Happy Friday to all of you once again.
Well, little Finley Pearl has been with us for a week now and she’s a handful. Eat, pee, poop, play, sleep and repeat. Not necessarily always in that order. She likes to get her day started at around 4:30 a.m. as well. Our new house has all rocks for landscape and no grass and thus I’m always trying to keep them out of her mouth. She also likes pulling on shoestrings. You don’t want them to grow up too fast, but I can’t wait until she’s six months old and out of this puppy stage as it is very nerve-racking.
Time for a rare PSA. Today would have been my best friend’s 49th birthday but he unfortunately passed away at the age of 33 due to colon cancer. It was a painful way for him to go and he likely could have prevented it had he not been afraid of doctors. Had he gotten himself a colonoscopy at the first sign of trouble or at the age of 30, perhaps he’d still be alive today. If you are 30 or older and have yet to have a colonoscopy, get one scheduled. I’ve had three so far and there’s nothing to it outside of drinking that nasty stuff the evening before. I beg you to do it.
Well, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals on the road on Sunday and personally I’m quite glad this game got flexed to an earlier time as it makes it easier getting recaps. The Steelers enter this game a healthy bunch as it looks like even running back DeAngelo Williams might return this week. Hopefully he is able to save a little wear and tear on Le’Veon Bell.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been great on the road as a whole so far this season so hopefully he can exorcise those demons Sunday in Cincinnati. He’s won a lot of games at Paul Brown Stadium during his career so maybe he considers that place a home away from home on Sunday.
While the Bengals enter this game with a record of 5-7-1, their losses have come against the Steelers, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens. Only one of those teams currently has a losing record and that’s the Bills. Four of those losses were by 8-points or less. I hope I’m wrong, but I expect a close game Sunday.
As usual, I have five questions for you to answer on this Friday night and they are below. Also, don’t forget that the NFL Network is debuting the Kevin Greene “Football Life’ later this evening. That’s sure to be a good one.
Have a great weekend and as always, thank you for stopping by the site this week.
Peace and love, peace and love!
1 – If forced to choose between Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco, which of the two would you pick to be your quarterback and why?
2 – With it looking like Williams might return Sunday against the Bengals, how many total snaps and touches do you predict he’ll receive?
3 – While unlikely to happen, would you like to see Steelers cornerback Justin Gilbert play some Sunday against Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert just as he did against Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce earlier in the season?
4 – Do you think Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will land a head coaching job during the offseason?
5 – With three weeks remaining in the regular season, predict the 12 playoff teams.