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For Ben Roethlisberger, ‘crunching the numbers’ can be equated with a health score when you’ve been sacked for more than a decade.
The AFC champion Denver Broncos, for example, gave up 20 sacks in 2013. The Steelers, on the other hand, allowed 22 before Columbus Day.
Steelers facing the possibility of going 8-8 for a third consecutive year, but 9-7 or even 7-9 seems more likely.
Fast starts no longer the rule for Steelers, but it is likely a must this season, given their perceived soft early schedule.
If you do not recognize the 2014 Steelers defense, it's not because you are old.
They always seem to come in the third round: Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders. Now, Markus Wheaton.
Who’s to blame for all the yellow flags we’ve seen — and are likely to continue to see — in 2014? Try starting with the defending Super
A look around the AFC -- teams listed in predicted order of finish in their divisions.
A look at the NFC teams, listed by their projected finish in their divisions.
After years of being an NFL laughingstock, Marvin Lewis did the near impossible -- transforming Cincinnati into a consistent winning outfit.
Defending Class AA champion West Allegheny finally wins a boys soccer match at Quaker Valley.
Jeff Locke struggled with his command and was knocked out early as St.Louis beat Pittsburgh in the second of a three-game series.
The Pirates have recalled pitchers Jeff Locke, Casey Sadler, John Holdzkom and Bobby LaFromboise and outfielder Gregory Polanco.
With the start of the regular season just five days away, Ed takes your questions on the state of the Steelers.
Though Brian Hoyer was named the Browns’ starter, Mike Tomlin said his team also is preparing for Johnny Manziel to take the field.
Catcher Tony Sanchez the first of several players who will be called up from Class AAA Indianapolis, which finished its season Monday.
Troy Polamalu and the rest of the Steelers defense is eager to get the first shot at Cleveland rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison's career was unforgettable -- on and off the field.
Division I-AA power Towson next as Mountaineers attempt to bounce back from rugged opener against Alabama.
Pitt running back James Conner and offensive lineman Matt Rotheram picked up ACC weekly awards Tuesday.
Some losses register more than others, and this might be one of them.
Now that most of us have completed our drafts, all we can do now is wait for Thursday night’s season opener.
Matt Holliday hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th and that turned out to be the difference as the Cardinals beat the Pirates.
Cole will start today’s game at St. Louis, and the Pirates also activated reliever Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list.
Markus Wheaton will be a key cog in the Steelers offensive attack this season after the losses of speedy receivers the past couple years.
The Pirates’ decision-making process for which players to bring up when rosters expand has changed in recent years.
After all the injuries, slumps and losing streaks, the Pirates have stepped up. With the playoff race intensifying, expect more of the same.
Pitt transfer and former Hopewell star Rushel Shell gained 37 yards on six carries in his Mountaineers debut.
Mars senior running back Josh Schultheis became part of a sad, familiar story, when he broke his tibia in the opener Friday against Indiana.
The Pirates are within relatively easy distance of a championship, and if not that at least a playoff berth.
Alejandro Villanueva played football at West Point as a wide receiver, defensive lineman and offensive tackle.
Chris Heisey and Johnny Cueto led the Reds to the team’s win today at PNC Park before a crowd of 37,591.
Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey wrestles with concussion issues and whether they should end his football career.
The stats might make it seem as if Chad Voytik was a minor part of Pitt's 62-0 win against Delaware, but he took his first start in stride.
After working through the shock, Jose Tabata got back to business at Indianapolis and eventually got back to PNC Park with the Pirates.
The Pirates will try to beef up their depleted bench by recalling infielder Brett Morel from Indianapolis.
Led by Anthony Zettel, Penn State's defensive line forced the issue and fronted a 26-24 victory Saturday against Central Florida.
The Dukes fell at Buffalo despite a furious rally after facing a 21-0 deficit in the second quarter.
The Nittany Lions had a couple of young receivers in DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis give a preview of life without Allen Robinson.
Star quarterback Tyler Perone helped lead the Rebels past Class AA conference rival South Park Saturday.
Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.
On Sept. 1, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo. Rarely, if ever, have we known the precise moment an entire
A recent survey found that 27 percent of respondents said they had taken a girl or boy hunting who was not related to them.
A comprehensive new survey reveals who is hunting for mourning doves, the ammunition used, where they hunt and whom hunters trust for info.
West Virginia, pegged as 26-point underdogs, trailed by three points at halftime but Alabama held on for a 33-23 victory.
Pirates pitcher Vance Worley shook off three bad starts and was borderline dominant over the Reds before a crowd of 38,023 at PNC Park.
Do you believe this guy?
For the first time in the Paul Chryst era, Pitt started its season with a win — and an emphatic one at that.
The Irish got everything they could have asked for as far as entertainment, and so did Penn State.
Three other former draft picks were cut as well as some free agents who had been dark horses to make the team.