Daily Archives: November 8, 2011
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a crushing loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night.
Baltimore marched 92 yards down the field to score the game-winning touchdown with just seconds remaining to sweep the season series.
A week ago, the Steelers were coming off a huge win over the New England Patriots. They were on the fast track to potentially securing home field throughout the playoffs.
Now, the Steelers find themselves in third place behind Baltimore and Cincinnati.
Playoff hopes will be on the line when the Steelers go on the road to face the Bengals Sunday afternoon.
Hines Ward left the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Ray Lewis.
Tomlin said that Ward is expected to play against the Bengals. He has not experienced any lingering issues from the concussion symptoms which kept him from returning against the Ravens.
Other injury notes:
Emmanuel Sanders had his knee scoped and will be out for a couple of weeks.
LaMarr Woodley is day-to-day dealing with a hamstring injury.
James Harrison is also expected to play.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hines Ward started the foundation PositiveAthlete.org to help get area youth into playing sports and using it as an outlet to give kids a positive upbringing, and helping them turn into great young-men. He joined the Fan Morning Show to talk about it, and everything Steelers.
Looking back at the Baltimore game where Hines left and did not return because of concussion-like symptoms, Hines said he, “got a little dinged up, but, [he] will be ready for Cincinnati.” Hines wanted to finish the game, saying, “I thought I could play, but, for whatever reason, they didn’t want to risk anything.”
As for the young receivers around him, Hines says that he is having fun playing and when it is time for him to move on from the Steelers, he will leave it in good hands. Hines takes great pride in the fact that Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, and Emmanuel Sanders are all turning into great blocking wide-receivers, which is something that he has preached to them.
Looking forward to the Bengals, Hines sees a team that is much-improved, and it will be a fight for the Steelers to come out of Cincy with a win.
For the entire interview, click below: