Here's a look at the Steelers-Dolphins playoff matchup
17:39, Jan 7, 2017
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"We are ready to go".
The Steelers are winners of seven in a row, bookended by victories over the Browns.
According to the Steelers media guide over their 84-season history, the Steelers have played six games in which the official temperature was lower than 20 degrees - four at home, including three at Heinz Field and three in the playoffs. The Dolphins are giving up an average of 23.8 points per game.
And what of Gase, the miracle-worker who has turned Miami around in his first year as a head coach, winning nine of the last 11 games. It's kind of like a whole new game for us, I would say.
And that's with a soft schedule.
Not many teams are hotter or healthier than the Pittsburgh Steelers, winners of seven straight and owners of a clean injury report for once.
"No need to sugarcoat", Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after that game. Then, we get at them. "We have to remember it is about us, to get our stuff together before we worry about other people". I am excited for the matchup, I know they are excited because they love the challenge.
The Dolphins are entering the playoffs with a "nothing to lose" attitude. One prognostication gave them a 1-per cent chance to reach the Super Bowl. There are only so many teams playing. The trio of Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown is the most prolific three-headed monster in football and gives the Steelers a decisive advantage against a Dolphins defense that has surrendered 79 points and almost 900 yards of total offense the last two weeks. When he was asked about how the team can make that change, he responded, "I think it's very easy once you present (the players) with the evidence and why they have to..."
The Dolphins' fate in Pittsburgh rests as heavily on Gase's shoulders as Ajayi's broad bows, but as he admits anything can happen in the postseason.
"Cold enough", said Haley, who kept alive what he said is a 15-year streak of wearing shorts to every practice.
Well, Primanti's knows that, telling one of their Twitter commenters, "We know".
The way the Steelers defense ended the season wasn't a ringing endorsement that they have a handle on stopping the run. Miami meanwhile is coming off a lopsided loss to the New England Patriots in the final week of the season. His late-season surge has been undoubtedly impressive, though it has come with help.
"As of right now, they're the standard in the league", Christensen said. We have had so many injuries in years past, it's hard to play your best football when you have guys down.
Look for Pittsburgh to load the box and focus its efforts on stopping Ajayi to force Moore to have to make more plays with his arm. Even if Maxwell plays, slowing down Roethlisberger, Brown, Bell, Eli Rogers and what appears to be a healthy group of tight ends appears to be a almost impossible challenge.
Deshaun Watson completed 23 of 365 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, but ran for 57 yards and two TDs. Qualkinbush's column - which we're guessing will be taped to every Alabama player's locker - begins innocently enough.
The foreigners who died - majority from Arab countries - had gone to the club to celebrate a special night in style. He is believed to have slipped into Syria illegally, where he was trained in the use of guns and bombs and fought.
Floyd did a good job in limited action against the Jets, despite finishing the game with just one reception on two targets. Barring a Miami win over Pittsburgh, the Pats will host the victor of the 4/5 matchup between the Raiders and Texans.
Harrison is a true freshman who has 13 tackles in 11 games while Hamilton is a redshirt freshman who has nine tackles in 12 games. Over the course of the last two seasons, he has recorded 2,529 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground.
He and Amir are likely to come out with all guns blazing in the morning to add quick runs and then send Australia in to bat. A drawn series would be enough for them to retain the nameless trophy after winning in the Middle East in 2014 .
If he plays like that in the playoffs, Seattle just might find itself back in the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons. And when do the Seahawks play at their best? San Francisco has potentially more to gain by losing the game than winning.
Anthony Lynn will do his best to change the culture and be hard on his players in his lone week as the team's interim head coach. However, according to the player, it is going to be nothing more than a swansong after 12 seasons with the Jets.
The opening moments of the first round saw the elusive Cruz keep his distance but land shots from outside of the pocket. But the tension between him and Garbrandt has boiled over recently, and it all came to a head at the UFC 207 weigh-ins.
Their season-ending performance suggested the Broncos were too good a team to be sitting at home for the playoffs. Only Norm Van Brocklin (173) coached more games without winning a division in National Football League history.
But the No. 1 seed is still up for grabs - Patriots (13-2) get it with a win, Raiders get it with a win and a Pats loss. With the Rex Ryan revenge factor gone because he was sacked by Buffalo on Tuesday, not much to recommend in this one.
Ties between the US and Israel remain strained and Israeli officials are ramping up their criticism of the Obama Administration. Netanyahu holds Obama personally responsible for the USA abstaining from the Security Council vote, The Jewish Press reported.
Oil Prices Hover Near 17-Month High
Brent crude rose over 2 percent earlier on Tuesday, and is now trading up 1.81 percent at $57.85 per barrel. In November, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members agreed to the output cut.
Nail-biting 5-4 outdoor victory for Leafs over Red Wings
On a day that kicked off a celebration of 100 years of NHL history, the hockey community got one hell of a look at its future. The rookie was a difference-maker every time he touched the puck, adding a goal in a key spot in the first period.
Packers: Team ready for playoff test that Giants will bring
It will certainly be a memorable atmosphere in downtown Detroit , but this is actually a scenario Lions fans were hoping to avoid. For the season , Rodgers has the otherworldly numbers of 40 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions.
Manchester City v Burnley preview
I have had much more hard situations in my life than being second in a very, very hard league. Expect them to give Liverpool a run for their money, but the visitors have the cutting edge.
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Locally the parade will be broadcast on NBC 4 in NY starting at 11 a.m. with the Rose Bowl following immediately afterward. Sam Darnold will use this calmness to put more pressure on the defense with his feet when plays break down.
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Saban's willingness to hire coaches who specialize in areas outside his comfort zone is a key to him keeping Alabama on top. The game was close near the half with the Tide holding a slim three-point lead and then Browning made a costly mistake.
Washington walking with a humble pride — HURT
Hearing that, Petersen joked he needs to change the Huskies' practice schedule to include the belt events. With Jones sitting beside him at a news conference, King explained that the victor receives a football.
McCarthy: Packers' season 'just getting started'
Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, two to Nelson, in the Packers' 34-27 win over the Lions at Lambeau Field earlier this season. Green Bay Packers (at Detroit; 70%) - If the Packers beat (or tie) the Lions, they are NFC North champs and in the playoffs.