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Titans take lead as Steelers’ injuries mount

Mike Wallace, Jason McCourty AP

The Titans have been blown out in four of their first five games, but tonight against the Steelers they’re playing good football, taking a 13-10 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Tennessee kicked two first-quarter field goals, then turned a blocked punt, recovered at the 1-yard line, into a one-yard touchdown run from Jamie Harper. Throw in another field goal on the final play of the first half, and the Titans lead 16-10.

The Steelers got a Shaun Suisham 29-yard field goal on their first drive and a Mike Wallace 82-yard touchdown on their second drive, but since then they’ve been held scoreless. A good opportunity late in the second half was wasted when Ben Roethlisberger threw a bad interception.

The worst news for the Steelers’ offense is that two starters on the line have already gone down, with center Maurkice Pouncey and tackle Marcus Gilbert both suffering leg injuries. Pittsburgh has only seven active offensive linemen tonight, so another injury would be devastating to the offense. And the Steelers are going to need an effective offense in the second half.

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30 Responses to “Titans take lead as Steelers’ injuries mount”
  1. steelersownyou says: Oct 11, 2012 10:19 PM

    Ben will lead the troops back. He always does. No team in the nfl deals with as many injuries as we have.never seen anything like this…

  2. bos423 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:27 PM

    Sounds like one of those “excuses”

  3. steelersmichele says: Oct 11, 2012 10:46 PM

    I love my team, but they should be embarrassed. they are not up for the game. after the loss to Oakland, I thought they would play better, but apparently they think just showing up guarantees a “W.”

  4. ravensallday2012 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:50 PM

    Didn’t know the steelers were this bad this year. Guess I was wrong. And how about paying brown so much money. He’s done nothing all year

  5. theroc5156 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:52 PM

    Boy the Steelers are a soft team physically.

  6. galvestontexans says: Oct 11, 2012 11:02 PM

    lol the Titans

  7. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 11, 2012 11:07 PM

    Since when is reality an excuse?

  8. houstontexans99 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:10 PM

    Steelersownyou, actually the Texans are the most cursed team. At least your QB is always on the field. We always lose our biggest playmakers at some point.

  9. aljack88 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:10 PM

    “No team in the nfl deals with as many injuries as we have.never seen anything like this…”
    —————————————————
    Then why did they only dress 7 offense linemen if they’re so experienced dealing with injuries?

  10. spellingcops says: Oct 11, 2012 11:11 PM

    Mike mayock is annoying.

  11. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:14 PM

    Ouch!

    Pouncey, Gilbert, Mendehall, Redman, Allen, Carter, Campbell, Foster…

    …but as long as #7 is in at QB, there’s a chance.

  12. lovely9310 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:16 PM

    Special teams… Thats all the titans have. They just so happen to have the best special teams coach in the nfl.

  13. voiceandreason says: Oct 11, 2012 11:19 PM

    You know what it is…soft and mellow soft and mellow

  14. ravenator says: Oct 11, 2012 11:28 PM

    Steelers are a joke

  15. scottieplongballs says: Oct 11, 2012 11:28 PM

    Thanks for hurting my FF teams this year Brown. Thanks for nothing!

  16. eaglesfan29 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:35 PM

    They love pumping up that rapist Ben

  17. patswillreign says: Oct 11, 2012 11:36 PM

    Dam you Mendenhall…you ruined my fantasy team this week. The one time I start you…you go and pull this crap

  18. buffalose says: Oct 11, 2012 11:51 PM

    Fantasy football comments on this forum are lame

  19. tedmurph says: Oct 11, 2012 11:54 PM

    Really gonna miss the Pats/steelers rivalry. Kinda miss the old days with the Colts too. Oh well, just have to settle on beating up on the ravens(Brady 6-2 lifetime).

  20. RobJules says: Oct 11, 2012 11:56 PM

    Typical Steeler game, shouldn’t have been a problem, continually lets a weaker team back in game. End up losing. They would be given a game by a high school team. I want them to fire Tomlin but hire him back the next day.

  21. christinamer says: Oct 11, 2012 11:58 PM

    Minny must be pretty damn good to make Tennessee a non-factor last week. We know the Titans aren’t that good, but they beat Pittsburgh and racked up 44 on the Kitties. Go Vikes!

  22. skyslimit87 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:59 PM

    Cmon Smith it was 16-10 not 13-10…

  23. jr4real says: Oct 12, 2012 12:00 AM

    Good game Titans. Stuck with a solid game plan.

    Ike stinks.

    – steeler fan

  24. dannythebisforbeast says: Oct 12, 2012 12:01 AM

    Steelers werent that good before the game started. Now they are on bad shape. A lot of injuries to overcome

  25. ac540 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:43 AM

    2-3 and you haven’t even played anyone yet!

  26. titansbro says: Oct 12, 2012 9:06 AM

    Let’s not forget the Titans were playing with their backup QB. Injuries are not an excuse. Next man up son.

  27. jarvis1104 says: Oct 12, 2012 10:05 AM

    A 10-6 record is still very obtainable. 5-1 in the division is also. There’s no doubt this loss sucks. Hell I wasted money going to the game. In the end you can’t trust suisham. Either go for it or punt.

  28. olcap says: Oct 12, 2012 11:31 AM

    This is a lazy team, and undisciplined. That’s why they are losing games in the fourth quarter, and it is why theur injuries are mounting.

    The Steelers coaching staff from the head coach, Tomlin, are obviously not doing the kinds of things that get a team up and ready for competition.

    Tomlin, as I have said in the past, is a moron, with the most telling evidence of this coming when he threw a challenge flag in the Denver game the refs did not see, another play was run, but yet, Tomlin INSISTS that his challenge be allowed, the dumb replacement refs let it fly, and Tomlin ends up with nothing but a lost timeout, when it was obvious that losing a timeout was the only possible outcome.

    Who, please tell me, is the head coach of an NFL team that would do something so stupid?

  29. flipola says: Oct 12, 2012 12:32 PM

    Legursky played well when he came in. The line wasn’t really the problem. It probably wouldn’t have been as close if Tennessee hadn’t dropped so many passes.

  30. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Oct 12, 2012 12:52 PM

    Age and roids will do that.

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