblount

    If MB ever catches another TD pass, what will his celebration be?

  • Ichabod

    Ben is the best!

  • Jaybird

    Lol

  • Robert Builder

    act like you’ve been there

  • will

    Agree ….Lions are holding

  • alevin16

    twitter

  • #7

    LT Walton with the trifecta sack strip and recovery. Book it

  • Jaybird

    Speak softly and carry a big stick

  • Jeffrey Haynes

    That drive was what this fan base has been clamoring for. Especially that short throw to Hunter. Creativity on third down and in the red zone.

  • Ichabod

    Burns is lacking

  • Robert Builder

    amen brother

  • Kevin Schwartz

    I would pay him 50 bucks to pretend he’s smoking a blunt.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I don’t even think if Haley draw any plays for anyone else and that what could’ve been bryants beef

  • francesco

    Burns is getting burned

  • Chad Sanborn

    small speedy backs are what we have trouble with

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    nice hold on dupree

  • Ichabod

    WOW

  • Alan Tman

    Yeah but don’t forget our defense is not built for 30 rushes.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Good contain, Burns!

  • capehouse

    there ya go Artie

  • 6 ring circus

    Artie…lol…go for the legs, dude!

  • Robert Builder

    who said “relax?!”

  • Shannon Stephenson

    artie burns with the tackle…..what is this…bizarro world

  • pittfan

    artie couldnt get out of the way

  • Jaybird

    That would be me

  • Rob

    Ben talked about a play drawn up for Bryant last week that Bryant misread. This is false.

  • Doug Andrews

    AB with the run support lol

  • 太阳三联

    Seen that

  • Evan Eremita

    Burns with his first run support tackle all year!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    didn’t hear shazier name yet

  • Robert Builder

    you’re killing me Smalls

  • Rob

    Colbert has found a gem with Mike Hilton for sure

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Hilton, dun dun duuuun!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I might be miffed by that non call if I was a lions fan but im not.

  • alevin16

    block it

  • CapCook

    When do we always play a loose zone. Try a litttle variety and go man to man

  • Taylor Williams

    Need more hargrave. Why keep a monster on the bench?

  • Chad Sanborn

    isnt that good?

  • 6 ring circus

    On our team and theirs…

  • Michael Cunningham

    Damn that dude’s good ..

  • francesco

    Lions picking on Burns it seems.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    offense needs a statement drive here

  • pittfan

    plenty of time for another 7 before half

  • Nunya

    Can someone explain to me how they don’t call offensive holding when you see a guy grab our lineman’s jersey…from behind!!!

  • #7

    Domes suck

  • Evan Eremita

    Welcome to the life of a Steelers fan

  • 太阳三联

    We’re running dumb ass zones. Hopefully we switch to man and blitz heavy like last week

  • NinjaMountie

    Dang…I’m glad they drafted TJ Watt in the 1st round. We needed a good Cornerback!

  • Doug Andrews

    A TD drive to close out the half would do it

  • Jaybird

    One of my secretaries says the line about 20 times a day, lol. Great movie and I’m a huge fan of Mastiffs( Hercules)

  • Darth Blount 47

    #StairwayTo7
    #Hero’sQuest

  • pittfan

    worse pick ever

  • Abed Medawar

    Lets go ben get it together

  • Jaybird

    The dude can flat out play football

  • #7

    No I think it’s just you

  • 太阳三联

    All day dude

  • Applebite

    You have Hilton and picked up Haden….

  • NinjaMountie

    Watts the best CB I’ve ever seen!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    with no time left on clock so David Todd doesn’t ding Tomlin’s time management skills.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    he should have at least 3 tackles and a tfl by now

  • francesco

    Need to score before half.

  • WreckIess

    He’s saying that we have Watt drop into coverage way too much.

  • NinjaMountie

    I guess I worded that last post poorly. Watt is the best CB we’ve drafted in a while!

  • Grant Humphrey

    Watt’s gonna be great

  • Doug Andrews

    Don’t bet on it. Tomlin can pull out some headsratchers with his clock management skills or lack there of lol

  • #7

    I’m sure Jesse James has a use. What it is, I’m not quite sure

  • NinjaMountie

    thx

  • Darth Blount 47

    My fam has owned multiple Mastiffs. We’re big fans.

    Just lost one last month. ;’-(

  • CapCook

    Haley ball!! Let’s just run out the clock and go in with a half time lead.

  • Work Toward

    Ben is not himself… We’re not going to the Super Bowl on his arm…

  • Robert Builder

    can we bring in Nix as FB please

  • Grant Humphrey

    Absolutely right he stinks get him out of there

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I heard for halloween he dressed like a football player

  • Steelking406

    lets see Ben earn that 20 million

  • #7

    Lol

  • Steve Johnson

    Ben hasn’t been himself all year.

  • Doug Andrews

    Decoy blocker. He’s like a spotter out there. Can find someone to block but can’t execute to save his life. Get healthy Vance!

  • Michael Cunningham

    Where is the X man ??

  • Nunya

    I know it isn’t popular here, but they are gonna have to throw more to run the ball. They are absolutely smothering the line and daring Ben to beat them.

  • 6 ring circus

    The team you see right now is not the team that will be playing in the Superbowl, FYI.

  • Jay Clam

    Lol Hunter was like, OH SNAP A FOOTBALL

  • Robert Builder

    heck, last 2 years

  • Evan Eremita

    Daring Ben to force it into triple coverage or overthrow the deep ball consistently

  • Jay Clam

    AB!!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Vintage AB!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    AB saves the half

  • alevin16

    Was Hunter afraid of the ball?

  • Darth Blount 47

    Antonio Brown might be good at football.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    clutch play!

  • 太阳三联

    AB is a god

  • francesco

    That would have made a great interception.

  • pittfan

    why do they fix on AB?

  • Rob

    That literally all we need to do with the skill players we have..throw short and let them go to work

  • Michael Cunningham

    What would we do without him …

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Thank God they missed the holding call on JJSS

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    that is why AB is the suit!

  • Jaybird

    Amen

  • Chad Sanborn

    yep. Manage the game and let each player win it with themselves.

  • 太阳三联

    That wasn’t no hold

  • #7

    Have a happier receiving core

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I know nothing!

  • Jay Clam

    The Outlawwww

  • Chad Sanborn

    how the heck did the Outlaw get that?

  • Abed Medawar

    Wow ia that u jj?

  • Evan Eremita

    Honestly my thoughts exactly

  • Shannon Stephenson

    OUTLAW

  • pittfan

    OUTLAW RAMBLING!!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Wow Outlaw got wheels!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    YAC Jesse James!

  • T-51b

    This is not the holding you are looking for!

  • Taylor Williams

    McDonald would’ve dropped that

  • Rob

    Jesse James with YAC?? Now i know im drunk

  • Darth Blount 47

    Outlaw has a 2nd gear?!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • alevin16

    That had to be a mistake, it was a throw to a TE

  • Michael Cunningham

    Outlaw …

  • Jaybird

    Heattttthhhhhh

  • Nunya

    That was a beautifully designed play. Props, Haley.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    UHHHHHH

  • Applebite

    There you go…find that TE.

  • #7

    Lol look at him run!

  • Jay Clam

    Good, Haley. Get it to AB. Your PLAYMAKERS

  • Applebite

    Now things open up.

  • Jay Clam

    Gotta get Bell going next half

  • Nunya

    JAMES!!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    whatever it takes to win

  • Evan Eremita

    Hahaha Jesse James MVP

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    isn’t that James longest play of career

  • 6 ring circus

    Gimme production over happy

  • Jay Clam

    3rd and 1. Here comes a shot to the end zone

  • Shannon Stephenson

    the dreaded 3rd and 1

  • Phil Brenneman II

    That will be the longest play of his career. Heck of a catch through traffic.

  • Jay Clam

    Agreed, sir.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Wow where’s the calls?

  • Jaybird

    3 time outs- run the ball

  • Jay Clam

    bell wowwwwww

  • Nunya

    Short patterns are gold right now

  • Jay Clam

    Fumble

  • Steve Johnson

    Every time #7 throws the ball, my heart stops. Justin Hunter? Hmm!

  • Robert Builder

    JJ said he’s upping his game.. now up yours!

  • Chad Sanborn

    welp

  • Rob

    yikes

  • alevin16

    wonderful

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Im sad

  • Michael Cunningham

    damn …

  • 太阳三联

    Come on bell wtf man

  • francesco

    What is pass interference anymore?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Bell never fumbles;(

  • Jay Clam

    Hold the Lions and hold them again after half.

  • melblount

    F%ck this offense.

  • NinjaMountie

    welp….that stinks

  • Taylor Williams

    Here we go…

  • Darth Blount 47

    That was…. unexpected.

  • ThatGuy

    Great. This offense is laughable

  • Jason

    I’ve seen this game 2 times already this year

  • Work Toward

    Because you can’t depend on Ben’s arm…

  • Jay Clam

    Ugh. They’re gonna score

  • Steve Johnson

    I be Damm! 26 fumbles.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    deebo pick 6

  • Michael Mosgrove

    glover quinn with an interception and fumble recovery. sheesh.

  • NinjaMountie

    Can’t complain because it’s like his 2nd fumble ever?

  • #7

    Yeah. That’s it.

  • Chad Sanborn

    I think they get 3 here :/

  • Taylor Williams

    Can’t depend on the entire offense

  • CapCook

    Let’s play more Haley ball!!

  • WreckIess

    It was third and one. Why the hell would they pass it?

  • Michael Cunningham

    carrying it high …

  • 6 ring circus

    Jacked up that he hasn’t gotten a chance to traumatize Mihalek yet.

  • NinjaMountie

    Of course! Bell fumbles and it’s Ben’s fault.

  • Doug Andrews

    Hate to say it but is this a modified run and shoot offense. Looks good from the 20 to the 20 but can’t score TD’s

  • Chad Sanborn

    Yep. Not mad just came at a bad time

  • Shannon Stephenson

    no catch please

  • Randy

    15 million dollar mistake

  • #7

    Bell fumbles. Ben’s fault. You can’t make it up

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    That ball rolling.

  • Jaybird

    Bell fumbles after a 1st down , but it’s Ben’s fault

  • Robert Builder

    Stafford can sling the rock

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    could the ball have hit the ground?

  • NinjaMountie

    Yeah….that’s crazy stuff.

  • Xclewsive

    The Steelers gotta be trolling MB w/ all these pass targets to Hunter!! SMH. #petty

  • AndyR34

    Yikes!

  • Nunya

    I know fumbles happen. But it should never happen in that situation. You know you are going to get hit everywhere. Hold on to that ball!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    bad handoff;)

  • alevin16

    They are going to award a TD to the Lions

  • Shannon Stephenson

    BS…ball was moving

  • Pat Knotts

    Trying to give the game away hard

  • Taylor Williams

    Stafford isn’t a bad QB. Just with a mediocre organization

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Terrible call

  • EdJHJr

    AND Burfick… is correct

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    that call came from New York

  • Chad Sanborn

    #1 in pass defense is not showing it tonight

  • Shannon Stephenson

    guys are just wide open

  • #7

    Replay blows

  • Michael Cunningham

    wtf

  • alevin16

    yup

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    their receivers grtting wide open

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Joe Haden is overrated

  • CapCook

    Let’s get rid of Haley along with butler

  • Doug Andrews

    Playing a zone gets you beat sometimes

  • Darth Blount 47

    NEWSFLASH: We are NOT getting in Stafford’s grill enough.

  • Michael Cunningham

    playing zone

  • Steve Johnson

    The Lions are exposing the secondary

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    lions recovers catching everything

  • Nunya

    Why? That wasn’t his fault. That is the whole in the zone. Haden has been great.

  • WreckIess

    You understand how zone works right?

  • Rob

    Moreso the scheme i think

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    is their one sack so0 far?

  • Evan Eremita

    Damn imagine if Ben could throw that pretty

  • alevin16

    We are turning Brian Mihalik into Munoz

  • Robert Builder

    our cb’s are getting schooled

  • CapCook

    Let’s play some more loose zone

  • #7

    Imagine if he cared

  • EdJHJr

    Golden embarrasses Brown

  • Chad Sanborn

    I hope our team is learning from this. This is how you run a 2min drill

  • EdJHJr

    They suck

  • Doug Andrews

    Time to play some man

  • SfSteeler

    man, i really hate this game!

  • Chad Sanborn

    1st quarter.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    we ran ours fine except for a fumble

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    the ball can hit ground as long as it is controlled

  • Abed Medawar

    Switch to man 2 nd half?

  • Jaybird

    ????

  • Taylor Williams

    We got more athletic corners than ever, let’s play more cover 2 zone

  • Greg Payne

    Will someone please go take the leash off James Harrison? Tell him it’s feeding time.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    thaniks

  • Evan Eremita

    Yea it seems like he hasn’t cared all season

  • Arthur Branch

    For some reason Butler has them playing zone and Stafford is hitting the open spots.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Nice play, Davis!

  • Jaybird

    Davis again

  • Shannon Stephenson

    good play by Davis

  • Michael Cunningham

    lucky ..

  • Darth Blount 47

    Davis has been playing well lately. Thank God.

  • Evan Eremita

    Ha anytime in the next ten years?

  • francesco

    Sean Davis is a rising star. ABurns not so much.

  • #7

    Sure. Right after the tooth fairy gives me Santa’s address

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    great play by davis

  • capehouse

    went after Gay again

  • Ichabod

    What exactly does Dupree do?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    could use a sack here

  • Jaybird

    That was a drop man.

  • Doug Andrews

    What is Mitchell doing out there. looked like an easy pick

  • Michael Cunningham

    run fast ..

  • 太阳三联

    Look what happens when we play man press

  • Shannon Stephenson

    run up the arc

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Deebo pickk 6 right now

  • Mister Wirez

    Bull rush a play himself out of the play

  • Jaybird

    Is Haden overrated now?

  • Darth Blount 47

    That’s just not who we are. And we are the number 1 Pass D. in the NFL.

  • 6 ring circus

    Tom Brady: Scribble, scribble scribble. Attack this, not that, go after him, not him…Damn, if Stafford can do it, Brady will master it….

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Yep

  • Taylor Williams

    You’re listening to that 1 troll? Lol

  • Doug Andrews

    Say what you want about this D but these guys are feisty. Still think they need to play some more man coverage

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Should be us on top. Good stop by defense.

  • Ichabod

    Sooo 10 points in the half….season average baby

  • Jaybird

    Rhetorical question?

  • 太阳三联

    Its the soft ass zones dude

  • #7

    21 points…against the Chargers

  • L Garou

    Lions are playing hard. Good for them.

  • Michael Cunningham

    D is saving our rear rt now .. two turnovers on us

  • Taylor Williams

    We were only old and slow 6 years ago…

  • NinjaMountie

    Welp, could have been worse. We’ve shot ourselves in the foot over and over and are only down 1. I guess I’ll take that.

  • Jaybird

    Holly sh*t ! They are still talking about the Steelers getting old! Cmon man

  • Darth Blount 47

    “I’ve got a meeting with the Bobs…”

  • DoctorNoah

    If we can’t figure nd a way to finish drives, we are going nowhere. Not this game, but the whole year

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Why does it feel like steelers down by 2 scores?

  • 6 ring circus

    It’s always the competition….Juices flow.

  • EdJHJr

    Losing as they are just not as good

  • Chad Sanborn

    If only Eli had caught that earlier…

  • Greg Payne

    Because you’re adding in the score we should be up.

  • #7

    Because everyone cries on here like little girls after every play?

  • Michael Cunningham

    should be up a TD at least ….

  • Doug Andrews

    I know sloppy game so far dropped TD’s int’s and a fumble. We should be up by 2 TD’s

  • Darth Blount 47

    I disagree. I feel good. We got this.

  • Robert Builder

    the chum is in the water and the Lion’s can smell its feeding time…
    wake up offense!

  • WreckIess

    Even when we’re playing a completely unrelated team, you guys still can’t get over the Patriots inferiority complex. Incredible.

  • 太阳三联

    We have to get in their face cus Stafford gonna hit those passes every time

  • Taylor Williams

    The Patriots destroy every defense. We have to score. No if and or buts

  • EdJHJr

    This is really a slightly above average team

  • pittfan

    lol

  • NinjaMountie

    That analogy makes no sense. Lions are land based.

  • Jay Clam

    Yeah, Detroit definitely is

  • Shannon Stephenson

    wow not bad for a team first in the AFC

  • Grant Humphrey

    Yep

  • Taylor Williams

    This defense is better than you think

  • pittfan

    i was buying it till you said that

  • Jaybird

    Should be at least 17-9 steelers

  • Phil Brenneman II

    We only need 2 changes coming out at half.

    1. Get James Harrison in there and let him feast. I like Watt and Dupree but they aren’t getting it done right now. Let Harrison get in there and if nothing else he is an intimidator.

    2. We saw this offense moving best when Ben was hitting short routes and letting his guys play. I know Rodgers dropped one but try and hit him on some short slants and let him make some moves and maybe get AB some slot work.

  • 6 ring circus

    They are our hurdle to #7…They will be there in the end…You always respect the master at the game. All others are apprentices…

  • francesco

    Girls have more fun!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Oh, I agree, but you can certainly accomplish that with the Fire Zone Blitz.

  • Work Toward

    We can forget it now… Ben is done for the game. His numbers after the half is shiiiite.

  • Chad Sanborn

    The Lions have had 4 scoring drives to our 2 yet we are only down 2pts. Thats good as they are letting us hang around. The big difference has been our 2 turnovers. Those took points away from us.

  • Jason Vancil

    Don’t win at a high % when you are -2 in TO’s.

  • Robert Builder

    gazelle takes too long to spell

  • Ichabod

    What exactly does Dupree do?

  • Mister Wirez

    And Bell not fumbled at their 15 yd line.

  • Randy

    Whats worng with this offense. Find some way to kill their drive

  • NinjaMountie

    Should be something like the wildebeest has been injured and the Lions can smell it’s feeding time.

  • Chris92021

    This team is not good enough to overcome a -2 turnover ratio. We need to get one on their opening drive. Looks like the Lions defense is giving us fits (save for Brown, who makes everyone look bad). That fumble by Bell though. Ugh.

  • Taylor Williams

    Lions are playing their hearts out right now

  • Doug Clark

    it looks like ben is hurt. Not the same form throwing the ball

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’ll put you down as optimistic.

  • NinjaMountie

    I used wildebeest

  • Work Toward

    Good for the D not O

  • WreckIess

    That’s in no way shape or form guaranteed and we’re playing Detroit right now. Who cares about how Brady feels about how we’re playing?

  • pittfan

    he was shooting for a Yogi-ism.

  • Jason Vancil

    I agree. But outside of Philly everyone looks average.

  • Marcel Chris Chauvet

    Loses contain and occasionally makes a big hit

  • melblount

    I posted earlier that it appeared we need to hold them to 13. Looks like we’ll need to shut ’em out in the 2nd Half.

  • Robert Builder

    I’m good with that!

  • Jason Vancil

    When was the last time Ben played really, really well on the road? Indy last year?

  • Robert Builder

    time for your favorite adult beverage.. and prayer
    not necessarily in that order!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    2nd half thread is up

  • melblount

    BB, 2017 through 7 1/2 games: 9 TDs, 9 INT

    Read it slowly and try to understand it.

  • Mister Wirez

    Yep. Good QBs pick the zone apart.

  • #7

    Thanks for the update

  • NinjaMountie

    We’re going to win 27 to 25

  • Darth Blount 47

    5-2…. read it even slower.

  • Chad Sanborn

    where did you see that?

  • heath miller

    haha

  • #7

    Thanks for the update again

  • Taylor Williams

    Ben is done. We need a 2 back system and just use play action.

  • NinjaMountie

    A rough year…..more a really bad game.

  • Evan Eremita

    This guy gets butt hurt every time someone isn’t worshipping Ben haha

  • francesco

    Defense 5 Offense 0

  • heath miller

    yes

  • EdJHJr

    4 more turnovers

  • #7

    Yeah. That’s what it is

  • Darth Blount 47

    2008: Ben throws 17 TD’s and 15 INT’s. Steelers win Super Bowl.

  • NinjaMountie

    Defense is going to have a second half like against the Bengals.

  • EdJHJr

    4 more turnovers for sure

  • heath miller

    because we are lucky we are not down 2 scores

  • Chad Sanborn

    The good news is that our D has been getting better at halftime adjustments and I expect us to start shutting the out in the second half.

  • EdJHJr

    We will have 4 more turnovers

  • NinjaMountie

    2nd half thread up

  • francesco

    Those were good times alas…

  • heath miller

    we are lucky we are not down 2 TDs.. with the -2 TO ratio

  • Jay Clam

    Kershaw crumbling

  • EdJHJr

    Detroit just looks to be the better team. Coaches, players, playing, execution is all better

  • 6 ring circus

    Well, my friend Wreck, he is the last and most powerful of a Jedi QB the Steelers will face this year. I don’t need to tell you that the dude is well past his prime at his age and still playing top of the line QB. We can lose this game and still be good in the standings. It’s AFC games that matter. We need someone to knock them down a peg or two beforew we face them. Then, it won’t be so necessary for us to do it, which, maybe we won’t…I’m trying not to be short-sighted…

  • Darth Blount 47

    Now THAT is funny.

  • T-51b

    Is someone going to hit Tom Brady’s knee and knock him out for the year, like what happened then?

  • francesco

    Ben apologist!

  • 太阳三联

    With that Staffords accuracy/power combination I just feel like we need to be on every guy and not letting them run behind us

  • Darth Blount 47

    I hope not. I want him nice and healthy. No excuses.

  • 6 ring circus

    Who cares about Detroit?!

  • Rocksolid20

    Rogers drops another sure TD .

  • Besd1

    Or at least they want to.

  • Chad Sanborn

    as long as they have turnovers they can have all the turnibrrs they want

  • Rocksolid20

    Tay smiling !

  • Steve Johnson

    They left one TD on the field, and then fumbled away another potential TD at the end of the half.

  • WreckIess

    This is an outrageously stupid question. Who cares about Detroit? How about the team that’s playing against them right now?

  • Steve Johnson

    Bell was on social media knocking Cinncy’s RB (Mixon) earlier in the day. Serves him right, idiot! He was stating how Mixon was trying to be like him. Guys ego is bigger than the football field. Stay off social media.

  • 6 ring circus

    Not really, this amounts to so much as a practice game. We go the bye coming up, time to retool…this is to see where we need to improve. I will refrain from the insults, but don’t push me…

  • Work Toward

    Laundry Jones time!!!

  • EdJHJr

    Ben either did retire or should

  • EdJHJr

    Booooooooooooooooooo

  • Tom

    Ben is holding this team back

  • EdJHJr

    Now throw to Brown in quadruple coverage

  • EdJHJr

    Booooooooooooooo

  • Tom

    Glad to see JJ back on field so quick

  • EdJHJr

    Booooooooooooooooo

  • EdJHJr

    Boooooooooooooooo

  • EdJHJr

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Oh dear God, this offense. I mean … they can’t score. They simply can’t.

  • ThatGuy

    That was a bogus PI call

  • EdJHJr

    No it was not

  • EdJHJr

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Steve Johnson

    The difference in the game thus far? The QB’s.

  • KenFromNewJersey

    Goal liiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnneeeee

  • KenFromNewJersey

    What!!!! 4.5 JuJu? Where you at Martavis

  • SfSteeler

    WOW, thought we had some bad play calln..firstn goal CHOLKN!

  • SfSteeler

    too short, thats y we go Schuster!

  • 6 ring circus

    BTW, this is a blog. Stop being so outraged by sh*t that don’t mean sh*t!

  • WreckIess

    Not outraged, but a dumb question is a dumb question no matter where it’s asked.

  • 6 ring circus

    Again, win or lose, this game has no bearing on our AFC standing…Obviously you don’t subscribe to the school of there not being any dumb questions, just the ones that are not asked. Dude, The letter F and ewe comes to mind.

  • WreckIess

    If we lose we go from the No.1 seed in the AFC to the 2nd or 3rd depending on if KC wins. It matters…

  • Jaybird

    I’m sorry to hear that man. All dogs are great but there is something special about Mastiffs. What kind of Mastiffs do you have. I got a Bullmastiff after my English Mastiff died.

  • Jaybird

    Heck of a pick man!

  • Evan Eremita

    That’s the problem, it’s looked as though he doesn’t care this whole season and his accuracy and mounting interceptions are making it look like he doesn’t care. Good comeback though bro