Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out for the rest of the NFL season on Monday, a day after suffering an elbow injury in his team's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The 37-year-old two-time Super Bowl champion was injured in the first half of the Steelers' home loss to Seattle, clutching his right elbow after unleashing a pass. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger had undergone an MRI scan on Sunday which determined that surgery was required. "We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week," Tomlin said in a statement. "He will be placed on our Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season." The loss of Roethlisberger is a devastating blow for the Steelers, who are winless after two games and are also adjusting to the departure of star receiver Antonio Brown at the end of last season. Roethlisberger was replaced by understudy Mason Rudolph on Sunday. Rudolph, chosen by the Steelers in the third round of the 2018 Draft, will take over for … [Read more...] about Steelers reeling as Roethlisberger ruled out for season
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Sport by Press Association 09/09/2019, 7:53 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The evergreen Tom Brady led his New England Patriots to a 33-3 win on the opening Sunday of the season, with the victory exposing significant problems for the the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 42-year-old quarterback went 24-from-36 passes which included three touchdowns and 341 yards for the reigning Super Bowl champions, with Brady going to 6-0 in Massachusetts against the Steelers. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a less successful day, seemingly missing future hall-of-famer Antonio Brown who left the Pennsylvania franchise after last season. The Patriots last week added Brown to their line-up after a short-lived spell with the Oakland Raiders. Quarterback Nick Foles experienced a tough day at the office in his first season outing for the Jacksonville Jaguars since leaving the Philadelphia Eagles. Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones … [Read more...] about Brady picks up where he left off as Patriots start with a win
Jim Reineking USA TODAY Published 7:22 AM EDT Aug 19, 2019 To celebrate the NFL's 100 anniversary season, the USA TODAY Sports Network is compiling a variety of lists and stories that look at the league's history. Here are the best players at 100 different uniform numbers: 00 - Jim Otto Team: Oakland Raiders Career accolades: Pro Football Hall of Famer, 10-time all-pro Also considered: Ken Burrough An original Raider and one of three players to play all of his team's games in the 10-year history of the American Football League, Otto is considered one of the greatest centers ever. 1 - Warren Moon Teams: Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs Career accolades: Pro Football Hall of Famer, 1990 NFL offensive player of the year Also considered: Cam Newton Moon's skill set was an ideal fit for the Oilers' run-and-shoot offense that lit up scoreboards in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Moon said he wore No. 1 because, "I always want to … [Read more...] about NFL 100: Greatest NFL players ever by jersey number
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 7:29 AM EDT Jul 22, 2019 Take it from me, few things are more fun (if thankless) than the prediction business. So, with training camp doors swinging open, it's time to reveal my now-annual NFL record projections. The methodology? Using the latest pre-camp info, I predict all 256 regular-season games on the 2019 schedule, letting the chips fall where they may. From there, I add bonus prognostications for all 11 postseason contests. The results? Well, I've correctly forecast a Super Bowl eight months ahead of schedule (Seahawks over Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII) ... and also had some spectacular misses, including way-off-base outlooks for Seattle and Indianapolis just a year ago (both teams reached the postseason, of course, avoiding last-place finishes I envisioned). But 2018 produced extra fun when Seahawks LBs Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright kindly (and correctly) dismissed my predictive powers. Wagner even followed up to rib me after … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL record predictions: Will Patriots return to Super Bowl?
Iconic former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr died on Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama. Starr, who was 85, suffered a major stroke in 2014. His health had been failing in the years since. The family of Starr released a statement through the Packers to announce the news. 'We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr,' it reads. Iconic former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr (pictured in 2006 following the Super Bowl XL game) died on Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 85 years old Starr (pictured here during Super Bowl I in 1967) suffered a major stroke in 2014 and his health had been failing in the years since 'He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome. 'While he may always be best known for his success as the Packers quarterback for 16 years, his true legacy will always be the respectful … [Read more...] about Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr dies aged 85