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With the first preseason game just a few Sundays away, here’s a brief recap of the events occurring around the AFC.
As July begins, and kickoff weekend just 67 days away, much has happened in the NFL in the past week. Here’s a closer look at the headlines from the AFC squads this past week.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — All things considered, it’s easy to say “Same Old Steelers” after Sunday’s unimpressive and, effectively, season-killing performance, against the Bengals. But according to safety Ryan Clark, the problem was, it wasn’t the same old Steelers.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers’ secondary played a more inspired brand of football, led by seven tackles, three passes defended, and two interceptions by defensive back Cortez Allen, but it didn’t keep their playoff hopes alive Sunday against Cincinnati.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The conflict and subsequent apology from Big Ben to Todd Haley was well documented leading up to Sunday’s game against the visiting Bengals, and head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if there was too much of a disconnect lately between QB and OC after his Steelers were knocked out of playoff contention.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t great after his return from injury, and he wasn’t great when he had to be, either. He completed just half his throws, one of which was a damaging pick-six to Leon Hall early against the Bengals.
Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals has left many Steelers fans upset and looking forward to the off-season.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Perhaps the hole the Steelers have dug themselves is the same one that aggravated the knee of defensive back Keenan Lewis when stepped in this week. Lewis, no worse for the wear, draws one of the toughest matchups of the season Sunday.
Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman and current radio color analyst Dave Lapham joined The Fan Morning Show on Friday to preview Sunday’s do-or-die showdown between the Bengals and the Steelers at Heinz Field.
Legendary NFL quarterback and “The NFL Today” analyst Dan Marino joined The Fan Morning Show on Friday to share his thoughts on Sunday’s huge matchup between the Bengals and the Steelers at Heinz Field (1:00 p.m., KDKA-TV).
Week 16: Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati in a must-win game for the Steelers.
Let’s take our weekly look back at the week that was in the NFL for week 7.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Their first three road games followed a familiar script, but, fortunately for the Steelers, so did this one.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Perhaps, of all the Tomlin-isms we’ve heard lo these five-plus years, “the standard is the standard” is the one both quoted and satirized the most. In any event, it’s the one that backup running back Jonathan Dwyer apparently takes to heart.