Aaron Rodgers hates targeting, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dealing with the impacts of Hurricane Ian already and a former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is back in the NFL.
The Buccaneers are riding out Hurricane Ian in Miami this week, where the Dolphins have made their training facility available. Depending on the severity of the impact to Tampa, they may also be moving their game on Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, as well.
The Steelers are -57 in the offensive and defensive snap count margin, 174-231. The 231 defensive plays are the most through the first three games of any of the team’s seasons since the merger. And the -57 differential is the biggest difference in the first three games of any season since the merger.
According to Arjun Menon of Pro Football Focus, the Steelers offense has gone three-and-out at a 33% rate through the first three weeks of the season, which ranks second worst in the league, behind just the Chicago Bears. The Philadelphia Eagles have the best percentage in the NFL, going three-and-out at just a 6% rate. On defense, the Steelers are tied for 15th in the league in forced three-and-outs at 21%.
Heading into Week 4, the Steelers have a 1.3% chance to win the AFC North, according to ESPN Analytics. The Baltimore Ravens are projected to win the division with 58.8% odds.
Ben Roethlisberger discussed his journey to his faith in Christ with Tony Dungy on “Praise” on TBN.
The Tennessee Titans signed former Steelers linebacker Joe Schobert to their practice squad. Schobert signed with the Denver Broncos on Aug. 15, but was released eight days later.
The Steelers practice today at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex at 12:15 p.m. — Alan Saunders, Ed Thompson
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Cleveland Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett has shoulder and biceps strains, lacerations and bruises, but escaped serious injury from his car accident on Monday. His status for this Sunday against Atlanta is still unknown.
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