Steelers Schedule 2017

The Steelers success last season has them in the national spotlight this season, as the Steelers Schedule 2017 includes five nationally televised primetime games, giving Steelers Nation plenty of opportunity to see them in action. And for the second-straight year, and only the second time in team history, the Steelers will play on Christmas Day. The Steelers will travel to Houston to take on the Texans at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 25, one of only two games to be played that day. The Steelers kick off the season on the road against the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 10, a 1 p.m. game against their AFC North rivals. Things get rolling at Heinz Field on Sept. 17, when the team hosts the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. It’s then back on the road for games against the Chicago Bears (Sept. 24) and Baltimore Ravens (Oct. 1), before returning home to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 8) at Heinz Field. All three games kickoff at 1 p.m. The Steelers head to Kansas City on Oct. 15 (4:25 p.m.), where they defeated the Chiefs last year in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. Then it’s back home again for a matchup against the...Read More

Steelers in the Playoffs

[caption id="attachment_1574" align="aligncenter" width="649"] Tom Brady: Superstar?[/caption]   The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t allow a single touchdown in their Divisional playoff showdown with the Steelers. They lost anyway. Chris Boswell kicked six field goals, and those 18 points were enough to carry Pittsburgh to an AFC Championship showdown with the New England Patriots. The Chiefs were dynamite when the Steelers hit the red zone, but couldn’t get enough from playmakers like Alex Smith, Tyreek Hill, and Jeremy Maclin to outscore a hampered visiting offense. Kansas City put its bend-don’t-break defense on full display as Pittsburgh punched five different drives into the red zone, but came away with just nine points as a result. While one of those ventures was erased by the end of the first half, strong defensive stands, dynamic secondary play, and an acrobatic interception at the goal line prevented Ben Roethlisberger from finding the promised land. But Pittsburgh kicker Chris Boswell wouldn’t be as easily denied. The 25-year-old set an NFL playoff record with his sixth field goal of the evening, splitting the uprights with a 43-yard kick that gave the Steelers an 18-10 lead with just over 10 minutes to play. The Chiefs responded with a...Read More

Steelers in the playoffs

Ben Roethlisberger couldn't throw. Antonio Brown couldn't stand without help. And in the end, it didn't matter. The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver after the Cincinnati Bengals did what they always seem to do this time of year: they imploded. Spectacularly. Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining as Pittsburgh somehow pulled out an 18-16 victory in an -- really, just pick whatever synonym for "ugly" that works -- AFC wild-card game Saturday night. Pittsburgh (11-6) moved into field goal position thanks to consecutive 15-yard penalties on the Bengals, one on linebacker Vontaze Burfict and another on cornerback Adam Jones. Burfict dropped his shoulder and hit a defenseless Brown in the helmet as the All-Pro receiver came across the middle, and Jones lost his cool after getting into it with Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter when Porter came onto the field as Brown was being tended to by trainers. Boswell drilled his fourth field goal of the game on the next snap to give the Steelers their first playoff victory since the 2010 AFC championship. "We won the game. That's all that matters," Roethlisberger said. Pittsburgh bolted off the field without so much as shaking hands while the...Read More

Pirates 2015 Season

[caption id="attachment_1539" align="alignnone" width="870"] Pirates 2015 Season[/caption] The Pirates 2015 season was amazing with the Pirates ending up with the second best record in baseball with 98 Wins. Here is a very short list of other teams that have had 98 wins or more and NOT made the playoffs. 1942 Dodgers 104 1993 Giants 103 1954 Yankees 103 1962 Dodgers 102 1961 Tigers 101 1980 Orioles 100 1978 Red Sox 99 1928 A's 98 1962 Reds 98 1964 White Sox 98 1974 Reds 98 1985 Mets 98 The Pirates were on a high all season, reaching the playoffs for the third straight year after going 20 seasons without a winning season. They notched 98 victories in 2015, the second highest total in MLB and their highest win total since 1991. They did so by being remarkably consistent. The Pirates did not have a losing month this season, and had three winning streaks of at least seven games. Unfortunately, 98 wins was only good enough for second place in the NL Central, which meant Pittsburgh was back in the wild-card game for the third straight season. Like 2014 when they ran into Madison Bumgarner, Pittsburgh squared off against the game's hottest pitcher...Read More

Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis

[caption id="attachment_1536" align="alignnone" width="626"] Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis[/caption] Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis was selected in the first round, 10th player overall, out of Notre Dame by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1993 NFL Draft. He finished second in the NFL in rushing during his rookie season after gaining 1,429 yards. Included in that total were his first career 100-yard and 200-yard rushing games, both of which came against the New Orleans Saints. His 212-yard day that season was a career-high. At the time he was only the eighth rookie in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in a game. His output that year marked the first of eight 1,000-yard seasons in his first nine years. He was named Rookie of the Year by numerable media outlets and was chosen as a first-team All-Pro and All-NFC. Bettis led the Rams in rushing each of his three seasons with the club before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a second- and fourth-round draft pick. He rebounded from a subpar year in 1995 with the Rams to earn Comeback Player of the Year and was again named first-team All-Pro in 1996, his first in the Steel City....Read More