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Steelers’ playoff loss brings anger, not heartbreak

Steelers fans have seen some heartbreaking playoff defeats. Sunday’s 45-42 AFC divisional playoff loss to the Jaguars at Heinz Field wasn’t one of them. Hearts weren’t broken, but rather TV screens, drinking glasses, maybe a cell phone or two. Any object that could have been kicked, punched or thrown by angry Steelers fans was in …

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Steelers never have easy time beating Jaguars

To get to Super Bowl LII, the Steelers most likely will have to beat Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium, something they’ve never done. Before that, however, the Steelers will have to do something else they’ve never done: beat Blake Bortles in Pittsburgh. OK, so it wasn’t really Bortles who beat the Steelers in their 30-9 …

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2014 NFL Playoffs: Steelers Fans Stuck Watching Ravens, Patriots and Blount

When the fourth quarter of the AFC wild-card game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers began last Saturday, NBC came out of the commercial and played the beginning of “Ah! Leah!” by Donnie Iris. Since Iris is from the Pittsburgh area, it was meant as a salute to the city. But it turned out …

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It’s Sad to See the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Go

For the fourth straight year, the Pittsburgh Steelers have either missed the playoffs or gone one-and-done in the playoffs. Saturday’s 30-17 wild-card loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh brings about another long offseason for the Steelers and their fans. There will be plenty of time for mock drafts and free-agency wish lists. Right now, …

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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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Steelers Can Get Away With One More Letdown And Still Win AFC North

So the Steelers are only a half-game behind the Bengals in the AFC North. They’re so close that the Bengals can smell the Primanti’s on their breath. The Steelers scored 40 or more points for the third time this season, a franchise record, in their 42-21 win Sunday at Cincinnati. It was their biggest margin …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Can Lose to Bengals Sunday and Still Have Chance to Make Playoffs

I blame you, Steelers. It’s your fault my journalistic accuracy has been compromised this week. First, I wrote that a Dolphins win over the Patriots Sunday afternoon would mathematically eliminate the Steelers from playoff contention, regardless of what the Steelers do against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night. That was wrong. Then I wrote that a …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 Scoreboard-Watching Guide

The 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers might be bleeding in a ditch, but they still have a playoff pulse. A loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night would officially pull the plug on the Steelers’ playoff chances, but despite a previous report in this space, the Steelers (5-8) cannot be knocked out of the playoff …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Are in Playoff Race, But Don’t Get Too Excited Yet

Have you bought your Pittsburgh Steelers “In the Hunt” T-shirt? Weren’t Steelers players wearing “In the Hunt” caps with the tags still on in the locker room Sunday after their 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions? Why not? The Steelers improved to 4-6 and earned that coveted “In the Hunt” status with Sunday’s comeback victory …

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Warren Sapp ripping the Steelers again. (ho-hum)

In what is now becoming an annual rite of passage for him, former all-pro defensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp is again taking shots at the Pittsburgh Steelers. I should probably stress the term ‘current’ is very loosely held these days with Sapp’s time at the NFL Network reportedly coming to an end …

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