Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Taogvialoa will play on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Chargers injury woes are piling up and the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to give back to the community.
Tua Tagovialoa dealt with back and ankle injuries in his Week 3 game after taking a hit that caused the NFLPA to investigate the Dolphins for putting him back in the game, but he will play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.
Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa will have groin surgery, joining star left tackle Rashawn Slater on the shelf. Quarterback Justin Herbert is also hurt, but playing through it as the 1-2 Chargers struggle through the early part of their season.
The Steelers are the only team in the league without a run of at least 20 yards or a completion of at least 40 yards. The Steelers have punted on 50% of their possessions, which is the highest rate in the league. In addition, Pittsburgh is averaging 122.0 fewer yards per game than their opponent, ahead of only the Texans. So, yeah, the offense has been downright awful.
Through three games, no Steelers wide receiver has scored a touchdown. The last time that happened for the Steelers was in 2001.
According to Football Outsiders, in Cleveland territory last week, Mitch Trubisky was 5-of-11 for 18 yards with more completions that lost yardage (2) than first downs (1).
Albeit without T.J. Watt, the Jets will have their hands full on Sunday with the Steelers’ defensive front, as they have three starting-caliber offensive tackles on injured reserve. Zach Wilson, who will be making his season debut, doesn’t deal with pressure well, either. According to Rich Hribar of Sharp Football, Wilson ranked dead last in completion percentage when pressured last year and was 41 of 42 in success rate.
Cam Heyward continued his acts of kindness on Wednesday by donating toys to Angels’ Place and spending time with the kids and parents. More on Cam’s Kindness Week and other Steelers players giving back.
The Steelers practice today at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex at 12:15 p.m. — Alan Saunders
The Best Steelers Coverage in Your Email
AROUND THE AFC NORTH
Myles Garrett did not practice on Wednesday but is expected at the Cleveland Browns’ facility on Thursday after his scary car accident earlier this week.
AROUND THE NETWORK
Calijah Kancey Leads Push for More from Pitt DL
Josh Archibald on Returning to the Penguins
WVU Will Stripe the Stadium vs Baylor
Beer is Coming to Beaver Stadium
Kevin Newman, Pirates Walk-Off Reds