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 Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass against the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers: In another test vs. best, Big Ben can stand tall

Ben Roethlisberger faces the next in the line of great QBs Sunday, when he can join elite company with his 100th win in his 150th start.

about 15 hours ago


 Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gene Collier: Long as they keep ball, Colts keep on winning

The ball-hogging Colts might well be unflappable on offense and defense, but their leader’s phone is certainly flippable.

about 15 hours ago


 Colts defensive end Cory Redding, right, celebrates after sacking Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the first half of Sunday's game in Indianapolis.

Steelers notebook: Defense a pleasant surprise for Colts

Within a year, the Colts have gone from one of the worst defenses to one of the best, even without injured sackmaster Robert Mathis.

about 15 hours ago


 The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey barks at the Dawg Pound as his team warms up before its game against the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Steelers center, brother cleared in nightclub incident

The Miami-Dade state attorney’s office said there isn’t enough evidence to charge Maurkice Pouncey in a Miami Beach club incident in July.

1 day ago


 Troy Polamalu picks up fumble late in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans Monday at Heinz Field.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 10.22.14

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers who take on Andrew Luck and the Colts Sunday at Heinz Field.

1 day ago


 Colts quarterback Andrew Luck spikes the ball after scoring on a fourth-quarter touchdown against the 49ers in San Francisco last season.

On the Steelers: Luck is just around the corner

Awaiting the Steelers after their big win Monday night is one of the league’s premier quarterbacks in Colts star Andrew Luck.

1 day ago


 Lawrence Timmons takes down Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

Ron Cook: Steelers linebacker Timmons shows intestinal fortitude

It was an odd sight to see Lawrence Timmons vomit on the field Monday, but he missed just one play and led the Steelers defense to a win.

1 day ago


 Darrius Heyward-Bey pulls in the ball for a first down as he's defended by Houston's Danieal Manning in the third quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 10.22.14

Plenty of Steelers, college football and Penguins questions in this week’s chat.

1 day ago


 Antonio Brown looks to pick up extra yardage as he's defended by Houston's Johnathan Joseph in the first quarter Monday night at Heinz Field.

Steelers' Antonio Brown steamed about overturned TD

Wide receiver believes he should have been credited with a touchdown late in the Steelers' victory Monday night.

1 day ago


 Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass against the Texans in the first quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Texans, 30-23

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ effort Monday in a 30-23 win against Houston. Team grade overall: B+

2 days ago


 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown throws a touchdown pass to Lance Moore against the Texans in the second quarter Monday night at Heinz Field.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 10.21.14

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers who face Andrew Luck and the Colts on Sunday after an entertaining win last night over Houston.

2 days ago


 Brett Keisel runs with the ball after intercepting a pass
Monday against the Texans at Heinz Field.

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

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

2 days ago


 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries as he is defended by Texans lineman Jared Crick in the first quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

Ron Cook: Le'Veon Bell continues to be 
Steelers’ difference-maker

Bell gave the Steelers a lift when they needed it most Monday night — several of them, actually.

2 days ago


 The Texans' DeAndre Hopkins fumbles the ball against the Steelers' Cortez Allen and Sean Spence in the fourth quarter Monday night at Heinz Field. Troy Polamalu recovered the fumble.

Gene Collier: Shocking doesn’t begin to describe Steelers' win against Texans

Take your pick on the most baffling part of the game: dramatic scoring bursts, Steelers big plays, on-field sickness or Texans play-calling.

2 days ago


 Martavis Bryant, a rookie playing his first game, hauls in a touchdown pass for the Steelers in the second quarter Monday night.

Steelers notebook: Martavis Bryant wastes no time making an impact

In his first game, Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant turned his first NFL catch into a touchdown to help ignite the offense.

2 days ago


 Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams smiles during training camp in Latrobe.

Steelers notebook: After Gilbert's concussion, tackle Adams steps up

Gilbert will go through normal concussion protocol, and his status for Sunday’s Colts game is unclear.

2 days ago


 Ben Roethlisberger celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field.

Steelers defeat Texans, 30-23

The Steelers turned a game and maybe their season around with a flurry of points at the end of the first half to beat the Houston Texans.

2 days ago


 Le'Veon Bell takes screen pass for a six yard gain earlier this month against the Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 10.20.14

Ray takes your questions in anticipation of tonight’s game against the Texans at Heinz Field.

3 days ago


 Houston defensive end J.J. Watt returns a fumble for a touchdown earlier this month against Indianapolis.

Steelers must be on the watch for J.J. Watt

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt lines up all over the place and makes plays from everywhere.

3 days ago


 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin may face even more criticism if his team loses at home tonight against Houston.

Ron Cook: Winning is best way for Steelers to win over critics

Ron Cook says a Steelers win tonight against the Houston Texans should silence the “always right” critics.

3 days ago


 The Texans' J.J. Watt runs back an Indianapolis Colts fumble for a touchdown on Oct. 9.

Gerry Dulac's game seven matchup: Steelers vs. Texans

A look inside Steelers-Texans, including who to watch for on both sides of the ball and three keys to the game.

3 days ago


 Lawrence Timmons

Head to head: Steelers ILB Lawrence Timmons vs. Texans RB Arian Foster

The Texans ground game and star running back Arian Foster tend to be a big problem for opposing teams, especially for the Steelers.

3 days ago


 Ben Roethisberger checks the scoreboard in the final seconds of the loss at Cleveland.

Rebuilding can take many forms in NFL

Even if the Steelers insist they aren't rebuilding, every era must end eventually - it's the path teams take from there that is crucial.

3 days ago


 Le'Veon Bell leaves his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

On the Steelers: For Le'Veon Bell, there will be no getting around two-game suspension

Both the good and bad news is that he may indeed enter the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program after he was charged.

3 days ago


 First published Oct. 14, 1974

40th Anniversary Season: Sp-Sputtering St-Steelers Win

The Steelers continue to resemble an Evel Knievel rocket shot. They take off with a bang but then they malfunction.

4 days ago


 Mike Tomlin: Has he gone through a worse stretch?

Ron Cook: Mike Tomlin, Steelers have no choice but to accept pressure

As far as Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is concerned, he and his team must embrace pressure, expectations and the scrutiny that comes with it.

4 days ago


 Martin Dezell, center, of Shadyside and a Green Bay Packers fan and his friend Nick DellaNeve, a Buffalo Bills fan, watch football in the bar area referred to as "the horseshoe" at Stack'd in Shadyside.

Bars pay an arm, a leg and a beer for NFL content

The Steelers are king in Pittsburgh. But many bars in the area are paying small fortunes for the ability to broadcast other NFL games.

4 days ago


 In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, the Steelers' Stephon Tuitt stands on the field during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Steelers' Tuitt to get first start vs. Texans

Rookie Stephon Tuitt will make his debut as a starter at defensive end for Steelers Monday night against Houston Texans.

5 days ago


 Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws a touchdown pass to Jordan Cameron as he's defended by Steelers' James Harrison in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday afternoon, October 12, 2014.

James Harrison: Dick LeBeau not responsible for decline of Steelers defense

Veteran outside linebacker James Harrison defends the defensive scheme and Steelers coordinator Dick LeBeau.

6 days ago


 Browns' Jordan Cameron pulls in a pass for a touchdown against Steelers' Cortez Allen in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday afternoon, October 12, 2014.

Steelers notebook: Benching could help cornerback Cortez Allen

The Steelers have benched starting CB Cortez Allen again and will start Brice McCain against his ex-teammates with Houston Monday night.

6 days ago


 From his maniacal workouts to his storied play with the Steelers in the 1970s and '80s, Mike Webster was known for toughness on the field. After his career and life ended, however, he was known as something else — a reason to study brain damage in NFL players.

The story behind Mike Webster, concussions, and Will Smith's movie set in Pittsburgh

Will Smith’s newest project focuses on NFL players and concussions, and the discovery in Pittsburgh of their lasting effects.

6 days ago


 July 18, 1981: Webster lifts 280 pounds during summer workouts at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

This story was originally published in 1997, long before the NFL and CTE were connected through Mike Webster’s legacy.

6 days ago


 Jason Worilds reaches to take down Panthers QB Cam Newton on a scramble in the second quarter Sept. 21 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Steelers' Worilds is forced to cover, not rush

The Steelers' situation on defense forces outside linebacker and pass rusher Jason Worilds to cover receivers more than he would like.

1 week ago


 David DeCastro, Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster watch the final minutes of their team's loss against the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday afternoon.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 10.15.14

Plenty of Steelers-related soul-searching in this afternoon’s chat.

1 week ago


 Ben Roethisberger looks at the game clock in the final seconds of their loss to the Browns Sunday at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 10.15.14

Gerry takes your questions on the state of the Steelers.

1 week ago


 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin speaks to the media during his weekly press conference Tuesday at the Steelers South Side training facility.

On the Steelers: Mike Tomlin not promising changes, but ...

Coach Mike Tomlin hints that change might be in the air for the Steelers, but he offers no promises.

1 week ago


 Steelers running back LeVeon Bell, center, leaves his preliminary hearing before District Justice Richard Opiela this morning.

Le'Veon Bell waives preliminary hearing

His attorney hopes to get him in Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition on charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence.

1 week ago


 Le'Veon Bell is tackled by the Browns' Chris Kirksey in the first half Sunday at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 10.14.14

No shortage of questions for Ed on the Steelers fortunes after their defense was set ablaze in Cleveland like a Cuyahoga River fire.

1 week ago


 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with his predecessor, Bill Cowher, during a practice at the team's South Side facility in 2010.

On the Steelers: Cowher, Ward call team 'soft'

Two famous team alumni scald the Steelers for their performance Sunday and overall this season, and all the derision comes on national TV.

1 week ago


 Brett Keisel cheers on fans as he makes his way to the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Brett Keisel has no regrets

Defensive end who played on some outstanding defenses not second-guessing decision to rejoin one of the worst defenses in Steelers history.

1 week ago


 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin yells a call to his team Sunday as it takes on the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Steelers notebook: Mike Tomlin not bothered by TV critics

Coach Mike Tomlin said he was unaffected by comments made by former Steelers Bill Cowher and Hines Ward that his team was too “soft.”

1 week ago


 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin argues a call with head linesman Dana McKenzie on Sunday against the Browns at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Browns, 31-10

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ effort Sunday in their loss at Cleveland. Team grade overall: F.

1 week ago


 The Browns’ Buster Skrine intercepts a ball intended for Steelers tight end Heath Miller in the third quarter Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

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

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

1 week ago


 Cleveland's Buster Skrine intercepts a pass intended for Steelers tight end Health Miller on Sunday at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.

Steelers notebook: Insults, injuries and more big plays

The banged-up Browns added insult to injury Sunday, except it was the Steelers’ insult and their own injuries.

1 week ago


 Steelers punter Brad Wing is tackled by the Browns' Craig Robertson after a field goal attempt in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday afternoon.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 10.13.14

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers, and there are many in the wake of yesterday’s 31-10 drubbing at the hands of the Browns in

1 week ago


 The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger, LeGarrette Blount, Dri Archer and Heath Miller watch the final minutes of Sunday's loss to the Browns.

On the Steelers: A no-show by the lake

Did the Browns just pass the Steelers as the better team for the first time in a generation?

1 week ago


 The Browns' Jordan Cameron pulls in a pass for a touchdown against the Steelers' Cortez Allen in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Steelers in last place in AFC North Division with 31-10 loss to Browns

It was the Steelers’ worst loss to Cleveland since the Browns blanked them 51-0 in at Three Rivers Stadium in 1989.

1 week ago


 Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer led a historic NFL comeback last week at Tennessee.

Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer has his big break

After biding his time as an undrafted free agent, then as a backup, then through a season-ending injury, Browns QB Brian Hoyer has arrived.

1 week ago


 A Browns fan celebrates at the two-minute warning of Cleveland's win over the Steelers on Sunday.

Ron Cook: Real surprise is Steelers are 3-3 after further humiliation

That the Steelers — the same ones the Browns embarrassed to the tune of 31-10 Sunday — are actually a .500 team is something of an anomaly.

1 week ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks with offensive coordinator Todd Haley as they face the Browns on Sunday in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Gene Collier: Steelers need Todd Haley to take a hike

After two total duds and a few other distressing results, it’s clear that the Steelers offense needs more points and a lot less Todd Haley.

1 week ago



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