2021 AFC North Happenings

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS ARE LEGIT CONTENDERS

Buy or sell?: Sell​

The Steelers may have upset the Buffalo Bills on the road, but there was one big red flag with the surprising W: The performance from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.​
Big Ben’s arm is nowhere near where it needs to be. The ability to accurately throw the ball into tight windows with any zip or touch is simply not there. Throw in the lack of mobility, and defenses will feast on the veteran quarterback in 2021.​
Roethlisberger produced two turnover-worthy plays trying to make something happen on the move, and he had twice the number of negatively graded throws than positively graded ones. As a result, he finished with a 38.0 PFF grade, last among all quarterbacks in Week 1.​
On top of all of this, Pittsburgh also has the hardest remaining schedule among the 32 NFL teams. The defense and coaching staff remain great, but as long as their quarterback situation is like this, any talk of them contending for the Lombardi Trophy is a non-starter.​
 

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Speaking of the AFCN, saw the Power Rankings today and Pitts, Balt and Clev are all in the Top 8. And media is fawning over the AFCW and NFCW...rightfully so.
 

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the enduring memory from the secondary’s day will be Fitzpatrick and newly acquired cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon chasing woefully behind Henry Ruggs III, who had just burned them for that 61-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr on third-and-10.
The Steelers started without cornerback Joe Haden and linebacker Devin Bush, who injured groin muscles in practice Friday and were inactive.
 

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the enduring memory from the secondary’s day will be Fitzpatrick and newly acquired cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon chasing woefully behind Henry Ruggs III, who had just burned them for that 61-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr on third-and-10.
The Steelers started without cornerback Joe Haden and linebacker Devin Bush, who injured groin muscles in practice Friday and were inactive.

I think the real question is what were Haden and Bush doing that the both injured their groin muscles at the same time and what are the chances Roethlisberger was involved?
 

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Steelers schedule through October:

Sept 26 Cincy
Oct 3 at GB
Oct 10 Denver
Oct 17 Seattle
Oct 24 BYE
Oct 31 at Cleveland
 
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