The Pittsburgh Steelers elected to keep six wide receivers on their 53-man roster heading into their first NFL game of the regular season Sunday against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field, and with the injury to veteran free-agent Lance Moore, the move makes perfects sense.
Just like in the regular season Percy Harvin’s return to the field in the postseason was short lived as Harvin will not be playing against San Francisco this weekend.
The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.
The New Orleans Saints have lost a few players to injured reserve over the course of the season, but right now, they’re looking extremely healthy for those still on the active roster. With all 53 players at practice and some new methods implemented by coach Sean Payton, the Saints are as ready as they’ll ever be.
Andrew Luck showed last week that he takes advantage of just about every single offensive weapon that he has at his disposal, and gets the most out of his players. If one of those key components is missing, the whole machine could come to a screeching halt.
The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.
The Cincinnati Bengals had an unexpectedly successful season with an AFC North crown and a trip to the playoffs. Now, they’re facing off with a San Diego Chargers team they beat just a few weeks ago, but they may be facing them without a number of players.
The Indianapolis Colts are heading into the playoffs with a rather lengthy injury report, and there are indeed a number of big names listed on it. The good news is that most of the names are listed simply as precautionary measures and not for serious reasons.
The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.
The Philadelphia Eagles will need their defensive secondary to be on their toes this weekend with Drew Brees leading the New Orleans Saints in to town with a monster of a passing offense. Fortunately for the Eagles, the defensive backfield is getting healthier in time for the playoffs.
With a shot at the playoffs still in the realm of possibilities, the Pittsburgh Steelers have simply got to win in the regular season finale and then hope for a little bit of help. Luckily, they’ll be rather healthy when facing off with the Cleveland Browns.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are extremely healthy, and it is happening at the perfect time for them. Even though they’re barely clinging on to possible life in the playoffs, they are mathematically still alive and need everyone available for the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.
While Mel Blount and Franco Harris visit Heinz Field as NFL Legends, the Pittsburgh Steelers will rely on improved play and tenacity to hand the Cincinnati Bengals a loss in the AFC North.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7) are still fighting for playoff hopes as they host the Miami Dolphins (6-6) at Heinz Field on Sunday. With Roethlisberger and Tannehill squaring off as the field generals, only a few points may separate the two teams in the end.
The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Cleveland to face the Browns in an AFC North rivalry with both teams searching for their fifth win of the season and a higher rank in the division.