Cleary, it was a hard year for our players and obviously for our fans, as well.
The Steelers would go on to win, albeit narrowly, 28-24 while the Patriots would take care of business against the New York Jets, so the Steelers kept their starters out of harm's way and still gave themselves a shot to land the No. 1 seed had New England faltered. Jacksonville have done that in recent years, the Rams are doing it seemingly overnight. In fact, we'd bet the NFC rep will come out of the Wild Card round. "Cold is like January, 8:30 p.m., below freezing.' I was like 'Wow, that is definitely a day I will be wearing a jacket'".
It's not a record anyone wants but the Cleveland Browns, after seemingly playing for it these last few years, have finally matched the 2008 Lions in completing a 16-game schedule without registering a single victory. On the other side of the ball, JuJu Smith-Schuster set a franchise record for receiving yards by a rookie, passing Jimmy Orr's 910 yards in 1958.
Despite having the opportunity to end the 2017-18 National Football League regular season with a win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, who were without star players Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, a crucial drop by Corey Coleman deep in scoring territory sealed their fate.
In addition to Pouncey, the Steelers made a decision to hold quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell, guard David DeCastro and defensive end Cameron Heyward out of Sunday's regular season finale. On the fourth and two play with the game on the line, he had it in his hands and failed to bring it in.
Surprisingly, depsite coaching the team to a 1-31 record since taking the reins in 2016, head coach Hue Jackson will not be let go by the franchise, having the club's confidence to coach on into the 2018 season. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV. "I guess you could say from the loss and just the whole season, I think". I appreciate what they've done. I mean, Jackson worked wonders for DeShone Kizer this year. But it's a results business. Rob Chudzinski was sacked after 4-12 in 2013. They won't be the only ones. That is the one thing I came here for and I have not delivered that to this organization or the football team. "That's not something I want to look at".
Finally, Houston's Bill O'Brien reportedly will meet with owner Bob McNair on Monday to discuss his future with the Texans. They will host the victor of one of the two AFC wild card games at a yet to be determined date and time. "We have to go out and do a better job with the players and get them to understand really what is here and what we are trying to accomplish and what we are trying to do". "There will be better days moving forward ..." "That's what I've been most impressed by since the day I got here". You said it, we all have to wear it. Some coaches, tired of the losing and culture, might prefer to move on, two league sources said. Some observers believe there could be teeth to this seemingly outlandish report. They can point to the draft - where they will have the first and fourth picks in the first round - and can point to free agency, where they will have more than $100 million in salary-cap room. Arizona, 16. Baltimore, 17.
EXTRA POINTS: Kansas City rookie running back Kareem Hunt became the first rookie not drafted in the first round since the 1970 merger to win the rushing title, with 1,327 yards.
There's a personal sacrifice for Bell, who won't be battling the Rams' Todd Gurley for the first rushing title for a Steelers player since 1946. Penn State's dynamic RB Saquon Barkley announced he's turning pro a year early ...
But Smith-Schuster returned the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, the Steelers' first kickoff return for a touchdown since Antonio Brown in 2010.