Steelers LB Alex Highsmith says CPR sack celebration had nothing to do with Damar Hamlin
A sack celebration involving Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Alex Highsmith raised social media ire on Sunday in the wake of Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest on a football field. He told reporters that it had nothing to do with Hamlin and that he would "never, ever, ever" intentionally mock Hamlin's medical condition. This took place six days after Hamlin required CPR resuscitation in a Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers celebration understandably raised eyebrows on Twitter. After spending a week at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center including multiple days in the ICU in critical condition, Hamlin was released on Monday.wftv.com
Fans denounce Steelers’ behavior after apparent mock CPR celebration
Classless Steelers with the CPR celebration pic.twitter.com/PT0hSPgwGN — Ben Tylka (@tylkabm) January 8, 2023Cameras didn’t catch how many Steelers players performed the mock CPR, WNBC reported. Fans were quick to denounce the move, with one person who posted a clip of the celebration saying, “Classless Steelers with the CPR celebration.”Other fans joined in, saying “Glad they got eliminated,” PennLive reported. A Steelers fan account defended the players online, saying, “Fans who haven’t watched much of the Steelers haven’t seen them do the CPR celebration before, but think it was bad timing. They weren’t intending to mock Damar Hamlin whatsoever.”Fans who haven’t watched much of the Steelers haven’t seen them do the CPR celebration before, but think it was bad timing. They weren’t intending to mock Damar Hamlin whatsoever.wftv.com
Steelers get late FG in OT after Watt injured vs Bengals
Watt had one of four interceptions off Joe Burrow, who rebounded from a lousy start and rallied Cincinnati from a 17-6 halftime deficit. McPherson and Boswell missed potential winning field goals in overtime before Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed passes of 9, 26 and 10 yards in the final 56 seconds. Watt, the Defensive Player of the Year, left the field and headed to the locker room shortly before the game went to overtime with a pectoral injury. Bengals: WR Tee Higgins left with a concussion from a hard hit by several Steelers. ... LS Clark Harris went out with a biceps injury.wftv.com
The Latest: Colts QB Wentz to test injured ankles vs. Titans
Bears Browns Football Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Cleveland. The Colts' quarterback couldn’t finish last week’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams after spraining his right ankle. And Wentz will be without right tackle Braden Smith missing a second straight game with an injured foot and thumb. The Bengals will be without wide receiver Tee Higgins. Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warmed up for his first game since undergoing knee surgery with a tribute to injured teammate Jarvis Landry.wftv.com
The Latest: Steelers edge rush shorthanded vs. Bengals
Bears Browns Football Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer)The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT):___12:20 p.m. All-Pro T.J. Watt and second-year man Alex Highsmith are both battling groin injuries suffered in a loss last week to Las Vegas. The Bengals will be without wide receiver Tee Higgins. Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warmed up for his first game since undergoing knee surgery with a tribute to injured teammate Jarvis Landry.wftv.com
Same old Browns? Hardly. Cleveland drills Steelers 48-37
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates as he walks off the field following a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it. The Browns dismantled the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in the wild-card round Sunday night, picking up the franchise’s first postseason victory in more than a quarter-century and earning a trip to Kansas City next Sunday to face the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. The kick bounced into the end zone for a touchback and Mayfield calmly took Cleveland 80 yards in six plays. So much for the Browns being the Browns, a winking assessment Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster made about Cleveland in the middle of the week.
Unbeaten Steelers focusing on Washington, not perfection
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) tries to fend off Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tramon Williams after making a catch during the second half of an NFL football game Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. So forgive the Pittsburgh Steelers if they're not exactly caught up in the hype — or maybe lack of hype — surrounding their perfect start. Yes, the Steelers are unbeaten. “Every week is a test,” Rivera said. “It really is about feel and opportunity as far as those things are concerned," Rivera said.
Unbeaten Steelers reach top spot in AP Pro32 poll
(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)NEW YORK – As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Steelers received seven of the 12 first-place votes for 378 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Steelers improved to 6-0 for their best start since 1978, when Pittsburgh won its first seven on the way to the Super Bowl. The Ravens host the Steelers this week in the top matchup of Week 8.