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Steelers Lose Heartbreaker To Saints 31-28

After dropping three straight games to AFC West opponents, the Pittsburgh Steelers faced the nearly impossible task of defeating the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints in back to back weeks.  After defeating the Pats last week at Heinz Field, the Steelers needed another huge win this week in New Orleans to remain atop the AFC North division.

Pittsburgh and New Orleans battled back and forth this afternoon, but the Steelers made the one crucial mistake that ended up costing them the game.  The Saints scored a touchdown with under two minutes remaining, and JuJu Smith-Schuster fumbled when the Steelers were in field goal territory to tie, sealing the deal on a 31-28 loss.

The loss not only boots the Steelers out of the AFC North title, but it actually puts them on the outside...

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Chargers Rally, Stun Steelers 33-30

Two weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were flying high after a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and were in the driver’s seat toward a divisional crown and a possible first round bye in the playoffs.  Flash forward two weeks, and the Black & Gold are barely hanging on to the division lead and have all but lost a chance at a first round bye.

For the second week in a row, the Steelers came up short against an AFC West opponent, as the Los Angeles Chargers rallied in the second half for a 33-30 stunner at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh got off to a blazing start in front of their hometown crowd and looked as though they were going to coast to an easy victory.  Ben Roethlisberger connected with Antonio Brown to set up a one yard touchdown run by James Conner to mak...

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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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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 Open Home Schedule With Loss To Chiefs

After a disappointing tie against the Cleveland Browns last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers took the field for the first time at Heinz Field this year looking to rebound and get back on track.  Unfortunately, the Steelers’ defense never really showed up, falling behind early and simply couldn’t stop Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense in a 42-37 loss.

Mahomes threw for 326 yards and six touchdowns against the Steelers defense.  Travis Kelce had 109 yards and two touchdowns and Sammy Watkins had 100 yards as well.

Ben Roethlisberger put up some big numbers for Pittsburgh today, which doesn’t always mean that the game went very well.  He threw for 452 yards and three touchdowns, including one to Jesse James and one to JuJu Smith-Schuster.  Antonio Brown had nine catches for 67 yar...

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Steelers And Browns Tie To Open Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the 2018 season with high hopes of reaching Super Bowl LIII.  Even with those hopes, there were many questions surrounding the team.  Would the secondary play better?  Who would fill the hole left by the injured Ryan Shazier?  Could James Conner fill the shoes of hold out Le’Veon Bell?  While none of these would be completely answered in the opener against the Cleveland Browns, maybe a glimpse would be given.

It was a rainy day at Browns Stadium and that would cause an abundance of sloppy play throughout the day.  Neither team could find the scoreboard in the first quarter, but Pittsburgh would get on the board when Conner scored a 4-yard rushing touchdown four minutes into the second quarter.

Things would open up more in the third quarter...

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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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