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Week 10 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 10 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 7-6 in week 9 & 82-47 overall. New York Jets 24 Jacksonville Jaguars 20 Denver Broncos 27 Washington Redskins 10 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Cincinnati Bengals 13 Buffalo Bills 17 Tennessee Titans 13 Minnesota Vikings 31 Detroit […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Week 10 Preview & Prediction

While it technically should not be called a must win game for the Steelers, it is one they can not afford to lose. The Bengals are currently 4-0 in the division and a Steelers loss will mean the Bengals will need 2 more losses than the Steelers the rest of the way. Both teams bring […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 10 Versus Cincinnati

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Polamalu Effect – The Steelers were without Troy Polamalu the first time these two teams met this season. You would have to wonder what the outcome would of been had Polamalu played. He showed his speed […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 10 Inactive Players Versus Bengals

This weeks tea leaves are a little cloudy as far as game day inactives versus the Bengals on Sunday. The first 5 on the list are for sure: Dennis Dixon, Kraig Urbik, Tony Hills, Carey Davis and Travis Kirschke. Davis and Kirschke have been ruled out with injuries. Ra\’Shon Harris was surprising sat last week […]

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Steelers 2009 Offense Compared To 2008 Offense At Half Way Point

We looked at the defense comparison yesterday, today we look at the offense comparison, or in this case non-comparison. a few things that noticeable stick out is a nearly 10% increase in 3rd down conversions, nearly 100 net yards more per game, over a half yard more per carry in the running game and the […]

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Steelers 2009 Defense Compared To 2008 Defense At Half Way Point

Just as they were a year ago, the Steelers go into their 9th game of the season with a 6-2 record. The 2009 defense will not yet be confused with the 2008 unit, but things are getting better. Below are the stats after 8 games for both the 2008 and 2009 defenses. The most glaring […]

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Hood & Hoke Get Assist On Carter Pick 6

Free safety Tyrone Carter gets all of the press and glory for the interception return for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on Monday night, but without the effort of rookie defensive end Ziggy Hood and nose tackle Chris Hoke, it likely would not of happened. Hood had a tremendous bull rush on right tackle […]

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Larry Johnson Would Be An Unneeded Distraction

Years ago, Steelers fans were screaming at their televisions on draft day for the Black & Gold to draft running back Larry Johnson with their first round pick in 2003. The Steelers traded up with the Kansas City Chiefs and drafted safety Troy Polamalu while the Chiefs ended up drafting Johnson at #27. Johnson had […]

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2009 Week 9 Game Recap: Steelers 28 Broncos 10

A combination of strong defense and an offense that made great halftime adjustments, the Steelers dominated the Denver Broncos on Monday night football to win 28-10 at Invesco Field. The defense intercepted Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton 3 times with one being returned for a touchdown by free safety Tyrone Carter. Carter started in place of […]

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Steelers Versus Broncos Week 9 Preview & Prediction

The Steelers come off of a well needed bye week, while Denver comes off of their first loss of the season versus Baltimore last Sunday. The Steelers will be without defensive end Travis Kirschke and linebacker Lawrence Timmons as well as likely being without free safety Ryan Clark who in all likelihood will sit out […]

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7 Things To Look For Monday Versus Denver

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Monday night as the Steelers take on the Denver Broncos. Woodley vs Polumbus – With Denver right tackle Ryan Harris out with two dislocated toes, second-year-pro Tyler Polumbus will get the start in his place. Outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley will likely be used to rush […]

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Week 9 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 9 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 7-6 in week 8 & 75-41 overall. Jacksonville Jaguars 19 Kansas City Chiefs 17 Baltimore Ravens 20 Cincinnati Bengals 13 Indianapolis Colts 24 Houston Texans 20 Atlanta Falcons 27 Washington Redskins 13 Green Bay Packers 31 […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Inactive Players Versus Broncos

This weeks tea leaves are pretty readable as far as game day inactives versus the Broncos go for Monday night. The first 3 on the list are for sure: Dennis Dixon, Kraig Urbik and Tony Hills are givens and there is still no reason to believe wide receiver Limas Sweed will get back on the […]

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3rd Downs Key For Steelers Versus Broncos

The biggest statement that Mike Tomlin made during his Tuesday press conference about the Denver Broncos was their ability to get off of the field on 3rd downs. Tomlin said, “Their third down defense is really awesome and really that’s a part of playing good defense as they spend quite a bit of time on […]

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Week 8 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 8 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 9-4 in week 7 & 68-35 overall. Baltimore Ravens 20 Denver Broncos 16 Chicago Bears 24 Cleveland Browns 10 Buffalo Bills 23 Houston Texans 20 Green Bay Packers 27 Minnesota Vikings 20 Indianapolis Colts 30 San […]

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Ryan Clark Should Be Safe & Sit Out Denver Game

Following the bye week, the Steelers will travel to Denver to play the Broncos on Monday night football. Free safety Ryan Clark has a bad history health wise in the Mile High City. In 2005, while he was with the Redskins, Clark was diagnosed then with a bruised spleen, but the severity of his condition […]

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Three Things The Steelers Must Fix Coming Out Of The Bye

Going into the bye week, 5-2 is indeed a respectable record and after week 3, any Steelers fan would be ecstatic with that right now. The 5-2 record could just as easily be 2-5 or worse if not for a few big plays. The Steelers really have not been dominated, nor have they dominated themselves. […]

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2009 Week 7 Game Recap: Steelers 27 Vikings 17

What was billed as a showdown between 2 of the leagues best quarterbacks, ended up being a battle of defenses. The Steelers defense returned two turnovers by Vikings quarterback Brett Favre for touchdowns in route to 27-17 victory Sunday at Heinz Field. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a very pedestrian performance as he was 14 […]

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Week 7 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 7 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 8-6 in week 6 & 59-31 overall. Pittsburgh Steelers 33 Minnesota Vikings 13 San Diego Charges 31 Kansas City Chiefs 20 Indianapolis Colts 41 St. Louis Rams 10 Chicago Bears 24 Cincinnati Bengals 21 Green Bay […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings Week 7 Preview & Prediction

The next 3 games will let the 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers know exactly where they are in terms of playing the better teams in the NFL. It all starts Sunday when the undefeated Minnesota Vikings come to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. The Vikings are of course led by the ageless Brett Favre at quarterback. […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Inactive Players Versus Vikings

This weeks tea leaves are pretty readable as far as game day inactives versus the Vikings go. The first 4 on the list are for sure: Dennis Dixon, Ra\’Shon Harris, Kraig Urbik and Tony Hills. Baring injury, they will be listed every week for a while. There is no reason to believe wide receiver Limas […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Versus Minnesota

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Max Starks vs Jared Allen – If this was on a fight card, it would likely be the main event. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has not only a nose the for the quarterback, […]

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Missed Holding Call On Cribbs Kickoff Return On Ratliff

Many people have emailed me about the hold on Steelers cornerback Keiwan Ratliff by Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Harrison on the 98 yard kickoff return by Joshua Cribbs that resulted in a touchdown. I am not going to narate or caption the photos as I think they speak for themselves.

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Jeff Reed Needs To Go At Seasons End

It is painful to say, but the Steelers need to let kicker Jeff Reed walk after this season. Following Sunday\’s win versus the Cleveland Browns, Reed was placed under arrest and given multiple citations after a drunken confrontation outside a North Shore bar. It would be one thing if this was the first such incident […]

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Steelers First Down Measurement Versus Browns With Referee Explantation

Walt Anderson – Re: fourth down measurement Question: Why it was a first down Walt Anderson: “The ball has to penetrate the plane of the stake. When we set the ball up ready to measure and we bring the chains out, the chains are set beside the football, they\’re not put down on top of […]

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Mendenhall Blitz Pickup On Ward Touchdown

Overlooked as of late is the pass blocking by running back Rashard Mendenhall. Below is a breakdown on the blitz pickup of Browns defensive back Mike Adams by Mendenhall that resulted in a touchdown to Hines Ward.

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