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How to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots
- October 26, 2016

For years, reporters covering the Jets immediately looked for two games when the schedule came out: when the team was in Miami (hopefully late in the year) and when it was in Buffalo (September, please). "It's going to be a big one for us, and we're going to need to go play really well to beat them". One that will continue its evolution on Sunday in a game that will be as much about mental and physical discipline as it is simple talent. (more...)
Steelers complaint with National Football League says Suh kicked Roethlisberger Steelers complaint with National Football League says Suh kicked Roethlisberger
- October 26, 2016

Until the Miami game, they had surrendered just 4 plays over 30 yards. Not great, but hardly disastrous. Landry Jones , who fills in for " Big Ben " here, played poorly in relief a year ago, throwing two picks in his lone complete game. The clubs entered the season as the first and second choices in the AFC to reach Houston in February. " One of the best, maybe the best wide receiver corps in the league, best 1-2 punch at running back in the league, good tight ends, best offensive line ... (more...)
Patriots rolling as they prepare for Round 2 against Bills
- October 26, 2016

Pittsburgh backup quarterback Landry Jones played well at times while filling in for injured Ben Roethlisberger , who wore sweats on the sideline over his surgically repaired left knee and offered what advice he could. However, he played efficiently enough to help lead the Patriots to a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers , a team that Brady has dominated. Heyward said that when the Steelers cut the lead to four, it was time for the defense to step up and stop New England. (more...)
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Gameday
- October 25, 2016

What's certain: The Steelers wouldn't mind seeing New England again. The lack of any downfield passing game to someone not named Rob Gronkowski. "Guys come in that are used to being a big fish in a small pond, but now everybody's the best of the best", Cyrus Jones said of the NFL. (more...)
Blount, Gronkowski lead Patriots to 27-16 win over Steelers Blount, Gronkowski lead Patriots to 27-16 win over Steelers
- October 25, 2016

New England (6-1) remained flawless since Brady returned from his four-game suspension, emphatically responding to a push by the Steelers with a pair of second-half touchdowns. They're as deep at WR and RB as any team in the league, and the duo of Antonio Brown and RB La'Veon Bell are as risky a tandem as there is in the NFL. (more...)
Tomlin: Roethlisberger, Cam Heyward out this week
- October 25, 2016

Mike Tomlin's statement said that the Steelers are "confident" that Roethlisberger does not have a long-term injury. There is no timetable on Roethlisberger's return. Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley will have to dial back the play calls and create a whole new scheme for Jones on Sunday. Jones, who hadn't thrown a pass this season, made two starts in place of an injured Roethlisberger in 2015. (more...)
Steelers file complaint saying Ndamukong Suh kicked Ben Roethlisberger
- October 25, 2016

At least the Steelers are still in first place in the AFC North. A second-round pick of the Steelers out of Michigan State in the 2013 draft, the 6-foot-1, 225-pounder missed just three games over the course of his first two years in the league and earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2014 (the only season in which he's appeared in all 16 games) when he ran for 1,361 and eight touchdowns and caught 83 passes for 854 yards and another three scores. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger Suffers Injury in Loss to the Dolphins
- October 25, 2016

Ben Roethlisberger had arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee Monday morning, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are uncertain when their star quarterback will return. The Steelers went 1-1 in those games, though the victory comes with an asterisk because he left early with an ankle injury and Roethlisberger came on to guide a blowout of Cleveland. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger ruled out vs. Patriots; Steelers eye Week 9 return Ben Roethlisberger ruled out vs. Patriots; Steelers eye Week 9 return
- October 25, 2016

A day after suffering a torn meniscus, Ben Roethlisberger underwent successful surgery this morning. He can be categorized as out this week. "I don't know how it happened", Roethlisberger said. "I felt like I had it past year", Jones said. Despite Sunday's defeat, the Steelers are leading the AFC North at 4-2. The Steelers face the Patriots next Sunday, and then they hit the bye week. (more...)
Jones fine, defense, penalties not in Steelers' loss to Pats
- October 25, 2016

With both finally healthy and roaring to go, we saw just how unsafe the combo of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett were to stop last week as the former racked up 162 yards and a score and the latter hauled in five catches for almost a first down each time . (more...)
New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds
- October 25, 2016

The Steelers will need every break to stay with a driven Tom Brady and the juggernaut Patriots' offense. Everyone has to play within the rules, but the teams who are the best at this game - or any game in any sport - are the teams who are best able to push the boundaries of what is legal without crossing over (or at least without getting caught). (more...)
Coach Tomlin confident Roethlisberger's knee injury 'not long-term,' says surgery was successful
- October 25, 2016

With Big Ben out, the Steelers will turn to Landry Jones as the starter. Get the WTAE Pittsburgh's Action News 4 App and follow our newsroom on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Backup quarterback Larry Jones filled in for Roethlisberger in the second quarter after Roethlisberger got injured and went 1-1. The Steelers (4-2) are off next week and travel to Baltimore on November 6. (more...)
Antonio Brown ready to keep Landry Jones 'positive'
- October 25, 2016

Not that it ever is. Unfortunately, they are going to be facing off against Tom Brady and the Pats while missing a number of key players, and that could cause some big problems. "We're looking like garbage right now", Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier said. "This is awful right now". Regardless, this is the position the Steelers find themselves and somehow they need to find a way to get it done. (more...)
Precise, physical Patriots too much for messy Steelers
- October 25, 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers had several key players out leading into Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. The Patriots remain ideal since Tom Brady returned to the lineup off his "Deflategate" suspension. Jones finally got the Steelers offense going, finding Brown for 51 yards ahead of his 14-yard touchdown pass to Heyward-Bey. The bigger issue for the Steelers wasn't Jones but an inability to stop the Patriots when it mattered and too many miscues in the red zone. (more...)
Big Ben has knee surgery; no timeline for return
- October 24, 2016

I'm not going to get into speculating on how long it's going to be. "That's what we're looking to do", coach Adam Gase said of the complementary play by each unit. However, ESPN reported that Roethlisberger will still likely miss next Sunday's game against the Patriots. “This guy is a really good college player and now he has the tools around to get the job done, ” guard Ramon Foster said. (more...)
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Week 7 Predictions 10/23/16
- October 24, 2016

Brady connected with Rob Gronkowski for a 36-yard touchdown in the third quarter then used another 37-yard catch and run by Gronkowski to set up Blount's second touchdown run that put New England up 11 with just under 12 minutes to go. The Eagles (4-2) snapped a two-game slide while the rested Vikings (5-1) hardly looked like an unbeaten team after having a bye. Yes, the Steelers stayed within a score of the powerhouse Patriots into the fourth quarter, in spite of playing without their ... (more...)
The two Sooners tied to Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's injury
- October 24, 2016

In limited action last season, Jones went 32-of-55 for 513 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Depending on Roethlisberger's condition, Jones could be the Steelers' starting quarterback for the rest of the 2016 National Football League season. (more...)
Game Day Preview…New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers
- October 24, 2016

Landry Jones will start today versus the Patriots, with Zach Mettenberger backing him up. The Steelers, with three minutes to go, marched down the field on the arm of Landry Jones but just into New England territory failed to convert on 4th down. (more...)
Week 7: New England Patriots 0 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 0 (Q1)
- October 24, 2016

Early on, it looked as if it might be another Patriots domination of the Steelers - New England has won seven of its last nine head-to-head meetings, plus six of eight in Pittsburgh - as Brady led them 80 yards on their first drive, which ended with his 19-yard scoring pass to White out of the backfield. (more...)
New England Patriots Defeat Pittsburgh Steelers 27-16 — INITIAL IMPRESSIONS
- October 24, 2016

Jones threw one disgusting interception, lobbing a ball to the inside for Antonio Brown. But when Pittsburgh played nickel defense against tight ends Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett , the Patriots countered by running Blount, often behind the very tight ends the Steelers were trying to stop. (more...)