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.
CBS Sports NFL analyst and two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Phil Simms joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to look back at the Steelers’ loss to the Chargers.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Steelers receiver Mike Wallace was contrite following their 34-24 stinker against San Diego Sunday afternoon, though perhaps time will only tell if it’s good enough for those at Heinz Field who booed him loudly in defeat.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — On an already unfortunate day, it’s somewhat fitting safety Troy Polamalu hinted he may have suffered yet another lower-body injury, though he made no suggestion it was a serious one.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Never one to pass the buck, Ben Roethlisberger, who completed half his attempts for 285 yards, three touchdowns, and one costly pick in his return Sunday, stood up for the teammate who postured for big bucks over the summer.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — It happens quite often in the NFL, but it’s hard for a team under the Steelers’ evolving circumstances to justify an incredibly lackluster performance one week after an incredibly gutsy one. Head coach Mike Tomlin, however, tried his best.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Although the San Diego Chargers have more or less played their way out of playoff contention, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley expects a tough test when they invade Heinz Field Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Willie Colon has been one of the walking wounded on the Steelers’ offensive line, but he likes his chances to stay healthy against the Chargers, and he likes the way things are coming together for his team with the return of Ben Roethlisberger.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The last time the San Diego Chargers visited Heinz Field, they were humbled in a 2008 playoff contest en route to the Steelers’ sixth world championship, and, several weeks prior, the Steelers beat them in unconventional 11-8 fashion, highlighted by the play of Troy Polamalu.
NFL on CBS play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz previews Chargers at Steelers, which he will be calling on Sunday.
Paul Bessire serves up the picks of his highly-respected “Prediction Machine” on The Fan Morning Show.
A look at this weeks opponent, the San Diego Chargers.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger will have the opportunity to prove he’s healthy enough to return to action this week.
With the Steelers sitting at 2-3, it’s time to pull for a number of teams this weekend to give the black and yellow some help in the division.