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Steelers can survive Ben Roethlisberger’s latest injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ high-powered offense was going to take us on a thrill ride this year There have been a few unfortunate cart rides mixed in, but if nothing else the 2015 season has been an emotional roller coaster. Ben Roethlisberger rode his second cart of the season in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 38-35 win over …

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Steelers lose Le’Veon Bell, but defense provides glimmer of hope

There was only so much the Pittsburgh Steelers defense could do. Who would have thought back in August that any scribe would type a sentence implying that the Steelers defense did anything positive? The unit has come a long way from the liability it looked like it would be in August, but it couldn’t bail out …

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How can the Steelers stop Tyler Eifert?

How fitting it is that in late October the Pittsburgh Steelers are being taken for a haunted hayride by tight ends. Tyler Eifert and the Cincinnati Bengals, clad in the black and orange of Halloween, bring their 6-0 record to Heinz Field just a week after the Steelers’ ghoulish performance against Travis Kelce. The Steelers had narrowed …

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Landry Jones should be Steelers’ starting QB until Roethlisberger returns

It seemed awfully cold for Landry Jones to be playing quarterback, Alejandro Villanueva to be at left tackle and a guy named Chris Boswell to be kicking field goals at Heinz Field. But this was no preseason game. It was the real deal, and the Pittsburgh Steelers MacGyvered their way to another win without Ben …

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Le’Veon Bell earns place in Steelers history with game-winning TD

Le’Veon Bell has little to prove. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back already is the team’s reigning Most Valuable Player and a First Team All-Pro. He owns the franchise’s single-season record for yards from scrimmage. But on Monday night, he became an immortal part of the Steelers’ storied history. Bell lifted the Steelers to a dramatic …

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Steelers face uphill climb without Ben Roethlisberger

Sunday was not a good day for the Pittsburgh Steelers despite their 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams. Hard-core Steelers historians might have felt a sense of trepidation about the day, even with the return of Le’Veon Bell. The last time the Steelers played at St. Louis, Willie Parker broke his leg in Week …

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Steelers don’t need Bell, Bryant to rout 49ers

When an NFL team wins as emphatically as the Pittsburgh Steelers did on Sunday, pundits often trot out an old sports cliche and say that the team is “sending a message.” The Steelers sure did send a message by torching the San Francisco 49ers 43-18 at Heinz Field. The recipients of this message aren’t necessarily the rest …

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Steelers lose opener to Patriots, have only themselves to blame

So are we supposed to be encouraged by the fact that the Steelers only lost to the Patriots by seven points in Thursday night’s season opener? Tom Brady is 4-0 against the Steelers at Gillette Stadium. The first three victories came by an average margin of 20 points. Thursday’s 28-21 final score was deceptively close. …

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5 ways Steelers can beat Patriots in 2015 season opener

Don’t count the Pittsburgh Steelers among those who were disappointed at Judge Richard M. Berman’s decision to lift Tom Brady’s suspension. The Steelers wanted Brady all along in the 2015 season opener, even though they’ve never beaten Brady at Gillette Stadium. “Our best against their best,” Cameron Heyward, one of the few Steelers defenders with a discernible …

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Signing Michael Vick is the right move for Steelers

If it weren’t for Michael Vick’s past, his signing Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers would be nothing more than six-point agate type in the newspaper. Vick is, after all, a 35-year-old quarterback whose 52.9 completion percentage last season was the lowest in the NFL among quarterbacks who threw at least 100 passes. He’s a backup …

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