Steelers in Must Win Situation Against Bengals

Steelers Defensive End Cam Heyward (97) eyes his target against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 30, 2018 (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on Monday which is a must win to stay relevant in the AFC North.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said simply, “What we need to do is get a win.”


Cleveland Browns 2-2

Baltimore Ravens 2-2

Pittsburgh Steelers 0-3

Cincinnati Bengals 0-3

BREAKING: Pirates Fire Clint Hurdle

Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have relieved manager Clint Hurdle after 9-years as the skipper. The Pirates announced on their twitter page, “Words cannot express how much respect and appreciation I have for Clint as a person and a leader.”

Hurdle’s overall record with the Pirates is 735-720-1.

Roethlisberger Has ‘Successful’ Surgery

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent surgery on his right elbow after leaving the game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 15.

Reports suggested that he didn’t need Tommy John surgery which will enable him to be fully healed by the 2020 NFL season.

The following statement was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday:

Ben Roethlisberger had successful surgery on his right elbow on Monday in Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure in consultation with Steelers Team Physician Jim Bradley, who began his career at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

Once Ben returns to Pittsburgh, he immediately will begin working with the Steelers’ medical staff on his rehabilitation, and he is expected to make a full recovery and return to the field for the 2020 NFL season.


Injured Roethlisberger Out for the Season

Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signals to the sideline in the game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 15, 2019. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on injured reserve Monday in the wake of the team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks 28-26. Roethlisberger injured the elbow on his throwing arm (right) and didn’t receive another snap after being taken out of the game.

Mason Rudolph stepped in and threw for 112 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in the second half.

The team released the following statement regarding Roethlisberger’s injury:

Statement by Mike Tomlin on Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required. We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will be placed on our Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season.

Tomlin Speaks About Development of Devin Bush, Diontae Johnson

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — The Steelers fell to the New England Patriots Sunday 33-3. However, Head Coach Mike Tomlin — in his weekly press conference — was optimistic about his team’s future.

Rookies Devin Bush (ILB, Michigan) and Diontae Johnson (WR, Toledo) both saw the field at Gillette Stadium. Tomlin said, “It was a quality start to contribute to our efforts.”

Bush racked up 11 tackles (7 solo) and Johnson had 3 catches in their NFL debut.