Moore scores 3 TD’s, Steelers beat Bengals 38-10

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 8 consecutive game in Cincinnati today beating the Cincinnati Bengals 38-10. The Steelers dominated the Bengals in all facets of the game, out gaining the Bengals 375 ‚Äì 212. Ben Roethlisberger had another strong performance going 17/28 216 yds ‚Äì 2TD‚Äôs. Roethlisberger hit Mewelde Moore for a two yard touchdown pass in the 1st quarter and Roethlisberger put the game away when he connected with Nate Washington for a 50 yard touchdown pass to put the Steelers up 24-10 in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger wasn‚Äôt the only Steelers standout today as running back Mewelde Moore scored three touchdowns and ran for 120 yards on 20 carries. Moore has rushed for 219 yards in the past two games. On defense the Steelers registered a season high 7 sacks. LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison, and Lawrence Timmons led the way with two sacks each. The 5-1 Steelers hostRead More »

Week 7 Mike Tomlin Press Conference

 

Steelers Injury Report Out Dallas Baker – Sprain shoulder Carey Davis Keyaron Fox – hamstring Questionable Casey Hampton – ( Ran yesterday he looked pretty good) Marvel Smith – Held out of practice yesterday due to back spasms Probable Jeff Reed – Much improved Willie Parker – Practice yesterday Brett Keisel will play Notes Tomlin stood up for Hines Ward when asked about Ward being fined on consecutive games. Tomlin said he wants clarity from the league on the situation. With Dallas Baker out, Limas Sweed will be the teams #4 receiver. Tomlin said Sweed is practicing well but needs more consistency and has been on the brink of warranting a opportunity. Tomlin spoke very high of Darnell Stapleton. Tomlin indicates Stapleton is a performer Max Starks will start at left tackle if Marvel Smith can’t play

The Latest NFL Buzz

 

The Steelers returned to practice today after being off since Thursday. Willie Parker, Brett Keisel, Jeff Reed and Marvel Smith are expected to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer will be sidelined for another week. Despite Willie Parker returning to the lineup this week, the Steelers plan to give Mewelde Moore close to ten touches (not including punt returns) Tuesday is the NFL’s trade deadline and the Steelers are listening to offers for Max Starks but as of this afternoon they haven’t received one call about the availability of Starks

NFL: Harrison fined 20K

 

League officials have slapped Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro linebacker James Harrison with a $20,000 fine for comments he made following last Sunday night’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Harrison who leads the Steelers with 6.5 sacks had this say regarding a questionable roughing the passer call: “Ridiculous call,” Harrison said of the penalty. “You don’t make a call like that. Unless (the official) might have money on it.” Source: Fox Sports

The Latest Steelers Buzz

 

The bye week could not come at a better time for the Steelers. Brett Keisel and Willie Parker are expected to return in week 7. Hampton’s status remains uncertain. Jeff Reed should be ready to go for Cincinnati. No word on Marvel Smith Despite a depleted defensive line, opponents are averaging less than 3.0 yards per carry against the Steelers Clark Haggans (4) and James Harrison (9) combined for 13 sacks last season. Through five games LaMarr Woodley (5.5) and James Harrison (6.5) have combined for 12 sacks. The pressure the Steelers are bringing from the outside is the major difference between this years D compared to last years D. The athleticism of Lawrence Timmons has added another dimension to go along with Troy Polamalu playing his best football since the 2005 season.

Fantasy Football Focus

 

Should you pick up Nate Washington? Steelers WR Nate Washington caught a career-high six passes for 94 yards and a score Sunday night in Jacksonville. The Steelers will have games where they will throw the ball 35-40 times but Washington is nothing more than a 4th or 5th receiver regarding fantasy value Hines Ward had a strong game catching seven passes for 90 yards and a score. Ward is a nice receiver to have as your #3 option but he‚Äôs a risk as a #2. Mewelde Moore‚Äôs value goes down with Willie Parker returning next week but hold onto him for at least another two weeks to see how the carries play out Broncos WR Eddie Royals stock has plummeted but because of the potential touches he could have in any game, keep him on your roster but he‚Äôs not an every week starter. If you have a few runningRead More »

Roethlisberger throws 3 TD’s to lead Steelers to 26-21 Win

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers outgained the Jacksonville Jaguars 415 ‚Äì 213 but they needed a late 4th quarter drive to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-21 and improve to 4-1 on the season. Ben Roethlisberger was phenomenal throwing for 309 yards and 3 touchdowns. Late in the fourth quarter Roethlisberger led the Steelers on a 11 play ‚Äì 80 yard drive and hit Hines Ward on a 8 yard fade pass to put the Steelers up by 5 with 1:53 remaining. Roethlisberger misfired on the 2-point conversion, but Pittsburgh’s defense sealed the win as the Jaguars turned the ball over on downs. Roethisberger finished the night going 26-41 and snapped the Steelers four game losing streak against Jacksonville. Steelers running back Willie Parker was sidelined for the second consecutive game but the Steelers didn‚Äôt miss a beat. Third down back Mewelde Moore ran 17 times for 99 yards to go along withRead More »

Fantasy Football: What Steelers to play this week

 

1. QB Ben Roethlisberger ‚Äì NFL.com’s Adam Schefter reports that Ben Roethlisberger (questionable, shoulder) will “try to play” Sunday in Jacksonville. I wouldn‚Äôt look too much into that report. The Steelers are going to throw early and often tonight. Start Ben 2. Santonio Holmes ‚Äì the no-huddle offense will benefit Holmes. The Steelers ran formations in practice where Holmes was the primary target on quick slants and outs. Holmes will also see some time in the punt return game. There was a few occasions where he had some open scenes against the Ravens and could have made a big play. Holmes goes against a weak Jaguars secondary and look for him to be effective 3. Mewelde Moore ‚Äì If you have running backs on byes, Moore is not a bad pickup for this week. He will be used out of the backfield. Final Word: Keep Willie Parker on your roster:Read More »

Week 5 NFL Picks

 

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Take the Bears and the points DePaoli‚Äôs Pick ‚Äì Chicago Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers is questionable. This is a winnable game for Atlanta who will look to pound the ball between the tackles. Still, look for Green Bay to win a close one DePaoli‚Äôs pick: Green Bay San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins First the Patriots, now the Chargers. Can the Dolphins do it again? The Chargers are not playing their best ball. Miami will have to win by running the ball effectively. Miami‚Äôs D comes up big against Rivers & CO. Dolphins 24-23 DePaoli‚Äôs pick: Miami Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants Seattle has had difficulties going across the country. Look for today to be no different DePaoli‚Äôs pick: New York Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles One of the toughest games to pick this week. Washington is playing their bestRead More »