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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 Stay Atop AFC North By Defeating Patriots

Since 2001 the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a ton of difficulty playing against the New England Patriots.  Much of that has come from coaching and player matchups, with a little help from cheating and referees.  When the schedule came out earlier this year, everyone knew this week 15 matchup would play a big role on who gets into the 2018 NFL playoffs.  Pittsburgh was looking to snap a three-game skid, while New England was coming off a crushing defeat by the Miami Dolphins.

Early on this game had the making of a shootout with each team scoring on their opening possession.  The Steelers first touchdown of the day came on a five-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Vance McDonald.  The Patriots would quickly answer when Tom Brady hit Chris Hogan downfield for a sixty-three-ya...

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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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Chargers Rally, Stun Steelers 33-30

Two weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were flying high after a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and were in the driver’s seat toward a divisional crown and a possible first round bye in the playoffs.  Flash forward two weeks, and the Black & Gold are barely hanging on to the division lead and have all but lost a chance at a first round bye.

For the second week in a row, the Steelers came up short against an AFC West opponent, as the Los Angeles Chargers rallied in the second half for a 33-30 stunner at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh got off to a blazing start in front of their hometown crowd and looked as though they were going to coast to an easy victory.  Ben Roethlisberger connected with Antonio Brown to set up a one yard touchdown run by James Conner to mak...

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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 Shake Off Rust To Defeat Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently in the midst of a very important three game stretch against their AFC North Division foes.  After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals two weeks ago, and having a bye week, they welcomed the Cleveland Browns to Heinz Field today.  These two teams faced off in week one of the NFL season and played to a tie.  Pittsburgh knew that a tie or a loss would put a big dent in their division title hopes, so they came to play today.

The first quarter of the game belonged to Cleveland, but the Steelers defense was able to hold them to just two field goals and ended the quarter down six points.  The offense of Pittsburgh was sputtering during this quarter and looked like they hadn’t touched a football in over two weeks...

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Ravens Beat Steelers 26-14

After winning their game of the season last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Pittsburgh Steelers returned home for a huge AFC North matchup against the rival Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.  In what is sure to be a highly competitive division this year, tonight’s game was a huge early season opportunity for both of these teams.  Unfortunately, the Ravens played a complete game on all sides of the ball, beating the Steelers by a 26-14 score.

Baltimore built a big lead early, responded to the adversity of a Pittsburgh comeback, and steadily built another lead that the Steelers couldn’t’ recover from to earn the victory.

The Ravens got off to a fantastic start tonight, putting the Steelers in a big hole early on much to the disdain of the Heinz Field crowd...

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Steelers Clinch Division With Nail Biting Win

There is no explanation for how the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to rack up an eight-game winning streak this year.  Each week they seem to be on the verge of defeat, only to grab on to victory in the final seconds.  Tonight’s game against the Baltimore Ravens was no different.  Games with these two teams are tense enough, but tonight is near the top of the list.

Pittsburgh was able to jump out to a 14-point lead and looked to be in control of the game.  Ben Roethlisberger, who would throw for 506 yards tonight, threw a 20yd touchdown pass to Le’Veon Bell for the first score.  Bell would then run for a 1yd touchdown for the second.  Baltimore would cut that lead in half on a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Chris Moore.

The man who should be team MVP this year, Chris Boswell

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Bell, Steelers Beat Chiefs 19-13

Coming off one of the more disappointing performances in recent memory, the Pittsburgh Steelers hit the field on Sunday for their toughest opponent of the season thus far.  The Kansas City Chiefs entered play with a perfect 5-0 record, and the Steelers were looking to rebound off an embarrassing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.

On Sunday, the Steelers got back to what makes them potentially one of the best teams in the NFL, utilizing the run to set up play action, and they outlasted a late Chiefs comeback to hold on for a 19-13 victory.

Le’Veon Bell dominated this game, just as he did in the Steelers’ playoff victory at Arrowhead Stadium last year.  Bell rushed for 179 yards on 32 carries and one touchdown.  Ben Roethlisberger, while still not as sharp as we are accustome...

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Roethlisberger Career Worst 5 INT’s vs. Jaguars

During this past offseason Ben Roethlisberger had mentioned how he thought about retirement.  Fans were hoping he had one more year left in him to quarterback what looked like a very explosive offense.  Even the holdout of Le’Veon Bell during training camp could not dampen the spirt of fans for the upcoming season.

After last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens, it appeared that the Pittsburgh Steelers had finally found the right blend of offense and defense to make a serious run at a seventh Super Bowl title, even with the temper tantrum of Antonio Brown.  That all changed today after another lackluster performance from that so called explosive offense.  This is not the first time that the offense has looked bad, as they had trouble moving the ball for most of the season.

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