First Quarter – here we go!
First play, can’t cover a tight end and Artie Burns in coverage.
Defense looks good tonight out of the gate against the run. Looking for Dupree to have a big night.
A three and out is a great start! You can hear the Steelers fans in the stadium. Only took the idiot Collinsworth 3 plays to make a mistake, God I hate him.
Switzer standard nothing return. When will we finally change our special teams coach.
Let’s go Duck! Love taking a shot on first down, not a great throw.
Conner for a loss, MacDonald for not enough, three and out.
First penalty of the night, false start on a punt – Chargers at their 20.
Ok, we’re banging Rivers around right off the bat.
Backwards pass, Devin Bush, TOUCHDOWN!!!! That’s why you move up 10 spots in the first round, what an athlete. Steelers 7-0
Gordon gets started, quick out route and a Charger first down.
Tipped!!! Bush is there again!!! Again, that’s why you move up 10 spots, Tyson with the tip. That’s Devin Bush at +6 in turnovers for him alone this season.
Conner for a couple, then Conner on a quick pass for a few, third down.
Conner again, first down! Hodges 3-4 so far.
Hand off exchange a little goofy, Conner for 1. Conner again 3 and 4.
Conner on a pass, where’s the spot? First down!
Conner off-tackle, TOUCHDOWN! Steelers 14-0
Chargers from the 24.
Gordon for nothing. Keenan Allen first down.
Given the injuries tonight, Barron, Nelson, this is essentially last years defense plus Bush.
Gordon for 4, Gordon for nothing. Completion, short defense will get off the field.
Good punt and of course a special teams penalty, but it’s on the Chargers, shocked! Going to re-kick, as Tunch Ilkin always says, re-kicks always lead to big plays. Or one more yard. We start at the 14.
Conner on the loose, 11 yards (6-30) exactly what we I called for in today’s post, Steeler football, hard defense and pound the running game. End of the first quarter, Steelers up by 14.
Diontae Johnson for 8 on a quick hand off.
Benny Snell football time, or not.
Conner pounds for the first down.
Conner for two, damn he’s running hard tonight.
Diontae Johnson for a first down, love this kids route running.
Benny Snell for 4. Duck for 2 and Desmond King thumps him.
Conner is a beast and the Chargers knock him over the line for a first down.
Benny Snell bangs through the jumbo set for 7. Benny Snell football, first down!
Snell for one, man we’re finally eating up clock for the first time this season.
Two yards on first down. Conner quick out, breaks a tackle, TOUCHDOWN! Jesus after the broken tackle he strolled in from the 15. Steelers 21-0
Chargers from the 14 and a nice run for a first down.
Chickillo got a gift and couldn’t pull it in. Nice line play, no gain third and 13.
And we let someone float into the middle of the zone for 13, right in front of guess who, Artie Burns.
Eckler for nothing. Oh Shit – Bush’s down. He’s walking off, hopefully it’s not serious.
Rivers airs it out he’s open, and Williams drops it.
Williams, first down, right in front of, oh yeah, Artie Burns.
Jesus can we cover Williams, play fake damn near cost us a touchdown.
Gordon for nothing, two minute warning.
Rivers intentional grounding, Big Dan putting on the pressure. Gordon short pass, fourth down.
Field goal attempt – DOINK!!!!!
A quick run and that’s the half 21- 0, a first half shutout!!!!!!!!!
Tuitt is out. Defensive offsides, 5 yards first down and five.
Hodges to Conner and he’s off, first down.
Snell for 4. Diontae Johnson drops the pass but Davis whacks Johnson and picks up a 15 yard penalty, first down.
Conner for nothing.
Duck is flushed from cover and tosses it away down the line.
Wow, great screen, Snell to the 20 but it looks like a hold on the play, JuJu commits the crime.
3 and 6 instead of a first down. More flags, looks like defensive offsides, third and one.
Benny Snell football! First down! And the Chargers get an unsportsmanlike, Desmond King, ooh that was a chippy penalty. The refs have sucked all over the NFL today.
Conner looks banged up on the sideline, we can’t catch a break.
Another bad snap but Snell with a good run, third and four.
Snell, measuring for a first down. OMG, first down by one link in the chain, let’s pound this in from the 2!
Conner is in!!!! And goes nowhere.
Conner for a half yard.
Horrible snap, ball rolling down the field, Hodges scoops it up and throws it away.
Bringing in Boswell. Money! Steelers 24-0
Crap run, Rivers a quick pass and it’s third and 2.
TJ Watt blocks River’s pass.
Not much, loss of 1 and then. Moncrief with a diving catch for a first down.
Yes, you read that right Moncrief caught the ball.
Twelve men in the huddle, first and 15.
Conner strung out for nothing. Man we are chewing up clock though.
Conner for two and out of pounds, nothing good there, third and 13.
Check down to Conner and he gets 12. Time to punt.
Holy Shit! Muffed punt, Justin Layne knocks it out and recovers. But it’s probably going back over to the Chargers for fair catch interference and that would be a fair call.
Chargers ball, fair call but the boos in the stadium are loud, crowd over half Steeler fans.
Watt almost gets the sack Rivers throws it away deep.
Rivers abuses the zone coverage for 25. Devin Bush picks up an unsportsmanlike penalty, gives up 15.
Wow, great play by Rivers, negated by a hold on Bud Dupree.
Hilton wraps up on a short pass.
Bush whiffs on a short pass, luckly Vince bangs him down but Eckler runs for a first down.
Chargers first and 10 just over mid field, 20 yard pass, Chargers on the 30.
Bush whiffs on another tackle and the Chargers have a first down, Devin Bush needs to amp up and wrap up.
Rivers to the endzone, out of bounds.
Finally, everyone sacks Rivers, Watt and Chickillo.
Who the hell is impersonating Collinsworth, he’s complimenting the Steelers.
Haden makes a magnificent pass break up! Fourth down.
Ahhh there he is, poor Phillip Rivers has never had a good left tackle, Chargers field goal.
Pittsburgh 24 – San Diego 3
Snell for 3, Vannett for 6, that wasn’t a catch, Steelers get to the line, Benny Snell for the first down.
JuJu finally on the slant for 7.
Benny Snell football is kicking in, first down.
Bad throw deep, interception Chargers, Jenkins made a good play on a ball Hodges put too much air under.
Rivers airs it out, three guys back but the receiver was open and Artie Burns in coverage.
Williams for 11, first down.
Steelers defense looked confused, another first down, 22 yards right in front of Artie Burns.
Pass deflected, the rush is really getting home but the coverage looks confused.
Good play but the flag comes in and the penalty is on………Artie Burns, hands to the face, first down.
Two Steelers whiff, first Bush (that’s 3) then a DB.
Edmunds with a nice pass breakup near the goal line.
First and goal, another whiff on the tackle, Steelers need to wrap up!!!
Hilton and Bush wrap up, no gain on the swing pass.
Cam Sutton with a great one-handed breakup.
Should have been a touchdown, and now it is, in front of………wait for it……..Artie Burns.
Steelers 24 – 10
Ok, long drive and kill the clock.
Benny Snell football! 13-70, awesome.
Snell for 1. Snell for 1, they gonna let Duck throw?
Switzer behind the line for shit, far too conservative for a 14 point lead.
Decent punt, Chargers on their own 22.
Fitzpatrick drops an interception.
Cam Kelly, nice hit, no gain.
Wide-open catch for 20, they’ve been playing deep all night and he ran past the entire dime package.
Big Dan, hands to the face after Gordon got nothing.
Cam Sutton with another nice play.
Bush nice job staying with the play, third and six.
First down at the 2:00 warning.
Moore for a first down in front of Sutton.
Touchdown, one possession game
Steelers 24 -17
TJ Watt has looked like he’s in pain for most of the last quarter, wonder what he’s dealing with.
Cam Sutton goes up and snatches the onside kick, wild awesome play by Sutton.
Run by Snell for 2 (timeout), Snell for nothing (timeout 1:16)
Hodges keeps and dives into the back of Schuster, 4th and 1 (timeout 1:11)
Steelers elect to punt. Downed by Holton at the 1.
TJ Watt on the sideline.
Hilton almost makes a great interception on a Rivers bomb.
Sutton seals the deal, interception!
Duck Hodges gets a win in his first start, first Steeler QB since Roethlisberger to get it done.
A little confrontation at the end, Philip Rivers being a whiny bitch and grabbing Mike Hilton.
Victory Formation – Here we go!
Steelers 24 – Chargers 17