Found November 18, 2013 on NFL Draft Diamonds:
David DeCastro had the toughest test of his young career this past week when he faced Ndamukong Suh.  DeCastro was looking forward to facing the angry but talented defender. On Sunday, DeCastro basically shut down the monstrous pass rusher in the Steelers’ 37-27 victory at Heinz Field. DeCastro seldom allowed Suh near quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. […]

Big Ben jokes after win: ‘I made myself more tradeable’

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns Sunday to lead Pittsburgh to a 37-27 win against the Detroit Lions. “Maybe I made myself more tradeable,” he said jokingly to Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. After a week of swirling trade rumors and speculation that Roethlisberger was unhappy with the Steelers, the 10-year pro said he felt...

Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas And LB Stevenson Sylvester Both Doubtful For Browns Game

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the health of the team Tuesday during his weekly press conference as the team now prepares to play the Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday. Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) were characterized by Tomlin as being doubtful this week. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), linebacker LaMarr Woodley...

Give Ben the Keys to the Offense

Was that really the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers offense that put up 37 points on Sunday? Was that really the Steelers, that drove 97 yards in the 4th quarter to slam the door shut on the Detroit Lions? Has Todd Haley redeemed himself in the eyes of Steeler nation, and more importantly, the Rooney family and Mike Tomlin? Let’s not get too carried away. Following Sunday’s win over...

Steelers As Underdogs vs. Browns?

This season will no doubt go down in Steelers as one of the oddest. The Steelers opened the year 0-4 and lost to some pretty terrible teams (Minnesota, Oakland, Tennessee) and beat some pretty good ones (Detroit, Baltimore). They are setting records in both positive and negative ways. Ben Roethlisberger is on pace to crush his single season passing record, and Antonio Brown is on...

Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Leaves Lions Game With Right Foot Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has left the game against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter with a right foot injury. His return right now is questionable. With Sanders sidelined, Markus Wheaton is now the third receiver and has already registered two catches in the game, his fourth and fifth of the season. The Steelers only dressed four wide receivers for...

Steelers Mike Tomlin Post Game Press Conference Transcript – Lions – Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his post game press conference following the 37-27 win Sunday over the Detroit Lions and below is a transcript of what he had to say during the session courtesy of Mike Tomlin: Boy, that’s a satisfying victory. A good, tough week for us, not only in terms of the game but from a preparation standpoint. We had some guys...

Punt Returns The Latest Hat For Jonathan Dwyer To Wear

By Matthew Marczi Running back Jonathan Dwyer starting playing on the punt return team two weeks ago against the New England Patriots. You may not have noticed because the Patriots were only forced to punt twice in the entire game. Brian Moorman didn’t get so lucky. Even the winds conspired against him, punt after awful punt. The fact that special teams coach Danny Smith put Dwyer...

Emmanuel Sanders Suffers Foot Injury

Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a foot injury in Pittsburgh's Week 11 game against the Lions. His return is questionable.Fantasy Spin:Sanders has had a couple of good games this season, but he's only cracked double-digits twice. He's a low-end, bye-week replacement type fantasy receiver.

Steelers Versus Lions: Game Time, Line, Trends, Weather, TV & Radio Schedule – Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) vs. Detroit Lions (6-3) Kickoff: 1:00 p.m., ET Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: FOX (locally WPGH-TV, channel 53) Announcers: Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Brian Billick (analyst), Laura Okmin (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network - WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove...

2013 NFL Week 11 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With their win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers made another tiny jump forward in their ANY/A differential stat. They still , however, rank 17th overall in the league (up two spots from last week) as you can see below in the year to date numbers after 11 weeks worth of games. Sunday, the Steelers will play the Cleveland Browns, who are currently ranked just...

Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Detroit Lions – First Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The matchup today between the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers is truly a pivotal game for the home team. Standing at 3-6 and given where the rest of the division is, a win or a loss could have the team—or at least the fan base—either chasing playoff hopes or diving into the 2014 draft class to see who the Steelers would be fools not to take so they...

Steelers Very Much Alive in AFC North Race

With a win Sunday, the Steelers find themselves very much alive in the AFC North race. It's not a cake walk by any means, but with a 4-6 record, the Steelers are only a few games back from the division leader Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are clearly the front runners with a 7-4 record but look at the rest of the AFC North right now: Bengals - 7-4 Ravens ...

Big Ben With Big Comeback Over The Lions, Steelers Win 37-27

PITTSBURGH, Pa– Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers were down 27-20 to the Detroit Lions and their amazing offense. The 2nd half came though and the Steelers defense locked down and Roethlisberger led the team to 17 unanswered points to win the game and move the team to 4-6. Remember those trade rumors surrounding Big Ben? […]

The Terrible Podcast – Recapping The Steelers Win Over The Lions Episode

Season 4, Episode 46 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers win Sunday over the Detroit Lions. It felt like we watched three different games so we have a look at each of them. We let you know who we think played well and who didn't as we cover both sides of the football. We have a quick look at the injury...

No-Huddle A Tactic, Not A Sea Change

Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 350 yards for the fourth time this season on Sunday, and the Steelers won for the first time in those four games.
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