Steelers News: Gilbert, Boswell, chances


The Steelers are looking for revenge in Cincinnati this weekend as well as a shot at the playoffs.

While the Steelers prepare to head to Ohio to take on the Bengals we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Saturday, Dec. 12th.

We don’t like them

The Steelers and Bengals are becoming a heated rivalry again after years of it being a “meh” rivalry while the Steelers and Ravens had all the nasty fun. Thanks to the Bengals taking yearly shots at Le’Veon Bell’s knees its game on for the rivalry.

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Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert describes to Teresa Varley how the team is trying to get the win the let get away in November back from the Bengals.

"“It’s obvious. We don’t like them. They have been winning, playing good football. It’s our job to go in there and take the air out of this thing. We have a chip on our shoulder. It’s a division game. This one means a lot to us. There is a lot at stake. We didn’t get the job done last game and this game our guys are going to be ready to really play Steelers football.” – Marcus Gilbert"

Unnecessary indeed

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown wasn’t the only one fined this week by the league for actions stemming from the 45-10 win over the Colts on Sunday night. Kicker Chris Boswell was fined $8,861 for unnecessary roughness when he tackled Colts kick returner Quan Bray by the back of his helmet, causing the helmet to come off according to the Trib’s Chris Adamski.

Boswell has been officially inducted as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers with his first fine from the league. Surely James Harrison showed him the ropes on how to handle it properly.

Playoff chances

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler the road to the NFL playoffs for the Steelers has a whole lot of “ifs” in the way at this point. They are one of six teams jockeying for the two wild card spots and with the Kansas City Chiefs being one of those teams and holding the head-to-head tie breaker over the Steelers, it makes things difficult if they don’t win out.

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