Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel credited his beard with the team's 12-4 record and AFC North Division championship. He was kidding. Maybe ...
Keisel started growing the beard before the season and promised not to shave it until the season ends. "The goal hasn't changed. I'm hoping to have it until February," he said.
Keisel said he has received a ton of positive feedback about his beard but acknowledged, "Man, this thing is dirty ... My wife put a razor in my stocking for Christmas so I know what she thinks about it."
• Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes Sunday for the first time since Nov. 21, when he threw three in a 35-3 victory against the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field.
• The Steelers committed no turnovers for the third time in four games. They have committed no turnovers or just one in 11 of the 16 regular-season games.
• The Steelers allowed only two opposing quarterbacks -- the Saints' Drew Brees and the Patriots' Tom Brady -- to pass for more than 300 yards against them this season. Brees threw for 305 yards Oct. 31 at New Orleans and Brady threw for 350 yards Nov. 14 at Heinz Field.
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