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when you talk about run defense, make sure every gap between the offense and the offensive linemen is covered. it wasn't thaha time, they give up the big run. jim: they have 159 yards rushing in the game. toussaint. and they're playing with their fourth and fifth running backs, if you will, of the year. toussaint has spent most of e season on the practice squad. games at the end of last year with the ravens. originally signed by baltimore, undrafted out of michigan. four games in all for the ravens last year. even played if the playoffs, got a couple of touches in that great divisional game that went back and forth with the patriots last year. phil: i know one thing, the steelers during the preen, they made it -- preseason, they made it their job to make sure they got landry jones ready.
it didn't go well. jim: in trouble, no chance. the bengals double up and get him. dunlap and sims. you mentioned mike vick. he is inactive tonigig. phil: boy, carlos dunlap was on the outside to the right. his spin move just forced his way in between the linemen. jim: it was really sims. phil: it helped s)mms. he gets there first but he was makiki j jes move. jim: sims with a batted ball on this series and now a sack. third and 17 as bryant will -- the bengals have that one completely covered up.
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contest for a lot of the game. it was fun to watch, the sppd and the defenses, they were ferocious. and then, of course, got a lot of side action to go with it. jim: mccarron to him. he's got room. 's got 100 and the first down. i want to go one time more back to the roethlisberger play where he was sacked by burfict and just ask you was this, inn your mind, a legal tackle. phil talked about the rule. let's bring in mike carey. mike: yes, this is definitely a legal tackle. it's'sough but he didn't lift him up and stuff him. as a matter of fact, ben was a runner at that point, remember. he was scrambling. phil: the rule was instituted in 1995. jijiirst and 10 for mccarron. dumps it off underneath and hill races out for another 13. bernard is not coming back we've
he's out for the game. so is dre kirkpatrick, their cornerback who's been in and out with injuries and was the one beaten on the touchdown play to bryant. hill is a little gimpy after that. more than a little. phil: we saw how the defense dropped back. great job by mccarron, drop it short. jim: rex burkhead now is the running back. and burkheaddetting a chance to handle it and he's got four. on super bowl sunday, pepsi presents the biggest concert of the year, t te pepsi super bowow 50 halftime show and for the first time ever, pepsi is giving fans exclusive behind the scenes access as the sow comes together.
second and 6. mccarron. he's got running room. he's close to the first down. phil: good job byy a.j. mccarron. he's moved around tonight when he needs to to make a play when he can't find anybody open and this is nft something the steelers say oh, we don't care, he's not going to run. they were leery of playing coverage and him running out of the pocket and making plays like that.& he's shown, especially last week, to be more spontaneous, getting used to the action on the field and getting all those practice reps each week. jim: you saw hill coming back into t t game. mccarron's throw should have been caught. off the hands of eifert then nearly intercepted by mike mitchell.
say finally but this s what they're vote -- noted for, these type of throws down the field. he's going to go across. fights through the zone. nobody there to cover him. e throw was absolutely good enough to catch. was it perfect? no. but eifert is going to make that 98% of the time. jim: eifert had three catates in the first quarter. he's hat had one since. you saw burkhead split out to the right side. a.j. green is not in the game. sanu is. secoco and 10. he's going to take off again and slide for one. phil: rex burkhead was in the playoff game for the bengals last year, right? remember, he was a part of their passing game. jim: like their top wideout in the game. a.j. green is back on this play. phil: but the steelers are
coverage. mike mitchell, the last play, s 30 yards deep in the middle of the field. look at him right now, how far he is going back. why is he getting all the way back there? because heants to see what's ing on and make sure a.j. green or one of those receivers, they get open deep, he can chase them down the sidelines. jim: time-out, cincinnati. its first. wild card weekend continues tomorrow on nbc and fox. nbc up first with seattte and minnesota. in chilis weather. green bay and the redskins on fox. the two coaches tomorrow hosting are both formerr assistants too
talking about jay gruden and mike zimmer. you would think this mighthte a.j. greenen time. third and 9 coming up. i know all these a.j.'s can get a little ehcusing -- confusing at time. it's raymond anthony mccarron jr. and adrian jeremiah green. you can go by that. they're blitzing. gets the pass away. diving catch by eifert! could have caught the one earlier just a couple of plays ago. this time makes an 18-yard diving reception. phil: there he goes. here's the blitz inside. they love it. two blitzers crossing, one coming up the middle. almost looks like the same play that roethlisberger made antonio brown against thehelitz.
by green. brought down by gay right away. gain of nine. phil: we're seeing the a.j. mccarron they kind of saw in that denver game, that had some rhythm. that time dropped, made his decision. on hisast step, hit the ground. he threw it on time outside to the soft coverage to green. jim: seven minutes remaining. they go to the ground and fighting for the first is hill. and the pile moved enough for him to get it, i believe. it is a first down. phil: finally, jim, you heard me say it. those seams going up the field inside. we've seen a couple of them. eifert missed one then he caught a big one. that's one of the big weaknesses -- or the biggest weakness of the steelers' pass defense. jim: remember, cincinnati has two first downs in the first
again to hill. backs in for a couple more. moats met him there after two. you know, i'm going to bring up that two-point attempt by pittsburgh. of crse, h the steelers made it, the bengals would not haha been kicking the extra point when they had a touchdown at the start of this quarter. favre a lot of things h happenedince then. if they'd made it maybe the bengals would have gone for two, it would be 16-6. didn't second guess them when they did it. understood why mike tomlin was ying it, to get to 17, to make it three scores. the most important thing right now, third down. 15-7. know that you're definitely in
be careful with the football. jim: andy dalton looking on. third and 8. 5 to go. mccarron, gives i iup to burkhead. harrison is there and harrison takes him out of bounds short of the first and now it's going to be fourth and 3. th immediately bring out nugent. phil: 5:44 to go, get it t/ two, within one score. no decision by marvin lewis, kick the field goal. the steelers defense ready. a little switch by the receivers. they pass it off. there was nowhere to -- for mccarron to go with the fofoball. jim: going to be a 35-yard attempt for nugent.
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jim: let's look at next gen stats presented by tostitos. phil: we get a a blili by the bengals' defense. antonio brown cuts across the field. how many yards does he cover? we know the speed, the quickness. it's there. big plala of the game. jim: and wait till you see this development. look who's back ready to go. ben roethlisberger. tracy, you were backstage to see what happened. what can you tell us? tracy: that's right, jim. we saw him go directly into the extra room. he spent about 10 minutes inside there andhen h hwas carted out without his pads. no sling on whatsoever. into the locker room. they made arrangements t get
i was told he's coming back out and going to try to get back out there. jim: wow, not surprising, is it? phil: what did i say aouple of weeks ago? it's part of being the steelers quarterback. jim: he's not coming out. he had the helmet on but landry is coming out. phil: there you go. not good enough to come back into this game. jim: maybe what it says is there is no backup to jones so if you had to at least haveve somebody come out and hand it off. phil: good point. you see him moving his arm around showing everybody. jim: but jones is the quarterback with 5:12 to go.
for a pickup of six. he's overton sideline. he's not even warming up, any throws or anything like that. phil: but the way he put that helmet on and the way he was standing there, everybody was around him, i thought he was coming back into the game. mike tomlin i'm sure asked him how do you feel in case we need you? jim: yeah, how do you feel? what can you give us? second down a a 4. todman dives just to get back to the line ofcrimmage. dunlap had a read on that play. ininhe rain again -- and the rain again intensifies with four minutes approaching. the jungle has turned into a rain forest. favre yeah, it sure has.
steelers would throw screens. they have lots of different types of plays they can run in these situations but so far tonight, the bengals defensee has throws. jim: here's a third and 4 play. jones. down the field and incomplete. and no flag. leon hall on the coverage of antonio brown. phil: leon hall, got a little nicked up last week. but in good position. if the throw is inse, shawn williams is going to be there to knock it down so landry jones threw it the only place he could, outside. jim: adam jones is back to return. had his only second fair catch game. a dangerous threat. going to have a chance to handle it here. spins around and goes.
pittsburgh. phil: first person this week in the special teams meetings when they walked in the room,dam jones was@sit interesting waiting because he knew he was ing to be a runner. jim: 24-yard return and cincinnati, down five, has the ball in pittsburgh territory, 3:28 to play. exe staining carpet. but this is new w feproof carpet with stain resistant technology built in to help keep tough stain out. let's do this. save up to a to $100 on your total oject including carpet, pad and installation.
tired has got to be part of this right now. jim: meantime, cincinnati, over 9,0 days since its last playoff win 2 2 years ago this week. in january of 1991. seven attempts since. phil: he changed the play. the defense changed its play also. jim: and mccarron, little jump pass. and the shoe string camp by hill for three. is mccarron looking a little more confident to you at the moment? phil: absololely. he's had a aew good drives. tevin last drive, had good rhythm.
but he's hung in there. 20-35 for the g ge tonight. jim: second and 7. steeler blitz. quick pass. and it's pulled down for the catch by marvin jonon. fofo sixards. phil: well, james harrison had a terrific pass rush the play before and this time what is he doing? trying to get outside. underneath dernled under jones but mccarron threw it on rhythm. puts his offense in a good third downituation and yes, absolutely, this is four-down territory. jim: third and 1. a long yard to go. phil i knew you were going to ask me that question so that's why i i answered. jim: no, i didn't think that one was a question at all. mccarron in tuble. shazier had the heat on him. phililou have to always look too
it was a corner blitz that time. here comes james harrison. here comes william game. jim: it was r rally shazier that forced him ultimately to just throw it out of bounds. fourth and they're calling it officially 1. it looks like 2. phil: you know the play you're going to run. don't use the time-out so in case you don't get it you're able to stop the clock and get the football back with time. jim: another blitz. william gay blitzing, leaving open jones. hammered down after the first down by moats. phil: throws it to the right. here comes the blitz. jim: it was william gay on the blitz. phil: yeah,, it was jones coming all the way across. but what did they do?
blitz, trying to get the best of both worlds. mccarron. scrambles out of what could have been a sack and picks up three. and that will bring us to the two-minute warning. coming down to the wire. unbelievable night here. you're watching the nfl on cbs. back in 1965 subway's founders fred deluca and dr.peter buck teamed u uwith one simple mission... fresh sandwiches... i like it. fresh sandwiches... the idea seemed crazy in a time when artificial foods and gimmicks were all the rage. but roller-skates di't make food any fresher... and mascots didn't make it any tastier.. as it turned out, fred was right. sandwiches made with freshly baked bread, fresh veggies and delicious meats would stand the test of time. we were frfrh before it was fresh to be fresh. the subway sandwich shop. founded on fresh. sfx: rocket blasting off (ding)
jim: what will the divisional round look like in the a.f.c.? where will kansas city be going after its 11th straight win today? if cincinnati pulls this off, the bengals go to new england, sending kansas city to denver. a pittsburgh win puts kansas city at gillette stadium and sends the steelers to the mile high city.
the bengals with two time-outs. having entered this quarter down 15-0. mccarron and that pass, errant throw in the directioof mohamed sanu. after the game, the "the subway postgame show." james brown and all the crew standing by for the highlights and their analysis of this game. phil: well, if you're the steelers, especially on the defensive side, thererare two ways to play it. go after the quarterback. they've been blitzing every play until that last play. they sat back. so hue jackson, can you call the right play and get the defense you expect to give a.j. mccarron a chance to win this game? jim: a third and 7 and mccarron goes down the field andt's cacaht! and a tampa!
game and this pass was knocked down but a.j. green goes inside and what a job by mccarron. finding him on the back side. jim: just as he had done in both meetings in the regular season, green is in the end zone tonight against the steelers. phil: good job and also what happened that time, did you see a.j. mccarron was looking to the right and it wasn't there, then he comes back. now they y ve to get the -- jim: go for two. phil: go for two. jim: go for two here. try to up the margin to three with 1:30 to play. four players shift in the formation. little toss over to hill. the steelers are all over it and deny them. phil: that was dangerous.