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One of the best ways for the New York Giants to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend would be to put some pressure on Ben Roethlisberger — something very few teams have had success doing this season. Roethlisberger has been sacked only 13 times through the first seven games, which is one of the reasons he has completely nearly 67% of his passes and has an impressive QB rating of 101.4.
According to Justin Tuck, the reason Pittsburgh’s offensive line has protected Roethlisberger so well is that the unit gets away with holding.
“I hope we get some holding calls because they have gotten away with murder,” Tuck told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “They’ve done a very good job protecting Ben — they don’t hold on every play. But we’ve seen a whole lot of it.”
The Steelers have only been called for holding five times this season, which means some of their seven starting lineman have yet to commit a holding penalty. That’s a pretty impressive statistic.
Tuck is obviously trying to work the refs over in an attempt to help the Giants’ front seven break the trend of Roethlisberger keeping his jersey clean. Holding happens on nearly every play in the NFL, so I doubt Pittsburgh is doing anything more than other teams do. Could they be getting away with it more? Tuck is hoping the refs think they have.
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The New York Giants will be relatively healthy this Sunday as they prepare to take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although the Steelers have yet to release their final injury report, the Giants look to be in good shape this weekend, save for a few injuries to the linebacker core.
Without further delay, here is Big Blue's final injury report of the week.
THE WALKING DEAD
Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will have a cameo role this season in the hit AMC show, "The Walking Dead." Ward will play a zombie of course and the 7 minute video below has all of the details. The 36-year old Ward, who is now an NFL analyst for NBC Sports, had over 12,000 receiving yards in his career for Steelers and has never been shy when a camera...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a practice squad roster move on Friday as guard Jacques McClendon was released and safety Damon Cromartie-Smith was signed back after clearing waivers.
Cromartie-Smith had been waived late Tuesday so that nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu could be added back to the 53 man roster from the suspended list.
McClendon had been signed to the practice squad a few...
While I was not a fan of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown backpedaling 20-yards into the end zone on the punt return last week against the Washington Redskins, I think him being fined $10,000 is way too harsh.
To put that in perspective, the Baltimore Ravens were fined $20,000 by the NFL this past week for previously not listing free safety Ed Reed on the injury...
NFL teams, and really I think most sports teams are creatures of habit. You hear all the time about coaches and players preferring to stay in a routine during the week whenever possible. When confronted with a unique situation they’ll downplay the change whenever possible but still, players are human too and have to adjust. The Steelers this week will have to jump out of that comfort...
Sunday's NFL game at the Meadowlands between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants will go on as planned despite concerns about the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to discuss transportation issues that could arise. Christie, according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, says the league would not be ''...
Mike Bires tweets that Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer missed Friday’s practice with a quad injury and adds that “all signs point to” Isaac Redman getting the start against the Giants this weekend.
With RB Jonathan Dwyer sitting out today, al signs point to Isaac Redman starting for the Steelers. #steelers
— Mike Bires (@mikebires) November 2, 2012
New York Giants wideout Hakeem Nicks (foot, knee) says he's "pushing 90, 95 percent" of his top form heading into Sunday's game against the Steelers, according to USA Today.Fantasy Spin:Nicks estimated he was 60-65 percent when he played against the 49ers last month after missing three straight games. He's been relying mainly on his ball skills to make plays...
The final injury report is out. Marcus Gilbert (ankle), Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) and Troy Polamalu (calf) will not be playing Sunday.
Jonathan Dwyer (quad) was limited in practice Thursday and did not practice Friday. He’s listed as doubtful.
Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) is listed as doubtful.
The starting running back will most likely be Isaac Redman (ankle). He practiced...
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Giants have activated tight end Travis Beckum from the PUP list and have waived guard Mitch Petrus.
Beckum tore his ACL during last year’s Super Bowl win over the Patriots and was...
With the Friday injury report now out for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and no Saturday roster moves expected, we can now look at the projected inactive list for the Sunday game against the New York Giants.
3 of the 7 names on the list this week will be inactive this week because those players have been ruled out for the game due to injuries and 2 more on the list were listed as doubtful...
Eli Manning is a terrific quarterback. There's no one who can deny that. But Eli Manning is also kind of a goofy dude, and we mean that in the nicest way possible.
So it was only a matter of time that the Eli photo to end all Eli photos would become an Internet sensation before too long.
The photo below popped up earlier this week, when someone snapped a quick...