Found November 14, 2012 on
Bay Sports Nut:
Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs v Steelers: The Chiefs didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to fold.
The Kansas City Chiefs led for the first time this year. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their quarterback. Yet the results mimicked what we’ve been seeing all year. The Steelers have now won four straight games, while the Kansas Chiefs have now lost six straight. But for the first 16 minutes it looked like we may be in for a shocker of a Monday Night Football game.
The Chiefs came out playing like the team that many expected to see this year. Tony Moeaki caught a 38-yard pass, setting up Jamaal Charles’ 12-yard touchdown run. The Chiefs held the Steeler’s scoreless in the first quarter, including forcing a fumble.
After the Chiefs took a 10-0 lead at the start of the 2nd quarter, the Steelers would wake up. They would score on back-to-back drives, first they would set up a Shaun Suisham 35-yard field goal. Then, the Steelers would have their most successful drive, going 50-yards down field, which would culminate in a 7-yard touchdown reception from Mike Wallace.
It looked like the sleeping giant was awake, until Ben Roethlisberger went down after being sacked by Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. While the Steelers escaped with a win, after the game there was more concern over Roethlisberger’s injury than relief. Next week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens is the biggest game remaining on the schedule for the Steelers, as it is their home game in the series. If either of these teams sweep the series, they are all but guaranteed but winning the AFC North. Of course, if the Steelers lose their home game against the Ravens next week, they will be two games behind the division leader, with a game at Baltimore still looming.
Byron Leftwich did a serviceable job when he came in for Ben Roethlisberger, throwing 7/14 for 52 yards, including leading a drive that would result in a field goal, giving the Steelers a 13-10 lead. Leftwich wasn’t able to lead the team to a first down in order to run out the clock though, which allowed the Chiefs to drive down the field, with Ryan Succop kicking a 46-yard field goal as time expired, sending the game into overtime.
The Pittsburgh Steelers defense would come up big, with Lawrence Timmons intercepting a pass on the second play of overtime, which would result in a quick field goal and win by the Steelers. The win, along with Miami and San Diego losing, puts the Steelers in firm control of their destiny, being two games ahead of both those teams. Mostly, the question is, do the Steelers get Roethlisberger back in time for the Ravens game? If they do, they can compete for the division title, and maybe even a bye in the weak AFC.
The Chiefs continue to keep pace with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The only question remaining for this team is how many players and coaches will survive this season (we assume the number will be smaller than how many people will be let go or escape.) This once proud franchise is still fighting, they’re just not that good this year.
The post Chiefs v Steelers: Chiefs led, Roethlisberger down, Steelers win appeared first on Bay Area Sports Nut.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The graphic department for ESPN certainly made an error tonight as the below graphic was used that showed ROETHLISBERGER with the words "DRINKANDDRUNK" underneath it. Obviously it was meant to say Dink And Dunk for the offense run by Ben Roethlisberger, instead of Drink And Drunk. The network quickly had it changed.
ESPN will likely issue an apology of sorts at some...
KNOCKIN' THEM BACK
Well, this is one of the more unfortunate snafus we've ever featured. Instead of a segment about Ben Roethlisberger's short passing game "Dink and Dunk", ESPN labelled it in their rundown as "Roethlisberger Drink and Drunk." Unlucky mistake or not-so-subtle dig at Roethlisberger's checkered past? Whatever the case, Chris Berman had to come on...
Ben Roethlisberger left the game on Monday Night against the Chiefs with what looked like a rib injury, he did not return.
In Tuesday’s Press Conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that Roethlisberger sustained a sprained Sternoclavicular, and that he was questionable moving forward.
A day after, the Steelers ruled Big Ben out, and announced QB Byron Leftwich would...
The Steelers confirmed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for Sunday's game, but according to reports, his return could be weeks away. In addition to a shoulder injury, Roethlisberger has a rare rib dislocation in which pressure against his aorta could cause severe to serious complications. Roethlisberger said there is no timetable for his return because of the nature of...
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could miss extended time with a “serious” shoulder injury. (AP)
Per a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could miss extended time with a shoulder injury that is “serious” and “complicated.” The Steelers are keeping decidedly hush-hush regarding the status of their 2-time Super Bowl...
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that two sources have informed him that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered a separated shoulder during Monday night’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
“There’s a lot to be figured out and we probably won’t know anything definitive until the morning, but that’s what the [Steelers] team doctor said,” according to Cole’s source...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media following the overtime win Monday night over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tomlin updated the injuries after his opening and he said that safety Ryan Clark is being evaluated for a concussion. The coach said that he doesn't have definitive information on that at this time as it happened so late in the game.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out of this weekend's game with a serious rib injury coupled with a hurt shoulder, although one member of the Baltimore Ravens hinted Big Ben had the regeneration powers seen on another Sunday staple: the zombie series "The Walking Dead."
"Until the ball is snapped, I'm preparing like he's playing...
Ben Roethlisberger’s newest injury has the media and fans speculating about the 6 & 3 Steelers’ prospects of maintaining the momentum of their four-game winning streak. Reportedly nursing a sternoclavicular (SC) joint separation, and, according to today’s TV updates, a rib injury, much mystery remains regarding the severity of Big Ben’s condition.
The SC Joint
According to ESPN’s Rick Reilly, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was seen leaving Heinz Field tonight with his arm in a sling.
Asked Roethlisberger as he was leaving how bad his shoulder was. He just shook his head. Was wearing sling on right shoulder. Left w/ wife.
— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) November 13, 2012
Big Ben has reportedly left the stadium to get his injured...
Last week: 14 (+7)
This team really lucked out. They were looking shaky (even off a 35 point home win) and had 2 games against the Steelers in their next 3 weeks and looked poised to cede their division lead, but Ben Roethlisberger’s injury changes that. They’re still allowing 40 more yards per game than they gain and have only won 2 games by more than 10 points despite...
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 Monday night and below are my second half notes from the game. Here are my first half notes if you missed them.
The Steelers get the second half kickoff and Ben Roethlisberger gets away with a forced first down pass to the left sideline to Mike Wallace, who is bracketed by cornerback Javier Arenas underneath and safety...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won three straight games and have reached the midpoint of the season at 5-3.
Ben Roethlisberger is having one of his finest seasons and is the team MVP of the first half. He is currently the best third down quarterback in the league. I give Big Ben an A+ for the way he’s taken to Todd Haley’s offense.
Offensive Player of the Midseason...