PITTSBURGH — Joe Burrow gave Steelers rookie Kenny Pickett an NFL quarterbacking clinic Sunday when he sliced the Steelers for four touchdown passes and 355 yards in a 37-30 victory that gave the Bengals their sixth win in the last eight games.
The Bengals also got a monster game from wide receiver Tee Higgins (nine catches for a season-high 148 yards) and three touchdown catches from running back Samaje Perine, when he stepped in after Joe Mixon left the game with a concussion. Cincinnati also got a boost from a suffocating defense in the second half that held Pittsburgh to fewer than 70 yards after half time before a touchdown drive in garbage time as Trey Hendrickson racked up two sacks after he briefly left in the first half with a knee injury.
The Bengals moved to 6-4 to remain a game in back of the first-place Ravens with their first AFC North win of the season.
That last-minute score by the Steelers did cut the lead to 37-30 and it came down to who else grabbing the on-side kick with 44 seconds left?
The Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Acrisure Stadium
Salute to Service: The Steelers will honor active duty service members and veterans during the Steelers Salute to Service game. The Salute to Service game, an annual NFL initiative, honors our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families.
The Terrible Towel Twirl will be led by Steelers legend and Vietnam Veteran Rocky Bleier, along with actor and Pittsburgh-native Joe Manganiello, a strong supporter of the military whose family has served dating back to the Continental Army in the American Revolution and Lieutenant General Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command.
The Terrible Towel unfurl will be led by Lieutenant General Donna W. Martin, The Inspector General for the entire U.S. Army and Brigadier General Jake S. Kwon, Commander of the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command of U.S. Army Reserve. In addition, members from the 28th Infantry Division Band and 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command of U.S. Army Reserve will take part.
The Color Guard will be a Joint Services on representing the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Space Force.
The National Anthem will be performed by the United States Army Herald Trumpets. Following the Anthem and prior to coin toss, a team inspired Salute to Service video will play, followed by a PA announcement inviting active and veteran service members to stand
The 28th Infantry Division Band will perform at Stage AE prior to the game and throughout stadium grounds pregame.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers got back on their winning ways with a 20-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 10.
It was a game many expected them to win. The Saints weren’t very good coming into the game, the Steelers were coming off a bye and at this point, something needed to click for Pittsburgh. But how they walked away victorious wasn’t expected.
It did create great football, though.
A rushing touchdown by someone no one expected, a burst from a player other than Najee Harris and a fourth down stuff that should’ve been credited to someone other than Robert Spillane set up this win.
The Dolphins’ 16-10 win over the Steelers on Sunday night was a game the 1972 Dolphins were surely proud of. Known for their “No Name” defense, members of the ’72 Dolphins — who were honored at halftime on Sunday’s game — were treated to a defensive battle that saw the current Dolphins’ defense make two crucial stops late to preserve Miami’s fourth win of the season.
An offensively charged first half gave way to a defensive-fueled second half. Miami and Pittsburgh traded punts for the majority of the half until the Steelers made two late charges to win the game. Pittsburgh was turned back both times, with Noah Igbinoghene sealing the win with his end zone interception of Kenny Pickett with 25 seconds left. Javon Holland ended Pittsburgh’s previous drive when he stepped in front of Pickett’s pass intended for Diontae Johnson deep in Dolphins territory.
Miami received just enough offense from Tua Tagovailoa, who threw for 261 yards that included his 8-yard scoring toss to Raheem Mostert on the game’s first drive. Miami led 13-0 after the first quarter before Pittsburgh’s offense woke up with a pair of second quarter scores. Pickett cut Pittsburgh’s deficit to three points after he hit fellow rookie George Pickens for a 7-yard score with 1:50 left until halftime. The Dolphins managed to get a quick field goal before halftime, a score that would ultimately pay massive dividends during the final stages of Sunday night’s game.
Neither offense scored in the second half
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-18 on Sunday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium. The Buccaneers once again got off to a slow start, going three and out on their opening offensive possession, and then allowing an opening drive touchdown on the Steelers first possession. Mitch Trubisky came into the game after Steeler’s starting quarterback Kenny Pickett was injured and threw for 144 yards, one touchdown, and lead Pittsburgh on a game-sealing 4 minute 38 second drive to close out the Buccaneers.
Sunday was a classic David vs. Goliath matchup in Buffalo. But unlike the biblical story, Goliath prevailed on Sunday, as the Bills posted a 38-3 victory over the Steelers, who entered the game as a 14-point underdog. The Bills are now 4-1 and remain in first place in the AFC East. The Steelers, who saw rookie Kenny Pickett make his first career start on Sunday, are now 1-4 after dropping their fourth straight contest.
Josh Allen threw four touchdown passes in the first half as the Bills roared out to a 31-3 halftime lead. He threw two touchdown passes to Gabe Davis that included a 98-yard touchdown on the third play from scrimmage. The score tied the record for the longest touchdown in franchise history.
Allen, who threw for 348 yards in the first half, also lobbed touchdowns to Stefon Diggs and rookie Khalil Shakir, as the Bills’ offense churned out 401 yards in the first half and finished with 554 yards. Conversely, the Steelers’ offense went dormant after scoring on their first drive. Pickett, who did not receive much help from his running game, threw for 327 yards and an interception on 34 of 51 passing.
Mitch Trubisky’s postgame session with media Sunday was relatively short, his answers concise.
Kind of like the way he found out he’d been benched while in that same Pittsburgh Steelers locker room.
“He said, ‘8’s in,’ at halftime,” Trubisky said of how Mike Tomlin let him know that Kenny Pickett (No. 8) was supplanting him as the Steelers’ quarterback. “That’s about all (Tomlin) said.”
And with that – pending on who starts next week and games beyond – Trubisky’s tenure as the Steelers’ starting quarterback was ended after only 3 ½ games.
Steelers drop Thursday Night Football road game in Cleveland
Four days after their gut-wrenching loss, the Browns rebounded by defeating their longtime rivals at home on “Thursday Night Football.” Aided by Nick Chubb and a strong second half by their defense, the Browns posted an 29-17 victory to move to 2-1 on the season. Pittsburgh, fresh off its own disappointing Week 2 loss, fell to 1-2.
Source: Steelers fall to Browns, 29-17
PITTSBURGH — In his second start in his second season with the Patriots, Mac Jones did something his predecessor did numerous times in New England: beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Following a rocky season debut in Miami, Jones answered the bell on Sunday while leading the Patriots to a 17-14 win over the Steelers.
Jones, who dealt with a back injury as well as an illness leading up to Sunday’s game, gave the Patriots the lead for good with his 44-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor just before halftime. Jones then completed several key passes in the second half. He threw early and often to Agholor and Jakobi Myers, who caught a combined 15 passes for 205 yards.
Jones outplayed Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky
Quarterback Jake Phillips has hand in all seven touchdowns in 48-7 win.
Three WPIAL heavyweights await Hempfield over the next three games, but coach Mike Brown refused to even think about Penn-Trafford, Gateway and Seneca Valley.
Brown was all about living in the moment — and why not? Friday night gave Hempfield a moment it hasn’t felt in 51 years.
Hempfield is 4-0. Don’t let your jaw drop so far.
Hempfield used a terrific performance from quarterback Jake Phillips and a staunch run defense to clobber host Shaler 48-7 in a WPIAL Class 5A nonconference game that gave the Spartans their fourth win in as many tries.
- CINCINNATI — The Pittsburgh Steelers won their season opener in nail-biting fashion. Special teams blunders from both sides extended the game long past its expected ending. The Bengals came all the way back from down double-digits to tie the game but a last-second field goal from Chris Boswell secured a 23-20 win.
- Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Pittsburgh Steelers kept kicking the door open against the Cincinnati Bengals.
It took until the final whistle to finally walk on through.
Chris Boswell kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired in overtime and the Steelers overcame T.J. Watt’s injury late in the fourth quarter to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in a sloppy season opener for both teams Sunday.
Watt and Fitzpatrick had two of four interceptions off Joe Burrow, who rebounded from a lousy start and rallied Cincinnati from a 17-6 halftime deficit. His 6-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase tied it at 20 with 2 seconds left in regulation
“It’s just good to come in here in a hostile environment, man, and not blink, particularly with a number of new guys, whether they’re rookies or new to us,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said.
McPherson and Boswell missed potential winning field goals in overtime before Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed passes of 9, 26 and 10 yards in the final 56 seconds.
PITTSBURGH — The Pitt Panthers defeated West Virginia University 38-31 in the Backyard Brawl.
According to our partners at TribLIVE.com 70,622 fans made their way to Pittsburgh for the rivalry game. The event marks an all-time record for the most watched sporting event of any variety in Pittsburgh.
The game was tied 10-10 at halftime.
— Tribune-ReviewSports (@TribSports) September 2, 2022
The preseason is quickly winding down as the Pittsburgh Steelers look to finish undefeated heading into September.
The Steelers will have some massive roster decisions that will come down to the wire as well as a few position battles yet to be determined. With Detroit looking to play their starters for around a half, per their head coach Dan Campbell, this will be a nice final test for a young Steelers team.
Quarterback Battle Comes Down to the Wire
Whether you believe it or not, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been firm that the Steelers starting quarterback battle is ongoing. Mitch Trubisky will get the nod to open the game while Kenny Pickett seems like the sure bet to follow while Mason Rudolph will likely get mop-up duty in the finale. While Trubisky has been solid, he hasn’t exactly done much to necessarily win the job and Pickett’s splendid performances have done nothing but close the gap between the two players.
For Trubisky, he likely doesn’t need a huge performance to come away with the starting gig. If he holds still and plays clean football, the job will likely be his, at least for now. Pickett has more pressure on him to do the spectacular as he’s looking to unseat Trubisky who’s taken the vast majority of number one reps since the spring. Both quarterbacks would benefit immensely from improved offensive line play and a competent run game, something Tomlin has alluded to multiple times in recent weeks.
Still have to think that the leash for Trubisky will be rather short even if he’s able to come away on top as the pressure of a first round pick is never going to be something you can completely dismiss. As for Pickett, you have to be encouraged so far by what you’ve seen as he’s been extremely decisive, poised and accurate in every appearance so far. That’s exactly what the Steelers were looking for when they took him in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
It wasn’t just Kenny Pickett who showed some last-minute heroics. Mason Rudolph came up with his own late magic when he threw a 1-yard touchdown to undrafted rookie Tyler Snead with 1:56 remaining to give the Steelers their second preseason victory.
Since the regularly scheduled night time practice was canceled Friday night due to weather, the Pittsburgh Steelers opted to host Monday’s practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.
Six unanswered touchdowns turned a tight game into a rout
In a game that evoked memories of their 2018 Super Bowl run, the Chiefs endured a slow start before scoring an avalanche of points during Sunday night’s 42-21 win over the Steelers in the AFC wild card round.
Kansas City punted three times and committed two turnovers on its first five possessions. The Chiefs fell behind 7-0 when T.J. Watt returned Darrel Williams’ fumble 26 yards for a score. The score awakened the previously slumbering Chiefs, who proceeded to score touchdowns on six consecutive possessions. Five touchdowns came from the right arm of Patrick Mahomes, who threw for over 400 yards to send the Chiefs to the divisional round. It was a tough final game for Pittsburgh and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who once again showcased his resiliency by leading the Steelers on two late scoring drives.
The Chiefs took a 21-7 halftime lead on Mahomes’ 48-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce, who tied an NFL record by reaching 100 receiving yards in four consecutive playoff games. Kansas City’s offense essentially ended the game with two quick touchdowns to start the second half. The Steelers’ offense finally woke up after that, but it was too little too late
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens in overtime Sunday, improving their chances at making the playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens in overtime Sunday, greatly improving their chances at making the playoffs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Indianapolis Colts at home, which helped the Steelers’ quest for the postseason.
The Steelers head to the playoffs on Sunday, the 16th at 8:15 PM.
Here’s what needs to happen for Pittsburgh to earn a wild-card berth in the AFC playoffs.
- The Steelers (8-7-1) must defeat the Ravens (8-8) in Baltimore on Sunday.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) must defeat the Indianapolis Colts (9-7) at home on Sunday.
- The Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) vs. the Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) cannot end in a tie.
How likely is that scenario?
Pittsburgh’s chance of going to the playoffs is 8%, according to ESPN. Those are slim odds, but they’re actually improved from 4% before the Cleveland game.
While the Jaguars only have two wins this season, the Colts haven’t beaten them in Jacksonville since 2014.
The Ravens are still alive in the playoff race as well. Baltimore needs a win over Pittsburgh, combined with losses by the Chargers and the Colts, along with a Miami loss or tie.
The Steelers, Ravens, Colts, Raiders and Chargers are all chasing the AFC’s final two playoff berths.
Antonio Brown’s NFL career took another bizarre turn on Sunday when the wide receiver walked away from the Buccaneers’ game against the Jets.
Antonio Brown’s NFL career took another bizarre turn on Sunday when the wide receiver walked away from his team’s game at MetLife Stadium.
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trailing the New York Jets 24-10 in the third quarter, Brown removed his uniform and pads before walking off the field shirtless. Brown tossed his gloves and shirt into the stands. He waved to fans as he jogged through the end zone and into the tunnel.
Beforehand, teammate Mike Evans appeared to try to calm down Brown, who had three catches for 26 yards in the game.
After Brown bailed on the Bucs, quarterback Tom Brady helped lead a comeback. Brady connected with Cyril Grayson for a 33-yard touchdown play with 15 seconds left to secure a 27-24 victory.
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“There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to grind out a 19-13 victory against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Heinz Field. But it did little to impress Mark Madden from a big-picture point of view.
In this week’s “Madden Monday” podcast, Mark said don’t let the victory fool you into thinking that the Steelers’ recent ills have been solved just because a checkmark went into the win column.
“Even though they won. Even though they are 7-6-1. Even though now only half a game separates the entire AFC North from top to bottom. Forget all that. Because I see a football team that isn’t very good,” Madden said.
The reason why Madden is advancing that opinion is how the Steelers managed to win that game. Or, better said, how the Titans tried to lose it by more … but the Steelers just wouldn’t let them.
“If ever a win could be discouraging, it was that game,” Madden said. “Because the Steelers won only because Tennessee kept putting the ball on the ground — three fumbles, one interception. And the Steelers only manufactured four field goals from those four turnovers.”
Madden said if the Steelers play that way again next week in Kansas City, the defending AFC Champion Chiefs will expose them badly.
Having surged into a commanding 29-0 lead by late in the third quarter, the Vikings found themselves inches away from an embarrassing final-play collapse — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s incomplete pass to Pat Freiermuth in the end zone quashing a potential comeback for the ages.Vikings safety Harrison Smith flew into tight end Freiermuth to force the incompletion, sparing Minnesota blushes and lifting his team to 6-7 on the year.Roethlisberger was keen not to put any blame on the 23-year-old rookie, who was said to be devastated by his dropped catch.“He’s taking it pretty hard,” Roethlisberger told reporters.“I pulled him next to my locker and talked to him a little bit at the end. I got a lot of faith and belief and trust in that guy — he’s got a lot of heart.“He’ll eat this for a while and he shouldn’t because it’s not on him.”
John Leglue. Montravius Adams. Ahkello Witherspoon. All three important pieces in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season-saving victory. Just as everyone expected. But all three of those guys stepped up in the win. Leglue took over at left guard early in the game after BJ Finney left with a back injury.
Another Steelers player is on the reserve/COVID-19 list — the sixth in recent weeks.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were looking for their fifth straight win as they hosted the winless Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field.
Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions due to an injury.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not play in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, according to Steelers officials.
In a hail of penalty flags and debatable calls by the officials — including a taunting penalty on Chicago’s Cassius Marsh — the Steelers gave up the lead late in the fourth quarter but snatched it back and held off the Bears for their fourth straight win.
“I think that that one was just bad timing,” Marsh said. “I think it’s pretty clear to everybody who saw it that I wasn’t taunting. I’ve been doing the celebration my whole career. It’s just sad to see stuff like that happen in a close game like that. It’s just rough. I don’t want to say too much because you all know how it is.“But the one thing that I will say is, you know, on my way to the sideline, I got hip-checked by the ref and it’s pretty clear. If I were to do that to a ref or even touch the ref, you know, we’d get kicked out of the game, possibly suspended and fined. So I just think that that was incredibly inappropriate. And that’s all I’ll say about that.”
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers actually caught several breaks from the officiating, put together a game-winning drive after falling behind late and continued to reassemble their once-broken season. The Steelers secured their fourth straight victory following a 1-3 start to the season. Bears kicker Cairo Santos missed a 65-yard field goal attempt as time expired when the ball fell short.Kicker Chris Boswell’s 40-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining won it for the Steelers. The Bears had taken a 27-26 lead with 1:46 left on a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Fields to wide receiver Darnell Mooney.But much of the talk afterward was about Marsh’s taunting penalty.
“I had no idea till I got to the sideline,” Marsh said in a postgame news conference. “One of our coaches was upset. And he had the right to be. You know, that was a big penalty in a big point in the game and, you know, I cost my team. Whether I agree with the call or not, it cost us in a very crucial time. So I definitely feel a lot of remorse for costing my team a possible victory. But I didn’t know until I got to the sideline.”
Corrente told a pool reporter that he saw Marsh “run toward the bench area of the Pittsburgh Steelers and posture in such a way that I felt he was taunting them.” Corrente said that his physical contact with Marsh “had nothing to do” with the penalty that was called.The call came following Marsh’s third-down sack of Roethlisberger that would have caused a Steelers punt. Instead, the Steelers retained possession and upped their lead to six points with a 52-yard field goal by Boswell with 2:52 to play.
“I was on the sideline,” Bears linebacker Roquan Smith said. “But that’s not the play that lost us the game, by any means. I thought it was a BS call. The man’s been doing that celebration his entire career, for that to be called. But, hey, it is what it is. So there’s nothing else to be said about that.”
Each week, our football staff at DK Pittsburgh Sports predicts the Steelers’ game. Here are this week’s picks for the game against the Bears, Monday 8:15 p.m., at Heinz Field.
Dale Lolley (4-3): A one-dimensional offense against the Steelers on a Monday night at home? The Steelers are 27-5 in home Monday night games since 1970. The Steelers will get after Justin Fields and force multiple mistakes. And the Bears are missing too many pieces on defense, most notably, Khalil Mack, to make a difference. Steelers, 24-10
Chris Carter (4-3): The Bears give up sacks 12.6 percent of the times a quarterback drop back to pass, and that will play a huge factor. The Steelers will be able to focus on stopping the run and keeping Fields jittery in the pocket all night, and that will allow the offense plenty of time to figure things out. Steelers, 27-6
Ramon Foster (4-3): Experience beats the Bears this Monday night. The offensive line has to control the line of scrimmage and get Najee Harris going. Big Night for Ben Roethlisberger spreading the ball around. Steelers, 27-13
Tom Reed (3-4): The Steelers are in the soft portion of their schedule and can’t afford any slip ups. You would expect it to be lesson learned after needing OT to subdue the Russell Wilson-less Seahawks. No late drama this time. Steelers, 27-14
Eddie Provident (5-2): The Bears are letting up 124 rushing yards per game (24th in the NFL) and are down Mack. I expect a big game from Harris on the national stage which will open things up for the passing game. I don’t see this being close at all. Steelers, 23-7
Dejan Kovacevic (2-5): List for me, please, all the running quarterbacks who’ve been able to do what they want against the Steelers over, oh, the past decade or so. After that, list for me the number of Monday night duds this franchise has had at home. Steelers, 31-11
FINAL SCORE at Heinz Field: Cincinnati (2-1) 24, Pittsburgh (1-2) 10