Steelers Top-5 Performers vs DEN

1. *Martavis Bryant had 194 all-purpose yards in the loss. Bryant hauled in 9 receptions for 154 yards, including a long reception of 52 yards and a 40 yard run.

2. *James Harrison had 7 tackles (6 solo), 1 sack, 3 tackles for loss and 1 QB hit

3. *Ben Roethlisberger was 24/37 for 339 yards in the Steelers 23-16 loss to the Denver Broncos. Roethlisberger averaged 9.2 yards per attempt and posted a 94.3 QB rating. He was sacked three times.

4. *Chris Boswell was 3-3 on field goals, including a long of 47. Boswell was a perfect 7-7 in the post-season

5. *Sammie Coates who had 1 reception in the regular season, finished with 2 catches for 61 yards, including a 37 yard catch in the first quarter.

 

Broncos beat Steelers 23-16

Broncos 23 – Steelers 16

The Denver Broncos scored 14 unanswered points in the second half, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-16 to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

The game turned for the Steelers in the fourth quarter while holding a 13-12 lead and driving when RB Fitzgerald Toussaint fumbled inside Broncos territory (31 yard line) on a hit by Bradley Roby and DeMarcus Ware recovered.

The Broncos then went 13 plays, 65 yards and C.J. Anderson scored from 1 yard out and Demaryius Thomas got the 2-point conversion to give the Broncos a 20-13 lead with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

There would be no late Ben Roethlisberger magic as the Steelers would turn the ball over on downs at their own 30 yard line. Brandon McManus then added a 45 yard field goal with 53 seconds left. McManus made five field goals in the win.

Chris Boswell’s 47 yard field goal got the Steelers within seven with 19 seconds left.

 

Penguins rout Hurricanes 5-0

PENGUINS 5 – HURRICANES 0

No. 1 Star – Sidney Crosby | 2 Goals, +2, 3 SOG, 17:58 TOI |
No. 2 Star – Marc Andre Fleury | 22 Saves on 22 Shots |
No. 3 Star – Olli Maatta | 1 Goal, +2, 2 SOG, 19:52 TOI

SCORING SUMMARY

1st Period
3:54 PIT Olli Maatta (5) Assists Evgeni Malkin (23), Phil Kessel (14)
10:05 PIT Conor Sheary (2) Assists Kevin Porter (3), Matt Cullen (9)

2nd Period
19:23 PIT PPG – Sidney Crosby (13) Assists Phil Kessel (15), Evgeni Malkin (24)

3rd Period
6:55 PIT Sidney Crosby (14) Assists Patric Hornqvist (12), Ben Lovejoy (5)
13:36 PIT Trevor Daley (3) Assists Patric Hornqvist (13)

 

Kris Letang (hand) out today

Defenseman Kris Letang has been ruled out for today’s game vs the Carolina Hurricanes. Letang is a game time decision to play the Blues tomorrow. David Warsofsky will be inserted into the lineup in place of Letang.

The Penguins are 1-7-1 without Letang this season.

 

Penguins recall Conor Sheary

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Conor Sheary, the team announced. Sheary recently appeared in 10 games with the Penguins, collecting two points (1 Goal – 1 Assist).

 

Antonio Brown ruled out for Sunday’s game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will go into Denver with no DeAngelo Williams, a limited Ben Roethlisberger who is not a lock to play and now no Antonio Brown.

Brown has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game with a concussion

 

Browns expected to hire Hue Jackson

The Cleveland Browns will hire Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their next head coach today.

 

Personal four penalties from Vontaze Burfict, Adam Jones setup Steelers game winning FG

Steelers 18 – Bengals 16

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Two personal foul penalties by Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones helped setup a Steelers game winning 35 yard field goal from Chris Boswell with 14 seconds remaining as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 to advance to the Divisional Round.