However, it's probably going to only be Pittsburgh and Cincinnati in the fight for the AFC North, so we'll factor Pittsburgh out of the Wild Card discussion. The belief here is that responsibility still lies with the coaching staff to make sure the Steelers are ready, prepared, and knowledgable of what to expect from an opponent.
Bryant has played in only two games so far this season, but he has racked up three touchdowns and nearly 200 yards in those games. That is what is going to carry us through because they are a really good defense.
Fellow players, however, have consistently said Johnson's knowledge and experience is invaluable, and Johnson got an opportunity to show why in the third quarter, when he contributed to one of the biggest plays of the game. After all, Mr. Jones was a three year student of Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley and unlike Vick he could approach the game from a more "cerebral" perspective based on the fact that he was a "smart quarterback" and could do the small things like audible at the line of scrimmage improvise just based on being in the Steelers system for an extended period of time.
With the recent loss to the Kansas City Chiefs as well as the combination of lackluster and stellar performances from the Pittsburgh Steelers ever since Ben Roethlisberger's health and physical condition fell, the NFL team could not wait to have their star quarterback finally in the football squad once again. I threw two picks, fumbled one. "(Joseph) Randle went out with a back sprain and Darren went in and I thought he did an outstanding job. In the four weeks since then, he has had only 52 yards and no touchdowns. But Brown bobbled and tipped a pass that resulted in an interception. Defensively, the Bengals yield 261.5 yards in passing and 109.2 yards in rushing. "After we scored the first touchdown, it was like a confidence booster". So Le'Veon Bell rushed for 121 yards, and the Chiefs' Charcandrick West had 110 and a TD. Terrance Williams added four grabs for 70 yards.
One of the most important keys to an offensive line's success is communicating and the cohesiveness that comes with it. An offensive line has to gel to give the quarterback time and to facilitate a sharp running attack. Here's why. Mr. Jones had just brought the Steelers back from the abyss of mediocrity to defeat a Cardinals team armed with a smothering defense and a Madden-like, video game scoring, lights out offense.
The three turnovers, however, matched the Steelers' total from their first six games this season. Dri Archer averaged 29 yards on four kickoff returns, but the punt return team allowed a 25-yard punt return from DeAnthony Thomas, and Thomas and Knile Davis averaged 32 yards per kickoff return.
More important, a victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday would put Cincinnati in the driver's seat in the AFC North division which they already lead by two and one-half games. The Steelers trailed, 9-3, at halftime and were never able to overcome the early deficit. "My whole thing is, the type of player I am, I've got to help the team win".