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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the San Diego Chargers 34-24 Sunday at Heinz Field to drop their record to 7-6 on the season. Below are the players, or group of players, that I thought had winning and losing performances in the game and it sure was tough to come up with any winners this week.
Lawrence Timmons - Timmons led the defense with 11 tackles, 6 of which were for gains of 2 yards or less. Although he did not have a sack in the game, he did have a pressure or two and was one of the few bright spots on defense.
Ziggy Hood - Hood got off to a rough start as he was driven Read more [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed during his press conference that left guard Willie Colon had surgery on his left knee on Monday. The injury is expected to sideline Colon for the rest of the season.
With Colon now sidelined rookie guard David DeCastro will get the opportunity in practice this week to show that he can play. Tomlin said that the plan...
Earlier this season, Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Ryan Clark suggested that perhaps many of his teammates had become too complacent and had an expectation of winning by just walking on the field. I saw some truth in his concerns then but now his statements could not be more accurate and they start with Mike Tomlin. Apparently the loss in Oakland wasn’t enough to awaken this team...
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...
Last night Gerry Dulac reported that left guard Willie Colon might be done for the season after suffering a left knee injury during the second quarter of the loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers and on Wednesday Jory Rand of KDKA-TV reports via Twitter that Colon is having surgery on Monday.
This all adds up to Colon being...
If it isn't one thing, it's another as the Steelers will likely lose left guard Willie Colon with a knee injury, accordingly to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Just as the Steelers were looking to get healthy on offense with the return of Ben Roethlisberger, problems on the offensive line jeopardizes the chances of keeping their quarterback healthy.
Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer only ran the ball eight times for 32 yards Sunday versus San Diego.Fantasy Spin:Dwyer is Pittsburgh's clear-cut No. 1 running back at the moment (Isaac Redman had two carries and Rashard Mendenhall was a healthy scratch) but the Steelers fell behind 13-0 and 27-3 and had to move away from the run. Dallas will host the Steelers in Week 15.
Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 14 game at Heinz Field against the San Diego Chargers. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
LB LaMarr Woodley
T Mike Adams
CB Ike Taylor
RB Rashard Mendenhall
QB Byron Leftwich
G John Malecki
DE Al Woods
LB Donald Butler
T Jeromey Clary
WR Eddie Royal
The Pittsburgh Steelers made Rashard Mendenhall inactive for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the second straight week the running back has been scratched.
Mendenhall hasn't played since fumbling in a loss to Cleveland on Nov. 25. Jonathan Dwyer will make his second straight start at running back, with Isaac Redman the first one off the bench.
Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Willie Colon is done for the season after reinjuring his left knee during Sunday's 34-24 home loss to the San Diego Chargers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey will move over to left guard and Doug Legursky will take over at center. Rookie David DeCastro is also an option at left guard.
Norv Turner may be out at the end of the season but the San Diego Chargers will have him on the sidelines Sunday when they travel to Pittsburgh. The Steelers pulled off a stunning win last week in Baltimore with third-sting quarterback Charlie Batch but this weekend they will welcome back Ben Roethilisberger.
The Chargers continue to disappoint. Despite a defense in the top half...
Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 13 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers only used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers 24 times against the Ravens with 6 of those times coming on the final drive of the game. They used 2 or more tight ends on 28 plays in total and 3 tight...
LaMarr Woodley is trading football cleats for bowling shoes.
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is among the new owners involved in the PBA's Professional Bowling League that kicks off in the Detroit suburbs next month.
Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul are also part of the new...
Chargers President Dean Spanos presented Norv Turner with a game ball after San Diego stunned the Steelers, its first regular-season victory in Pittsburgh in 15 tries.
That's the same Dean Spanos who is expected to fire Turner, most likely along with general manager A.J. Smith, shortly after this dismal season ends.
The 34-24 victory Sunday isn't expected to change anything...
Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.
The win was San Diego's first in 15 regular-season visits to Pittsburgh and snapped a four-game losing streak. The Chargers (5-8) dominated from the outset, never letting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger get comfortable in his...