The Steelers, equipped with a record six titles, a 14-4 record, the No. 2 AFC seed and a veteran roster on the verge of three championships in the past six seasons, are underdogs for Super Bowl XLV. Really?
Same old Jets? Depends on your definition. If you mean the Jets aren’t in the Super Bowl, you’re correct in the most literal sense. If you mean the Jets are still losers, you’re rather wrong.
In a season when both conference title games feature No. 2 seeds and against No. 6s, it’s foolish to discount the Jets in Sunday night’s AFC championship.
Fourteen seasons into his NFL career, James Farrior has come full circle in Pittsburgh. The former first-round draft pick of the New York Jets has morphed into the Steelers’ sage veteran in his seventh year as captain.
Bitterness and nastiness have been replaced by praise and compliments. The New York Jets are done with the New England Patriots. Bring on Big Ben and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
One is loud. One isn’t. One speaks his mind. One doesn’t. One has a Super Bowl title as a head coach. The other’s still in search of one. But don’t tell Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin that he’s not like New York’s Rex Ryan.
Coach Mike Tomlin concedes the Steelers were mistakenly awarded a first down on a 9-yard run by Rashard Mendenhall during their 22-17 loss to the Jets on Sunday.
Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace believes his exceptional speed allows him to go against any defensive back in the league without fear. Including Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
After a Sunday full of injuries and interceptions, seemingly half the league heads into Week 3 with a quarterback quandary.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will play in Saturday’s exhibition game against the New York Giants, but isn’t saying whether he will start the game.