Seahawks Vs. Steelers: Pittsburgh Defense Dominates In Shutout Victory

The Steelers will try to right the ship with a much easier game against the Seattle Seahawks this week.

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Seahawks Vs. Steelers Game Notes: Pittsburgh Rebounds Big Against Woeful Seattle Squad

The Steelers shut out the Seahawks, 24-0. So what did this beat-down teach us about Pittsburgh?

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Seahawks Vs. Steelers Final Score: Steelers Defense Dominates In 24-0 Victory

The Steelers completed their thrashing of the Seattle Seahawks with a scoreless fourth quarter, leading to a 24-0 shutout victory. Better still, the Baltimore Ravens, likely the Steelers’ chief competition in the AFC North, currently trail the Tennessee Titans by 10 with about three and a half minutes to play.

Ben Roethlisberger went 22-for-30 with 298 yards passing, 126 of them to Mike Wallace, who also had a touchdown. Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman combined for 118 yards rushing and each had a touchdown.

The Steelers dominated on defense, never letting the Seahawks get into a rhythm. The Seahawks’ running game, in particular, was practically nonexistent – Marshawn Lynch had only 11 yards rushing, and the Seahawks as a team had only 31. Tarvaris Jackson had 159 yards passing, but needed 29 attempts to reach that total.

We’ll have more analysis of the game later in the day. Check out SB Nation’s Steelers blog, Behind The Steel Curtain, to celebrate the win with fellow Steelers fans.

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Seahawks Vs. Steelers: Pittsburgh Dominating In Third Quarter, Leads 24-0

In the third quarter, the Steelers continue to dominate the Seattle Seahawks, leading by a score of 24-0.

Ben Roethlisberger, who got hit in the knee in the second quarter, came back in the third quarter and was played well, leading the Steelers’ first drive with a series of passes, including a two-yard pass to Mike Wallace for a score. Roethlisberger took a couple of steps back, then lofted the ball for Wallace on the left side.

The Steelers’ defense, meanwhile, hasn’t forced the Seahawks offense to turn the ball over, but it has still been dominant, forcing Seattle into one punt after another. The Seahawks have only five first downs, compared to 21 for the Steelers.

Wallace has 126 yards receiving so far, while Roethlisberger has 279 yards passing. The Seahawks, meanwhile, have only 105 total yards.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain. For more on the Seahawks, there’s Field Gulls.

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Seahawks Vs. Steelers, Halftime Score: Ben Roethlisberger Injury The Only Negative As Steelers Lead 17-0

At halftime, the Steelers are rolling against the Seattle Seahawks, as rushing touchdowns by Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman have helped the Steelers build a 17-0 lead.

The Mendenhall touchdown came in the first quarter; the Redman touchdown came in the second. Near the two-minute warning, the Steelers added three more on a Shaun Suisham field goal. Ben Roethlisberger was hurt during the drive after taking a hit to his knee, but the injury did not appear to be serious; we should know more in the second half, but I bet he’ll be okay.

Roethlisberger was having his way with the Seahawks defense, going 12-for-15 with 132 yards passing. Mendenhall had rushed for 51 yards, and Redman 33.

For the Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson went 8-for-10, but with only 56 yards. The Seahawks managed only 25 rushing yards in the half. They were also tagged for five penalties for 61 yards.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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Seahawks Vs. Steelers Score: Pittsburgh Rolling In Second Quarter, 14-0

After last week’s humiliating loss against the Baltimore Ravens, the start of the Seahawks vs. Steelers contest in Week 2 comes as a relief. Early in the second quarter, the Steelers lead by a score of 14-0, with scoring coming courtesy of touchdown runs by Rashard Mendenhall in the first quarter and Isaac Redman in the second.

The Steelers might have made it an even bigger lead, but the Seahawks stopped them on fourth down near the goal line in the Steelers’ first possession. The Steelers were on the half-yard line and handed the ball to Mendenhall, who darted to the left. Mendenhall reached the ball across the goal line, but only after Earl Thomas had already tackled him.

The Redman touchdown was a 20-yard run on a draw, with Redman pulling off a nice move to get by Kam Chancellor in the open field. Here’s video of the play.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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Steelers Vs. Seahawks: NFL Week 2 Friday Injury Reports

Two teams hoping to get in the win column this meet at Heinz Field Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle is slightly more banged up than Pittsburgh, but neither team has really been ravaged by the injury bug early on this season. For the Steelers, only Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game. For the Seahawks, the list is a bit longer.One injury update of note for Seattle is that recently acquired OG Robert Gallery will play this Sunday. The former Oakland Raider missed the Seahawks' opener with a knee injury. With Gallery back in the lineup, rookie James Carpenter will slide outside to right tackle, and will square off against LaMarr Woodley in what should be quite the test for the rookie out of Alabama.

Let's take a look at the complete injury and practice reports for both squads.

 

Steelers Status Report

OUT

WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE

G Chris Kemoeatu (knee), CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring)

PROBABLE

CB Curtis Brown (ankle)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), LB James Farrior (not injury related), G Chris Kemoeatu (knee), DE Aaron Smith (not injury related), WR Hines Ward (not injury related)

Thursday

WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring)

Friday

WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

CB Curtis Brown (ankle), CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring)

Thursday

G Chris Kemoeatu (knee), CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring)

Friday

G Chris Kemoeatu (knee), CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Thursday

CB Curtis Brown (ankle)

Friday

CB Curtis Brown (ankle)

 

 

 

Seahawks Status Report

OUT

DE Dexter Davis (hip), T Jarriel King (ankle), CB Byron Maxwell (ankle), WR Sidney Rice (shoulder), RB Michael Robinson (ankle)

DOUBTFUL

LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE

G Robert Gallery (knee)

PROBABLE

LB David Hawthorne (knee)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

DE Dexter Davis (hip), T Jarriel King (ankle), CB Byron Maxwell (ankle), RB Michael Robinson (ankle), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)

Thursday

DE Dexter Davis (hip), T Jarriel King (ankle), CB Byron Maxwell (ankle), RB Michael Robinson (ankle), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)

Friday

DE Dexter Davis (hip), T Jarriel King (ankle), CB Byron Maxwell (ankle), RB Michael Robinson (ankle), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Sidney Rice (shoulder)

Thursday

WR Sidney Rice (shoulder)

Friday

WR Sidney Rice (shoulder)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

G Robert Gallery (knee)

Thursday

G Robert Gallery (knee), LB David Hawthorne (knee)

Friday

G Robert Gallery (knee), LB David Hawthorne (knee)

 

For more Steelers coverage leading up to Sunday afternoon, visit Behind the Steel Curtain.

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Fantasy Football Advice, Week 2: Seahawks Vs. Steelers

I wish I could give some nuanced, yet elegant, fantasy football advice on this week’s matchup between teh Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, but as Brandon Funston’s preview of the game over at Yahoo! makes clear, it’s really pretty straightforward. Steelers good, Seahawks bad. Steelers start, Seahawks sit. See? Suddenly I’m an idiot. Me Tarzan, you Jane.

Sorry, even I, a devout Seahawks fan, can’t find a way to make even a drop of lemonade out of this lemon. Avoid all Seattle entities this week. … With arguably the Steelers best offensive lineman (Willie Colon) out for the year and Seattle showing strength again against the run with DL Red Bryant healthy like he was early last season, RB Rashard Mendenhall doesn’t have huge upside this week.

Honestly, I’d be happy to run Mendenhall out there, simply because of the chance that the Steelers will get out to a nice lead and pick a bunch of running plays. Funston’s point about Willie Colon is a good one. But that shouldn’t stop you from taking any Steelers this week. Mendenhall, Mike Wallace and Ben Roethlisberger are all obvious plays, and Hines Ward and Emmanuel Sanders are also pretty good ones, depending on what other matchups your wide receivers have.

For more on fantasy sports, check out Fake Teams.

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Steelers Vs. Seahawks: NFL Week 2 Wednesday Injury Reports

One might guess that Mike Tomlin would have his Pittsburgh Steelers squad working overtime this week following the poor performance against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. But according to Wednesday's practice report, it appears as if Tomlin gave a number of veterans the day off. Let's take a look at the injury and practice report for the Steelers, as well as their Week 2 opponent, the Seattle Seahawks.

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), LB James Farrior (not injury related), 
G Chris Kemoeatu (knee), DE Aaron Smith (not injury related),
WR Hines Ward (not injury related)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

CB Curtis Brown (ankle), CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring)

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

DE Dexter Davis (hip), T Jarriel King (ankle),
CB Byron Maxwell (ankle), RB Michael Robinson (ankle),
LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Sidney Rice (shoulder)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

G Robert Gallery (knee)

 

For more Steelers coverage check out Behind the Steel Curtain.

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Week 2 NFL Odds: Seahawks Vs. Steelers

Here's a look at the NFL Odds from the Steelers' matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. The Steelers are favored by about 15 points (with spreads ranging from 14.5 to 15.5), and it's easy to see why. After being crushed by the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1, the Steelers will have a lot to prove. They're also at home. Their offense should be successful against the Seahawks' much-weaker defense, and they shouldn't have the extreme problems with turnovers that plagued them in Week 1. 15 points is a big spread to clear, but the Steelers are highly motivated. They're an older team and appear to have some dents in their armor, but I wouldn't expect Tarvaris Jackson and the Seahawks to be able to exploit them.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain. For the Seahawks, there's Field Gulls. Also, SB Nation has a blog for every team.

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2011 Fantasy Football Week 2 Start/Sit: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers had a terrible opening week against the Baltimore Ravens, but their Week 2 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks is a lot more favorable, and there's no reason to pull the plug on the Steelers you've drafted for your fantasy football team. Here's SB Nation Pittsburgh's advice: Plan on starting all the Steelers you started in Week 1.

That includes quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who had a miserable week, throwing three interceptions and losing two fumbles. He might have killed you in Week 1, but don't count on a similarly poor performance against the Seahawks' weaker defense.

Also, don't pull the plug on Rashard Mendenhall. (You probably can't, anyway, given that it's usually very hard to dump a starting running back, but even if you could, don't.) Mendenhall only picked up 45 rushing yards against the Ravens, but the Steelers were behind all game, forcing the Steelers to throw.

Receiver Mike Wallace had a good game in Week 1, and there's no reason not to expect him to do so again. Hines Ward might also be a reasonable start.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain, and for more on fantasy sports, check out Fake Teams.

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Seahawks Vs. Steelers: Pittsburgh Seeks Redemption, Comes In As Huge Favorite

The Steelers will try to right the ship with a much easier game against the Seattle Seahawks this week.

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