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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Parker Asks The Coach To Start "The Bus" On Sunday !

The Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back, Willie Parker will ask coach Bill Cowher to start Jerome "the Bus" Bettis in his place on Sunday at Heinz Field against the Detroit Lions. This may be Jerome's last home game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. As the Steelers march toward the Super Bowl, they will play no games at home. Jerome Bettis is a Detroit native and is hoping to play in the Super Bowl in his hometown, but if that doesn't happen, the 5th leading rusher in NFL history would like nothing better than to play his last home game against his hometown team. Willie Parker has so much respect and confidence in Jerome Bettis that he's willing to step aside for the future Hall of Famer. Jerome expressed what an honor it is for Willie to do that. Hear and see Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis as they talk to reporters about Willie's tribute to Bettis. Hear Jerome Bettis as he speaks about the fact that this might be his last home game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Play Audio

Friday, December 30, 2005

And The Winner Of The Steelers MVP Is Or Are ?

The Pittsburgh Steelers named co-MVPs for only the 2nd time since Bill Cowher has been coaching the team. The team selected defensive nose tackle, Casey Hampton and wide receiver Hines Ward as the players who made the biggest contributions to the success of the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the third time that Hines ward has been named MVP and the 2nd time as a co-MVP. He was a co-MVP with linebacker Joey Porter in 2002. Hines Ward leads all of the Steelers receivers in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He is 2nd in the league with 11 touchdowns. Casey Hampton is one of the main reason that the Pittsburgh Steelers are ranked 3rd in the NFL in total defense. Hampton has 42 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and forced a fumble. Congradulations to Hines ward and Casey Hampton! Get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

It's Election Day For The Pittsburgh Steelers!

The (10-5) Pittsburgh Steelers will be voting for the teams 2005 MVP today. Who will be the most valuable player for the Pittsburgh Steelers? Will it be quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Willie Parker, wide receiver Hines Ward or someone on the defense like linebacker Joey Porter or strong safety Troy Polamalu? Speculation around the locker room indicates a lot of support for 2nd year quarterback, Big Ben Roethlisberger. The main reason most people feel Ben will be the MVP, is because of how the Pittsburgh Steelers play when Ben is under center and how differently they play when he's not. Ben Roethlisberger is 21-3 as a starter. In the 4 games he didn't start this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are only 2-2. Some of the other players mentioned have contributed a lot to the Pittsburgh Steelers success, but none have brought the confidence needed to win like Ben. Get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Listen To Bill Cowher Speak After The 41-0 Shut Out Of Cleveland!

The (10-5) Pittsburgh Steelers are on a roll with a 3 game winning streak. At this weeks news conference, coach Bill Cowher praises his team for the way they played when they shut out the (5-10) Cleveland Browns 41-0 on Christmas Eve. He seemed very focused on the game coming up on Sunday with the Detroit Lions, even to the point that he said "If we don't win, we go home." He's continuing to have focused practices with the team. Cowher gives an injury report that reflects the team getting healthier. The coach, when asked about the great play of the defense, commented on the efforts of Joey Porter, Troy Polamalu, James Farrior, Clark Haggans and Larry Foote. He was also concerned that the Steelers need to end the regular season on a high note and not get distracted by looking ahead to the playoffs. Hear all of coach Cowher's comments. Play Audio. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.

Monday, December 26, 2005

The Steelers Control Their Own Playoff Destiny!

The (10-5) Pittsburgh Steelers have played the last three games as if they were their playoff games. That has resulted, with a little help, in them being in control of their own destiny. Now they know if they win the next game with the (5-10) Detroit Lions, they get into the playoffs. The Steelers are peaking at just the right time and can be a dangerous team in post season play. They're hungry and more aggressive on both offense and defense than they have been in a while. Coach Cowher set them into playoff mode after the 3 game losing streak to get them ready to defeat the Chicago Bears. They sliced through the league's #1 defense and gained back the confidence they had lost. Now they play with a sense of purpose and can see the goal before them. Get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

The Steelers Pitch A 41-0 Shut Out Against The Browns !

The (10-5) Pittsburgh Steelers looked awsome on Christmas Eve as they demolished the (5-10)Cleveland Browns. They played like they could beat anybody. If they play like that next week and throughout the playoffs, they can be Super Bowl contenders! Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger threw for 226 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback, Charlie Batch threw 1 pass late in the game for another touchdown. The Steelers running game accounted for 209 yards and 3 touchdowns. Running back, Willie Parker ran for 130 yards, including an amazing 80 yard scamper that put him over the 1000 yard mark for the sesson. But, it was the defense that put the clamps on the Browns. They sacked Browns quaterback, Charlie Frye 8 times and forced him to make some bad throws. They thoroughly manhandled Cleveland's offensive line and played one of the most physical games of the year. The Steelers dominated both sides of the ball and made a statement to the rest of the league that they want more than just a playoff spot! Get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.

Friday, December 23, 2005

The Steelers Have Hope And Roethlisberger On Christmas Eve !

Hear Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Chris Hope talk about the Steelers Christmas Eve match up with the (5-9) Cleveland Browns. Play Audio And listen as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks about the Browns quarterback, Charlie Frye who he played against in college and now will face on Saturday. Ben also gives some insight on the (9-5) Steelers attitude as they try to make the playoffs and about the condition of his injured thumb. Play Audio Pittsburgh Steelers news and more...

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Four Steelers Get A Free Trip To Hawaii To Play In The Pro Bowl !

The Pittsburgh Steelers sent nine players to the Pro Bowl last year. At that time the 2004 Steelers were the AFC North Champions with a (15-1) record and home field advantage through the playoffs. This year they have about the same team, but they are scambling for one of the wildcard spots. The Steelers will send four players to the Pro Bowl. They are offensive guard Alan Faneca, center Jeff Hartings, linebacker Joey Porter and strong safety Troy Polamalu. Missing from the Pro Bowl this year will be the Steelers all time leading receiver, Hines ward. Get the rest of the story. Pittsburgh Steelers news.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Steelers Approach Each Game As Their Last !

The Pittsburgh Steelers know that the Cleveland Browns have nothing to lose and only pride to gain if they can knock off their division rivals. The last time these two teams played, the Steelers won 34 -21. Hines ward said we have to play every game as if it is our last. That's the attitude of the (9-5) Steelers as they try to make the playoffs. Linebacker James Farrior put it this way "We have no margin for error and that seems to bring out the best in this team." Bill Cowher said the Browns would like nothing less than to end our season. The Steelers best chance against (5-9) Cleveland is to pound them with the run. The Browns defense is 26th in the league against the run. Let's hope Willie and "the Bus" are ready to roll. Get the rest of the story.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bill Cowher Says There's No Margin For Error If Steelers Want To Make the Playoffs!

Pittsburgh Steelers coach, Bill Cowher said in his weekly news conference that the Steelers could not afford any errors if they wanted to get into the playoffs. He opened the conference with an updated injury report. Then he talked about the Vikings game. He praised the defense and special teams, but was dissappointed that the offense managed only three points on four drives inside the "red zone". He lamented the fact that they were unable to finsh drives and score points. Then he fielded questions from the media. Get the rest of the story. Hear Cowher's comments. Play Audio

Monday, December 19, 2005

Playoff Hopes Abound In Steelers Town!

That game on Sunday has the whole town talking about the playoffs. By beating two quality teams in a row and having two sub 500 teams left, the Steelers hopes of getting into the playoffs improved by 200%. Pittsburgh's 18-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings put the (9-5) Steelers ahead of the (9-5) Chargers for the AFC's sixth and final playoff spot. The defense and special teams played especially well. Offensively it was enough to win, but more offense may be needed to get to through the playoffs, should they win the remaining two games with Cleveland and Detroit. Right now I'm sure the Steelers will take the win and try to add to it as they make run for post season play. Get the rest of the story.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Steelers Defense Steps Up To Beat The Vikings 18-3 !

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense dropped a "steel curtain" over the Vikings offense. The Minnesota Vikings only managed to score a field goal and 185 total yards of offense. The Steelers defense forced two interceptions in the "red zone" , got a saftey for 2 points and disrupted Vikings quarterback, Brad Johnson's passing. The Steelers special teams shined as Antwaan Randle El returned a kick for 72 yards and the Steelers blocked a 32 yard field goal attempt. Offensively the Steelers were able to grind out over 100 yards rushing, kick 3 field goals and score on a 7 yard Ben Roethisberger scramble. Get the rest of the story.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Can Pittsburgh Run Enough To Beat The Vikings?

The (8-5) Pittsburgh Steelers win by running the football and that's what they'll try to do against the (8-5) Minnesota Vikings. It's not that the Steelers don't like to pass, but statistics prove that they win when they run for more than 100 yards a game, especially this year. The 8 games the Steelers have won , they rushed for over 100 yards. In their 5 losses they didn't have 100 yards. It doesn't matter how much they pass, the Steelers must get at least 100 yards to win the game. If they gan reach that milestone Sunday, the Vikings six game winning streak will come to an end and Pittsburgh will start their own winning streak. So, rev up "the Bus and turn "Fast Willie" loose, 'cause time is running out. Get the rest of the story.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Steelers Linebackers Want A Piece Of Viking's Quarterback!

Pittburgh Steelers linebacker, Clark Haggans remembers the last time the Steelers (8-5) faced the Viking's quarterback, Brad Johnson. It was in October of 2001 when Johnson was playing for Tampa Bay. He remembers that Steelers linebacker, Joey Poter had a field day sacking Johnson. He had 4 of the Steelers 10 sacks that day. Haggans who leads all NFL linebackers with 8 sacks, is hoping he and Porter can repeat that performance against the Vikings (8-5) on Sunday as they try to stay alive for the playoffs. Let's get physical Steelers Get the rest of the story.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Willie Parker Is Poised To Be The Steelers First 1000 Yard Rusher Since 2001!

Pittsburgh Steelers running back, "Fast" Willie Parker opened the season with two great rushing performances. After two weeks he led the NFL in rushing with 272 yards. After an ankle inury his production dropped off. With Jerome Bettis and Duce Staley often nursing injuries of their own, Willie Parker was the only ground game in town. He had little success up the middle and with injuries on the offensive line, teams were able to fill a lot of the holes he was supposed to run through. But, when the Steelers could get him into open space on a screens or outside the tackles, he was able to show his speed and gain yardage. Last week the combination of Willie's speed and Jerome's power gave the Steelers a convincing win over the Chicago Bears and their #1 defense. Willie has 856 yards and only needs 144 in the next three games to be the first Steelers runner since Jerome Bettis to rush for 1000 yars. "The Bus" did it in 2001 and came close last year with 941. Let's hope on Sunday they get Parker outside where he can really do some damage. Get the rest of the story.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Another Week And Another Team On A Winning Streak Faces the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will face another NFL team on a winning streak this Sunday. The (8-5) Minnesota Vikings are riding a six game winning streak and are trying to secure an NFC playoff berth. The (8-5) Steelers have faced three team in the last four weeks with winning streaks of six games or more, including the (15-0) Indianapolis Colts and the (9-4) Chicago Bears. After stopping the Bears streak at eight last week, the Steelers are in a must win situation in order to make the playoffs themselves. Both teams are fighting to stay alive for one more game. Pittsburgh will play two (4-9) teams, Cleveland and Detroit after the Vikings. This is a pivital game for both teams and the last time the Steelers played in a dome they lost to the Colts. Coach Cowher has the team practicing harder than ever and considers every game a playoff game. Because, if they lose, their season is over. Get the rest of the story.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Hear Bill Cowher's Weekly Steelers News Conference.

The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, Bill Cowher gives his weekly injury report and comments on the teams performance. He also speaks about the upcoming game with the Minnesota Vikings. While the coach fielded questions from reporters, he became a bit testy when asked about quaterback Ben Roethlisberger's thumb injury. Get the rest of the story. You can hear the entire 20 minute plus conference. Play Audio

Monday, December 12, 2005

Jerome Bettis, A Man Of Steel !

Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Jerome Bettis lifted the spirits of the fans and energized the city of Pittsburgh with his amazing performance against the Bears on Sunday. What was amazing to me, was the fact that he could run at all. If any of you saw the feature story on Bettis on the pre-game show, you know what I mean. They showed Jerome in his house trying to drag himself up an down the stairs while holding unto the railing. He looked like a feeble old man, not the NFLs 5th leading rusher of all time. They followed him as he tried to get himself ready to play on Sunday. He was asked what part on his body didn't hurt and he said one of his toes was not hurting that day. He spent more time in therapy than he did at home. He started early Monday to get rid of the pain so he could just walk without hurting. He sometimes wouldn't be able to practice until Wednesday or even Friday. And he admitted that this is the first year he was scared on Sunday's that he couldn't to do his job. That's what makes what he did against Chicago's #1 defense even more incredible! He ran for 101 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns, an almost 6 yards per carry average. Fantastic! All coach Bill Cowher could say when asked about Jerome'sperformace was "He's a Warrior." Well, all I can say is "If you can still run like that, don't park the Bus yet!" Get the rest of the story.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Steelers Plow Through Leagues #1 Defense And Win 21-9 !

The Pittsburgh Steelers teetering on playoff elimination, plowed through the snow and the Chicago Bears #1 defense to keep their hopes alive. They have to win the rest of the games on their schedule to even have a chance of getting into the post season. With a win over the Bears, they started on that quest today. So, as Steelers fans watched their team come roaring back in a physical game in nasty Steel City weather you could just feel their confidence returning. "The Bus", Jerome Bettis rushed for 101 yards in the mud and snow of Heinz Field and reminded us all of how the Pittsburgh Steelers play football. Ben's was 13-20 passing with a touchdown to Hines Ward, and drove "the Bus" to the goal line for two TDs. The Steleers defense also showed up and only allowed the Bears offense nine points. It looks like their ready to run the table and get one of those wildcard spots. Let's keep our "Terrible Towels" crossed. Get the rest of story.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Steelers Vs. Bears - Can The Steelers Change Direction ?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive when they meet the Bears at Heinz Field Sunday. The Chicago Bears have won eight in a row with a defense ranked #1 in the league and an offense that's 30th out of 32 teams. Their defense only gives up an average of 11 points a game. Now the Steelers have an offense that averages 23 points a game and a defense that gives up 19 points a game. That's a slim margin to win with and the last three games have not produced a victory. For the Steelers to beat the Bears Sunday, they will have to score at least 17 points on a very stingy defense and keep Chicago's anemic offense from moving the ball. Get the rest of the story.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Charlie Batch Is Ready To Backup Ben!

Pittsburgh Steelers #2 quarterback, Charlie Batch is listed as probable for for Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears. Batch broke a bone in his right hand back on November 13th in the last game that the Steelers won before their current three game losing streak. He was able to salvage two wins for the Steelers while starting quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger was out with injuries. I'm sure most Steelers fans will feel better about having Charlie backup Roethlisberger than Tommy Maddox who has had trouble taking care of the pigskin. Get the rest of the story.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Bill Cowher Gives Vague Answer When Asked About Ben's Thumb During News Conference!

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, Bill Cowher gave his weekly news conference and injury report Tuesday. When asked about the condition of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's injured thumb, he refused to give any details. When specifcally asked "Is it broke?, Is it bruised? Is it sprained?, Cowher just said "He's playing, so really, what difference does it make?" Roethlisberger is listed as probable on the injury list. The coach also said he will start running back Willie Parker, despite his being benched after fumbling the ball twice against the Bengals. But if he loses the ball in the Bears game, he'll be standing beside the coach on the sidelines. Get the rest of the story. Hear Cowher's complete remarks Play Audio

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Curtain Hasn't Come Down On The Steelers Season Yet, But It's Close!

A three game losing streak, two games behind the divsion leaders and trailing in the wildcard race is not where the 2004 (15-1) Pittsburgh Steelers thought they would be at this point in the 2005 season. But, that's reality! They still have a chance to make the playoffs, but the'll have to have help to get there. This is basically the same Steelers team that went (15-1) last year and now finds themselves in a must win situation and that may not be enough. Even if they can win the remainder of their games, their not guaranteed a playoff berth. The one game that could have made it easier, they blew 38-31 to the Cincinnati Bengals (9-3). The Steelers (7-5) find it almost impossible to repeat as champions of the AFC North division. The Bengals now hold all the cards and are the class of their division. The Steelers must now scramble to salvage the rest of their season which has been marred with injuries to key players. Get the rest of the story.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Ben Has Best Passing Game But Bad Thumb And Bad Decisions Lead To 38-31 Loss!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger threw for a career high 386 yards passing against Carson Palmer and the Bengals Sunday. The only problem is, he had three interceptions that lead to two touchdowns and the Steelers 3rd loss in a row. Although the Steelers defense gave up a season high 38 points, they often had to work with a short field because of some of Ben's bad decisions. Roethlisberger reinjured an already painfull thumb on his throwing hand in the 2nd quarter and promptly threw the first of three interceptions. This forced him into a shoot-out with Palmer which he won statisically, but was too late to save the Steelers. After the game Ben acknowledged his own mistakes and offered no excuses, including the banged up thumb. Get the rest of the story.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Can Ben Go the Distance?

After watching the Sunday NFL pregame shows and listening to their interviews with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, I wonder if he can even play to a level good enough to beat the (8-3) Bengals. Ben says this is the Steelers (7-4) biggest game and they must win it to make the playoffs. He also said his thumb is still sore and besides not being able to grip the ball without pain, it even hurts when he hands off. Roethlisberger was given the choice of wearing a cast and being out for the rest of the season or a splint which would allow him to play, but would be cumbersome and painfull. He chose the splint. This is the first anyone had mentioned a season ending injury. So, when asked if his thumb was broken he said he wasn't able to disclose that information. That curious comment makes me wonder if this injury isn't worse than we've been made to believe by team sources. Waitng in the wings is Tommy Maddox and with his resent record you have to hope Ben is up to the task.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Are The Steelers Ready To Play Football, Yet!

The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4) have had a bad few weeks, mainly because of injuries, but also bad play and poor coaching. They have to concentrate on winning to ensure a spot in the playoffs. If the AFC playoffs started today, they would barely beat out the Kansas City Chiefs for the final "wild card" spot. They must beat Cincinnati (8-3) Sunday to climb back in the driver's seat in the AFC North division. Pittsburgh has been out of sync ever since Ben Roethlisberger went down with a knee injury. Ben is back, but he is not 100%. The Steelers must focus as a team and perform up to their capabilities. They looked great early in the season and it's time to return to the kind of physical team that went (15-1) in 2004. They defeated the Bengals once this year and they can do it again. They have to go all out and hold nothing back this week or they'll fall two games behind Cincinnati. Get the rest of the story.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Ben's Latest Injury Has Him Ready To Put On The Gloves For Cincinnati!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger still has pain in the thumb on his throwing hand affter injuring it in the Monday night game against the Indianapolis Colts. After practice Thursday, he said the trainers were trying to come up with something that would make it more comfortable to throw. He will probably wear some kind of glove with whatever contraption they devise. Let's hope the gloves don't make him play as bad as he did last year when he wore them against the New York Jets in the playoffs. The Steelers won, but Ben didn't play well and got rid of the gloves. His passing wasn't very good against the Colts, so let's hope it doesn't get worse! Get the rest of the story.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Monday's Game Showed A Lot Of Flaws, But None Bigger Than Play-Calling!

What were they thinking? The Pittsburgh Steelers were losing 23-7 early in the 4th quarter and lined up to go for it on the Colts 26 yard line. What play would you call to make 4 yards and a 1st down to keep the drive going? Through the course of the game, running backs Willie Parker, Jerome Bettis and Duce Staley had little success. There was success with the tight end, screen passes and quick throws to the wideouts. Taking that into consideration, the best call would be a "quarterback draw"?!!! There goes any chance of getting back into the game. Where did that stroke of genius come from. If the Colts could have called a play for the Steelers, I'm sure they would have sent a banged up Ben Roethlisberger up the middle on a draw. Get the rest of the story.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Steelers Lose 27-7, We've Got To Put this Behind Us!

OK, Steelers fans, we blew it, we sucked, but it's not over and there's no reason to panic. The Pittsburgh Steelers can and will overcome this loss! Let's hope the Steelers team including the coaches take this as a wake up call. We need some offense if we're going to beat Cincinnati on Sunday. We can overcome 2 losses in a row with a win over the Bengals. So, let's put this one behind us and concentrate on winning the division. This Steelers team has a lot of weapons and they just have to take what the defense is giving them. I hope these losses turn into positive motivation and breathe new life into the Steelers. I thought about all the negatives I could find in Monday's game, but what good would that do. We as Pittsburgh Steelers fans have to regroup too. Go Steelers! Get the rest of the story.

Monday, November 28, 2005

The Steelers Have A Good Shot At The Upset!

Besides being 1 of only 3 teams in the NFL that Peyton Manning hasn't beaten, the Steelers can look at some other statistics and glean hope of an upset. The Pittsburgh Steelers themselves are the most recent team to get close to having an undefeated season by going (15-1) in 2004. They defeated two undefeated teams in back to back weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles and the eventual Super Bowl champion, New England Patriots. The (10-0) Indianapolis Colts have only played 3 teams that had winning records. The 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only undefeated team in NFL history, played a schedule with 2 less games and went (14-0) plus winning throughout the playoffs and the Super Bowl. The Steelers are playing to win their divsion and are healthier than they have been in weeks. They beat Peyton Manning and the Colts in 2002 by a score of 28-10. So, despite the hype, no one really knows what will happen until they play the game. Go Steelers! Get the rest of the story.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

A Look At The Colts - Steelers "Big Game"!

On Monday night two of the best teams in the NFL will face off in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Steelers, the underdog will try to knock off the undefeated Indianapolis Colts on ABC's Monday Night Football before a nationwide audiance. All eyes will be tuned in to see if the (7-3) Steelers can upset the (10-0) Colts. The Steelers 2nd year quarterback sensation, Ben Roethlisberger will be up against the veteran and leagues MVP, Peyton Manning. Besides Manning, Pittsburgh will have to find a way to keep their 22 game streak of not allowing a 100 yard rusher by stopping the leagues 2nd leading runner in Edgerrin James. Roethlisberger will have to knock of the rust of being out for 3 games with knee surgery. He will have to adjust to the speed of the game and find All-Pro wide receiver Hines Ward and Antwaan Randle El to counter Mannings passing attack. To keep pressure off of Ben, Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis will have to have productive runs. The defense will have to keep pressure on Peyton while keeping an eye on James. They must be physical. This game will test both teams, but the Steelers have the most to lose since the Browns won their game and lead the division. Get the rest of the story.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Ben Looks Fine And Coach Cowher Says He Has No Limitations!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger had a good practice Friday. The coach liked what he saw and believes Ben will be ready Monday night. He said he appeared to have no limitations. There was more good new for both Ben Roetthlisberger and Steelers fans when it was announced that offensive tackle, Marvel Smith will probably play to match up with the Colts sack machine, Dwight Freeney. That added protection could make a difference and buy time for Ben to make plays. Get the rest of the story.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Manning Focuses On Steelers Amid "Big Game" Hype!

The Indianapolis Colt's, Peyton Manning isn't distracted by all the media attention that the Monday Night Fooltball game with the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) is getting. He's focused on what the Steelers themselves bring to the table. As an avid student of the game and the quarterback of the league's only undefeated team at (10-0), Peyton is in total preparation mode. He knows that the only game he played against the Steelers was a 28-10 loss for the Colts. He also know that after Pittsburgh beat New England and Philadelphia, both undefeated last year, in back to back games, that they are just as capable of breaking Indy's streak. And now that Ben Roethlisberger has returned from knee surgery, they have even a better chance. So, Mr. Manning's not thinking too much about the 1972 Miami Dolphins perfect season, yet. However, he is thinking about how to out-smart the Steelers Dick LeBeau and the "Blitzburgh Steelers" defense. Get the rest of the story.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Ben's First Trip To Peyton Place!

Ben Rothlisberger directed the Pittsburgh Steelers in practice Wednesday for the first time in four weeks. He said he felt good and is axious to get back on the field. That field will be the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. It's one of the loudest places to play in the league and Ben has never played there. Antwaan Randle El said that Ben needs to knock the rust off these next few days of practice. That means that they will even practice on Thanksgiving day to get ready to face, arguably the best team in the NFL this season. Let's hope that Ben's excitement and confidence rubs off on the rest of the team. A team that is coming off one of the worst performances of the year. They must get their running game back on track to allow Ben to perform his magic to Hines Ward, Randle El and the rest of the team. The offense may have to open it up a little more if they want to keep up with Peyton's run and gun attack. If the defense can pressure Manning and shut down James, that will make it a lot easier for the Steelers to grind out a win. Get the rest of the story. Ben speaks to media. Play Audio

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Big Ben Chimes In,I'mBack!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger out for three games and watching the Steelers lose to Baltimore, Said he'd try everything he could to be back for the Monday night game with Indianapolis. Well, coach Cowher at his weekly news conference said Ben will probably start against the Colts. The Colts record this year is the best in the NFL at (10-0). There hasn't been a team to go undefeated for the season since the 1972 Dolphins. The Steelers need to keep it that way. Pittsburgh has three tough games ahead, the Colts, the Bengals, their division co-leaders and the Chicago Bears who also lead the NFC North division. Let's hope Ben is able to continue his winning ways. Get the rest of the story. Hear Cowhers news conference. Play Audio Steelers Colts.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Steelers Are Running Low On Rushing Yards!

The Pittsburgh Steelers running game, once one of the best in the NFL, has become pretty amemic lately. At 130.2 yard per game this year, they are well below their 2nd place 154 yards per game last season. They abandoned the run early in Sunday's game with Baltimore passing 44 times and only running 22. What a difference a quarterback makes! I know they have had injuries at the running back position, but when a running back like Willie Parker has great speed, you need to get the ball to him any way you can. More screens, shuttle passes, option plays, quick slants, anything! In Pittsburghs three losses to New England, Jacksonville and Baltimore, they had under 100 total yard rushing. No wonder they lost. Get the rest of the story.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Which Is Worse?

I thought I saw the worst Steelers game this season on Oct. 16th when Tommy Maddox gave the win to Jacksonville, but Sunday's loss to Baltimore was a team effort. I don't know where that Steelers team came from, but it wasn't the same one that overcame numerous injuries to lead their division with a (7-2) record. We all knew what we were getting with Tommy Maddox, but who could have predicted that the coaching staff would go brain dead. The depleated and poor performing Ravens worked their plan to perfection. All they had to do was stack 8 to 10 guys on the defensive line and get to Maddox, which they did. If Bill Cowher and his coaching staff were going to give them a stationary target, then they were going to have no problem finding it. Maddox was 19-36 passing while reielf quarterback, Randle El kept his perferct passer rating when he went 2-2. The only time the Ravens defense looked confused and backed off was when Randle El was under center. Da! The offensive co-ordinator must have been looking at the cheer-leaders then or something. Now the defense. Boller was just coming back from injury as the Ravens starter, so why didn't the Steelers keep the pressure on him like the Ravens defense did on Maddox? We were able to shut down the running game, but on third and long we backed off. Every time we did pressure Boller he made mistakes. Even though the Steelers receivers dropped a couple of balls, it was almost like it didn't matter to Cowher if we won or lost. Get the rest of the story.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The Steelers Are True Road Warriors!

The 2004-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the best "road teams" in NFL history. The Steelers are taking an 11 game road winning streak into Baltimore, against the same team that beat them before the streak began and with the same starting quarterback, Tommy Maddox! If the Steelers are able to win again on the road they will be tied at 12 for 2nd all-time with the Chargers of '60-'61 and the 49ers of '87-'88. The 49ers of '88-'89 hold the record with 18 road wins in a row. With the Steelers riddled with injuries they have still managed to win the past couple of weeks. They are (7-2) this season and in a first place tie with the Cincinnati Bengals (7-2) in the AFC North division. They have played better on the road than at home. Let's hope the streak continues. Get the rest of the story.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Bill Cowher Makes Decision To Start Maddox!

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher has decided to start quarterback Tommy Maddox over Ben Roethlisberger in Sunday's game in Baltimore. Ben, Pittsburgh's #1 starter, is almost back from knee surgery, but will be relegated to back-up for this week's contest. Charlie Batch is out with a broken finger and wide receiver, Antwaan Randle El will be the third quarterback. Since Maddox had a shaky start against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a game that Pittsburgh lost, the Steelers have been hesitent to put him back under center. Now, they have no choice if they want Roethlisberger to be ready to face the league leading Colts Nov. 28. Let's just hope that Maddox's second half performance against the Browns gave him enough confidence to hang onto the ball and get us another win. Get the rest of the story. Listen to Cowher's coments. Play Audio

"Fast Willie Parker" Is Reved Up And Ready To Go!

Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Willie Parker will start on Sunday against the Ravens after missing last week's game with Cleveland. Duce Staley stepped in after Parker injured his ankle in Green Bay, but now he's nursing a knee injury. Parker is the sixth-leading rusher in the AFC with 612 yards even though he's had limited playing time the last couple of weeks. Coach Cowher says he looks good and will get the start. It's been a long time since the Steelers have had a running back with his kind of speed. Hopefully they'll be able to get him outside the tackles where he's a break-away threat. It will be a game time decision whether Duce or "the Bus" will be his back-up. Get the rest of the story.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Bill Cowher's Weekly Press Conference.

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher goes through the team injury report and sizes up this week's opponent. Coach Cowher laments the fact that these news conferences have become half injury reports. He also said that Antwaan Randel will take more snaps in practice this week in case Maddox can't move the team. Get the rest of the story. Hear Cowher's PodCast 29 min.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

"It's Begining To Look A Lot Like Maddox!"

That's a song most Steelers fans don't want to hear. Although Tommy Maddox is ready to step in for injured quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie batch, the Pittsburgh faithful are holding out hope that "Big Ben" will recover in time to play the Ravens on Sunday. Coach Cowher said the quarterback situation is still up in the air. If Ben can't at least practice this week, then Maddox will start. Maddox had a horrible game against Jacksonvile and the Steelers suffered their 2nd loss. Charlie Batch was able to manage two victories in a row and put the team in a first place tie before breaking his finger in the Cleveland game. Now Tommy Maddox is the only relatively healthy quarterback the Steelers have left. Bill Cowher says he won't push Roethlisberger to come back too soon just to get a win. Get the rest of the story. Hear quarterbacks' PodCast 11 min..

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Pittsburgh Steelers Are #1 Again!

The Pittsburgh Steelers have fought their way through devasting injuries to get back on top in the AFC North division. Key players on offense and defense have went down, but the Steelers kept on winning. Now they stand tied atop their division with the Cincinnati Bengals. Pittsburgh still has a tough road ahead, especially if they don't get healthy before they meet the league leading Indianapolis Colts on monday night Nov. 28. If they can beat the Colts and the Bengals, the two toughest teams left on their schedule, they should find themselves in the driver's seat going into the playoffs. Get the rest of the story.

Is Ben Back Or Not?

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks have been finding it hard to stay in the sadle lately. Sunday night back-up Charlie Batch went out with a broken hand while three weeks ago Ben Roethlisberger had to have surgery on his knee. Steelers former starting quarterback, Tommy Maddox still has pain in his shoulder from an injury received replacing Ben in a game the Steelers lost. It's still up in the air which quarterback will start this week against the Baltimore Ravens. Roethlisberger feels it's urgent that he get healthy as soon as possible. If he's unable to practice this week, Tommy Maddox will most likely start Sunday. Charlie Batch says if he can grip the ball, he couldplay. Get the rest of the story.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Batch Can't Put His Finger On it,But Still Hands The Browns A 34-21 Defeat!

Charlie Batch in his second start for the Steelers is 2-0 with a 34-21 win over the Cleveland Browns. He played surprisingly well until late in the fisrt half when he broke a bone in his pinky finger on an opposing player's helmet. He had just completed a record breaking pass to Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward when the injury occured. Batch continued to played and led Pittsburgh on another scoring drive before the half expired. His 1 yard touchdown run gave the Steelers a 17-7 lead at half-time. Batch was replace by former back-up Tommy Maddox and is expected to be side-lined for a couple of weeks. If Ben Roethlisber can't go Nov. 20 against Baltimore, then Maddox will have to start. Wide receiver Antwaan Randle El threw the longest pass of the game, a 51 yard touchdown to Hines Ward. Get the rest of the story.

Hines Ward Breaks Stallworth's Record As Steelers Win 34-21!

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward broke John Stallworth's team record for pass receptions before 64,000 sreaming fans at Heinz Field Sunday night. He needed 3 catches to surpass Stallworth's 537. Hines caught eight passes for 124 yards and brought his career total to 543. He's on a pace to break every receiving record for the Steelers by the time he's finished. That's quite a feat for a guy the experts said wasn't big enough, or fast enough, or have good enough hands to play in the NFL. Get the rest of the story.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Can The Steelers Do Enough To Win Another One Without Ben?

The Steelers did just enough to beat the Packers Monday night without the services of starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Charlie Batch took care of the ball and the defense was responsible for 17 of the 20 points Pittsburgh scored against Green Bay. Tonight's game could be just as ugly a game as last week, especially offensively. We know the Steelers will run Staley a lot, but wouldn't it be nice if Charlie Batch could get Hines ward the club record with just three more pass receptions at home? That will all depend on some interesting match-ups since both teams will have injuries at key positions. Get the rest of the story.

The Duce Is Loose!

Duce Staley, the Pittsburgh Steelers veteran running back will probably start over rookie sensation, "Fast Willie Parker". Jerome Bettis, "The Bus" will likely be the back-up as the injury depleted Steelers (6-2) take on the struggling Browns (3-5) Sunday night at Heinz Field. Duce ran the ball for the first time this season last week against the Green Bay Packers. He carried 15 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers are looking for even more production out of Staley since the Browns are ranked 28th in the league in defense against the run. Duce is healthy and feels good for the first time in almost a year, but his stamina is questionable. With back-up quarterback Charlie Batch, the Steelers may not pass much more than they did last week, so Staley should be busy tonight. Get the rest of the story.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

History Could Be Made In the Steel City!

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward could make Steeler history Sunday Night at Heinz field when the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns. Hines only needs three receptions to pass John Stallworth as Pittsburgh's all-time pass receiver. Although the record would be nice, Hines knows that the Steelers will be in a virtual tie for 1st place in the AFC North division over idle Cincinnati with a win. Hear Hines Ward share his feelings on the record he's about to break.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Pitt Panther's Star Rod Rutherford Back In The 'Burgh!

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former University of Pittsburgh quarterback, Rod Rutherford, to the practice squad. With the recent injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and the demise of Tommy Maddox, Rutherford may earn a spot on his hometown team. Charlie Batch is listed as the starter for the Cleveland game Sunday and Ben should be back soon. Rod is just glad to be with the Steelers after being out of football for six weeks. He was cut by the Carolina Panther before the season started, so he's excited about this chance. Rutherford had great statistics at Pitt and may be some much needed insurance for the Steelers. Get the rest of the story.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Ben Talks About His Injury And The Progress Of His Rehab.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hobbling around the locker room, was more than willing to talk about his injury. Ben is expected to miss this week's game with the Cleveland Browns and is steadily improving. Although it's not clear as to when he will be completely healed, he is anxious to get back on the field. Ben seemed cautious about his improvement, but is glad the Steelers are still winning without him. He also talked about the pain and tightness he's been experiencing, but he seemed optomistic about his recovery. Get the rest of the story in Ben's own words.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Bill Cowher's Weekly News Conference And Injury Report

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher gave his weekly update on the teams progress and went on to explain the injuries to key players. According to the coach, the Steelers will be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee) for the second game in a row. Charlie Batch will start again and hopfully will have gained some valuable experience from Sunday's game with the Packers. It looks like running back Duce Staley will start in place of injured Willie Parker (ankle) and Jerome Bettis (quadriceps). Other injuries include LB James Farrior (knee), LB Joey Porter (knee, LB Clark Haggans (groin) and LB James Harrison (knee). the coach also voices some concerns about the teams performance. Get the rest of the story.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Farrior May Be Out A Couple Of Weeks After Injury In Green Bay!

The Pittsburgh Steelers may be without linebacker James Farrior for two weeks or more. Farrior sprained his knee in Sunday's game with the Green Bay Packers. Coach Bill Cowher says he may be out for a couple of weeks. After Farrior is examined they will determine how serious it really is. For now, reserve linebacker Clint Kriewaldt will take his place on the defense. Willie Parker hurt his ankle in the game, but it's not known if it will keep him from playing. Get the rest of the story.

Reserves Among Heroes of Steelers Win Over Packers!

It wasn't a great performance, but it was a win! The Pittsburgh Steelers plagued with injuries and needing a victory to keep pace the division leading Bengals, played hard and prevailed 20-10. Third string quarterback Charlie Batch, in his first start since 2001, managed the team well enough to not lose. Duce Staley came off the bench for the first time in almost a year and racked up 76 yards and a touchdown. The highlight of the game came when strong safety Troy Polamalu picked up a Brett Favre fumble and ran it back for his 2nd career TD as the Packers were on the verge of scoring. Then reserve Tyrone Carter intercepted a pass to set up the Steelers offense's only touchdown. Get the rest of the story.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Steelers Defeat The Packers 20-10 With Defense And "The Duce"

The Pittsburgh Steelers come away with a win in a game dominated by the Steelers defense which accounted for 17 of the 20 points they scored. The defense had two fumble recoveries, one which was ran back for a TD by Troy Polamalu and one interception. They stiffled the Packers running game by allowing only 65 yards rushing. Meanwhile the Steelers anemic offense was able to rush for 154 yards and a Duce Staley touchdown. Willie Parker was sidelined with an ankle injury. Get the rest of the story.

Some Interesting Match-ups For The Steelers And Packers Today.

The Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) take on the Green Bay Packers (1-6) today at 4:15PM in Lambeau Field. Though this looks like a lop-sided game on paper, there will be some interesting match-ups in today's contest. The Steelers must win to keep pace with the division leading Cincinnati Bengals (6-2) and the Packers still have a chance in the weak NFC North division. Get the rest of the story.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

There's A "Batch" Of Football Left To Play!

Ben Roethisberger will probably miss two games for the Steelers. If he tried to play he could be out for 4 to 6 weeks. So, Charlie Batch will assume the helm for the next couple of games, barring any disaster. Tommy Maddox will back up Batch and wide receiver Antwaan Randle El will be the third quarterback. The rest of the team believes Charlie can do the job, even though he hasn't started an NFL game since 2001. With Jerome Bettis on the sidelines Willie Parker and Duce Staley will be busy against Green Bay. Get th rest of the story.

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Bus Has A Flat, But The Duce Is Ready!

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis "The Bus" is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game with the Green Bay Packers. Bettis got the quadriceps bruise two games ago against Cincinnati, but played Monday in the Ravens game. He may have re-agrevated the injury in that game. If he can't go, Duce Staley is healthy again and will step in for Jerome. Steelers fans are already reeling from the news of Ben Roethlisberger's surgery and hoping to salvage a win in Geen Bay. Get the rest of the story.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Ben Roethlisberger Has Knee Surgery!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had arthroscopic surgery on his injured right knee Thursday morning. This comes as a shock to most Steelers fans who were told that his knee wasn't hurt that bad after playing almost the whole game against Baltimore Monday. Coach Bill Cowher said he will miss Sunday's game in Geen Bay and probably the the Cleveland Browns game on November 13th. In a live news conference at 10AM Thursday coach Cowher confirmed the surgery and officially announced that Charlie Batch would be the starter. Antwann RandelEl will be 3rd on the quarterback depth chart after Tommy Maddox. Get the rest of the story. Hear Cowher News Conference. Play Audio

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Will Ben's Knee Keep him From Starting Again!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Geen Bay Packers. He re-injured his knee on Monday night as the Steelers barely beat the Baltimore ravens 20-19. Ben missed pratice on Wednesday and and his status is day to day. if Maddox can't go Sunday, Charlie Batch will get his first start since 2001. Get the rest of the story.

It's Miller Time In Pittsburgh!

Heath Miller, the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end has shown he can play like a veteran. He leads the Steelers with six touchdown receptions half way through the season. Coach Bill Cowher said "He's a good target. He doesn't drop many balls. He can get anything near him." he's started off strong and this 22 year old kid is going to get a lot better as he learns the offense. Get the rest of the story.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Steelers Get Ugly Scary Win 20-19!

I wish I could say I enjoyed watching the game , but I'd be lying. It was one of the worst looking wins I ever saw. Besides the fact that the Ravens haven't scored more than 17 points against anyone until now, the Steelers defense looked like it was sleep walking most of the game. I have to give a lot of credit to the Ravens offensive line. I don't think Joey Porters name was called once. He was peared against Johnathan Ogden who handled him easily. After Ben Roethlisberger got hit on his other knee, the Steelers offense seemed to be less aggressive. Ravens quarterback Anthony Wright was able to slice the Steelers defense, but couldn't find the open receivers that would have put the Steelers away. Ravens kicker Matt Stover hit four field goals, but the one that bounced off the up-rights could have iced the game. We won, but who did we beat? Get the rest of the story.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween Contest Could Get Ugly!

When the Baltimore Ravens meet the Pittsburgh Steelers on ABC's Monday Night Football, they won't be the same team that beat the Steelers last year and knocked Tommy Maddox out of his starting spot. Steelers linebacker Joey Porter says "Not having Ray Lewis, that has to hurt. He's their vocal leader. And to have Ed Reed out, that hurts, too. It's like us playing a game without (inside linebacker) James Farrior and (strong safety) Troy Polamalu". He still considers this match-up a heated rivalry and the Ravens a team not to be taken lightly. Porter said. "There's a true dislike between both teams. It can't get no better when it's like that. Cheap shots. Dirty play. You can expect anything when it's a Baltimore-Pittsburgh game. Get the rest of the story.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

How The Ravens & Steelers Match-up

The Baltimore Ravens come into Heinz Field on Monday night as a decided underdog. With the loss of their two top defensive players, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, they will have a hard time containing the Pittsburgh Steelers. There will be some interesting match-ups due to those injuries. Get the rest of the story.

Friday, October 28, 2005

The Steelers Run Defense Is Sluggish At First!

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7th in the NFL in defense against the run, giving up only 90 rushing yards a game. Even though they have a 20 game streak of keeping teams under 100 yards a game, they give up more than half of that in the 1st quarter. This slow start has concerned coach Cowher and the fans. According to some of the Steelers players, they are trying to correct this. Get the rest of the story.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Taylor Made For The Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has been a real asset and a pleasant surprise for coach Cowher. Taylor is big and fast and attributes a lot of that to his Uncle Herman. Uncle Herman's unconventional training methods helped Ike strengthen his legs and develope 4.2 speed. He also instilled in Ike a never quit attitude that has brought him to the forefront of the Steelers defense. Get the rest of the story.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Steelers Ready To Rumble Monday Night!

The Pittsburgh Steelers under coach Bill Cowher are 10-0 in Monday night football games at home. Although their home record this year is 1-2, the added incentive of the Baltimore Ravens might be enough to keep the streak going. Pittsburgh (4-2) is a 9 point favorite against a (2-4) Ravens team that has struggled on offense. Defensively, the Ravens are still a force to be reckoned with. That is if they're healthy. Get the rest of the story.

Lewis & Reed May Not Play Monday!

The Ravens AFC leading defense may be without two of it's star players when they meet the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Safety Ed Reed has a high ankle sprain and linebacker Ray Lewis is sidelined with a hamstring injury received in the Ravens loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Get the rest of the story.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Steelers Are On The Run Again!

The Pittsburgh Steelers success under coach Bill Cowher has always come when they run the ball more than they pass it. That was evident again in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. They ran the ball for 221 yards to only 93 passing. Even though quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has the NFL's #1 passer rating, he has the fewest attempts and yards in the league. With the 1-2 punch of power with Jerome Bettis (The Bus) and speed with "Fast Willie Parker", the Steelers have shown that if they can run, they will win! The statistics prove it. Get the rest of the story.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Heath Miller Steelers Rising Star!

It seems like quite a few times during a football game I hear myself saying, "The tight end's open over the middle". Well, now the Steelers have a tight end that gets open over the middle and Ben Roethlisberger finds him. Rookie tight end Heath Miller is a rising star on the Steelers talented list of receivers. Catching a touchdown pass two weeks in a row, he's becoming a real weapon for the Steelers. This may be the missing piece of the puzzle the Steelers need to take them to the Super Bowl. Get the rest of the story.

Palmer Says "Bengals Are Still A Better Team Than The Steelers"

After the Pittsburgh Steelers soundly defeated the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Carson Palmer proceeded to tell the news media that the Bengals are a better football team than the Steelers. Palmer and his receivers made mistakes early in the game that they never overcame. His passer rating was a dismal 53.8, his lowest since a 52.1 rating against the Steelers on Oct. 3 last season. Even though the Bengals are still on top the AFC North, the Steelers are breathing right down their necks. So, Carson Palmer dream on, 'cause the Steelers are your worst nightmare. Get the rest of the story.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Steelers Manhandle Bengals 27-13

It wasn't pretty. It was just Pittsburgh Steeler smash-mouth football. Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes to Heath Miller and Hines Ward. The Bus ran for over 50 tough yards and "Fast" Willie Parker ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown. The defense intercepted Carson Palmer a couple of times to ruin his passer rating. They also played very physical against the run and knocked down a few pass attempts. The Bengals only touchdown came late in the 4th quarter when the Steelers 2nd string defense was playing. Get the rest of the story. The Steelers improve to 4-2, moving within a half game of the Bengals (5-2).

The Battle Begins Here!

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals on paper is the best game to watch today. Here are "the keys to the game" and a break-down of what you might expect to see when these two AFC North powerhouses come together in Ohio. It looks like both Ben Roethlisberger and Hines Ward will start. Get the rest of the story.

Cincinnati And Pittsburgh-The Game!

The Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) against the Cincinnati Bengals (5-1). This is a game to see who can be "king of the hill" in the AFC North division. The Steelers hope they can see Ben Roethlisberger return to form as the NFL's top rated passer and the defense stop the NFL's 2nd top rated passer in Carson Palmer. Those are probably the two most important match-ups in todays game, but there are some others just as interesting. With the Steelers experiencing a lot of injuries to key personal lately, gametime decisions may create some scary match-ups. Get the story.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Steelers Look Around The Corners

The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary is still a little ragged on the corners, but it looks like Deshea Townsend is well enough to get some playing time. He probably will not start. Willie Williams is still nursing a groin injury and will be a game time decision. Rookie Bryant McFadden will get a chance to start against the Bengals and Ricardo Colclough (shoulder) may not even dress for the game Sunday. Get the Story.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Steelers Injured Getting Healthy!

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher, in a 25 minute interview the other day, opened up with a long list of injuries. Included on that list were Tommy Maddox (Shoulder), Deshea Townsend (hamstring), Clark Haggans (groin surgery), Ricardo Colclough (shoulder), Alan Faneca (toe), Aaron Smith (back), Hines Ward (hamstring), Cedrick Wilson (wrist), Antwaan Randle El (foot), Willie Williams (groin) and Jerame Tuman (flu). Hines Ward is still questionable and Charlie Batch has been promoted to back-up quarterback. Most of the others have made progress and may play against Cincinnati. The most suprising recovery is Clark Haggans, who has made remarkable progress since his surgery. He may see playing time. Get the story. Steelers-Fan

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Bill Cowher Answers Critics!

Pittsburgh Steelers coach, Bill Cowher, answers questions about the way the Steelers performed and decisions he made that may have contributed to their defeat. In a 25 minute interview with the media, the coach spoke candidly about how the team played against the Jaguars. He started the conference by going through a long list of injuries. Read the whole story or listen to Cowher's complete interview on podcast.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ben Promises He Will Start Sunday!

Steelers fans are still asking why you leave a quarterback in the game when it's obvious to everyone , he doesn't have it. It was like watching a pitcher in a baseball game giving up home-run after home-run and the manager allowing him to go nine innings. That type of play will bring the crowd rising to it's feet and heading for the exits. So, please Ben, keep your promise! Get the story.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Big Ben Is Wound Up And Ready!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger wanted to play Sunday and tried to convince coach Bill Cowher he was ready. His lobbying efforts were unsuccessful and the result was a bungling performance by back-up Tommy Maddox , which ended in an overtime loss for the Steelers,( 3-2). Now, with a crucial game against the Cincinnati Bengals, (5-1), Ben will have an easier task at convincing the coach this time. Get the story.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Review & Statistics On Sunday's Loss

Both the Steelers and the Jaguars had dismal offenses. But, Tommy Maddox made up for any deficiencies in the Jaguars offense by turning the ball over 4 times. With 2 interceptions resulting in 2 touchdowns. The Steelers only touchdown came on a Maddox pass to rookie tight end Heath Miller in the 2nd quarter. Get the gory details.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Maddox Throws Away The Game!

The Steelers back-up quarterback, Tommy Maddox threw an interception for a touchdown in the 1st quarter. Later he threw another interception that resulted in a field goal. Then in over-time he fumbled the snap when the Steelers were in winning field goal range. When the Steelers defense held and they got the ball back, he threw another interception. This time for the winning score. Steelers lose 23 - 17. Get the story.

Steelers - Jaguars,Injuries The Key

Because of key injuries on both side, there will be some interesting match-ups in todays game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers quarterback situation is up in the air and the Jaguars are 2nd in the league in pass defense. This is compounded if all-pro receiver Hines Ward (hamstring) doesn't play. For the jaguars, running back Fred Taylor is questionable. The jaguars offensive line has experience injury problems that may affect their ability to protect quarterback Byron Leftwich. The jaguars are hoping that Tommy Maddox will get the start because he is the least mobile of the Steelers quarterbacks. Get the Story.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Ben And Hines Miss Practice Again!

Steelers Wide receiver Hines Ward and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have not been able to practice all week and have not been on the football field since Monday nights game with the Chargers. Ben was on crutches as late as Wednesday and if he can't practice will likely not start Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hines Ward is still listed as questionable. Coach Bill Cowher has still not made a decision who will start at QB. It will probably be a game-time decision. Get the story.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Who's Going To Be The QB Sunday?

Now it looks like Ben Roethlisberger is doubtful for Sundays game with the Jaguars. Tommy Maddox says he's feeling better, but he's listed as questionable. Charlie Batch has been practicing with the team as the starter all week and is ready to go. Coach Cowher hasn't made his mind up yet as to which one he'll start. I'm sure the coach won't risk getting "Big Ben" hurt any further, but the confidence of the team may depend on him starting. Get the story. Get Steelers fan merchandise at SteelersFan.com

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Charlie Batch Is Ready,If Necessary!

There were high hopes for Charlie Batch when he and Payton Manning were rookies in the NFL in 1998. We know what happened to Peyton, but what about Charlie Batch. A year later he took the 5 - 11 Detroit Lions to the playoffs and everything seemed great. After a shoulder injury he lost his starting job and hasn't started a game since 2001. He looked good in the pre-season and feels he's ready to start if the Steelers need him. Get the story.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Ben May Play On Sunday!

Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere, fearing the worst after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went down with an apparent saeson-ending knee injury Monday Night, can finally breathe again. It looks like it wasn't as bad as first thought. In fact, Ben may be available to play on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Get the story.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Ben Roethlisberger Injury May Not Be That Bad!

The injury to Ben Roethlisberger looked bad when it happened in last night's victory over the San Dieg Chargers. He had to be carted of the field and was in considerable pain. He was scheduled for an MRI Tuesday morning and the results are in. Ben has a hyperextended knee and a bone bruise and has not been scratched from Sunday's game in Jacksonville. Coach Cowher says he'll be keeping an eye on Ben's situation, but for now Charlie Batch is listed as the starting quarterback because Tommy Maddox will be out for 3 weeks with an injury. Let's all hope Ben Roethlisberger can start against the Jaguars. Get the Story.

Steelers Win,But Ben Is Hurt!

The Pittsburgh Steelers blow a 14 point 1st half lead, but come back late in the 4th quarter to kick the winning field goal. The Steelers beat the San Diego Chargers 24-22. Pittsburgh's quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger is hurt on a late drive into field goal range. Ben is hit on the left knee while his foot is planted in a locked position. There was no word on his condition. The bus looked fresh and did most of the running and scored a touchdown. Ben also scored a rushing touchdown. Steelers-Fan.com

Monday, October 10, 2005

Porter Might Play After All!

Joey Porter, the Steelers linebacker was questionable for the game Mondy night against the San Diego Chargers, but looks like a lock to play anyway. The knee is coming along and Porter can't wait to start hitting. It will take a lot to keep him from strapping it on against the Chargers. The Chargers are riding high after defeating last year's Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots. Let's hope the Steelers can bring them down to earth. Get the Story. Do you have enough Steelers Stuff?

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Maddox Hurt,Batch Is Back-up

3rd string quarterback, Charlie Batch has been moved to the number two guy behind Ben Roethlisberger after Tommy Maddox hurt his calf in practice. The injury was bad enough that Maddox had to be carted off the field. Get the story.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Bus Is Ready To Roll

Jerome Bettis is expected to be activated for Monday Night's game with the Chargers. The bus has been parked since the 3rd pre-season game against the Washington Redskins. He may see limited playing time, but Willie Parker will get the start. Get the Story.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Porter Not Scared Of Chargers

Joey Porter is probable to start the Monday Night game against San Diego, but he says no matter how good they looked against the New England Patriots, he's not scared of them. He said the Steelers defense will be ready for the Chargers. They're the ones who should be worried. Get the story.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hines Ward and Joey Porter ?

Wide reciever Hines Ward and Linebacker Joey Porter remain questionable for Monday Night's game with the San Diego Chargers. Hines has never missed a regular season game and he doesn't want to now. He's been hampered with a hamstring injury . Meanwhile Joey Porter, who overcame a gunshot wound last season, has a knee problem. Knowing these two,they might stll play! Get Joey Porter and Hines Ward stats and merchandise.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Steelers Offensive Line ???

Did the Steelers offensive line contribute to the loss against the Patriots? Their performance was less than adequate to enhance the running game or protect Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben suffered a vicious hit while being sacked near the half and Willie Parker was able to only manage 79 yards. I hope caoch Cowher can address this problem before they meet San Diego. The offensive line must play better in order for the Steelers to have success.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

2 Weeks Off Help's Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have more than two weeks off since their last game, a 23 to 20 loss to the New England Patriots. That time has allowed both Jerome Bettis and Duce Staley to get healthier. Hopefully the Steelers ground game will benefit from this layoff. Pittsburgh's all-pro wide-receiver, Hines Ward has been nursing a slight hamstring injury,but he says there's nothing that will sop him from playing against the San Diego Chargers October 10th on Monday Night Football. Get Hines Ward jersey photos and stats.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Will Haggans' Injury Hurt Steelers?

Clark Haggans had a career day against the Patriots, but it went virtually unoticed as New England went on to beat the Steelers 23 to 20. Haggans finished with a career-high 12 tackles, but he also forced two fumbles and recorded his team-high third sack against the Patriots. He will now undergo groin surgery and be lost to the Steelers for at least 4 games. James Harrison has come up big in the past and will replace Haggans at linebacker. It remains to be seen how this will affect the Steelers' defense.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Steelers Have A Full Backfield

The Pittsburgh Steelers' backfield is fianally getting healthy. With Jerome Bettis "The Bus" returning to practice and Duce Staley playing in the New England Patriot game, the Steelers will have all three of there runningbacks ready to play against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football, October 10th in San Diego. Even with the return of Bettis and Staley, Willie Parker is expected to get the start based on his previous performances the season. Coach Bill Cowher said he's earned the opportunity to start. Parker says he's greatfull for the faith the coach and his team have in him. He just wants to help the team. Paker can't get over seeing Steeler fans wearing the # 39 jersey. He's become an instant celebrity.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Randle El's Flip-Flop Cost Steelers

Why didn't Antwaan Randle El just tuck the ball and get as much as he could out of the pass from "Big Ben"? Why did he think that since Hines Ward was with him blocking, He'd be ready for a lateral? Why,why,why? But, that one play could have cost the Steelers not only the ball, but ball the game. That flip was a flop . No question the Steelers were moving toward a touchdown. But anyone who saw the game knows that's not the only reason they lost. Randle El is still a great reciever in spite of that mistake. Find Randle El photos and merchandise.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The New Willie Parker Jersey

Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere are scrambling to find the much coveted Willie Parker # 39 jersey and we know where you can get it. Willie Paker has become an instant fan favorite by rushing for over 100 yards in each of the first two games of the 2005 football season. Those of us who weren't surprised by his success, remember his first 100 plus rushing game in 2004 against the Buffalo Bills. With Jerome Bettis (The Bus) and Duce Staley standing on the sidelines, it's going to be hard to get Parker out of the line-up when they return. Get to know Willie Parker. "Fast Willie" has been a great addition to an already star-studded team.

Thanks Steelers For 2004 Season!

A record of 16 and 2 is the best Steelers record in a long long time. Quarterback Big Ben Roethlisberger may have had a couple of bad games, but thanks Ben for the rest of them. The Bus had seven 100 yard games and looks fresh as ever. Six players, Hines Ward, James Farrior, Alan Faneca, Jeff Hartings, Troy Polamalu and Joey Porter were all selected to the Pro Bowl. With an outstanding Defense and a great receiver like Plaxico Burress, this team was reminiscent of the great Steeler teams of the past.A lot of the credit belongs to their coach, Bill Cowher.

Plaxico's gone, but it's time to get out your Steelers gear crank up the Steelers fight song 'cause "Here We Go Steelers" again. There are many fans out there wearing Steeler jerseys, caps, jackets and hats waving the "Terrible Towel" just waiting for our team to get started on the "Road To The Super Bowl".