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A lot of things went wrong for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012, but some of those things could have been avoided and a better season was there for the taking. Losses in games that should never have been losses damned their season from the beginning.
Pittsburgh was able to avoid a season sweep by Cleveland and finish the season on a mediocre-high note, but there are some changes coming.
Can a healthier Steeler team, with Big Ben under center, stop the losing streak bleeding and avenge an earlier loss to the Browns?
Cleveland looks to do something that they haven’t done for close to 25 years, and that’s get a season sweep over the Steelers.
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.
With no increase expected in the 2013 NFL salary cap, the Pittsburgh Steelers will likely see many of their most recognized and fan favored players on different teams or retired following the final regular season game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, December 30. Fans who are already depressed about the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals may be looking at even more tough times ahead.
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.
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 Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) will face the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7) in a game Sunday at Heinz Field that could determine the outcome of not only the AFC North divisional championship but also playoff potentials and positioning.
The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the last two weeks of the 2012 regular season 7-7 with healthy players and wins as elusive as ever. Without an escape plan, the Steelers will need to focus on their goal if they hope to land anywhere near the playoffs. For a free-falling Pittsburgh team, the answer isn’t to bail out but to engage.
Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis has become an explosive part of the defense, but his off-field actions have set just as many examples of what a humble, intelligent and honest man can do regardless of where he grew up.
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.
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.
With both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys sitting at 7-6 on the season, this 2012 matchup will play out like a playoff game. The Cowboys look to dominate the game, but the Steelers are favored for this match-up. Read the Steelers’ opponent profile to see who may step up and how the Cowboys are preparing for the game.