NFL approves 17-game schedule and drops a preseason contest
Then, the league removed two of its preseason games and will do something similar this time. As part of the added contest, the NFL will reduce its preseason from four to three games. The network will receive a new divisional round playoff contest too. Advertising data firm MediaRadar estimated Fox alone generated approximately $2 billion in national advertising for its 2020 NFL games. The firm estimated the average ad spend around NFL games last season accounted for $15.23 million per contest.cnbc.com
Donald, Kelce unanimous AP All-Pros; Rodgers, Henry chosen
(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)Dynamic defensive star Aaron Donald and unstoppable tight end Travis Kelce were unanimous choices Friday for The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team. Donald, who has helped the Los Angeles Rams to the top-ranked defense in the NFL, earned his sixth All-Pro selection. “I think the best display of greatness is making people around you better,” Rams coach Sean McVay said of Donald. Joining Donald and Kelce were 15 players returning to the squad, and 14 newcomers. Rounding out the offense were Cleveland right tackle Jack Conklin (second selection), and Washington right guard Brandon Scherff (first).
Injured Big Ben rallies unbeaten Steelers past Cowboys 24-19
The limp was gone as the 38-year-old engineered a fourth-quarter comeback that kept Pittsburgh as the NFL's only unbeaten team. Those are the four games Dallas has been without star Dak Prescott, out for the season with a broken ankle. Roethlisberger's first touchdown came after he injured his left knee after a throw on a hit from defensive tackle Neville Gallimore. “Someone hit me right on the side of the knee, kind of bent my knee a little bit,” Roethlisberger said. “Just had some discomfort.”Gilbert's first touchdown pass was a 20-yarder to Lamb for a 10-0 lead in the second quarter.
Unbeaten Steelers maintain top spot in AP Pro32 poll
(AP Photo/Gail Burton)NEW YORK – All the votes are in. And the Pittsburgh Steelers kept the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Steelers received 10 of the 12 first-place votes for 382 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Steelers improved to 7-0 for the second time in franchise history after holding off the Baltimore Ravens 28-24 on Sunday. And the Arizona Cardinals, who are coming off a bye, moved up one spot to round out the top 10.
Steelers stay perfect, blow out Mayfield, Browns 38-7
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) pulls off his helmet on the sideline after being sacked by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The passing game came next, quickly followed by the optimism that somehow things would be different for the Cleveland Browns. The result when the Steelers host the Browns does not. James Conner ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, Ben Roethlisberger passed for 169 yards and a score and Pittsburgh's defense chased aching Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in the third quarter. Pittsburgh sacked Mayfield four times and picked him off twice — including Minkah Fitzpatrick's 33-yard sprint to the end zone on Cleveland's first possession.
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Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for a 12-yard touchdown with 1:02 left in the second quarter to cap the rally. Mayfield threw a pick-six to Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first quarter and another pick in the second quarter set up a Pittsburgh touchdown. The Steelers lost inside linebacker Devin Bush to a left knee injury in the second quarter. ___2:20 p.m.Andrew Thomas is back at left tackle for the New York Giants to start the second quarter. The winless Giants have a 13-10 lead over Washington late in the second quarter.
Throwback Thursday: Steelers rare first-round spectators
The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is certain his team hit a home run in 2020 regardless of what happens over the next three day. While teams scrambled to figure out the first “virtual” NFL draft, the Steelers had expected to spend Thursday night monitoring it from afar. No need to get worked up over logistics — at least not yet — with safety Minkah Fitzpatrick already in the fold. “To be honest with you, I’m not fretting at all about not having a first pick,” Tomlin said. Colbert stressed the Steelers are confident in Roethlisberger returning to form this fall but believes there is solid depth at the position.