February 5, 2006 |
STEELER RUN OFFENSE VS. SEAHAWK RUN DEFENSE * The Steelers do a great job of taking what a defense gives them. Pittsburgh throws when the safeties come up and runs when the safeties drop back. Speedy Willie Parker will get most of the carries, but he's more susceptible to fumbles than Jerome Bettis (his turnover at Indianapolis notwithstanding). Bettis will get the ball around the goal line, and/or if Pittsburgh builds a second-half lead and needs to burn the clock.
November 21, 2008 |
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers know exactly how to beat the Cincinnati Bengals -- with or without Chad Ocho Cinco. The Steelers limited the depleted Bengals to six first downs following an early touchdown drive and found just enough offense themselves amid the snow flurries to control the clock behind Roethlisberger and beat Cincinnati, 27-10, on Thursday night.
January 20, 2005
*--* Marion Barber, RB Minnesota Darryl Blackstock, LB Virginia Bryant Brown, LB Houston Brandon Browner, DB Oregon State Josh Bullocks, DB Nebraska Maurice Clarett, RB Ohio State Channing Crowder, LB Florida Thomas Davis, DB Georgia Ciatrick Fason, RB Florida Frank Gore, RB Miami Michael Hawkins, DB Oklahoma Jovan Haye, DE Vanderbilt Chris Henry, WR West Virginia Richie Incognito, C Nebraska Rashad Jeanty, DE Central Florida Adam Jones, DB West Virginia A.J.
November 24, 2004 |
UCLA may not rank among the top 25 teams in the nation, but when it comes to individual awards the Bruins are well represented. Junior tight end Marcedes Lewis and senior punter Chris Kluwe were named finalists for national honors on Tuesday. Lewis is one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, given to college football's top tight end. Lewis, who has 26 receptions for 332 yards and six touchdowns, is joined by Virginia's Heath Miller and Stanford's Alex Smith.
September 28, 2007 |
Three victories do not a season make, but a handful of NFL teams have started the 2007 season undefeated and taken a big step toward the playoffs. The select group includes preseason favorites Indianapolis and New England, mild surprises Dallas and Pittsburgh, and a bigger surprise in Green Bay. Times staff writer David Wharton takes a look at one of this fall's fast starters: Run first The small, fast Willie Parker isn't leading the league in rushing for no reason.
November 6, 2005
5 MIDSEASON DISAPPOINTMENTS Jamal Lewis, Baltimore, RB * Once the NFL's best back, he's averaging 3.0 yards a carry. Julius Peppers, Carolina, DE * Panthers might be hot, but Peppers isn't: one sack so far. Quentin Jammer, San Diego, CB * Collects lots of yellow flags but nary an interception. Duane Starks, New England, CB * Looking for a soft spot in the Patriot defense? You've found him. Trent Dilfer, Cleveland, QB * 2-5 Browns' offense hasn't scored a TD in 18 of 20 quarters.
December 10, 2004 |
When UCLA played in the Las Vegas Bowl two years ago, the trip to the desert marked the end of a disappointing season. That's not the case this year for the 6-5 Bruins, who are more than happy to be playing anywhere in a bowl game after having been picked to finish eighth in the Pacific 10 Conference. "It's like night and day, compared to the last time we were here," senior running back Manuel White said after Thursday's news conference for the game Dec. 23 against Wyoming at Sam Boyd Stadium.