Latest from the Rumor MillRSS Team RSS Feed

Chris Boswell: You can’t blame the field for missed field goals

After a big gain by JuJu Smith-Schuster with seconds to play, Steelers kicker Chris Boswell had a chance to send Sunday’s game against the Raiders to overtime by making a 40-yard field goal. Boswell slipped during his approach, however, and the ball was blocked to seal Oakland’s 24-21 home win. The field at Oakland Alameda [more]

FNIA crew breaks down a wild Week 14

Every Sunday night, the FNIA crew gathers at the big table and breaks down the day that was. And given that Sunday ended up being arguably the best day of the season, there was plenty to break down. From the Pats losing in Miami to Patrick Mahomes‘ brilliance to the Steelers at risk of missing [more]

Mike Tomlin suggests Ben Roethsliberger could have returned sooner than he did

The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. He returned with 5:20 to play. Apparently, he could have returned sooner. Coach Mike Tomlin provided a confusing explanation to reporters after the game regarding the decision to hold Ben until late in the fourth quarter. “He got looked at at [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chiefs were Sunday’s big winners

What a day for the Chiefs. Kansas City won on Sunday, and the leaders of the other three divisions in the AFC all lost. That means everything is setting up beautifully for the Chiefs to earn home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But there’s one big game ahead: Thursday night, when the Chargers are in [more]

Late TD pass, blocked field goal lift Raiders over Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger returned from injury to lead a go-ahead touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, but the storybook ending belonged to the Raiders. Carr hit tight end Derek Carrier for a six-yard touchdown with 25 seconds left in Sunday’s game to give the Raiders a 24-21 win over the Steelers. Carr helped set up the [more]

Ben Roethlisberger returns with Steelers down 17-14

The Raiders grabbed a lead in the fourth quarter and the Steelers have responded by putting Ben Roethlisberger back into the game. Josh Dobbs started the third quarter with Roethlisberger on the sideline with injured ribs and Dobbs remained in for the next 25 minutes of action. Oakland scored their first points of the second [more]

Josh Dobbs in at QB for Steelers to start second half

The Steelers went into halftime with a 14-10 lead after Ben Roethlisberger hit JuJu Smith-Schuster for a touchdown, but Roethlisberger was not on the field as the Steelers tried to extend that lead to open the third quarter. Josh Dobbs was on the field with the offense after halftime with Roethlisberger remaining in the locker [more]

Steelers grab 14-10 lead just before half

It looked like the Raiders were going to head to halftime with at least a tie, but a review of an attempted catch by Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster left them in a different position. Smith-Schuster tried to get his feet down in the back of the end zone after going up to get a [more]

C.J. Anderson inactive for Raiders

Running back C.J. Anderson was excited to join his hometown team when he signed with the Raiders this week, but his debut in silver and black will have to wait at least another week. Anderson is on the inactive list for the Raiders’ home game against the Steelers on Sunday afternoon. Raiders running back Doug [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Titans and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely [more]

Chargers are the top road team among the AFC contenders

They call it home-field advantage for a reason. But an AFC team with a clear home-field disadvantage has become, coincidentally or not, the conference’s premier road team. The 9-3 Chargers have won five of six road games this year, victorious in all venues except the L.A. Coliseum. Which makes the Chargers 4-3 in the L.A. [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: Playing in Oakland an “awesome challenge”

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set to play in Oakland for the fourth time in his career on Sunday and he’ll be looking for a different result than the first three trips. Roethlisberger’s been on the losing side each time he’s faced the Raiders on the road and says it isn’t “an easy place to [more]

Jaylen Samuels plans to “keep doing the same thing” this week

Running back Jaylen Samuels is set to play a different role for the Steelers this weekend. Samuels has appeared in 11 games this season, but he’s only seen 56 snaps on offense as James Conner has been the lead dog in the Pittsburgh backfield. Samuels is set to see a lot more playing time against [more]

Ryan Shazier on the anniversary of his injury: “Today is and was a day of joy”

It was exactly one year ago when Ryan Shazier was taken off the field at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati unable to move his lower extremities after a hit on Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone. Shazier sustained a spinal contusion in the impact and spent two days in the hospital in Cincinnati before returning to [more]

Heinz Field vows to ban fan who choked pregnant Chargers fan

The yet-unidentified Steelers fan who put his hand on the throat of a pregnant Chargers fan may have seen his last NFL game in Pittsburgh. “We strive to make events at Heinz Field safe for our guests,” a Heinz Field spokesman said in a statement. “This type of behavior seen in the photo is unacceptable [more]

Team Pages