From getting blown out by the 49ers in the dark of night to getting blown up by a masked super-villain in the The Dark Knight (Rises, that is), yesterday was a bit of a rough going for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
By now you've probably heard of the multiple power failures that caused substantial delays during the team's 20-3 loss at Candlestick on Monday Night. You've probably also heard of a little indie movie called Batman 3 or something that's due to hit theaters this coming July.
What do these stories have in common? Well, we're happy to report that the Steelers are on the losing end of their performances in both.
[Tom Hardy murders everyone not named Hines Ward after the jump]
For background, director Christopher Nolan and his crew made extensive use of the city of Pittsburgh this past summer to shoot sequences for their follow-up to the 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight. Over that time, there were reports that scenes had been staged inside team's home of Heinz Field, and that multiple Steelers would be filling up the roster of the Gotham Knights football squad.
We now know, thanks to the film's recently released second trailer, exactly what Nolan and company intended to do with that footage. Check out the video below to witness Hines Ward run for his fictional life.
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It appears the Eagles have lost running back Darren Sproles for a while.
Sproles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, suffered a broken arm in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Giants and is out indefinitely.
Sproles left the game early in the second quarter with what was announced as a wrist injury and did not return after running the ball three times for 11 yards.
Despite his loss, the Eagles' run game thrived. Wendell Smallwood, LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement combined for 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
Veteran Torrey Smith, for the time being at least, will take over as the Eagles' punt returner. Smith returned one punt Sunday for nine yards. He tweeted it was his first punt return since high school.
The 34-year-old Sproles seemed to be contemplating retirement after last season, his 11th in the NFL, but backed off this spring during OTAs.
"We're gonna see," Sproles said in June. "Right after we make the playoffs, then come back and ask me."