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Eagles give Steelers a beating for the ages

It would be cute to say that the Steelers suffered their first crack of the 2016 season in the home of the Liberty Bell. But the Eagles inflicted a hell of a lot more than a crack in their 34-3 win Sunday. So many young, innocent Steelers fans have never seen their team beaten so badly …

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Six takeaways from Steelers’ 24-16 win over Bengals

The Steelers defeated the Bengals 24-16 Sunday on a relatively peaceful, if rainy, afternoon at Heinz Field. With Vontaze Burfict far outside Pittsburgh’s city limits, a shouting match between Antonio Brown and Karlos Dansby was about as heated as Sunday’s game would get. It was so civil, in fact, that one of the teams could have …

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Steelers rout Redskins, provide reason to believe Super Bowl hype

There are so many interesting ways to slice and dice the Steelers’ season-opening 38-16 win over the Redskins Monday night in Washington. It was the Steelers’ sixth straight win over the Redskins. The last time the Redskins beat the Steelers was 1991, the year of their last championship. It was the first time the Steelers …

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Predictions (and quirky facts) for each 2016 Steelers game

It’s been almost eight months since Fitzgerald Toussaint’s fumble cost the Steelers a chance to go to New England for the AFC championship game. After his team came within three minutes of beating the eventual Super Bowl champs without Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and full use of Ben Roethlisberger’s right arm, Mike Tomlin was …

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Steelers’ odds for each playoff seed in 2016

With no more preseason games standing between them and the real games, the Steelers can put behind them a summer of buzzkill developments that has somewhat quieted the Super Bowl buzz that surrounded them. First Martavis Bryant was suspended for the year. Then Ladarius Green, the Steelers’ biggest free-agent signing, was nothing more than a model for …

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5 more worst-case scenarios for Steelers in 2016

The Steelers’ high-powered offense was going to turn Heinz Field into the home of the Greatest Show on Grass in 2016. Instead, it’s starting to look like the Greatest Show on Weed. First Martavis Bryant was suspended for the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. It will be his second suspension. He …

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Steelers can’t afford any more setbacks in Roethlisberger Era

Have all Steelers fans breathed their sigh of relief that Tom Brady won’t be in the Super Bowl? Good. Let’s limit our reaction to just that, a sigh of relief. There’s no reason to celebrate. We saw how silly the Bengals looked tweeting away after the Broncos beat the Steelers 23-16 in the AFC divisional playoffs last …

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Steelers ride out Burfict storm, conquer Bengals

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl 50? Who knows. Even if they don’t, their efforts in 2015 won’t be entirely in vain. That’s because thanks to the Steelers, the Bengals won’t be winning the Super Bowl. The Steelers extended the Bengals’ playoff futility with an emotional 18-16 wild-card win Saturday night at Cincinnati. Among Steelers fans, Whoever …

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Steelers, Bengals raise stakes in bitter rivalry

The Pittsburgh Steelers got just what they wanted for Christmas. The Bengals. The Steelers did what they had to do to make the playoffs. They beat the Browns 28-12 at Cleveland Sunday and got the help they needed in Buffalo when the Bills beat the Jets 22-17. Bills cornerback Mario Butler – the anti-Ryan Succop …

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Inexcusable loss puts Steelers’ playoff hopes in jeopardy

The rest of the NFL can come out from under the bed. All those teams that were shaking in their shoes at the thought of facing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs don’t have to worry now, because they probably won’t have to. Even if they do, the Steelers showed in Sunday’s confounding 20-17 loss to …

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