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00:00:10
All right, guys, coming back just a little too late there.
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I'm sorry about that.
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White just got a relatively good return.
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Brought it out to about the 31 Thio start the Steeler second half, and that's a That's a good quote from Mike Tomlin because absolutely the truth.
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Steelers need more from their playmakers.
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There hasn't been much in the way of that s o as we move into the second half.
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Duck Hodges Back in the shotgun, James Connor switches to his left back to pass.
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Slings it out deep Kits.
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Deante Johnson for a big gain.
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Big stiff arm fumbles the ball yet again, but Kevin Jones is right there.
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Deante Johnson.
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He had a career game last week.
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That's the second time, though, that he's put it on the turf.
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The 1st 1 really squandered the Steelers best opportunity at putting a touchdown on the board, but that was a gain of about 24 before Milano came up behind him and punched the ball out as he delivered a devastating stiff arm to trade a devious white little payback for the interception he had in the first quarter.
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Hey, Kyle L A.
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1 19 thanks for joining in the broadcast, Man.
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This one is out to James Washington and on the curl route for a gain of seven.
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So it's been a lot of support passes from both teams.
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Now that I mean, you know, the Steelers have had a little bit more, you know, willingness to go deep to go about 2015 yards downfield with their froze.
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Which is surprising because, as we talked about at the top of the previous stream in the first half, is that Duck Hodges? A quick percentage of his throws haven't be before 10 yards downfield.
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Hodges escapes the pressure and just gets rid of this. One.
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Lives for third down, and it will be three to go.
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Hodges has been smart with the ball.
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He hasn't been efficient with the ball.
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He did have one interception.
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It was a poor throw into coverage.
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Straight, obvious.
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White, who's an exceptional corner on a great defense for the Buffalo Bills, came down with it.
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So third and three coming up and they've got the camera on to remain Edmonds, who has been an absolute terror on third downs for Duck Hodges.
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He's been coming through that a gap all night and has been writing.
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Hodges is face immediately, disrupting any chance of converting third downs for the Steelers tonight.
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This time, he drops off.
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This one is dumped off to Nick Van Net, and he powers forward through two tackles for the first down.
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That's Zach Gentry.
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Excuse me, the big rookie.
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Well, thank you guys for a joint in the stream here tonight.
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I had a lot of fun in the first half, but Steelers looking thio make a game of this.
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It's been a relatively close game on the scoreboard.
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That hasn't been the indication on the field of play.
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James Connor breaks this one for a big gain, showing off the athleticism, the agility with a few jukes.
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He hasn't gotten near enough carries tonight, in my estimation of the way that this ball game is gone, they've relied too heavily on Duck Hodges.
00:03:47
But there he put the move on Micah Hyde, who's one of the better safeties in the game, made him look foolish four yards beyond the line of scrimmage and then got a good block from Deante Johnson.
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And now it'll be first and goal.
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Doc Hodges under center Zach gentry in motion to the near side.
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Benny Snell is the running back.
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Johnny Holten is the lone receiver to the near side, the givens to snail, and he stuffed Carl Lawson Milano on a whole host Levi Wallace.
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There is well on the edge to stop that run play, so the run game is a little been a little hit and miss for the Steelers, but now it's second and goal from the 11.
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They're still lined up in a power formation.
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It is single back but three tight ends, including Zach Banner to the far side.
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But this was the James Connery breaks a tackle, and he's in the end zone for the Steelers touchdown.
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They take the lead.
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They take advantage of the two big plays, the first ones that Deante Johnson.
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The 2nd 1 was a big run by James Connor, and I said it in the first half.
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They had to get the ball to James Connor in the second toe.
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Have any shot at winning this ballgame, and they do just that.
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They get Trent Murphy on the ground, which seals the edge, and Levi Wallace isn't able to bring down James Connor.
00:05:38
James Connors first game back after missing several games.
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He didn't play in one game, but he's been dealing with a shoulder injury and he's looked very, very good in this game.
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He just hasn't got near enough touches.
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And he just showed you on that drive.
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What happens when you put it in his hands? Because he's the leader of this offense.
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As faras skill players go.
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No juju, no bed Mason Rudolph didn't pan out Duck.
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Hodgins is having a is not having a great game, but it made him look good there.
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And the Steelers have taken the lead 10 to 7.
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Great stuff from the Pittsburgh Steelers offense to rebound after a very poor first half.
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Guys, I want to thank you guys for coming into the stream.
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I know it started a little bit late, So those of you that have come in and join me greatly appreciate it.
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My name is Jacob Harrison.
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This is re sports on SportsCastr.
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Thank you guys for joining me.
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I'm gonna take a quick break to get everything shared out.
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So if I look a little zoned out, please.
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Ah, please bear with me.
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Right? Very same, Benjamin.
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Thanks for joining the story.
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Man, just trying to get everything shared out for just a second got started a little bit late.
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So just bear with me. God.
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All right, So the and the Bills will get their first shot.
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Josh Allen comes out to lead his bill.
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He's been inefficient quarterback here tonight.
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He's not done anything to Spectacular, but he's been very efficient, in my estimation.
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In this game, he had made 1/4 down conversion possible, which ended up resulting not the fourth down coach, allowing them to convert on a touchdown to take the lead.
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So now, as they face a deficit, Lynn off to Singletary, who powers forward for a nine yard gain.
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First Contact was at about a six yard gain, and he just kept rambling.
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Singletary has had a very good game to this point.
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You're saying Steelers defense has been a little bit out of character tonight in terms of giving up yardage.
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It hasn't been and there's been no flash.
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Let's make let's make no mistake about it.
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The score is 10 to 7.
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It's been a low scoring bowl game.
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There hasn't been much in the way of spectacular play There's been some big turnovers that Singletary takes this one up the middle and finds a gap for a two yard gain.
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That's good enough for the first down.
00:10:02
Neither team has really flashed anything to make you say Wow, other than the big turnovers, A lot of the wild place have been ones where you want to shake your head, whether you're a fan of either team.
00:10:15
There was a fancy base Mass Cole, really a terrible call.
00:10:19
But the Bills, you know, immediately benefited from it because it had the Steelers come out in a wildcat formation and fumble it true.
00:10:26
Davis White had an incredible interception and Stephen Nelson tacked on one as well, which will pad his stats and make it look a bit nicer.
00:10:34
But he struggled against John Brown so far tonight, and the fullback can't hold on to that one.
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Nick.
00:10:42
Yeah, I believe that is Ah, DeMarco is the fullback for the Bills.
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He wasn't able to hold on to that one.
00:10:50
The accuracy issues have been there for Josh Alan tonight.
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He hasn't been able to control that arm strength low, low pass to a receiver that's probably complete.
00:11:02
But to your fullback.
00:11:03
You gotta put it on the numbers.
00:11:05
So Frank Gore lines up behind Allen's single back formation, thanks to give Scott pressure, and he takes a hit.
00:11:15
But he slung it deep and overthrew absolutely everybody, which is the best case scenario, because there were more Steelers in the area than there were bills.
00:11:25
So third and 10 now, I believe that was one of the first rials, shots deep that the Bills have attempted.
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And while the Steeler secondary secondary can be susceptible toe allowing shorter passes, you have to be weary of where Minka Fitzpatrick is back.
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There were Joe Hayden is they lead this team and interception.
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Stephen Nelson is no slouches.
00:11:50
Well, so really and truly, as they come out in an empty set for third and 10 this one is rifle to the left side.
00:12:00
Steven Nelson can't get a hand on it and get to its John Brown, who has had a fantastic night for the Buffalo Bills.
00:12:06
Really? And truly and you know, not necessarily to the point on that play.
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As he was able to find a spot in the zone, the Steelers kind of playing it safe on that play.
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It's been John Brown on short ends and out routes.
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It ends and out routes.
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So you know, to play to the strength.
00:12:25
I mean, it's gonna be a low scoring game.
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Nobody's gonna jump out to a crazy lead.
00:12:29
This one's going to come down to the fourth quarter, both defense's air playing spectacular football.
00:12:35
You know, just play to what? Plato? What works? I mean experiment on these first few drives of the third quarter.
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But doing what works is what's best for these two young offenses that are trying to aid their defense is in the way that they play, which is forcing turnovers and third downs.
00:12:53
So time out, called by Buffalo to prevent the delay of game penalty, is 9 10 to go in the third quarter.
00:13:02
It's been a good, really good ball game so far.
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A Jessica in Fly.
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Thanks for joining the Stream here, Thank all of you guys for joining us on the stream.
00:13:13
It's been a defensive battle.
00:13:14
It's one of those kind of games that, honestly, I kind of like it's been frustrating from a Steelers perspective as a fan and both as an ****yst of the game they have not gotten the ball into the hands of James Connor nearly as much.
00:13:26
That probably should. Josh.
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Alan, you know, he's been efficient.
00:13:30
Duck, Hodges has been okay.
00:13:32
Nothing spectacular in the quarterback play.
00:13:34
Not even 200 yards passing between the two of them.
00:13:38
Uh, so, you know, this is gonna be one of those gritty ball games.
00:13:43
You know, if you if you switch out the elements, you would think this was how a game should've been played in the snow instead of how Kansas City was throwing the rock everywhere.
00:13:51
Uh, a low scoring affair.
00:13:53
It's still a fun ball game.
00:13:55
We're running the ball is the focus for both teams, but they're still kind of forcing the ball in the air with their quarterbacks trying to get something done.
00:14:02
But these are two good.
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Defense is not a wise decision that Singletary finds a gap for a first down.
00:14:07
Makes a man Miss TJ want forced the fumble.
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And I believe it's Steven Nelson.
00:14:11
Who is there to recover it.
00:14:14
No, it's Mike Hilton.
00:14:16
Mike Hiltons. Got it, TJ.
00:14:18
What? Calling the defensive player of the year because he just forced another turnover.
00:14:23
The fourth of the game, the second for the Steelers.
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So, guys, during the breaks, I'm gonna be taking breaks alongside the broadcast.
00:14:46
So if you want to use the chat feature to talk ball with me during the breaks, I greatly appreciate it helped these brights go buy a little bit smoother.
00:14:56
That was the fourth turnover of the ball game, the second for the Steelers.
00:15:04
The first came on an interception from Steep.
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Even Nelson.
00:15:07
Deep downfield is one of the first real attempts down the feet build, UH, bye Josh Allen.
00:15:13
It was tipped off the hands of the former Cowboy Cole Beasley, and Nelson returned it back.
00:15:22
But it's ill.
00:15:25
Wasn't enough to take a lead into halftime, but the pillars that come out they got a big play, too.
00:15:33
Deante Johnson has had an up and down game.
00:15:36
It's, but they were able to recover his fumble on that play and then James Connor with the two big plays that put the ball in the end zone to take the lead for the good guys in black.
00:15:49
Gopal James Connor, just six, cares for 34 yards, so I would expect now after the turnover that James Connor is going to get a few more carries, kind of try to believe the clock a little bit because this is one of those games where you really want to get the lead and hold onto it.
00:16:03
And I know that sounds obvious.
00:16:05
It's football.
00:16:06
You want to believe you want to hold on to it.
00:16:07
But in one of the these games were just seemingly anything can happen.
00:16:12
You want to be able to have ball control and ball position if you're a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, or you appreciate the kind of football they play or the New England Patriots, or even this in most cases based on their history.
00:16:27
It's all about ball control and ball possession, time of position, things of that nature.
00:16:31
So, uh, as we move forward and these quarterbacks have not played well in between them, you add up there the quarterback ratings and it barely goes over 100.
00:16:41
Delvin Hajis nine of 16 94 yard touchdown, a pick, 68.
00:16:46
2 Rating.
00:16:48
Josh Allen 10 of 1984 yards, one interception a sack, 42.
00:16:53
6 quarterback rating.
00:16:56
So Delvin Hodges Hodges is really built his game back up.
00:17:00
I thought, Josh Allenwood, under a bit more heat tonight.
00:17:04
Only taken, actually one sack, Yes, six.
00:17:06
That he suffered through against the Ravens.
00:17:09
Or we could go.
00:17:10
The Steelers lead the league in sacks.
00:17:13
So if the Steelers were able to get on the board here and forced the Bills to throw the ball, that could mean good news.
00:17:21
In that way, Jalen Samuels catches the dump off, passed for a gain of about six.
00:17:27
This is first, ah, first positive action that he is seen in this game.
00:17:39
What about TJ want, though, as they showed replay, you know, have the wherewithal toe have a punching motion, that tackle to get downfield.
00:17:48
That was, well, fast.
00:17:50
A 10 yard gain second and five.
00:17:53
Now for the Steelers. Duck.
00:17:55
Hodges in the shotgun, he'll drop back.
00:18:03
Samuels is back there with him, and he's gonna go down.
00:18:06
He sacked the form of the ball.
00:18:07
Carl Lawson forced it, but Alejandro villain A wave.
00:18:11
Ah, falls on it again.
00:18:16
They're relying too much on the past game.
00:18:23
It's just it's not smart football.
00:18:25
It's not good strategy.
00:18:28
A great defensive line.
00:18:29
You got Ed Oliver, You got Carl Lawson right there.
00:18:33
Johnson's there.
00:18:36
Two great defensive lineman bearing down on your undrafted free agent rookie who played F.
00:18:41
C s football just a year ago.
00:18:44
And now it's 39.
00:18:46
James Connor beside Doc Hodges in the backfield.
00:18:50
Duck will throw again.
00:18:51
They bring more pressure, and he sacked again.
00:18:53
This time is Trent Murphy and Micah Hyde, so the Steelers can't take advantage of the turnover yet again.
00:19:05
All for not if anything, the only positive is he kept the Bills from getting on the board themselves.
00:19:14
But they haven't been able to stop These bullets is all game.
00:19:17
And you gotta question why they keep trying to force the ball into these passing situations when James Connor is having a whale of a night.
00:19:24
Connor Newman touched the ball on that drive.
00:19:26
It's shameful.
00:19:27
Jordan Barry gets away a good point.
00:19:29
He's really made up for the really just absolutely ridiculous bunny out in the first quarter.
00:19:34
That was a 22 yard airliner.
00:19:38
But as they go into the break, the Steelers they do lead 10 to 7.
00:19:42
All is not lost for the black and gold.
00:19:55
So fun game frustrating game guys.
00:20:02
I mean, I can't stress it enough.
00:20:06
Get the ball to James Connor.
00:20:08
I don't know any other waits.
00:20:10
Three.
00:20:12
Flying great Randy Fichtner has.
00:20:17
He's put his head on the chopping block multiple times with his play calling, and then the next week he makes himself look brilliant or his players bailed him out.
00:20:26
But he is really struggling.
00:20:28
Toe call plays with any sense of consistency or wherewithal.
00:20:33
When a player is having a good game, you gotta feed him the ball.
00:20:36
I know that Connor has been injured for much of his time this season, but you're trying to get into the playoffs.
00:20:45
You can't if you give the Bills a playoff spot.
00:20:48
That means you have the rest of the season to fight for one playoff spot.
00:20:52
And to continue to do the things that you're doing is not gonna make it an easy trek into the playoffs.
00:20:58
You have to make the playoffs because, as we all know, you traded for Mika Fitzpatrick.
00:21:04
You don't have a first round draft pick, so if you don't get into the playoffs this season is even more of a failure than you can really quantify it.
00:21:14
and because you can't make up for a failed season of get of missing the playoffs because you don't have a draft pick.
00:21:20
And while you can say, Yeah, you got making Fitzpatrick as your first round draft pick and you already got a defensive player of the year candidate and All Pro who's played absolutely out of his mind.
00:21:29
He has been completely absent in this game, by the way, which is really frustrating as well.
00:21:33
You know you can't you don't have anything else to build on after that point so and don't get me wrong.
00:21:40
I'm a huge fan of the trade with Make a Love, Make a Fitzpatrick.
00:21:43
He's one of my favorite Steelers this season, but you have to play to get into the playoffs, and I know with the aggressive play calling to throw the ball that is playing to win the game and playing to get into the playoffs yourselves.
00:21:59
But it's not smart football.
00:22:01
You can still win this game by giving the ball to James Connor, and I hope to see that that's what we do.
00:22:06
Moving forward, especially after back to back sacks derailed that drive.
00:22:12
So is the broadcast returns, the Bills will have first down at the 36 yard line.
00:22:26
That's a high snap, and Josh Ellen throws at high tube, but Singletary's there to catch it before getting driven out of bounds by Stephen Nelson.
00:22:33
After a two yard gain, there is a flag on the field, and it's an illegal block in the back against the Bills.
00:23:01
So the Steelers have really won the penalty war.
00:23:05
As Dawkins gets yet another penalty on himself tonight.
00:23:08
He's really struggled tonight.
00:23:10
Hey, hasn't really been ableto handle, but new pre at all.
00:23:25
So now it is first and 19 empty backfield, and he's feeling the pressure Cam Heyward still drags him down violently after a six yard gain.
00:23:49
You got to give credit to Josh Alan for his athleticism.
00:23:52
He's one of the, you know, and not to take this the wrong way is one of the sneakier athletes at the quarterback position.
00:23:59
He ran for his nine rushing touchdown of the season.
00:24:04
That's over half a cz, many passing touchdowns.
00:24:08
He's thrown as well.
00:24:11
So I am.
00:24:13
I know, Bills fans.
00:24:14
They're probably watching this game and thinking You got to do something, you got to do something big.
00:24:19
He's been efficient, although he made just a huge mistake right there is.
00:24:22
He ran in to Frank Gore, trying to give him the handoff and that allow Cam Heyward and company to stuff him at the line of scrimmage and bring up third down.
00:24:39
The Steelers defense, once again is coming through that you still have this third down to get them off the field and give the Steelers offense another chance at extending this lead.
00:24:53
They squandered it after the turnover forced by T.
00:24:56
J.
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Watt recovered by my killing on the last play.
00:24:59
This is an empty formation.
00:25:01
Cam Heyward got loose and forced him to throw in early, threw it into the dirt, couldn't get it to his receiver.
00:25:09
Cam Heyward, a fixture on that drive.
00:25:18
That's the leader of the defense right there.
00:25:20
Cam Heyward, a veteran out of Ohio State.
00:25:28
He stopped Josh Allen from getting too much on a scrambled.
00:25:31
Then he stuffed Frank Gore at the line of scrimmage and then forced the quarterback pressure on that play, and now this one will go to Deante Johnson.
00:25:40
At 24. He juggles it.
00:25:43
Johnson.
00:25:44
They had the big play on the scoring, the touchdown drive.
00:25:47
But otherwise he's not had particularly great game as Duck Hodges and company will take over.
00:25:55
No when the broadcast returned.
00:25:58
So guys want thank you guys for joining Me Here on SportsCastr.
00:26:02
My name is Jacob Harrison.
00:26:04
This is re sports on SportsCastr.
00:26:07
It's just my second game calling on SportsCastr.
00:26:10
So it's It's been a lot of fun to do some more play by play of Ah, I've missed doing it.
00:26:16
It's been awesome to be able to do some play by play again.
00:26:19
So props the SportsCastr forgiven young up and coming broadcasters the opportunity to do cool stuff like this.
00:26:28
So again, as you join the the Stream, feel free to use the live chat feature to talk Dearing breaks and whatnot.
00:26:38
Just again.
00:26:41
Still just six carries for James Connor, and it's just it's not enough 30 34 yards.
00:26:45
He's averaged five and 1/2 yards that Carrie.
00:26:48
I don't know what else you want Another guy to catch is 11 yards and the ain't put the hands in your playmakers.
00:26:55
Simple enough, right? James Washington to catches 41 yards and you've gotta find quicker ways to do it as well because we've seen these Blitzers are coming and they're coming fast.
00:27:09
They're bringing more guys than Duck is keeping in the block.
00:27:12
And as soon as that pressure is on, Duck Duck has the ability to move around.
00:27:16
But don't get too confused.
00:27:18
This guy in Lamar Jackson.
00:27:19
Heck, he's not Josh Allen.
00:27:21
Ah, and avoiding that.
00:27:22
That pressure has been a problem for him all night, especially when it comes through the A gap right into his face.
00:27:28
So you gotta try quicker passes.
00:27:32
Look at what the Bills were doing.
00:27:33
What's being effective against your own defense.
00:27:36
These are two very similar defense's, and the Bills have had an easier time running the ball a much easier time.
00:27:42
Actually, if you want to compare it, Devon.
00:27:44
Still, Singletary is 16 carries for 75 yards.
00:27:46
You see how the Bills are feeding their horse? Yeah, he had the fumble, but he still played well.
00:27:51
The Bills have over 100 rushing yards as a team on 23 carries, four and 1/2 yards per carry.
00:27:58
The Steelers aren't doing that.
00:27:59
The Steelers are sticking to what doesn't work while the Bills are on the Bills are just facing misfortune.
00:28:04
The Steelers have only run the ball 11 times for 37 yards.
00:28:07
They're not playing smart intellectual football, and something's gotta change.
00:28:13
Otherwise, the Bills, they're gonna find a way to retake this lead and turn this ball game around and cliched themselves a playoff spot.
00:28:26
So Duck is under center at the 31 yard line since Johnny Houlton in motion to the near side.
00:28:32
Connor is the back, and it looks like Jordan Phillips jumped off sides.
00:28:38
Jerry Hughes getting a little handsy with Duck Hodges back there don't like to see that.
00:28:45
That'll be a fly.
00:28:46
We'll see who it's on, and it will be encroachment on starlet to allay lay cheers and as a spotlight.
00:29:13
Walter Payton, man of the year nominee for the Steelers.
00:29:16
Big big shout out to mark use County.
00:29:19
One of the all time great stealers.
00:29:21
Been a ton of fun to watch in his career, a real staple of consistency and a guy that you definitely want on your team.
00:29:29
Weekend week out.
00:29:30
It's James Connor gets too carried there for three our game to bring up second and two 4 30 to go in the third quarter.
00:29:41
So the Steelers are playing good ball control.
00:29:43
They're playing good defense.
00:29:45
If they just run the ball.
00:29:46
Biltmore don't be able to chew up Mork Lock and take advantage of the prime opportunities that the Bills offense has been giving them.
00:29:55
Zach Banner is in the game heavy formation with duck under center.
00:30:02
Looks like they're going to start trying to pound the ball.
00:30:05
They faked this one to James Connor.
00:30:06
Get it out to Johnny Houlton, but he gets stopped by Alexander, just a yard short of the line. The game.
00:30:15
And that's one of those where you got to scratch your hunter a little bit.
00:30:18
I mean, it's a good play.
00:30:19
Call credits Randy Fichtner, but the personnel.
00:30:23
Why Johnny Houlton instead of Deante Johnson? And you know that if just if Juju Smith Schuster is healthy, he's the receiver in that spot.
00:30:38
But it it's just there's always something to be questioned When it comes to Randy Fichtner.
00:30:43
I feel so duck Hodges, All six foot.
00:30:47
Oh, wow.
00:30:49
You found a way to fought through.
00:30:52
Pick up more than what he needed and kiss the first down and tried to say about six foot of him, but I was flabbergasted by how he just got a flew out of the pile there.
00:31:03
Slur.
00:31:05
So that's a first down for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
00:31:11
Tough running.
00:31:12
I mean, he got pounded by a big defense alignment right at the at the set of the play.
00:31:18
Dr Hodgins.
00:31:19
You can't question the young Alabamians toughness.
00:31:25
Hodges in the shotgun fakes that the corner gets it out to James Washington, who eats a tackle.
00:31:30
But he picked up seven.
00:31:35
Kevin Johnson was the man on the coverage and the tackle.
00:31:43
Two and 1/2 to go in the quarter.
00:31:53
Father still in the backfield.
00:31:55
Give him on his own read first down, six yard gain.
00:32:02
I feel like the Steelers air starting to find a bit of a stride.
00:32:04
Offensively, they're They're starting to implement what has worked throughout this game.
00:32:09
Connor has to leave the field because he lost his shoe on the play, so we'll see if Benny Snell or Jalen Samuels comes in for him and what they'll do on this first.
00:32:20
Downplay Hodges, 12 of 19 110 yards, Nothing pretty.
00:32:31
He's got more efficient as the game has gone along they've crossed into enemy territory now said that the 43 yard line rifles it out to the outside.
00:32:40
It's picked off today. Devious white.
00:32:43
He's got space and he can reach the sideline If you could get past filer and he does it.
00:32:52
And that's where you look at at Duck Hodges, his arm strength.
00:32:58
It's just it's not there for those deep out routes.
00:33:01
You can test a great corner like that.
00:33:09
Hey, it's Tru Davies White against a rookie and an undrafted quarterback again.
00:33:17
For every good thing the Steelers have done in this game, they've done one other thing to shoot themselves in the foot and stifle their home progress.
00:33:24
And now the Bills are in prime opportunity late in the third quarter to take the game.
00:33:31
And when again Mike Tomlin named Duck Hodges the starter, he said he won't kill us.
00:33:37
Well, he has, because visit ability, but also because of the play calling hasn't put him in a good situation to do right by this team.
00:33:45
Offensively, the give is a Frank Gore nine yards, 2nd 1 upcoming for the Bills.
00:34:18
They're in the red zone, they said at the nine yard line give us the gore again.
00:34:25
He has to bounce it outside, but he gets stopped by Devin.
00:34:29
Bush and Tyson are Lulu.
00:34:34
It's 1/3 and short now spotlight today.
00:34:43
Obvious White is he's just a corner that you can't test.
00:34:46
I mean, the kid was a first round pick.
00:34:48
He goes to the Bills.
00:34:49
People kind of forget his name.
00:34:51
He's an incredible quarterback.
00:34:54
He is not to be stuck trifled with.
00:34:57
He will make you pay as he has tonight, two interceptions on Duck Hodges onto honestly poorly designed throws.
00:35:10
And that's the end of the third quarter.
00:35:12
The Steelers still lead, but it feels like that lead is in tremendous jeopardy.
00:35:17
Third suit from the nine to start the fourth quarter.
00:35:25
So, guys is they take the quarter break.
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This is just my second game called.
00:36:31
I had a lot of fun call in the Army Navy game.
00:36:33
It's been a good game so far, as frustrating as his bid as the Steelers fan.
00:36:38
Offensively, they just man Randy Fichtner man.
00:36:41
He just he just calls, plays and puts his players in positions that are advantageous and that that's what you have to do in today's NFL.
00:36:53
You can't just ignorantly run your stuff.
00:36:56
You have to put your players in the best positions to succeed you Look at that.
00:37:01
What what The Patriots do on what the Crimson Tide does at the collegiate level, what the Ravens have done in the A, F C North, These guys, they these teams, they put their players in positions to succeed.
00:37:14
The Steelers haven't done that.
00:37:15
They put that college is in a terrible situation tonight, trying to throw the ball across the field.
00:37:21
They've run, they've thrown the ball 20 times.
00:37:24
Tau, 14 Russians and Ducks not even completing most of those passes.
00:37:30
He's 12 20 so he's real close to a 50% completion percentage is only thrown for 100 yards.
00:37:39
And what what the Bills have done is they've seen.
00:37:41
Okay, Josh Allen isn't having a great night.
00:37:44
Let's not forced the ball.
00:37:47
If we have to throw the ball in certain situations, we will.
00:37:50
But we're going to run the ball.
00:37:51
They've run the ball 25 times.
00:37:54
That's what good offense a play calling is.
00:37:55
Frank Gore is in the backfield.
00:37:58
Josh Allen will keep it.
00:37:59
He gets hit low by Make a Fitzpatrick, but I think he flew across the line to gain for the first down.
00:38:07
It's gonna be close based on the line judges spot.
00:38:12
He did cross the imaginary line, but we'll see if you cross the actual line and picked up enough chain links to move the sticks.
00:38:23
He faked it.
00:38:24
The Singletary good zone read.
00:38:26
Most of the Steelers didn't really bite on it. Cam Heyward.
00:38:29
He's just he's a better and he's a big defense lineman.
00:38:31
Wasn't ableto read and react.
00:38:35
That's Patrick got there.
00:38:36
But maybe the moment um, that Josh Allen had off of it was enough to propel him for the first down.
00:38:42
That has been confirmed.
00:38:46
So first and goal now, and the Bills have a chance to take the lead.
00:38:52
And potentially, I mean, you take this lead and really and truly, it be very, very difficult for the Steelers, and they have not been able to move the ball through the air.
00:39:02
It would be very hard for the Steelers to take a lead back late in this ball game if they have to rely on Duck Hodges in the play, calling of Randy Fichtner.
00:39:11
Frank Gore gets lit up in the backfield.
00:39:14
Tripped up, I should say, by Joe Hayden, the veteran from Florida.
00:39:19
There's been nothing short of a blessing since coming over from the Browns in a trade just a few years ago.
00:39:32
Tremendous play by the corner.
00:39:43
So now a strong I formation from the Bills.
00:39:46
Second and goal from the 10 heavy pressure from the Steelers offense.
00:39:51
Frank Gore is to take it outside, and it's a poor decision.
00:39:54
He loses at least six as T. J.
00:39:57
Watt, Vince Williams and all hopes of Steelers air in the backfield to drop in for a loss.
00:40:09
It was a power play, but the power pulling guard never gotta block.
00:40:14
There were already Steelers in the backfield, including Devin Bush.
00:40:19
Lulu got There is, well, big play from the black and gold defense, and now they've got an offense alignment.
00:40:33
Who is down? Feliciano? So now it'll be third goal.
00:40:43
Steelers defense really, absolutely has to hold them to a field goal here.
00:40:49
So it's not to put the pressure on the offense toe.
00:40:51
Have to get a touchdown.
00:40:52
This isn't an offense that it's built.
00:40:55
I mean, really, it was built to get touchdowns at will, but it has since fallen apart due to injuries and with duck Hodges at the helm.
00:41:03
Get me wrong fan and duck.
00:41:05
But to ask him to do such a thing when he's played the way he has against this style of defense.
00:41:11
The Bills defense is has lived up to their top five ranking in most defense of character categories.
00:41:22
You just you can't expect duck toe come away with a big time clutch drive this late in the game, that in which he's played to the standard that he has 13 21 to go in the ball game and Feliciano is limping off the field, so there will be a hole in the offensive line for at least a play.
00:41:48
So we'll see what kind of pressure the Steelers will bring.
00:41:52
No doubt they will t J.
00:41:55
Watt, but Dupri on the edges as it's a draw.
00:41:58
Play TJ what made the play big time players something, something big.
00:42:07
Time plays TJ what has been a force in this game.
00:42:14
He hasn't gotten a sack, but he still played a monstrous role as he was able to get Singletary on the ground as soon as he got the handoff on the draw play.
00:42:26
And now that forces a field goal opportunity.
00:42:29
A 36 yarder for Steven Hauschka on the right hash.
00:42:35
This is the easier side to kick into.
00:42:37
And he does get enough onto the kick, splits the uprights and ties the game at 10.
00:43:14
All right, so let's talk about what the Steelers have to do on this ensuing drive to try to take the lead back.
00:43:21
Uh, I mean, I want to say that you gotta feed James Corner.
00:43:25
If you can eat some clock off while you do this, Dr.
00:43:30
You're gonna have to force the bills to do what you're afraid of having to do as well.
00:43:35
And that's Dr the Field score a touchdown.
00:43:38
Excuse me.
00:43:39
So while you're while you're doing that, if you can get a few 34 yard runs out of James Connor, her down or or should I say per you know, you know the word just completely escape me.
00:43:54
That's cool.
00:43:55
You per efforts to get a first down.
00:43:58
You know what I mean? 1st 2nd 3rd down, you can get three or four yard gains somewhere in there, out of James Connor in the running game.
00:44:07
Then that'll go a long way in ensuring Dr Sustaining ability in there and then used the in and out routes.
00:44:15
The quick routes that the Bills have used in orderto to create space.
00:44:20
And, ah, you know, that's where the Bills have found their success through the air.
00:44:25
John Brown and he's been incredible quiet in the second half, but he had seven targets for six receptions, 59 yards.
00:44:32
Do what has worked.
00:44:34
You see what the other team has done in a game where you're both similar in everything.
00:44:39
Both defenses are stout.
00:44:40
Two of the best defense is in the NFL.
00:44:43
Both offenses air struggling.
00:44:45
Both offenses rely on the run, while one team, the Buffalo Bills.
00:44:49
Although they have had misfortunes in turnovers at very poor times on good drives, they have run the ball very efficiently.
00:44:58
29 carries, 104 yards.
00:45:00
The Steelers have only run the ball 14 times.
00:45:03
It's it's blasphemous to stealers football to force the ball through the air, that throwing the ball 20 times with that colleges and two of those were picked off. But your devious white.
00:45:13
He's also eaten two sacks.
00:45:14
He's faced pressure in this space from Tremaine Edmonds on a consistent basis throughout the night, so as they move forward and they try to take the lead on this drive.
00:45:24
It's a very crucial Dr.
00:45:26
I have to get points on this drive.
00:45:28
Almost, it seems like to ensure and ability an opportunity to win this game.
00:45:38
And it looks like Matt Filer.
00:45:40
There's they're talking about him on the broadcast.
00:45:43
I can't hear what they're saying.
00:45:47
But he took a dive trying to make sure that your devious white went out of bounds and half is.
00:45:52
Jersey is now white from the chalk on the field, but filer, the right tackle, is in there for the Steelers.
00:46:01
Zach Banner would be the backup in that situation.
00:46:05
Duck is in the shotgun.
00:46:06
He sends Washington to the near side.
00:46:08
Thanks to give to Connor.
00:46:10
Gets a Washington quick route to your gang.
00:46:12
See, that's that's good thinking.
00:46:14
Just got to get more yards.
00:46:16
So the Steelers are on the right path to thinking about what they have to do is a team to get down the field.
00:46:21
But still you don't want to test Tre Navias wide over there.
00:46:27
Has they show the highlights on the broadcast? You wantto get those quick in and out routes, but don't test for Davey Asswipe.
00:46:39
Devious White is on the bottom of the screen of the broadcast.
00:46:42
He's matched up with James Washington.
00:46:44
Looks like it'll be bump and run.
00:46:46
So Hodges screen passes out to Connor, who makes Jordan Phillips fall to the ground.
00:46:53
But it's still stuff or a negative play as Shaq Lawson got to the backfield and dropped him.
00:47:02
So the Steelers move backwards after the two yard gain, and now it's third and 15.
00:47:14
So a big third down.
00:47:15
The Steelers have really struggled on third and long as I'm not sure they converted on 1/3 down.
00:47:19
That's that's over five yards.
00:47:24
They at least won't have to face the A pressure blitz from Tremaine Edmonds, who's sitting eight yards off the ball.
00:47:30
They bring four, Nick Benet gets the ball and he's trying to power forward.
00:47:35
But remain.
00:47:36
Edmund's will stop in four yards short off the line. The gain.
00:47:40
So that's 1/4 and four that Steelers can't afford to even think about attempting as their deep in their own territory.
00:47:47
They'll put this one away.
00:47:48
Jordan Barry has ripped off to good punts in succession after a terrible 22 yarder flew through the air.
00:47:58
Pretty sure that point went higher in the air than it went in distance in the first quarter, and that led to the first points of the game.
00:48:12
So that's a jump.
00:48:15
And I'm fairly certain to presume that that is against the Bills, which will be a first down for the Steelers unless he was coast across the line.
00:48:29
It is a false start, so a little bit of trickery there from the Steelers.
00:48:52
They try to get the long snapper to look up as if he was about to snap the ball.
00:48:58
I couldn't get away with that one.
00:48:59
No head fakes.
00:49:15
So Barry gets this one away.
00:49:18
Another good point.
00:49:20
Roberts has to fair Cats, this one at the 31 so it's still Fairfield position.
00:49:28
Steelers defense.
00:49:30
It's all on them as Josh, Alan and the Bills take the field.
00:49:44
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00:49:45
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00:50:51
So this is a dangerous drive up coming for the Steelers in a very advantageous one for Lee Bills.
00:50:59
I said earlier that the Bills have only allowed one sack, although there's been a lot of pressure on Josh Allen.
00:51:05
Ah, the Bills aren't in a position where they have to throw the ball.
00:51:10
They're still allowed to run their offense, which has been a very balanced attack.
00:51:14
Ah, and they can continue to feed Devon Singletary and Frank Gore, who have had Singletary, of course, is that a really big night, 17 carry, 72 yard score was having a good night before he was stuffed in the back field on two straight plays.
00:51:30
He Now it's seven carries for nine yards but 104 total rushing yards for the Bills tonight.
00:51:36
So it's a It's a dangerous no way for the Steelers defense.
00:51:43
But has he see when they come back from the broadcast, they're playing renegade? It's time for the Steelers to step up and play lights out. Defense.
00:51:52
Make a play.
00:51:58
What is this? There's a lot of good traditions in the NFL.
00:52:01
There's not many, but there's a lot of good traditions in the NFL, and that's a great one.
00:52:05
Renegade in the fourth quarter when you need a big plate from the Steelers defense, its first in 10 too strong I formation.
00:52:12
Play action to Singletary.
00:52:14
Slings it deep and it's caught.
00:52:18
John Brown Burns.
00:52:19
Stephen Nelson.
00:52:20
Once again, there is a flag.
00:52:25
We'll see who the flag is on.
00:52:29
If it's on Nelson, it doesn't matter, really.
00:52:40
And it is on Nelson, so nothing changes.
00:52:44
It's a huge play.
00:52:54
John Brown has just had Stephen Nelson's number all night.
00:52:58
Beats him with the speed on this play.
00:52:59
He's beat him with his route, running on others.
00:53:03
Josh Allen's play has been very efficient tonight.
00:53:08
That past puts him over 100 cards for the game.
00:53:11
It's been a very old school game.
00:53:13
He looks for John Round again, and that one's almost intercepted Nelson trying to recover from all over the place that had been burned on him.
00:53:25
John Brown accounts for seven catches and 99 yards for the Bills offense, and he almost got a wonder worth the offense.
00:53:41
Ambassador appearances if you're a Steelers friend, but at the same time, you kind of have to let it go.
00:53:46
This one's a gift to Singletary, and he finds a gap on the outside. Swell.
00:53:52
Edmonds has to push him out of bounds after a gain of 15.
00:54:05
Go no well, the son played by Bill by the Buffalo Bills on that play to get Singletary into space on the power play, using the smaller receiver as a blocker to get the corner kicked out.
00:54:28
Another Power I formation.
00:54:30
Singletary gets it again. He'll cut back.
00:54:33
But Dupri is there, and all the while who stops him and that ball is on the ground, it looks like John Brown fell on it instead.
00:55:01
Hers a big play there from type Honolulu to try toe, create a spark play for his team, but the Bills do fall on it and recover a Bill Singletary.
00:55:24
Bill Singletary.
00:55:25
Devin Singletary was the one with the fumble, and that ball is batted down at the line of scrimmage.
00:55:31
So now third and nine and it was a Lulu again on the play.
00:55:46
Who is able to get one of those monstrous arms up and stop that one short.
00:55:52
That's the third batted down passed by the Steelers defense in this game.
00:55:59
Not a very common thing to see when you're facing a six foot five quarterback in Josh Allen.
00:56:05
Third and nine.
00:56:06
The pressure comes, but he steps up and that one is complete.
00:56:09
Four. Touchdown.
00:56:10
The Tyler Kroft.
00:56:13
A big time play, a big time throw from Josh Allen, and that was cross first catch of the night.
00:56:29
Everything is fed through John Brown, but the pressure from J T. J.
00:56:34
Watt.
00:56:35
But do Creed not able to get their hitched up into the pocket Sound quarterback play.
00:56:40
And he found Tyler Kroft, the guy that nobody expected, and a Mark Barron.
00:56:46
I guess he had the zone, but he sure enough didn't give the effort, or at least the help that Terrell Edmund's would have needed to get to that outside and cover that corner around.
00:56:58
So now the score stands 17 to 10 under eight minutes to go in the ball game.
00:57:06
Big drive up, coming for duck and the Steelers.
00:57:10
Can they pull off a bit of a miracle.
00:57:13
All things considered for the way that their offenses has just been abysmal to this game.
00:57:20
The play calling hasn't been there.
00:57:23
Hey, you had your chances early in the game to run the ball, control the clock, and they didn't take it.
00:57:29
They panicked when it was second and long and then created themselves third and longs in the process.
00:57:35
It's been a very frustrating game.
00:57:37
Toe watches a Steelers fan and also is just an ****yst of the game, somebody that loves to watch the game and see why teams they're doing what they're doing.
00:57:46
There's no rhyme or reason for why Randy Fichtner is calling the plays that he's calling.
00:57:51
The Steelers offense has been stagnated the entire game.
00:57:55
Ah, and it's just it's been a It's been an ignorant, forceful attempt of offense.
00:58:01
There has been there's been no space for the receivers, and you talk about the Steelers receiving corps youngest in the league.
00:58:09
It doesn't there's you got a rookie out their fiance, Johnson, who's 1/3 rounder from Toledo.
00:58:16
You got a second year guy James Washington, who has only just stopped now, started to come on in this season and then after them.
00:58:24
It's kind of pick your point there you do.
00:58:26
You like Johnny Holding that much? I'm not, You know, a big fan of Johnny.
00:58:29
Hold on.
00:58:30
He's never really done anything in the regular season.
00:58:32
You really missing juju right now.
00:58:34
I know Juju hasn't had a great season this year, even when he's been healthy.
00:58:40
Trust me, I know is on my fantasy team.
00:58:42
It's been rough, but you don't have the offensive weapons.
00:58:47
Vance McDonald not playing in this game. You're old.
00:58:50
You're looking at Zach Gentry, a CZ the tight end.
00:58:53
So it's been a struggle all game offensively for the Steelers.
00:58:57
They had their chances to feed James Connor when he came out strong that first run 15 yards.
00:59:02
Hey had the big the touchdown drive.
00:59:06
He gets the big run that sets up the receiving touchdown that he ends up getting as well, the very next drive that come out.
00:59:12
They don't He doesn't even touch the ball.
00:59:15
You're trying as the Steelers organization to submit your argument to get into the playoffs.
00:59:22
You beat the bills put, you give yourself a tiebreaker, you give yourself an argument.
00:59:28
You give yourself an opportunity as well, to be the fifth seed instead of the six seed by having the tie breaker over the Bills and instead, the way this game is playing out, you're really kind of giving the fifth seed to the Bills.
00:59:43
If you can't get on the scoreboard on this drive the onstage.
00:59:47
Excuse me.
00:59:48
That's White.
00:59:49
Brings it out to about the 24 on the kickoff.
00:59:56
Duck Hodges on the night.
00:59:58
15 of 23 115 yards.
01:00:00
Touchdown, two picks, both of which went to trade a V ous Whites who has had a big, big game in the secondary for Buffalo.
01:00:18
So now Duck is in the shotgun.
01:00:20
He's got James Connor to his left, three receivers to his right, Davis White playing off coverage on the bottom, and that ball is highly inaccurate.
01:00:32
Washington says he caught it.
01:00:34
I'm not sure he did.
01:00:41
So now a second in 10 Kevin Jones, another young receiver deal on cane.
01:00:57
I mean these eyes that it wouldn't be on very many rosters in the NFL, and you're asking them to be playmakers on Sunday Night football colleges takes the snap.
01:01:08
He's got James Connor to his left, and he misses him by quite a bit.
01:01:14
Now it's third and 10.
01:01:15
So now Hodges isn't even confident in his own ability to hit the shorter throws.
01:01:19
The short change.
01:01:20
James Washington wide of James.
01:01:24
What? Connor on that one.
01:01:27
There's just not a lot of hope that this game is going to train to the Steelers way without a big defensive play.
01:01:35
And the score offensively, Blood's again.
01:01:48
Micah Hyde.
01:01:50
He gets off of it, but he just throws it away.
01:01:59
Cheers.
01:02:01
So now you have to begin to question who is killing you.
01:02:05
If the guy that you said would not kill us is actively killing you, who's the actual real problem you saw under Ben Roethlisberger? No offensive success you saw under Mason.
01:02:19
Rudolph saw really high highs and extremely low lows.
01:02:24
Now you're seeing under Doc Hodges.
01:02:26
Yes, he's an undrafted free agent from an F.
01:02:28
C s school, but he hasn't done anything other than protect the ball.
01:02:33
Now, tonight you're putting him in situations where you can't protect the ball.
01:02:37
Who do you look to now? Who's killing you? It's Randy Figure, and this is it's frustrating.
01:02:48
You're not doing things, too.
01:02:50
Help your team.
01:02:59
15 of 26 is Duck Hodges 115 yards and now Josh, Alan and the team who has established a running game with Devon Singletary, who has fumbled the ball twice.
01:03:12
Tonight, we'll take the field first and 10 from the 24.
01:03:26
Singletary gets the carry.
01:03:27
Tikolo will bring him down just behind the line of scrimmage.
01:03:33
And now the Bills will start the E clock.
01:03:36
And that means that if the Steelers are able to get the stuff within a reasonable amount of time, the Steelers are probably looking at one or one really, too, if they're very lucky Maura offensive possessions, uh, to tryto tie this game up and send it into overtime.
01:03:58
T.
01:03:59
J. Watts Not on the field.
01:04:02
Anthony Chick alot is, and that one is stuffed at the line of scrimmage is, well, camp.
01:04:10
A word is over.
01:04:11
There is long as well as Tyson.
01:04:13
A little Lou events Williams, so that'll force third and 10.
01:04:29
So we'll see how Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills attacked this third and long.
01:04:37
Haven't had a great day throwing the ball unless it's been to John Brown, who is on the bottom of the screen matched up with Steven Nelson, who who Brown has tortured all night.
01:04:51
Alan scrambles outside.
01:04:53
He gets away.
01:04:54
It Tice what practically punched him in the dressed, trying to force another fumble.
01:04:59
Alan wisely holds on, but it's still 1/4 down.
01:05:05
You want through a haymaker they want didn't go for the tackle.
01:05:10
He ran around Devin Bush, who wrapped him up, and he just threw a haymaker.
01:05:14
It just barely missed the ball.
01:05:17
That could have been a huge play.
01:05:19
And that punch been sel I tely more accurate.
01:05:27
T.
01:05:28
J. Watt is a He's a playmaker.
01:05:31
Just missed making one there.
01:05:34
This point is away safely to Deante Johnson, who almost lost track of it.
01:05:43
But he still hauls it in at about the 18 yard line, 5 13 to go for The Steelers, who went three and out on the last drive, weren't able to get much done.
01:05:56
Excuse me, Sorry.
01:06:14
This is my second game in two days.
01:06:16
I haven't called a game.
01:06:18
It's so fun.
01:06:20
So I'm really sorry about that Duck.
01:06:23
Hodges in the shotgun, Deante Johnson takes the stop scream for about six.
01:06:36
Who it came on me.
01:06:37
It's happy.
01:06:38
He's sorry about that, Guys, Thanks for sticking with me if you did through that attack.
01:06:49
So just the 16th completion of the night for Duck Hodges.
01:06:55
That was actually just a gain of four before he went out of bounds.
01:06:59
All of his receivers heir to the top Nick Bennett sneaks in is the tight end on the near side that colleges is pressured again.
01:07:06
Trip Murphy is on his tail, but he gets it to Deante Johnson, who spins off a Troy Trymon Edmonds and picks up the first down and a few more before he's taken to the ground just before going out of bounds.
01:07:19
The clock will still roll for 20 on the clock.
01:07:23
Good play by Duck Hodges To get away from the pressure, find the open man Deante Johnson to get away from Levi Wallace and Terrell Edmonds.
01:07:36
Impressive play.
01:07:37
That's the kind of things that they mean to go their way on this drive.
01:07:40
This could very well be their last chance to tie this ball game up and hope for overtime bunch formation to the bottom of the field that Hodges finds the tight end.
01:07:51
Nick Van et for a seven yard gain out of bounds.
01:07:54
He's testing to Davey is white over there, but he had the arm strength to get it to the big man.
01:08:18
Second and three.
01:08:19
Now duck in the back ability since Deon Cain across the well.
01:08:24
He stops at the formation and trots back.
01:08:29
Jalen Samuels gets ripped to the ground.
01:08:39
Well, that's a telling look from Penn Office Burger on the sideline.
01:08:45
I'm not sure what he was upset about, but you could tell he was upset about something.
01:08:50
Probably the pain call by my accounts, because why run that with Jalen Samuels, who averages two and 1/2 yards per carry? Which is exactly what he picked up when you've had James Connor absolutely bawling out all night.
01:09:04
So James Washington Thanks A little motion.
01:09:08
Dark Hodges is in the shotgun, but they have to call a timeout because they weren't gonna get the play off in time.
01:09:14
That's the first time out.
01:09:16
Keep that one in mind as this game goes along.
01:09:19
Third down, upcoming 3 10 to go on the clock.
01:09:29
Yeah, I just have to say there are a lot of good first round quarterbacks that you still wouldn't want tohave throw the ball 30 times in their fourth start, their sixth time seeing game action.
01:09:50
And here we are, Duck.
01:09:51
Hodges is just too throws away from throwing his 30th pass.
01:09:56
That's not a recipe for success, especially when James Conor's touched the ball.
01:10:01
Excuse me a total of 10 times.
01:10:06
Hey, they just showed the guy on camera on the broadcast ready, Fichtner.
01:10:10
That doesn't get it done.
01:10:12
Third and one for the Steelers.
01:10:13
Duck Hodges in the shotgun.
01:10:17
He's got Jalen Samuels next to him.
01:10:18
He lost one deep for James Washington.
01:10:21
Who hauls it in, and he's driven out of bounds.
01:10:26
What a play by James Washington.
01:10:29
Good throw from Duck to get it over the defensive back, and the Steelers have life, and the Steelers have hope.
01:10:52
Incredible ability to track that ball.
01:10:54
It was slightly underthrown, but what can you ask out of duck colleges? That's his fifth reception for 83 yards, and now the Steelers are on the 26 yard line and the play clock ran out again.
01:11:11
This one is a delay of game, So now the Steelers, I believe that was their 1/100 penalty off the season.
01:11:29
No, it was there.
01:11:33
100 no, they say that 100 penalty a long time ago, one of the most penalized teams in the league.
01:11:40
And now you get a big play like that.
01:11:42
You've got time to get the play call in.
01:11:45
And now the play clock is at 21 again.
01:11:48
What is even happening? Okay, they bumped it back up.
01:11:54
Frustrating stuff here in Pittsburgh, first and 15 for the Steelers from the 31 care of White is in the backfield with Duck Hodges.
01:12:04
Hodges feels the pressure from Lawson strikes it across the field, but you're relying on seven Jones inside three minutes of a ball game and what you need a touchdown on first and 15 on a drag around again.
01:12:27
Recipes for success.
01:12:28
That that's not one so second and 15 this game that the Steelers team is showing that they have not survived injuries.
01:12:42
Well, to this point in the season Shack, Lawson puts pressure on duck again.
01:12:49
Duck runs into marquees Pouncey and falls on his own, and Jordan Phillips will be credited with the sack.
01:12:57
And now it's third and forever years.
01:13:04
It's so now it's third and 20 two and 1/2 left to go in the ball game.
01:13:22
You don't have to get a first down here, of course, but you have to pick up something, and this one is, too.
01:13:29
Nick Van Net.
01:13:30
He'll pick up a least half of it a bit more than that.
01:13:33
That will bring up about fourth and eight.
01:13:36
So a smart play called there and that'll take us to the two minute warning in the Steelers.
01:13:44
Having a winning record guaranteed in this season at the very least is on the line on this next fourth down.
01:13:56
All right, guys.
01:13:57
So as they take a break, I'm going to take one as well.
01:13:59
Uh, because, as you could tell, probably I almost died from a confident tax over, up, up, and get some water right now and just a thank you guys for sticking with me during the stream.
01:14:12
My name is Jake Harrison.
01:14:14
This is re sports on SportsCastr.
01:14:16
I'll hop up and I'll be right back and we'll dive into what needs to happen on this fourth down play.
01:14:51
All right, so we've got 1/4 and eight coming up, and that one just went to Nick Van Net.
01:14:57
It was just a short little dump off play, and it was smart.
01:15:00
Here's the thing.
01:15:01
Short routes in and out is what's gonna pick up the sport tonight.
01:15:05
Don't think you have to send these guys for Wertz.
01:15:07
Deep outs.
01:15:08
Keep crossing around.
01:15:09
You don't have the skill players to make those plays.
01:15:13
By all means, don't throw it Horse trade.
01:15:15
Devious white whatsoever.
01:15:18
Have James Connor or Jalen Samuels in the game as a short option because there will be pressure, particularly, most likely up the age gap with Tremaine Edmunds.
01:15:28
He's been there for most of the night.
01:15:30
You haven't seen much of it in the second half, but the first half was very prevalent.
01:15:33
So big play coming up.
01:15:36
It's actually gonna be called forth in seven.
01:15:41
It will be the first play inside of the two minute warning, and it's pretty much the ballgame.
01:15:51
To a degree.
01:15:52
Steelers don't get this one.
01:15:54
They're not going to be able to stop the Bills with enough time to get one back and make another effort of it.
01:16:04
So Connor is in the game.
01:16:06
Benet Century, Washington We're all in the game.
01:16:14
I didn't get a pig.
01:16:15
Who? That fifth skill player? Waas.
01:16:42
The other receiver will be Deon Cain.
01:16:47
Not sure what the hold up is for them.
01:16:52
Getting to a lot of scrimmage.
01:16:53
Steelers just standing in a huddle.
01:16:58
Light clock is not running, all right, looks like they're finally ready to go.
01:17:32
The play clock is rolling.
01:17:33
Duck is up in formation.
01:17:37
The receivers heir to the outside, Benet is to the near side, and there's a time out from the Bills.
01:17:44
They wanted to get a peek at what the Steelers were gonna line up in.
01:17:47
That's the second time out for the Bills, so the Steelers looked like they had pick routes ready to go.
01:17:55
They had James Washington and Deon Cain to the far side.
01:17:59
Ban it to the near side gentry just off the line of scrimmage on the fore side as well, and James Connor flanking dark Hodges.
01:18:12
So we'll see what they try to change up as they come back out.
01:18:19
Same offensive personnel, it appears, that come out in the exact same formation.
01:18:38
So they showed the bills one thing and gave him something to think about on that play and come out in the same exact formation.
01:18:49
Looks like there could be pressure up the middle.
01:18:52
Six men on the line of scrimmage.
01:18:54
Four.
01:18:55
Come, Germaine Edmonds is one.
01:18:56
He lost it up deep.
01:18:58
It's intercepted the third interception of the night.
01:19:13
They went for it all, but they threw it up.
01:19:15
The Deon Cain, who hasn't been on the roster of the entirety of the season.
01:19:33
He didn't see James Washington.
01:19:35
He threw it out. The Deon Cain and double coverage.
01:19:38
And these are the things you can't expect too much out of an undrafted free agent rookie quarterback.
01:19:47
But when you bring him in and you say he's not gonna kill us and you put him in situations in order to do so, when you ask him to throw the ball 32 times, it's frustrating.
01:20:15
Three interceptions by debt.
01:20:16
Colleges in the ballgame.
01:20:19
Poor play calling all night.
01:20:21
James Connor touched the ball 10 times.
01:20:30
I tell you, I'm call Alabama Crimson Tide games fairly, and they get my money.
01:20:38
It's hard to call a Pittsburgh Steelers game fairly when Randy Fichtner is just not being smart.
01:20:46
Ah, which really just means Randy Fichtner is being Randy Fichtner, George employer was the player that got the interception.
01:20:58
Now Frank Gore gets the Kerry and he stopped at the line of scrimmage.
01:21:02
That'll bring up third.
01:21:04
Probably five Steelers take their final time out.
01:21:09
So if the Steelers do get a stop here, they'll get the ball with under a minute.
01:21:14
And I'm not sure exactly what you can expect from the Steelers.
01:21:18
Throwing the ball deep has been feast or famine.
01:21:22
James Washington is at a few plays.
01:21:23
Dion, John the anti Johnson has had a few places well, but ah, more often than not when Duck has had pressure in his face.
01:21:33
But he still had to test them deep because that was the play call.
01:21:36
It's been completely disastrous.
01:21:55
Third and four now, and the give is to Frank Gore and he stuffed in the line of scrimmage.
01:22:01
There's a flag on the play.
01:22:02
If that's on the bills, that will stop the clock at 1 40 right? So they declined the penalty that still brings up third down, but the clock is stopped is the huge thing.
01:22:29
So the Steelers, instead of having the ball with less than a minute, will now have the ball at about 1 30 or so so still have an opportunity, one more opportunity to make something happen.
01:22:42
And don't forget Deante Johnson did have a punt return for a touchdown last week.
01:22:48
It looks like the Steelers are bringing the House to try to block this one and have an easier road to the end zone, and they do not get there.
01:23:00
They do not rough the kicker, either, and this one will bounce for the Steelers favor.
01:23:06
So it's gonna be down that about the 43 yard line.
01:23:09
The Steelers don't have four to go.
01:23:11
They do have to get into the end zone.
01:23:13
So 57 yards is the task at hand for Duck Hodges.
01:23:19
A minute and 1/2 toe work with no timeouts.
01:23:23
He threw the interception on the previous Dr.
01:23:25
But that's over.
01:23:27
You kind of have to act like it never happened.
01:23:29
It was just wasted time.
01:23:30
Your opportunity stands now, so the Bills bring just four.
01:23:50
Jerry Hughes still gets there, but James Corner gets the past, and that is gonna be a face mask.
01:23:56
It should be.
01:23:57
There's no flag on the field.
01:23:58
I'm not sure.
01:24:00
Okay, Now there is, and that will be an easy first down, an extra 15 yards, a stoppage of the clock.
01:24:06
A lot of big things happened by that penalty for the Steelers.
01:24:12
Absolutely a face mask.
01:24:14
There was a fan someone earlier, so it's kind of worried that there was gonna be one where they, you know, going to give it back there for a second.
01:24:22
But they did do the right thing.
01:24:23
That did call the foul a minute.
01:24:25
22 now, and the Steelers take it into plus territory and the ball is at the 37.
01:24:46
Duck in the shotgun.
01:24:48
He's got Jalen Samuels as a protector.
01:24:51
Sends it out to Van Niet. Van.
01:24:53
Net gets stuffed after an eight yard gain.
01:24:55
He doesn't get out of bounds.
01:24:56
The clock is still running.
01:24:58
They could be a bit patient, but there is a minute 10 on the flock.
01:25:02
I gotta call the play quickly and get back to the line of scrimmage.
01:25:09
Snaps it at one minute.
01:25:11
Is there offside? He's got a free play.
01:25:16
They stopped the play well, at the very least, it'll be if it's on the defense thing.
01:25:31
It'll be a first down, false start.
01:25:48
So that's a killer.
01:25:51
So then the 12th runoff a whole bunch of bad just happened for the Steelers on that play after being gifted a few things earlier.
01:26:01
So now 51 seconds on the clock, the graphics says six second at seven. I don't think that's right.
01:26:20
Duck.
01:26:21
Hodges under a Mets pressure almost got it to James Washington.
01:26:25
But Tre Navias White was there, making it very difficult for Washington to come down with it.
01:26:31
44 seconds to go third and seven.
01:26:42
Boy, that is not much for him.
01:26:44
False start, as you could see on the broadcast, but them's the rules.
01:26:48
You can't You can't even fidget that much, and it costs the Steelers quite a bit.
01:26:56
Third and 7 44 seconds to go.
01:27:01
Tevin Jones in motion to the top of the formation.
01:27:05
Doc Hodges in the shotgun, slings it out, gets into Deante Johnson for a first down, and it only ate up five seconds of clock testing Tre Navias White once again brave in a bold move there by Duck Hodges.
01:27:33
There's no fear.
01:27:34
It's done three interceptions, and it doesn't look to have fazed him very much.
01:27:37
He knows he still has an opportunity here.
01:27:39
The ball at the 26 yard line first and 10 39 seconds to go pump fakes.
01:27:46
A lot of pressure goes down.
01:27:48
Jordan Phillips second sack of the debt of the game fourth sack for the Bills under 30 to go.
01:27:57
What you can't do is take a sack there.
01:28:00
Now it's 21 seconds to go.
01:28:03
James Washington is on the wrong side of the field. There's no timeouts.
01:28:06
15 seconds at the snap.
01:28:09
Pressure again.
01:28:11
You're gonna have holding on Alejandro Villanueva regardless.
01:28:15
But it's intercepted again.
01:28:17
Interceptions from Duck Hodges.
01:28:36
He had to evade the pressure.
01:28:38
I'm shocked that there wasn't gonna be holding on Alejandro Villain away, but anyway, but again, he throws it up in the double coverage.
01:28:45
He didn't have to.
01:28:49
One, at the very least, had Nick Van at and would have given you one more play as an effort.
01:29:02
And you can't hate duck for for making the effort.
01:29:06
I mean, but when you look at Duck Hodges on the day 36 passes under 200 yards, I guess it's 38 passes.
01:29:22
202 yards.
01:29:23
Excuse me, four interceptions.
01:29:25
There's not much you can.
01:29:27
You can't You can't ask an undrafted free agent rookie quarterback from Sanford Thio to throw the ball 38 times.
01:29:36
So that's the ball game.
01:29:37
The Buffalo Bills, when 17 to 10 have their 1st 10 win season in 20 years, the first time they've beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers.
01:29:48
And even longer than that, they have clinched a playoff spot.
01:29:52
So congratulations to the Buffalo Bills.
01:29:54
It's very well deserved.
01:29:57
Ah, they're gonna be a very dangerous team in the playoffs.
01:30:02
Now.
01:30:03
The Steelers have a much tougher road to get to the playoffs alongside them.
01:30:06
Steelers can only be a six seed, and right now they still hold that.
01:30:10
But it's still very difficult to do that with the Raiders.
01:30:14
Ah, and a few other teams sitting back and having the potential of stealing that spot.
01:30:20
So just a quick game recap, huh? I've heart enough on what you can't do with Devlin Hodges in that situation and having him throw 38 times, James Connor touched the ball 11 times, and that's why they lost a football game.
01:30:38
There's no other explanation.
01:30:42
The Bills didn't do anything particularly amazing offensively, you know, they had one guy with seven catches for 99 yards.
01:30:48
That's Ah, that's John Brown guy with four catches.
01:30:53
On the year before he caught a touchdown pass, Tyler Kroft caught the touchdown pass toe to go ahead.
01:31:00
Josh Allen didn't.
01:31:01
He was efficient.
01:31:02
Don't get me wrong, but he didn't do anything spectacular to win the game, either.
01:31:05
13 to 2539 yards, one touchdown, one pick.
01:31:09
He was only sacked one time, which is just shocking to me.
01:31:12
The Steelers, You know, the league leader in ***.
01:31:15
They go up against a team that gave up six *** a week ago against the Ravens.
01:31:19
You knew that they were gonna come out and be a little bit more headstrong about those things, but still a very disappointing stat in the way of the Steelers.
01:31:28
Devin Singletary rushes for 21 21 carries, 87 yards.
01:31:33
He had two fumbles on the the night on Lee.
01:31:36
One of those gets picked up by the Steelers.
01:31:38
Uh, so, yeah, I can't I can't put it any other way.
01:31:44
That steals defense played the way the Steelers defense plays on a regular basis.
01:31:48
They got the turnovers and they put the pressure on that didn't necessarily get sacks that force Josh Callender one a few times, seven times for 28 yards.
01:31:57
Hey, did have the touchdown run to begin the game as well, but I can't stop looking at this.
01:32:04
James Connor, eight carries, 42 yards, 5.
01:32:06
3 average yards per carry.
01:32:10
Uh, hi.
01:32:13
I don't know how you look at those numbers and how good they were coming into half time or even in the second half, when you have opportunities.
01:32:21
And instead you do still silly nonsense with a wildcat play.
01:32:30
And, uh, rookie fumbles the ball inside the 10 yard line and that does the game in for you, Really and truly on the game was lost.
01:32:41
That was one of the pivotal plays that cost the Steelers the game.
01:32:46
But at the end of the day, and I've been very critical off Randy Fichtner since the outset of the season, I haven't been a fan of his since Week one last year.
01:32:57
Randy Fichtner is not it.
01:32:58
And he hasn't improved in all this year for the Steelers.
01:33:04
Week one was terrible.
01:33:05
When we had been Week two against the Seahawks was terrible before and after Ben went down.
01:33:12
You didn't put Mason Rudolph in an opportunity.
01:33:15
We win that game.
01:33:16
He didn't give Mason, Rudolph and the eight starts that he had the opportunity to win the game.
01:33:21
And he definitely did not put Devlin Hodges in an opportunity to win this game, either.
01:33:28
If there's one thing that can be said, though, is that the Steelers defense is good enough to make a playoff run.
01:33:35
Uh, the problem is, this is that the Steelers offense is not not for a lack of playmakers.
01:33:42
When juju returns, then you will still have juju, James Connor, James Washington and beyonc Johnson, who are all very capable.
01:33:50
Um, I don't know if you go back to Mason Rudolph now, because Devlin Hodges has thrown six interceptions to five touchdowns now at this point, and I touched on it throughout the game when Hodges was named the starter.
01:34:11
He won't kill us, was the tagline, and between Hodges, his lack of ability and the lack that the poor play calling, uh Hodges did kill us.
01:34:23
So I don't know if you if you make the call to go back, I mean, you're in the thick of a playoff race.
01:34:29
You're still in the playoff, you know, seeding as it stands right now, as difficult as that is, Thio believe.
01:34:37
But, yeah, I don't know that.
01:34:40
That's that's pretty much that synopsis of the thing.
01:34:43
You have to run the ball better, Uh, you have to rely on the run game.
01:34:47
You can't force the ball through the air.
01:34:49
This isn't Bender office worker back there, man.
01:34:52
If Ben had been in this game and played the same game is definite. Knowledge is fine.
01:34:56
At least he's all of Famer.
01:34:58
You know, you can kind of live with that, Uh, but when you're asking an undrafted free agent rookie to go against one of the best defense is in the NFL for the ball 38 times that, it doesn't work out.
01:35:11
So, uh, so that's all I've got for tonight.
01:35:14
That's the end of the ball game.
01:35:15
The Buffalo Bills clinch a playoff spot again.
01:35:18
Congratulations to the Bills.
01:35:20
They win 17 to 10 at Heinz Field, and that's the game.
01:35:27
I will be back next week for the Steelers Jets game.
01:35:31
Hopefully, that will have a better outcome for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
01:35:35
Might do something else during the week? I'm not sure, but that's when I know I'll be back.
01:35:39
Bowl games will start soon.
01:35:41
After that.
01:35:42
I'll be doing some of those as well.
01:35:43
The Pittsburgh Steelers College Football Playoff Uh, playoff, NFL playoffs, Super Bowl of College football championship.
01:35:50
All of those things.
01:35:51
I'll be Thanks for watching tonight if you stuck around for the entire second half extra thanks to you, your fricking awesome.
01:35:58
Uh, I'm Jacob Harrison.
01:36:00
This is re sports on SportsCastr.
01:36:03
You can follow me on Twitter at Jacob Harrison to Jay's two n's re sports news on Twitter and on Facebook.
01:36:11
Roll tide.
01:36:12
Here we go.
01:36:13
Steelers Go get him Next time, guys.
01:36:14
Thank you.
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00:00:10
All right, guys, coming back just a little too late there.
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I'm sorry about that.
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White just got a relatively good return.
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Brought it out to about the 31 Thio start the Steeler second half, and that's a That's a good quote from Mike Tomlin because absolutely the truth.
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Steelers need more from their playmakers.
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There hasn't been much in the way of that s o as we move into the second half.
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Duck Hodges Back in the shotgun, James Connor switches to his left back to pass.
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Slings it out deep Kits.
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Deante Johnson for a big gain.
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Big stiff arm fumbles the ball yet again, but Kevin Jones is right there.
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Deante Johnson.
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He had a career game last week.
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That's the second time, though, that he's put it on the turf.
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The 1st 1 really squandered the Steelers best opportunity at putting a touchdown on the board, but that was a gain of about 24 before Milano came up behind him and punched the ball out as he delivered a devastating stiff arm to trade a devious white little payback for the interception he had in the first quarter.
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Hey, Kyle L A.
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1 19 thanks for joining in the broadcast, Man.
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This one is out to James Washington and on the curl route for a gain of seven.
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So it's been a lot of support passes from both teams.
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Now that I mean, you know, the Steelers have had a little bit more, you know, willingness to go deep to go about 2015 yards downfield with their froze.
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Which is surprising because, as we talked about at the top of the previous stream in the first half, is that Duck Hodges? A quick percentage of his throws haven't be before 10 yards downfield.
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Hodges escapes the pressure and just gets rid of this. One.
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Lives for third down, and it will be three to go.
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Hodges has been smart with the ball.
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He hasn't been efficient with the ball.
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He did have one interception.
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It was a poor throw into coverage.
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Straight, obvious.
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White, who's an exceptional corner on a great defense for the Buffalo Bills, came down with it.
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So third and three coming up and they've got the camera on to remain Edmonds, who has been an absolute terror on third downs for Duck Hodges.
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He's been coming through that a gap all night and has been writing.
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Hodges is face immediately, disrupting any chance of converting third downs for the Steelers tonight.
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This time, he drops off.
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This one is dumped off to Nick Van Net, and he powers forward through two tackles for the first down.
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That's Zach Gentry.
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Excuse me, the big rookie.
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Well, thank you guys for a joint in the stream here tonight.
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I had a lot of fun in the first half, but Steelers looking thio make a game of this.
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It's been a relatively close game on the scoreboard.
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That hasn't been the indication on the field of play.
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James Connor breaks this one for a big gain, showing off the athleticism, the agility with a few jukes.
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He hasn't gotten near enough carries tonight, in my estimation of the way that this ball game is gone, they've relied too heavily on Duck Hodges.
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But there he put the move on Micah Hyde, who's one of the better safeties in the game, made him look foolish four yards beyond the line of scrimmage and then got a good block from Deante Johnson.
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And now it'll be first and goal.
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Doc Hodges under center Zach gentry in motion to the near side.
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Benny Snell is the running back.
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Johnny Holten is the lone receiver to the near side, the givens to snail, and he stuffed Carl Lawson Milano on a whole host Levi Wallace.
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There is well on the edge to stop that run play, so the run game is a little been a little hit and miss for the Steelers, but now it's second and goal from the 11.
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They're still lined up in a power formation.
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It is single back but three tight ends, including Zach Banner to the far side.
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But this was the James Connery breaks a tackle, and he's in the end zone for the Steelers touchdown.
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They take the lead.
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They take advantage of the two big plays, the first ones that Deante Johnson.
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The 2nd 1 was a big run by James Connor, and I said it in the first half.
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They had to get the ball to James Connor in the second toe.
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Have any shot at winning this ballgame, and they do just that.
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They get Trent Murphy on the ground, which seals the edge, and Levi Wallace isn't able to bring down James Connor.
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James Connors first game back after missing several games.
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He didn't play in one game, but he's been dealing with a shoulder injury and he's looked very, very good in this game.
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He just hasn't got near enough touches.
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And he just showed you on that drive.
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What happens when you put it in his hands? Because he's the leader of this offense.
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As faras skill players go.
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No juju, no bed Mason Rudolph didn't pan out Duck.
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Hodgins is having a is not having a great game, but it made him look good there.
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And the Steelers have taken the lead 10 to 7.
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Great stuff from the Pittsburgh Steelers offense to rebound after a very poor first half.
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Guys, I want to thank you guys for coming into the stream.
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I know it started a little bit late, So those of you that have come in and join me greatly appreciate it.
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My name is Jacob Harrison.
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This is re sports on SportsCastr.
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Thank you guys for joining me.
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I'm gonna take a quick break to get everything shared out.
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So if I look a little zoned out, please.
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Ah, please bear with me.
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Right? Very same, Benjamin.
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Thanks for joining the story.
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Man, just trying to get everything shared out for just a second got started a little bit late.
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So just bear with me. God.
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All right, So the and the Bills will get their first shot.
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Josh Allen comes out to lead his bill.
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He's been inefficient quarterback here tonight.
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He's not done anything to Spectacular, but he's been very efficient, in my estimation.
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In this game, he had made 1/4 down conversion possible, which ended up resulting not the fourth down coach, allowing them to convert on a touchdown to take the lead.
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So now, as they face a deficit, Lynn off to Singletary, who powers forward for a nine yard gain.
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First Contact was at about a six yard gain, and he just kept rambling.
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Singletary has had a very good game to this point.
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You're saying Steelers defense has been a little bit out of character tonight in terms of giving up yardage.
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It hasn't been and there's been no flash.
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Let's make let's make no mistake about it.
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The score is 10 to 7.
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It's been a low scoring bowl game.
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There hasn't been much in the way of spectacular play There's been some big turnovers that Singletary takes this one up the middle and finds a gap for a two yard gain.
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That's good enough for the first down.
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Neither team has really flashed anything to make you say Wow, other than the big turnovers, A lot of the wild place have been ones where you want to shake your head, whether you're a fan of either team.
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There was a fancy base Mass Cole, really a terrible call.
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But the Bills, you know, immediately benefited from it because it had the Steelers come out in a wildcat formation and fumble it true.
00:10:26
Davis White had an incredible interception and Stephen Nelson tacked on one as well, which will pad his stats and make it look a bit nicer.
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But he struggled against John Brown so far tonight, and the fullback can't hold on to that one.
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Nick.
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Yeah, I believe that is Ah, DeMarco is the fullback for the Bills.
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He wasn't able to hold on to that one.
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The accuracy issues have been there for Josh Alan tonight.
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He hasn't been able to control that arm strength low, low pass to a receiver that's probably complete.
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But to your fullback.
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You gotta put it on the numbers.
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So Frank Gore lines up behind Allen's single back formation, thanks to give Scott pressure, and he takes a hit.
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But he slung it deep and overthrew absolutely everybody, which is the best case scenario, because there were more Steelers in the area than there were bills.
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So third and 10 now, I believe that was one of the first rials, shots deep that the Bills have attempted.
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And while the Steeler secondary secondary can be susceptible toe allowing shorter passes, you have to be weary of where Minka Fitzpatrick is back.
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There were Joe Hayden is they lead this team and interception.
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Stephen Nelson is no slouches.
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Well, so really and truly, as they come out in an empty set for third and 10 this one is rifle to the left side.
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Steven Nelson can't get a hand on it and get to its John Brown, who has had a fantastic night for the Buffalo Bills.
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Really? And truly and you know, not necessarily to the point on that play.
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As he was able to find a spot in the zone, the Steelers kind of playing it safe on that play.
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It's been John Brown on short ends and out routes.
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It ends and out routes.
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So you know, to play to the strength.
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I mean, it's gonna be a low scoring game.
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Nobody's gonna jump out to a crazy lead.
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This one's going to come down to the fourth quarter, both defense's air playing spectacular football.
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You know, just play to what? Plato? What works? I mean experiment on these first few drives of the third quarter.
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But doing what works is what's best for these two young offenses that are trying to aid their defense is in the way that they play, which is forcing turnovers and third downs.
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So time out, called by Buffalo to prevent the delay of game penalty, is 9 10 to go in the third quarter.
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It's been a good, really good ball game so far.
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A Jessica in Fly.
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Thanks for joining the Stream here, Thank all of you guys for joining us on the stream.
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It's been a defensive battle.
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It's one of those kind of games that, honestly, I kind of like it's been frustrating from a Steelers perspective as a fan and both as an ****yst of the game they have not gotten the ball into the hands of James Connor nearly as much.
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That probably should. Josh.
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Alan, you know, he's been efficient.
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Duck, Hodges has been okay.
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Nothing spectacular in the quarterback play.
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Not even 200 yards passing between the two of them.
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Uh, so, you know, this is gonna be one of those gritty ball games.
00:13:43
You know, if you if you switch out the elements, you would think this was how a game should've been played in the snow instead of how Kansas City was throwing the rock everywhere.
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Uh, a low scoring affair.
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It's still a fun ball game.
00:13:55
We're running the ball is the focus for both teams, but they're still kind of forcing the ball in the air with their quarterbacks trying to get something done.
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But these are two good.
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Defense is not a wise decision that Singletary finds a gap for a first down.
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Makes a man Miss TJ want forced the fumble.
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And I believe it's Steven Nelson.
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Who is there to recover it.
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No, it's Mike Hilton.
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Mike Hiltons. Got it, TJ.
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What? Calling the defensive player of the year because he just forced another turnover.
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The fourth of the game, the second for the Steelers.
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So, guys, during the breaks, I'm gonna be taking breaks alongside the broadcast.
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So if you want to use the chat feature to talk ball with me during the breaks, I greatly appreciate it helped these brights go buy a little bit smoother.
00:14:56
That was the fourth turnover of the ball game, the second for the Steelers.
00:15:04
The first came on an interception from Steep.
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Even Nelson.
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Deep downfield is one of the first real attempts down the feet build, UH, bye Josh Allen.
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It was tipped off the hands of the former Cowboy Cole Beasley, and Nelson returned it back.
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But it's ill.
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Wasn't enough to take a lead into halftime, but the pillars that come out they got a big play, too.
00:15:33
Deante Johnson has had an up and down game.
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It's, but they were able to recover his fumble on that play and then James Connor with the two big plays that put the ball in the end zone to take the lead for the good guys in black.
00:15:49
Gopal James Connor, just six, cares for 34 yards, so I would expect now after the turnover that James Connor is going to get a few more carries, kind of try to believe the clock a little bit because this is one of those games where you really want to get the lead and hold onto it.
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And I know that sounds obvious.
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It's football.
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You want to believe you want to hold on to it.
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But in one of the these games were just seemingly anything can happen.
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You want to be able to have ball control and ball position if you're a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, or you appreciate the kind of football they play or the New England Patriots, or even this in most cases based on their history.
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It's all about ball control and ball possession, time of position, things of that nature.
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So, uh, as we move forward and these quarterbacks have not played well in between them, you add up there the quarterback ratings and it barely goes over 100.
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Delvin Hajis nine of 16 94 yard touchdown, a pick, 68.
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2 Rating.
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Josh Allen 10 of 1984 yards, one interception a sack, 42.
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6 quarterback rating.
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So Delvin Hodges Hodges is really built his game back up.
00:17:00
I thought, Josh Allenwood, under a bit more heat tonight.
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Only taken, actually one sack, Yes, six.
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That he suffered through against the Ravens.
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Or we could go.
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The Steelers lead the league in sacks.
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So if the Steelers were able to get on the board here and forced the Bills to throw the ball, that could mean good news.
00:17:21
In that way, Jalen Samuels catches the dump off, passed for a gain of about six.
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This is first, ah, first positive action that he is seen in this game.
00:17:39
What about TJ want, though, as they showed replay, you know, have the wherewithal toe have a punching motion, that tackle to get downfield.
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That was, well, fast.
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A 10 yard gain second and five.
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Now for the Steelers. Duck.
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Hodges in the shotgun, he'll drop back.
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Samuels is back there with him, and he's gonna go down.
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He sacked the form of the ball.
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Carl Lawson forced it, but Alejandro villain A wave.
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Ah, falls on it again.
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They're relying too much on the past game.
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It's just it's not smart football.
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It's not good strategy.
00:18:28
A great defensive line.
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You got Ed Oliver, You got Carl Lawson right there.
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Johnson's there.
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Two great defensive lineman bearing down on your undrafted free agent rookie who played F.
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C s football just a year ago.
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And now it's 39.
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James Connor beside Doc Hodges in the backfield.
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Duck will throw again.
00:18:51
They bring more pressure, and he sacked again.
00:18:53
This time is Trent Murphy and Micah Hyde, so the Steelers can't take advantage of the turnover yet again.
00:19:05
All for not if anything, the only positive is he kept the Bills from getting on the board themselves.
00:19:14
But they haven't been able to stop These bullets is all game.
00:19:17
And you gotta question why they keep trying to force the ball into these passing situations when James Connor is having a whale of a night.
00:19:24
Connor Newman touched the ball on that drive.
00:19:26
It's shameful.
00:19:27
Jordan Barry gets away a good point.
00:19:29
He's really made up for the really just absolutely ridiculous bunny out in the first quarter.
00:19:34
That was a 22 yard airliner.
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But as they go into the break, the Steelers they do lead 10 to 7.
00:19:42
All is not lost for the black and gold.
00:19:55
So fun game frustrating game guys.
00:20:02
I mean, I can't stress it enough.
00:20:06
Get the ball to James Connor.
00:20:08
I don't know any other waits.
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Three.
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Flying great Randy Fichtner has.
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He's put his head on the chopping block multiple times with his play calling, and then the next week he makes himself look brilliant or his players bailed him out.
00:20:26
But he is really struggling.
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Toe call plays with any sense of consistency or wherewithal.
00:20:33
When a player is having a good game, you gotta feed him the ball.
00:20:36
I know that Connor has been injured for much of his time this season, but you're trying to get into the playoffs.
00:20:45
You can't if you give the Bills a playoff spot.
00:20:48
That means you have the rest of the season to fight for one playoff spot.
00:20:52
And to continue to do the things that you're doing is not gonna make it an easy trek into the playoffs.
00:20:58
You have to make the playoffs because, as we all know, you traded for Mika Fitzpatrick.
00:21:04
You don't have a first round draft pick, so if you don't get into the playoffs this season is even more of a failure than you can really quantify it.
00:21:14
and because you can't make up for a failed season of get of missing the playoffs because you don't have a draft pick.
00:21:20
And while you can say, Yeah, you got making Fitzpatrick as your first round draft pick and you already got a defensive player of the year candidate and All Pro who's played absolutely out of his mind.
00:21:29
He has been completely absent in this game, by the way, which is really frustrating as well.
00:21:33
You know you can't you don't have anything else to build on after that point so and don't get me wrong.
00:21:40
I'm a huge fan of the trade with Make a Love, Make a Fitzpatrick.
00:21:43
He's one of my favorite Steelers this season, but you have to play to get into the playoffs, and I know with the aggressive play calling to throw the ball that is playing to win the game and playing to get into the playoffs yourselves.
00:21:59
But it's not smart football.
00:22:01
You can still win this game by giving the ball to James Connor, and I hope to see that that's what we do.
00:22:06
Moving forward, especially after back to back sacks derailed that drive.
00:22:12
So is the broadcast returns, the Bills will have first down at the 36 yard line.
00:22:26
That's a high snap, and Josh Ellen throws at high tube, but Singletary's there to catch it before getting driven out of bounds by Stephen Nelson.
00:22:33
After a two yard gain, there is a flag on the field, and it's an illegal block in the back against the Bills.
00:23:01
So the Steelers have really won the penalty war.
00:23:05
As Dawkins gets yet another penalty on himself tonight.
00:23:08
He's really struggled tonight.
00:23:10
Hey, hasn't really been ableto handle, but new pre at all.
00:23:25
So now it is first and 19 empty backfield, and he's feeling the pressure Cam Heyward still drags him down violently after a six yard gain.
00:23:49
You got to give credit to Josh Alan for his athleticism.
00:23:52
He's one of the, you know, and not to take this the wrong way is one of the sneakier athletes at the quarterback position.
00:23:59
He ran for his nine rushing touchdown of the season.
00:24:04
That's over half a cz, many passing touchdowns.
00:24:08
He's thrown as well.
00:24:11
So I am.
00:24:13
I know, Bills fans.
00:24:14
They're probably watching this game and thinking You got to do something, you got to do something big.
00:24:19
He's been efficient, although he made just a huge mistake right there is.
00:24:22
He ran in to Frank Gore, trying to give him the handoff and that allow Cam Heyward and company to stuff him at the line of scrimmage and bring up third down.
00:24:39
The Steelers defense, once again is coming through that you still have this third down to get them off the field and give the Steelers offense another chance at extending this lead.
00:24:53
They squandered it after the turnover forced by T.
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J.
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Watt recovered by my killing on the last play.
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This is an empty formation.
00:25:01
Cam Heyward got loose and forced him to throw in early, threw it into the dirt, couldn't get it to his receiver.
00:25:09
Cam Heyward, a fixture on that drive.
00:25:18
That's the leader of the defense right there.
00:25:20
Cam Heyward, a veteran out of Ohio State.
00:25:28
He stopped Josh Allen from getting too much on a scrambled.
00:25:31
Then he stuffed Frank Gore at the line of scrimmage and then forced the quarterback pressure on that play, and now this one will go to Deante Johnson.
00:25:40
At 24. He juggles it.
00:25:43
Johnson.
00:25:44
They had the big play on the scoring, the touchdown drive.
00:25:47
But otherwise he's not had particularly great game as Duck Hodges and company will take over.
00:25:55
No when the broadcast returned.
00:25:58
So guys want thank you guys for joining Me Here on SportsCastr.
00:26:02
My name is Jacob Harrison.
00:26:04
This is re sports on SportsCastr.
00:26:07
It's just my second game calling on SportsCastr.
00:26:10
So it's It's been a lot of fun to do some more play by play of Ah, I've missed doing it.
00:26:16
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00:26:19
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00:26:38
Just again.
00:26:41
Still just six carries for James Connor, and it's just it's not enough 30 34 yards.
00:26:45
He's averaged five and 1/2 yards that Carrie.
00:26:48
I don't know what else you want Another guy to catch is 11 yards and the ain't put the hands in your playmakers.
00:26:55
Simple enough, right? James Washington to catches 41 yards and you've gotta find quicker ways to do it as well because we've seen these Blitzers are coming and they're coming fast.
00:27:09
They're bringing more guys than Duck is keeping in the block.
00:27:12
And as soon as that pressure is on, Duck Duck has the ability to move around.
00:27:16
But don't get too confused.
00:27:18
This guy in Lamar Jackson.
00:27:19
Heck, he's not Josh Allen.
00:27:21
Ah, and avoiding that.
00:27:22
That pressure has been a problem for him all night, especially when it comes through the A gap right into his face.
00:27:28
So you gotta try quicker passes.
00:27:32
Look at what the Bills were doing.
00:27:33
What's being effective against your own defense.
00:27:36
These are two very similar defense's, and the Bills have had an easier time running the ball a much easier time.
00:27:42
Actually, if you want to compare it, Devon.
00:27:44
Still, Singletary is 16 carries for 75 yards.
00:27:46
You see how the Bills are feeding their horse? Yeah, he had the fumble, but he still played well.
00:27:51
The Bills have over 100 rushing yards as a team on 23 carries, four and 1/2 yards per carry.
00:27:58
The Steelers aren't doing that.
00:27:59
The Steelers are sticking to what doesn't work while the Bills are on the Bills are just facing misfortune.
00:28:04
The Steelers have only run the ball 11 times for 37 yards.
00:28:07
They're not playing smart intellectual football, and something's gotta change.
00:28:13
Otherwise, the Bills, they're gonna find a way to retake this lead and turn this ball game around and cliched themselves a playoff spot.
00:28:26
So Duck is under center at the 31 yard line since Johnny Houlton in motion to the near side.
00:28:32
Connor is the back, and it looks like Jordan Phillips jumped off sides.
00:28:38
Jerry Hughes getting a little handsy with Duck Hodges back there don't like to see that.
00:28:45
That'll be a fly.
00:28:46
We'll see who it's on, and it will be encroachment on starlet to allay lay cheers and as a spotlight.
00:29:13
Walter Payton, man of the year nominee for the Steelers.
00:29:16
Big big shout out to mark use County.
00:29:19
One of the all time great stealers.
00:29:21
Been a ton of fun to watch in his career, a real staple of consistency and a guy that you definitely want on your team.
00:29:29
Weekend week out.
00:29:30
It's James Connor gets too carried there for three our game to bring up second and two 4 30 to go in the third quarter.
00:29:41
So the Steelers are playing good ball control.
00:29:43
They're playing good defense.
00:29:45
If they just run the ball.
00:29:46
Biltmore don't be able to chew up Mork Lock and take advantage of the prime opportunities that the Bills offense has been giving them.
00:29:55
Zach Banner is in the game heavy formation with duck under center.
00:30:02
Looks like they're going to start trying to pound the ball.
00:30:05
They faked this one to James Connor.
00:30:06
Get it out to Johnny Houlton, but he gets stopped by Alexander, just a yard short of the line. The game.
00:30:15
And that's one of those where you got to scratch your hunter a little bit.
00:30:18
I mean, it's a good play.
00:30:19
Call credits Randy Fichtner, but the personnel.
00:30:23
Why Johnny Houlton instead of Deante Johnson? And you know that if just if Juju Smith Schuster is healthy, he's the receiver in that spot.
00:30:38
But it it's just there's always something to be questioned When it comes to Randy Fichtner.
00:30:43
I feel so duck Hodges, All six foot.
00:30:47
Oh, wow.
00:30:49
You found a way to fought through.
00:30:52
Pick up more than what he needed and kiss the first down and tried to say about six foot of him, but I was flabbergasted by how he just got a flew out of the pile there.
00:31:03
Slur.
00:31:05
So that's a first down for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
00:31:11
Tough running.
00:31:12
I mean, he got pounded by a big defense alignment right at the at the set of the play.
00:31:18
Dr Hodgins.
00:31:19
You can't question the young Alabamians toughness.
00:31:25
Hodges in the shotgun fakes that the corner gets it out to James Washington, who eats a tackle.
00:31:30
But he picked up seven.
00:31:35
Kevin Johnson was the man on the coverage and the tackle.
00:31:43
Two and 1/2 to go in the quarter.
00:31:53
Father still in the backfield.
00:31:55
Give him on his own read first down, six yard gain.
00:32:02
I feel like the Steelers air starting to find a bit of a stride.
00:32:04
Offensively, they're They're starting to implement what has worked throughout this game.
00:32:09
Connor has to leave the field because he lost his shoe on the play, so we'll see if Benny Snell or Jalen Samuels comes in for him and what they'll do on this first.
00:32:20
Downplay Hodges, 12 of 19 110 yards, Nothing pretty.
00:32:31
He's got more efficient as the game has gone along they've crossed into enemy territory now said that the 43 yard line rifles it out to the outside.
00:32:40
It's picked off today. Devious white.
00:32:43
He's got space and he can reach the sideline If you could get past filer and he does it.
00:32:52
And that's where you look at at Duck Hodges, his arm strength.
00:32:58
It's just it's not there for those deep out routes.
00:33:01
You can test a great corner like that.
00:33:09
Hey, it's Tru Davies White against a rookie and an undrafted quarterback again.
00:33:17
For every good thing the Steelers have done in this game, they've done one other thing to shoot themselves in the foot and stifle their home progress.
00:33:24
And now the Bills are in prime opportunity late in the third quarter to take the game.
00:33:31
And when again Mike Tomlin named Duck Hodges the starter, he said he won't kill us.
00:33:37
Well, he has, because visit ability, but also because of the play calling hasn't put him in a good situation to do right by this team.
00:33:45
Offensively, the give is a Frank Gore nine yards, 2nd 1 upcoming for the Bills.
00:34:18
They're in the red zone, they said at the nine yard line give us the gore again.
00:34:25
He has to bounce it outside, but he gets stopped by Devin.
00:34:29
Bush and Tyson are Lulu.
00:34:34
It's 1/3 and short now spotlight today.
00:34:43
Obvious White is he's just a corner that you can't test.
00:34:46
I mean, the kid was a first round pick.
00:34:48
He goes to the Bills.
00:34:49
People kind of forget his name.
00:34:51
He's an incredible quarterback.
00:34:54
He is not to be stuck trifled with.
00:34:57
He will make you pay as he has tonight, two interceptions on Duck Hodges onto honestly poorly designed throws.
00:35:10
And that's the end of the third quarter.
00:35:12
The Steelers still lead, but it feels like that lead is in tremendous jeopardy.
00:35:17
Third suit from the nine to start the fourth quarter.
00:35:25
So, guys is they take the quarter break.
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This is just my second game called.
00:36:31
I had a lot of fun call in the Army Navy game.
00:36:33
It's been a good game so far, as frustrating as his bid as the Steelers fan.
00:36:38
Offensively, they just man Randy Fichtner man.
00:36:41
He just he just calls, plays and puts his players in positions that are advantageous and that that's what you have to do in today's NFL.
00:36:53
You can't just ignorantly run your stuff.
00:36:56
You have to put your players in the best positions to succeed you Look at that.
00:37:01
What what The Patriots do on what the Crimson Tide does at the collegiate level, what the Ravens have done in the A, F C North, These guys, they these teams, they put their players in positions to succeed.
00:37:14
The Steelers haven't done that.
00:37:15
They put that college is in a terrible situation tonight, trying to throw the ball across the field.
00:37:21
They've run, they've thrown the ball 20 times.
00:37:24
Tau, 14 Russians and Ducks not even completing most of those passes.
00:37:30
He's 12 20 so he's real close to a 50% completion percentage is only thrown for 100 yards.
00:37:39
And what what the Bills have done is they've seen.
00:37:41
Okay, Josh Allen isn't having a great night.
00:37:44
Let's not forced the ball.
00:37:47
If we have to throw the ball in certain situations, we will.
00:37:50
But we're going to run the ball.
00:37:51
They've run the ball 25 times.
00:37:54
That's what good offense a play calling is.
00:37:55
Frank Gore is in the backfield.
00:37:58
Josh Allen will keep it.
00:37:59
He gets hit low by Make a Fitzpatrick, but I think he flew across the line to gain for the first down.
00:38:07
It's gonna be close based on the line judges spot.
00:38:12
He did cross the imaginary line, but we'll see if you cross the actual line and picked up enough chain links to move the sticks.
00:38:23
He faked it.
00:38:24
The Singletary good zone read.
00:38:26
Most of the Steelers didn't really bite on it. Cam Heyward.
00:38:29
He's just he's a better and he's a big defense lineman.
00:38:31
Wasn't ableto read and react.
00:38:35
That's Patrick got there.
00:38:36
But maybe the moment um, that Josh Allen had off of it was enough to propel him for the first down.
00:38:42
That has been confirmed.
00:38:46
So first and goal now, and the Bills have a chance to take the lead.
00:38:52
And potentially, I mean, you take this lead and really and truly, it be very, very difficult for the Steelers, and they have not been able to move the ball through the air.
00:39:02
It would be very hard for the Steelers to take a lead back late in this ball game if they have to rely on Duck Hodges in the play, calling of Randy Fichtner.
00:39:11
Frank Gore gets lit up in the backfield.
00:39:14
Tripped up, I should say, by Joe Hayden, the veteran from Florida.
00:39:19
There's been nothing short of a blessing since coming over from the Browns in a trade just a few years ago.
00:39:32
Tremendous play by the corner.
00:39:43
So now a strong I formation from the Bills.
00:39:46
Second and goal from the 10 heavy pressure from the Steelers offense.
00:39:51
Frank Gore is to take it outside, and it's a poor decision.
00:39:54
He loses at least six as T. J.
00:39:57
Watt, Vince Williams and all hopes of Steelers air in the backfield to drop in for a loss.
00:40:09
It was a power play, but the power pulling guard never gotta block.
00:40:14
There were already Steelers in the backfield, including Devin Bush.
00:40:19
Lulu got There is, well, big play from the black and gold defense, and now they've got an offense alignment.
00:40:33
Who is down? Feliciano? So now it'll be third goal.
00:40:43
Steelers defense really, absolutely has to hold them to a field goal here.
00:40:49
So it's not to put the pressure on the offense toe.
00:40:51
Have to get a touchdown.
00:40:52
This isn't an offense that it's built.
00:40:55
I mean, really, it was built to get touchdowns at will, but it has since fallen apart due to injuries and with duck Hodges at the helm.
00:41:03
Get me wrong fan and duck.
00:41:05
But to ask him to do such a thing when he's played the way he has against this style of defense.
00:41:11
The Bills defense is has lived up to their top five ranking in most defense of character categories.
00:41:22
You just you can't expect duck toe come away with a big time clutch drive this late in the game, that in which he's played to the standard that he has 13 21 to go in the ball game and Feliciano is limping off the field, so there will be a hole in the offensive line for at least a play.
00:41:48
So we'll see what kind of pressure the Steelers will bring.
00:41:52
No doubt they will t J.
00:41:55
Watt, but Dupri on the edges as it's a draw.
00:41:58
Play TJ what made the play big time players something, something big.
00:42:07
Time plays TJ what has been a force in this game.
00:42:14
He hasn't gotten a sack, but he still played a monstrous role as he was able to get Singletary on the ground as soon as he got the handoff on the draw play.
00:42:26
And now that forces a field goal opportunity.
00:42:29
A 36 yarder for Steven Hauschka on the right hash.
00:42:35
This is the easier side to kick into.
00:42:37
And he does get enough onto the kick, splits the uprights and ties the game at 10.
00:43:14
All right, so let's talk about what the Steelers have to do on this ensuing drive to try to take the lead back.
00:43:21
Uh, I mean, I want to say that you gotta feed James Corner.
00:43:25
If you can eat some clock off while you do this, Dr.
00:43:30
You're gonna have to force the bills to do what you're afraid of having to do as well.
00:43:35
And that's Dr the Field score a touchdown.
00:43:38
Excuse me.
00:43:39
So while you're while you're doing that, if you can get a few 34 yard runs out of James Connor, her down or or should I say per you know, you know the word just completely escape me.
00:43:54
That's cool.
00:43:55
You per efforts to get a first down.
00:43:58
You know what I mean? 1st 2nd 3rd down, you can get three or four yard gains somewhere in there, out of James Connor in the running game.
00:44:07
Then that'll go a long way in ensuring Dr Sustaining ability in there and then used the in and out routes.
00:44:15
The quick routes that the Bills have used in orderto to create space.
00:44:20
And, ah, you know, that's where the Bills have found their success through the air.
00:44:25
John Brown and he's been incredible quiet in the second half, but he had seven targets for six receptions, 59 yards.
00:44:32
Do what has worked.
00:44:34
You see what the other team has done in a game where you're both similar in everything.
00:44:39
Both defenses are stout.
00:44:40
Two of the best defense is in the NFL.
00:44:43
Both offenses air struggling.
00:44:45
Both offenses rely on the run, while one team, the Buffalo Bills.
00:44:49
Although they have had misfortunes in turnovers at very poor times on good drives, they have run the ball very efficiently.
00:44:58
29 carries, 104 yards.
00:45:00
The Steelers have only run the ball 14 times.
00:45:03
It's it's blasphemous to stealers football to force the ball through the air, that throwing the ball 20 times with that colleges and two of those were picked off. But your devious white.
00:45:13
He's also eaten two sacks.
00:45:14
He's faced pressure in this space from Tremaine Edmonds on a consistent basis throughout the night, so as they move forward and they try to take the lead on this drive.
00:45:24
It's a very crucial Dr.
00:45:26
I have to get points on this drive.
00:45:28
Almost, it seems like to ensure and ability an opportunity to win this game.
00:45:38
And it looks like Matt Filer.
00:45:40
There's they're talking about him on the broadcast.
00:45:43
I can't hear what they're saying.
00:45:47
But he took a dive trying to make sure that your devious white went out of bounds and half is.
00:45:52
Jersey is now white from the chalk on the field, but filer, the right tackle, is in there for the Steelers.
00:46:01
Zach Banner would be the backup in that situation.
00:46:05
Duck is in the shotgun.
00:46:06
He sends Washington to the near side.
00:46:08
Thanks to give to Connor.
00:46:10
Gets a Washington quick route to your gang.
00:46:12
See, that's that's good thinking.
00:46:14
Just got to get more yards.
00:46:16
So the Steelers are on the right path to thinking about what they have to do is a team to get down the field.
00:46:21
But still you don't want to test Tre Navias wide over there.
00:46:27
Has they show the highlights on the broadcast? You wantto get those quick in and out routes, but don't test for Davey Asswipe.
00:46:39
Devious White is on the bottom of the screen of the broadcast.
00:46:42
He's matched up with James Washington.
00:46:44
Looks like it'll be bump and run.
00:46:46
So Hodges screen passes out to Connor, who makes Jordan Phillips fall to the ground.
00:46:53
But it's still stuff or a negative play as Shaq Lawson got to the backfield and dropped him.
00:47:02
So the Steelers move backwards after the two yard gain, and now it's third and 15.
00:47:14
So a big third down.
00:47:15
The Steelers have really struggled on third and long as I'm not sure they converted on 1/3 down.
00:47:19
That's that's over five yards.
00:47:24
They at least won't have to face the A pressure blitz from Tremaine Edmonds, who's sitting eight yards off the ball.
00:47:30
They bring four, Nick Benet gets the ball and he's trying to power forward.
00:47:35
But remain.
00:47:36
Edmund's will stop in four yards short off the line. The gain.
00:47:40
So that's 1/4 and four that Steelers can't afford to even think about attempting as their deep in their own territory.
00:47:47
They'll put this one away.
00:47:48
Jordan Barry has ripped off to good punts in succession after a terrible 22 yarder flew through the air.
00:47:58
Pretty sure that point went higher in the air than it went in distance in the first quarter, and that led to the first points of the game.
00:48:12
So that's a jump.
00:48:15
And I'm fairly certain to presume that that is against the Bills, which will be a first down for the Steelers unless he was coast across the line.
00:48:29
It is a false start, so a little bit of trickery there from the Steelers.
00:48:52
They try to get the long snapper to look up as if he was about to snap the ball.
00:48:58
I couldn't get away with that one.
00:48:59
No head fakes.
00:49:15
So Barry gets this one away.
00:49:18
Another good point.
00:49:20
Roberts has to fair Cats, this one at the 31 so it's still Fairfield position.
00:49:28
Steelers defense.
00:49:30
It's all on them as Josh, Alan and the Bills take the field.
00:49:44
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00:49:45
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00:49:51
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00:50:51
So this is a dangerous drive up coming for the Steelers in a very advantageous one for Lee Bills.
00:50:59
I said earlier that the Bills have only allowed one sack, although there's been a lot of pressure on Josh Allen.
00:51:05
Ah, the Bills aren't in a position where they have to throw the ball.
00:51:10
They're still allowed to run their offense, which has been a very balanced attack.
00:51:14
Ah, and they can continue to feed Devon Singletary and Frank Gore, who have had Singletary, of course, is that a really big night, 17 carry, 72 yard score was having a good night before he was stuffed in the back field on two straight plays.
00:51:30
He Now it's seven carries for nine yards but 104 total rushing yards for the Bills tonight.
00:51:36
So it's a It's a dangerous no way for the Steelers defense.
00:51:43
But has he see when they come back from the broadcast, they're playing renegade? It's time for the Steelers to step up and play lights out. Defense.
00:51:52
Make a play.
00:51:58
What is this? There's a lot of good traditions in the NFL.
00:52:01
There's not many, but there's a lot of good traditions in the NFL, and that's a great one.
00:52:05
Renegade in the fourth quarter when you need a big plate from the Steelers defense, its first in 10 too strong I formation.
00:52:12
Play action to Singletary.
00:52:14
Slings it deep and it's caught.
00:52:18
John Brown Burns.
00:52:19
Stephen Nelson.
00:52:20
Once again, there is a flag.
00:52:25
We'll see who the flag is on.
00:52:29
If it's on Nelson, it doesn't matter, really.
00:52:40
And it is on Nelson, so nothing changes.
00:52:44
It's a huge play.
00:52:54
John Brown has just had Stephen Nelson's number all night.
00:52:58
Beats him with the speed on this play.
00:52:59
He's beat him with his route, running on others.
00:53:03
Josh Allen's play has been very efficient tonight.
00:53:08
That past puts him over 100 cards for the game.
00:53:11
It's been a very old school game.
00:53:13
He looks for John Round again, and that one's almost intercepted Nelson trying to recover from all over the place that had been burned on him.
00:53:25
John Brown accounts for seven catches and 99 yards for the Bills offense, and he almost got a wonder worth the offense.
00:53:41
Ambassador appearances if you're a Steelers friend, but at the same time, you kind of have to let it go.
00:53:46
This one's a gift to Singletary, and he finds a gap on the outside. Swell.
00:53:52
Edmonds has to push him out of bounds after a gain of 15.
00:54:05
Go no well, the son played by Bill by the Buffalo Bills on that play to get Singletary into space on the power play, using the smaller receiver as a blocker to get the corner kicked out.
00:54:28
Another Power I formation.
00:54:30
Singletary gets it again. He'll cut back.
00:54:33
But Dupri is there, and all the while who stops him and that ball is on the ground, it looks like John Brown fell on it instead.
00:55:01
Hers a big play there from type Honolulu to try toe, create a spark play for his team, but the Bills do fall on it and recover a Bill Singletary.
00:55:24
Bill Singletary.
00:55:25
Devin Singletary was the one with the fumble, and that ball is batted down at the line of scrimmage.
00:55:31
So now third and nine and it was a Lulu again on the play.
00:55:46
Who is able to get one of those monstrous arms up and stop that one short.
00:55:52
That's the third batted down passed by the Steelers defense in this game.
00:55:59
Not a very common thing to see when you're facing a six foot five quarterback in Josh Allen.
00:56:05
Third and nine.
00:56:06
The pressure comes, but he steps up and that one is complete.
00:56:09
Four. Touchdown.
00:56:10
The Tyler Kroft.
00:56:13
A big time play, a big time throw from Josh Allen, and that was cross first catch of the night.
00:56:29
Everything is fed through John Brown, but the pressure from J T. J.
00:56:34
Watt.
00:56:35
But do Creed not able to get their hitched up into the pocket Sound quarterback play.
00:56:40
And he found Tyler Kroft, the guy that nobody expected, and a Mark Barron.
00:56:46
I guess he had the zone, but he sure enough didn't give the effort, or at least the help that Terrell Edmund's would have needed to get to that outside and cover that corner around.
00:56:58
So now the score stands 17 to 10 under eight minutes to go in the ball game.
00:57:06
Big drive up, coming for duck and the Steelers.
00:57:10
Can they pull off a bit of a miracle.
00:57:13
All things considered for the way that their offenses has just been abysmal to this game.
00:57:20
The play calling hasn't been there.
00:57:23
Hey, you had your chances early in the game to run the ball, control the clock, and they didn't take it.
00:57:29
They panicked when it was second and long and then created themselves third and longs in the process.
00:57:35
It's been a very frustrating game.
00:57:37
Toe watches a Steelers fan and also is just an ****yst of the game, somebody that loves to watch the game and see why teams they're doing what they're doing.
00:57:46
There's no rhyme or reason for why Randy Fichtner is calling the plays that he's calling.
00:57:51
The Steelers offense has been stagnated the entire game.
00:57:55
Ah, and it's just it's been a It's been an ignorant, forceful attempt of offense.
00:58:01
There has been there's been no space for the receivers, and you talk about the Steelers receiving corps youngest in the league.
00:58:09
It doesn't there's you got a rookie out their fiance, Johnson, who's 1/3 rounder from Toledo.
00:58:16
You got a second year guy James Washington, who has only just stopped now, started to come on in this season and then after them.
00:58:24
It's kind of pick your point there you do.
00:58:26
You like Johnny Holding that much? I'm not, You know, a big fan of Johnny.
00:58:29
Hold on.
00:58:30
He's never really done anything in the regular season.
00:58:32
You really missing juju right now.
00:58:34
I know Juju hasn't had a great season this year, even when he's been healthy.
00:58:40
Trust me, I know is on my fantasy team.
00:58:42
It's been rough, but you don't have the offensive weapons.
00:58:47
Vance McDonald not playing in this game. You're old.
00:58:50
You're looking at Zach Gentry, a CZ the tight end.
00:58:53
So it's been a struggle all game offensively for the Steelers.
00:58:57
They had their chances to feed James Connor when he came out strong that first run 15 yards.
00:59:02
Hey had the big the touchdown drive.
00:59:06
He gets the big run that sets up the receiving touchdown that he ends up getting as well, the very next drive that come out.
00:59:12
They don't He doesn't even touch the ball.
00:59:15
You're trying as the Steelers organization to submit your argument to get into the playoffs.
00:59:22
You beat the bills put, you give yourself a tiebreaker, you give yourself an argument.
00:59:28
You give yourself an opportunity as well, to be the fifth seed instead of the six seed by having the tie breaker over the Bills and instead, the way this game is playing out, you're really kind of giving the fifth seed to the Bills.
00:59:43
If you can't get on the scoreboard on this drive the onstage.
00:59:47
Excuse me.
00:59:48
That's White.
00:59:49
Brings it out to about the 24 on the kickoff.
00:59:56
Duck Hodges on the night.
00:59:58
15 of 23 115 yards.
01:00:00
Touchdown, two picks, both of which went to trade a V ous Whites who has had a big, big game in the secondary for Buffalo.
01:00:18
So now Duck is in the shotgun.
01:00:20
He's got James Connor to his left, three receivers to his right, Davis White playing off coverage on the bottom, and that ball is highly inaccurate.
01:00:32
Washington says he caught it.
01:00:34
I'm not sure he did.
01:00:41
So now a second in 10 Kevin Jones, another young receiver deal on cane.
01:00:57
I mean these eyes that it wouldn't be on very many rosters in the NFL, and you're asking them to be playmakers on Sunday Night football colleges takes the snap.
01:01:08
He's got James Connor to his left, and he misses him by quite a bit.
01:01:14
Now it's third and 10.
01:01:15
So now Hodges isn't even confident in his own ability to hit the shorter throws.
01:01:19
The short change.
01:01:20
James Washington wide of James.
01:01:24
What? Connor on that one.
01:01:27
There's just not a lot of hope that this game is going to train to the Steelers way without a big defensive play.
01:01:35
And the score offensively, Blood's again.
01:01:48
Micah Hyde.
01:01:50
He gets off of it, but he just throws it away.
01:01:59
Cheers.
01:02:01
So now you have to begin to question who is killing you.
01:02:05
If the guy that you said would not kill us is actively killing you, who's the actual real problem you saw under Ben Roethlisberger? No offensive success you saw under Mason.
01:02:19
Rudolph saw really high highs and extremely low lows.
01:02:24
Now you're seeing under Doc Hodges.
01:02:26
Yes, he's an undrafted free agent from an F.
01:02:28
C s school, but he hasn't done anything other than protect the ball.
01:02:33
Now, tonight you're putting him in situations where you can't protect the ball.
01:02:37
Who do you look to now? Who's killing you? It's Randy Figure, and this is it's frustrating.
01:02:48
You're not doing things, too.
01:02:50
Help your team.
01:02:59
15 of 26 is Duck Hodges 115 yards and now Josh, Alan and the team who has established a running game with Devon Singletary, who has fumbled the ball twice.
01:03:12
Tonight, we'll take the field first and 10 from the 24.
01:03:26
Singletary gets the carry.
01:03:27
Tikolo will bring him down just behind the line of scrimmage.
01:03:33
And now the Bills will start the E clock.
01:03:36
And that means that if the Steelers are able to get the stuff within a reasonable amount of time, the Steelers are probably looking at one or one really, too, if they're very lucky Maura offensive possessions, uh, to tryto tie this game up and send it into overtime.
01:03:58
T.
01:03:59
J. Watts Not on the field.
01:04:02
Anthony Chick alot is, and that one is stuffed at the line of scrimmage is, well, camp.
01:04:10
A word is over.
01:04:11
There is long as well as Tyson.
01:04:13
A little Lou events Williams, so that'll force third and 10.
01:04:29
So we'll see how Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills attacked this third and long.
01:04:37
Haven't had a great day throwing the ball unless it's been to John Brown, who is on the bottom of the screen matched up with Steven Nelson, who who Brown has tortured all night.
01:04:51
Alan scrambles outside.
01:04:53
He gets away.
01:04:54
It Tice what practically punched him in the dressed, trying to force another fumble.
01:04:59
Alan wisely holds on, but it's still 1/4 down.
01:05:05
You want through a haymaker they want didn't go for the tackle.
01:05:10
He ran around Devin Bush, who wrapped him up, and he just threw a haymaker.
01:05:14
It just barely missed the ball.
01:05:17
That could have been a huge play.
01:05:19
And that punch been sel I tely more accurate.
01:05:27
T.
01:05:28
J. Watt is a He's a playmaker.
01:05:31
Just missed making one there.
01:05:34
This point is away safely to Deante Johnson, who almost lost track of it.
01:05:43
But he still hauls it in at about the 18 yard line, 5 13 to go for The Steelers, who went three and out on the last drive, weren't able to get much done.
01:05:56
Excuse me, Sorry.
01:06:14
This is my second game in two days.
01:06:16
I haven't called a game.
01:06:18
It's so fun.
01:06:20
So I'm really sorry about that Duck.
01:06:23
Hodges in the shotgun, Deante Johnson takes the stop scream for about six.
01:06:36
Who it came on me.
01:06:37
It's happy.
01:06:38
He's sorry about that, Guys, Thanks for sticking with me if you did through that attack.
01:06:49
So just the 16th completion of the night for Duck Hodges.
01:06:55
That was actually just a gain of four before he went out of bounds.
01:06:59
All of his receivers heir to the top Nick Bennett sneaks in is the tight end on the near side that colleges is pressured again.
01:07:06
Trip Murphy is on his tail, but he gets it to Deante Johnson, who spins off a Troy Trymon Edmonds and picks up the first down and a few more before he's taken to the ground just before going out of bounds.
01:07:19
The clock will still roll for 20 on the clock.
01:07:23
Good play by Duck Hodges To get away from the pressure, find the open man Deante Johnson to get away from Levi Wallace and Terrell Edmonds.
01:07:36
Impressive play.
01:07:37
That's the kind of things that they mean to go their way on this drive.
01:07:40
This could very well be their last chance to tie this ball game up and hope for overtime bunch formation to the bottom of the field that Hodges finds the tight end.
01:07:51
Nick Van et for a seven yard gain out of bounds.
01:07:54
He's testing to Davey is white over there, but he had the arm strength to get it to the big man.
01:08:18
Second and three.
01:08:19
Now duck in the back ability since Deon Cain across the well.
01:08:24
He stops at the formation and trots back.
01:08:29
Jalen Samuels gets ripped to the ground.
01:08:39
Well, that's a telling look from Penn Office Burger on the sideline.
01:08:45
I'm not sure what he was upset about, but you could tell he was upset about something.
01:08:50
Probably the pain call by my accounts, because why run that with Jalen Samuels, who averages two and 1/2 yards per carry? Which is exactly what he picked up when you've had James Connor absolutely bawling out all night.
01:09:04
So James Washington Thanks A little motion.
01:09:08
Dark Hodges is in the shotgun, but they have to call a timeout because they weren't gonna get the play off in time.
01:09:14
That's the first time out.
01:09:16
Keep that one in mind as this game goes along.
01:09:19
Third down, upcoming 3 10 to go on the clock.
01:09:29
Yeah, I just have to say there are a lot of good first round quarterbacks that you still wouldn't want tohave throw the ball 30 times in their fourth start, their sixth time seeing game action.
01:09:50
And here we are, Duck.
01:09:51
Hodges is just too throws away from throwing his 30th pass.
01:09:56
That's not a recipe for success, especially when James Conor's touched the ball.
01:10:01
Excuse me a total of 10 times.
01:10:06
Hey, they just showed the guy on camera on the broadcast ready, Fichtner.
01:10:10
That doesn't get it done.
01:10:12
Third and one for the Steelers.
01:10:13
Duck Hodges in the shotgun.
01:10:17
He's got Jalen Samuels next to him.
01:10:18
He lost one deep for James Washington.
01:10:21
Who hauls it in, and he's driven out of bounds.
01:10:26
What a play by James Washington.
01:10:29
Good throw from Duck to get it over the defensive back, and the Steelers have life, and the Steelers have hope.
01:10:52
Incredible ability to track that ball.
01:10:54
It was slightly underthrown, but what can you ask out of duck colleges? That's his fifth reception for 83 yards, and now the Steelers are on the 26 yard line and the play clock ran out again.
01:11:11
This one is a delay of game, So now the Steelers, I believe that was their 1/100 penalty off the season.
01:11:29
No, it was there.
01:11:33
100 no, they say that 100 penalty a long time ago, one of the most penalized teams in the league.
01:11:40
And now you get a big play like that.
01:11:42
You've got time to get the play call in.
01:11:45
And now the play clock is at 21 again.
01:11:48
What is even happening? Okay, they bumped it back up.
01:11:54
Frustrating stuff here in Pittsburgh, first and 15 for the Steelers from the 31 care of White is in the backfield with Duck Hodges.
01:12:04
Hodges feels the pressure from Lawson strikes it across the field, but you're relying on seven Jones inside three minutes of a ball game and what you need a touchdown on first and 15 on a drag around again.
01:12:27
Recipes for success.
01:12:28
That that's not one so second and 15 this game that the Steelers team is showing that they have not survived injuries.
01:12:42
Well, to this point in the season Shack, Lawson puts pressure on duck again.
01:12:49
Duck runs into marquees Pouncey and falls on his own, and Jordan Phillips will be credited with the sack.
01:12:57
And now it's third and forever years.
01:13:04
It's so now it's third and 20 two and 1/2 left to go in the ball game.
01:13:22
You don't have to get a first down here, of course, but you have to pick up something, and this one is, too.
01:13:29
Nick Van Net.
01:13:30
He'll pick up a least half of it a bit more than that.
01:13:33
That will bring up about fourth and eight.
01:13:36
So a smart play called there and that'll take us to the two minute warning in the Steelers.
01:13:44
Having a winning record guaranteed in this season at the very least is on the line on this next fourth down.
01:13:56
All right, guys.
01:13:57
So as they take a break, I'm going to take one as well.
01:13:59
Uh, because, as you could tell, probably I almost died from a confident tax over, up, up, and get some water right now and just a thank you guys for sticking with me during the stream.
01:14:12
My name is Jake Harrison.
01:14:14
This is re sports on SportsCastr.
01:14:16
I'll hop up and I'll be right back and we'll dive into what needs to happen on this fourth down play.
01:14:51
All right, so we've got 1/4 and eight coming up, and that one just went to Nick Van Net.
01:14:57
It was just a short little dump off play, and it was smart.
01:15:00
Here's the thing.
01:15:01
Short routes in and out is what's gonna pick up the sport tonight.
01:15:05
Don't think you have to send these guys for Wertz.
01:15:07
Deep outs.
01:15:08
Keep crossing around.
01:15:09
You don't have the skill players to make those plays.
01:15:13
By all means, don't throw it Horse trade.
01:15:15
Devious white whatsoever.
01:15:18
Have James Connor or Jalen Samuels in the game as a short option because there will be pressure, particularly, most likely up the age gap with Tremaine Edmunds.
01:15:28
He's been there for most of the night.
01:15:30
You haven't seen much of it in the second half, but the first half was very prevalent.
01:15:33
So big play coming up.
01:15:36
It's actually gonna be called forth in seven.
01:15:41
It will be the first play inside of the two minute warning, and it's pretty much the ballgame.
01:15:51
To a degree.
01:15:52
Steelers don't get this one.
01:15:54
They're not going to be able to stop the Bills with enough time to get one back and make another effort of it.
01:16:04
So Connor is in the game.
01:16:06
Benet Century, Washington We're all in the game.
01:16:14
I didn't get a pig.
01:16:15
Who? That fifth skill player? Waas.
01:16:42
The other receiver will be Deon Cain.
01:16:47
Not sure what the hold up is for them.
01:16:52
Getting to a lot of scrimmage.
01:16:53
Steelers just standing in a huddle.
01:16:58
Light clock is not running, all right, looks like they're finally ready to go.
01:17:32
The play clock is rolling.
01:17:33
Duck is up in formation.
01:17:37
The receivers heir to the outside, Benet is to the near side, and there's a time out from the Bills.
01:17:44
They wanted to get a peek at what the Steelers were gonna line up in.
01:17:47
That's the second time out for the Bills, so the Steelers looked like they had pick routes ready to go.
01:17:55
They had James Washington and Deon Cain to the far side.
01:17:59
Ban it to the near side gentry just off the line of scrimmage on the fore side as well, and James Connor flanking dark Hodges.
01:18:12
So we'll see what they try to change up as they come back out.
01:18:19
Same offensive personnel, it appears, that come out in the exact same formation.
01:18:38
So they showed the bills one thing and gave him something to think about on that play and come out in the same exact formation.
01:18:49
Looks like there could be pressure up the middle.
01:18:52
Six men on the line of scrimmage.
01:18:54
Four.
01:18:55
Come, Germaine Edmonds is one.
01:18:56
He lost it up deep.
01:18:58
It's intercepted the third interception of the night.
01:19:13
They went for it all, but they threw it up.
01:19:15
The Deon Cain, who hasn't been on the roster of the entirety of the season.
01:19:33
He didn't see James Washington.
01:19:35
He threw it out. The Deon Cain and double coverage.
01:19:38
And these are the things you can't expect too much out of an undrafted free agent rookie quarterback.
01:19:47
But when you bring him in and you say he's not gonna kill us and you put him in situations in order to do so, when you ask him to throw the ball 32 times, it's frustrating.
01:20:15
Three interceptions by debt.
01:20:16
Colleges in the ballgame.
01:20:19
Poor play calling all night.
01:20:21
James Connor touched the ball 10 times.
01:20:30
I tell you, I'm call Alabama Crimson Tide games fairly, and they get my money.
01:20:38
It's hard to call a Pittsburgh Steelers game fairly when Randy Fichtner is just not being smart.
01:20:46
Ah, which really just means Randy Fichtner is being Randy Fichtner, George employer was the player that got the interception.
01:20:58
Now Frank Gore gets the Kerry and he stopped at the line of scrimmage.
01:21:02
That'll bring up third.
01:21:04
Probably five Steelers take their final time out.
01:21:09
So if the Steelers do get a stop here, they'll get the ball with under a minute.
01:21:14
And I'm not sure exactly what you can expect from the Steelers.
01:21:18
Throwing the ball deep has been feast or famine.
01:21:22
James Washington is at a few plays.
01:21:23
Dion, John the anti Johnson has had a few places well, but ah, more often than not when Duck has had pressure in his face.
01:21:33
But he still had to test them deep because that was the play call.
01:21:36
It's been completely disastrous.
01:21:55
Third and four now, and the give is to Frank Gore and he stuffed in the line of scrimmage.
01:22:01
There's a flag on the play.
01:22:02
If that's on the bills, that will stop the clock at 1 40 right? So they declined the penalty that still brings up third down, but the clock is stopped is the huge thing.
01:22:29
So the Steelers, instead of having the ball with less than a minute, will now have the ball at about 1 30 or so so still have an opportunity, one more opportunity to make something happen.
01:22:42
And don't forget Deante Johnson did have a punt return for a touchdown last week.
01:22:48
It looks like the Steelers are bringing the House to try to block this one and have an easier road to the end zone, and they do not get there.
01:23:00
They do not rough the kicker, either, and this one will bounce for the Steelers favor.
01:23:06
So it's gonna be down that about the 43 yard line.
01:23:09
The Steelers don't have four to go.
01:23:11
They do have to get into the end zone.
01:23:13
So 57 yards is the task at hand for Duck Hodges.
01:23:19
A minute and 1/2 toe work with no timeouts.
01:23:23
He threw the interception on the previous Dr.
01:23:25
But that's over.
01:23:27
You kind of have to act like it never happened.
01:23:29
It was just wasted time.
01:23:30
Your opportunity stands now, so the Bills bring just four.
01:23:50
Jerry Hughes still gets there, but James Corner gets the past, and that is gonna be a face mask.
01:23:56
It should be.
01:23:57
There's no flag on the field.
01:23:58
I'm not sure.
01:24:00
Okay, Now there is, and that will be an easy first down, an extra 15 yards, a stoppage of the clock.
01:24:06
A lot of big things happened by that penalty for the Steelers.
01:24:12
Absolutely a face mask.
01:24:14
There was a fan someone earlier, so it's kind of worried that there was gonna be one where they, you know, going to give it back there for a second.
01:24:22
But they did do the right thing.
01:24:23
That did call the foul a minute.
01:24:25
22 now, and the Steelers take it into plus territory and the ball is at the 37.
01:24:46
Duck in the shotgun.
01:24:48
He's got Jalen Samuels as a protector.
01:24:51
Sends it out to Van Niet. Van.
01:24:53
Net gets stuffed after an eight yard gain.
01:24:55
He doesn't get out of bounds.
01:24:56
The clock is still running.
01:24:58
They could be a bit patient, but there is a minute 10 on the flock.
01:25:02
I gotta call the play quickly and get back to the line of scrimmage.
01:25:09
Snaps it at one minute.
01:25:11
Is there offside? He's got a free play.
01:25:16
They stopped the play well, at the very least, it'll be if it's on the defense thing.
01:25:31
It'll be a first down, false start.
01:25:48
So that's a killer.
01:25:51
So then the 12th runoff a whole bunch of bad just happened for the Steelers on that play after being gifted a few things earlier.
01:26:01
So now 51 seconds on the clock, the graphics says six second at seven. I don't think that's right.
01:26:20
Duck.
01:26:21
Hodges under a Mets pressure almost got it to James Washington.
01:26:25
But Tre Navias White was there, making it very difficult for Washington to come down with it.
01:26:31
44 seconds to go third and seven.
01:26:42
Boy, that is not much for him.
01:26:44
False start, as you could see on the broadcast, but them's the rules.
01:26:48
You can't You can't even fidget that much, and it costs the Steelers quite a bit.
01:26:56
Third and 7 44 seconds to go.
01:27:01
Tevin Jones in motion to the top of the formation.
01:27:05
Doc Hodges in the shotgun, slings it out, gets into Deante Johnson for a first down, and it only ate up five seconds of clock testing Tre Navias White once again brave in a bold move there by Duck Hodges.
01:27:33
There's no fear.
01:27:34
It's done three interceptions, and it doesn't look to have fazed him very much.
01:27:37
He knows he still has an opportunity here.
01:27:39
The ball at the 26 yard line first and 10 39 seconds to go pump fakes.
01:27:46
A lot of pressure goes down.
01:27:48
Jordan Phillips second sack of the debt of the game fourth sack for the Bills under 30 to go.
01:27:57
What you can't do is take a sack there.
01:28:00
Now it's 21 seconds to go.
01:28:03
James Washington is on the wrong side of the field. There's no timeouts.
01:28:06
15 seconds at the snap.
01:28:09
Pressure again.
01:28:11
You're gonna have holding on Alejandro Villanueva regardless.
01:28:15
But it's intercepted again.
01:28:17
Interceptions from Duck Hodges.
01:28:36
He had to evade the pressure.
01:28:38
I'm shocked that there wasn't gonna be holding on Alejandro Villain away, but anyway, but again, he throws it up in the double coverage.
01:28:45
He didn't have to.
01:28:49
One, at the very least, had Nick Van at and would have given you one more play as an effort.
01:29:02
And you can't hate duck for for making the effort.
01:29:06
I mean, but when you look at Duck Hodges on the day 36 passes under 200 yards, I guess it's 38 passes.
01:29:22
202 yards.
01:29:23
Excuse me, four interceptions.
01:29:25
There's not much you can.
01:29:27
You can't You can't ask an undrafted free agent rookie quarterback from Sanford Thio to throw the ball 38 times.
01:29:36
So that's the ball game.
01:29:37
The Buffalo Bills, when 17 to 10 have their 1st 10 win season in 20 years, the first time they've beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers.
01:29:48
And even longer than that, they have clinched a playoff spot.
01:29:52
So congratulations to the Buffalo Bills.
01:29:54
It's very well deserved.
01:29:57
Ah, they're gonna be a very dangerous team in the playoffs.
01:30:02
Now.
01:30:03
The Steelers have a much tougher road to get to the playoffs alongside them.
01:30:06
Steelers can only be a six seed, and right now they still hold that.
01:30:10
But it's still very difficult to do that with the Raiders.
01:30:14
Ah, and a few other teams sitting back and having the potential of stealing that spot.
01:30:20
So just a quick game recap, huh? I've heart enough on what you can't do with Devlin Hodges in that situation and having him throw 38 times, James Connor touched the ball 11 times, and that's why they lost a football game.
01:30:38
There's no other explanation.
01:30:42
The Bills didn't do anything particularly amazing offensively, you know, they had one guy with seven catches for 99 yards.
01:30:48
That's Ah, that's John Brown guy with four catches.
01:30:53
On the year before he caught a touchdown pass, Tyler Kroft caught the touchdown pass toe to go ahead.
01:31:00
Josh Allen didn't.
01:31:01
He was efficient.
01:31:02
Don't get me wrong, but he didn't do anything spectacular to win the game, either.
01:31:05
13 to 2539 yards, one touchdown, one pick.
01:31:09
He was only sacked one time, which is just shocking to me.
01:31:12
The Steelers, You know, the league leader in ***.
01:31:15
They go up against a team that gave up six *** a week ago against the Ravens.
01:31:19
You knew that they were gonna come out and be a little bit more headstrong about those things, but still a very disappointing stat in the way of the Steelers.
01:31:28
Devin Singletary rushes for 21 21 carries, 87 yards.
01:31:33
He had two fumbles on the the night on Lee.
01:31:36
One of those gets picked up by the Steelers.
01:31:38
Uh, so, yeah, I can't I can't put it any other way.
01:31:44
That steals defense played the way the Steelers defense plays on a regular basis.
01:31:48
They got the turnovers and they put the pressure on that didn't necessarily get sacks that force Josh Callender one a few times, seven times for 28 yards.
01:31:57
Hey, did have the touchdown run to begin the game as well, but I can't stop looking at this.
01:32:04
James Connor, eight carries, 42 yards, 5.
01:32:06
3 average yards per carry.
01:32:10
Uh, hi.
01:32:13
I don't know how you look at those numbers and how good they were coming into half time or even in the second half, when you have opportunities.
01:32:21
And instead you do still silly nonsense with a wildcat play.
01:32:30
And, uh, rookie fumbles the ball inside the 10 yard line and that does the game in for you, Really and truly on the game was lost.
01:32:41
That was one of the pivotal plays that cost the Steelers the game.
01:32:46
But at the end of the day, and I've been very critical off Randy Fichtner since the outset of the season, I haven't been a fan of his since Week one last year.
01:32:57
Randy Fichtner is not it.
01:32:58
And he hasn't improved in all this year for the Steelers.
01:33:04
Week one was terrible.
01:33:05
When we had been Week two against the Seahawks was terrible before and after Ben went down.
01:33:12
You didn't put Mason Rudolph in an opportunity.
01:33:15
We win that game.
01:33:16
He didn't give Mason, Rudolph and the eight starts that he had the opportunity to win the game.
01:33:21
And he definitely did not put Devlin Hodges in an opportunity to win this game, either.
01:33:28
If there's one thing that can be said, though, is that the Steelers defense is good enough to make a playoff run.
01:33:35
Uh, the problem is, this is that the Steelers offense is not not for a lack of playmakers.
01:33:42
When juju returns, then you will still have juju, James Connor, James Washington and beyonc Johnson, who are all very capable.
01:33:50
Um, I don't know if you go back to Mason Rudolph now, because Devlin Hodges has thrown six interceptions to five touchdowns now at this point, and I touched on it throughout the game when Hodges was named the starter.
01:34:11
He won't kill us, was the tagline, and between Hodges, his lack of ability and the lack that the poor play calling, uh Hodges did kill us.
01:34:23
So I don't know if you if you make the call to go back, I mean, you're in the thick of a playoff race.
01:34:29
You're still in the playoff, you know, seeding as it stands right now, as difficult as that is, Thio believe.
01:34:37
But, yeah, I don't know that.
01:34:40
That's that's pretty much that synopsis of the thing.
01:34:43
You have to run the ball better, Uh, you have to rely on the run game.
01:34:47
You can't force the ball through the air.
01:34:49
This isn't Bender office worker back there, man.
01:34:52
If Ben had been in this game and played the same game is definite. Knowledge is fine.
01:34:56
At least he's all of Famer.
01:34:58
You know, you can kind of live with that, Uh, but when you're asking an undrafted free agent rookie to go against one of the best defense is in the NFL for the ball 38 times that, it doesn't work out.
01:35:11
So, uh, so that's all I've got for tonight.
01:35:14
That's the end of the ball game.
01:35:15
The Buffalo Bills clinch a playoff spot again.
01:35:18
Congratulations to the Bills.
01:35:20
They win 17 to 10 at Heinz Field, and that's the game.
01:35:27
I will be back next week for the Steelers Jets game.
01:35:31
Hopefully, that will have a better outcome for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
01:35:35
Might do something else during the week? I'm not sure, but that's when I know I'll be back.
01:35:39
Bowl games will start soon.
01:35:41
After that.
01:35:42
I'll be doing some of those as well.
01:35:43
The Pittsburgh Steelers College Football Playoff Uh, playoff, NFL playoffs, Super Bowl of College football championship.
01:35:50
All of those things.
01:35:51
I'll be Thanks for watching tonight if you stuck around for the entire second half extra thanks to you, your fricking awesome.
01:35:58
Uh, I'm Jacob Harrison.
01:36:00
This is re sports on SportsCastr.
01:36:03
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01:36:11
Roll tide.
01:36:12
Here we go.
01:36:13
Steelers Go get him Next time, guys.
01:36:14
Thank you.

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