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.
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-4 last night in the opening game of a three-game road trip. Sidney Crosby led the Pens with two goals and two assists
The Penguins visit Winnipeg Saturday night for a 7pm face-off. Hear the pre-game beginning at 6:30pm on WISR.
The Penguins visit Chicago Sunday night before returning home. They will host Calgary Wednesday.
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.
Road closures along the route of the 2022 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler and 10K will be in effect from 6:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, so if you’re coming into the city you might want to make plans accordingly.
Road closures will occur as participants pass through each neighborhood during the race. In addition to these closures, cars will not be able to park on roads along the race route starting at 4:00 a.m. Sunday. Residents and businesses located on or near the race course are urged to plan ahead. Click here to view the 2022 road closure map.
The 10-mile race will start at 7:30 a.m. on West Carson Street near Station Square. The race continues through the West End, North Side, Strip District and Downtown. The 10K race starts at 8:15 a.m. near mile 4 of the 10-mile course and follows the same route.
Both races finish Downtown in front of EQT Plaza, on the corner of 7th Street and Liberty Avenue.
The Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons with a 4-1 win over the Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday night
Yordan Alvarez hit a towering go-ahead homer and the Houston Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons and got Dusty Baker his first crown as a manager with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday night.
As Alvarez’s 450ft blast in the sixth inning disappeared, Astros starter Framber Valdez jumped and wildly screamed in the dugout as fans in the crowd of 42,948 went into a frenzy waving their orange rally towels.
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PHILADELPHIA — Pitching like a Game 1 starter, the young right-hander Cristian Javier put on a clinic on a night Houston was in need of something spectacular, throwing six no-hit innings at Philadelphia and combining with three relievers for the first combined no-hitter in World Series history.
Javier’s outing positioned the Astros for a 5-0, World Series-tying win in a Game 4 classic. Bryan Abreu struck out the side in the seventh inning, Rafael Montero worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Ryan Pressly lifted the Astros into the history books with a hitless ninth inning, delivering the third no-hitter of any type in postseason history and only the second to come in the World Series.
Javier’s fastball on Wednesday was called “electric” (Houston Manager Dusty Baker), “very, very electric” (catcher Christian Vázquez) and “super nasty” (Astros pitching coach Josh Miller). Though Javier’s fastball only registers between 92 and 94 miles per hour, the Philadelphia slugger Kyle Schwarber said “it’s playing up a little bit harder than that” and Bryce Harper added “he’s got spin rate — 93 looks like 97.”
Rolling report: The Astros host the Phillies in Game 2 of the World Series at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.
Phillies won game 1
Predictions By Hunter Felt
Well, here’s my dilemma: I had the Houston Astros in five before the start of the World Series. So, by my math, that means I have to root for Houston to win these next four games. I’ve kind of painted myself into a corner.
Still, it feels like Philadelphia was aiming for a split here so they won’t be devastated while the Astros pretty much can’t afford to go down 0-2. I’m expecting Houston to come out with all guns blazing. Maybe a 7-2 win.
Of course, I was wrong yesterday so don’t go making bets with my predictions in mind. Have a different prediction? Or the same? Feel free to send your thoughts and analysis here, either via email (to email@example.com) or Twitter (to @HunterFelt).
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.
After a seven-game stretch without a long ball, New York star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record, a day after the Yankees clinched the AL East crown.
It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of the 1961 season, to hit his 61st, which broke Babe Ruth’s single-season mark of 60 home runs set in 1927.
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.
From the Pittsburgh Steelers to retirement to the Dallas Cowboys for Ben Roethlisberger?
IS IT POSSIBLE?
- 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.
The Pirates compiled 15 hits, nine runs, and their first win of the 2022 season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Chavis hit a go-ahead grand slam as Pittsburgh overcame a three-run, third-inning deficit, and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 on Sunday for their first win this season.
Chavis made his first start of the season and homered off left-hander Steven Matz (0-1), who allowed seven runs and nine hits over three innings in his first start since signing a $44 million, four-year contract.
It’s the fifth straight playoff berth for the Avs, who also became the first NHL team to 50 wins this season and have ripped off nine wins in 11 games.
MacKinnon scored his 23rd and 24th of the season, while J.T. Compher got his his 14th of the year. Darren Helm, Josh Manson and Artturi Lehkonen also scored. Darcy Kuemper won his 33rd game and stopped 41 shots.Bryan Rust, Evan Rodrigues, Jake Guentzel and Mike Matheson all scored for the Penguins, but they lost for the second time in as many games against Colorado. The Avalanche beat Pittsburgh 3-2 in Denver on Saturday. Tristan Jarry made 26 saves for Pittsburgh, which has lost five of its last seven games.
Pittsburgh and Colorado exchanged goals in the first 5:30 of the game. MacKinnon’s centering pass hit Rust’s stick and went past Jarry. Mikko Rantanen continued a six-game point streak with an assist in his 400th NHL game (he has 400 career points).Rust responded for Pittsburgh, and established a new career-high in points, when he converted a rebound behind Kuemper to tie the game.
Penguins: Travel to face the New York Rangers on Thursday.
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 Penguins added six players to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list Monday morning.