Daily Archives: December 9, 2011

James Harrison Knocks Out McCoy [video]

Watch the brutal hit that James Harrison put on Colt McCoy.  Harrison was flagged on the play and will likely receive a fine from the NFL office.  McCoy on the other hand, got a concussion.  The Browns organization is catching heat for allowing McCoy back in the game after already experiencing a concussion.

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Defense keys 14-3 win

STEELERS 14, BROWNS 3Steelers’ record: 10-3One year ago: 10-3Series record (including playoffs): Steelers lead, 63-56STORYLINESince the Browns returned to the NFL for the 1999 season, they have def...

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Super Ben and Hard Hitting D Leads Steelers To 14-3 Win Over Browns

Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns is stopped by the Pittsburgh Steelers defense

Am I the only one that is glad that’s over?

It was nail biting and hair pulling for about 57 minutes Thursday night, but in the end, it’s the usual outcome for these Steelers – Browns affairs, as the Steelers won it with a couple big stands and big plays 14-3.

The play of the night, a hobbled Ben Roethlsiberger hitting Antonio Brown on a 79-yard touchdown with 2:52 to play to put the dagger in the hearts of Browns fans to send Cleveland to 4-9.

The Steelers improve to 10-3 on the season, and will get 10 days to get a beat up Ben healthy, as well as center Maurkice Pouncey, who left the game with a high ankle sprain.

Roethlisberger ended the night 16-for-21 for 280 with two touchdowns and a pick. His QB rating on one leg for the entire second half was 129.6.

The Steelers D stopped the Browns after their opening drive. They allowed Cleveland to get to the half yard line, when Colt McCoy was stopped on 2nd down. 3rd down the team went to Peyton Hillis, and he was stopped for a one-yard loss.

The Browns kicked the three instead of going for 7, and it helped the Steelers as their offense came out red hot. They passed the way down the field, and Roethlsiberger hit Jerricho Cotchery for an 11-yard TD just three and a half minutes later to make it 7-3.

The rest of the first half was a turnover fest, as the Steelers put the ball on the ground twice in the red zone, stopping scoring chances, and McCoy threw a pick to Troy Polamalu.

It was three turnovers in seven plays, as neither team wanted to take control of the game. The Browns had some chances in Steelers territory in the second quarter, but went nowhere against the NFL’s number one ranked defense.

Charlie Batch relieved Roethlisberger, and did nothing, as the half ended with the Steelers up by four.

The Browns appeared to have a shot after they stopped the Steelers on the one-yard line early in the fourth quarter. After a Greg Little drop forced a punt, Mike Adams picked off Roethlisberger and took it to about midfield.

The Browns got to the 19, but McCoy threw a bad pick in the end zone to Willie Gay on third down from the 15, and two plays later the Steelers finished them off with the big pass play from Roethlisberger to Brown that went 79 yards.

The win continued the Steelers dominance in the rivalry – they have won 15 of 16 and 21 of the last 23.

Up next for the Steelers – a break. They will get 10 days off, and then head out west to take on the San Fran 49ers on Monday, December 19th.

Interesting to note though, with the 49ers already having clinched the division, they may by that game already have the shot to rest some players as they likely are not going to be able to catch the Packers for home field in the NFC.

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Report: Roethlisberger Suffered High Ankle Sprain

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ben Roethlisberger added to his lore another gutsy performance, leading the Steelers to a 14-3 win over the Cleveland Browns despite injuring his ankle in the second quarter.

An X-ray showed that he did not break his ankle; however, the NFL Network is reporting that Roethlisberger suffered a high ankle sprain.

He underwent an MRI Friday and will be wearing a walking boot for at least a week. His status for the Dec. 19 game against the San Francisco 49ers is unclear at this point.

Roethlisberger was already playing with a broken thumb. His comeback was impressive to teammates.

“Anther gutsy performance,” James Farrior said. “The guy shows a lot of heart. He’s a winner, that’s all he’s been since he’s been [here]. We expect nothing different from him.”

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Roethlisberger has high ankle sprain

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.
Roethlisberger was injured late in the first half of Thursday's 14-3 win over the Cleveland Browns.
He had the ankle re-taped at halftime and played the second half, hitting Antonio Brown with a late 79-yard touchdown pass to seal the victory.
After the game, Roethlisberger said he thought he has broken the ankle. He was in a walking boot Friday.
The Steelers (10-3) are off until a Monday night matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 19.
Pittsburgh is battling the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North title and also is in the running for the top overall seed in the conference.

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Steelers post-game press conference

Mike Tomlin speaks with the media after a tough AFC North battle with the Browns and gives an update on Ben Roethlisberger's ankle.

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Talking Steelers Football – 12/7

Bob Labriola and Mike Prisuta host Talkin' Steelers Football.

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Labriola on win over the Browns

Old, slow and done saved the day. Whatever chance the Steelers still have to pass the Baltimore Ravens and win the AFC North Division and then reap the postseason rewards that seem certain to be pa...

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Poll Questions Following the Win Over the Browns

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Roethlisberger Has High Ankle Sprain, In Walking Boot

Steeler Nation can let out a sigh of relief. Sort of.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is reported to be in a walking boot around the South Side complex today, nursing a high ankle sprain.

Tribune-Review reporter Gerry Dulac tweeted both Roethlisberger and C Maurkice Pouncey suffered high ankle sprains, "described as 'not good.'"

Roethlisberger suffered the sprain in Pittsburgh's 14-3 Week 14 win over Cleveland Thursday. While high ankle sprains are not easy injuries to play with, it looked far worse than what it ended up being.

Veteran back-up Charlie Batch came into the game for the remainder of the first half, and the results of that were uninspiring, to put it mildly. Roethlisberger returned to the game, but clearly was hobbled. He struggled to step back into handoffs, and his fourth quarter interception looked like the result of not being able to step into the throw.

It appears Batch would be the starter if Roethlisberger is unable to play in Week 15, a Monday Night game at San Francisco. It's likely Dennis Dixon will be active for the game as well. Dixon has been a healthy scratch most of the 2011 season.



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