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Cam Heyward avoids fine for apparent pro wrestling move on Justin Herbert

Sunday night’s game between the Steelers and Chargers included a bizarre moment at the end of a 36-yard, fourth-quarter run by L.A. quarterback Justin Herbert. Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward seemed to flip Herbert over and punch him in the stomach. Heyward was flagged for his conduct. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, [more]

Kyzir White not fined for hit on Najee Harris in Sunday Night Football

Chargers linebacker Kyzir White was not fined for a brutal hit he delivered to the head of Steelers running back Najee Harris on Sunday night. White’s hit was legal, which has led to a call for a rules change. The hit did not fall under any of the 11 categories of “defenseless player,” and non-defenseless [more]

Broncos activate Bradley Chubb from injured reserve

The Broncos officially activated outside linebacker Bradley Chubb from injured reserve Saturday, the team announced. Chubb is eligible to play against the Chargers. He has not played since having ankle surgery after Week Two but returned to practice this week. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said the team will montior Chubb’s snap count if the edge [more]

NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson questionable for Colts

Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bears, Raiders, and Bills and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release [more]

Chargers activate Christian Covington from COVID-19 reserve list, place Mark Webb on IR

The Chargers activated defensive lineman Christian Covington from the COVID-19 reserve list Friday. He went on the list Nov. 17. Covington has played nine games with two starts and made 28 tackles and a sack. Coach Brandon Staley said, via Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times, that Jerry Tillery and Covington will start Sunday. [more]

Bradley Chubb “truly 50-50” to play on Sunday

Broncos edge rusher Bradley Chubb has been out since having ankle surgery after Week Two, but he returned to practice this week and has a shot to play against the Chargers this weekend. That was the word from Broncos head coach Vic Fangio on Thursday.  Fangio said Chubb’s first practice work went smoothly and suggested [more]

The Week 11 “After Further Review” focuses on a necessary rule change, and more

Our new Wednesday segment, dubbed After Further Review, is a platform for pointing out officiating errors that otherwise go unacknowledged by the NFL. But it’s also an opportunity to do something else the NFL currently fails to do — to have a semi-intelligent conversation about good calls or close calls. It’s also a chance to [more]

Week 12 AFC playoff picture: Here come the Patriots

Eleven weeks of the 2021 NFL season are in the books and the playoff picture is starting to come into focus with Thanksgiving a few days away The Titans remain on top of the conference, but a Week 11 loss to the Texans has dropped them closer to the competition and they could be off [more]

Pat Shurmur cleared to return to Broncos

Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has cleared COVID-19 protocols and has returned to the team facility, coach Vic Fangio announced Monday. Shurmur tested positive for the virus Nov. 12, forcing him to miss the Nov. 14 loss to the Eagles. Quarterbacks coach Mike Shula called the plays, with help from the rest of the offensive [more]

Bradley Chubb returning to practice, Garett Bolles going on COVID-19 reserve list

The Broncos are back from their bye week and head coach Vic Fangio had a few updates on the health front when he spoke to reporters on Monday. Edge rusher Bradley Chubb is going to practice on Monday for the first time since injuring his ankle in Week Two. Chubb remains on injured reserve, but [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: Definitely a different process getting ready to play Sunday night

The Steelers went into the weekend not knowing whether Ben Roethlisberger would be back with the team for Sunday night’s game against the Chargers or if Mason Rudolph would be starting for the second straight week. Roethlisberger missed Week 10 while on the COVID-19 reserve list and needed to have two negative test results in [more]

Mike Tomlin: Justin Herbert’s mobility wasn’t a surprise, we didn’t perform well enough

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert presented a lot of problems for the Steelers on Sunday night. He was 30-of-41 for 382 yards and three touchdowns through the air, including a 53-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams that put his team ahead for good in the fourth quarter, and he also ran for 90 yards against a [more]

Justin Herbert: Cam Heyward isn’t dirty, just a tough player in an emotional game

Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward drew a 15-yard penalty after he appeared to punch Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert in the gut after a tackle on Sunday Night Football. But Herbert didn’t take it personally. Asked after the game if he thought Heyward made a dirty hit, Herbert said no, and then complimented Heyward on his [more]

Sunday Night Football: Chargers outlast Steelers for 41-37 victory

For a few minutes in the fourth quarter, it looked like the Chargers were going to add another game to the long list of crushing defeats. The Steelers had mounted a furious comeback with a blocked punt, interception, and fourth-down stop — building a 37-34 lead with 3:24 left in the fourth quarter. But the [more]

Steelers take 37-34 lead late in fourth quarter

Things have gotten interesting at SoFi Stadium. After a big interception deep in Los Angeles territory, the Steelers have tied the Chargers at 34 with just over four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. L.A. quarterback Justin Herbert dropped back on second-and-10 at his own 25 and had his pass go off of defensive tackle [more]

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