It just didn’t seem real. The Browns had a 28-0 lead on the Steelers in the first quarter of a playoff game against a backdrop of empty seats at Heinz Field. The empty stadium, and the fact that it was the Browns, were giveaways that it had to be a dream, the kind of crazy … Continue reading Browns 48, Steelers 37: Should Mike Tomlin be fired for wild-card loss? →
Steelers fans live for weeks like this, when we look forward to a Steelers playoff game. It seems like we haven’t experienced this feeling enough in recent years, however. The Steelers’ wild-card matchup against the Browns Sunday night at Heinz Field will be their first playoff game in three years, and it’s been four years … Continue reading 2020 NFL playoffs: Steelers title hopes hinge on their defense →
Maybe the Steelers can win a playoff game after all. Not only did they end their three-game losing streak Sunday with a 28-24 win over the Colts at Heinz Field, they did it with their most impressive victory since their Week 8 win at Baltimore. Since then, the Steelers’ wins have come against the Cowboys, … Continue reading Steelers 28, Colts 24: Steelers free Chase Claypool, spark comeback →
At least the Steelers didn’t suffer the most humiliating loss of Week 15. A day after the 9-4 Rams lost at home to the 0-13 Jets, the Steelers fell 27-17 to the two-win Bengals on Monday night in Cincinnati. Didn’t the Steelers realize that the Bengals eventually are expecting to have Joe Burrow back and … Continue reading Bengals 27, Steelers 17: Ben Roethlisberger looks like he’s getting old fast →
Believe it or not, the Steelers got some good news on Sunday. The Chiefs’ victory over the Dolphins guaranteed the Steelers a playoff berth. Thanks, Chiefs. You guys are just swell. It’s hard to look forward to the playoffs when the Steelers are breaking down like an old, beat-up car. The disintegration continued Sunday night … Continue reading Bills 26, Steelers 15: Steelers free-falling their way to playoffs →
In some ways, the Steelers’ 23-17 loss to the Washington Football Team Monday at Heinz Field feels like a playoff loss. It’s not playoff loss, of course. The Steelers season is far from over. They still have a chance to win the Super Bowl. They no longer have a chance to be the first 19-0 … Continue reading Washington 23, Steelers 17: Steelers drop the ball on a perfect season →
The Steelers improved to 11-0 Wednesday with their 19-14 win over the Ravens at Heinz Field. However, we should be seriously concerned about this team’s ability to win a playoff game. If that playoff game were on a Wednesday afternoon. Sure, the Steelers should have had a much easier time beating a team that barely … Continue reading Steelers 19, Ravens 14: Steelers win game in a 2020 kind of way →
Trap this. That was the message the Steelers sent Sunday with their 27-3 win at Jacksonville. With the Steelers’ Thanksgiving-night showdown against the Ravens looming in four days, this visit to the one-win Jaguars sure had all the fixins’ of a trap game. But instead of their annual (and sometimes semiannual) slip-up against a lowly … Continue reading Steelers 27, Jaguars 3: Steelers don’t fall for trap →
We needed that one, didn’t we? After three straight Sundays of sitting on the edge of our seats until the final minute, Steelers fans could sit back and breathe easy in the waning moments of Sunday’s 36-10 win over the Bengals at Heinz Field. The Steelers (9-0) came into this game coming off three wins … Continue reading Steelers 36, Bengals 10: Steelers let their fans catch their breath →
The Steelers became the first 8-0 team in franchise history with Sunday’s 24-19 win at Dallas. By winning their first eight games, the 2020 Steelers have done something that none of the Steelers’ six Super Bowl-winning teams have done. It’s too early to tell if the Steelers will earn a place next to those championship … Continue reading Steelers 24, Cowboys 19: Steelers stay perfect with imperfect performance →
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