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On location: Steelers 30, Bengals 20

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to kickoff …

Game: Steelers (5-8) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (9-4)

Time: 8:32 p.m.

Site: Heinz Field

TV, radio: NBC (national), WDVE-FM, ESPN Radio 970

Here is the official live summary.

Here is our Steelers page. Alan Robinson, Mark Kaboly, Ralph Paulk and I are here.

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, recently, 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 country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. Bizrow says:

    • • Welcome Lunatics, if you don’t see your current location below, please add a reply to this post

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    • 12/15/2013 5:22 PM

  2. JohninOshkosh says:

    Pack looks awful. Probably too late for the Steelers, and I’m only guessing, but I bet Green Bay shuts Rodgers down for the year if they end up losing to the Cowboys. Especially, with the Bears pulling out the win in Cleveland.

  3. Brandie says:

    I will check out the link you posted. So glad all I did was mainly lurk yesterday. Seemed likje a tough day in blogville.

  4. Brandie says:

    That piece was interesting indeed! Gotta love the inconsistencies in sports, though some might say this is karma coming back to bite the Steelers in the old keester!

  5. twentytwo22 says:

    Jamaal Charles – 7 rec 187 yds 4 td

  6. twentytwo22 says:

    Rushing 1183 yds 4.8 ypc 11 td
    Receiving 64 rec 647 yds 7 td

    In the MVP discussion.

  7. JohninOshkosh says:

    I agree, but will be uphill battle against P. Manning and the other usual suspects.

    Personally, I’d like to see Marshawn Lynch get serious consideration. Wouldn’t mind seeing a Pacific Northwester break through the publicity bubble.

  8. twentytwo22 says:

    5-8 Tennessee ties it up late against Arizona

    TD @3:12 Michael Preston catches a 10 yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rob Bironas kick is good).
    FG @0:47 Rob Bironas makes a 24 yard kick.
    TD @0:10 Michael Preston catches an 8 yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rob Bironas kick is good).

    St. Louis wins. 6-8.

  9. twentytwo22 says:

    Manning should win it. Charles has quietly had a huge year. He should get a lot of attention now. 2 weeks left in the year. If KC wins the division Manning could lose another MVP late in the year to a RB.

  10. twentytwo22 says:

    ‘Merica’s team.

    1,028 yards and 8 td this year for the crippled rookie.

  11. twentytwo22 says:

    Tennessee blew it. We have competition for a top 10 pick. Fitzpatrick threw an interception in Arizona territory on first down. Cardinals driving for the winning FG.

  12. JohninOshkosh says:

    Unbelievable comeback and win for Green Bay as the Pack remains in playoff picture.

    Makes next week’s game very interesting.

  13. pattonbb says:

    Amazing win for the Pack.

    Dez Bryant once again shows everyone what an immature punk he is.

    Let’s Go Steelers!

  14. Sarah says:

    3rd and 4….. Pitch back 6 yards deep…sigh….

  15. JohninOshkosh says:


    Totally classless move from Bryant.

  16. Brandie says:

    Basically sums up the season.

  17. theplanisworking says:

    Fire Bylsma?

  18. theplanisworking says:

    Fire Bylsma?

  19. Barb says:

    Woodley out with a calf injury AGAIN!

  20. Lad 9 says:

    Woodley with a calf injury and doubtful to return. Shocking!!

  21. Lad 9 says:

    You were as surprised as I was Barb. :)

  22. theplanisworking says:

    Earning that $$$$$$$$$

  23. theplanisworking says:

    Wrong sport, Muppet.

  24. Brandie says:

    Surprise, surprise! What a broken down bum! He is not Bodacious!

  25. Barb says:

    Now Guy Whimper is hurt. Holy Cow!

  26. Barb says:


  27. Brandie says:


  28. Brandie says:


  29. Brandie says:

    I would like to earn money hand over fist for just sitting on my a$$!

  30. Barb says:

    Don’t cha just love his name!

  31. Brandie says:

    Cows and Calves! Just another day down on Dejan’s Lunatic Farm!

  32. What did he do this time?

  33. Brandie says:

    Sounds more like a command than a name.

  34. Brandie says:

    Next dog I get will have that name. ;-)

  35. Went out with a whimper.

    (been waiting to say that)


  36. Takin’ it to ‘em so far.

    14-0 and still over 2 minutes left in the 1st.

  37. Brandie says:

    Needs a teammate with the last name of Bang!

  38. Barb says:

    What’s with all the short kick offs by Suisham?

  39. Brandie says:


  40. JohninOshkosh says:

    Left his team and went into locker room (not injured) before game was over

  41. Brandie says:

    They are not short…they are height and hang time challenged.

  42. Brandie says:

    That’s right Revvie!

  43. Barb says:

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to offend. You are on a roll tonight my friend.

  44. theplanisworking says:

    Make it 21-0, Mr. Whimper. ;)

  45. Barb says:

    Woo hoo another TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  46. theplanisworking says:

    My next dog will be called “wego”.
    Then I can say, here wego. ;)

  47. Bizrow says:

    Could be a spanking coming

  48. Brandie says:

    Where was this version of The Steelers during the season? This O Line has gone through more costume changes than Cher!

  49. Steelag70 says:

    Where has THIS Steeler team been????

  50. Steelag70 says:

    Those who still think Antonio Brown is overpaid, please raise your hand….

  51. Brandie says:

    Blog needs a little bit of humor…been heavy in here due to the friendly folks at the NHL…Neanderthal Headhunter League (With apologies to Neanderthals and Headhunters everywhere.)

  52. Lad 9 says:

    BRANNNNDDDDIEEEEEE! Good to see you Muppet.

  53. Barb says:

    Cincinnati punter’s jaw is broken. Brutal hit.

  54. JohninOshkosh says:

    Rodney Harrison on FNIA predicted Steelers would win on pride.

    I’ve been predicting that for weeks now. Where has it been ?

  55. Steelag70 says:

    Raise your hand if you saw this coming tonight?? Lol

  56. Barb says:

    Again special teams stink.

  57. Lad 9 says:

    LOL. +++++++

  58. Barb says:


  59. Steelag70 says:

    Smallest crowd ever at Heinz Field tonight …

  60. Last night’s crowd was the smallest in Heinz Field’s history, but the Steelers transcended that as well as diminishing playoff odds and won anyhow, and that was just fine with me since I saw them win on NBC-TV one more time this season.

  61. It seems as if the coaches will stoop to anything, however stupid, to try and help their teams along these days.

  62. And the Ravens will be playing the Lions tonight, which will have a bearing on the playoffs as well.

  63. Now, naturally, it’s mostly team pride and battling for jobs and positions and this being the last hurrah for some of the aging veterans, and, most of all, they want to prove to everyone that they can still win football games, which is just fine with us fans.

  64. Of course, Green Bay has the better chance of winning at Lambeau Field next Sunday since the Pack shocked Dallas last week and there’s a chance that Aaron Rogers might start that game.

  65. Chuck H says:

    Steelers kickoff coverage is terrible-needs to be greatly improved.

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