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    Ben Roethlisberger will be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2021 season, but he has a clear message for his front office. This offseason has been a strange one for the Pittsburgh Steelers, to say the least. So what does this mean for Roethlisberger’s future with the team? The Steel Curtain has to be tired of the run-around happening surrounding their future QB, and with the NFL free agency period and draft swiftly approaching, decisions must be made. Does Big Ben start for the Steelers in 2021? Next: Vikings moving on from longtime vet?  
    ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks to the field prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images) The Steelers desperately need a roster shakeup this offseason. Here are three veterans who should be replaced by rookies heading into 2021. Mike Tomlin understands that his team needs an infusion of new blood if they’re going to wash the bitter taste of last season’s playoff loss to the Browns out of his team’s mouth. That means several big-name veterans need to be jettisoned to send a message that no one on the roster is safe based solely on their past accomplishments. Of course, any veteran the Steelers choose to let go will need to be replaced. The team does not have much cap space heading...
    It looks like the dream of JJ Watt uniting with his brothers TJ and Derek in Pittsburgh is dead. Despite heavy recruitment efforts from his Steelers brothers, the three teams Watt has been deciding between are the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers, ESPN insider John Clayton said on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. He also mentioned the Las Vegas Raiders as a dark horse. Pittsburgh was widely speculated to be a possible landing spot for the elder Watt, but they are also preparing for a major cap crunch in 2021. As it currently stands, the Steelers are projected to be about $6 million over the cap, per Spotrac. They could restructure Ben Roethlisberger’s contract to reduce his $41 million cap hit, but Bud Dupree, Alejandro Villanueva and Juju Smith-Schuster, among others, are all free agents. The Packers are also a bit over the cap, but could save...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — JuJu Smith-Schuster has a big decision to make this offseason. READ MORE: Pennsylvania GOP Meets To Discuss Whether To Censure Sen. Pat Toomey The wide receiver hits free agency on March 17, when he will decide his football future. Smith-Schuster told TMZ Sports that he wants to remain a Steeler for the rest of his career. “At the end of the day, I want to have my legacy in Pittsburgh and retire there,” Smith-Schuster told TMZ. “I don’t want to leave.” READ MORE: Butler County Republican Committee Votes To Censure Sen. Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote “Until I actually get let go, other than that, I’m Pittsburgh for life,” the 24-year-old added. Smith-Schuster was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft and signed a four-year rookie contract with the Black and Gold. In the first four years of his career, he...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers want quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to return for the 2021 season. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala, Big Ben’s agent released a statement following the quarterback’s Tuesday meeting with the ownership, and stated in part, “They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation. As we’ve shared since the season ended, we are happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can read the full statement below. Ben Roethlisberger will indeed be back as the #Steelers starting QB this fall. Just connected w/ the two-time Super Bowl winner’s agent, Ryan Tollner, who said this: pic.twitter.com/YnWRWwkbeM — Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) February 23, 2021 I’m not sure there were a lot of people who thought Big Ben wouldn’t be back, but it now sounds like it’s going to...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t need a new starter for 2021 as Ben Roethlisberger’s agent has confirmed the veteran signal-caller will be back next season.  One last go? While there was speculation that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could end up hanging up his cleats and call it a career, that doesn’t look to be the case. Nope, Roethlisberger will be back in the fold next fall. According to NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala, Roethlisberger’s agent has confirmed with her that the two sides are ready to get things done contract wise and the veteran signal-caller will indeed return as the starter come next season. Ben Roethlisberger will indeed be back as the #Steelers starting QB this fall. Just connected w/ the two-time Super Bowl winner’s agent, Ryan Tollner, who said this: pic.twitter.com/YnWRWwkbeM — Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) February 23, 2021 Ben Roethlisberger is all set to return in 2021 as the...
    Joe Sargent/Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches game play during the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on December 2, 2020. Last Wednesday the Pittsburgh Steelers closed the team’s facility in the wake of “several positive COVID-19 tests,” this according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Today Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that Tomlin, 48, remains away from the facility as he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. “A team spokesman would not confirm the specific case, but did say members of the coaching & personnel staffs were sent home last week after a couple positives came up,” added Rapoport.COVID-19’s Impact on the Steelers FamilyDuring the 2020 season, the Steelers experienced comparatively little disruption (as compared to most other NFL teams) in terms of controlling the virus internally, but were significantly disadvantaged by outbreaks on other clubs. For one, Pittsburgh lost its...
    Ben Roethlisberger’s future in Pittsburgh is still up in the air. General manager Kevin Colbert said on Wednesday that the long-time Steelers quarterback wants to continue his career with the team, but he said that the organization needs to re-evaluate the quarterback situation heading into the 2021 NFL season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers," Colbert said via ESPN. "He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play. We told him we have to look at this current situation." Roethlisberger will have a $41.25 million cap hit if he doesn’t restructure his contract. If the Steelers decide to part ways with him, he will still count for $22.25 million against the cap. Roethlisberger, who led the Steelers to a 12-4 record, finished the 2020 season with 3,803 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, and 10...
    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 25: A.J. Brown #11 of the Tennessee Titans plays against Joe Haden #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Nissan Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) The Steelers need to offload salary to get under the 2021 NFL salary cap. Here are three stars Pittsburgh might need to cut to make that happen.  Not many NFL front offices enter the offseason with a bigger need to offload salary than the Steelers. It’s going to take some serious maneuvering to keep this roster full of talent and under next year’s salary cap. It’s clear several big-name players will be leaving Pittsburgh before they originally planned. Ben Roethlisberger’s massive contract deserves a lot of the blame for the Steelers’ current predicament. He projects to take up 21.72 percent of the team’s salary cap next season. Pittsburgh will almost certainly restructure his deal...
    JJ Watt. AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith J.J. Watt will leave the Houston Texans after 10 years with the team. His brother, T.J. Watt, is already recruiting him to team up in Pittsburgh. As of Friday, the Steelers were the favorites to land the elder Watt brother. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After 10 years, J.J. Watt's time with the Houston Texans has come to an end. Watt announced he was leaving the team in a video on Twitter, thanking fans for their support over the years and explaining that he had asked the team for his release. Watt was a titan for the Texans, winning three Defensive Player of the Year awards through his 10 seasons in Houston and for a stretch serving as the most unstoppable defensive force in all of football. Over the past few seasons, injuries have somewhat hindered his once game-breaking abilities,...
    J.J. Watt is sure to have his fair share of suitors. He’s already got one pretty close to him. Watt, the star defensive end, was granted his release from the Texans on Friday. At least one of his two Pittsburgh Steelers brothers is actively courting him. Linebacker T.J. Watt quoted his older brother’s tweet with a GIF of The Rock making the “come here” motion. https://t.co/HacHLcXJI6 pic.twitter.com/6ACIM6YYOZ— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) February 12, 2021 A move to the Steelers would reunite T.J., J.J., and their youngest brother Derek, a Pittsburgh fullback. While navigating the salary cap to get all three Watts together would be a challenge for Steelers brass, J.J. would certainly be a fun add to a team that went 12-4 last season and should be in the playoff mix in 2021. The Packers, Buccaneers, and Bills are all very early frontrunners to vie for the three-time Defensive Player of...
    Dec 19, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Florida Gators wide receiver Kadarius Toney (1) makes a catch against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Malachi Moore (13) in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers have to add an instant starter at No. 28 in this year’s NFL Draft. Adding any of these three players will end in disaster for Pittsburgh.  The Steelers place a lot of emphasis on continuity as a franchise, but Pittsburgh is going to face more than its fair share of roster upheaval this offseason. The sheer number of high-priced veterans that could be leaving the team makes landing an impact starter in Round 1 of the NFL Draft a necessity for the AFC North champs. The problem is that, as usual, Pittsburgh finds itself making its selection near the end of Day 1. Finding a potential star at No. 28...
    ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 13: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers calls a play during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) Sam Darnold is just the sort of young, veteran quarterback the Steelers need to acquire. Here’s how Pittsburgh can pry him away from the Jets.  Ben Roethlisberger’s era presiding over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense is quickly coming to an end. That leaves the franchise in need of a new quarterback to build around. Swinging a deal for Sam Darnold makes a lot of sense for Mike Tomlin and his coaching staff. Of course, the Jets have to be convinced that parting with Darnold is in their best interest. At the moment, team officials in New York haven’t “made any firm decisions” about the signal-caller’s future. At least, that’s what...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was 15 years ago that Bill Cowher led the Steelers back to the mountaintop of greatness, winning Super Bowl 40 in Detroit. While he left coaching for good one year later, he certainly hasn’t left football behind. KDKA’s Rich Walsh sat down with Coach Cowher to chat one-on-one about a variety of topics, including the future of the Steelers.   When asked if he thought he would love broadcasting so much that he would stay with television and not go back to coaching, Cowher said when he stepped down from coaching, he did it for family reasons, but things didn’t unfold the way he thought they would. Cowher’s wife would pass away three years later. He would end up moving to New York, where he would meet his current wife. He says that the biggest thing he has taken away from getting out of coaching is...
    Human beings like points. It doesn’t really matter the sport — a game with more scoring can frequently be viewed as more entertaining. Who cares that “defense wins championships,” because points attract viewership. The NFL is likely happy overall, then, with scoring trends in the Super Bowl. Over time, scoring has trended upward in the big game. That hasn’t stopped there from being some mightily low-scoring outcomes in the final game of the NFL season.  While most of the lowest-scoring Super Bowls took place in the early days of the event, the lowest-scoring of them all was much more recent. Below, we’ve got more details about that game and all the combined point totals from the Super Bowl. MOST SUPER BOWL WINS: By team | By player | MVPs What is the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history? We’re only a couple years removed from the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL...
    Deshaun Watson can single-handedly transform an NFL franchise’s hopes and dreams, but should the Pittsburgh Steelers make a move for him? Unlike most of the teams concretely linked with Houston Texans superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson, the Pittsburgh Steelers made it to the postseason. And on the surface, long-time quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a solid season with over 250 passing yards per game, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Pittsburgh would have to trade a key player on the defensive side of the ball to make this move happen, but as long as they hold onto their true franchise players Minkah Fitzpatrick and T.J. Watt, they should still be in good enough shape defensively to win a Super Bowl. The Steelers can’t win it all with Roethlisberger at quarterback, since he was one of the league’s least-efficient passers in 2020. His time as a Super Bowl-winning quarterback is over, and the Steelers...
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is open to having his pay slashed in order to help the team. Big Ben has a cap hit of $41 million this upcoming season, but it sounds like he’s very flexible. According to Ed Bouchette, the Steelers star told him he’s open to restructuring his deal, and stated, “I don’t care bout my pay at all this year!” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Ben Roethlisberger just told me: “I don’t care bout my pay at all this year!” And is willing to restructure a contract that has a $41 million cap hit for 2021 that includes $19 million in bonus and salary that can be restructured. — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) January 28, 2021 In case you were wondering why Big Ben might be open to playing at a discount for the 2021 season, he’s made more...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers want Ben Roethlisberger to return in 2021. It’s the money, however, that makes it tricky. Team president Art Rooney II admitted on Thursday there is work to be done to lower Roethlisberger’s scheduled $41.2 million salary cap hit before Roethlisberger can begin work on his 18th season in Pittsburgh. The club has already broached the subject with Roethlisberger but with specifics on the 2021 cap still scarce, Rooney acknowledged it’s too early to get into details. “I think we’d like to see Ben back for another year if that can work, but as we said there’s a lot of work to be done if that can happen,” Rooney said. “There may need to be decisions on both ends for that to happen.” The cap was $198.2 million in 2020 but could drop to $180 million or possibly even lower in 2021, a...
    Vince McMahon said it best: It’s all about the money. Certainly in the closing stages of his career, Ben Roethlisberger is entering the last year of his current contract with the Steelers, and many are expecting “Big Ben” to return to the Steel City for at least one more season. There is, however, a massive hurdle to clear in order to make that happen, one that may cause player and team to grapple this offseason: the money he’s owed. “Ben wants to come back,” team president Art Rooney II said in his end-of-season Zoom call. “We’ve left that door open. I think we’ve been up front with Ben in letting him know that we couldn’t have him back under the current contract. I think he understands we have some work to do there. “We’ll have more conversations internally, and we’ll have more conversations with Ben, and we’ll have to know what...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt has won AFC Defensive Player of the Year. Congratulations to @_TJWatt for being named the 101 Awards AFC Defensive Player of the Year! ???? ????: https://t.co/XYTKUHqFBu pic.twitter.com/vRkVYg1J6u — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 28, 2021 The 101 Awards AFC Defensive Player of the Year award is chosen by a national selection committee that includes 101 national media outlets that cover the NFL. His older brother, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, has won the award four times Watt was voted the Steelers MVP for the second straight year.
    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-3 at TIAA Bank Field on November 22, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The Steelers have a ton of work to do in free agency, but it”s imperative for Pittsburgh to avoid spending big on these three players. Ben Roethlisberger’s contract issue will dominate the headlines of Pittsburgh’s offseason, but that doesn’t change the reality that the Steelers have a ton of work to do in free agency. Several big-name stars are set to hit the open market looking for massive contracts. The team may be forced to replace them with veterans who are willing to accept more modest compensation. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Bud Dupree are the two players that truly qualify as high profile free agents for the Steelers. Smith-Schuster may not be the league’s most...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers might have their next franchise quarterback, but there’s nothing at risk with the signing of Dwayne Haskins.  When Kevin Colbert extended him a contract, Dwayne Haskins could exhale. After a rocky NFL start, there was going to be a second chance. The Pittsburgh Steelers would be his new haven. Haskins has his second shot, but time will tell if Mike Tomlin’s hard attitude pans out. If it doesn’t, so be it. If it does, congrats Steelers fans, the bargain paid off. Next: Eric Bieniemy receives praise from Patrick Mahomes
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has announced he is retiring from the National Football League. McDonald was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He was traded to the Steelers before the start of the 2017 season. In his eight seasons, McDonald played in 101 games. During his four years with the Steelers, he played in 53 games for the team, recording 117 receptions for 1,170 yards and 8 touchdowns. “I am appreciative of Vance’s contributions during the last four years of his career that he spent in Pittsburgh,” said Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. McDonald was recently named the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
    Browns fans had some fun with the news the Steelers interviewed Hue Jackson for the vacant offensive coordinator job in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers likely have just one year of Ben Roethlisberger left before a new era is truly ushered in. That is why some news from Thursday had to shock plenty of fans. The news was that former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson got an interview to be the offensive coordinator. Yes, the same Hue Jackson whose 1-31 start lives on in Browns lore for its insanity. Matt Canada seemed to have the job wrapped up, but it appears Jackson is in the running as well. This had Browns fans trolling the Steelers on social media the same day Pittsburgh also signed Dwayne Haskins. #Steelers Hire hue Jackson and sign Dwayne Haskins. As a #browns fan I hope we play you guys at home first game of the...
    Quarterback Dwayne Haskins is reportedly meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Ian Rapoport, a Thursday meeting will happen between the two sides as Haskins searches for a new team after being cut by Washington. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The former Ohio State star previously met with the Panthers. Former Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins has a visit with the #Steelers today, sources say. Some potential QB depth and upside. The free agent and ex-first round pick also recently visited the #Panthers. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 21, 2021 Does Pittsburgh see something in this situation that I don’t? Am I missing something when it comes to Dwayne Haskins? The dude flamed out of Washington in spectacular fashion. I mean, we’re talking about an all-time flameout. He was fined for partying maskless with strippers during a global pandemic and was...
    Kareem Hunt has jokes for the Pittsburgh Steelers after they took them out in the AFC Wild Card Round.  Despite being 11-0 to begin the season, there might not have been a worse team down the stretch than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Everything fell off the wagon for the Mike Tomlin-led roster, with basically only a half of solid football left on the resume. Kareem Hunt after scoring against his old team ???? pic.twitter.com/cOD3XfgtRS — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 17, 2021 Things are trending in the right direction for the Browns entering the 2021 offseason. Hunt is a key part of that. Soon, they could be driving away with the division thanks to a 1-2 combination in the backfield. Isn’t that right, JuJu? Next: College football teams hurt most by 2021 NFL Draft declarations
    Doug Pensinger/Staff Jerome Bettis #36 of the Pittsburgh Steelers leaps over teammate Tim Lester #34 during a game at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh in 1997. Last week former Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Tim Lester passed away at the age of 52, reportedly due to complications of COVID-19. In the wake of Lester’s unexpected passing, former Steelers tailback Jerome Bettis posted a heartfelt message to his friend and former blocking back on his jerome36bettis Instagram account. The Tim Lester Family Memorial FundBettis has since created a verified GoFundMe page to honor Lester’s memory and provide financial support for his family, namely his wife Natalie and their children. Bettis asks for contributions to the Tim Lester Family Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jerome Bettis (@jerome36bettis) To date, the fund has raised more than $54,000 towards its goal...
    The Steelers don’t need to leave Pennsylvania to replace Randy Fichtner. Doug Pederson is the perfect coach to breathe life into Pittsburgh’s offense.  Not renewing offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner’s contract was the right first step in the Steelers’ quest to fix their offense. Hiring former Eagles’ head man Doug Pederson could be the perfect step two. The days of the Pittsburgh lining up and grinding opponents into submission with their physical ground game are long gone. Any offensive success the Steelers have enjoyed in recent years has come on the back of their explosive aerial attack. That happens to be Pederson’s specialty as a coach. It’s clear the Steelers need to get more creative on offense to help whoever they employ as their starting quarterback in 2021. Ben Roethlisberger remains the favorite to keep his job, but he will almost certainly need to agree to a revamped contract if he...
    If you ask Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wideout Chase Claypool, the Browns were classless with how they handled their upset win in the Wild Card Round.  There’s really no love lost between Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool and the Cleveland Browns. Tensions between the two sides have run high ever since last weekend when the Browns went to Heinz Field and upset the Steelers. Shortly after the loss, Claypool took quite a bit of heat after he said that Cleveland is about to get rocked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round. What made him so upset? Well, it looks like Cleveland got under Claypool’s skin for being a bit immature and not celebrating their victory in Pittsburgh with class. ???? “If the Browns had won with more class, then I wouldn’t have been so salty.”@ChaseClaypool explains all the back and forth from the past week. pic.twitter.com/AN3Mvib7M0 —...
    JuJu Smith-Schuster wasted no time shooting down reports he’s ready to leave Pittsburgh to try and play in a bigger market.  It wasn’t the 2020 campaign JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Pittsburgh Steelers were hoping for. Pittsburgh, which started the season a perfect 11-0, went 1-4 during its last five games of the regular season and then suffered a disappointing loss to the Browns in the Wild Card Round. Only a few days after that defeat, rumors surfaced stating Smith-Schuster wasn’t happy in Pittsburgh and could be looking at leaving the team during his free agency to try and play in a bigger market. Well, Smith-Schuster took to Twitter to let Steelers fans know that’s not the case. Sources tell me this is completely 100% false lol https://t.co/720GEWszRC — JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) January 13, 2021 JuJu Smith-Schuster addressed free agency rumors on TwitterTime and time again, the speedy wideout has said...
    Doug Pensinger/Staff Jerome Bettis #36 of the Pittsburgh Steelers leaps over teammate Tim Lester #34 during a game at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh in 1997. On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers fans and the NFL community at-large learned the sad news that former Steelers fullback Tim Lester has passed away at the age of 52. Within hours, former teammates and other former NFL players took to social media to express their condolences, including former Steelers safety Mike Logan and Hall of Fame running back Jerome ‘The Bus’ Bettis, who posted the following heartfelt message on his Instagram account: “Tim, you were more than my Fullback, you were my brother. You paved the way for me. I can’t express how much I am going to miss you. My condolences go out to Natalie, your beautiful children, and the entire Lester family. May you rest in peace and power. Bettis...
    Cleveland defeats Pittsburgh in the wild card round of the NFL American Conference ▲ The Cafés prevailed 48-37 and disqualified the favorites Steelers.Foto . From the Editorial Office La Jornada newspaperMonday, January 11, 2021, p. a31 It was useless for Pittsburgh to reach the wild card round of the NFL American Conference as a favorite. The Cleveland Browns had no mercy against the Steelers and beat them from top to bottom 48-37. Cleveland now goes next week in a Conference Division Series game against the defending Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs. With two decades without a postseason presence, the Browns arrived determined to make it clear that they are here with well-deserved reasons. The first quarter they signed a playoff record by scoring 28 points against a torn steel curtain. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a bloody Sunday and 14 seconds into the game...
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey sat on the bench alone as the rest of the team walked back to the locker room following a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the wild-card playoff round on Sunday. The weight of the loss seemed especially heavy for the two vets, which raised questions about their future in Pittsburgh.  Roethlisberger, who had yet to even remove his helmet, apologized to Pouncey as he approached.  STEELERS’ JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER STANDS BY ‘THE BROWNS IS THE BROWNS’ COMMENT AFTER WILD-CARD LOSS "I’m sorry, brother," Roethlisberger said to his teammate of 10 years. "You’re the only reason I wanted to do this man. Oh, I feel worse for you than me. I hate it, man."  Roethlisberger has a year left in his contract but couldn’t speak with certainty after the game about what will happen in the offseason.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "It’s...
    CINCINNATI, OH – DECEMBER 21: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 21, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) The Steelers need to make a quarterback change in 2021. Here are three guys Pittsburgh can acquire to replace Ben Roethlisberger this offseason. Ben Roethlisberger’s declining skills were laid bare for the entire world to see in the team’s playoff loss to the Browns. It’s time for Pittsburgh to make a change at quarterback if they want to become legitimate Super Bowl contenders in 2021 and beyond. Admittedly, Roethlisberger’s contract situation makes moving on from him a difficult choice for the organization to make. It’s still a hard choice the franchise needs to make. The Steelers aren’t going anywhere with Big Ben as their starting quarterback moving forward. In a perfect world, Pittsburgh could dip...
    Despite an up and down season, JuJu Smith-Schuster isn’t ready to leave Pittsburgh  The Cleveland Browns must have pinned JuJu Smith-Schuster’s comments on their wall all week. By Sunday’s end, those “same old Browns” forced the Pittsburgh Steelers to exit the postseason early. James Washington will remain under contract through 2021. Johnson and Claypool will remain in Pittsburgh until at least 2022. With the team have some difficult decisions to make this offseason, Smith-Schuster would be a great addition to the receiving corps, but he’s not a top priority. For the right price, expect Smith-Schuster to be dancing all over Heinz Field. If not, best of luck with another team’s locker room. Next: No, the Steelers should not fire Mike Tomlin
    Ben Roethlisberger’s contract represents a no-win situation for the Steelers. It’s going to screw up their offseason plans no matter what. The Steelers might be ready to make a change at quarterback heading into 2021, but it’s not going to be a simple process. The complicated nature of Ben Roethlisberger’s contract makes it a minefield for Pittsburgh. If Roethlisberger stays on his current deal he’s going to count a whopping $41 million against the team’s 2021 salary cap. Things don’t get much better if he leaves. The Steelers would still be on the hook for $22 million in dead money if they choose to move on from their veteran signal-caller. The reality of Roethlisberger’s declining play is that he isn’t worth either cap number. He kept the Steelers’ offense moving via smoke and mirrors in 2020. His inability to push the ball down the field with any precision is a...
    The Boys, Soul, and Palm Springs win big at first Critics Choice Super Awards Asian stocks move upward as investor optimism defies evidence of pandemic’s impact The Steelers have a Big Ben issue. Not a Mike Tomlin problem. The temptation will be to play the hits when we explain what happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. We’ll talk about Mike Tomlin’s coaching decisions or lament the defensive injuries. Maybe we’ll gripe about the lack of an assertive running game or roll the film on a wild shotgun snap just seconds into Pittsburgh’s 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns, leading to an instant seven-point deficit the Steelers couldn’t afford. If we’re being honest, this loss was a Ben Roethlisberger story. It’s a tale about three first-half interceptions that dug a monumental hole, and an offense that continues to be geared toward an unrealistic quarterback workload, rather than a...
    Law enforcement braces for more extremist violence in DC and around the US ahead of Inauguration Day Kim Jong Un Appears to Hold Military Parade After Blasting U.S. Ben Roethlisberger was in tears after losing to the Browns. What does his future hold? Ben Roethlisberger was not THE problem in the Steelers’ 48-37 loss to the rival Browns, but he was a problem. And now that Pittsburgh’s season is over, his contract can now be considered the team’s biggest obstacle. © Provided by For The Win Roethlisberger’s performance against the Browns was basically a microcosm of his season. There were ugly misses and confounding decisions broken up by short, ineffective completions and rare flashbacks to the glory days. Against Cleveland, he threw for 501 yards and four touchdowns … but he needed 68 attempts (!) to get there. And his four interceptions pretty much offset all of his production....
    The Boys, Soul, and Palm Springs win big at first Critics Choice Super Awards Oil Slides Below $52 on Stronger Dollar as Rally Takes Breather The Browns trolled JuJu Smith-Schuster while celebrating in the locker room Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster annoyed a lot of opponents this year by dancing on their logo before games and posting those videos on social media. © Provided by For The Win Well, on Sunday night the Cleveland Browns absolutely rolled over the Steelers, 48-37, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and then they had a little fun doing his “Corvette, Corvette” dance while celebrating in their locker room. The Browns had a lot of reasons to be celebrating, as the franchise hadn’t been to the playoffs in 18 years and hadn’t won a playoff game since the 1994 season. So yeah, they had some fun in the locker room: Browns playing...
    Mike Tomlin’s decision-making was called into question as the Steelers lost to the Browns in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. It just wasn’t a good night for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who were battered by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the playoffs. If the Steelers had just taken the points, they would have been down by 11 instead of 13. That’s a touchdown and a field goal instead of two TDs. Ultimately it didn’t matter, because Cleveland kicked two field goals, but it was still frustrating.Punting on 4th-and-1Truthfully, the comeback attempt was put to bed when Tomlin decided to punt on 4th-and-1 from the Pittsburgh 46. At that point, the Steelers trailed by 12 (which could have been 11) and had the Browns on the ropes. If there was ever a time to be bold and take a chance, it was that moment. Instead, Pittsburgh...
    Man seen chasing Black Capitol Police officer in video faces charges Politics updates: White House lowers flag 3 days after Capitol Police officer Sicknick dies The Browns’ Covid-19 outbreak, explained The longest postseason draught in the NFL came to an end last week when the Cleveland Browns qualified for the playoff tournament for the first time in 18 years. However, the celebration did not last long: just two days after their sixth-seed-clinching victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, the coronavirus hit the organization once again. © Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images Head coach Kevin Stefanski tested positive and was quickly ruled out for Cleveland’s playoff opener/Week 17 rematch against the Steelers. The same goes for tight ends coach Drew Petzing and defensive backs coach Jeff Howard. The virus also entered the locker room and forced the Browns to send wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, and cornerbacks Denzel Ward and...
    Pittsburgh Steelers star JuJu Smith-Schuster was already admonished by fans for dancing on opposing teams’ logos for his TikTok while the team was on a losing streak, and Thursday he may have provided some bulletin board material for the rival Cleveland Browns ahead of their playoff matchup. The Browns are in the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season. In that season, Cleveland lost by three points to the Steelers to be knocked out of the playoffs and into an abyss until the 2020 season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM For Smith-Schuster, he told reporters that it’s still the same old Browns they’re facing. "Nah, I think they're still the same Browns that I've played every year. I think they're nameless gray faces. They have a couple of good players on their team. But at the end of the day … the Browns are the...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be able to pack the stands Sunday night in the playoffs against the Browns. Despite the fact it’s the playoffs and it’s a rivalry game, capacity will be incredibly limited during the coronavirus pandemic. The team announced Thursday that only family and friends and players will be allowed in at Heinz Field. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can read the full statement below. Statement from #Steelers Spokesman Burt Lauten: pic.twitter.com/DoaVR7DkX8 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 7, 2021 The Steelers had previously allowed fans into games before December rolled around. Once December showed up, games were limited to family and friends, which will be the case Sunday night. It’s really unfortunate because a Steelers/Browns playoff game is the kind of matchup people get super excited about.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Pittsburgh Steelers...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cleveland Browns waited nearly two decades to return to the playoffs. To extend their breakthrough season, they’ll have to do it without their unflappable first-year coach in a place where the franchise’s shortcomings are put into stark relief: Pittsburgh. Maybe it’s fitting. The Browns (11-5) and Kevin Stefanski have spent the last four months turning Cleveland from a perennial punchline to a legitimate contender. A chance to provide an exclamation point awaits at Heinz Field on Sunday night, where the AFC North champions and longtime nemesis Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) await. If only it were that cut and dried. Not in 2020. Or 2021 for that matter. When the Browns run out of the tunnel, Stefanski will be back home in Ohio after testing positive for COVID-19. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will be in charge, with offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt taking over play-calling duties. “Hopefully...
    U.S. role as democracys champion battered by assault on Capitol Chinese city sealed off to squash virus outbreak JuJu Smith-Schuster gives the Browns some bulletin board material ahead of Sundays wild card playoff game © Provided by CBS Sports Nov 8, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) on the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports JuJu Smith-Schuster mimicked one of Mike Tomlin's favorite sayings during a recent media session ahead of Sunday's wild card playoff game against the Browns. Smith-Schuster's Steelers are looking to take advantage of a Browns team that has been forced to virtually practice this week due to their ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  Along with borrowing a phrase from his coach, Smith-Schuster also offered some virtual bulletin board material for the Browns when asked about the Pittsburgh's upcoming opponent. Specifically, Smith-Schuster...
    New York’s Frontline to Lose Place in Line If They Miss Shot Michelle Obama calls on social media companies to permanently ban Trump NFL: Browns hungry to defy the odds in Pittsburgh By Amy Tennery © Reuters/Ken Blaze NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (Reuters) - In football there are underdogs - and then there are the Cleveland Browns. The team whose name was long synonymous with disappointment have clinched their first postseason berth since 2002, but now face the Herculean challenge of a Wild Card game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, where they haven't won since 2003. They also have to play on Sunday without their head coach. "I'm going to try to be an extension of him (head coach Kevin Stefanski)," said special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who will act as head coach on Sunday after Stefanski tested positive for COVID-19. "Being in the position that...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The Pittsburgh Steelers will have several key players on new teams next season after a long 2020.  After starting 11-0, the Pittsburgh Steelers nearly fell flat. Thanks to one win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16, they’ll be hosting a playoff game instead of playing the role of Wild Card team on the road. A bunch of smoke and mirrors, plus games against weaker opponents now have the Steelers vying to build for the future. At any given moment, players could retire, stars could begin to dwindle and stars that fans have grown to love could go out the door. Pittsburgh will have several free agents to pay this offseason. When looking at the salary cap heading into 2021, the Steelers won’t be able to pay many names without using the franchise tag. And if the team has accepted their status...
    Political differences: 10 ways to de-escalate political discussions with friends and family who disagree with you Trump has suggested he wants to pardon himself: NYT Anatomy of a wild-card win: For Steelers, pressuring Baker Mayfield is the key to victory Super Wild-Card Weekend comes to a close Sunday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns. This game is the third meeting between the teams (having split the season series) and is a rematch of a Week 17 game won by Cleveland. © Provided by Touchdown Wire Of course there are some storylines surrounding this game, most notably the fact that Browns head coach and potential Coach of the Year winner Kevin Stefanski, will be unable to be with the team due to COVID-19. That obviously poses challenges for the Browns. For the Steelers, however, they’ll need to contend with a Cleveland offense that Stefanski rebuilt this season....
    Joe Sargent/Getty Images Safety Khari Willis #37 of the Indianapolis Colts tackles quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 27, 2020. If the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to get to the Super Bowl, they are going to have to overcome some significant shortcomings, mostly on the offensive side of the football. That’s the sentiment of Ian Hartitz of Pro Football Focus (PFF), who recently considered all of this year’s playoff teams and ranked them No. 1 to No. 14 in terms of “the best combination of offense and defense.” That is, the most complete 2020 NFL playoff team. By that measure, Hartitz regards the Steelers as the least complete of all of the playoff entrants—dead last at No. 14. Following is a chart illustrating the rank of each team in all categories considered, with each category explained in the above-referenced link. Ranked the...
    It appears the Browns trolled JuJu Smith-Schuster after Sunday’s win over the Steelers.  The Cleveland Browns did the impossible Sunday and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers to reach the postseason for the first time since 2002. And just like that last time, the first matchup will be in Pittsburgh. The Steelers started Mason Rudolph and rested plenty of key starters all over the roster. However, all their wide receivers played, and that included JuJu Smith-Schuster, who has been known more for his dancing than his play as of late. Smith-Schuster’s TikTok dances have opened him up to plenty of criticism, and the Browns appeared to be trolling him with a dance of their own following Sunday’s win. OH NO . THEY DID IT. CORVETTE CORVETTE ???? #Browns pic.twitter.com/r27DBsvVxg — MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) January 3, 2021 Browns troll JuJuThe key here is not the fact Browns linebacker Mack Wilson filmed his teammates...
    The moment doesn’t require a fancy phrase. There are enough of those in Browns folklore that conjure up memories of heartbreak.   Baker Mayfield put the Browns’ playoff fate in his hands, and he made the play. On a third-and-2 with 1:10 remaining in the game, he took a quarterback sweep 3 yards for a first down. The conversion clinched a 24-22 victory over the Steelers and ended Cleveland’s endless 18-year postseason drought. NFL PLAYOFF PICTURE: Updated standings for Week 17 It’s a moment Browns fans won’t forget, but now it’s fair to ask more from Mayfield, the franchise quarterback who ended the Browns’ quarterback carousel — and took the fan base on an emotional roller-coaster ride Sunday. Tension. Relief. Celebration. Reflection. Now add another word: anticipation. If Mayfield plays the way he did in the second half of Week 17, then Cleveland can be a tough out in the AFC playoffs. Mayfield will get a chance to prove it...
    The Steelers offense got all the praise for their comeback against Indy, but don’t forget about TJ Watt. Watt added two sacks to his tally on Sunday in the Steelers comeback against the Colts, making his tally 15 on the season. What’s even more impressive is that Watt is largely doing this on his own, as his friends on the Steelers pass rush — Bud Dupree and Devin Bush  — are out for the season. Pittsburgh’s exceptionally thin at the linebacker position heading into the postseason, which while hurting their chances at prevailing in the AFC, likely helps Watt’s Defensive Player of the Year case. T.J. Watt now has MORE sacks (15) this season than the ENTIRE Tennessee Titans roster (14). ABSOLUTE ANIMAL pic.twitter.com/g5h0zMGp3m — NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) December 27, 2020 Watt has more sacks than the entire Tennessee Titans team. Those are the same Titans that went out...
    The Steelers are falling apart, and one of Mike Tomlin’s masterful press conference quotes sort of called it two weeks ago.  Remember when the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to finish the season undefeated? Three weeks after talk of a 16-0 season reached a fever pitch, the Steelers are losers of three straight games and ran into a buzzsaw on Sunday against the Colts. Now fans are searching for answers as the playoffs approach but big questions litter the entire locker room. Mike Tomlin and his masterful press conference quotes were highlighted on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, as current and former players went over their appreciation of his bluntness and how he’s not afraid to be frank in his assessment of the team. But one of his recent gems is now painfully relevant after the Steelers failed to score from the Colts goal line after four straight tries. Two weeks ago Tomlin...
    Tom Selleck Leaves $2,020 Tip on $200 Bill at New York City Restaurant Bygone catalogs that once defined shopping An early look at the most likely wild-card matchups in the NFL playoffs The NFL postseason — which for the first time ever will contain 14 teams — gets underway in just over two weeks. What might the six wild-card matchups look like? Here’s a preview of the matchups based on every favorite winning in Weeks 16 and 17. © Provided by The Comeback AFC (7) Baltimore Ravens at (2) Buffalo Bills: Baltimore is rolling now and should crush the New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals to wrap up a playoff spot, but that still might not be enough to avoid a matchup with the equally hot Bills. Buffalo will be hosting its first playoff game of the 21st century, but Bills Stadium will be far from full for a...
    Ben Roethlisberger admitted he’s been bad for the Pittsburgh Steelers lately. Ben Roethlisberger has a bad habit of deflecting blame when things go wrong for him and the Pittsburgh Steelers, but even he can’t deny how awful he’s been for the AFC North leaders over the last three weeks. According to ESPN’s Brooke Pryor, Big Ben answered questions about people wondering if he was on the last leg of his career, given his poor performance over the Steelers’ three-game losing skid. Roethlisberger said, “I don’t blame them. When you play like poo, you deserved to be talked about like that … that’s on me, I need to be better.”Ben Roethlisberger said he needs to be better, and he’s absolutely rightThree weeks ago, the Steelers were sitting pretty with a perfect 11-0 record. While they had too many close scrapes to feel comfortable, especially with the one-loss Kansas City Chiefs breathing...
    Ohio mayor wants officer fired for not turning on camera during fatal police shooting Sydney eases virus restrictions for Christmas Week 16 Preview: Whats wrong with the Pittsburgh Steelers? Subscribe to The Yahoo Sports NFL PodcastApple Podcasts • Spotify • Stitcher • Google Podcasts  After an 11-0 start, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked Super Bowl-bound and people around the league questioned whether 16-0 was in play? Three weeks later, the situation is very different. Having lost to the Washington Football Team, Buffalo Bills and, on Monday night, the lowly Cincinnati Bengals, the Steelers appear in free-fall. What doesn’t help matters is their Week 16 opponents are the Indianapolis Colts who boast the league’s best defense. After briefly touching on the San Francisco 49ers acquiring former tenth overall pick Josh Rosen from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson kick off the podcast trying to diagnose: what’s wrong with...
    Yes, the Cleveland Browns still have a path to win the AFC North following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss on Monday night. Entering Monday night, the objective was simple for the Pittsburgh Steelers — win, and you’re AFC North champions. Seeing that the two-win Cincinnati Bengals standing opposite them on the field had to give them some confidence in accomplishing said feat. Instead, the Steelers shockingly fell to the Ryan Finley-led Bengals 27-17 on Monday, extending their losing steak to three games. Not only did they drop to the No. 3 seed in the AFC, but they also kept the Cleveland Browns in the hunt for the division. Here’s how the Browns can snatch the AFC North away from the Steelers.Browns once impossible path now looks attainableFor the Browns to win the division, they’ll need to defeat the New York Jets (1-13) in Week 16. Usually, that’d be an easy thing to...
    Joe Burrow is just like you and me, except he’s an Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback on the mend. Burrow was a legend at LSU, putting together perhaps the best offensive season we’ve ever seen. He parlayed that success into being the No. 1 overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals — essentially his hometown team — and starting the year as the go-to signal-caller. Unfortunately, fairy tales aren’t reality. The 24-year-old suffered a midseason ACL and MCL tear, and will be forced out well into next season. In his absence, the Bengals have turned to the likes of Ryan Finley, and let’s just say we can tell the difference. Burrow was playing like a Pro Bowl-caliber rookie, with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Being forced to watch this game from home like the rest of us, Burrow isn’t thrilled. Confirmed: watching is not as fun as playing. — Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) December...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CINCINNATI, Ohio (KDKA) — Derek Watt was helped off the field following a scary collision during Monday’s game against the Bengals. Watt collided with a Bengals player on a special teams play in the first quarter. He was taken to the sideline to be evaluated before going to the locker room. The Steelers say Watt is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return. #Steelers FB Derek Watt has been taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a possible concussion. His return to tonights game is questionable. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 22, 2020 The players took a knee after Watt went down. Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
    Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers travel to Cincinnati on Monday night in their continued quest for AFC North supremacy. After flirting with an undefeated season, the Steelers have fallen on hard times the last two weeks. First, they were stunned by the Washington Football Team in a weird Wednesday night matchup. Then, the Bills blew the doors off Pittsburgh in a Sunday-night drubbing, 26-15 — garbage time score for Pittsburgh notwithstanding. MORE: Watch tonight’s NFL games live with fuboTV With the recent losses, “Big Ben” and the Steelers have a few more questions to answer heading into the playoffs, mainly on the ground game: With a running game so important to a veteran quarterback heading into the postseason, where are the Steelers going to get that production? While their dazzling wide receiver corps makes for a matchup nightmare for any secondary, Roethlisberger’s limitations have been apparent in the losses,...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers need to get it together to catch the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC race. The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 13-1 on the season by outlasting the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. Waiting to play on Monday Night Football are the 11-2 Pittsburgh Steelers, as they will travel to the Queen City to take on the toothless Cincinnati Bengals in primetime. After being the last undefeated team in the NFL, the Steelers have lost their last two games. Though they have clinched a playoff berth already in the AFC, they are running out of time to take back control of the conference from Kansas City. If the season were to end today, the AFC playoffs would run through Arrowhead, and that is a bad thing for the suddenly struggling Steelers.What do the Steelers have to do to get the No. 1 seed in the AFC?Pittsburgh...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The Steelers need to start making plans for life after Ben Roethlisberger. Here are three under-the-radar quarterbacks Pittsburgh could acquire for 2021.  It’s very possible that Ben Roethlisberger will begin the 2021 season as the starting quarterback for the Steelers. The team’s front office still needs to move quickly to find his successor in the offseason. Pittsburgh’s lack of potential cap space or a high draft pick means they’ll need to look at under-the-radar options to become Big Ben’s successor. Fortunately for Mike Tomlin and his coaching staff, they have plenty of offensive talent on the roster to support a relatively unproven signal-caller. This team doesn’t need to acquire a ready-made superstar to remain relevant. Unearthing a hidden gem to take over for Roethlisberger can keep Pittsburgh in the hunt for a Super Bowl title. Here are three under-the-radar options...
    This is the easiest winning formula for the Pittsburgh Steelers all season.  What has happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers? Once sitting at 11-0, the team has now lost two straight, including one to AFC front-runner Buffalo. Not only have the Steelers dropped in the race for the conference’s No.1 seed, but does anyone believe in them moving into the final three weeks of the season? Only time will tell if they return to midyear form ahead of the playoffs come next month. The good news for Pittsburgh is their postseason hopes remain alive. Thanks to a win by the Kanas City Chiefs, they’ll head back to the action for the first time since 2017. And with their record already in the double-digits, their path to winning the AFC North is clear. So long as the Steelers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, they’ll win the division. With Joe Burrow out and the...
    On Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers went up against the Buffalo Bills. In the first 2 quarters of the game, it seemed like they had a slight upper hand because they scored 3 points in the first half. However, the game changed entirely after the first half. Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger blames no one but himself; much more so because this marked their second consecutive loss after an otherwise spectacular season. “If I don’t play good enough football, then I need to hang it up. I still feel like I can do enough things to help this team win football games, and I’ll do everything I can to get us back on track,” said Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. This was their second consecutive defeat. The Steelers knew how tough it would be for them to get into the Playoffs. There weren’t many signs that are in favor of them going...
    ICU space is running out for American hospitals Apple is betting big on fitness with its new subscription service, but experts say Peloton doesnt need to worry Ben Roethlisberger’s contract is dimming the lights on a bright future in Pittsburgh The Steelers have a problem on their hands. Ben Roethlisberger’s skillset has clearly declined to the point where he’s not able to perform like an elite quarterback, despite being paid like one. © Provided by For The Win Roethlisberger looked like a 38-year old quarterback closing the door on a lengthy career during the Steelers’ 26-15 loss at the hands of the Buffalo Bills during Week 14. Roethlisberger was harmed by a few drops, again, but he also doesn’t seem to have it in him to carry the offense on his back. The Steelers have had to change how they play offense to accommodate the current version of Roethlisberger....
    The Buffalo Bills beating the Pittsburgh Steelers put up some huge TV ratings Sunday night. According to ShowBuzzDaily.com, the 26-15 win for the Bills peaked with an average of 15.142 million viewers on NBC as Josh Allen and company put in work against Pittsburgh. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) My friends, those are some gigantic ratings for the NFL and NBC. That’s the definition of a win for everyone involved with “Sunday Night Football.” When the NFL is getting numbers like this during the regular season, you know things are going well.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) It’s also not too surprising. Buffalo and Pittsburgh are both national brands, and they both have insanely passionate fanbases. The gigantic...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to the playoffs. They are also heading in the wrong direction. In the span of six days, Pittsburgh saw its unbeaten season and its spot atop the AFC vanish. Any chance of a deep playoff run may be fleeting too after a 26-15 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night that included more injuries, more ineffective play by a sputtering offense, and more questions than answers. “I think this is a team that has got a lot of resilience and understands what it takes to win football games and understands what time of year it is,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “And right now it’s unacceptable.” Not if the Steelers (11-2) want to make their stay in the postseason an extended one. The return of running back James Conner and center Maurkice Pouncey did little to resuscitate the running game. Conner ran for just 18 yards...
    The Kansas City Chiefs won their fifth consecutive AFC West title on Sunday, and their day can get even better on Sunday night. It is never easy, but the Chiefs found a way. On Sunday, they beat the Miami Dolphins 33-27 at the scene of Super Bowl LIV, clinching the AFC West for the fifth time in as many years. At 12-1, Kansas City is off the best start in franchise history. Come Sunday night, the Chiefs’ plight will get even better, it’s just a matter of which way. The Buffalo Bills (9-3) are hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1) on Sunday night. Pittsburgh is coming off its only loss of the season, falling on Monday night to the Washington Football Team at Heinz Field. Meanwhile, Buffalo has won five of its previous six, with the only defeat coming on a Hail Mary against the Arizona Cardinals. For the Chiefs,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Steelers announced on Saturday that they have officially placed linebacker Robert Spillane on the reserve/injured list. Spillane left the game against the Washington Football Team with an apparent knee injury. In coordinating moves, the Steelers activated linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III to the 53-man roster. They also have elevated linebacker Tegray Scales to the active/inactive roster from the practice squad. Gilbert has played in two games this season but was put on the reserve/injured list on November 4 with a back injury. The Steelers will take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night at 8:20 at Bills Stadium.
    Getty Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. The season is far from over, but the Buffalo Bills can clinch their third playoff appearance in four years this week. If the Bills earn a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, along with losses by the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, and Las Vegas Raiders, the Bills could return to the playoffs for the second straight year after losing to the Houston Texans in the AFC Wild Card game last season. Another appearance in the playoffs would be a significant step forward for the Bills after they ended a 17-year playoff drought in 2017, but fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Wild Card game. With rookie Josh Allen at the helm, the Bills regressed in 2018 but returned to the playoffs last season with a 10-6...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has been named the team’s Walter Payton Man of The Year nominee. Each year, every team in the NFL names one player for their off-the-field community service. Three finalists will be selected and the winner is announced the night before the Super Bowl. The Steelers chose McDonald for his work with Convoy Of Hope, a faith-based organization that helps feed those in need throughout the world with community outreach, disaster response, and children’s feeding initiatives. In December of 2019, McDonald and Convoy of Hope teamed with the Steelers for their first “Huddle For The Holidays” at Heinz Field. The event provided necessary items for 500 individuals and included children to senior citizens. Those necessary items included health and wellness screenings, haircuts, job services, clothing, food, and even a Santa’s workshop that gave kids brand...
    After suffering a stunning loss to the Washington Football Team, the Steelers need to take down the Bills to keep their No. 1 seed in the AFC hopes alive.  Who would have thought it’d be the Washington Football Team to ruin the perfect season for the Pittsburgh Steelers? On Monday night, Washington indeed took down Pittsburgh 23-17, leaving so many out there speechless. Now 11-1 on the year, Pittsburgh will need to flush this loss and quickly start preparing for a huge showdown with the 9-3 Buffalo Bills this weekend. In order for the Steelers to come out on top, there’s three things in particular they need to get done.The Pittsburgh Steelers can’t afford to lose to Buffalo in Week 14At the top of the list, the Steelers need to get the ground game going. In the loss to Washington, Anthony McFarland Jr. led the way with 15 yards on four...
    Dwayne Haskins is all for Alex Smith winning Comeback Player of the Year after Washington stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers.  What a gutsy showing by the Washington Football Team on Monday night. Basically written off going up against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington rolled into Heinz Field and left the stadium with a stunning 23-17 win. Just like that, Pittsburgh is undefeated no more. While it was a total team effort, how about the performance from signal-caller Alex Smith? The veteran quarterback was able to make some big-time throws to help his team come out on top. If you ask fellow quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Smith’s performance was so good that you might as well just give him Comeback Player of the Year honors now. Comeback player of the year Mr. 11. THE Alex Smith. — Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) December 8, 2020 Alex Smith helped power Washington to an unforgettable win...
    Let’s just say Chase Young and the Washington Football Team proved the Pittsburgh Steelers have problems.  For the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are on the opposite side of a winning outcome. Thanks to quality play late from Alex Smith, plus several key stops by the defense, the Steelers fell short against the Washington Football Team, 23-17. “I’m just worried about us fluidly moving the football, whether it’s run or pass,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “We move it how we choose to move it. The way that we chose to move it tonight wasn’t fluid enough for us to have victory.” "We were the better defense tonight. We played w/ more passion," Chase Young said. Whos disagreeing w/ him? #WashingtonFootball pic.twitter.com/Pd3pbcpPzw — Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) December 8, 2020 The Steelers not only dropped the ball, but they dropped jaws around the country Monday night. Simply put by Young, they were exposed...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers finally lost their first game, but the No. 1 seed is still within reach. Playing their second game in five days, the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ undefeated streak finally came to an end against a well-rested Washington Football team. Monday’s 23-17 loss at home dropped the Steelers to 11-1, tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the best record in the NFL. Because of the recent changes to the league’s playoff structure, only the 1-seed in each conference gets a first-round bye, as opposed to the top two seeds like before. This means finishing atop the AFC is a big priority for the Steelers if they want to avoid a first-round matchup. Pittsburgh’s banged up defense is currently running on fumes and the offense continues to sputter, but there is still a path for one of the AFC’s elite teams to wind up with the No. 1 seed.Here’s what...
    The NFL trade deadline came and went in early November with Dwayne Haskins remaining a member of the Washington Football Team, but his future remains far from settled. One suggestion emerged from multiple directions before the deadline: Haskins to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It appeared to be more speculation than anything, but it had some merit with Pittsburgh’s current quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, closing in on 40 years of age. Washington faces the Steelers on Monday night in Week 13 of 2020, and Haskins will be on the sideline backing up Alex Smith. What’s less clear is which sideline he’ll be on in 2021 and beyond. With this Pittsburgh-Washington matchup comes an opportunity to reexamine Haskins’ viability as a future Steeler. There’s the matter of how long Roethlisberger lasts, along with whether Haskins can be a starting NFL quarterback long term. We’ve broken that all down for you to see whether such...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt has been named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Month for November. In the last five games played, Watt recorded 18 tackles, 5 & 1/2 sacks, and three passes defended. Watt a month it was!@_TJWatt has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November!https://t.co/A6YAaM2qYu — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 4, 2020 Through Week 12, Watt leads the NFL with 11 sacks. The Steelers remain as the lone unbeaten team in the league with an 11-0 record. They will host the Washington Football Team on Monday, December 7 a 5:00 p.m.
    Every parent’s worst nightmare: 3-year-old loses legs after skinning his knee on vacation FBI hunting ‘Too Tall Bandit’ accused of robbing at least 16 banks Worth the wait: Steelers keep top spot in AP Pro32 poll NEW YORK (AP) — For the Pittsburgh Steelers, getting to 11-0 was worth the wait. © Provided by Associated Press Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) greets Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters (24) after an NFL football game Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 19-14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The Steelers, off to their best start in franchise history, beat their bitter AFC North rivals Ravens 19-14 on Wednesday in a game moved three times because of a COVID-19 outbreak that left Baltimore short-handed. The Steelers maintained their top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. Pittsburgh received eight of the 12 first-place votes for 380 points in balloting...
    Not even the football gods could save the Pittsburgh Steelers from this call against Robert Griffin III.  In a game where everything is on the line, the Baltimore Ravens are short-handed under center. With Lamar Jackson on the COVID-19, the team turned to Robert Griffin III for hope he could pick up the victory over the red hot Pittsburgh Steelers. By this point, everyone knows about the multiple leg injuries suffered from RGIII over his career, turning him from the next great quarterback project into a decent backup. However, while the NFL is looking out for the safety of all players, there’s no way this should have been a penalty on the Steelers front seven. During the second half, Griffin would take a shot from both Cam Heyward and Bud Dupree after looking for his receiver. Both players clearly go for the middle of the chest, slowing down as Griffin goes...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens at a highly unusual Wednesday afternoon kickoff time. The thrice-rescheduled AFC North showdown will begin at 3:40 p.m. ET on NBC to close out Week 12. The Steelers (10-0) look to remain undefeated while COVID-19 has the Ravens (6-4) struggling to field a competent team. The Baltimore absences begin with 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson but include a number of starters on both sides of the football. MORE: Watch tonight’s NFL games live with fuboTV Jackson’s absence means that Robert Griffin III lines up to start for the Ravens in Pittsburgh. The former No. 2 overall pick has been with Baltimore since 2018, mostly serving in a veteran mentorship role alongside Jackson’s meteoric rise. RG3’s last NFL start came in Week 17 of 2019 against the Steelers, when he completed 11-of-21 passes for 96 yards and an interception while rushing eight times...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After the Steelers game vs. the Baltimore Ravens was postponed to Wednesday with a kickoff time scheduled for 3:40 p.m., the team is providing fans an excuse form they can use to make sure they are able to watch the big matchup. The Steelers game vs. the Ravens has been postponed multiple times now, due to Coronavirus cases among players and staff within both organizations. The game was initially to be played on Thanksgiving night, before being postponed to Sunday afternoon, then moved to Tuesday night. It was then moved to Wednesday with an afternoon kickoff time of 3:40 p.m. The Steelers had some fun with this game time, providing a fill-in-the-blank excuse form on Twitter, that fans could use to get out of whatever plans they have so that they can watch the game on Wednesday afternoon. This will work* (* might...
    The Baltimore Ravens were reportedly able to get a practice in on Tuesday, which is great news ahead of them potentially playing the Steelers on Wednesday.  What a miserable week it has been for both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The two sides were supposed to battle it out on Thanksgiving night, but due to COVID-19 complications, the game got pushed back. However, it’s been pushed back multiple times, with the teams now getting ready to face off on Wednesday. With the latest reschedule, many fans out there figured the game would potentially be moved to a different week altogether. However, good news has arrived out of Baltimore, as the Ravens were reportedly able to get in a practice on Tuesday morning. Ravens have practiced today, per source. The plan remains for Baltimore to travel to Pittsburgh later today. — Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) December 1, 2020 The Ravens getting...
    This global airline has no passengers, no cargo and flies just one way Azerbaijan fully reclaims lands around Nagorno-Karabakh The Pittsburgh Steelers deserve a whole lot more from the NFL This is the online version of our morning newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning.  © Provided by For The Win The Pittsburgh Steelers players, coaches, and fans have every right to be mad at the NFL over what has become a total mess the past week as the league continues to botch its handling of the Ravens’ COVID-19 outbreak and the game these two rivals are supposed to play. The latest move happened Monday afternoon when their Week 12 showdown, which was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, was moved for a third time to Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. ET. Making things worse for the Steelers is that they got that...
    BALTIMORE, Md. (KDKA) — Another Baltimore Ravens player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. WR Willie Snead is the latest player to test positive amid the outbreak in the Ravens organization, according to ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley. Source: WR Willie Snead is lates Ravens player to test positive for virus https://t.co/L9Jpxwn2Xr — Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 29, 2020 Hensley says that this report comes from a source. Earlier Sunday morning, two more Ravens players reportedly tested positive: TE Mark Andrews and Matt Judon. The Steelers and Ravens are set to play Tuesday night at Heinz Field after Thursday’s game was postponed to Sunday before being postponed again. Related stories: Two More Baltimore Ravens Players Reportedly Test Positive For Coronavirus Report: Two New Positive Coronavirus Cases For Baltimore Ravens, Steelers Game Set To Be Played Tuesday Report: James Conner, 2 Steelers Coaches Test Positive For COVID-19 Pittsburgh Steelers Place...
    Coronavirus updates: Black Friday sees smaller crowds; AstraZeneca plans additional trial after error; every hour, 65 Americans die The Adventures of a Highly Committed Fantasy-Football League The Steelers are undefeated. What could go wrong? By starting the season with 10 wins and zero losses, the Pittsburgh Steelers achieved something significant. Since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, Pittsburgh is just the 17th team to win its first 10 games. © Photo illustration by Nick Roy / theScore It's a near-certainty the Steelers will make the playoffs; all 16 of the previous 10-0 teams made the postseason, and Football Outsiders lists Pittsburgh's playoff odds at a robust 99.99%. But beyond that, there's no predictive element here. Six of those 10-0 teams won the Super Bowl, four reached the Super Bowl and lost, two lost in a conference championship game, and four bowed out in the divisional round without having won in the...
    Ben Roethlisberger has piloted the Steelers to an undefeated start, but his contract will become a problem for Pittsburgh this offseason. The Steelers are off to an impressive 10-0 start, but that doesn’t mean big problems aren’t looming on the horizon in Pittsburgh. The contract status of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will put the team’s front office squarely between a rock and a very hard place this offseason. The other option available to Pittsburgh’s front office would be to acquire a younger quarterback via free agency or a trade. On the open market, Jameis Winston could be an enticing option for an offense that likes to push the ball down the field. A better bet would be for Pittsburgh to keep a close eye on the potential quarterbacks who will be pushed out of their jobs by rookies drafted in the top-10. The Jets will almost certainly let Sam Darnold go...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Fans will not get to see the Pittsburgh Steelers face off against the Baltimore Ravens Thanksgiving night. The game was moved to Sunday, a move which has disappointed fans and even some players. Steelers President Art Rooney II issued his own statement Thanksgiving morning on Twitter. “Though we are disappointed that we will not get to play for our fans on Thanksgiving night this year, we look forward to many more exciting times during the 2020 season. Today gives us all a time to reflect and appreciate what we can be thankful for on this holiday. And I want to add a special note of thanks to all our frontline workers for all your tireless efforts in these difficult times. On behalf of the entire Steelers organization, I want to thank Steelers nation for all your support during this unusual...
    Colin Cowherd totally whiffed on his AFC North predictions. When you’re in the business of giving out opinions for three hours a day, as Colin Cowherd is, the laws of probability mean that you’re going to get a handful wrong. However, Cowherd’s vision for the 2020 AFC North, which featured a 16-0 Baltimore Ravens team and a Pittsburgh Steelers squad that will finish the season below .500, is looking worse with each passing week. Not only is Cowherd’s claim of an undefeated Ravens team looking worse with each passing week, but predicting that the Steelers would finish 7-9 is downright comical in hindsight given Mike Tomlin’s 10-0 start. LOL @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/swxJkHjhw1 — Michael Beck (@MichaelBeck56) November 22, 2020 Not only are the Steelers first in the AFC North, but they look like the best team in footballWhile he did nail the Bengals’ pick, they were starting to come together with...
    The Steelers are 10-0, and the 1972 Miami Dolphins must be getting nervous. The Dolphins can’t pop their champagne just yet, as their yearly celebration has been put off not just by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the Pittsburgh Steelers, who advanced to 10-0 on the season with a win over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Steelers weren’t necessarily impressive on Sunday, but avoided a loss that’s become all too familiar to Pittsburgh fans during the Mike Tomlin era — on the road against an inferior opponent. With a healthy Ben Roethlisberger in tow, and the Steelers offense seemingly clicking on all cylinders, Pittsburgh is greeted with a familiar question for the last undefeated team in the NFL: Will they finish the year unblemished?The Steelers schedule sets up for an intriguing finishThe two toughest games remaining on the Steelers schedule are against the Ravens next Thursday night...
    If the Pittsburgh Steelers lose a game this season, here is when it could happen. The Pittsburgh Steelers are feeling 16-0, but they could end up slipping at some point. Related Story We’re not talking enough about how the Steelers can go 16-0 Read now >> So when are the Steelers slipping up? Will they slip up? They might or they might not. The last seven games for them are not easy, but no game is easy in the NFL these days. While Pittsburgh could just as easily lose to Jacksonville as it could to Indianapolis, the two games to watch out for are at Buffalo in Week 14 and home vs. Baltimore on Thanksgiving night in Week 14 in that order. The Bills and the Ravens are the two likeliest teams to hand the Steelers a rare loss this season.
    The Pittsburgh Steelers have the pathway to go 16-0 this regular season. Though they are the team able to go undefeated this year, the Pittsburgh Steelers just might. At 9-0 through the first 10 weeks of the 2020 NFL season, the Steelers are the only team in the league that have a shot at going undefeated. Though the members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins think their distinction of having the only perfect season in modern NFL history is in the bag, there is a very strong possibility the Steelers have what it takes to at least come out of 2020 at 16-0.All remaining regular-season games are certainly winnable for PittsburghSteelers’ remaining 2020 NFL season schedule Nov. 22: at Jacksonville Jaguars Nov. 26: vs. Baltimore Ravens Dec. 6: vs. Washington Football Team Dec. 13: at Buffalo Bills Dec. 21: at Cincinnati Bengals Dec. 27: vs. Indianapolis Colts Jan. 3: at Cleveland...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed Ben Roethlisberger and three other players on the reserve/COVID-19 list after concluding they had been in close contact with infected tight end Vance McDonald. Roethlisberger tested negative, according to multiple reports. A team spokesperson did not immediately respond to the Daily Mail's request for confirmation. The move comes a day after McDonald went on the list after testing positive following a 24-19 win at Dallas that pushed the Steelers to 8-0. Running back Jaylen Samuels, offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins and linebacker Vince Williams joined Roethlisberger on the list Tuesday. The reserve/COVID-19 list is either for players who have tested positive or have been in close contact with someone who has.  Roethlisberger may have injured both knees on one play in Pittsburgh's win in Dallas on Sunday, but the team is optimistic he will be healthy enough to play Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. ...
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on the league’s coronavirus list. The Steelers announced Tuesday morning that Roethlisberger and a small handful of other players had been put on the coronavirus list. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) We have placed QB Ben Roethlisberger, OL Jerald Hawkins, RB Jaylen Samuels, and LB Vince Williams on the Reserve/COVID-19 List.https://t.co/slWaWb7gnf — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 10, 2020 According to Tom Pelissero, the fact Roethlisberger is only isolating for five days means that he was deemed a “high risk” close contact to someone who did test positive. Five days isolation for Big Ben and three teammates, which means they were designated “high risk” close contacts of a positive individual and won’t practice this week. TE Vance McDonald went on the Reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday. https://t.co/SmqoN9Fn30 — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 10, 2020 Big Ben now finds...
    Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was still glowing after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ comeback victory over the Dallas Cowboys to remain undefeated and get off to the best start in franchise history. With the Cowboys dropping to 2-7, Roethlisberger wondered Sunday night whether anyone would have known during the matchup whether they were “America’s Team” – a moniker adopted during the team’s run of Super Bowl titles in the 1990s – by looking at the stands at AT&T Stadium. STEELERS HOLD ON AGAINST COWBOYS FOR 8TH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY “We’re the Pittsburgh Steelers. We know everyone is coming for us. I’m not trying to take any shots at anybody but if you didn’t know who America’s Team was you coulda seen the stands and seen all the terrible towels – Dallas may be American’s Team but we’re the world’s team. We got fans everywhere and they’re the best in the world,” Roethlisberger said. Roethlisberger threw...
    Chase Claypool can laugh at himself after his mental blunder for the Pittsburgh Steelers.Chase Claypool and the Pittsburgh Steelers can breathe a sigh of relief after getting to 8-0. Pittsburgh almost embarrassed itself vs. the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers trailed at halftime to fourth-stringer quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Though they were able to eke out a 24-19 win over “America’s Team”, Claypool was nearly the goat for giving Dallas a chance to get back in it. Claypool quickly tweeted out a very important realization in his rookie year: “I’m never sliding again”. I’m never sliding again. — Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) November 9, 2020 Pittsburgh was this close to suffering its first loss of the seasonThe play Claypool would have been scrutinized for was a designed run on a third-and-5 on the Dallas 19-yard line. Claypool opted to slide on the run before being downed by Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Dallas...
    Sure, the Steelers are heavily favored, but Cowboys fans aren’t supporting the home team With Ben Roethlisberger and the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in town this Sunday, it appears most of the secondary ticket market, which is already limited to begin with, went to fans of the opposing team. Home jerseys ☑️Crowd making it feel like a home game ☑️ Dallas won the toss and defers to the second half.#HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/rJb1W0XDja — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 8, 2020 Steelers fans cheered on their 7-0 team as they made their way onto the field at AT&T Stadium. Pittsburgh managed an 8-8 season last year despite Roethlisberger missing the majority of 15 games. With Big Ben back in the fold, rather than Mason Rudolph or Duck Hodges, Pittsburgh’s defensive effort isn’t for naught, with the offense putting up enough points to match.Steelers fans have always traveled wellSince their miraculous run in the...
    Frederick Breedon/Getty Images Tye Smith of the Tennessee Titans pursues JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Nissan Stadium on October 25, 2020. The NFL has a long history of fining players for seemingly trivial uniform violations. For example, in 2013 running back Frank Gore was fined $10,500 for wearing his socks too low during San Francisco’s win over Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game. And last year Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. blasted the NFL for fining him $14,037 for “his pants failing to cover the knee area.” Those are just a few representative examples of why the NFL is sometimes referred to as the “No Fun League.” But in 2020—when the league has more pressing concerns, like avoiding outbreaks of COVID-19 among players, coaches and staff—it seems especially over the top to fine players for minor uniform violations. Nevertheless, independent NFL reporter...
    (CNN)Can anyone stop the Pittsburgh Steelers this season? Certainly not the Baltimore Ravens.True, the Ravens gave the Steelers a nervous final few minutes in Baltimore on Sunday, but Pittsburgh held on to secure a 28-24 win against their AFC North rivals and maintain their unbeaten start to the 2020 season, improving their record to 7-0.Sunday's win bodes well for the Steelers' Super Bowl aspirations. Since 1970, 19 of the 38 teams who started their season 7-0 made it to the Super Bowl. And just over 50% of those 19 teams -- 10 of them -- then went on to win the Super Bowl. Reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs also secured their seventh win of the season on Sunday beating the winless New York Jets, but the Steelers remain the only undefeated team left this season.Despite the Ravens conceding two turnovers in the opening quarter, including quarterback Lamar Jackson...
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