You can parse the particulars, from the Giants’ 182 total yards to their wretched special teams. But strip the stats and you’ll see that the Steelers just wanted to win more.
Football may be a zero-sum business, but life, often gray and messy, is not. We have tragedy. We adjust. We clean. We recover. And sometimes, while we’re busy with all that, close is good enough.
After delivering so many times with late comebacks and big performances, Eli Manning and the Giants couldn’t provide a happy ending for the storm-ravaged fans who came to see them against the Steelers.
The Steelers shocked the Giants by rallying for a 24-20 victory at MetLife Stadium.
The best QB’s of the 2004 draft — Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger meet on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
A Week 3 win in Miami. Tied for first place in the AFC East. Looking down on the New England Patriots in the standings. It all means little to the Jets right now.
Mission already accomplished for the Wildcat. With all the focus on what Tim Tebow’s role is going to be, his part in the Jets’ offense is flying under the radar.
The better teams will get by in the first month of the season on talent and strategy. But the overall quality of play will not be good. It certainly won’t be anything close to what it will be in October and beyond.
It’s not just about the quarterbacks. It’s about the quarterback-coach combination. Put together a sharp-throwing quarterback with a brilliant head coach and you have a winning combination.
Few coaches are cut out for this kind of situation. It takes a deft touch and it will need to be defused. You can’t crush Tebowmania, which is what Rex Ryan will try to do if the situation gets out of hand.
Jerricho Cotchery just didn’t see himself fitting in with the Jets anymore. So the wide receiver did what he felt he needed to do. Cotchery asked for his release, the Jets obliged — and he went shopping.
Say what you like about Mike Francesa, the man knows football. And he was right. My Pittsburgh Steelers – yes, I refer to them in the collective – are interested in Tiki Barber. Worse, it seems my coach Mike Tomlin talked Tiki out of retirement.
Fumbling with feelings the way the Steelers fumbled the football, I reach for the metaphysical answers to a physical game. The Steelers sucked. Sometimes the simple trumps the romantic.
Thursday was another eventful day here in Dallas and not all of it had to do with Super Bowl XLV. In addition to another day of practice for the Packers and Steelers, there were plenty of things going on inside and outside of the media center.
On Wednesday, the Packers and Steelers practiced for the first time since arriving in North Texas – both teams took their practices indoors because of the inclement weather here in the Dallas area.