AFC Playoff Field 1. New England Patriots 2. Pittsburgh Steelers 3. Jacksonville Jaguars 4. Kansas City Chiefs 5. Tennessee Titans 6. Buffalo Bills — The AFC Playoff field is set and the Pittsburgh Steelers entering the playoffs as the No. 2 seed with a first round bye have three possible opponents for the Divisional Round in the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans or Kansas City Chiefs. Pittsburgh will next play on Sunday, January 14 at 1:05 p.m., while New England plays next on Saturday, January 13 at 8:15 p.m., advantage New England who for the second straight year would get the extra day off were the two favorites in the AFC meet again in the AFC Title game on Sunday, January 21. Wild Card Round Saturday, January 6 Tennessee @ Kansas City | 4:20 p.m., ESPN Sunday, January 7 Buffalo @ Jacksonville | 1:05 p.m., CBS
This marks the 4th time Brown has won the award, winning in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Brown who was in the discussion as being the NFL’s Most Valuable Player prior to suffering a calf injury vs the Patriots, has 101 receptions for 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. Brown is currently 1st in the NFL in yards and 2nd in receptions.
Steelers 34 – Texans 6 The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a first round bye in convincing fashion with a 34-6 win over the Houston Texans. In what could have been a marquee matchup were Deshaun Watson not out for the year and the Texans were healthy on ‘D’, the Steelers looked everything of a team headed to a first-round bye, while Houston looked everything of a 4-11 team. Position by position the Steelers put on the type of performance that showed more signs this group has figured it out in no longer playing down to their competition. The offense minus Antonio Brown did what they wanted against a depleted Texans D. Ben Roethlisberger was 20/29 for 226 yards with 2 touchdowns and a 115 QB rating. Juju Smith-Shuster led the way in the passing game with 6 receptions for 75 yards, including a 49 yard TD. Martavis Bryant had a secondRead More »
The Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday released outside linebacker James Harrison to make room for Marcus Gilbert coming off a suspension. There was some initial talk out there Saturday evening that the Steelers released Harrison with the expectation they would resign him on Monday after he cleared waivers. However,
Steelers Injury News Running back James Conner will have knee surgery on Wednesday and placed on injured reserve. The rookie has an MCL injury. Mike Tomlin described Antonio Brown as having a “significant contusion” and Brown won’t play vs Houston. All indications are Brown will be back for the playoffs. Cornerback Joe Haden has a chance to play vs the Texans as does tight end Vance McDonald
Patriots 27 – Steelers 24 Steelers – Patriots delivered an instant classic in the waning minutes and a similar result, a Patriots win over the Steelers. After a Dion Lewis 8 yard touchdown run and Rob Gronkowski 2-point conversion put the Patriots ahead 27-24 with 52 seconds left, Pittsburgh stormed down the field as Juju Smith-Schuster took a short pass 69 yards to set the Steelers up 1st and 10 at the Patriots 10 yard line with 34 seconds remaining…… As Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski looked to have broken the Steelers’ hearts again, it was the Steelers within seconds of who appeared to have done the same to the Patriots. Roethlisberger connected with Jesse James for a 10 yard touchdown pass as the Steelers went up three pending extra point, but the call was reversed and ruled incomplete. Disaster for the Steelers happened next as after a 7 yardRead More »
Wide receiver Juju Smith-Shuster was added to Thursday’s injury report due to a hamstring injury. He was listed as limited. Also added to Thursday’s injury report was center Maurkice Pouncey (hip). Cornerback Joe Haden was officially listed as ‘limited’ but has had a productive week on the practice field regarding his workload that’s been increased each day. How Haden’s injury responds on Friday will give the Steelers a better idea on where things are heading for Sunday’s game. It’s anticipated Haden will be listed as questionable.