Cornerback Cortez Allen made a big statement in the Sunday loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Garnering his first two career interceptions in his young NFL career in a single game has insiders and fans standing up and taking notice.
The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 7-8 on the season and lose to the Cincinnati Bengals, but also the chance that they’d stay alive long enough to enter the playoffs. Read more to find out how each unit was graded based on their performance in the 13-10 loss.
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.
A playoff atmosphere has given the Pittsburgh Steelers a feeling of urgency in practice this week. While several Steelers players are listed as probable for Sunday’s game, it is the defensive backfield that is being watched closely.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) and the Dallas Cowboys (7-6) will face each other at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. Both teams are looking for a playoff berth. Getting through Dallas is the first stop on the Steelers’ three-game stand in which many feel is a must win situation. Friday’s final injury report and fantasy outlook is now available.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are near critical mass as eight players miss practice on Wednesday. While Coach Mike Tomlin and the rest of the organization and coaches prepare replacements to fill necessary positions, the Steelers are digging in to make the most of their situation with only three games left in the 2012 NFL regular season and a must-win game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Ike Taylor and LaMarr Woodley may be out for the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) when they host the San Diego Chargers (4-8) at Heinz Field Sunday, but the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to the field and players returning from injury lists puts the Steelers in great position to win the game. Everyone is feeling that the timing is just right.
Wednesday’s practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers was a testing ground for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. While head coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t said that Roethlisberger will make the start against the San Diego Chargers, the team is preparing with the understanding that it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is and they must improve. Read the full practice report and find out who will be stepping into rolls left vacant by injured Steelers.
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen calls in to Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan. Cortez looks ahead to his role now that Ike Taylor is out for at least the next two weeks.
The Pittsburgh Steelers saved their best for last in an emotional win in the final seconds of the game at M&T Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens. Kicker Shaun Suisham beat the 20-20 tie at the end of the fourth quarter to put the Steelers up 23-20 with no time left in the game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers move to 5-3 on the season, breaking a four game winning streak by the NFC East-leading New York Giants in a game that gave tribute to storm survivors, first responders and the military.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) will be without five key players against the Cincinnati Bengals (3-3) in their first divisional game Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals are dealing with a rash of injuries of their own.
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen checks in with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan following Thursday’s practice.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers’ beat writer Ed Bouchette joined Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook from Steelers Training Camp in Latrobe.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to take on the Denver Broncos in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Sunday. Head coach Mike Tomlin revealed some mixed news about the team’s injuries during his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.