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Steelers Stay Atop AFC North By Defeating Patriots

Since 2001 the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a ton of difficulty playing against the New England Patriots.  Much of that has come from coaching and player matchups, with a little help from cheating and referees.  When the schedule came out earlier this year, everyone knew this week 15 matchup would play a big role on who gets into the 2018 NFL playoffs.  Pittsburgh was looking to snap a three-game skid, while New England was coming off a crushing defeat by the Miami Dolphins.

Early on this game had the making of a shootout with each team scoring on their opening possession.  The Steelers first touchdown of the day came on a five-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Vance McDonald.  The Patriots would quickly answer when Tom Brady hit Chris Hogan downfield for a sixty-three-ya...

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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 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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