The Pittsburgh Steelers are not listing Markus Wheaton on their Week 3 injury report, which means he will almost certainly play vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. A shoulder injury kept Wheaton from playing in Pittsburgh’s first two games, but he practiced fully this week this week after getting in two full sessions in Week 2, but was limited Friday and missed last Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. With Wheaton out, Sammie Coates and Eli Rogers worked as the two receivers next to Antonio Brown, and both produced well.
The Super Bowl hangover hasn’t hit the Broncos yet and it might not be coming anytime soon if the way they handled business in the fourth quarter against the Bengals is any indication. The Bengals grabbed a 17-16 lead early in the final quarter after a 15-play drive that took up more than eight minutes ended with a Mike Nugent field goal. The Broncos offense had been quiet since halftime and it looked like the game might be turning Cincinnati’s way. That was not the case. Trevor Siemian threw two touchdowns and safety Will Parks intercepted an Andy Dalton pass as the Broncos scored 13 straight points to leave Ohio with a 29-17 win. The second of Siemian’s touchdown passes was a 55-yarder to Demaryius
The Cincinnati Bengals greet the Denver Broncos in their home opener this Sunday, which is looking like a critical early-season conference matchup. The Bengals currently stand at 1-1, which brings a mixed bag of emotions. If the team can escape a treacherous three-game opening stretch of the 2016 season with a winning record, optimism should run high. If they fall to 1-2, however, more questions like the ones we’ve received this week will abound. Send us your questions via email or Twitter (@CincyJingle or @CJAnthonyCUI) to be answered in this weekly feature, or tune in to The Orange and Black Insider, as we answer questions there as well! Good question. It’s hard to say if Giovani Bernard can