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Steelers Defeat Bengals In Regular Season Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the final Sunday of the regular season with a chance to make the postseason, but they would need some help from the Cleveland Browns defeating the Baltimore Ravens.  Of course, Pittsburgh would have to take care of their own business at Heinz Field where they were taking on the Cincinnati Bengals.

This game got off to a very sluggish start as neither team was able to put any points on the board in the first quarter.  Cincinnati got things started in the second quarter when Shawn Williams returned a Ben Roethlisberger interception 58 yards for a touchdown.  The Bengals would then increase their lead to ten on a 49-yard field goal by Randy Bullock with 2:12 left in the first half.  Newly signed kicker Matt McCrane put three points on the board for the Stee...

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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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Raiders Hand Steelers Third Straight Loss

The roller coaster ride of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2018 regular season continued on Sunday afternoon with a 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Pittsburgh started off slow this season, falling to 1-2-1 through the first quarter of the year and looking like a mediocre team at best.  But they caught fire midway through the season, ripping off six straight wins, sitting at 7-2-1 and looking as if they may be able to make a run at a first round bye in the playoffs.

But the past three games, all against opponents from the AFC West, have been heartbreaking losses for the Steelers, who now find themselves just a half game ahead of the Baltimore Ravens, with three difficult games remaining on their regular season schedule.

Oakland marched down the field on their first drive of the game, scoring...

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Steelers Winning Streak Snapped By Broncos

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered today’s game with the Denver Broncos on a six-game winning streak and mentioned among the best of the NFL teams.  That would all change today after four turnovers and a 24-17 road loss.  Playing in Denver is tough enough for any team, but when you turn the ball over that many times, including twice in the end zone, disaster is bound to find you.

Pittsburgh had a chance to get on the board with a field goal in the first quarter, but would have it blocked.  The Broncos would then march down the field and kick a 41yd field goal by Brandon McManus.

The second quarter would start with another missed Steelers opportunity.  Ben Roethlisberger threw what looked like a 23yd touchdown pass to Xavier Grimble...

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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 Beat Bengals In Crucial AC North Matchup

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten off to a difficult start to the 2018 season, the Cincinnati Bengals have burst out to a 4-1 start.  With a victory over the Steelers today, the Bengals could have made a big statement and taken control of the AFC North division.  But, as has been the case for years now, the Steelers got the best of the Bengals in Cincinnati, beating their division rivals by a 28-21 score.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 369 yards and one touchdown for Pittsburgh, while James Conner continued to be the workhouse for this offense, rushing for 111 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns.  JuJu Smith-Schuster led the offense with seven receptions for 111 yards, while Antonio Brown had 105 yards and a touchdown.  Vance McDonald also had a big game, catching seven balls ...

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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 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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