The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 regular season as AFC North champions, but sputtered in the wild card round of the playoffs. With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season coming to a close after a playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, it’s time to reflect on the positives and negatives from their 2014 season.
Andrew Luck showed last week that he takes advantage of just about every single offensive weapon that he has at his disposal, and gets the most out of his players. If one of those key components is missing, the whole machine could come to a screeching halt.
The Indianapolis Colts are heading into the playoffs with a rather lengthy injury report, and there are indeed a number of big names listed on it. The good news is that most of the names are listed simply as precautionary measures and not for serious reasons.
Injuries slowed down the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of the NFL season, but now they are much healthier as the playoffs approach.
The Oakland Raiders are going to face a tough opponent in week 1 of the 2013 NFL season. With a team like the Colts who went to the playoffs last year, the Raiders will have to keep an eye on key players in order to come out on top on this match.
Six botched selections and one misguided trade later, the results from those years add up to no playoff berths, no winning records, no Pro Bowl invitations and only oft-injured Darren McFadden left on the roster.
The Indianapolis Colts next free agent target is receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.
A frustrating season for the Oakland Raiders came to a merciful end on Sunday with a 24-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers. The Raiders finished the season with a 4-12 record. The good news is that Terrelle Pryor showed why he was picked by Al Davis just months before he passed away. The loss ensures the Raiders will be the overall #3 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft
The Raiders will again be without Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson, or Richard Seymour. Oakland once again will rely heavily on quarterback Carson Palmer and fullback Marcel Reece on offense. Defensively, Tyvon Branch is back after missing last week’s game with a neck injury.
The Oakland Raiders made it two wins in a row and got their first road victory of the season in the process. Taking on the rival Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders played a well balanced game resulting in a 26-16 victory.