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The Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten pretty good at beating the NFL's best.
They've nearly perfected losing to the worst.
And while San Diego is more underachieving than utterly horrific, the Chargers' 34-24 win over the Steelers on Sunday continued a perplexing trend for a team that considers itself among the elite.
Pittsburgh (7-6) has won on the road at Baltimore and the New York Giants this season. It has also fallen to lesser-lights Oakland, Tennessee, Cleveland and now the Chargers (5-8). It makes for one of the weirder resumes of any playoff contender.
''There's nothing we can really say,'' Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey said. ''We know we went out and messed up a lot of games. We know we're going to pay for it here.''
The Steelers certainly paid for it on Sunday.
Pittsburgh hoped the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from a three-week layoff due to a sprained right shoulder would provide the final piece to a p...
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Handicapping Steelers players for fantasy purposes has been tricky business lately. For instance, no one imagined that Charlie Batch would connect with four different receivers five times for nearly 300 yards passing last week. He was a stellar option in daily fantasy sports contests where he was available at an incredibly cheap salary relative to other quarterbacks.
In Week 14...
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger returned to the lineup Sunday against the Chargers and threw for 285 yards and three scores with two turnovers.Fantasy Spin:Roethlisberger was on the sidelines for about a month while recovering from rib and shoulder injuries suffered during a Week 9 win over Kansas City. His presence immediately gives Pittsburgh's receivers fantasy value again.
For most fantasy leagues Week 14 either means it’s playoff time or it’s the last week of the regular reason. Regardless, it’s extremely important...
Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Wallace enjoyed having Ben Roethlisberger back under center Sunday against San Diego. Wallace caught seven passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.Fantasy Spin:Wallace saw 11 targets, his most since Week 7, and had 100 yards receiving for the first time since Week 3. He's a must-start as long as Big Ben is calling the shots.
San Diego Chargers (4-8) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)
Heinz Field will be rocking on Sunday when Ben Roethlisberger makes his return to the Steelers after a 3 game absence due to a rib injury, as the Steelers welcome the Chargers to town. The Chargers are in the midst of a bad year, with really nothing left to play for but pride. The President already stated that both GM and Coach...
At least Ben Roethlisberger is back and producing for a team that's very much alive for a playoff berth in the AFC after yet another loss.
Entering Week 14 of the 2012 NFL season, many fantasy football owners are beginning their playoff week. Whether you start this week or the next, or simply go all 17 weeks with no playoffs and crown the overall champion in the end, it is time to pay attention to each and every injury. That is certainly true today, as we have found out that Stevie Johnson, Michael Turner and Ben Roethlisberger...
The Steelers continue to receive gift after gift from the rest of the NFL. Even the loss today at Heinz Field, 34-24 to the lowly Chargers still leaves them in control of the 6th seed in the playoffs by virtue of the Ravens and Bengals both losing. I’ve said it many times this year, if the Steelers have 9 lives they are burning through at a rapid pace. As Mike Tomlin said in his...
The following is a collection questionable players for week 14 of the 2012 fantasy football season.
This post will be updated throughout the morning.
Ben Roethlisberger – Shoulder
Pierre Garcon – Ankle
Michael Turner – Elbow
Greg Olsen – Back
Miles Austin – Hip
Felix Jones- Knee
Demarco Murray – Foot
AJ Green – Illness
Jermaine Gresham – Hamstring...
The Chargers and Steelers collide in Pittsburgh in a match-up of two teams heading in different directions. It also marks the third career meeting between Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger since they were drafted seven picks apart in the 2004 draft. Join with Bolts Backers to talk about all the action in this game-day thread.
The Pittsburgh Steelers now have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back somewhat healthy and with cornerback Ike Taylor now sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury, the team decided to waive quarterback Brian Hoyer on Saturday and promote cornerback Josh Victorian from the practice squad to take his spot on the 53 man roster.
Hoyer served as the backup quarterback for the last...