Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger questionable to return with an elbow injury

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Mason Rudolph will be the starting quarterback to start the second half.

The Mason Rudolph era will start earlier than anyone thought originally. In the Week 2 matchup between the Steelers and Seahawks, Ben Roethlisberger injured his throwing elbow in the second quarter, and after being evaluated at halftime, did not return giving way to Rudolph.

This per Gerry Dulac of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

There was no clear hit, or contact, made to Roethlisberger’s elbow, but Roethlisberger showed obvious signs of pain to end the half, despite him staying in the game and throwing in the final drive.

Coming out of halftime, the tests done in the locker room showed enough of an issue the team decided it wasn’t safe, or smart, to put Roethlisberger out there and risk further injury. It should be noted Roethlisberger is on the sidelines, but isn’t warming up and will likely be just an emergency quarterback if needed at any time.

Stay tuned for more on this story…

Steelers vs. Seahawks, Week 2: Second-half live updates and open thread

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The Steelers are back on the gridiron! The 2019 regular season begins with the Steelers and Seahawks locking horns in Week 2. Keep tabs on all things Black-and-gold with our updates and open thread.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back on the field, but this time for the second time in the 2019 regular season as they prepare to face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 at Heinz Field.

Throughout the game, be sure to check back here for score updates, injury news and any breaking news from those on the sidelines following the team live. You can also follow along in the Twitter feed below.

For those wondering, you can enjoy some lively commentary with the best Steelers fans across the globe in the open thread for all BTSC members in the comment section below. Let’s remember to keep it clean, respect everyone’s thoughts and ideas, and ultimately remember we’re all here for the same reason—to root on the Steelers!

So enjoy the game and be sure to follow BTSC for all the latest news surrounding the team throughout the game and afterwards!


Steelers vs. Seahawks, Week 2: 2nd quarter in-game update

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are back, and we keep you up to date with those who aren’t able to watch the game live.

1st Quarter In-Game Update

Following the T.J. Watt forced fumble, Roethlisberger and the offense took the ball inside the red-zone, and after a defensive pass interference call set them up at the one yard line, James Conner took care of the rest and plunged into the endzone for the team’s first touchdown of the season. Chris Boswell’s extra point gave the Steelers an early 7-0 lead.

In need of a response, Russell Wilson put together a masterful drive. But when it looked as if the Seahawks would have to settle for a 46-yard field goal, Daniel McCullers was called for a personal foul, giving the drive new life. On the next play Wilson found tight end Will Dissly to tie the game up at 7-7.

Following both teams punting the ball away, Roethlisberger and JuJu Smith-Schuster caught fire. After three straight first downs on three straight passes, the drive stalled after an offensive pass interference call on Vance McDonald. The results was settling for a Chris Boswell 41-yard field goal to make the score 10-7 with 2:28 left in the first half.

Despite a decent drive, Seattle missed a 58-yard field goal to keep the score 10-7 into halftime.

Steelers vs. Seahawks, Week 2: 1st quarter in-game update

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are back, and we keep you up to date with those who aren’t able to watch the game live.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were chomping at the bit for their Week 2 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks to get the nasty taste out of their mouths after their Week 1 flop against the New England Patriots. Russell Wilson and company came into Heinz Field hoping to go 2-0, and the Steelers trying to avoid the dreaded 0-2 start.

Pittsburgh started the game with the football, but picked up right where they left off in New England going three-and-out on their first possession. Seattle’s offense responded with a first down pass from Wilson to DK Metcalf, but failed to convert again and gave the ball back to the Steelers.

The Steelers’ offense failed to convert a first down until 2:31 in first quarter, and thankfully their defense did a tremendous job keeping the score knotted at 0-0 by sacking Wilson three times in the opening frame. On Pittsburgh’s third possession, Ben Roethlisberger was able to move the offense near midfield, but stalled with 1:35 left in the quarter.

After Jordan Berry’s third punt of the day, the Steelers’ defense was able to get their first turnover of the season when T.J. Watt forced a fumble and it was recovered by Mark Barron. Barron ran the ball into the endzone, but a block in the back on Sean Davis took the touchdown off the board.

The Steelers have the football in the red-zone at the end of the first quarter.

Rams and Chargers' new stadium finally has a name after reportedly landing largest naming-rights deal in NFL history

With just 12 months to go until it will be hosting its first ever NFL regular season game, the Rams and Chargers‘ new stadium in Los Angeles finally has a name.

The Rams announced on Sunday that the team’s new $4.9 billion palace in Inglewood, California, will be known as SoFi Stadium after the two sides agreed to a 20-year deal. SoFi is an online personal finance company that helps people achieve financial independence by offering services that range from borrowing, saving, spending to investing. 

Although the exact terms of the deal aren’t yet known, the 20-year contract with SoFi is expected to be the largest naming-rights deal for a stadium in NFL history, according to

If that ends up being the case, that means SoFi will be paying well over $20 million per year for the right

NFL DFS for Sunday Night Football, Week 2: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy football picks, lineups, strategy

NFL DFS players get another opportunity to cash in during Sunday’s NFL action with a Sunday night shootout between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, which kicks off at 8:20 p.m ET. Sunday’s single game slate brings some tough questions for NFL DFS players as they set their lineups. Should you go with a more proven option like Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who leads an explosive Atlanta offense at home, or roll the dice on a cheaper, high-upside option like Eagles running back Darren Sproles, who averaged over five yards per carry in Week 1? With FanDuel hosting a $500K NFL Primetime Showdown and DraftKings running a $800K Sunday Night Showdown that awards $200K to the winner, there are some difficult decisions for NFL DFS players to make. Before locking in any rosters, be sure to check out the

Jaguars vs. Texans: Live updates, game stats, highlights for Week 2 AFC South matchup

The Jaguars and Texans are underway in Houston in an AFC South battle of 0-1 teams.

Both squads are in search of a bounce-back effort this week following a tough-luck season-opening loss. The Jags are being led by rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew — a sixth-round pick out of Washington State — after Nick Foles broke his collarbone in Week 1. Meanwhile, Deshaun Watson and the Texans are trying to wash the taste of a bitter Week 1 loss to the Saints out of their mouths.

Stick with CBS Sports as we follow the action in the Week 2 divisional battle in Houston.

How to watch

Time: 1 p.m. ET
Where: NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
TV: CBS | Stream: CBS All Access

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The 2019 season didn’t exactly start off on the right foot

Michael Vick thinks this will be Cam Newton's last season with Panthers after 0-2 start

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers‘ issues during the second half of the 2018 season have spilled into the first two games of the 2018 season. After winning just one of their final eight games last season, Carolina became the first team in 2019 to go to 0-2 following their 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Newton and the Panthers’ continued struggled inspired Michael Vick, a former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback and current analyst for FOX Sports, to say that this will be Newton’s last season with the Panthers. 

“In 2020, Cam Newton will not be a Carolina Panther,” Vick said of the Panthers’ first round pick in the 2011 draft. “They keep you around for what you can do in the present and in the future and what you’ve done in the past. Look, Cam doesn’t look