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James Harrison is a beast.

Caption this shredded photo of him.

Watch every play made by linebacker James Harrison during his first week as a New England Patriot.
Nice job, new (old) guy!
Watch the best plays from the Week 17 matchup between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.
Dion Lewis ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass, helping the  Patriots clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as the top seed in the AFC.

Patriots 26

Jets 6

James Harrison has played more snaps in his first game with the Patriots (20) than he did in any game with the Steelers this season.

Watch highlights from the Preseason Week 3 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers.
Scott Tolzien led the Colts in a couple of impressive drives and the Colts were able to secure a win over the Steelers! 

Colts 19

Steelers 15
westes25 just scored 150 points in Rusher Go!
GREAT news! NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison plans to return to the team in 2017.

We love James Harrison. Do you?
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison sacks Alex Smith to the ground!
The Pittsburgh Steelers force three turnovers on three consecutive Miami Dolphins drives as Matt Moore struggles in a Wild Card Weekend game in Pittsburgh.

Are you surprised the Dolphins lost?
Steelers Linebacker James Harrison sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler to become the Pittsburgh Steelers all-time sack leader with 77.5 career sacks!

How do you rate the Steelers defense this season?

Hey guys! Kupadonte wanted me to do the top 10 Super Bowl games of all time, so here we go! If you want a shout out like Kuapdonte, make sure to comment an idea of something I should write about in a future article. Thanks and on to the Top 10 Super Bowl games of all time!

10. Super Bowl XXXIV
St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16
MVP: Kurt Warner
With 6 seconds left in the ballgame, Titans QB Steve McNair passed to WR Kevin Dyson at the 5 yard line and scrambled to the end zone, only to be stopped 1 yard shy of the goal line.

9. Super Bowl XXIII
San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16
MVP: Jerry Rice
The Comeback Kid led the 49ers down the field (they started with the ball at their own 8 yard line) and passed the game winning TD pass to WR John Taylor.

8. Super Bowl XLIV
New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17
MVP: Drew Brees
The Saints go their first Super Bowl victory with a win over Peyton Manning and the Colts with help by an onside kick at the start of the 2nd half.

7. Super Bowl III
New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7 MVP: Joe Namath
Broadway Joe guaranteed the Jets (who were big underdogs) would win the game. After the AFC lost the first 2 Super Bowls, (to the Packers) they finally won against the Colts, who are now in the AFC.

6. Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31
MVP: Joe Flacco
The power went out in the Superdome when the Ravens were leading the 49ers 28-6. The 49ers came back though and could've won the game, but on 4th and goal they did not convert.

5. Super Bowl XXV
New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19
MVP: Ottis Anderson
The Buffalo Bills 4 game losing streak started here. Kicker Scott Norwood missed a 47 yard field goal that was wide right. The Bills also lost all 4 of those games to the NFC East, twice to Dallas, and once to Washington and the Giants.

4. Super Bowl XLIX
New England Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24
MVP: Tom Brady
Last season's Super Bowl was great, and if it wasn't for Patriots (undrafted) rookie CB Malcolm Butler, the Seahawks would've walked away with their 2nd straight Super Bowl title. I still can't get over the fact that they decided to pass the ball!

3. Super Bowl X
Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
MVP: Lynn Swann
Lynn Swann only had 4 catches (including the 64 yard TD pass from QB Terry Bradshaw) for 161 yards. The Cowboys could've won, but Glen Edwards intercepted the ball in the end zone.

2. Super Bowl XLII
New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14
MVP: Eli Manning
In the first Super Bowl matchup between these two teams, The Giants, (who started 0-2 on the season) knocked off the Patriots (something that didn't happen all year) and ended their hopes of an undefeated season. Oh yeah, and Eli Manning escaped a sack to pass to WR David Tyree as he made (one of) the greatest catch(es) in NFL History.

1. Super Bowl XLIII
Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23
MVP: Santonio Holmes
I think that this was the greatest Super Bowl ever played. The Steelers had a 100 yard pick 6 returned by James Harrison and a remarkable TD catch by WR Santonio Holmes with only 35 seconds left on the clock.

Thank you for reading this article! Kupadonte gave me the idea of writing it and if you want to get a shout out like Kupadonte did, please leave a comment with an idea for a future article. I hope you enjoyed this article and I also appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

-Kid Reporter Roger

A TREND since way back in the day is that Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison is a Boss ... and we mean that in the nicest way ;)

With a clutch INT in the end zone to help Pittsburgh get into the Postseason, James is showing the world that he's still really good.

Who is your favorite defensive player in the NFL? 
AFC Wildcard

Steelers @ Bengals
 In the regular season these teams split their season series 1-1. The Steelers win came at the hands of A.J. McCarron the Bengals back up quarterback who will be starting against the Steelers again due to the thumb injury of Andy Dalton. The playoffs come down to experience and I don’t think the young Bengals have the playoff experience to take down the Steelers led by playoff veterans Ben Roethlisberger and James Harrison.

Winner: Steelers

Chiefs @ Texans
The red-hot Chiefs come into NRG Stadium riding a 10 game win streak. After a 1-5 start the Chiefs haven’t lost since and with quarterback Alex Smith playing some of the best football of his career, the Chiefs will be a tough out in the playoffs. Meanwhile the Texans have been nothing short of a circus this season with 4 different quarterbacks taking the majority of snaps under center at one point or another. The Chiefs should have no trouble taking down the Texans.

Winner: Chiefs

NFC Wildcard

Packers @ Redskins
After a shocking season in which the heavily favored Packers didn’t win their division I believe they will be back for revenge in the playoffs. In a total 180 the Redskins also had a shocking season in which they came out of nowhere to steal a very wide-open NFC East title race. That being said I think the Packers should have no problem with the Redskins in what I believe will be a blowout win for the Packers.

Winner: Packers

Seahawks @ Vikings
In a bitter cold Minnesota the Seahawks come in flying high after their resounding win last week against Arizona. Although they will be with out their star running back Marshawn Lynch I think the Legion of Boom will once again rise to the occasion and save the Seahawks in the playoffs. On the other side are the Vikings. They have no shortage of confidence after stealing a win from the Packers in Green Bay last Sunday. But like I said earlier the playoffs come down to experience and the Seahawks as young as they are now a seasoned playoff team. I think the Seahawks take it in a close one.

Winner: Seahawks

AFC Divisional Round


Steelers @ Broncos
In what I think will be a very good football game it will be interesting to see how Peyton Manning responds after having one of the worst seasons of his career. With the Steelers offensive clicking on all cylinders it will come down to the Broncos defense. And just like the old cliché says defense wins championships and I think Von Miller and the Broncos get the job done at home.

Winner: Broncos

Chiefs @ Patriots
After beating the Texans the Chiefs will travel to New England to take on a battered Patriots team. As depleted as the Patriots offensive line has been, I have been saying this all along experience wins in the postseason. I have no doubt that the Chiefs will give the Patriots a run for their money and challenge them in every way possible, but at the end of the day the Patriots do have Tom Brady and its hard not to think he is going to get it done for them like he has in the past.

Winner: Patriots

NFC Divisional Round

Packers @ Cardinals
In what will be a rematch of a blowout win for the Cardinals the Packers will be looking to come steal a win and get revenge for their week 16 loss. But with Arizona’s high powered offensive and ball hawking defense the absence of Jordy Nelson may be a big factor as it has all season for the Packers. I think the Cardinals defense comes up big for them in this game.

Winner: Cardinals

Seahawks @ Panthers
As the 15-1 Panthers come into the playoff as the best team in the NFL, the Seahawks come into this game after a resounding win against the Vikings in the cold. This game will come down to how well Cam Newton can get the ball to Greg Olson and not give the Seahawks defense any chance to get any big plays. If Newton can get the ball out fast and frustrate the Seahawks defense the Panthers have a great chance to win this game. That being said, I feel with Marshawn Lynch back in the Seahawks offense and with Russell Wilson on another level right now, I think the Seahawks take this one in a very good game.

Winner: Seahawks

AFC Conference Championship

Patriots @ Broncos
After the Broncos took down a good Steelers team led by Big Ben, they will have their biggest test of the year against the Tom Brady led Patriots. The Patriots confidence will be high after coming out on top against the Chiefs. The key to this game will be Gronk. If Gronk can get open and make an impact the Patriots defense should hold serve against a sub par Broncos offense.

Winner: Patriots

NFC Conference Championship

Seahawks @ Cardinals
As the Seahawks gauntlet of road games ends so does the Cardinals playoff hopes. The Seahawks week 17 win was very convincing that they are ready to take control of the NFC. The Seahawks just play with a certain energy in the playoffs that is very hard to beat. In a great game I have a rematch of the Seahawks and the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Winner: Seahawks

Super Bowl

Seahawks @ Patriots
In a rematch of last year's thrilling Super Bowl, the Seahawks and Patriots will once again clash for it all. In another great matchup I predict a Seahawks win. After battling on the road through the NFC the Seahawks will win in yet another classic between these two great franchises.

Super Bowl Champion: Seahawks

-Kid Reporter Jake
Poll: Kid Reporter Hamza Dishes Out the NFL Team Report Card
Week 13 has come to a close and we saw some upsets and some blow outs here are how I think your team did.

Seattle Seahawks: A+ The Seahawks destroyed the Vikings on their home turf. They gave up less than 130 yards to the Vikings and Russell Wilson is slinging the ball like an elite QB. I think he played like a little better than Cam Newton because while Wilson was playing a top-tier defense, Cam Newton played against one of the worst defenses.

Pittsburgh Steelers: A+ The Steelers defense finally came to play. They got some picks and James Harrison got three sacks. Big Ben is playing amazing and Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, and Markus Wheaton are the best receiver combo in football and Deangelo Williams is a beast

Cincinnati Bengals: A The only reason they didn't earn the plus is because they destroyed a bad team. A.J. Green played great along with Andy Dalton and on the defense Reggie Nelson leads the league in interceptions with 7.

Arizona Cardinals: A Carson Palmer is awesome, Larry Fitz, Michael Floyd, and John Brown are the second best trio, and this defense is amazing. Oh I forgot Bruce Arians is a great coach. Up next a really good game against the Vikings on Thursday night.

Philadelphia Eagles: A- This has to be the worst offense to ever beat the Patriots in the Tom Brady era. Sam Bradford only had 126 yards and Kenjon Barner fumbled the ball to give Tom Brady one final drive. Defense and Special Teams were amazing.

Kansas City Chiefs: A- This team is on a roll. Alex Smith found Jeremy Maclin all around the field and had the third longest pass attempts without an interception. The defense ate up the Raiders in the fourth quarter with three crucial interceptions.

Carolina Panthers: A- Cam Newton is now in the front running for MVP. This guy is just amazing. The game against the Saints was a fun one to watch. The Panthers at 12-0 are rocking. Their defense though was uncharacteristically sloppy.

Others
Bills: B+
Broncos: B
Bucs: B
Titans: B
Jets: B
49ers: B
Dolphins: C
Packers: C
Lions: C
Giants: C
Texans: C
Cowboys: C-
Redskins: C-
Bears: C-
Raiders: C-
Pats: C-
Jags: C-
Saints: C-
Chargers: D+
Falcons: D+
Ravens: D
Colts: D
Vikings:D-
Rams: F
Browns: F

Do you agree?

-Kid Reporter Hamza

Did you know that James Harrison can lift more than five hundred pounds over his head?

That's roughly the weight of two vending machines! So if your chips ever get stuck inside one of those pesky machines, now you know who to call! ;-)

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison continues to revive his career, racking up two sacks, seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a QB hit to force an interception in a 43-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Poll. Which team will struggle the most next season?

Free agency has pretty much come to a close with just a few well known names left such as Chris Johnson getting released by the Titans. And now that the big names have been signed you wonder what they are going to do for their teams next year. Sometimes when a free agent hits the open market a team signs the player and gets that difference maker they need. Other times teams sign a player with a lot of hype and they turn out to be a bust. So here are the teams who snatched those difference makers and the ones who grabbed a player who might have been over evaluated and how these teams will excel and struggle.

Teams that can excel this season:
Denver Broncos- It's hard to beat a record breaking season and a Super Bowl appearance but the Broncos had such a good free agency they can go back to the Super Bowl and win. They signed one of the best safeties in free agency ,TJ Ward, and they also picked up one of the best cornerbacks on the free agent market, Aquib Talib. But they surprised everyone by signing 3 defensive stars when Demarcus Ware joined Talib and Ward in Denver. Other signings were Emmanuel Sanders and Will Montgomery. All these players will improve the Broncos even though Knowshon Moreno and Zane Beadles both headed for Flordia. Talib will be a great cornerback in the system with Chris Harris and an upgrade from the aging Champ Bailey. TJ Ward will bring a new type of play into the safety position. Demarcus Ware will help the pass rush and compliment their defensive line. And finally Emmanuel Sanders will replace Eric Decker who signed with the Jets, at the number 2 receiver spot. With the Broncos new free agents they could do more than just go to the playoffs. They could be a top contender and threat especially with the other AFC west teams not being big factors in free agency. And with Peyton Manning and company already in Denver they can improve their already Super Bowl team.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Last season the Buccaneers were among the worst teams in the league. Then they fired head coach Greg Schiano and put Lovie Smith into that position and since then the Buccaneers have been rising. Free agency has been what now makes Tampa look like a more dangerous team. They grabbed Aluterraun Verner a young pro bowl cornerback to replace Darelle Revis and with Lovie Smith being a defensive coach he could develop him into more than just an elite corner. They also snatched Michael Johnson, one of the best defensive ends in the league, from the Bengals. They didn't just go all defense in free agency; they also got some free agents on the offensive side. They picked up what might be the starting quarterback for them next year in Josh McCown and they also signed left tackle Anthony Collins and tight end Brandon Myers. With Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson, and a great offensive line already on the offensive side and Gerold McCoy and Dashon Goldson already on the defensive side combined with all of their free agent additions make them look dangerous. And now that they have released Darelle Revis and he has gone to New England they could maybe use the cap room for more great free agent moves to put the Buccaneers in the right direction.

Teams that will struggle this season:
Carolina Panthers- The Panthers went deep in the playoffs last season but in free agency they haven't gone deep to sign a player. The Panthers have an elite quarterback and a good defense but it looks like everything is falling apart on both sides of the ball. Their receiving unit fell apart when they cut Steve Smith, lost Dominek Hixon to the Bears, lost Brandon Lafell to the Patriots, and Ted Ginn to the Cardinals. Now they have a whole unit to build and so far all they've done is sign the aging Jerricho Cotchery and they have 3 more receivers to go. On the defensive side they put a franchise tag on Greg Hardy and signed Roman Harper from the Saints but they still have problems. They lost safety Mike Mitchell to the Steelers and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to the Vikings. Both were good players for the defense. Now because of all the free agent moves the Panthers are left with several positions in need. They need secondary help, wide receiver help, and right tackle help. Now they have to rely on the draft and even though it's deep I don't think it'll be enough to fix all the Panthers problems. This is when they really need Cam Newton to carry the team on his back. If that doesn't happen they'll be a disappointment but if he does it'll be a miracle.

Cinncinati Bengals- Another playoff team who has just not been a factor in free agency. The Bengals didn't end their season well last season and didn't start the season well either this season. They just haven't been active in free agency. They lost Anthony Collins their left tackle and cut both James Harrison and Kyle Cook which will definitely sting but the big loss was Michael Johnson. Johnson and Collins both went to Tampa but he was not only the starting defensive end he was an elite and some might say one of the best defensive ends in the league. All of those losses including them losing both their offensive and defensive coordinators will really hurt the Bengals. Now you're probably wondering if the Bengals fought back and signed new players. Well, they didn't. They have been one of the quietest free agent teams with a big cap space. Any other general manager would take that money and spent it on free agent talent. Over this span of time they have only made one significant free agent move by signing safety Daniel Manning. To add to that Andy Dalton is coming off a disappointing year and quarterback might be next on the list for team needs. That adds to a list of needs that includes another defensive tackle to help Geno Atkins, another defensive end, and a cornerback. The Bengals would have to be loaded with draft picks to at least get a couple good fits for those positions but they're not. Just like the Panthers I don't think the draft will fix all of their needs. It is deep and I think they could trade up to get a good quarterback or any other position but they'll have to develop them. Now that they are not in very good shape you'd usually rely on the quarterback but Andy Dalton has been struggling so if it's a rough ride for him next season it'll be a rough ride for the team.

All of these teams have been through great and not so great free agencies before so they know what they're doing. And for the teams that don't look very good at the end of free agency must have a secret when they're in the boardroom on draft day.

 

Poll. Would you put this game in your top 5 Super Bowl?

This year is the XLVIII (48th) Super Bowl!  So many great games, so little time...so we're honing it down to the FIVE BEST SUPER BOWLS EVER for you.

 

Be sure to leave a comment if you agree or disagree with our choices, or if you think you can guess the next one we’ll be posting. 

 

After much consideration, some arguing, and even a few tears, we present the NFL RUSH Top 5 Super Bowls List

 

#5 - Super Bowl XIII: Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31 

#4 - Super Bowl XXXVI - New England 20, St. Louis 17 

#3 - Super Bowl XXIII - San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16

 

# 2 Super Bowl XLIII - Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23

 

If you like underdogs making heroic efforts, big time NFL players making big time NFL plays, and fantastic, down-to-the-wire finishes...Super Bowl XLIII is for you.    

 

The favored Steelers jumped out to a 10-0 lead and the game had all the makings of a super blow out. 

 

The underdog Cardinals, however, showed huge heart and fought back. Midway through the second quarter, former grocery store clerk Kurt Warner threw a 45-yard strike to Anquan Boldin down to the Steelers' 1-yard line. On the next play, Warner nearly fell over after taking the snap, but he regained his balance and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ben Patrick.

 

Right before halftime the Cardinals drove to the Pittsburgh 1-yard line.   It appeared that they would take the lead, and the momentum, heading into halftime.

 

But a big time player made a big time play.  Steelers LB James Harrison picked off a Warner pass intended for Boldin and rambled for the then-longest play in Super Bowl history, a 100-yard return for a touchdown.  The Steelers took a 17–7 lead and all the momentum into halftime.

 

Things looked bleak as the Steelers took a 20-7 lead into the fourth quarter, but Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and the rest of the Cardinals refused to fold.   Warner led the Cardinals on an eight-play, 87-yard  drive cumulating with an end zone fade pass to Fitzgerald, whose leaping catch made the score 20-14.

 

After a holding penalty against the Steelers resulted in a safety, the Cardinals took possession of the ball trailing 20-16 with 2:57 left in the game.  Warner promptly hit a streaking Fitzgerald for a 64-yard TD to take the lead, 23-20.  Wow!

 

Pittsburgh got the ball back on the 22-yard line with 2:37 left in the game and it was Ben Roethlisberger's time to shine. Big Ben led the Steelers down the field and with 35 seconds, Santonio Holmes made a fantastic catch in the end zone for the game winning score!

 

Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2nd on Fox.

 

 

à Can it get any worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? This team definitely does not look like the Super Bowl winning team they were a couple years ago. This team does not have enough talent to win their competitive division with the Bengals and Ravens on top. Here is what is holding the Steelers back from becoming AFC contenders: Quarterback - Ben Rothlesberger has struggled to get the football to his receivers while he is getting chased in the pocket by angry lineman looking to sack him. If

 

Can it get any worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? This team definitely does not look like the Super Bowl winning team they were a couple years ago. This team does not have enough talent to win their competitive division with the Bengals and Ravens on top. Here is what is holding the Steelers back from becoming AFC contenders:

Quarterback - Ben Rothlesberger has struggled to get the football to his receivers while he is getting chased in the pocket by angry lineman looking to sack him. If he wants to be successful, he, along with his whole offense, needs to step up and play tougher. If he can help bring back the confidence that the offense lost in the off-season, the whole team can take another step forward.

Running Backs - This position is the biggest question mark on the team. Le'Veon Bell was expected to finally be that extra push to make this team a playoff contender. But instead he has been out so far this season with an injury and is questionable this week against the Vikings. Filling his place are Issac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, LaRod Stephens Howling, and Felix Jones who have combined for only 143 yards. To me, this group of running backs is not ready to make a splash in the NFL and if the roster stays the same in the future it could be ugly.

Wide Receivers - Even though Mike Wallace, the Steelers' very good deep weapon, has packed his bags and has headed to Miami, this group has been pretty solid throughout the first 3 games. The stats might not look very good but that is because Big Ben has been getting sacked and does not have time to throw the ball. Antonio Brown really stepped up in the third game making a few plays look easy. Emanuel Sanders has been solid and Heath Miller finally might be ready to play again. If you're wondering how good the backups are, Jerricho Cothery has been a good number 3 option, and they also have Markus Wheaton the rookie. This wide receiver corps can get significantly better if Big Ben has more time to throw.

Offensive Line- When Maurkice Pouncey went down with a torn ACL and MCL I did not think it would be a huge deal to the offensive line. But apparently it was. The offensive line has been a big contributor to the poor start for the offense this season. They have struggled to protect the quarterback and have not helped the running backs either. Next year in the draft, free agency, or even a trade they need to improve their offensive line because it is vital to their success.

Defensive Front Seven - The Steelers defense is old and banged up. They are not and won't become a Top 10 defense if they don't improve their front seven. They have lost too many pieces such as James Harrison and Larry Foote. They use to be a good team that could rush the passer but I'm not so sure they can do it anymore with the talent available.

Defensive Backs - I still like Troy Polomalu, but he has gone down a level in terms of his play. Ryan Clark and Ike Taylor are still a big factor on this defense which should help the other secondary players improve. Even with those very accomplished Pro Bowlers on the roster I think this secondary is pretty mediocre. When I watch them play nothing pops out at me as a great secondary.

 


 
Overall - This team is old and most of their stars are past their prime. To be great again, they need to find young talent who they can develop into their new young stars.

The Bengals are this year’s hard knocks team, so they will be under the microscope for the entire training camp season. Most teams respond to this scrutiny with a strong season, so we’ll have to see if the Bengals can keep that streak going.   Camp Observations:   It’s obvious that QB Andy Dalton is the emotional leader of this team.   Two rookies who are looking terrific are RB Giovani Bernard and TE Tyler Eifert.   DB&nbs

The Bengals are this year’s hard knocks team, so they will be under the microscope for the entire training camp season. Most teams respond to this scrutiny with a strong season, so we’ll have to see if the Bengals can keep that streak going.

 

Camp Observations:

 

It’s obvious that QB Andy Dalton is the emotional leader of this team.

 

Two rookies who are looking terrific are RB Giovani Bernard and TE Tyler Eifert.

 

DB Brandon Ghee is out-playing several players who were drafted higher than he was.

 

HB Orson Charles is receiving the most coaches’ praise so far.

 

LB James Harrison is one scary dude. He’s added a bit more toughness to the defensive squad.

 

Is he yelling?  Is he yawning?  Were not sure exactly what Pittsburgh Steeler LB James Harrison is doing in this picture.  That's why we need your help.  Post a comment and let us know what you think he might be trying to express in this picture.

Is he yelling?  Is he yawning?  Were not sure exactly what Pittsburgh Steeler LB James Harrison is doing in this picture.  That's why we need your help.  Post a comment and let us know what you think he might be trying to express in this picture.

Poll. Who do you prefer Bengals or Steelers?

Most states that have more than one team in the NFL are usually in different divisions. This is not the case for the state of Ohio. In the AFC North, the Bengals and Browns are fierce rivals. The Bengals and Browns are battling for the Ohio title. Their rivalry started over 43 years ago. Paul Brown founded both teams and they have similar color for uniforms. They play two times a year and have played against each other 79 times, in which the Bengals have the winning record of 42-37. When these teams play, you can be assured a sold out game, which is good news for Bengals fans. Two of the highest scoring games in NFL history were between the Browns and Bengals.

In addition to Bengals and Browns, Bengals and Steelers are ferocious enemies. Their rivalry started as well in 1970. These two teams meet twice a year. The Steelers usually get the victory, but the Bengals bring their best game when playing against the Steelers. The record is 52-33 in favor of the Steelers, however, things should be interesting in 2013, when the ex-Steeler James Harrison suits up in a Bengals uniform. Bengals fans are excited to have him join the club.

 

Poll. Who are your top ten free agents?

Even though teams have signed a lot of free agents, there are still many left. Some of these players have been in the league for a while, but they could be a good addition to a team. Here are my rankings:

1. Andre Smith - He's probably the best right tackle out there and would be great for a team in need of one. Teams interested: the Bengals are looking to re-sign him.

2. Karlos Dansby - He's an explosive player and has a few more seasons left in him. Last year, he posted 134 tackles and 1 sack . Teams interested: Bengals and Ravens

3. James Harrison - His best seasons may have been left in Pittsburgh, but he could be very good again if he went to an AFC North team like the Bengals. But I only think he could be good with a team in that division because he knows those teams well. This year, he had more sacks but less tackles than Dansby. He had 6 sacks and 70 tackles, and in his entire 11-year career, he totaled 64 sacks and 617 tackles. Teams interested: Bengals, Browns and Ravens

4. Kerry Rhodes - He is a solid free safety that comes with experience. In my opinion, Kerry Rhodes had a good season with 67 tackles , 4 interceptions, and 1 sack. Teams interested : Bengals

5. Dwight Freeny - A future Hall of Famer, Freeney is still a good defensive end with some game left in him. Last year, he had 12 tackles and 5 sacks, and in his 11-year monster career, he has 298 tackles and 107.5 sacks. Teams interested : Patriots and Broncos

6. Ahmad Bradshaw - He's tough, explosive, and a good blocking running back. He has 221 attempts, 1,015 yards and 6 touchdowns. Teams interested: Steelers, Packers, and Jets.

7. John Abraham - A good pass rusher but is getting up there in age. Last year, he had 35 tackles and 10 sacks. In his entire 13-year king of the sacks career, he has 508 tackles, 122 sacks, and 1 interception. Teams interested: Patriots, 49ers, Seahawks, and Dolphins.

8. Charles Woodson - Again, he is a bit older but is a great devensive back and brings leadership to a team. Brett Favre was also old, but he was successful with the Jets and Vikings. Last year, he had 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 1 interception. In his 15-year Hall of Fame career, he has 921 tackles, 17 sacks, and 55 interceptions. Teams interested: Vikings and 49ers

9. Darrius Heyward Bey - A young wide receiver who is fast and could be a great WR when given the chance. Last year, he had 41 receptions, 606 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Teams interested: Colts, Lions, and Jets.

10. Braylon Edwards - He's a dynamic wide receiver with experience and great hands. Last year, he had an injury and his stats were 18 receptions, 199 yards and 1 touchdown . Teams interested: Jets and Lions

Who are your top ten free agents?

 

  James Harrison is the best remaining free agent. In his nine-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an outside linebacker, he has had 64 sacks, 5 interceptions and 456 tackles. I hope he signs with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals could use a linebacker that plays hard and with aggression. He will help their defense as well as their offense against the rival Steelers. He is not happy with the Steelers, so he will play hard against them and want to beat them.   

 


James Harrison is the best remaining free agent. In his nine-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an outside linebacker, he has had 64 sacks, 5 interceptions and 456 tackles. I hope he signs with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals could use a linebacker that plays hard and with aggression. He will help their defense as well as their offense against the rival Steelers. He is not happy with the Steelers, so he will play hard against them and want to beat them. 

 

Poll. Are the Steelers still contenders or just pretenders?

8-8 is good enough for some teams but not the Steelers.  Despite the Steelers having the stingiest defense in the NFL, this team just couldn’t win consistently. Could this be the end of the Steelers time as a yearly contender?

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

2012 Record: 8-8

 

Grade: C

 

The Good:

 

  • - WR Antonio Brown did well in a supporting role with 787 receiving yards and five TDs.  
  • - The Steelers D allowed the fewest yards per game in the NFL.
  • -  TE Heath Miller had a monster year leading the team in catches (71) and posting 816 receiving yards with 8 TDs.

 

The Bad:

 

  • - The offense was ranked 21st in total yards gained.
  • - They were 24th in turnover margin at -10. 
  • - Big time playmaker and primary deep-threat WR Mike Wallace is gone and so is LB James Harrison.
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The Future:

  • - Draft Position #17: LB Jarvis Jones and WR Robert Woods in a later round.
  • - Free Agent Targets: There’s a lot of need including LB, WR, O-line and D-line.
  • - Trade: They have a lot of veterans at other positions but a proven WR would be a huge help.
Darrelle Revis is one of the best and most exiting players in New York Jets history. But I think they will cut him, and I’m here to tell you where I think he’ll be in 2013. The Pittsburgh Steelers recently cut James Harrison, a Pro Bowl linebacker who can tackle ball carriers and intercept passes. Now, all they really have is Troy Polamalu, who is a great player. But can one safety lead a whole defense by himself? I think the Steelers will sign Darrelle Revis to a five year deal beca

Darrelle Revis is one of the best and most exiting players in New York Jets history. But I think they will cut him, and I’m here to tell you where I think he’ll be in 2013. The Pittsburgh Steelers recently cut James Harrison, a Pro Bowl linebacker who can tackle ball carriers and intercept passes. Now, all they really have is Troy Polamalu, who is a great player. But can one safety lead a whole defense by himself? I think the Steelers will sign Darrelle Revis to a five year deal because after cutting Harrison, they need to regain their defensive attack, a reincarnation of their Steel Curtain Defense. With Revis, a good linebacker from the Draft, and a wide receiver to replace Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh could improve greatly from their mediocre 8-8 2012 season, and maybe even make a Super Bowl run.