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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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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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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 Hold On Late, Beat Lions 20-15

Tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions had all the makings of what could have been an offensive shootout.  But these two high-powered offenses struggled out of the gate, and long drives sputtered down the stretch, turning this into a field goal controlled game.  In the end, though, the Steelers made the biggest plays of the night, leading them to a 20-15 victory.

Ben Roethlisberger had 313 yards with a touchdown and interception, while Matthew Stafford threw for 423 yards with zero touchdowns and zero interceptions.  JuJu Smith-Schuster had 193 yards receiving and a touchdown, Antonio Brown had 70 yards, and Le’Veon Bell had 76 yards on the ground.

The first half of this game featured both offenses moving up and down the field, but neither team could finish...

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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 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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