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Steelers Snap Losing Skid, Clinch AFC North Title

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered week 16 of the NFL season on a three-game losing streak and were in jeopardy of losing out on a division title that looked like a sure thing just a few weeks ago.  During the week, Pittsburgh held a team meeting and Head Coach Mike Tomlin spoke with players to try and get things turned around with just two games remaining in the regular season.  Through the first thirty minutes of this game against the Indianapolis Colts, at Heinz Field, it looked like a fourth straight loss was on the horizon.

After a three and out to start the game by Pittsburgh, Indianapolis would march down the field and pick up a 7-0 lead on a 6-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Taylor.  The Steelers would answer early in the second quarter after a fumble recovery gave them the ball at...

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Washington Rallies To Hand Steelers First Loss

The Pittsburgh Steelers had this coming.  While they have been the only undefeated team in the NFL for weeks and had found ways to win every game this year, they haven’t been playing well for quite awhile, narrowly escaping with victories over and over on their way to an 11-0 record.  But tonight at Heinz Field, their miscues, sloppy play, and inability to put the game away finally cost them.

The Washington Football Team rallied from 14 points down to beat the Steelers, 23-17.  It was a huge win for Washington, as they improve to 5-7 and are atop the NFC East with the New York Giants.

For Pittsburgh, it is not a devastating loss, but certainly a surprise.

It was a sluggish start for both offenses tonight, as neither team could develop any rhythm in a scoreless first quarter unt...

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Steelers Remain Unbeaten With Comeback Victory Over Cowboys

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to find ways to find games.  This afternoon against the Dallas Cowboys, they did not look ready to play and dug themselves a huge hole before rallying to complete the comeback, improving to 8-0 on the season with a 24-19 victory.

Call it a hangover from last week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, or give the Cowboys credit for coming out strong.  Regardless, the Steelers were in a lot of trouble midway through the second quarter in this game.  But the Cowboys, as they have done all season, found a way to lose the game, while Pittsburgh found a way to win it.

Dallas took  a 3-0 lead on a 38 yard field goal, and early in the second quarter, CeeDee Lamb hauled in a 20 yard touchdown reception to make it 10-0...

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Steelers Mount Second Half Comeback, Improve To 7-0

There is no love loss when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens take the field.  Over the past twenty years these two teams have been near the top, or at the top, of not only the AFC, but the entire NFL.  Entering today they combined for a 11-1 record and were looking to showcase themselves as a possibly frontrunner for the number one seed in the AFC.

This game started out on the positive side for Pittsburgh, as Robert Spillane intercepted a Lamar Jackson pass and returned it 33yds for a touchdown.  Baltimore would rally and tie the game six minutes later on a 6yd touchdown pass from Jackson to Miles Boykin.  The Ravens appeared to take control of this game in the second quarter.  Gus Edwards scored from 1yd out to put Baltimore ahead by a touchdown...

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Steelers Hold On Late, Beat Titans 27-24

In a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers built a big lead in the first half, and held off a Tennessee Titans’ comeback to secure a 27-24 victory.

The Steelers improved to 6-0 on the season and stay atop the AFC North ahead of the Baltimore Ravens.  With the loss, the Titans fell to 5-1 on the year.

Pittsburgh dominated in all three phases during the first half.  Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdowns passes to Diontae Johnson in the first half, while Benny Snell ran for a touchdown.  The Steelers out-gained the Titans 161-1 during the first 18 minutes of the game, and they held a 24-7 lead at the half.

After the Steelers added a field goal to begin the second half, Ryan Tannehill finally got things going for Tennessee.  He hit A.J. Brown f...

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Steelers Deliver Blowout To Browns At Heinz Field

Since the Cleveland Browns came back into the NFL in 1999, they have played the role of little brother to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Each year Cleveland talks a big game, but in the end, it is business as usual for Pittsburgh and today was no different.  After there was much talk during the week that a win for the Browns would propel them to new heights, the Steelers dominated from beginning to end and captured a 38-7 victory to move to 5-0 on the season and maintain first place in the AFC North.

The opening drive of the game resulted in Pittsburgh getting into field goal range and taking a three-point lead on a Chris Boswell 35-yard field goal.  The defense went to work on the first Cleveland possession.  Baker Mayfield tossed an interception to Minkah Fitzpatrick that was returned 33-...

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Steelers Beat Eagles, Improve To 4-0

The Pittsburgh Steelers held off a desperate Philadelphia Eagles team by a 38-29 score on Sunday afternoon to improve to 4-0 on the season.

Pittsburgh built a commanding 31-14 lead in the third quarter before the Eagles battled their way back and had an opportunity to take the lead late in the fourth quarter.  But a missed field goal and then allowing a deep touchdown pass sealed Philly’s fate, as they fell to 1-3-1 on the year with the loss.

Rookie Chase Claypool scored his first of four touchdowns on the day in the first quarter to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead.  The Eagles responded later in the quarter on a 74 yard touchdown by Miles Sanders.  Claypool scored from 32 yards out to score Pittsburgh’s second touchdown to make it 14-7 after the first quarter.

Philly tied the g...

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Pirates End 2020 With Loss To Indians

The 2020 Major League Baseball season may have been shortened, but it felt extra-long at time for fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  It all came to an end today after Pittsburgh lost to the Cleveland Indians 8-6.  While there were some glimpses of hope, there is definitely work that needs to be done before anyone feels comfortable calling this team a contender any time soon.

JT Brubaker made the start for the Pirates today and pitched five innings.  During that time, he allowed five runs on seven hits to go with three strikeouts and two walks.  All five of those runs came via the home run.  A two-run homer by Carlos Santana in the third inning tied the game at two, while a three-run home run by Franmil Reyes in the sixth got Cleveland back to within a run.

The Buccos got the scoring s...

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Strong Second Half Carries Steelers To 3-0 Start

It was another beautiful day at Heinz Field, where the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans in a week three NFL matchup.  Pittsburgh entered the game looking for a third straight win to start the 2020 season, while Houston was looking to avoid a 0-3 start.  This game was dubbed the “Watt Bowl”, as brothers TJ, Derek, and JJ were meeting up for the first time ever.

The Steelers marched down the field on their first possession of the game, but had to settle for a 33-yd field goal by Chris Boswell to take an early three-point lead.  The Texans quickly countered on their next possession as Deshaun Watson threw a 28-yd touchdown pass to Randal Cobb to take a four-point lead.  Early on it looked like Watson would be able to pick apart the Pittsburgh secondary.

The Texans took...

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Musgrove, Hayes Lead Pirates To 8-0 Victory

Joe Musgrove threw seven shutout innings and Ke’Bryan Hayes had five hits to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-0 lead over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.

After a horrible start to the season, Musgrove has finished up strong in 2020, giving up just three hits and one walk while striking out 10 batters in his seven innings, earning his first victory of the year and lowering his ERA to 3.86.

As for Hayes, he continues to impress in his short stint in the majors so far.  He went 5-5 with three runs scored on Saturday night, improving his average to .370 for the season.

Pittsburgh took the lead in the first inning on a RBI single by Colin Moran.  A solo homerun by Jose Osuna in the second made it 2-0, and a single by Josh Bell and a two run homerun by Bryan Reynolds put t...

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