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Steelers rout Titans, provide reminders of LeBeau Era

Who knew that a Dick LeBeau defense would be the first to allow the Steelers to score 30 points in game this season? Not only did the Steelers break the 30-point barrier for the first time, they reached the big four-oh, beating the Titans 40-17 Thursday night at Heinz Field. After scoring 20 points in …

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Steelers’ 2017 seven-round mock draft

The Steelers have come a step closer to the Super Bowl every year since 2014. They reached the wild-card round of the playoffs two years ago, the divisional round in 2015 and the conference championship game last year. The next step is the most difficult. The Steelers have to find a way to get past …

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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 34, Broncos 27: Comeback victory shows how far Steelers have come from last season

The Pittsburgh Steelers are two wins away from their second straight perfect December. So does this mean it’s 2014 all over again? Not exactly. That would be short-changing the 2015 Steelers, who overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Denver Broncos 34-27 Sunday at Heinz Field. This year’s Steelers have shown a mental toughness that was missing last …

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Defense helping Steelers avoid losses to bad teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ ability to protect their home turf and defeat the Cleveland Browns 30-9 Sunday is significant in more ways than one. Week 10 of the 2015 NFL season was not an easy one for home teams. Visitors won 10 of the 13 Sunday games. Perhaps the most shocking was the Lions’ 18-16 win over the …

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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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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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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Burning Questions Heading Into Training Camp

This is the year. The year the Pittsburgh Steelers win their seventh Super Bowl? Well, not necessarily. Even though the Lombardi Trophy is always the standard in Pittsburgh and certainly not out of the realm of possibility this season, another bragging right is within more immediate reach. This could be the year the Steelers offense …

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5 Free Agents the Pittsburgh Steelers Must Target

The Pittsburgh Steelers were uncharacteristically bold in free agency last season, and they got burned. No one needs to be reminded of the LeGarrette Blount saga. Safety Mike Mitchell, signed to a five-year, $25 million contract, broke up three passes and intercepted none after breaking up eight and intercepting four with the Panthers in 2013. …

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Bengals vs. Steelers: Showdown for AFC North Title Revives Rivalry

The rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals hasn’t always burned with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Unlike the feud between the Steelers and Ravens, which is calibrated almost point for point, the balance of power between the Steelers and Bengals often has leaned Pittsburgh’s way, so the matchups haven’t always been …

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