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Pittsburgh Steelers Hire Mike Munchak, Convert a Rival

It wasn’t easy to watch Mike Munchak shaking hands with his assistants on that September afternoon after the Tennessee Titans had secured a Week 1 victory at Heinz Field. That wasn’t supposed to happen. Sure, few predicted the Pittsburgh Steelers would go 13-3 or 12-4 in 2013, but the Steelers weren’t expected to lose at …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Report Card for Offense

The grades are in on the offensive side of the ball for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. Although the Steelers were like a broken record in 2013, missing the playoffs for a second straight year and finishing 8-8 for the second straight year, the offense wasn’t the problem, at least not in the second half of …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Heartbreaking 2013 Season Makes It Hard to Look Ahead

There will be plenty of time to compose a wish list of prospects for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL draft. There will be plenty of time to bid farewell to the decorated veterans who inevitably will become victims of the Steelers’ annual salary cap purge. Right now, I’m just not ready to pick …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: All They Want for Christmas is Some Help to Make the Playoffs

The Pittsburgh Steelers not only defeated the Green Bay Packers Sunday, they also vanquished the Grinch. Unlike last year, the Steelers can keep a playoff berth on their Christmas wish list. In 2012, they were mathematically eliminated two days before Christmas with a 13-10 loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals. To make the playoffs …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Wild Win over Packers

What a wild and wacky 2013 season it’s been for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 38-31 Sunday to remain alive, but still not well, in the race for the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Steelers (7-8) must beat the Browns at home Sunday and have three other games go …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Beat Cincinnati Bengals, Show They Still Have Plenty of Fight Left

One thing’s for sure about the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. They don’t quit. They didn’t quit after starting the season 0-4. They didn’t quit after one of the most humiliating losses in their history at New England. They didn’t quit after last week’s loss to the Dolphins, their most heartbreaking defeat in the post-Tebow era. The …

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ 34-28 Loss to Miami Dolphins Prolongs Agony of the Feet

Last week, Mike Tomlin cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a draft pick by sticking his foot inbounds. This week, Antonio Brown cost the Steelers any realistic shot at a playoff berth by sticking his foot out of bounds. That’s the kind of season it’s been. The Steelers trailed by six on the game’s final play when …

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Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins Might Again Meet in Bad Weather

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers stop Mike Wallace Sunday when he returns to Heinz Field as a Miami Dolphin? If Ike Taylor continues to struggle, the speed that burned Steelers opponents from 2009 to 2012 could burn the Steelers in a game they must win to have any realistic chance of making the playoffs. Taylor might …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Show They’re Still Not Good Enough in Thanksgiving Loss to Baltimore Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t turn the ball over Thursday night. Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t sacked. Jason Worilds had two sacks, a forced fumble and 10 tackles. Le’Veon Bell averaged 4.6 yards per carry. None of this seemed possible in September or even a month ago. But the Steelers showed again on Thanksgiving that they’re getting better. …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Get Splash Plays, Protect Ben Roethlisberger in 27-11 Win Over Cleveland Browns

It took a while for the scoreboard to show it, but the Pittsburgh Steelers were doing a lot of good things Sunday in their 27-11 win at Cleveland. The Steelers (5-6) had won two straight but entered the game with fragile playoff hopes. Needing a win over the Browns to make the playoffs a more …

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