Madden Monday on Steelers: 'Their season is over' and 'Ben Roethlisberger is done'

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Is the Steelers Bengals game televised?

Steelers vs. Bengals will be broadcast live on CBS locally and in select markets nationwide. Play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan will work with analyst Trent Green and sideline reporter Melanie Collins for Sunday's game between the Steelers and Bengals. Sporting NewsWhat channel is Steelers vs. Bengals on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 3 NFL game

Who is the Steelers quarterback?

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not listed on the team's final injury report of Week 3 meaning he will play against the Cincinnati Bengals. Sports IllustratedSteelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to Play vs. Bengals

Is Juju Smith Schuster injured?

CBSN Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has officially left today's game against the Bengals and will not return, according to Steelers Communications Director Burt Lauten. #Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has a rib injury and will not return to today's game. CBS PittsburghSteelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Exits Bengals Game With Rib Injury

What channel is Pittsburgh Steelers on today?

The Steelers game today will be broadcast on CBS at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Still CurtainSteelers Game Today: Steelers vs Bengals injury report, spread, over/under, schedule, live Stream, TV channel

Pittsburgh Steelers' Smith-Schuster leaves loss with rib injury

ESPN 27 September, 2021 - 09:21am

The Steelers running back set a new standard for receptions in a game.

Najee Harris caught 14 passes for 102 yards for the Steelers in Week 3, and those 14 receptions are a new rookie record for a single game. The Steelers rookie record was 8 receptions in a single game for a long time, Henry Minarik set the record after being drafted in the 8th round of the 1951 draft. He set it in the last game of the Steelers’ 1951 season, a game that was also the last game of his NFL career, as he suffered an eye injury in training camp in 1952.

While other Steeler rookies would tie the record over the years, it would remain unbeaten until Minarik was 90 years old, when JuJu Smith-Schuster broke the record in the last game of the 2017 Steelers season.

JuJu Smith-Schuster would only have to wait until he was 24 to see his record fall. Najee Harris, in his third NFL game, became a major focus of a Steelers offense that only put together two scoring drives in 11 chances.

While it isn’t a record Najee Harris is likely to celebrate after such a deflating loss, it is a noteworthy achievement and may help put the few passes he should have caught and didn’t into perspective.

Looking forward, Najee Harris now has 20 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown. That puts him 42 receptions behind the Steelers rookie season record of 62 set last year by Chase Claypool, Harris needs to average 3 receptions a game the rest of the season to tie the record, if he is healthy for most of the season he is likely to own the season record as well.

What does this all mean? On one hand it means the Steelers have a good receiver in their rookie running back, on the other hand it means they need to find some other ways to move the ball. Even if your running back is Marshall Faulk you need to be able to run the ball or get several receivers producing in the passing game. But for now, let’s all try our best to take a break from the misery of this loss to the Cincinnati Bengals to salute the Steelers new rookie single-game receiving record holder, Najee Jerome Harris. Maybe he can get 15 receptions later this season in a game the Steelers actually win.

Tyler Boyd scores first NFL touchdown at Heinz Field

Cardiac Hill 27 September, 2021 - 08:00am

The Pitt alum's 20th NFL touchdown was his first in his hometown stadium

The touchdown was the 20th of Boyd’s NFL career and his first of the 2021 season, and it came with just under three minutes left in the first quarter of Sunday’s AFC North tilt. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow dumped the ball off to Boyd about two yards past the line of scrimmage, and Boyd collided with Steelers linebacker Melvin Ingram. Boyd bounced off Ingram, broke toward the goal line and dove in for the score to put the Bengals up 6-0.

The touchdown would be the first of three for the Bengals, who handily defeated the Steelers 24-10 at Heinz Field on Sunday. And as for Boyd, the Clairton native would finish the day with 36 yards and one touchdown after leading the team in targets, with six, and reeling in four receptions in his sixth trip back to Pittsburgh as a member of the Bengals.

Three games into the 2021 season, Boyd has accrued 141 yards and one touchdown on 14 receptions. During that span, he has dealt with a diminished role, as Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins have ascended into the team’s top receiver spots and become Burrow’s primary targets. But with Higgins out due to a shoulder injury on Sunday, Boyd capitalized on the opportunity and reminded Burrow of what he can do when given the ball in the red zone.

Now, with Higgins’ status unclear moving forward and the Bengals set to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Boyd could continue to play a more prominent role in the Cincinnati offense moving forward.

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