Brandon LaFell

Rookies Will Be On Display In Steelers’ Secondary Vs Bengals’ WRs

When the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals take the field today, one of the less obvious but more intriguing angles in the game will be how Pittsburgh’s rookie defensive backs fare against Cincinnati’s rookie wide receivers. The Steelers have two starters in the secondary in their rookie seasons, while the…


Taylor’s Take: Don’t Overlook A.J. Green-less Bengals

It would be easy to draw conclusions from Friday’s injury update that benefit the Pittsburgh Steelers for their upcoming road matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. Seeing wide receiver A.J. Green listed as doubtful (or out as ESPN has reported) for Sunday’s game might give Steelers fans a sense of optimism,…


Bengals Injury Report: WR A.J. Green Still Limited On Thursday

It’s still hard to know for sure whether or not Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (hamstring) will ultimately be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers but according to the team’s Thursday injury report, he was limited for a second-consecutive day during practice. Green, who is recovering from…


Bengals Injury Report: WR A.J. Green Limited On Wednesday

The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium and their first initial injury report that was released on Wednesday includes quite a few names. Not practicing for the Bengals on Wednesday were defensive end Wallace Gilberry (calf), cornerback Adam Jones (ankle) and wide receiver James…






Bengals Bumbling Their Way Through Early Portions Of Season

The Cincinnati Bengals may be the defending champions of the AFC North, but they are already falling behind in the division race just five games into the 2016 season. After narrowly escaping defeat in their season opener, the Bengals have dropped three of their last four games, with the only…



Steelers Film Room: Defensive Physicality Vs Bengals

Do you recall the 2011 season, during which Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison found himself in the spotlight for multiple hits in the same game that prompted a midseason ‘reinforcement’ and subsequent expansion of the defenseless player protections that help to define the game in 2016? It was postulated…


Steelers Vs. Bengals: Beyond The Box Score – Week 2

The timely plays and sequences you won’t find in the box score that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers decision to go for it on 4th and 5 with 6:30 left in the first quarter resulted in Ben Roethlisberger throwing his first…



Artie Burns Gets Extended Look In First AFC North Game Of 2016

Prior to the start of Sunday’s game, I posed the question of whether or not we would see the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense make greater use of their six-defensive-back sub-package, the dime defense that they call a ‘quarter’, which features three cornerbacks and three safeties. The team used this defensive look…