The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Pittsburgh Steelers Edition

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The Good

Nugent Emergency Punting – Punting is not easy and an injury to a punter, especially in the first quarter can have a huge effect on a game. Give Mike Nugent credit for filling in for Huber admirably. They weren’t pretty punts, but he had 2 punts for 80 yards and netted 40.0. He actually had a better night punting than Huber (2 for 86 and a net of 4.0).

Dec 15, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate (19) returns a kick-off against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Tate – Tate is one of my favorite punching bags, but on Sunday night he was one of the few bright spots. Tate had 4 returns for 131 with a long of 52. Tate’s 52 yarder came with the Bengals down 24-0 and set up the Bengals first touchdown and gave the Bengals life and an opportunity to make a comeback run.

 

Andy Dalton – The Dalton haters are going to be up in arms, but Dalton played pretty well. 230 yards, 2 TDs, 0 turnovers 1 sack, a 86.4 rating. Sure, his completion percentage was not where you would like it to be (25/44 – 56%), but given the cold and windy conditions, combined with the fact his receivers weren’t helping him out (5 drops), it was a pretty good night for Dalton. Let’s put it this way, Dalton played well enough to win and had very little to do with the Sunday night loss.

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    Right on the money with all of it!!! Great Article

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