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Steelers Exit Playoffs With Loss To Jaguars

If the standard is the standard, then the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers fell very short of reaching the standard that has been set by six Super Bowl winning teams in franchise history.  In a season that saw them win thirteen games, they would lose three during the regular season that were strange to say the least.  There was the Chicago Bears game, where they were more focused on how to handle the national anthem than play a football game.  The five-interception game to the Jacksonville Jaguars, that had Ben Roethlisberger questioning if he still had “it”.  Then finally it was the “what is and is not a catch in the NFL” loss to the New England Patriots.

Even through all that, they won their division and earned a bye in the AFC playoffs...

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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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Last Second Field Goal Lifts Steelers Over Packers

The fact that the Green Bay Packers are currently without Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews, along with owning a 5-5 record coming into Sunday night, may have given the Pittsburgh Steelers a false sense of relief.  Green Bay put up a fight all night long and it would take a last second field goal from Chris Boswell to secure a 31-28 Pittsburgh victory.

The Steelers drove the opening drive right down the field and capped it with a 1-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Xavier Grimble.  A missed extra point would mean only a six-point lead for the black and gold.  The Packers would own the rest of the quarter with two touchdown drives.  The first came on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Brett Hundley to Randall Cobb.  Hundley would then connect with Jamaal Williams for a 54-yard to...

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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 Beat Bengals In Wild, Ugly Game

Entering tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, we all knew that this would be an intense matchup between these two divisional rivals.  In what was a wild, crazy, and sometimes very ugly matchup, the Steelers jumped out an early lead, gave it up late, and scored again late to win this game, 18-16.

If you’re a fan of offense, you certainly weren’t very fond of the first half.  Both offenses treaded lightly against the opposing defenses, neither wanting to make that crucial early mistake.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Steelers got on the board in the second.  A pair of Chris Boswell field goals of 39 and 30 yards gave them a 6-0 advantage heading into the locker room at halftime.

Boswell added a 34 yard field goal in the third quarter, and Ben ...

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Steelers Handle Bengals 33-20

This afternoon’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals had huge playoff implications for both teams.  For Pittsburgh, it was nearly a must win game, as they are trying to keep pace with the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets in the AFC Wild Card race.  For Cincy, they were looking to lock up and clinch the AFC North division with a win.  With so much on the line, tension and emotions were running high, as was evident by the “extracurricular activities” throughout the afternoon.

When all was said and done, though, the Steelers out-muscled their AFC North rivals, beating them handily by a 33-20 score.

Andy Dalton left the game in the first quarter after having only thrown 5 passes with a serious thumb injury.  A.J. McCarron took his place for the rest of...

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Steelers Cruise Past Colts 45-10

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently in a log jam for two Wild Card positions in the AFC.  With five games remaining, three against their division and two against division leaders, Pittsburgh needs to start putting complete games together if they hope to return to the post season.  That journey began tonight against the Indianapolis Colts.

Turnovers, which cost the Steelers dearly last week against the Seattle Seahawks, dominated the first three posessions of the game.  Pittsburgh would fumble the opening kickoff, the Colts would give the ball back, and the Steelers returned the favor with another fumble.  Luckily for Pittsburgh those two early turnovers would lead to only a 3-0 deficit.

The Steelers tied the game with a field goal, before intercepting Matt Hasselbeck for the second t...

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Seahawks Outlast Steelers 39-30

As is the case with any season, there are a couple games that stand out when the Pittsburgh Steelers’ schedule is released. For the 2015 season, the mid-season matchup against the Seattle Seahawks was one of the more intriguing games on paper, and what took place on the field today was more than expected for the average NFL fan.

Unfortunately for the fans of the black and gold, the Seahawks made a couple more big plays down the stretching, outlasting the Steelers for a much-needed 39-30 victory.

Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson both had their way with the opposing defenses. Ben went 36-55 for 456 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, while Wilson threw for 345 yards with five touchdowns.

The Steelers offense started off cautious but effective against the Seahawks defense, ...

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Ben, Brown Lead Steelers Over Browns

Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t supposed to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers today against the Cleveland Browns. He was supposed to rest this week, spend the bye week recuperating next week, and be ready to go two weeks from today against the Seattle Seahawks.

Instead, Landry Jones was injured after attempting just four passes, and the Steelers had to resort to their “backup” quarterback to lead them to victory. Big Ben completed 22 of 33 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns, as the Steelers beat their division foes 30-9 at Heinz Field.

Cleveland was able to move the ball against the Pittsburgh defense, but has been the case all season for the Browns, they made too many mistakes throughout the game to give them even the slightest chance of a victory. Johnny Manziel threw for 372 yards...

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