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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 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 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 Show How Flawed They Really Are

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a history of playing poorly against inferior opponents during the Mike Tomlin era.  That is why today’s game against the Chicago Bears had red flags all over it.  History repeated itself today, as Chicago took advantage of poor decisions by the Steelers to win in overtime 23-17 for their first win of the year.

The day started off on a sour note when all of the Steelers, except for Alejandro Villanueva, stayed in the tunnel for the National Anthem.  A muffed punt by Eli Rogers led the way to a three-yard touchdown run from Jordan Howard.  Pittsburgh was able to tie the game with 5:42 left in the second quarter when Ben Roethlisberger threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown.

That tie would be broken with :43 left in the half when Bears quarterbac...

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Steelers Dominate Chiefs In Primetime

Head Coach Mike Tomlin called tonights game “Redemption Sunday”.  The Pittsburgh Steelers were coming off their worst defeat since 1989, and doubt about Super Bowl asperations had crept into the heads of media and fans.  Pittsburgh put those doubts to rest, for at least one week, with a 43-14 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field.

The offense stole the show early by putting up twenty-two points in the first quarter.  Ben Roethlisberger had a hand in all three of these touchdowns and ended up with five touchdown passes on the night for 300 yards.  His first pass was for 31 yards to Darrius Heyward-Bey, the second would be a 4 yard pass across the middle to Antonio Brown.  The final score of the quarter came when Brown caught a 38 yard pass and took it to the house.


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Huge Second Half Leads Steelers To Victory

Officially the playoffs do not begin for three more weeks, but for the Pittsburgh Steelers it has already begun.  They are currently battling the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets for two Wild Card positions.  This week they matched up against their toughest remaing opponent, the Denver Broncos.  Denver may not have a high powered offense, but with one of the best defenses in the league, they are a dangerous foe.

Pittsburgh was able to capitalize early on a Broncos fumble, by turning it into a 2yd TD run by DeAngelo Williams.  After that Denver was able to exploit a weak Steelers secondary to score three straight touchdowns, before the Steelers got back on the board with a Chris Boswell 24yd FG...

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Bell Buzzer Beater Lifts Steelers To Victory

Winning without Ben Roethlisberger is never easy, but it can be fun.  The Pittsburgh Steelers needed all sixty minutes, or was it 59:42, to defeat the San Diego Chargers Monday night by the final of 24-20.  This game was back and forth all night, with each team holding the lead at multiple times.  In the end though, it would be a gutsy call by Mike Tomlin that capped the win.

San Diego would take the lead in the first quarter with a 12yd TD pass from Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates.  This was the first game back for Gates after missing the first four games of the season due to PED use.  These two would connect again in the fourth quarter to give the Chargers a 17-10 lead.

The Pittsburgh offense was nonexistent in the first half, as they could only muster a 47yd FG from new kicker Chris...

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Questionable Play Calling Sends Steelers To OT Loss

We all knew that not having Ben Roethlisberger under center for the Pittsburgh Steelers at any point in the season would be bad news.  With him being out the next 4-6 weeks, the margin of error on the field and sidelines will be at an all time low.  During the fourth quarter and overtime of their Thursday night game with the Baltimore Ravens, that margin was exploited and was the ultimate cause of a 23-20 defeat.

Early on this looked like a classic back and forth game between the two AFC North rivals.  Pittsburgh was able to strike first with a 45yd FG by Josh Scobee.  Scobee would be good again from 36yds in the second quarter, but would then miss two FG’s late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory...

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