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Morgan Burnett not expected to return to action anytime soon

Morgan Burnett not expected to return to action anytime soon

A lingering groin problem for the Steelers’ most expensive offseason free agent appears to have no end in sight. Since signing a $14.35 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 20, very little has been heard from the team’s most expensive free agent signing of the offseason. Hampered by a hamstring injury he suffered during minicamp earlier in the year, Morgan Burnett seemingly spent more time on the sidelines than he did on the practice field at training camp and the regular season has not been much kinder to him either. Despite returning to play in Week 1, Burnett would...
Watch Steelers fans live reactions to Antonio Brown’s game-winning TD in Week 6

Watch Steelers fans live reactions to Antonio Brown’s game-winning TD in Week 6

The live reactions of the game-winning score are awesome! I can’t speak for you, but when I was watching the waning minutes of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals’ Week 6 showdown at Paul Brown Stadium, my reaction went something like this... [Failed 3rd and goal situation...Chris Boswell kicks the field goal to put Pittsburgh up 6.] “Great. I have no faith this defense can keep the Bengals out of the endzone...regardless of how much time is left.” “Here we go...this defense is like Swiss cheese.” [Joe Mixon scores go-ahead TD.] “You have got to be kidding...
James Conner continues to prove his pass-catching skills are not a weakness in his game

James Conner continues to prove his pass-catching skills are not a weakness in his game

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back is defying the narrative written about his coming into his sophomore season. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team, or more specifically an offense, which asks a lot out of their running back. This is by design, considering Le’Veon Bell, the NFL’s most versatile running back, has been the one in the backfield since he was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. However, when Bell elected to sit out regular season games and not sign his franchise tag tender, it opened the door for second year running back James Conner to step in, and step...
Report: NFL to investigate plays where Vontaze Burfict tried to injure members of the Steelers

Report: NFL to investigate plays where Vontaze Burfict tried to injure members of the Steelers

Mr. Burfict might be hearing from the league office for his antics vs. the Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers, and their fans, know all about Vontaze Burfict’s antics. They have seen it on display on more than one occasion. No, it isn’t always the brutal hit to Le’Veon Bell, or Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams, but the plays which often go unnoticed. Stepping on players when getting out of a pile, twisting ankles and showing intent to injure. After a very questionable hit to the head of Antonio Brown during the Week 6 showdown at Paul Brown Stadium, the NFL is reportedly going...
Ben Roethlisberger and Steelers teammates paint ugly picture of Vontaze Burfict

Ben Roethlisberger and Steelers teammates paint ugly picture of Vontaze Burfict

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to pull out a remarkable win in Week 6, and the stories told about Vontaze Burfict after the game might be even more remarkable than the win itself. There is no denying the talent Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict possesses. From a strictly performance standpoint, Burfict is one of the most talented linebackers in the game. But there is something which separates him from the rest of the talent at the position across the NFL. The cheap shots. The suspensions. The trash talk. The malicious activity after the whistle. For all the adjectives to...
If Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson is available via trade, the Steelers should be calling

If Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson is available via trade, the Steelers should be calling

With the Arizona Cardinals reportedly open to trading many of their players, Pittsburgh should be enquiring about the price of their star cornerback If the rumors coming out of Arizona are to be believed, the Cardinals are preparing for a fire sale in the coming weeks. With reports emerging of numerous names on the trading block ahead of the October 30 deadline, the list of talent potentially available appears to be growing with every defeat. Sitting at 1-5 after dropping their Week 6 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona is apparently looking to clean house with the 2018 season...
Despite “quiet” game, Antonio Brown comes up huge when it matters most

Despite “quiet” game, Antonio Brown comes up huge when it matters most

The Bengals held Steelers’ receiver Antonio Brown in check for 3-plus quarters at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, but No. 84 escaped their clutches just in time to save the 2018 season. Steelers’ receiver Antonio Brown had only one reception for nine yards in the first half of a pivotal Week-6 matchup against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. Perhaps more amazing than Brown’s lack of production was the fact that he had pretty much been a forgotten commodity during the first 30 minutes of action; tight end Vance McDonald, receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back James...
Bengals Vontaze Burfict reverts to form against Steelers with a shot to the head of Antonio Brown

Bengals Vontaze Burfict reverts to form against Steelers with a shot to the head of Antonio Brown

It took the Bengals linebacker just over a half of football before he reminded the rest of the league who the dirtiest player in the NFL really is. In a season that has been full of ups and downs for the Pittsburgh Steelers, their victory over Cincinnati Bengals was reassuringly familiar on Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown once again combined for some game winning heroics after Vontaze Burfict had done his best to send the Steelers’ star receiver to the hospital with a blow to the head. Despite the talk coming out of Cincinnati of a team meeting to address the questionable...
Steelers vs. Bengals, Week 6: 3rd quarter in-game update

Steelers vs. Bengals, Week 6: 3rd quarter in-game update

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back, and we keep you up to date with those who aren’t able to watch the game live. 1st Quarter In-Game Update 2nd Quarter In-Game Update Roethlisberger continued to do damage on the Cincinnati defense, this time by way of Xavier Grimble and James Conner, but after a Conner 25 yard run got the offense to the one-yard line, Pittsburgh was stopped on three straight plays and had to settle for a Boswell chip shot field goal. After a series of punts by both teams, the Steelers are clinging to a 17-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Stay tuned to BTSC as the...
Predicting the Steelers’ Week 6 inactive list vs. the Bengals

Predicting the Steelers’ Week 6 inactive list vs. the Bengals

Other than the return of Vince Williams, the inactive list should have a similar look. Week 6 is shaping up to be the most predictable inactive list of 2018. For the first time since opening weekend, players have already been ruled out before game day. Game Status Out: S Morgan Burnett (Groin) WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) Doubtful: LB L.J. Fort Here are the possibilities to end up inactive for Week 6: Definitely: S Morgan Burnett- his last action came in Week 2, so it makes sense to hold Burnett out until after the bye. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey- Coach Tomlin said the was a chance Hey-Bey...
While in Cincinnati, Ryan Shazier finally gets to say ‘thank you’

While in Cincinnati, Ryan Shazier finally gets to say ‘thank you’

The Pittsburgh Steelers ILB was able to return to Cincinnati and say ‘thank you’ to some very special people. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals don’t have much of a friendly relationship. To be honest, when anyone is from Pittsburgh visits Cincinnati, you aren’t likely to hear the words ‘thank you’ uttered from their mouths. Nonetheless, when Ryan Shazier traveled back to the city with the Steelers prior to their Week 6 matchup, he made it a point to visit the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) to say thank you to all the doctors and nurses who helped...
Six Steelers’ Slobberknockers for Week 6: A half-dozen questions for BTSC fans to discuss

Six Steelers’ Slobberknockers for Week 6: A half-dozen questions for BTSC fans to discuss

Time to get ready for the Week 6 game vs. the Bengals! What the heck is a “slobberknocker?” In football terms, it’s a hit that, well, knocks the slobber right out of the other player’s mouth. I’ll be posing six hard-hitting questions to BTSC fans every game-day morning during the 2018 regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers take to the road to play against their rivals the Cincinnati Bengals. The game between the two teams has been marred by heavy hitting that has led to many personal foul penalties being called. Both teams are coming off of much-needed wins. The Bengals win...
NFL Odds and Predictions: Picking the full Week-6 slate of games against the spread

NFL Odds and Predictions: Picking the full Week-6 slate of games against the spread

We make our picks against the spread and versus the totals for every game on the NFL schedule in Week 6. While the Pittsburgh Steelers had arguably their best week of the season so far last Sunday, sadly the same cannot be said for the BTSC staff picks. Jeff Hartman was a pedestrian 7-7 against both the spread and the totals, while I led you astray with a 5-9 record ATS and only a marginally better 8-6 record versus the totals. Hoping to prove our picking skills are not going the same way as Eli Manning’s football career, we aim to do better in Week 6. With more road favorites than...
Crunching the Numbers: AFC North dominance by the Bengals?

Crunching the Numbers: AFC North dominance by the Bengals?

The numbers are surprising when it comes to divisional records during Steelers-Bengals matchups. On Top of the Division On Sunday, the Steelers head into Paul Brown Stadium to face off against the Bengals in an AFC North divisional matchup. Surprising to many, Cincinnati is in first place in the division at this point of the season. Although the Bengals are exceeding expectations so far in 2018, this is not an unfamiliar place when facing the Steelers. In fact, Cincinnati has been the division leader during their matchups with Pittsburgh fairly often over the past several seasons. This...
AFC North Roundup: Steelers can climb back into division race with Week-6 win

AFC North Roundup: Steelers can climb back into division race with Week-6 win

Taking a look around the AFC North heading into Week 6. With Week 5 of the NFL schedule officially in the books, at least for the AFC North, it’s time to take a look back at those teams who call the AFC North home to see how they fared and what the standings look like after this week’s action. The first goal for each team in the NFL is to win its division. Doing so guarantees both a playoff spot and a home playoff game, so even these early-season games are important when it comes to divisional rankings. Let’s take a spin around the AFC North to check on the Baltimore Ravens,...
Steelers were ‘Conner Strong’ in huge victory over Falcons at Heinz Field

Steelers were ‘Conner Strong’ in huge victory over Falcons at Heinz Field

The Steelers’ offensive attack flowed through second-year running back James Conner in Pittsburgh’s 41-17 victory over the Falcons on Sunday. In tallying 185 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns, Conner showed that he’s capable of being a really good running back in the NFL. “Conner Strong” has been a phrase associated with Steelers second-year running back James Conner ever since he was diagnosed with and ultimately defeated cancer as a collegiate football star for the University of Pittsburgh. While Conner’s story of perseverance and courage has been inspirational, he’s...
Do the Steelers really need Le’Veon Bell for the offense to succeed?

Do the Steelers really need Le’Veon Bell for the offense to succeed?

After James Conner’s big performance vs. the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, you have to wonder if the Steelers truly need Le’Veon Bell for the offense to be successful. Some might say the Pittsburgh Steelers have a good problem on their hands. The team has plenty of problems, but one which might be construed as positive is the fact it looks like the Steelers have the potential to have two very capable running backs, sort of. After the break out performance James Conner had against the Atlanta Falcons, you have to ask the question whether the Pittsburgh offense really needs Le’Veon Bell,...
Steelers dominate Falcons 41-17 for first home win of the season

Steelers dominate Falcons 41-17 for first home win of the season

The Pittsburgh Steelers got back in the win column with a very nice win over the Atlanta Falcons at home. The Pittsburgh Steelers had been stalling the past few weeks with a dull 1-2-1 record, and their opponent in Week 5 was following suit. The Atlanta Falcons entered the game at Heinz Field with a 1-3 record, and completely out of sorts. However, this game was a shootout in the making with both offenses looking to light up the scoreboard to get their team back in the win column. After Atlanta won the coin toss, and deferred to the second half, the Steelers’ offense got their first first...
Predicting the Steelers’ Week 5 inactive list vs. the Falcons

Predicting the Steelers’ Week 5 inactive list vs. the Falcons

At least one Allen should make their 2018 debut in Week 5. A change in the 53-man roster makes the inactive list quite telling this week. Will Marcus Allen finally make his debut, or will the newly-added Brian Allen’s special teams experience give him the advantage? Game Status Doubtful: S Morgan Burnett (Groin) WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) LB Vince Williams Here are the possibilities to end up inactive for Week 5: Definitely: Once again nobody has been ruled out, but a “doubtful” designation has been the same thing for the Steelers in 2018. Most Likely: QB Mason Rudolph- Josh...
See if you’ll see the Steelers vs. Falcons Week 5 game

See if you’ll see the Steelers vs. Falcons Week 5 game

Will you get to see Steelers vs. Falcons in the comfort of your own home? If you were like me before I decided to sign up for the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, every week I was wondering whether I’d be able to watch my beloved Steelers in the comfort of my own home, or if I’d have to go elsewhere to watch the game. Before there were websites devoted to this, it meant a lengthy trip on the television guide screen to see which game was scheduled to air, but now it’s just a click away. For those who want to know which game they’ll see, check the map below, courtesy of 506...

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