Steelers News: Nix, Ryan, Roethlisberger


The Steelers laid an egg in Baltimore and have just one week left prepare to hopefully extend their season into the playoffs.

While the Steelers prepare for the Browns we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, Dec. 29th.

Nix to IR

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Roosevelt Nix

’s season is already over.

The team announced on Monday

that they have placed Nix on IR with a right foot injury. Nix’s injury occurred in the third quarter of the 20-17 loss to Baltimore on Sunday.

Nix has primarily made his impact on the team with special teams accounting for eight tackles and one forced fumble through 15 games, including three starts. With the open roster spot the Steelers promoted linebacker L.J. Fort from the practice squad.

Steelers need Rex

It sounds as icky as it feels. The Steelers will have to rely on the Rex Ryan-coached Buffalo Bills to defeat his former team, the New York Jets on Sunday as well as take care of business against the Browns in order to get into the post-season.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reminds us that the Bills bested the Jets 22-17 in Week 10 in the first of the horrible Nike rush Thursday night games. The Steelers surrendered control over the AFC Wild Card spot to the Jets and unfortunately they’re going to need Rex Ryan to help them get it back. God help us.

MVP’s fall

Believe it or not but there were other games played on Sunday and other teams who had previously looked unstoppable, including an actual undefeated team, ended up losing to “lesser opponents”. Marc Sessler of Around the NFL explains how a few NFL MVP candidates looked like anything but on Sunday.

Next: What went right/wrong against Ravens?

Not only was Ben Roethlisberger off on Sunday after being previously on fire but also Russell Wilson, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers all looked like less of themselves in each of their losses. None did as much damage to their playoff hopes as the Steelers did but hopefully all of these quarterbacks can end up finding redemption in the post season.