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Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 in AFC Divisional playoff Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 in AFC Divisional playoff
- January 15, 2018

Quite frankly, often times sports do not go the way they're scripted. It stings. You hate to lose it. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 14 games. The Steelers produced 545 total yards and averaged seven yards a play, but Roethlisberger needed to throw 58 passes to do it and didn't have a fully healthy Antonio Brown at his disposal. (more...)
Antonio Brown expected to be game-time decision Antonio Brown expected to be game-time decision
- January 13, 2018

Wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (hamstring) also was limited in practice for a second straight day, while the Jaguars downgraded linebacker Blair Brown (ankle), who was unable to practice Thursday after participating on a limited basis Wednesday. (more...)
Divisional Playoff Preview: Jaguars at Steelers Divisional Playoff Preview: Jaguars at Steelers
- January 13, 2018

The question is, can they do it again? It will have to win at the point of attack for the Jags - barring some momentous Pittsburgh turnovers - to pull the upset. Even the last time out against the Steelers , Bortles only had 95 yards passing, nine yards rushing and threw an interception. Not awesome enough to overcome the crappiness of Blake Bortles under center, though. (more...)
National Football League 2018 Divisional Round Preview: (3) Jacksonville Jaguars at (2) Pittsburgh Steelers National Football League 2018 Divisional Round Preview: (3) Jacksonville Jaguars at (2) Pittsburgh Steelers
- January 13, 2018

The further you go, it means a little bit more. Bravo, Ben- because there is no way this game goes the way it did on October 8th. It's possible that he merely is playing rhetorical games: There's a chance, after all, that the Steelers still could play another game at home this season. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell says next year is 'irrelevant' after franchise tag comments Le'Veon Bell says next year is 'irrelevant' after franchise tag comments
- January 12, 2018

Bell also indicated that if he does decide to sit out next season, it would all but seal his choice to walk away from the game after just five seasons in the league. Bell said: "Just get the numbers straight, exactly where we want them". Teams can tag a player between February 20 and March 6, after which they would have until July 16 to work out a long-term deal. (more...)
Steelers prep for heavy dose of run game Steelers prep for heavy dose of run game
- January 12, 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game past year, but fell just short of the Super Bowl, as they were beaten by the New England Patriots . It's a little bit faster each game. The Steelers could (and probably should) run more than 50 percent of the time against a Jaguars defense that Football Outsiders ranked first against the pass but 26th versus the run. (more...)
Ryan Shazier making progress, regaining feeling in legs, father says Ryan Shazier making progress, regaining feeling in legs, father says
- January 05, 2018

Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery there before eventually beginning the long rehab process. Vernon Shazier told WPXI that Ryan is regaining feeling in his legs. I can't feel my legs, ' " Vernon Shazier, a Florida-based pastor, told the station while his voice filled with emotion. Shazier's father added that he "shalieves" that his son will play football again. (more...)
Steelers resting Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell vs. Browns ahead of postseason Steelers resting Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell vs. Browns ahead of postseason
- December 31, 2017

The New England Patriots will play their starters Sunday against the New York Jets in Week 17. But coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers were going to focus not on ending the season strong but "starting January the right way". A nice milestone in a lost Browns season. . That Jones played a tidy game while the Steelers experimented in their playbook. The Pittsburgh Steelers are giving Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger , running back Le'Veon Bell and other starters the day off against the ... (more...)
James Harrison Breaks Silence: I Didn't Sign Up To Be A Cheerleader James Harrison Breaks Silence: I Didn't Sign Up To Be A Cheerleader
- December 30, 2017

He admitted that he didn't handle his frustration the best way he could have, but he stands by his decision to join the Patriots in pursuit of more playing time and a ring. "No Jets questions, huh?" Q: Does it hurt to see what the Steelers have been saying about you? "I have to assume when they say you're going to get 25 percent of the snaps and you get 25, safe to say things didn't go as planned", Harrison said. (more...)
Odds improving for Browns vs. Steelers
- December 29, 2017

After his team's season-opening 19-13 victory in Cleveland, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said of the Browns , "that team is going to surprise a lot of people". This will not be an easy decision for Tomlin to make, as Sunday's finale is not meaningless. "Ben's not there so they'll get a little taste of (QB) Landry Jones ", he said. (more...)
James Harrison rumors: Linebacker visits with New England Patriots James Harrison rumors: Linebacker visits with New England Patriots
- December 26, 2017

New England hasn't make a waiver claim on Harrison, who was cut by Pittsburgh on Saturday to make room for tackle Marcus Gilbert's return, though he could be added to the Pats' roster ahead of the playoffs. But his role decreased as the Steelers transitioned to more pass-coverage work for outside linebackers and rookie. He'll be one of the more historic players to play on the defensive side of the ball in Steelers history when it's all said and done; but on the cusp of 40 years old, his ... (more...)
AFC Playoff Picture: Who will the Chiefs face in round one? AFC Playoff Picture: Who will the Chiefs face in round one?
- December 26, 2017

All week 17 games in the National Football League are on New Year's Eve next week. Outside of all the playoff-related action, upsets, and non-Kelvin Benjamin catches, what happened in some of the lesser-known matchups around the league in Week 16 of the 2017 season? If the Steelers win, the Patriots can still clinch home-field next week with a victory over the New York Jets. (more...)
4 quick takeaways from Texans' miserable loss to Steelers 4 quick takeaways from Texans' miserable loss to Steelers
- December 26, 2017

Pittsburgh was never seriously challenged by the 4-11 Texans in a game they led 10-0 after eight minutes and 20-0 at halftime. Harrison shared an Instagram post of his son's new rifles they got for Christmas - Harrison's family opened gifts early because he expected to be in Houston on Monday playing the Texans. (more...)
Steelers activate Marcus Gilbert, release James Harrison Steelers activate Marcus Gilbert, release James Harrison
- December 24, 2017

Gilbert was suspended for four games by the NFL on November 20 for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs. Harrison played in just three games this season for the Steelers. "It's just the business of the NFL". "There was no animosity or bad feelings", Parise told ESPN. Harrison was the 2008 National Football League defensive player of the year and was named to the Pro Bowl five times in his 14-year career. (more...)
Steelers star Brown out vs. Texans, Conner done for season Steelers star Brown out vs. Texans, Conner done for season
- December 20, 2017

The specific play that miffed Tomlin was a completed pass from Ben Roethlisberger to tight end Jesse James that was initially ruled a touchdown but overturned on replay . For the year, the third-round pick had 144 yards and 0 touchdowns on 32 carries. Conner was a third-round pick in the 2017 National Football League draft, completing an inspiring journey to the National Football League after being diagnosed with lymphoma in 2015. (more...)
Ryan Shazier makes surprise appearance at Patriots vs. Steelers game Ryan Shazier makes surprise appearance at Patriots vs. Steelers game
- December 19, 2017

There had initially been concerns about the 25-year-old possibly being unable to walk again given the nature of his injury. Shazier, sitting in one of Heinz Field's luxury boxes, waved a Terrible Towel to bring the hometown crowd to its feet. (more...)
Chris Hogan reportedly to miss Patriots-Steelers game Chris Hogan reportedly to miss Patriots-Steelers game
- December 17, 2017

Defensive end Trey Flowers (ribs) returns from a two-game absence to bolster the New England front seven. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will suit up. ESPN reported the shoulder injury was the reason he'd miss Sunday's game. Hogan was targeted five times against the Dolphins and had one catch for 1 yard. (more...)
Numbers, history on Patriots' side against Steelers Numbers, history on Patriots' side against Steelers
- December 17, 2017

Not only can Hayward get after the quarterback, (9 sacks) the Patriots ground game would benefit from running away from him as well. In big games like this, with two teams evenly matched, one way to get an advantage is to steal some extra possessions. (more...)
Five Rams Receive Top Fan Votes, Pro Bowl Roster Announced Tuesday
- December 17, 2017

The 2018 Pro Bowl is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Chancellor, who won't play the rest of the season due to a neck injury, led NFC strong safeties with 149,793 votes while Thomas topped NFC free safeties with 139,203. (more...)
Ravens 2017 Week 14 Injury Report: WR Jeremy Maclin Listed As Questionable Ravens 2017 Week 14 Injury Report: WR Jeremy Maclin Listed As Questionable
- December 09, 2017

After the Steelers pulled out a comeback win over their other AFC North rival, the Bengals , in Week 13, which featured too many dirty hits and terrifying injuries , Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spent some time explaining how their rivalry with the Ravens is different . (more...)