Here are the bad beats from last night’s Steelers-Browns game

This play wasn’t what you wanted if you bet the underImage: Getty Images Sports betting is a cruel, fickle mistress. One day, you’re elated after hitting a two-game parlay, the next you lose all your money plus your dog and your firstborn. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that either goes off the rails or ends in … Read more

Baltimore Ravens should win division, but don’t forget the Steelers

Najee Harrisphoto: Getty Images The favorites in the AFC North are the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals scratched and clawed their way to the Super Bowl last season, and were a handful of plays away from winning the game. Injuries derailed the Ravens’ 2021 season before the train left the station, and … Read more

It’s make or break time for Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

Flash in the pan or true No. 1? photo: Getty Images In March, JuJu signed a one-year $10.75 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Playing with Patrick Mahomes, this is his prove-it-or-lose-season. There are no more excuses if JuJu doesn’t play up to No. 1 receiver standards when the best young quarterback of this … Read more

George Pickens emerges as star of Steelers training camp

The Steelers’ George Pickens makes a catch for a 26-yard touchdown reception as Coby Bryant defends in the first quarter during a preseason game in Pittsburgh.Image: Getty Images Surely the Pittsburgh Steelers would’ve hoped that the star of their 2022 training camp would be Kenny Pickett or maybe even an improved Mitchell Trubisky. Going into … Read more

Analyzing Jimmy Garoppolo’s next-team odds

Jimmy Garoppolo is still in San Francisco.photo: AP Most people thought Jimmy Garoppolo would be traded long ago. Yet, with barely more than a month until the start of the NFL regular season, Garoppolo is still a 49er. At this point, it’d be easy to assume that Garoppolo will remain on the team for at … Read more

Steelers Diontae Johnson worth more than a $36.71 extension

Diontae Johnson’s new contract extension doesn’t do his production justice.photo: AP The last of the star wideouts holding out (or in) during contract negotiations, Diontae Johnson finally came to an agreeable contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. For Johnson to hold out longer than the likes of Deebo Samuel and DK Metcalf, it must have been … Read more

DK Metcalf is worth every penny of his new contract

DK Metcalf got his payday, and he deserved it. photo: AP Fourth-year wide receiver DK Metcalf is a pretty polarizing player. Depending on who you ask, Metcalf is either a top-tier talent with elite physical attributes or a deep threat who wouldn’t be able to carry a passing attack without Tyler Lockett on the opposite … Read more

Buccaneers give Tom Brady another weapon in Julio Jones

Don’t count Julio Jones out yet.Image: Getty Images Julio Jones is joining forces with Tom Brady. Three years ago, this would’ve sent the NFL world into a tizzy. Buses would be getting flipped in the streets. Falcons’ jerseys would’ve been burned in trash cans. It would’ve been chaos. Yet, in 2022, this signing is being … Read more

According to Gen Stats, Tua Tagovailoa is first in aggressiveness percentage

Tua Tagovailoa is…No. 1?? In aggressiveness??Image: Getty Images I love advanced analytics. At the same time, I know the results that come from analytics can lead people down some pretty insane rabbit holes and toward some pretty hot takes. One stat leads to another, which leads to another, and all of a sudden you’re saying … Read more