The Pittsburgh Steelers are riding high following Sunday’s 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins. Outside linebackers coach and former Steelers player Joey Porter, however, ended his night with an arrest for an altercation with a police officer.
The Steelers placed Porter on leave from the team on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. He spent four days on team-administered leave, but was allowed to come back for the team’s game against the Chiefs.
Porter was arrested at 9:30 p.m. last Sunday night outside of a bar called The Flats on the south side of Pittsburgh after an altercation with a doorman and security guards.
According to the court complaint, the doorman later identified as Jon Neskow told Porter he couldn’t enter the bar because, “Last time you were here, you threatened to kill me.” When Porter then lunged at the bouncer, an off-duty officer pushed him back.
Cobb said the final play was not an actual playcall. Rodgers just told each receiver what to do, like a kid drawing in the dirt. Seriously.
Rodgers and the Packers were 4-6 after their first 10 games, but they’ve been able to piece things together and make a run that’s taken them to the NFC Championship game, and perhaps even further.
The Kansas City Chiefs also entered the draft order, at No. 27, following their 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It didn’t surpass the thrilling matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, which drew the best ratings of any Divisional round game in league history. Still, in a season where low NFL television ratings have been a key storyline, such strong viewership for Steelers vs. Chiefs suggests that primetime Sunday divisional games should be part of the league’s plans moving forward.