David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Bengals Wild Card Game

In one of the craziest and most-dramatic games I’ve ever seen, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 at rain-soaked Paul Brown Stadium Saturday night in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. As a boy I attended the Immaculate Reception game which, for me, will never be…


Roethlisberger On Burfict Sack: “I Do Not Think It Was A Dirty Hit’

By now, most of you have seen the replay of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict apparently trying to drive his knee into the throwing shoulder of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger while both were on the ground following a sack late in the third quarter of Saturday night’s Wild Card…


Health, Availability Will Shape Shazier’s Ceiling

There’s no denying Ryan Shazier had one of the games of his life Saturday night in Cincinnati. Without him, we’re telling a starkly different story. One where the Steelers are at home, not preparing for Denver. One where Vontaze Burfict, as Dave and Dave talked about yesterday, plays the role…


Tomlin ‘Moving On’ From Incident Involving Porter In Game Against Bengals

Controversy currently surrounds Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter following him being on the field and in the middle of an incident that took place late in Saturday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game. However, head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he no longer wants to discuss Porter and the chain of…


Tomlin Open To All Possibilities At QB This Weekend

Start sending in your advice. Because Mike Tomlin is open to all ideas. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach joked today that he isn’t turning a “blind eye” to any possibility at quarterback for this Sunday. “You guys can make an suggestion you like and I wouldn’t turn a blind eye…



Roethlisberger Suffered Sprain, Torn Ligaments In Shoulder

Though still hopeful to play this week, Ben Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan moments ago that in addition to suffering a sprain to his AC Joint, he’s also torn ligaments to his right shoulder. Our own Melanie Friedlander wrote yesterday that it seemed likely he had only suffered a Type…


Steelers Ramon Foster Claims Bengals Had A Second Spitter

We already know that Cincinatti Bengals linebacker Vontzae Burfict spit Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro during Saturday night’s AFC Wild Card game but apparently there was a second spitter. In his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan, fellow Steelers guard Ramon Foster said that Burfict wasn’t the only Bengals player…


Shazier Hit On Bernard Still Deemed Legal By Several Analysts

The Pittsburgh Steelers win Saturday night over the Cincinnati Bengals in one of the two AFC Wild Card games included a lot of controversy as it relates to penalties that were and weren’t called on both teams. One of the non-calls came after Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier hit Bengals running…


Antwon Blake Once Again Proved His Toughness Saturday

Look, I’m not here to tell you you’re wrong. You’re not. We’ve all plainly pointed the struggles Antwon Blake has experienced this season. But as hard as you – we – have been on him all season, you have to give credit and respect his play on Saturday. He wasn’t…


Steelers’ Film Room: Bengals Sack Breakdown

We’re back breaking down the four sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. 1. 3rd and 6, 13:38 2nd. 01 personnel, no running back in the game. Five blocking against a five man rush. Nice pressure package from the Bengals. Overload…


Report: Steelers Joey Porter Did Not Get Game Ball After Win Over Bengals

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Marielena Balouris of WTAJ reported on Twitter that linebackers coach Joey Porter received a game ball from the team in the locker room. That report, however, is now being refuted. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Porter…


Steelers Enter Divisional Round With 12/1 Odds To Win Super Bowl 50

While the list of teams eligible to win Super Bowl 50 got shorter over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers odds to win a seventh Lombardi Trophy got longer. After entering the playoffs with 10/1 odds by Bovada to win it all in this season, the Steelers are now listed at…


Steelers Vs Bengals Position Grades

It wasn’t pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get it done, Saturday, topping the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 in the Wild Card matchup at Paul Brown Stadium in a nasty rainstorm. While the Steelers did pull off the win against A.J, McCarron and…


Steelers May Have Kick Return Quandary In Antonio Brown’s Absence

A Pittsburgh Steelers game plan that does not include All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown is a game plan that is vastly different, and vastly diminished. And if he is to miss Pittsburgh’s divisional round match against the Broncos on Sunday, it will affect not just the offensive side of the…