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The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati and below is a preview breakdown of the game from an offensive, defensive and special teams perspective.
Steelers On Offense:
Running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman are out for this game so the Jonathan Dwyer is set to make his first career start and yards will not be easy to come by against the Bengals, especially with center Maurkice Pouncey not 100%. Pouncey might not even play in the game. On 61 runs up the middle this season the Bengals defense has allowed 4.70 yards per Read more [...]
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Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) didn't practice Friday and will not play in Week 7, asccording to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.Fantasy Spin:Jonathan Dwyer should get the start and is a decent play against the Bengals on Sunday night, but the Steelers figure to throw more often than normal. Baron Batch will be his backup.
The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have their top option (Rashard Mendenhall) for their crucial matchup with the Bengals on Sunday night football this weekend. Their reliable pass catching backup (Issac Redman) has also been ruled out of action, leaving a trio of relatively unknown running backs set to handle the load against the divisional foe. But who will have the greatest fantasy...
Pittsburgh halfback Jonathan Dwyer busted loose for 122 yards rushing Sunday in a win over Cincinnati.Fantasy Spin:The 122 yards was a career-high for Dwyer and the most by a Steelers running back this season. His impact is contingent on the health of Isaac Redman and Rashard Mendenhall but while both of them are out, Dwyer remains a strong flex play and might even be a serviceable...
Jonathan Dwyer and the Steelers offensive line have seemingly had enough of the doubters, nay sayers, and non believers. They took it upon themselves to take over late in the game and help Pittsburgh gain ground in a key AFC North win over the Bengals on Sunday night, 24-17.It hasn’t been very often this season that we’ve able to say that the Steelers were an efficient team on...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without at least five
players for Sunday night’s contest against the Cincinnati Bengals, including
running backs Isaac Redman and Rashard Mendenhall and safety Troy Polamalu, reports
John Clayton of ESPN.
Running backs Rashard
Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac
Redman (ankle), who were
both previously listed as questionable, haven...
For many years, the Steelers were known as one of the most smash-mouth football teams in the league. Since that time, the Steelers have adapted to the "new" NFL by passing the ball more and running less. Still, it's difficult to be successful in the NFL without some sort of running game, and the Steelers' ground attack is hurting in a big way.
According to John...
With the Friday injury report now out for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Saturday roster move that was expected behind us, we can now look at the projected inactive list for the Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
5 of the 7 names on the list this week will be there because those players have been ruled out for the game due to injuries. Those players are: Marcus...
In case you missed it this morning, the Today Show had a segment on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Chris Rainey that focused in on his path to the NFL. Many fans are well aware of the story already, but if you are not, this piece will catch you up real quick.
Rainey talks about his rough childhood and eventually being taken in by the parents of Maurkice Pouncey. Both...
The Pittsburgh Steelers finally cured their road woes on Sunday night thanks to contributions from unlikely places, including third-string running back Jonathan Dwyer, a patchwork offensive line and beleaguered cornerback Ike Taylor.
Dwyer, starting in place of Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman, ran for 122 yards. The line, missing starting center Maurkice Pouncey and right tackle...
The Steelers are 3-3, tied in the wildcard race with three other teams, and it has to feel great. After losing games they shouldn't lose, the Steelers have taken a decisive first step in the right direction by topping the Bengals 24-17 after trailing early.
Ben Roethlisberger was his usual self, throwing for nearly 300 yards, but the big story was third-string-running-back...