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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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Steelers rout Colts, face familiar road map to playoffs

In the NFL, there are certain phrases that you want to share a sentence with in December. You want to be a team that “nobody wants to play” and you want to be “hot at the right time.” The Pittsburgh Steelers are at least bearing the first of these labels after Sunday night’s 45-10 thrashing of the Indianapolis …

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Defense disappoints in Steelers loss to Seahawks

Sure, if the Steelers had beaten the Seahawks Sunday at Seattle, it would have been hailed as a signature win. The narrative would have gone something like “Watch out Patriots, Broncos and Bengals. Here come the Steelers.” Instead, the Steelers lost 39-30 and the weaknesses that could keep them out of the playoffs were exposed …

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Packers vs. Steelers: 5 Takeaways from Pittsburgh’s 24-19 Preseason Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have to worry about a winless preseason. But they do have to worry about Maurkice Pouncey. The Steelers’ All-Pro center was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s 24-19 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pouncey broke a bone in his ankle and …

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Steelers vs. Jaguars: 6 Takeaways from Pittsburgh’s Second Preseason Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-2 in the 2015 preseason with Friday night’s 23-21 loss at Jacksonville. They won where it really counts, however, because they came out of the game with no significant injuries. The first-team offense needed just six plays to move the ball 80 yards on the game’s opening possession. Ben Roethlisberger’s …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 4.0: A Final Look at All 7 Rounds

Considering the retirements of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor this spring, it would be both fitting and wise for the Pittsburgh Steelers to take defensive players with their first three picks in the NFL draft. They haven’t done that since the year they drafted both of those decorated defensive backs. The 2015 NFL draft begins with the first round on Thursday …

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Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios and Predictions for 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers

Spoiler alert. The Pittsburgh Steelers will not start the 2014 season with an 0-4 record. Even in the worst-case scenario, the Steelers will win at least one game in September, something they couldn’t do last season. Of course that still leaves plenty of room for doom and gloom for those who look at two straight …

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5 Takeaways from Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 Preseason Opener

It’s getting to the point where if preseason games counted, the Pittsburgh Steelers would have the No. 1 draft pick every year. After going winless in the preseason last year, the Steelers opened the 2014 preseason with a 20-16 loss to the New York Giants Saturday night at MetLife Stadium. The Steelers got through the …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Burning Questions Heading into 2014 Training Camp

For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh Steelers fans were subjected to a longer offseason than expected. That’s what happens when the Steelers don’t make the playoffs and the season ends in December. Nearly seven of those eight excruciating months have passed, and the appetizer to the Steelers’ long-awaited 2014 season will be served …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 Draft a Year Later

The meter is running on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 draft class. At a time when the Steelers need immediate contributions from their rookies because of all the holes in their roster, even more will be expected from their second-year players in 2014. Pundits have handed out letter grades like candy to each NFL team’s 2014 …

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