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Final: Panthers 25, Steelers 10

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to kickoff …

Game: Steelers (0-3) vs. Carolina Panthers (2-1), preseason

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

TV, radio: KDKA-TV, WDVE-FM, ESPN Radio 970

Here is the official live summary.

Here is our Steelers page. Alan Robinson is on the scene.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.

18 Comments

  1. Well, I guess its up to me to start this, as everyone is out partying……..

    I hope there are no injuries tonight.
    I hope every backup plays the game of their lives.
    I hope someone else comments in here tonight.

    GO STILLERZ !!!!!!!!!!

  2. Nice Goal line Stand by the reserves.

    Too bad our Bucs arent standing. :(

  3. Now, they call them safeties why again ?

    • Beats me. Perhaps Chronic Sieves is more appropriate?

    • I read that originally they were only worth 1 point and the offensive team remained in possesion, with the ball being spotted at their 25 yard line. Presumably with a new set of downs. That wasn’t mentioned explicitly.

      The term Safety makes more sense if the rule is about a team close to its own goal line willingly giving up a point for better field position by entering the “Safety” of their own end zone.

      A game in 1878 ended 1-0.

      Football was much more defense oriented at the start. The game was about field position. Giving up a point and getting the ball back at 25 might be worth it if it prevents a touchdown (only worth 4 points at the time). And the plays were much different with multiple offensive and defensive players moving towards the line of scrimmage at the snap. A volatile situation at your own 3 yard line. 7 players on line of scrimmage not introduced until 1910.

      In 1884 safety increased to 2 points. I didn’t see when the double penalty of 2 points and free kick were introduced.

      At this time there was no 4th down, teams had 3 downs to make it 5 yards. 4 downs and 10 yards introduced in 1912 along with the forward pass rules that open up the game offensively. Forward pass originally introduced in 1906 but under many restrictions, tweaked in 1910 and 1912.

      Most but not all found at http://www.footballencyclopedia.com/cfeintro.htm

  4. A fine performance head linesmaning by Tom Stabile tonight.

  5. Thats his 4th preseason interception this preseason.
    Priceless.

  6. Don’t think Reggie Dunn will be making the cut…what a bonehead..

  7. Mike Tomlin is going to congratulate his team on Colin Jones making the Panthers the way he did that Eagle LB a few years ago.

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