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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.