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Steelers Destroy Panthers On Thursday Night

It was a short week for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they played their lone Thursday night game of the season this week against the Carolina Panthers.  Pittsburgh has won four straight games and currently sits atop the AFC North Division.  Carolina has also been playing very well of late, but sit a game behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.  Both teams were looking to stay sharp and prove that they belong among the best in the NFL.

The Panthers got the ball first and didn’t waste anytime jumping on the scoreboard.  Their opening drive was capped with a Cam Newton pass to Christian McCaffrey for a 20yd touchdown.  The rest of the quarter would belong to the Steelers.  On their first offensive play of the game Ben Roethlisberger would throw a 75yd touchdown pass to JuJu Smit...

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Steelers Stay Hot, Beat Ravens 23-16

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are heading in opposite directions in the AFC North.  After their 23-16 victory this afternoon, the Steelers have won four straight games, while the Ravens have now lost four of five games.

With this afternoon’s loss, the Ravens fell three losses behind Pittsburgh in the division, while the Steelers stayed atop the AFC North with the victory.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, while James Conner rushed for 107 yards.  JuJu Smith-Schuster had seven catches for 78 yards, while Conner also had 7 receptions for 56 yards, and Antonio Brown had five catches for 42 yards and a touchdown.

Baltimore took the lead with a 23 yard field goal by Justin Tucker to make it 3-0...

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Steelers Shake Off Rust To Defeat Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently in the midst of a very important three game stretch against their AFC North Division foes.  After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals two weeks ago, and having a bye week, they welcomed the Cleveland Browns to Heinz Field today.  These two teams faced off in week one of the NFL season and played to a tie.  Pittsburgh knew that a tie or a loss would put a big dent in their division title hopes, so they came to play today.

The first quarter of the game belonged to Cleveland, but the Steelers defense was able to hold them to just two field goals and ended the quarter down six points.  The offense of Pittsburgh was sputtering during this quarter and looked like they hadn’t touched a football in over two weeks...

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Steelers Dominate In Victory Over Falcons

Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been waiting for their team to play four solid quarters at some point this season and today was that day.  The Atlanta Falcons aren’t a good team by any means, but a 41-17 victory by Pittsburgh today proved that they don’t always play down to their opponent.  The Steelers were rolling early and never let up until the final whistle was blown.

Pittsburgh got things started when James Conner rushed for a 1yd TD a little over four minutes into the first quarter.  Chris Boswell missed the extra point, but was able to connect on his next five later in the day.  The Steelers would add another touchdown with just :37 seconds left in the quarter.  Ben Roethlisberger threw a 18yd TD pass to JuJu Smith-Shuster to put their team ahead by 13 points.

Atlanta would ...

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Ravens Beat Steelers 26-14

After winning their game of the season last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Pittsburgh Steelers returned home for a huge AFC North matchup against the rival Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.  In what is sure to be a highly competitive division this year, tonight’s game was a huge early season opportunity for both of these teams.  Unfortunately, the Ravens played a complete game on all sides of the ball, beating the Steelers by a 26-14 score.

Baltimore built a big lead early, responded to the adversity of a Pittsburgh comeback, and steadily built another lead that the Steelers couldn’t’ recover from to earn the victory.

The Ravens got off to a fantastic start tonight, putting the Steelers in a big hole early on much to the disdain of the Heinz Field crowd...

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Steelers Finally Pick Up A Win In 2018

Things have not been pretty for the Pittsburgh Steelers so far this season.  Off the field issues with players, sideline temper tantrums, and a defense that gets burned more often than microwaveable popcorn, has had the fan base shaking their heads at this once proud franchise.  Tonight, they would try to ease our minds when they headed south to take on the 2-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay would get things started about half way through the first quarter when Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 4yd TD pass to Cameron Brate.  Pittsburgh would answer though when Ben Roethlisberger found Vance McDonald for a 75yd TD pass that was capped off with a nasty stiff arm from McDonald on Chris Conte.  However, Chris Boswell would continue to struggle this season by missing the extra point...

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Steelers Roll Past Texans On Christmas

A stress-free football game by the Pittsburgh Steelers was high on the list of things that fans wanted for Christmas and it appeared that Santa delivered.  Pittsburgh got off to a fast start against the Houston Texans and did not let up until the game was over.  Once the final horn sounded, the Steelers would leave town with a 34-6 victory and clinched a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

Chris Boswell would get the scoring started when he kicked a 34-yard field goal with 10:40 left in the first quarter to give Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead.  Almost four minutes later the Steelers would add to that lead when Ben Roethlisberger would connect with Justin Hunter on a 5-yard touchdown pass that made the game 10-0.

It would be more of the same in the second quarter for Pittsburgh.  Roosevelt Nix ...

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Patriots Beat Steelers Again, Back Atop AFC

The theme of the Pittsburgh Steelers season has been narrow victories against inferior opponents.  Countless times, including the past month and a half, the Steelers have battled their way through mediocre play at times that have resulted in a last second field goal by Chris Boswell to snag a late victory.  That style of play led them to an 11-2 record and the top seed in the AFC as they entered yesterday’s game against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field.

Unfortunately, the Steelers couldn’t’ pull another victory out, as a late drive came up short, and the Patriots held on for a 27-24 win.

Antonio Brown left the game in the second quarter and did not return.  But despite losing his biggest weapon, Ben Roethlisberger was still effective against the New England defense, tossing...

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Steelers Clinch Division With Nail Biting Win

There is no explanation for how the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to rack up an eight-game winning streak this year.  Each week they seem to be on the verge of defeat, only to grab on to victory in the final seconds.  Tonight’s game against the Baltimore Ravens was no different.  Games with these two teams are tense enough, but tonight is near the top of the list.

Pittsburgh was able to jump out to a 14-point lead and looked to be in control of the game.  Ben Roethlisberger, who would throw for 506 yards tonight, threw a 20yd touchdown pass to Le’Veon Bell for the first score.  Bell would then run for a 1yd touchdown for the second.  Baltimore would cut that lead in half on a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Chris Moore.

The man who should be team MVP this year, Chris Boswell

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Steelers Rally, Beat Bengals In Ugly Game

Tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals had major playoff implications for both teams, and while it was a close game that went down to the wire, dirty plays and injuries once again took to the forefront in front of a national audience.

After falling behind by 17 points, the Steelers rallied in the second half to win 23-20.

Before the game could barely begin, the Steelers were dealt a major blow as Ryan Shazier went down with what appeared to be a serious injury.  There was no further word on the extent of the injury, but he was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital.

The Steelers got off to a sluggish start tonight on both sides of the ball and the Bengals took advantage of it.  A 35 yard field goal by Randy Bullock gave the Bengals an early 3-...

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