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Smaller receivers find role in modern offenses, and for good reason

Slot receivers such as Wes Welker have become an integral part of many of the pass-oriented offenses in the NFL.

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 Jerome Bettis was No. 5 in NFL history in rushing when he retired and is still No. 6 nine years later.

Bettis & the Hall: Case for Bus remains as strong as bronze

What more resume does Jerome Bettis need to land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

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 Antonio Brown -- 12 reception in first two games

Game Three Matchup: Steelers vs. Panthers

A look inside the Steelers' matchup with the Panthers, including who to watch for on both sides of the ball and three keys to the game.

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Head-to-head: Reigning defender of the year does it all

As Steelers coach Mike Tomlin put it, Panthers LB Luke Kuechly is one of the best in the business, but even that might be an understatement.

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 First published September 23, 1974

40th Anniversary Season: Steelers, Broncos Struggle to 35-35 Tie

Sept. 22, 1974: After 3 hours and 49 minutes, five quarters and 160 plays, the Steelers and Broncos were still tied yesterday at 35-35.

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 Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers slaps hands with the fans after defeating the Detroit Lions 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

Stopping Carolina quarterback Cam Newton will be the No. 1 defensive priority Sunday night.

1 day ago

NFL Commissioner Goodell apologizes, pledges changes to domestic violence policy

Roger Goodell said “I got it wrong” and outlined initiatives to improve the NFL’s handling of domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

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 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss domestic violence issues today

Goodell is holding a 3 p.m. news conference in New York on the league’s personal conduct policy and domestic violence issues.

1 day ago

 Mike Mitchell was penalized on this hit on Ravens receiver Steve Smith in the third quarter Sept 11. Mitchell said he will start aiming for the knees on tackles to avoid fines and penalties for high hits.

On the Steelers: Mike Mitchell to change tackling style to avoid fines

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is frustrated by penalties and fines that force him to aim for knees when tackling.

2 days ago

 Cortez Allen breaks up a pass intended for Dennis Pitta Sept. 11 against the Ravens. The Steelers are one of three teams that haven’t forced a turnover this season. “We have to get people in longer-yardage situations to get those turnovers,” defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said.

Steelers notebook: Lack of turnovers still huge issue

Turnovers point way to winning and losing, and few teams know that better than the Steelers.

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 The Steelers' Mike Mitchell dives to try to stop Ravens' Owen Daniels in the third quarter Sept. 11 at M&T Bank Stadium.

No fines for Steelers' Mitchell and Polamalu

Mike Mitchell and Troy Polamalu were penalized for unnecessary roughness, aiding the Ravens on a touchdown drive that gave them a 17-6 lead.

2 days ago

 The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey signs autographs before the start of a game against the Ravens last week at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. He is one of the Steelers' player representatives for the NFLPA.

Compromise leads to new drug policy in NFL

Steelers notebook: NFL's new drug policy takes shape, appeases owners and players.

3 days ago

 Steelers' Le'Veon Bell carries next to offensive coordinator Todd Haley during practice on the South Side Wednesday.

Le'Veon Bell stresses need for balance in Steelers offense

Tailback Bell sees a need for more-balanced offense from Steelers, and he would be in the middle of it.

3 days ago

 Antonio Brown picks up six yards against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium Thursday in Baltimore.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 9.17.14

Gerry Dulac fields questions this week about Big Ben, Daniel McCullers and the Arizona-Pittsburgh connection.

3 days ago

 Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert looks on as he is beaten by the Ravens Elvis Dumervil, who sacks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Thursday night.

On The Steelers: Sacks continue to plague right tackle Marcus Gilbert

Marcus Gilbert has allowed four sacks in two games this season, but coach Mike Tomlin isn't ready to replace him in the offensive line.

4 days ago

NFL, players agree to new performance-enhancing drug policy

The new rules mean the Broncos’ Wes Welker and two other suspended players can return to their teams this week.

3 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is picked up by teammate Chris Kemoeatu after he threw the winning touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes against the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII in February 2009.

Ex-Steeler Kemoeatu recovering from kidney transplant

The living donor was his older brother Ma'ake, a former Baltimore Raven.

3 days ago

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 9.17.14

Pirates and Steelers talk dominate this week’s discussion with the Post-Gazette’s sports editor.

3 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by Ravens' Elvis Dumervil in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium Thursday night, September 11, 2014.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 9.16.14

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers who are on the road again Sunday night against Carolina.

4 days ago

 The Steelers' Mike Mitchell dives to try to stop the Ravens' Owen Daniels in the third quarter of Thursday's loss in Baltimore.

Tomlin: Steelers defense must do better with 'fundamental things'

Through the first two weeks of the season the Steelers are among the worst teams in rush defense, turnover ratio, tackling and penalties.

4 days ago

 Brett Keisel was part of a group of talented players put on the Steelers roster in the late 1990s and early 21st century.

On the Steelers: Defense's dilemma familiar to Keisel

Veteran defensive end Brett Keisel knows exactly what ails the current Steelers defense because he went through it more than a decade ago.

5 days ago

 Lawrence Timmons practices with the Steelers before the season on the South Side.

Steelers notebook: Veteran Lawrence Timmons part of tackling woes

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons, just like many of his Steelers teammates on defense, is missing a lot of tackles this season.

5 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shows his disgust along side head coach Mike Tomlin in the final seconds of their loss to the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 9.15.14

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers and what went wrong against the Ravens last week.

5 days ago

 Cam Newton smiles after scoring on a two-point conversion Sunday in Carolina's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.

Next nuisance for Steelers defense is Cam Newton

A leaky Steelers defense takes on mobile quarterback Cam Newton Sunday night in Charlotte, N.C., against the Carolina Panthers.

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 Steelers backup offensive lineman Cody Wallace turned a six-year sojourn through the NFL roster fringes into a three-year, $3.48 million contract this past offseason.

Practice squad more than just the 'B' team in NFL

Steelers OL Cody Wallace may be the exception, not the rule, but he has proven the practice squad can lead to bigger and better things.

1 week ago

 Ben Roethlisberger  -- No TDs in six quarters

Ron Cook: Negatives far outweigh positives for Steelers in 1-1 start

There's been a bit of good, but a lot more bad and ugly for the Steelers so far, and Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin are far from blameless.

1 week ago

 The front of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's sports front page from Sept. 16, 1974.

40th Anniversary Season: Steelers' stand spurs 30-0 win in 1974

A look back to the road to Super Bowl IX. "We were sluggish at the start," defensive end Dwight White said of the game.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is taken down by Ravens' Courtney Upshaw in the first quarter Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

On the Steelers: offense shows as little bite as defense

Steelers cling to hope that first-half offensive display against Cleveland was not an aberration.

1 week ago

Reports find 28 percent of former NFL players will suffer brain injury

The formula for compensating former players will include the number of years played and the age they are diagnosed. —

1 week ago

 Steelers' Le'Veon Bell leaps over Ravens' CJ Mosley during Thursday night's game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Ravens, 26-6

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ performance in all facets after their 26-6 blowout loss to the Ravens in Baltimore.

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles against the Ravens' Terrell Suggs in the first quarter Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens won 26-6.

Gerry Dulac's two-minute drill: Steelers vs. Ravens

A quick look at the top performances from Thursday's game.

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shows his disgust alongside coach Mike Tomlin in the final seconds of their loss Thursday to the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Ron Cook: Rotten night all around for Steelers, from big hits to blunders

Even with all the Ravens are going through, it was the Steelers who looked like a wreck Thursday night in Baltimore.

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by the Ravens' Elvis Dumervil during Thursday night's game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Gene Collier: Roethlisberger not good enough
 for Steelers' offense in need of life

Shouldn’t Ben Roethlisberger, the guy we accept as way more than merely good enough, be better than to lead such a sputtering offense?

1 week ago

 A Ravens fan wearing a Ray Rice jersey takes a selfie with his friend before the start of Thursday's game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Ravens fans turn out in support of Ray Rice

While the NFL attempts to move on from the controversy, it was apparent Baltimore fans are not ready to accept the departure of Ray Rice.

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reacts to an incomplete pass against the Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday night.

Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger feels 'underappreciated’

Ben Roethlisberger tells his former coach, Bill Cowher, on NFL Network pregame show that he feels under-appreciated outside of Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Week 2

Dulac’s picks this week start with Thursday night football featuring the Steelers and the Ravens.

1 week ago

 Steelers owner Art Rooney II and Giants co-owner John Mara will oversee an investigation into whether anyone in the NFL office saw a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator.

Steelers owner Rooney, Giants co-owner Mara say probe of Ray Rice video will be made public

“We agreed that the scope of the investigation should be aimed at getting answers to specific questions,” the owners’ statement said.

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 Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media in February about an incident between them that took place on an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. Since then, a new video has been released showing Mr. Rice knocking Ms. Rice, his then-fiancee, unconscious inside the elevator.

Ray Rice case draws national attention to domestic violence, why some victims stay

#Why I Stayed hashtag on Twitter attracts more than 100,000 tweets in wake of the running back’s indefinite suspension by the NFL.

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 Jarvis Jones stops the Ravens’ Justin Forsett Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Ravens turn up the power to flatten Steelers

The Ravens bludgeoned the Steelers -- the first time in six games in this brutal series the final result was not by three points or fewer.

1 week ago

 Jarvis Jones:  One of the new faces of an old and hard-fought rivalry.

On the Steelers: Defenses head into intense rivalry with some new faces

Steelers, Ravens hope new faces can beef up defenses and maintain this intense rivalry.

1 week ago

 Troy Polamalu loses his helmet after taking down the Browns' Andrew Hawkins in the third quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Prime-time battle is somber at best

The significance of Steelers vs. Ravens isn't lost on Ryan Shazier; neither is the defensive collapse that nearly cost an opening win.

1 week ago

 Travis Benjamin breaks away from the grasp of Troy Polamalu at Heinz Field.

Head-to-head: Ravens due to expand no-huddle attack vs. Steelers

Ravens likely to use more no-huddle offense unless the Steelers prove they can stop it.

1 week ago

 Ravens running back Bernard Pierce runs with the ball in the first quarter Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Game Two Matchup: Steelers vs. Ravens

Keys to the Steelers’ Week 2 game tonight in Baltimore

1 week ago

 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CBS on Tuesday that “no one in the NFL, to my knowledge” had seen a new video of what happened on the elevator between Ray Rice and his then-fiancee until it was posted online.

Steelers' Rooney now part of Rice video probe

Steelers president Art Rooney II and New York Giants owner John Mara will oversee an NFL investigation led by a former FBI director.

1 week ago

 Steelers' Antonio Brown had more than 100 yards receiving during Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers: Near miss for a rare offensive feat

The Steelers almost did something for the first time in franchise history Sunday, but couldn’t quite pull it off against the Browns.

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks to running back Le'Veon Bell at Tuesday's practice on the South Side.

Steelers notebook: Big hit had no impact on Bell’s style

A vicious hit by the Ravens in Baltimore last year did nothing to change Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s approach to the game.

1 week ago

NFL TV blackouts may end as FCC votes on rule

The FCC will vote Sept. 30 on nixing sports blackout rules that have kept unsold-out games off local television for almost 40 years.

1 week ago

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 09.09.14

You’d think the Steelers lost on Sunday, judging by some of the questions in this week’s chat, says Steelers beat reporter Ed Bouchette.

1 week ago

Ron Cook: Ravens, NFL look bad in Rice case

The Ravens and NFL deserve criticism -- not praise -- for new decisions regarding former Baltimore RB Ray Rice’s domestic-violence case.

1 week ago

 William Gay speaks to the media today about the Ray Rice domestic violence situation.

On The Steelers: William Gay wants to help Ray Rice

Steelers defensive back William Gay has plans to help former Ravens running back Ray Rice and good reasons to do so.

1 week ago


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