Golden MVP hightops were just not enough for Cam Newton against Denver’s angry, and efficient, defense.
Some stats, facts and — eventually — a Super Bowl 50 prediction as the Panthers and Broncos gear up for the big game.
Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca will learn tonight if he makes the Pro Football Hall of Fame on his first chance.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has a lot of issues on his plate he must deal with, and none of them have simple solutions.
The conversation around, about, even from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has gotten strange, but his game is extraordinary in the best way.
Former Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders, now getting another Super Bowl shot with the Broncos, is as confident as ever entering Sunday.
Columnist Gene Collier checks in from San Francisco for his weekly all-sports chat.
Talib hopes to add one more chapter to his success story Sunday night in Super Bowl 50.
Bill Cowher is very comfortable as TV analyst, but likely could be just as comfortable with return to being a head coach in the NFL.
Craig Adams was always reliable when with the Penguins, and now he looks forward to life after his playing days.
The fallout from the Al Jazeera report on doping had mostly subsided, but now it will be fascinating to see how the NFL approaches it.
Mike Sullivan’s team has won four of its past five and are 9-3-4 in their past 16, and 6-0-2 in their past eight at home.
Antwaan Randle El has made headlines recently, as has Lawrence Phillips, but the more things change, the more they stay the same.
The addition of Carl Hagelin seems somewhat promising, but don’t count on the Penguins exorcising their Philadelphia demons tonight.
The Steelers offense didn't have quite enough firepower to beat the Broncos without Antonio Brown, knocked out by the Bengals last week.
The Steelers must do everything in their power to avoid committing some Bengals-style penalties today.
While David DeCastro is too complex to sum up in a few words, the image of him pancaking Vontaze Burfict is a good place to start.
The balance of power hasn’t changed that much in the past 40 years, and it certainly does’t look as if it will change anytime soon.
It was Vontaze Burfict and Adam “Pacman” Jones who ended up deciding the game Saturday night, but not in the way the bungling Bengals hoped.
The Steelers once won more playoff games in a row between 1974 and 1976 (7) than the Bengals have won in their entire 48-year history (5).
Columnist Gene Collier answers questions from readers in his inaugural weekly all-sports chat.
A mind-bending slot machine of circumstances fell perfectly into place as the Steelers clinch a playoff berth in the regular-season finale.
The Steelers’ poor performance Sunday against Baltimore has likely cost them a spot in the playoffs.
It’s trite, but yes, it’s time to get down to brass tacks and award the 32nd annual Trite Trophy. And the winner is …
Sunday at Heinz Field, the Denver Broncos appeared to have gotten just the spectacle they’d so anxiously awaited. The Farce Awakens.
The Steelers and Bengals game got pretty well assaulted on a day when keeping their collective cool was the greatest challenge to be met.
The Neil Walker trade offers yet another example of Bob Nutting’s conservative management of the Pirates.
The Steelers were able to clearly see Sunday that there’s not much use keeping Jacoby Jones around, especially with Antonio Brown in town.
Many NFL defenses are up-and-down — the Steelers are more like great-and-awful, depending on the week.
Bucky Palermo’s shoe shop in Lawrenceville catered to various superstars.
The more you see and hear of backup quarterback Landry Jones, the more you can tell this Steelers season has been a struggle.
Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Vick and Landry Jones have all started for the Steelers this season, and all three have come in in relief, too.
There are more than 30 new rules in the game this season, partly because scoring recently reached near-historic lows.
The Steelers had no trouble with yet another hapless bunch of Browns from Cleveland’s inept football organization.
Cleveland’s football team is predictably lousy, but all that really means is that it will probably win today at Heinz Field.
The Steelers have had their moments on defense, but will need to have many more now to help make up for a Big Ben-less offense.
Antonio Brown got some time to himself — well, a few Raiders defenders were sometimes around — and made offense look easy for the Steelers.
Despite what some may tell you, it hasn’t been all bad for the Steelers this season — not that it has been all good, either though.
Chris Davis and his 47 home runs might not be coming to PNC Park, but that doesn’t make the game any harder to miss.
Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant were held in check by the Bengals defense and were relatively unproductive in loss to Cincinnati.
The Steelers wear their … um … unique throwback jerseys again today for the first time this season as Cincinnati comes to town.
Le’Veon Bell is not bitter about the hit from Cincinnati’s Reggie Nelson that wound up ending Bell’s 2014 season.
Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones, for one, said he and his teammates didn’t do what they needed to in order to get off the field.
What are some terrible ideas? Here’s some food for thought, from the designated hitter to Thursday Night Football to … the Heisman Trophy?
Landry Jones is not sure whether his unexpected wild ride will continue or end Sunday at Kansas City against the Chiefs.
Few could have predicted the Steelers defense would deliver the way it did Sunday, against an offense that had been bludgeoning opponents.
The underlying theme this season in baseball, as epitomized by the Los Angeles Dodgers? Money can’t buy you a title.
Baseball turning into football is not exactly the right way to go.
A swarming, attacking, menacing defensive operation enabled the balky offense to finally deliver the Steelers’ third win this season.
The Steelers are in San Diego to play the Chargers, and it might be their last trip there for a while.