Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett makes a first-down catch against Steelers cornerback William Gay in Seattle's 39-30 victory Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Steelers' pass defense threatening to derail playoff hopes

Russell Wilson became the third quarterback in as many games to throw for 300 yards against the Steelers, a troubling midseason trend.

about 2 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws a touchdown pass to Markus Wheaton Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ron Cook: Don't count the Steelers out just yet

This is the time teams make their playoff push, says Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward, after a frustrating 39-30 loss to Seattle.

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 Ben Roethlisberger is pressured Sunday by Seattle's K.J. Wright late in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field.

Roethlisberger, Shazier have hurdles to clear before returning for Steelers

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Ryan Shazier are in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

about 11 hours ago

 Seahawks CB Richard Sherman breaks up pass intended for Steelers WR Antonio Brown at CenturyLink Field Sunday in Seattle.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 11.30.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers after a disappointing loss yesterday in Seattle.

about 11 hours ago

 Seahawks defensive back Kam Chancellor intercepts a pass from Steelers quarterback Landry Jones intended for Martavis Bryant in the final minutes Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Gene Collier: If Landry Jones is talking, something is amiss for Steelers

The more you see and hear of backup quarterback Landry Jones, the more you can tell this Steelers season has been a struggle.

1 day ago

 The Seahawks' Kevin Smith pulls in pass for first down yardage against the Pittsburgh Steelers Ross Cockrell on Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ron Cook: Defense, coaching fail do their part in Steelers loss

The Steelers offense did its job Sunday at Seattle, but were let down by the team’s defense and some poor coaching decisions.

1 day ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured by Seattle's KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Steelers notebook: Injuries pile up in Seattle, from Roethlisberger to Miller

As the Steelers offense lost Ben Roethlisberger and one of his favorite targets, even the Seahawks couldn’t avoid the injury bug.

1 day ago

 Kam Chancellor intercepts a pass by Steelers quarterback Landry Jones in the final minutes.

Gerry Dulac's Two-Minute Drill: Steelers vs. Seahawks

Marcus Wheaton had a career game with nine catches for 201 yards that included a career-long 69-yard touchdown.

1 day ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured to throw the ball by Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter.

On the Steelers: Fake field goal, other miscues lead to Steelers' loss to Seattle

In a 39-30 loss that cost the Steelers their spot as the wild-card playoff leader, Tomlin took gambles that did not work for his team.

1 day ago

 Unlike Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III, NFL defensive coordinators have yet to figure out Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Steelers must stop Seattle's Russell Wilson, a rare breed among QBs

Unlike other dual-threat quarterbacks in today’s NFL, Seahawks star Russell Wilson takes hits but continues to thrive.

2 days ago

 It's not easy being head coach of the Steelers, but Mike Tomlin doesn't seem to mind — and prioritizes winning over any outside noise.

Ron Cook: For Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, winning is always enough

Outside criticism or questioning doesn’t do much to Mike Tomlin, who’s happy to be the Steelers coach, have great players and great owners.

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 Seahawks rookie receiver Tyler Lockett (16) is also a dynamic returner.

Week 12 matchup: Steelers vs. Seahawks

A look at the game within the game when the Steelers travel to Seattle today to take on their final NFC West opponent of the season.

2 days ago

 Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's specialty is shutting down big, physical star receivers, but can he stop Antonio Brown today in Seattle?

Head-to-head: Steelers WR Antonio Brown vs. Seahawks CB Richard Sherman

Today will be a battle of two of the game’s best when Steelers receiver Antonio Brown tries to shake Seattle’s Richard Sherman.

2 days ago

 Receiver Marcus Wheaton hasn't been targeted as much as top options Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant

Steelers WR Wheaton waiting his turn to make big impact

Wide receiver Marcus Wheaton is the third option, at best, in most Steelers passing plays, and that’s a tough spot to be in.

3 days ago

Steelers release running back Pead, sign Toussaint from practice squad

Toussaint played in four games with the Baltimore Ravens last season.

3 days ago

 Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, center, sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert in a game last week.

Unheralded front four remains key to Seattle's relentless defense

While the secondary gets most of the accolades and attention, Seattle’s defensive line dictates the terms of engagement.

4 days ago

 James Harrison and the Steelers will play the Seahawks Sunday afternoon in Seattle, a city where the black-and-gold has had little but gloom and doom.

History has been fruitless in Seattle for Steelers

The Seahawks as a team are talented enough, but there also seems to be some kind of pox on the Steelers when they travel to the Northwest.

5 days ago

 This Aug. 8, 2013, file photo shows St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey watching from the bench in the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

Stedman Bailey shooting hits home with friends on the Steelers

West Virginia standout turned Rams receiver Stedman Bailey was shot late Tuesday night, and several Steelers were shocked by the news.

5 days ago

 Ben Roethlisberger takes the Heinz Field turf against Cleveland earlier this month after Landry Jones left the game with an ankle injury early the first quarter.

Gene Collier: It's been a tough year for NFL quarterbacks, and not just with Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Vick and Landry Jones have all started for the Steelers this season, and all three have come in in relief, too.

6 days ago

 James Harrison, shown here mixing it up with Bengals OL Eric Winston earlier this month at Heinz Field, is expected to play Sunday in Seattle.

Steelers Notebook: Team gets healthy after off week

The Steelers enter the final stretch of the season and, after a week off, are in best health they have been since the start of the season.

6 days ago

 Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 11.25.15

A day before Thanksgiving, Gerry Dulac digs in on some fans’ Steelers questions.

5 days ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin flashes a smile during practice Nov. 18 on the South Side.

Steelers in control of their playoff fate, but it is most likely as a wild-card team

Steelers in good position to get a playoff spot and don’t need any help from the outside to nail down at least a wild-card berth.

6 days ago

 Alan Faneca, arguably the greatest guard in Steelers history.

Former Steelers Faneca, Greene among Hall semifinalists

Tony Dungy and Ty Law are among the 25 football Hall of Fame semifinalists with Pittsburgh-area ties.

6 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Michael Vick breaks away from Chargers defender Melvin Ingram during an October 12 game at Qualcomm Stadium, in San Diego.

Vick regrets that he couldn't help Steelers more, but understands why he is No. 3 QB

Mike Vick not happy about being No. 3 QB, but understands situation and wants to come back next season.

1 week ago

 Penn Hills native Aaron Donald of the St. Louis Rams sacks Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks in overtime to help seal a 34-31 St. Louis victory on Sept. 13.

The strange story of the Seahawks offensive line

Seattle’s rebuilt offensive line poses an enigma and problems for the Steelers defense.

1 week ago

 A 798-space parking garage on the North Shore will be built on the North Shore next to Heinz Field. The garage will cost an estimated $15 million and net 600 new spaces, taking into account those in Lot 1 being lost to the construction.

Another parking garage to go up next to Heinz Field

The stadium authority is giving the Pirates and Steelers another year to start their next development — a 250-unit residential and retail

6 days ago

 Martavis Bryant

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 11.24.15

Hall of Fame football reporter Ed Bouchette answers fans’ burning Steelers questions in his weekly chat.

6 days ago

 Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown celebrate on the sidelines earlier this month when the Steelers breezed past the Browns, 30-9, at Heinz Field.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 11.23.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers, who return from their bye week with a six-game sprint to the finish starting Sunday in Seattle.

1 week ago

 Steelers' Jarvis Jones reaches to try to take down Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel in the third quarter last Sunday at Heinz Field.

Steelers search for consistency with their improving rush defense

After 10 games, the Steelers are back in the top five in the NFL against the rush. That’s something they did only once from 2011 to 2014.

1 week ago

 Veteran safety Mike Mitchell, with cornerback Ross Cockrell right behind him, intercepts a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals receiver John Brown in a Steelers victory last month at Heinz Field.

Unheralded Steelers secondary spearheads turnover turnaround

The Steelers are still allowing some big yards via the pass, but their defensive backs are playing smart, hitting hard and making plays.

1 week ago

 Has new Steelers kicker Chris Boswell been good or bad this season? You might be surprised by how he "grades" out.

Bummed by the bye week? Here's some fun with numbers

A look at some of the Steelers who have been good or bad, at least based on one grading system.

1 week ago

Steelers, WDVE extend broadcast partnership

WDVE-FM has been the team’s flagship station since 1999.

1 week ago

 Though Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak doesn't have starters Maurkice Pouncey, right, and Kelvin Beachum at his disposal, others have stepped up for him.

Despite injuries, Mike Munchak has Steelers offensive line humming

The offensive line has weathered the loss of center Maurkice Pouncey and left tackle Kelvin Beachum and emerged as a solid group.

1 week ago

DA's office considering charges against Oakland Raider who taunted K-9 dog

The Nov. 8 incident at Heinz Field required the dog be pulled from duty, creating “an unnecessary security risk.”

1 week ago

 Steelers' Antonio Brown talks to teammates during practice Wednesday on the South Side.

On the Steelers: Brown on pace for legendary career

Receiver Antonio Brown leads the league in receiving yards 10 games into the season as he continues to ramp up his level of play.

1 week ago

 Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates one of his three touchdowns Sunday against the Browns.

Steelers' Roethlisberger named AFC offensive player of the week

Roethlisberger’s 379 passing yards Sunday against the Browns were an NFL record for a quarterback who did not start a game.

1 week ago

 Steelers' outside linebacker Arthur Moats comes up with the ball after a fumble by Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel  in the first quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Fresher outside LBs give Steelers pass rush huge boost

Steelers rotation of four outside linebackers pays big dividends so far, especially in pass rush.

1 week ago

 Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles

Gerry Dulac's NFL forecast: Week 11

Steelers beat reporter Gerry Dulac picks the winners and losers for Week 11 of the NFL season.

1 week ago

 Why doesn't Markus Wheaton return kickoffs?

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 11.18.15

Beat reporter Gerry Dulac dishes out answers to burning Steelers questions.

1 week ago

 An artist's rendering shows the front of the renovated UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

UPMC sports center plans expansion, new name to honor Rooney

As part of the expansion, the Steelers have also extended their agreement with UPMC for another 15 years.

1 week ago

 Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake takes down Cleveland receiver Travis Benjamin, who had 11 receptions for 113 yards but no touchdowns Sunday at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers: Defense boasts the most important numbers

The Steelers rank way down at No. 22 in the NFL in yards allowed, yet they are fifth best in points allowed — which is all that matters.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrate on the sideline Sunday after beating the Browns.

Ron Cook: Steelers not afraid to say those two words -- Super Bowl

Despite injuries, the Steelers are in great shape playoff-wise as they into their off week, which has at least one veteran thinking big.

2 weeks ago

 Cortez Allen

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 11.17.15

Hall of Fame beat reporter Ed Bouchette gives the lowdown on the Steelers.

1 week ago

 Steelers safety Mike Mitchell intercepts a pass in front of Browns receiver Travis Benjamin in the fourth quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Browns made it easy, but Steelers defense stepped up

Cleveland shot itself in the foot plenty, but the Steelers defense made sure to take full advantage of it and make some plays of its own.

2 weeks ago

 Antonio Brown capped this catch-and-run with a touchdown, then a celebratory flip that wasn't nearly as joyous for his quarterback to see.

Steelers notebook: Antonio Brown's play earns more love than his flip

His overall performance Sunday was spectacular as usual, but Antonio Brown’s latest celebration got mixed reviews from two important people.

2 weeks ago

Gerry Dulac's Two-Minute Drill: Steelers vs. Browns

Ben Roethlisberger replaced Landry Jones on the third possession, the Steelers changed their game plan and had him throw from the shotgun.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hands off to DeAngelo Williams in the third quarter Sunday at Heinz Field.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 11.16.15

Beat reporter Ray Fittipaldo answers a litany of questions surrounding the 6-4 Steelers.

2 weeks ago

 The Steelers' Antonio Brown looks behind him on his way to the end zone in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field Sunday.

On the Steelers: Roethlisberger, Steelers breeze past Browns, 30-9

Ben Roethlisberger entered as a substitute quarterback for the first time in 11 years and threw for nearly 400 yards and three touchdowns.

2 weeks ago

 The Steelers' Ramon Foster congratulates quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after he threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Browns at Heinz Field.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Browns

Grading the Steelers’ performance in their win against the Browns at Heinz Field Sunday.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant celebrates after scoring late in the first half against the Browns, who — shockingly — can add being unable to cover Bryant to their long list of deficiencies.

Gene Collier: Cleveland Clowns help Steelers cruise to win

The Steelers had no trouble with yet another hapless bunch of Browns from Cleveland’s inept football organization.

2 weeks ago