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Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb leaves his game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on a cart on Sept. 18, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Former Pittsburgh Steelers players Maurkice Pouncey, LaMarr Woodley, Kordell Stewart, Greg Lloyd and Levon Kirkland visited the pyramids at Teotihuacan on Saturday. The former players will be at the Siempre Steelers Watch Party in Mexico City on Sunday for the Steelers-Raiders game. It’s the second straight year that the Steelers will host a watch party in Mexico City.

🏈 According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, tests showed that Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb suffered a torn MCL in Monday night’s game against the Steelers, which will be surgically repaired next week. While his ACL did sustain some damage, it was not fully torn. There is still a chance, however, that Chubb must undergo full ACL reconstruction. If the surgeon examines the knee during surgery and determines there is enough damage done, a complete repair would be necessary. But going into the surgery, even with all the damage in the knee, it’s not a given.

In addition, Rapoport states that Chubb did not dislocate his kneecap and the other ligaments appear intact. Doctors may also repair Chubb’s knee using two separate surgeries, which would be common given the injury. While Chubb was placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season, the very real possibility exists that he can return to 100% health and play again.

🏈 Jeanette’s Terrelle Pryor’s 93-yard rushing touchdown against the Steelers in 2013 still remains as the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in NFL history. Pryor’s Raiders defeated the Steelers, 21-18, at the Oakland Coliseum on that day.

🏈 The last time the Steelers defeated the Raiders on the road was on Dec. 11, 1995. They’ve lost their last four road meetings against the Raiders. Andrew Walter, Carson Palmer, Terrelle Pryor and Derek Carr were the four quarterbacks to start for Oakland in each game. Walter and Pryor won while combining to go 15 for 33 for 139 yards, no touchdowns, three interceptions and a 19.6 passer rating. The Steelers won’t have to worry about the horrors of the Oakland Coliseum anymore as Sunday night will mark the first time in franchise history that they’ll play a game in Las Vegas. 

🏈 Robert Griffin III had an interesting simile to Matt Canada’s offense.

“It’s too simple. It’s too basic. It’s too plain. It’s like grits without sugar,” Griffin said on ESPN’s Get Up. “That’s what they’re dealing with right now on the offensive side of the ball. Matt Canada has to diversify that a little bit more, and that’s going to allow Kenny Pickett to have his first multiple touchdown game as an NFL player. He hasn’t thrown multiple touchdowns in a game since (against) Wake Forest (at Pitt in the ACC Championship Game).”

🏈 Per Pro Football Focus, George Pickens has 71 yards after the catch the year. He had 110 YAC all of last season.

🎂 Happy Birthday to Steelers legend Joe Greene, born on September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas. Greene is universally recognized as the greatest Steelers player of all-time. He’s the player who changed the trajectory of the franchise when he was selected at fourth overall in the 1969 NFL Draft. Greene is a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, four-time Super Bowl champion, a first-ballot member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Class of 1987), a member of the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, the Steelers’ All-Time Team and the Steelers’ Hall of Honor. Green’s No. 75 jersey was officially retired by the Steelers in 2014. He’s one of three players in franchise history to have his jersey number retired, Ernie Stautner (No. 70) and Franco Harris (No. 32) are the two others.

🎥  Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was accidentally called Dean Dorris on live TV during the Notre Dame-Ohio State game. Dorris, who is a South Bend native, is the actor from Breaking Bad. He was standing next to Bettis when the commentator mixed the two up.


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