ORCHARD PARK, NY (GSM) — It wasn’t exactly the usual frozen tundra-like weather in the Buffalo region, but the Steelers headed back to Pittsburgh after the Bills gave them the cold shoulder.
The Steelers looked fatigued throughout the matchup — having played 3 games in 12 days due to wacky schedule changes due to COVID violations from other teams — and with the continued dropped passes by receivers, they lacked the usual confidence to attain victory.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw 2 interceptions — one of which was returned for a touchdown — helped seal the deal for the Bills’ 26-15 victory. “We are not playing good football,” Roethlisberger said, “I’ll do everything I can to get us back on track.”
Despite throwing two touchdowns, one to James Washington and another to JuJu Smith-Schuster, Roethlisberger referenced the lack of finishing power by the Steelers offense, but remained optimistic, “We all need to look in the mirror and understand that we all need to be better. I think that we will be.”
The Bills, however, gained most of their momentum in the 2nd half by scoring 14 unanswered points. Wide receivers Stephon Diggs and Gabriel Davis scored touchdown passes from Josh Allen on back-to-back possessions.
Pittsburgh fell to 11-2 on the season and slipped to 2nd place in the AFC after a must needed win to secure the top spot. The Bills improved to 10-3 and control their own destiny to win the AFC East, if they do, it will be the first time since 1989.
(GSM) — Both players and coaches will agree that losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war.
The 1st place Pittsburgh Steelers fell to, well 1st place, after their undefeated winning streak came to an end after losing to the Washington Football Team Monday evening. The setting was Heinz Field when the Football Team (5-7) defeated the Steelers (11-1) 23-17 in the 2nd consecutive game where dropped passes were the determining factor in converting 1st downs in the game.
In his weekly press conference, Head Coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the repeated incomplete passes by way his receivers and his plan to correct the problem. Tomlin responded, “They can catch the ball or they can get replaced by those that will catch it.”
PITTSBURGH (GSM) — For those planning to enjoy turkey — with all of the fixins’, of course — a few drinks and Steeler football, you won’t be able to complete the trifecta.
The National Football League has officially changed the Steelers vs Ravens game — originally scheduled for Thanksgiving — to Sunday. The postponement comes hours after several players in Baltimore tested positive for COVID-19.
Ravens’ running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, Nose Tackle Brandon Williams and Pernell McPhee who plays linebacker, were slated to miss the originally scheduled Thursday night game.
Players took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the decision.
First the NFL takes away our bye week because another team can’t get their Covid situation together, now they take away our Thanksgiving primetime game for the same reason. Smh.
JACKSONVILLE (GSM) — All they do is “win, win, win no matter what!”
The Pittsburgh Steelers have solidified their position as the best team in the league throughout the 2020 season. The convincing victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars may not have been impressive — especially against a team who has lost 9 straight — but it helped stack wins for Pittsburgh.
Wideout Chase Claypool scored his 10th touchdown and broke an NFL record as the first receiver to score 10 a touchdown in their first 10 games as a rookie.
The Steelers have also broken a team record by starting the season at 10-0 for the first time in history.
With only 4 days off, the Baltimore Ravens head into Pittsburgh for the prime-time Thanksgiving game in Pittsburgh. Baltimore will be without many starters due to a major COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.
Runningbacks Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, Nose Tackle Brandon Williams and Pernell McPhee who plays linebacker, will all miss the game Thursday.
PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Since joining the Steelers in 2017, Zach Banner got his first chance to start on the offensive line and his season was cut short.
In the 2020 season opener against the New York Giants, Banner left the game with assistance after team trainers feared the worst after suffering a leg injury. It was confirmed that Banner will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and was placed on injured reserve.
Banner posted an optimistic video to twitter, ensuring fans that he will return to the field when he is healthy.