Former Steelers quarterback and current “NFL on Westwood One” color analyst Mark Malone joined “The Fan Morning Show” Friday to preview Sunday’s Steelers-Falcons game, which he will be calling for the network.
Following his 235 total yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in a key AFC North victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4) will come out of their ‘bye’ week in good position to earn a spot to truly contend for the NFL post-season for the first time in three years.
Following up his Week 8 performance against the Colts of 522 yards and six touchdowns, which earned him the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award, Ben Roethlisberger’s encore performance of 340 yards and six touchdowns earned him the same honor in Week 9.
It should come as no surprise that completing 40 of 49 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns would earn some national attention, and that’s exactly what happened for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
It’s not as toxic a topic as the New York/New Jersey border war, or as socially inflamed as the Richard Sherman saga. But, in a strictly sporting sense, it really is the topic du jour. If he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in NFL history?
Talk about being conflicted. Oh man, this is tough. For years here in Pittsburgh, it hasn’t been a conspiracy theory by many who have held onto it, but leaning more toward what they thought was fact.
Being the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you’re a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.
The Denver Broncos are arguably the best team in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to win this week. In fact, many stats show Peyton Manning and his Broncos are more likely to lose than win, as the No. 1 seed against the No. 6 seeded San Diego Chargers.
Not many people expected the San Diego Chargers to go into Denver on a Thursday night last month and come away with a win. Now, can the Bolts do it all over again?
Three seasons ago, Peyton Manning sat on the sidelines with an injury that many thought may end his career. The Indianapolis Colts drafted Andrew Luck out of Stanford and the rebuilding was about to begin. Little did anyone realize that the rebuilding would start immediately.
With the post-season in front of them now, the San Diego Chargers are hoping to stick around for a while as the AFC playoffs kick off this coming weekend.
What seemed only like a pipe dream a few weeks ago became reality this past Sunday for the San Diego Chargers and their fans.
Peyton is still here. He’s still active. Boy, is he active. And last night was more than dropping a double-nickel, like Jordan did against the Knicks on his comeback trail.
Each team has just 16 chances to distinguish itself from the pack in order to secure a playoff spot and hopefully a bid in the Super Bowl. The question is, quite simply, will the Super Bowl champion emerge from the AFC or NFC?