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Steelers to Host Dolphins in AFC Wild Card Game Next Weekend

The Steelers first round playoff opponent is set, as the team will take on the Miami Dolphins, who will be the sixth seed in the AFC following their loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday in Miami.

The game will be played either Saturday or Sunday at Heinz Field, that announcement should be made Sunday evening by the NFL.

Miami beat up the Steelers 30-15 in South Florida back on October 16th in a game which saw Jay Ajayi run for over 200 yards on the Steelers. That game was the first of four straight losses for the Steelers which saw them at one point drop to 4-5.

The game also saw a knee injury to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, an injury that forced him to miss one game after he had surgery.

It’s not known for sure if the Dolphins will have the services of quarterback Ryan Tannehill who has missed the last three games with a sprained ACL and MCL.

In that first game against the Steelers he was 24-for-32 for 252 yards. If the usual Dolphins starter can’t go, Matt Moore will play quarterback for the Dolphins in his place.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Dave B.

    January 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    The Steelers against the Dolphins in the wildcard game comes down to one thing . Can the Steelers stop Jay Ajayi and the Dolphin running game ? Right now , I would have to say no . He rushed for more than 200 yards against the Steelers earlier in the season and after the Browns game today Ive seen nothing to change my opinion . The starting Steeler defense minus James Harrison allowed the 1-14 Browns to rush for more than 150 yards against them . Thats a very bad sign going into this playoff game . Bottom line the Steelers cant stop the run . If that doesnt change fast , its going to be one and done against Miami .

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