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Patriots vs. Steelers: thoughts from Lee on the 1st half Patriots vs. Steelers: thoughts from Lee on the 1st half
- January 23, 2017

Leading those offenses are two of the sport's premier quarterbacks. Super Bowl 51 will feature a franchise with boatloads of Super Bowl experience against one making just its second appearance in the big game - and first in almost two decades. (more...)
Just another game for the Patriots
- January 23, 2017

The Dolphins let that happen twice in the first quarter during the Wild Card round, and the Steelers quickly ran away with the game. While these two teams haven't played each other in the playoffs since the 2004 AFC title game, both teams remain two of the most consistent units in the NFL. (more...)
How Do the Steelers Win? Keep Being the Steelers
- January 22, 2017

Look for QB Tom Brady and WR Julian Edelman - and possibly WR Chris Hogan, assuming he's healthy - to try to connect downfield early in hopes of getting the crowd into the game and forcing the Steelers to play from behind, something they really haven't had to do in their two playoff wins. (more...)
Man is arrested for allegedly pulling fire alarm at Steelers hotel Man is arrested for allegedly pulling fire alarm at Steelers hotel
- January 22, 2017

At the Hilton Hotel at Logan Airport in Boston, a man intentionally pulled the fire alarm around 3:00 a.m. According to state police, Harrison was found walking on hotel property early Sunday morning after the alarm had been pulled. "Titans vs. Patriots. Hahaha". Though numerous people in the Boston airport hotel were forced to evacuate, the Steelers players were not, according to ESPN . (more...)
Fire alarm goes off at Steelers' hotel in Boston, suspect arrested Fire alarm goes off at Steelers' hotel in Boston, suspect arrested
- January 22, 2017

Police charged the 25-year-old man with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and pulling a false fire alarm. The Steelers were not evacuated from the hotel, though many were awakened, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio . Fans pulling fire alarms in an attempt to disrupt a team's sleep happens from time to time in sports. The Patriots and Steelers will meet at Gillette Stadium in the AFC championship Sunday night at 6:40 p.m. (more...)
Steelers vs. Patriots AFC Championship official prediction
- January 22, 2017

Most recent meeting: October 23: Patriots 27, Steelers 16 . Sorry, Steelers fans. Of all the championship contenders, you would wind up paying the most to attend this year's Super Bowl in Houston if your team wins its playoff game on Sunday. (more...)
AFC Championship Game odds: Brady, Patriots favored over Bell, Steelers AFC Championship Game odds: Brady, Patriots favored over Bell, Steelers
- January 22, 2017

They have special quarterbacks. Even though nothing was ever proved about the what role Tom Brady or anyone for that matter played in this ridiculous matter, Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season as punishment. (more...)
Patriots Talk: Roethlisberger Responds To Edelmans Comments Patriots Talk: Roethlisberger Responds To Edelmans Comments
- January 21, 2017

He did so by saying the Steelers are run in a manner that's gotten them six Super Bowl championships . We're going against the Patriots. For how good Brady has been in his career, it sure is impressive that he has been so much better than he typically is against the Steelers. (more...)
Tom Brady doesn't know why some people don't like the Patriots Tom Brady doesn't know why some people don't like the Patriots
- January 21, 2017

The New England Patriots are set to play in their sixth straight AFC Championship game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots (15-2) defeated the Houston Texans in the Divisional round 34-16 despite not being at their best offensively. (more...)
Adversity Creates Attrition - An Ode to Tom Brady Adversity Creates Attrition - An Ode to Tom Brady
- January 21, 2017

Other than Brady, New England's success has come without a true superstar, a compliment to the coaching staff of Bill Belichick , Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia that is unparalleled. Slater said he continues to have respect for Tomlin and didn't think his comments would serve as any extra motivation. Another B: The Steelers possess the Best defense still in the playoffs, certainly an asset against a Patriots offense that will need to be slowed and controlled when it's on the field. (more...)
Bell likely has starring role in film class — PATRIOTS' NOTEBOOK Bell likely has starring role in film class — PATRIOTS' NOTEBOOK
- January 20, 2017

The New England Patriots got a break by not having to face Ben Roethlisberger during their regular-season win over the Steelers in October. No other AFC team has won more than one Super Bowl since the turn of the century. Even during this nine-game winning streak, the Steelers are still struggling to get consistent play from a No. 2 wide receiver. The Patriots beat the Texans, 34-16, in their divisional round game. (more...)
Patriots Notes: Ben Roethlisberger Not Same QB Away From Heinz Field Patriots Notes: Ben Roethlisberger Not Same QB Away From Heinz Field
- January 20, 2017

Two red hot teams will battle it out for the opportunity of a lifetime, to play in the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers drive winning it for Green Bay. He rushed for a career-high 1,161 yards and a NFL-leading 18 touchdowns. He was the young quarterback on a veteran team. Which players will be able to give their team an edge? The Steelers have perhaps the most risky offense the Patriots could face right now, with Ben Roethlisberger , Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown . (more...)
Steelers' Brown on social media while late to social media apology Steelers' Brown on social media while late to social media apology
- January 20, 2017

CBS will have the national broadcast. A win Sunday would give Belichick 7 conference titles as a head coach, the most in the NFL's Super Bowl era (post-1966). But either way, these are still mistakes, still issues, and something I fully expect New England to challenge Pittsburgh on Sunday night. This game's over/under comes in at a combined 50.5 points. (more...)
How Patriots defense stacks up vs. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers offensive line How Patriots defense stacks up vs. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers offensive line
- January 19, 2017

If history isn't the best selling point, perhaps star power is. Had the commissioner traveled to Foxborough this weekend, it would have been his first trip to Gillette Stadium since winning his court battle against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the Deflategate case. (more...)
NFL Star's FB Live From Steelers Locker Room Catches Coach Bashing Patriots NFL Star's FB Live From Steelers Locker Room Catches Coach Bashing Patriots
- January 18, 2017

I am not going to be anxious about what they are saying, I am going to be anxious about what they are doing. Brown violated team policy and the NFL's social media policy that prohibits posting messages 90 minutes before kickoff through postgame interviews. (more...)
Antonio Brown sorry for streaming Steelers locker-room talk on Facebook Antonio Brown sorry for streaming Steelers locker-room talk on Facebook
- January 18, 2017

Tomlin in his locker room speech said, "Let's say very little moving forward". Let's start our preparation. And I think it's just a blessing to know that they care about us. Bell was also asked about teammate Antonio Brown's Facebook Live video in the locker room, which the National Football League is reviewing. I think that's oftentimes why you see great players move around from team to team. (more...)
Antonio Brown Could Become Highest-Paid Receiver This Offseason
- January 17, 2017

The Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 in freezing temperatures in Kansas on Sunday to set up next weekend's AFC Championship game against the red-hot New England Patriots. Making Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger feel not at home probably will be key for the Chiefs . "It's not an easy test coming up". That the Patriots accounted for one of the Steelers' losses is irrelevant - Pittsburgh is much better now, and in October New England faced a Landry Jones-led Steelers ... (more...)
AFC Divisional Round Playoff Prediction: Steelers at Chiefs AFC Divisional Round Playoff Prediction: Steelers at Chiefs
- January 17, 2017

The Steelers will face the top-seeded New England Patriots next week in Foxborough, Mass ., the NFL's toughest team in one of its most unforgiving venues, and the reason Pittsburgh's best chance is its 225-pound running back. Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce had a rough game, including a big drop and a 15-yard roughing penalty in the third period. The ensuing passing attempt fell incomplete, and the Steelers - who moved the ball on the Chiefs all day - churned out enough ... (more...)
Steelers-Chiefs moved to primetime because of ice storm Steelers-Chiefs moved to primetime because of ice storm
- January 17, 2017

In a year that has seen the Steelers often rely on a high-powered offense, it was defensive plays that helped the team eke out a close, hard-fought victory. According to Chiefs .com reporter Pete Sweeney, the move only enhances the buildup of the divisional playoff between the AFC North and West champions. (more...)
Brown's video could have Steelers WR in hot water Brown's video could have Steelers WR in hot water
- January 17, 2017

The Steelers will enter Foxborough Sunday with a 2-5 record against the Patriots under Tomlin, and while the head coach's postgame comments came as no surprise, he likely wasn't expecting it to be broadcasted over social media. I mean its 50-50 on which one - if you're working on the right team or not, we understand that. But Brown gave his fans all-access to the joy, bravado, cursing and preening that goes on in locker rooms after wins. (more...)