4:30 PM ET, January 15, 2005
Steelers release WR Moore, create cap space
The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran wide receiver Lance Moore on Monday, creating $1.5 million in salary-cap savings for 2015.
Colts' Luck, Pagano to participate in USO trip
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will join his coach, two other football players and a small group of celebrities on a future overseas USO trip.
Source: Steelers won't use tag on Worilds
The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans of using a transition tag on Jason Worilds and will let the outside linebacker hit free agency on March 10, a league source told ESPN.com Wednesday night.
Source: Jags adding Idzik as cap consultant
The Jaguars will hire former New York Jets general manager John Idzik as a consultant, according to a league source.
Pennington must build on strong performance
Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game between the Jets and Steelers is a rematch of a Week 14 regular-season meeting in which the Steelers edged out the Jets 17-6 in a physical affair in Pittsburgh. Heinz Field will once again be the forum, as the Steelers look to fend off a Jets team that built momentum with an upset win at San Diego in the wild-card round last week.
The goal will be similar for the Jets this week, as they need to combat a stout run defense by opening things up and being more creative. If Chad Pennington and his receivers particularly speedster Santana Moss can get on the same page early on it will put a lot of pressure on rookie QB Ben Roethlisberger. If not, the Steelers should be able to successfully defend their home turf with a strong commitment to Jerome Bettis and the running attack, which will take much of the pressure off of Big Ben in his first NFL postseason action.
|Avg Points Allowed||18.5||17.0|
|TEAM OFFENSE||TEAM||PER GAME AVERAGE|
|TEAM DEFENSE||TEAM||PER GAME AVERAGE|
|Pass Yds Allowed||NYJ|
|Rush Yds Allowed||NYJ|
|Pittsburgh leads 3-1|
|Dec 12, 2004||NYJ 6, @PIT 17|
|Dec 14, 2003||NYJ 6, PIT 0|
|Dec 9, 2001||NYJ 7, @PIT 18|