Week 4 Studs Kyle Orton QB, Denver Broncos (341 yards and 2 touchdowns); Ladainian Tomlinson RB, New York Jets (133 rushing yards, 22 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns) Terrell Owens WR, Cincinnati Bengals (10 receptions, 222 yards and 1 touchdown); Reggie Wayne WR, Indianapolis Colts (15 receptions, 196 yard) Arian Foster RB, Houston Texans (131 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards, 1 touchdown); Antonio Gates TE, San Diego Chargers (144 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns) New York Giant Defense (10 sacks, 3 turnovers); Jason Hansen K, Detroit Lions, (4/4 Field Goals and 2/2 Extra Points) Week 4 DUDS Derek Anderson QB, Arizona Cardinals (64 yards and 2 interceptions); Chris Johnson RB, Tennesse Titans, (64 total yards and 1 fumble) Desean Jackson WR, Philadelphia Eagles (3 receptions, 19 yards); Mike Wallace, WR Pittsburgh Steelers (2 receptions, 24 yards) Buffalo Bills Defense (273 rushing yards against and 30+ points allowed for three straight games) WeekRead More »
Roethlisberger saves Steelers *Great players deliver in clutch situations and Ben Roethlisberger did exactly that as the Steelers franchise quarterback threw for a team record 503 yards and saved the Steelers season with a 19 yard game winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace as time expired. Roethlisberger’s heroics against Green Bay was one of the greatest quarterback performances in the history of the game (10th to be exact) as Roethlisberger became the first quarterback to throw for 500-plus yards in a win since Boomer Esiason in 1996. Roethlisberger’s game winning pass has given the Steelers life, after driving the Steelers 86 yards on 11 plays for the Steelers winning score that included a 4th and 7 and 3rd and 15 conversion. The drive quickly drew comparisons of Super Bowl XLIII “It was obviously pretty reminiscent of the Super Bowl, ” Steelers center Justin Hartwig said. Tomlin makes rightRead More »
By Dale Grdnic PITTSBURGH — What a difference 10 days made for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After scoring just six points and no touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns and their league-worst defense, the Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for a team-record 503 yards to out-gun the Green Bay Packers and their second-ranked defense 37-36 Sunday night at Heinz Field. In a game that lasted 3 hours, 38 minutes, Roethlisberger needed every second to find rookie wideout Mike Wallace at the side of the end zone for the winning score as time expired. But the Steelers’ playoff hopes are not dead yet.
Friday Practice Report The Pittsburgh Steelers went through their final practice of the week today as the team looks to snap a five game losing streak. Pittsburgh’s slim playoff chances remain alive after Indianapolis rallied late to beat Jacksonville (7-7) 35-31 Thursday night. However, for a team that hasn’t won since November 9th or won at home since October 25th, the Steelers focus is on just getting a “W”. That in itself will be difficult as the Green Bay Packers (9-4) come to town. Center Justin Hartwig (knee), defensive end Brett Keisel (neck) and wide receiver Hines Ward (hamstring) were full participants in practice today and will play Sunday afternoon. Guard Chris Kemoeatu (right knee, wrist) and safety Troy Polamalu (knee) did not practice. Kemoeatu went through individuals on Thursday but as noted by head coach Mike Tomlin earlier in the week, Kemoeatu will be held out by the coachingRead More »
NFL Mock Draft ¬†1) DETROIT LIONS> MATTHEW STAFFORD, QB, GEORGIA– With Sam Bradford returning to Oklahoma for another season, Stafford holds on to the top selection. Sanchez has closed the gap between him and Stafford, but I still think that Stafford is the better selection. Stafford has a stronger arm and he has greatly improved his decision making this season. Sanchez is more of a project, he has significant injury issues, and he tends to make the stupid decisions that Stafford would make last year. 2) ST. LOUIS RAMS> ANDRE SMITH, OT, ALABAMA-¬†¬†I don‚Äôt see any reason to change this pick as a result of Smith‚Äôs issues at Alabama. They don‚Äôt seem like the kind of behavioral issues that would seriously hurt his draft stock and the Rams are still looking to beef up the O-Line, which they failed to do last year by missing out on Jake Long. ¬†3)Read More »
Our first NFL Mock is now available. We will be doing 2-3 mock drafts¬†per month leading¬†up until the NFL Draft in April. (Photo courtesy of SD Dirk) 1. DETROIT LIONS,¬†MATTHEW STAFFORD, QB, GEORGIA (6-2 235 lbs) – I really do not believe that either Stafford or Bradford is worthy of the top selection in this year‚Äôs draft, but the Lions need at the position is probably going to force them into the selection. Stafford has the big arm and is probably the safer pick at this point. With that said, both Bradford and Stafford are not definitely entering the draft. If (and I don‚Äôt see this happening) both Stafford and Bradford remain in school for another season there is not a quarterback worthy of the top selection. Two other options for the Lions are to either address the offensive line by drafting Andre Smith or Michael Oher, or they couldRead More »