January 2016 - Pittsburgh Steelers Wiretap

Antonio Brown Ruled Out For Game Against Broncos

Jan 15, 2016 11:41 AM

Antonio Brown has been ruled out of the Pittsburgh Steelers' game against the Denver Broncos with a concussion.

Sources said Brown told people in the building he was optimistic he could return, but that was hardly a guarantee considering the sensitive nature of concussions. 

Brown has consulted an NFL-approved, offsite neurologist daily.

 

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reported earlier in the week that things were "not looking good" for Brown, who took a vicious hit from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the final minute of the Steelers' 18-16 wild-card win.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

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2015 Divisional Round Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 15, 2016 12:17 AM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all eight 2015 NFL playoff teams in the Divisional Round in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team as the second round begins.

Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers

Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, IQ

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Mike Tomlin Denies Rumor Of Steelers Giving Game Ball To Joey Porter

Jan 12, 2016 1:03 PM

Mike Tomlin rejected a rumor that Joey Porter received a game ball after the Pittsburgh Steelers' win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Porter was exchanging words with Bengals players when Adam “Pacman” Jones was flagged for a personal foul that set up the winning field goal.

Paul Guenther, defensive coordinator of the Bengals, called Porter “an embarrassment to the coaching profession,” while longtime Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth said he respects Tomlin and the Steelers but doesn’t have any respect for Porter.

“No class,” Whitworth said.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

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Ben Roethlisberger Has Sprained AC Joint, Torn Ligaments In Shoulder

Jan 12, 2016 12:11 PM

Ben Roethlisberger said that he sprained his AC joint and tore some ligaments in his shoulder in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals after he was sacked by Vontaze Burfict.

“It didn’t hurt when I reached back to throw,” Roethlisberger said of his late-game drive. “But it was pushing forward to throw and then the end of the throw. So I definitely felt like I was shortening up my motion up a little bit, which is why we threw some screens, and couldn’t really get the ball down the field… I think it just more affected how I could throw it.”

Roethlisberger is still trying to work his way back from the injury.

“It’s definitely sore,” Roethlisberger said. “I think it’s a little bit better than it was, but we’re still going to just take it day-by-day.”

Roethlisberger is expected to play against the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round.

93.7 The Fan

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Antonio Brown 'Not Looking Good' To Play Against Broncos

Jan 12, 2016 10:58 AM

While Ben Roethlisberger is likely to play in the Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff game on Sunday at the Denver Broncos, Antonio Brown's situation is "not looking good."

The Steelers believe Roethlisberger suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.

Brown is in the concussion protocol after taking a hit from Vontaze Burfict during the Steelers' game-winning drive.

Bob Holtzman/ESPN

Tags: Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Injury

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Wild Card Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 8, 2016 5:51 PM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all 12 2015 NFL playoff teams in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team as the playoffs begin.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers at Washington

Bye Teams


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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, IQ

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DeAngelo Williams Ruled Out Of Game Against Bengals

Jan 8, 2016 12:34 PM

DeAngelo Williams has been ruled out of the Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Williams filled in nearly seamlessly for Le'Veon Bell this season. The veteran back finished with 907 yards on 200 totes and 11 rushing touchdowns.

Fitzgerald Toussaint is expected to get the start with Jordan Todman seeing snaps as a backup.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Full NFL Playoff Schedule With Times, TV Listings

Jan 4, 2016 12:47 AM

The NFL has announced its television schedule for the 2015 playoffs.

Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 9th
4:35 PM EST: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (ESPN)
8:15 PM EST: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

Sunday, January 10th
1:05 PM EST: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings (NBC)
4:40 PM EST: Green Bay Packers at Washington (FOX)

Divisional Weekend

Saturday, January 16th
4:35 PM EST: 3/4/5 at New England Patriots (CBS)
8:15 PM EST: 3/4/5 at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)

Sunday, January 17th
1:05 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
4:40 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Denver Broncos (CBS)

Championship Weekend

Sunday, January 24th
3:05 PM EST: AFC Championship (CBS)
6:40 PM EST: NFC Championship (FOX)

Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7th
6:30 PM EST: AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion (CBS)

Andrew Siciliano/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

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