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Steelers Finish Regular Season With Victory Over Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the final game of the regular season against the winless Cleveland Browns with a slim chance of obtaining the top seed in the AFC playoffs and homefield advantage.  However, with the New England Patriots heavy favorites to win their game, and in an effort to avoid injury to one of their best players, Mike Tomlin decided to rest his biggest stars, including Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Maurkice Pouncey, and Cameron Heyward.

Despite a strong showing by the Browns, the Steelers made enough plays throughout the game to hang on for a 28-24 victory at Heinz Field.  With the win, Pittsburgh completed their season with an impressive 13-3 record, and clinched the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs.

Making his first start of the season, Landry Jones played very w...

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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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Ben, Brown Lead Steelers Over Titans

Despite a 7-2 record and occupying a comfortable lead in the AFC North division, the Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to click offensively.  Tonight, though, the two stars of their passing attack – Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown – took over the game, connecting for three touchdowns as the Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans 40-17 at Heinz Field.

The Steelers marched down the field easily on their opening drive, highlighted by a 42 yard touchdown connection between Roethlisberger and Brown to make it an early 7-0 game.

The Titans, on the other hand, turned the ball over on their first possession, as Marcus Mariota overthrew a ball on third down, and Mike Hilton picked up his second interception of the season.  While the Titans’ defense kept the Steelers out of the end zone, a Chris...

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Steelers Win Ugly Again

Winning ugly has become a theme for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Mike Tomlin era.  For whatever reason, Pittsburgh has played down to inferior opponents while he has been the head coach.  With the talent on offense, and a highly ranked defense, the Steelers on paper should have had no problem with the Indianapolis Colts today.  However, the games are not played on paper and Indianapolis gave Pittsburgh all they could handle, before the Steelers went on to a 20-17 victory.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Colts would jump out to a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter on a 60-yard touchdown pass from Jacoby Brissett to Donte Moncrief.  Nine minutes later Adam Vinatieri would boot a 48-yard field goal to increase their lead to ten.  Chris Boswell would finally put the Steelers ...

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Steelers Top Bengals 29-14

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at Heinz Field today to host their division rival, the Cincinnati Bengals.  This has been a hard-hitting series over the past couple of years, and most felt that is how it would be today.  These teams would go back and forth throughout the first half until Pittsburgh kicked two field goals prior to halftime.  They would add to that lead during the second half on their way to their fifth victory of the season.

Pittsburgh would take the opening drive down the field and cap it off with a seven-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown.  Brown would have one of his least productive days of the year with four catches for 65 yards.  Cincinnati would answer when Andy Dalton connected with a six-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at seven.

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Bell, Steelers Beat Chiefs 19-13

Coming off one of the more disappointing performances in recent memory, the Pittsburgh Steelers hit the field on Sunday for their toughest opponent of the season thus far.  The Kansas City Chiefs entered play with a perfect 5-0 record, and the Steelers were looking to rebound off an embarrassing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.

On Sunday, the Steelers got back to what makes them potentially one of the best teams in the NFL, utilizing the run to set up play action, and they outlasted a late Chiefs comeback to hold on for a 19-13 victory.

Le’Veon Bell dominated this game, just as he did in the Steelers’ playoff victory at Arrowhead Stadium last year.  Bell rushed for 179 yards on 32 carries and one touchdown.  Ben Roethlisberger, while still not as sharp as we are accustome...

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Bell, Steelers Beat Ravens 26-9

After a disappointing performance last week against the Chicago Bears, the Pittsburgh Steelers took the field today for an early season matchup against the division rival Baltimore Ravens.  Although the start to his season has been rather sluggish, Le’Veon Bell dominated this game throughout, leading the Steelers to a 26-9 victory.

Bell had 35 carries for 144 yards and two touchdowns which kept the Ravens defense on the field for the majority of the afternoon. Ben Roethlisberger completed 18 of 30 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown.  Martavis Bryant had 3 catches for 48 yards and JuJu Smith-Schuster had three receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown.

Pittsburgh controlled the game from the start, but had to settle for field goals of 30 and 49 yards by Chris Boswell which pushed the ...

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Steelers Improve To 2-0, Beat Vikings 26-9

After a less than stellar opening week against the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked to improve in their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings at Heinz Field.  This afternoon, the Steelers’ defense was stifling against Minnesota and Ben Roethlisberger and the offense wore down the opposing defense on their way to a 26-9 victory.

The Vikings received a heavy dose of Le’Veon Bell this afternoon, as the Steelers running back had 87 yards on 27 carries.  Antonio Brown was held in check for the majority of the afternoon, tallying five catches for 62 yards.  Roethlisberger, after getting off to a bit of a slow start, finished with 243 yards and two touchdowns.

The Steelers had control of this game all afternoon, even when the score was relatively close.  Martavis Bryan...

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Steelers Dominate Dolphins, Move On To Divisional Round

After completing the regular season on a seven game winning streak, the Pittsburgh Steelers entered this afternoon’s Wild Card Round game against the Miami Dolphins looking to continue their run into the playoffs.  Today, the Steelers looked dominant from the opening kickoff on both sides of the ball, as they handled the Dolphins a 30-12 defeat at Heinz Field.

In a 30-15 loss in Week 6 in Miami, the Steelers struggled to continue running back Jay Ajayi, who rushed for over 200 yards.  He was completely ineffective this afternoon, though, tallying just 33 yards on 16 carries.

Ben Roethlisberger, who was injured in the Miami game in October, completed 13 of 18 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns.  Le’Veon Bell rushed 29 times for 167 yards and two touchdowns, while Antonio Brown h...

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Steelers Use Overtime To Defeat Browns

Today’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns was basically meaningless after Pittsburgh clinched the AFC North title and #3 seed in the AFC playoffs on Christmas Day.  This led to starters Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and Maurkice Pouncey spending the day on the sideline in street clothes.  The Steelers want to make sure that their offensive weapons are fully ready to go when the postseason begins.

Cleveland was coming off their first win of the season and hoped to carry some momentum into 2017 with another win today.  Early on it looked like they were well on their way to win number two.  Robert Griffin III would throw a 12 yard touchdown pass to Seth DeValve to put the Browns a head 7-0 midway through the first quarter.

The second quarter ...

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