A win needed to keep playoff hopes alive.
When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5, 2nd AFC North), you think smothering defense but this season, the Steelers have had their problems with opposing teams air games. To date, the Steelers are giving up 263.9 yards passing and just over 100 yards on the ground, giving up 20.2 points per game.
Defending Odell Beckham will be key.
“They’ve won six in a row, so there hasn’t been a lot of success lately,” cornerback Ross Cockrell said of Beckham. “We just have to do whatever it takes to win the ballgame, whether that’s turnovers, whether it’s disruption, whether that’s blitzing off the edge and trying to get to the quarterback. We’re going to try to change it up and show them some different things.”
This will be only the 4th time in the two teams history they will meet in Pittsburgh. The last time the New York Giants (8-3, 2nd NFC East) visited the Steel City was in October 2008 where they walked away with a 21-14 victory.
Great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Pittsburgh Steelers!
On this day in 1933, the Pittsburgh Pirates were formed by Art Rooney and today are tied as the 7th oldest club in the NFL behind the Chicago Bears, the Cardinals (both St. Louis & Arizona), the Detroit Lions (also the Portsmouth Spartans), the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and the (Boston) Washington Redskins.
The organization would spend decades as an irrelevant organization and it was not until the 1970’s that the club came into prominence behind Chuck Knoll and Quarterback Terry Bradshaw, now a Fox NFL analyst, winning their first Superbowl in 1974.
The Steelers will open the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio against the Minnesota Vikings. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today before they are all gone!
The demise of Jermichael Finley’s football playing days may just have been a bit exaggerated as the 27 year old Tight End attempts to come back from a bruised spinal cord injury he received in week 7 of the 2013 season against the Cleveland Browns.
“Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t what it’s supposed to be,” Finley said Monday. “If I quit the game right now, I can take tax-free money, and that’s a difficult thing that I’m going through with myself …”
The ‘tax-free’ money Finley referred to is a $10 million insurance policy he would be able cash in if he were to never take another snap.
The Steelers open the preseason on the road against the NFC new York Giants on Saturday August 9th. Plenty of Great Seats and cheap tickets remain so be sure to get yours now!