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Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew believes the Steelers will win the AFC North: “I’m here to tell the world and the people the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to win this division.”
Maurice Jones-Drew says the Steelers will win the AFC North: “I'm here to tell the world and the people the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to win this division.” (Via GameDay Final) #Steelers #NFL pic.twitter.com/7d9bFM2nnx
— Blitzburgh (@Blitz_Burgh) November 16, 2023
🏈 NFL.com released its preview for the Steelers-Browns game on Sunday. The 10 analysts were split 5-5 in their picks.
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🏈 Mike Tomlin’s oldest son Dino will play against Pitt at Acrisure Stadium on Thursday night. Dino is a wide receiver for Boston College.
“Obviously, because of what I do, I don’t get a chance to see him a lot,” Tomlin told Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “So any time you get to is special. Because it’s in Pittsburgh, that makes it doubly so. The [schedule makers] have been extremely kind to me. I appreciate ‘em. Can you imagine if it was a Saturday while I was on my way out of town? That would be painful to be flying out over that stadium and seeing activity.”
🏈 Dallas Mavericks owner and Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban reflected on where he was the moment the Immaculate Reception happened.
— Omaha Productions (@OmahaProd) November 15, 2023
🏈 Colin Cowherd of FS1 wants to see more from Kenny Pickett.
“The Steelers standards are Super Bowl wins, not just winning,” Cowherd said. “If it was just about winning CJ Stroud’s 5-4, Kenny Pickett, 6-3, not a single GM in the league would take Kenny Pickett at 6-3.”
"The Steelers standards are Super Bowl wins, not just winning… It's not good enough."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 15, 2023
🏈 T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith lead the league in total pressures for an edge rusher duo with 89, according to Pro Football Focus.
The best edge duo in the NFL? pic.twitter.com/5JQiI04UIu
— PFF (@PFF) November 16, 2023
🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers defensive back Rick Woods, born on November 16, 1959 in Boise, Idaho. Also, Happy Birthday to former Steelers tight end Jeff Markland, born on November 16, 1965 in Los Angeles, California.
🎥 Thursday marks the 15th anniversary of Troy Polamalu’s diving one-handed interception against the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field in 2008. It was one of the most iconic plays of Polamalu’s Hall of Fame career. The Steelers won the game 11-10.
15 years ago today….
Troy Polamalu magic
The Hall of Famer makes a spectacular diving fingertip interception as he once again does the improbable pic.twitter.com/ECitWobuX6
— Steel City Star (@steelcitystar) November 16, 2023