Steelers – Ravens: What We Learned


Steelers – Ravens Post Game Buzz The Steelers didn’t get the memo that the preseason ended. The Ravens pounded the Steelers in all three phases and until today, the Steelers were never so physically dominated on both sides of the ball ever in the Mike Tomlin era. The shocking part wasn’t that the Steelers lost in Baltimore but just how they took such a beating and showed no emotion defensively. However, more shocking wasn’t the enept play from the defense, but the performance from the offense that was clicking on all cylinders in the preseason, and just had no continuity on Sunday afternoon. To no surprise, there is a panic from Steelers fans and NFL pundits are clamoring on the Steelers age factor. The good news for the Steelers is that they get Seattle at home next week, followed by Kerry Collins and the Indianapolis Colts in week 3 beforeRead More »

TIOPS Newswire: NHL, NFL & MLB news and notes


Daily installment on the latest buzz in the NHL, NFL, MLB and the college ranks National Football League ***The New York Jets magical run in the 2010 playoffs continued Sunday afternoon as the Jets stunned the 7 point favorite San Diego Chargers. The Jets knocked off the Chargers 17-14 to advance to the AFC title game for a rematch with the Indianapolis Colts who laid down in week 16, resting starters against the Jets. For the Chargers, it was an another disappointing playoff run. Among the most talented teams in the NFL, there has always been something missing. Despite Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez throwing for a measly 100 yards, the Jets played dominate defense and exposed the Chargers run defense. The Chargers last lost prior to Sunday’s 17-14 defeat was against Pittsburgh in week 5 when Rashard Mendenhall torched the Chargers defense, rushing for 165 yards. While the Jets haveRead More »

NFL Playoffs: Bengals early playoff exit not a surprise; Ravens stun Patriots


2010 NFL Playoffs Bengals went into playoffs with no momentum The Cincinnati Bengals were a stunned and shocked football team following Saturday’s 24-14 loss at home to the New York Jets. After claiming the AFC North division with a 10-6 record, Cincinnati had a prime opportunity to win their first playoff game since 1990, getting a home wild card game against what many considered to be the weakest AFC playoff team in the field, despite the Jets being the No.5 seed. However, the writing was on the wall that the Bengals were not going to be a factor in the playoffs. They went into the playoffs with absolutely no momentum after losing 3 of their final 4 games, that included a 37-0 shutout loss to the Jets in week 17. The Bengals rushing attack was dominate in Saturday’s loss as Cedric Benson rushed for 169 yards and they had goodRead More »