Party like it's 1979! The Steelers are 4-0 for the first time since the year they won their fourth Super Bowl after Sunday's 38-29 win over the Eagles at Heinz Field. Yeah, the Steelers almost blew a 17-point lead. We can't sweep that under the rug. Carson Wentz, who's taken more of a beating from … Continue reading Steelers Scribe Week 5 Hot Read
Here are five marbles that have been rattling around in my head since the Steelers improved to 3-0 with their 28-21 win over the Texans Sunday at Heinz Field. Mike Tomlin must have said something to the defense at halftime After allowing 21 points and 215 passing yards in the first half, the Steelers shut … Continue reading 5 thoughts from Steelers’ 28-21 win over Texans
More than one Steelers scribe (the ones who actually, um, get paid to be Steelers scribes) wrote this past week that the Steelers lacked a killer instinct on defense. Both the defense and the offense showed a killer instinct in Sunday's 28-21 win over the Texans at Heinz Field. After getting sliced and diced by … Continue reading Steelers 28, Texans 21: Steelers Scribe Week 3 Hot Read
Last season, without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers took any kind of win they could get and salvaged a .500 record. This season, with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers have their sights set a lot higher than .500. So is it too much to ask for Steelers wins to be worthy of a dating-site profile picture rather … Continue reading Steelers 26, Broncos 21: Give the Steelers’ defense its due for this win
The Steelers improved to 2-0 with Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos in Pittsburgh, but let's pump the brakes on any comparisons of this Steelers defense to any of the 1970s editions of this defense. Jeff Driskel damn near led the Broncos all the way back from a 14-point halftime deficit and a 12-point fourth-quarter … Continue reading Steelers Scribe Week 2 Hot Read
There was plenty of PPE on the Steelers' sideline Monday night at MetLife Stadium. Masks. Face shields. The protective sleeve on Ben Roethlisberger's right elbow. That last piece of medical apparatus is designed not only to protect Roethlisberger's physical health, but also the mental health of Steelers fans in 2020. Playing for the first time … Continue reading Steelers 26, Giants 16: Steelers have the supplies for a decent 2020 season
With all that's gone on in the world this year, most people would gladly trade 2020 to have 2019 back. If you take away coronavirus, social injustice and natural disasters, however, there's still a chance for Steelers fans to remember 2020 more fondly than 2019. For the Steelers, 2019 meant life without Ben Roethlisberger. The … Continue reading Who did Steelers miss more last year, Ben Roethlisberger or Antonio Brown?