National Football League playoff schedule 2017: Dolphins vs
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Jan 09, 2017,
Jan 09, 2017, 0:09
The series is tied, 13-13.
Pittsburgh's victory was a stark reversal of the season's earlier matchup, in which the Dolphins contained the Steelers for a 30-15 victory in Week 6. In week 4, the Steelers handled KC, 43-14 in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers offense hardly seemed bothered by the single-digit wind chills at kickoff.
The Dolphins struggled to keep pace throughout the game.
The Steelers proved they could roast the Dolphins through the air. There are playoff challenges, weekly fantasy and looking ahead to next season.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning that the Steelers will franchise tag Bell. "He's such a weapon for them and he's a guy that obviously we have to make sure that if we want to be in this game in the fourth quarter, we have to do a great job of just making sure that he doesn't have a ton of explosive plays".
Even so, the Dolphins are the first team since 2012 to win at least 10 games while being outscored.
Pittsburgh added points off the turnover, with Bell running in from eight yards out for his second score of the day to stretch the lead to 24. The Dolphins kept Bell under control in October (108 yards from scrimmage). They do have the personnel to tear up the Packers' iffy secondary - cough, Odell Beckham Jr., cough - but perhaps the best reason to have hope in the Giants is that their defense is built to stop offenses that operate like the Packers.
Miami running back Jay Ajayi, who rushed for 204 yards on the Steelers defense in Week 6, was limited to just 33 yards on 16 attempts.
Dupree was penalised for roughing the passer on the play, while Moore left the game.
- Steelers OL David DeCastro vs. Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh. "(Bell) is a chore to cover in the pass game".
You have to give credit to Pittsburgh's front seven, though. The Dolphins won 30-15.
Brown's first touchdown covered 50 yards on a screen pass from Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, is one of the hottest teams in the league, riding some incredible momentum into the postseason. It's playoff time and that means it's time to run the ball in the cold weather of Pittsburgh.
The Stairway To Seven starts with a home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Brown has 119 yards on three catches - and 112 of those yards came on his touchdown scores.
Green, who suffered the concussion during the Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 18, missed Friday's practice for the AFC North champion Steelers (11-5). Justin Gilbert, quarterback Zach Mettenberger and tackle Brian Mihalik along with linebacker Anthony Chickillo, safety Robert Golden and DE Ricardo Matthews will also miss the game.
For the Dolphins, cornerback Byron Maxwell did not practice Friday and was listed as doubtful with an ankle injury.
As far as the two backfields are concerned, it features some of the best the game has to offer.