Through the first six weeks of the NFL season, total viewership of games is down 7.5 percent, compared with the first six weeks of 2016. Last year, the NFL attributed part of its viewership decline to competition from presidential election coverage.
Steelers’ wide receiver Martavis Bryant insists he’s just fine even after multiple reports that he asked the team for a trade. Bryant said he’s happy in Pittsburgh when asked if he wanted a change of scenery. Bryant has just 17 receptions and one TD through six games this season.
Monday Night Football, Marcus Mariota threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor with 5:29 left, and the Titans beat the Colts 36-22.
Thursday Night NFL, the Panthers host the Eagles, listen live on the OVSN 94.9=FM beginning at 8 o’clock for the pregame.
Case Keenum led three second-half scoring drives in relief of Sam Bradford as the Vikings beat the Bears 20-17 to spoil the debut of Chicago rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky was 12 of 25 for 128 yards one touchdown and one interception.
Thursday Night NFL, Tom Brady threw for 303 yards and a score as the Patriots topped the Buccaneers 19-14. Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock Pittsburgh hosts Jacksonville, Cleveland hosts the Jets and Cincinnati hosts Buffalo.
Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized via Twitter yesterday for his sideline outburst Sunday. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger described Brown’s actions as a “temper tantrum.” Brown said “Apologize for all the noise and the distractions Steeler nation let’s stay focus.”
Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called Antonio Brown’s sideline blow-up “unfortunate” and wished the All-Pro wide receiver talked to him personally about the missed play. Brown broke free down the field but Roethlisberger didn’t see him. Big Ben said Brown’s attitude didn’t set a good example for young players and undermines his “superhuman” talent.
The Browns losing ways have reached historic proportions after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals dropped Cleveland to 2-29 dating to the 2015 season. According to Elias Sport Bureau research, that record matches the worst record in NFL history over a 31-game span. The Oilers and Lions have also had a 2-29 mark over 31 games.
The Cleveland Browns have signed wide receiver Bug Howard to the practice squad. Howard is a 6’4, 210 pound rookie out of North Carolina. Originally signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent, Howard spent the entire preseason with the Colts before being waived September 2.