During one of the busiest times in the NFL, when teams face tough roster decisions, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been doing their own shuffling to create an effective roster in time for their home opener against the Tennessee Titans on September 8, 2013.
The Steelers have added a new punter and cornerback to the team this season.
Snow and freezing rain was the outdoor theme for Wednesday’s practice for the Pittsburgh, while inside Heath Miller, Ike Taylor and Baron Batch were announced to have been placed on the injured reserve list. Miller and Batch are expected to have surgery. Additional moves to the roster come ahead of the last game of the 2012 NFL regular season.
In a game that was winnable, the Pittsburgh Steelers fall to .500 on the season after an abysmal showing against the Dallas Cowboys. Nearly every unit on the Steelers team receives a poor grade that only adds to the misery of a bitter defeat and their fourth loss in five games.
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.
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.
In what could be considered the ugliest game the Pittsburgh Steelers have played during the 2012 NFL Season, turnovers killed any chance they had to come back against the Cleveland Browns in an AFC North game that could have helped their cause in the playoff race. Read how the different units of the Steelers fared and their game grade.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were unable to convert their quick start against the Baltimore Ravens in their Sunday Night Football matchup by losing, 10-13. The Ravens go two games ahead in the AFC North. Grading your favorite team is never easy, but in a disappointing and close loss, it’s even harder.
In their Monday Night Football matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked distracted and unfocused. Saving the game was Lawrence Timmons as he grabbed a Matt Cassel toss during the overtime period to set up the game winning field goal. Leaving the field of play 16-13 counts as a win, but if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is seriously injured, the Steelers may be on the road to further misery.
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.
Thanks to solid play in nearly every aspect of their Heinz Field pairing, The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to beat the Washington Redskins, 27-12. Celebrating 80 years of professional football, the Steelers set a new mark – 400 wins – the most in the NFL since the 1970s merger between the American Football League and the National Football League. The Steelers get high marks for their performance.