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Several people are upset that Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Everson Griffen wasn't flagged for a horse-collar tackle on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at the end of the game Sunday, but it was indeed the right no-call.
Per NFL rules, it is still legal to horse-collar a quarterback while he is in the pocket.
In March of 2012, the Steelers unsuccessfully proposed a rule change at the owner's meetings that would have made it illegal to take down a quarterback in the pocket by the back of his shoulder pads or inside collar of his jersey.
"I still think there’s hope we’ll get it passed at some point," Rooney said at the time. "I think this one kind of snuck up on them. If we can get the competition committee — at least some members of the competition committee — to take it seriously, then there’s a chance."
Below is an animated gif of the play. As you can see, guard Kelvin Beachum and tackle Mike Adams were beat by a tackle/end stunt a...
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was brutally honest with reporters after Sunday’s loss over in London.
“Right now, you could say we’re the worst team in the league, and that hurts,” said Roethlisberger, via NFL.com. “And as a competitor, you don’t like that.”
Big Ben still has some hope despite their 0-4 record.
“I just have to hope and believe we can turn...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a subluxation of his right forefinger.
Ben has subluxation of R forefinger. Says no big deal and wont affect him when Steelers resume play at Jets in two weeks.
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After Week 4 in the NFL only four teams are without a win, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger has deemed that his own squad is the worst of the bunch. After Pittsburgh lost to the Vikings 34-27 on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London Roethlisberger presented his state of the Steelers, “Right now, you could...
After a loss to the Vikings on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-4 and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger believes his team could be the worst in the NFL (Credit: AP Photo)
Yesterday, in London, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Minnesota Vikings 34-27 to fall to 0-4, their worst start since 1968. One of the biggest problems facing the Steelers is their lack of a rushing attack...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have now hit a new low.
The franchise that was the standard-bearer for excellence in the NFL is off to its worst start since 1968 after the Steelers fell to 0-4 yesterday.
Pittsburgh gets a bye after having traveled to London to lose to the Vikings, and it’s much-needed. Ben Roethlisberger is disgusted by the play he’s seeing, and pulled no punches when...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger allows his team might be the ''worst'' in the NFL.
The Steelers fell to 0-4 on Sunday with a 34-27 loss to Minnesota in London that assured the franchise of its worst start since 1968. Now the team heads into an off week wondering when - and even if - it will snap out of its funk.
There were signs of progress against...
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called his Pittsburgh Steelers the worst team in the league, but is he right? Who do you think is the worst NFL team?
Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger has accumulated 789 passing yards over the last two games.Fantasy Spin:The Steelers defense has really struggled the last two weeks, forcing the offense to play catch-up. After throwing for 383 yards, one TD and one INT Sunday against the Vikings, Roethlisberger is averaging 308 passing yards per game with a 5-5 TD-INT ratio.
Good one, Steelers.
You really had us going for a while, there.
Starting the 2013 season 0-4? C’mon.
That hasn’t happened since 1968.
This is one hell of a practical joke you’re pulling on us.
Losing to the 0-3 Minnesota Vikings 34-27 in London? A team that allowed at least 31 points in all three of its previous games? A team with perennial bedwetter Matt Cassel replacing Christian...
Football is definitely a team sport, but costly errors on the part of Ben Roethlisberger and a non-tackling defense cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a chance at the possibility of their first win in London against the Minnesota Vikings. Big Ben threw an interception to Chad Greenway that led to a Minnesota score. With eight ticks left on the clock and the Steelers threatening to score...
Ben Roethlisberger fumbles on the doorstep late in the game and the Steelers fall to 0-4
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The Jaguars are pathetic.
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The Minnesota Vikings will be without two starters in their secondary Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and that figures to bode well for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wide receivers as a result.
With cornerback Chris Cook and safety Jamarca Sanford both inactive for the game, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that cornerback Marcus Sherels and safety Andrew Sendejo...
Amazing, bizarre, and ordinary. Some strange but all true. NFL fun facts from week four. Pittsburgh Steelers - Currently the Steelers are 0-7 when Ben Roethlisberger throws for 300 plus yards in a game. Last time he has passed for 300 plus and the Steelers earned a victory was in 2011, over New England. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III threw his fir...
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown saw 13 targets from Ben Roethlisberger Sunday against the Vikings and caught 12 of them. However, he only had 88 yards receiving.Fantasy Spin:Fantasy owners in PPR leagues likely feel much different about Brown's day than those who play with standard settings. Nevertheless, Brown has been targeted 26 times over the last two games and is a must...