(As the pie shrinks, that could suddenly change.) Still, that's a rough idea of the impact of no TNF on the highest-paid players in the game. Mariota has led the Titans on game-winning drives in three of their past four games.
Just like the Steelers, they have made winning games look hard but head coach Mike Mullarkey has described his players as "resilient" and a touchdown from DeMarco Murray - his third of the game - just about sealed the deal against the Bengals.
That's why the quality of play has been so poor on Thursday nights this season. And as pointed out last week, disappearance of the $450 million per year generated by network broadcasts of Thursday Night Football would cost each team roughly $7 million under the cap. At least seven players left the game with an injury, including two starting players for the Cardinals.
It would behove the National Football League to take a hard look at the Thursday night games.
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He also said that the more the blockade tightens, the more the Houthis will develop their abilities to "respond to the assault of the enemy".
While fans may have been unimpressed by the style in which Pittsburgh won last weekend, the Las Vegas oddsmakers still seem to like what they see in the Steelers.
Mike Tomlin alluded to this reality after Pittsburgh beat the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, 20-17, saying players who limped out of that arena likely wouldn't be able to suit up against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday at Heinz Field.
Patriots fans have to feel good (and Steelers fans, quite bad) about Roethlisberger going out of his way to rant about Thursday night games on Monday. "I'm sure the Titans would say the same thing and everyone who's played on Thursday night would say the same thing".
"Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours", Roethlisberger said. You've got to let your body recover a little bit. Even a week, you're still not fully recovered Sunday to Sunday. You still are dealing with bumps and bruises and things continue to build up throughout the season. It's a tough thing to do. Still, the league should shut these games down, especially if it wants anyone to take it seriously about player safety. The more injuries that pile up, the more diluted their product gets.