0:00 The Steelers win the game by the score of 27-14.
5:39 Chris Boswell kicks a 41-yard field goal to increase the Steelers lead to 27-14.
6:42 Ramon Foster is announced as out with a concussion.
7:23 Ryan Fitzpatrick fumbles while being sacked. TJ Watt recovers the fumble for the Steelers 4th turnover of the game.
9:08 Hilton forces the fumble and Nelson recovers the ball for Pittsburgh after a Fitzpatrick completion to Walton.
— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) October 29, 2019
12:01 JuJu Smith-Schuster is announced as surpassing 100 yards receiving with 5 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown.
12:01 James Conner runs up the middle for a 9-yard touchdown run. Pittsburgh now leads 24-14 after the Boswell extra point.
1:45 Benny Snell is questionable with a knee injury.
3:16 JuJu Smith-Schuster with a 26-yard touchdown catch to give the Steelers their first lead of the game. Pittsburgh leads 17-14 after the Boswell extra point.
5:48 James Conner is announced as reaching 100 yards rushing on 16 carries.
11:03 Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepts Ryan Fitzpatrick for the second time in the game. The pick serves as a punt for Miami. Pittsburgh starts the possession from their own 3.
11:23 Chris Boswell misses a 54-yard field goal attempt.
13:40 Ramon Foster is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return. BJ Finney has replaced him.
Rudolph 9-20, 138, TD, INT
Fitzpatrck 11-6, 112, 2 TDs, INT
Conner 10-58; Snell 3-6
Walton 7-15; Ballage 3-8
Johnson 3-60, TD; Smith-Schuster 2-51
Williams 4-42; Parker 2-20;
Hurns 1-12, TD; Wilson 1-5, TD
— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) October 29, 2019
0:17 Johnson runs into the end zone for a 45-yard touchdown catch. Pittsburgh cuts into the Miami leads, trailing 14-10.
0:37 Diontae Johnson called for offensive pass interference on a catch that would’ve otherwise resulted in a touchdown.
1:17 Former Dolphin Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepts a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Minkah with a 6-yard return to the 50 after the pick.
2:49 Chris Boswell successfully kicks a 42-yard field goal. Miami leads 14-3.
4:24 Rudolph connects with Smith-Schuster on a 34-yard completion to put the Steelers on the Miami 25.
1:29 Ryan Switzer is injured on the return after the Miami touchdown.
1:34 Fitzpatrick completes a pass to Allen Hurns, who then powers his way into the end zone to complete the 12-yard score. Dolphins lead 14-0.
8:22 The Miami interception ends up being overturned and called an incompletion.
8:22 Rudolph throws an interception on a deep pass attempt to Washington. Ryan Lewis completes the pick for the Dolphins.
10:47 James Conner opens the possession with a 25-yard run to move Pittsburgh to the Miami 45.
10:55 Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a 5-yard touchdown pass to Wilson. Miami leads 7-0 after the extra point.
12:55 Xavien Howard picks off a Mason Rudolph intended for JuJu Smith-Schuster. Miami starts at the Pittsburgh 26.
Monday, October 28, 2019, 8:15 pm
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
TV/Radio: ESPN (Nationally), Steelers Radio Network (102.5 WDVE-FM)
SN Coverage: Alan Saunders, Mike Asti, Ed Thompson
Line: Steelers -14, over/under 43
DOLPHINS ACTIVATE NKEMDICHE
The Miami Dolphins activated defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche from the physically unable to perform list. He’s been out since Dec. 11, 2018 with a knee injury.
Steelers: RB Jaylen Samuels (knee), LB Ulysees Gilbert III (back), QB Paxton Lynch, CB Justin Layne, OT Chukwuma Okorafor, TE Zach Gentry, DE L.T. Walton
Dolphins: DE Avery Moss (ankle), S Reshad Jones, RB Myles Gaskin, C Daniel Kilgore, OL Keaton Southerland, T Andrew Donnal, WR Isaiah Ford.
Mostly clear with temperatures in the mid 50’s.
STEELERS NOW COVERAGE THIS WEEK
Terrell Edmunds Explains New Nickname
Terrell Edmunds informs the media, including Mike Asti and Alan Saunders of Steelers Now, about his new nickname. Call him “Old Fashioned” from now on. He also expresses how feels about the current state of the Steelers, and that’s obviously includes being happy about the team’s record but also understanding the need to improve.
Steelers Week 10 Game vs. Bengals Flexed to 4:25 p.m. National Broadcast
The Steelers game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10 has been flexed into a national television broadcast slot.
The Steelers and Bengals will now kick off at Heinz Field on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4:25 p.m. The game had originally been scheduled to kick at 1 p.m. It will be broadcast nationally on FOX. All of that weekend’s early games will be broadcast on FOX, as CBS has coverage of The Masters, which was rescheduled from this summer.
The game will be Pittsburgh’s first matchup against 2020 NFL Draft No. 1 pick, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
The Steelers are also playing a 4:25 p.m., nationally broadcast game in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. That game will be televised by CBS.
That will be the second time this season the Steelers will be placed in a nation-wide television slot. The team opened the season playing on ESPN’s Monday Night Football against the New York Giants.
The Steelers’ Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans was protected by CBS in a 1 p.m. time slot, but was broadcast nearly nationwide, with CBS only showing two other 1 p.m. games.
The Steelers will play on national television at least three more times this season: against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Nov. 26, on Sunday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 13 and at the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Dec. 21.
What Does Being NFL’s Last Unbeaten Team Portend for Steelers?
The Steelers are the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL after beating the formerly unbeaten Tennessee Titans on Sunday while the Seattle Seahawks lost on Sunday night, leaving the Steelers as the only 6-0 team in the nation.
What does that mean for them in the long term? Not as much as you might think.
In the last 20 years, one of the last undefeated teams didn’t even make the playoffs three times: 2002 4-0 San Diego Chargers, 2014 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles and the 2016 5-0 Minnesota Vikings. Ten other times, one of the last undefeated teams (some years, there are more than one), lost in the first or second round of the NFL playoffs.
Just once since 2000 has the last undefeated team won the Super Bowl, in 2006 when the Indianapolis Colts started 9-0 on the way to winning Super Bowl XLI.
In the first three decades of the league’s modern era, that was significantly different. The last undefeated team won six Super Bowls in the 1990s, two in the 1980s and three in the 1970s, including the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who finished a perfect 17-0, the only team in NFL history to do so.
More recently, being the last undefeated team has resulted in a bunch of Super Bowl losses, including the last time the Steelers were the league’s last unbeaten team.
The 2001 St. Louis Rams, 2002 Oakland Raiders, 2004 Eagles, 2007 New England Patriots, 2009 Colts, 2010 Steelers, 2015 Carolina Panthers, 2018 Los Angeles Rams and the 2019 San Francisco 49ers all made it to the championship game after being the last undefeated team before losing in the end.