The first game of Week 10 had the makings of a titanic struggle between a pair of teams with aspirations of a trip to Atlanta and Super Bowl LIII.
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Instead, the Pittsburgh Steelers scored their most points ever at Heinz Field while looking like the real deal, and the Carolina Panthers were exposed in a 52-21 thrashing as the NFL equivalent of the Titanic.
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The Panthers came into the game with a nice head of steam. They were riding a three-game winning streak that included a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback in Philadelphia against the defending Super Bowl champions.
That triggered a brief scrum, as Steelers guard David DeCastro came to his quarterback’s defense. Reid eventually went over and appeared to apologize to Roethlisberger.
Le’Veon Bell had a little fun at the expense of the Carolina Panthers during Thursday night’s blowout.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had a relatively easy time beating the Panthers in their early-week game. Late in the contest with Pittsburgh firmly in control, Bell tweeted something that appeared to be a comment about the score.
It’s possible Reid was exaggerating. It’s also possible that he’s defying probability and being selected way more than seems possible. It’s possible he’s one of the roughly 11 players we’d expect to get chosen four-plus times in a six-week span, out of the 2,300 eligible players in the NFL. It’s possible it just happens to be a coincidence that it’s happening to him, one of the most outspoken defenders of Colin Kaepernick and kneeling during the national anthem.
The “time to pass the sticks” comment is a phrase often used when someone is losing badly in a video game. They are told to “pass the sticks,” which is a way of saying give up the video game controls.
Some interpreted the tweet as meaning Bell will be reporting to the Steelers soon and it’s time for running back James Conner to hand over the starting gig. Bell needs to report by Tuesday otherwise he will be ineligible to play the rest of the season. There is some speculation he will not report at all.
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