Antonio Brown catches a pass thrown by Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers practice in preparation for their Sunday game against the New Orleans Saints from their South Side training facility on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

Wins in last 5 games might be must for Steelers

With so many teams in playoff contention this season, the Steelers might have to win all five remaining regular-season games.

about 20 hours ago

 New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) dives forward for a touchdown as New York Jets free safety Jaiquawn Jarrett attempts to stop him during a game last year in East Rutherford, N.J.

Steelers notebook: Another tight end challenge awaits

Tight ends cause major red-zone problems for the Steelers defense, and New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham does not figure to be an exception.

about 20 hours ago

 Forever Collectibles launched the "Ugly Teams" line earlier this year, which will generate $10 million in wholesale revenue.

Sports enthusiasts cozy up to 'Ugly Teams' Christmas sweaters

Sports teams are the newest to embrace the ugly Christmas sweater trend

about 20 hours ago

 Steelers' Heath Miller pulls in a ball against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville Monday night, November 17, 2014.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 11.26.14

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers who face the Saints Sunday at Heinz Field.

1 day ago

 Dri Archer breaks away from the Browns' Buster Skrine at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland last month.

On the Steelers: Tomlin comfortable with inexperienced backups

With LeGarrette Blount waltzing out of the picture, untested Dri Archer and Josh Harris are next in line behind Le'Veon Bell.

1 day ago

 Antonio Brown pulls in a pass as he's defended by Titans' George Wilson in the second quarter at LP Field in Nashville Monday night, November 17, 2014.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 11.26.14

Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, Pitt -- it’s all in Jerry’s chat this week.

1 day ago

 Steelers' Troy Polamalu loses his helmet after taking down Browns' Andrew Hawkins in the third quarter at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon, September 7, 2014.

Tomlin: Polamalu and Taylor to return to Steelers lineup against Saints

Coach Mike Tomlin said he expects both players to return against NFL in completions and completion percentage leader Drew Brees.

2 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets a pass off as Titans' Kamerion Wimbley defends in the third quarter at LP Field in Nashville, Nov. 17.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 11.25.14

Ed fielded your questions on the Steelers, who face the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday at Heinz Field.

2 days ago

 Troy Polamalu wraps up the Colts' Donte Moncrief in the third quarter of last month's game against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field.

After bye week, Steelers defensive lineup gets a boost

Most of the injured defensive players will return to action Sunday against the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field.

2 days ago

 Steelers cornerback William Gay intercepts a pass against the Titans in the first quarter Nov. 17 at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Steelers' playoff fate rests in their hands

The good news for the Steelers is they control their fate in the division. They have two games remaining against Cincinnati.

3 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hands off to Le'Veon Bell against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville Monday night, November 17, 2014.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 11.24.14

Ray takes your questions om the Steelers, who come off of their bye week to face New Orleans on Sunday.

3 days ago

 LeGarrette Blount

On the Steelers: Twist in Blount's career raises a suspicious eyebrow

LeGarrette Blount's career quick-change act, going right from the Steelers to the Patriots, appears to be somewhat fishy.

4 days ago

 Steelers safety Troy Polamalu injured his knee Nov. 2 in a win against Baltimore at Heinz Field, but it might have been Baltimore that suffered the biggest blow -- a loss in the tight AFC North.

Gene Collier: Twists, turns still await AFC North

It's unknown how things will unfold for the Steelers in the murky AFC North, but one thing's for sure: More "rock bottoms" remain in play.

4 days ago

The Next Page: How real-world troubles of NFL stars intrude on fantasy football leagues

Now “general managers” of fantasy teams make ethical decisions about fielding troubled players.

4 days ago

 Steelers running back Josh Harris catches the ball during practice at the team's South Side facility on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Harris replaced LeGarrette Blount's spot on the roster.

Steelers giving undrafted running back a shot

Undrafted out of Wake Forest, Josh Harris has plenty of players with similar backgrounds to look to for inspiration.

5 days ago

 Ben Roethlisberger looks skyward to celebrate his touchdown pass to Antonio Brown in the fourth quarter Monday night against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Steelers enjoy flying under the radar

It might not be exactly where they want to be, but Steelers like where they are at a late-season open week.

6 days ago

 The Steelers released LeGarrette Blount on Tuesday.

Ex-Steeler LeGarrette Blount signs with Patriots

Blount rushed for 772 yards and seven TDs last season with New England.

1 week ago

 Le'Veon Bell carries against the Titans in the first quarter Monday night at LP Field in Nashville.

On the Steelers: More carries no concern for Le'Veon Bell

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell said he is ready for an even heavier workload in the wake of LeGarrette Blount’s release Tuesday.

1 week ago

 Steelers' William Gay intercepts the ball against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville Monday night, November 17, 2014. Gay returned the ball for a touchdown.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 11.20.14

The Steelers are on a bye this week, but the intrepid Ed Bouchette is not; rather just a different day than usual for his illuminating chat.

1 week ago

 Steelers running back Josh Harris catches the ball during practice at the team's South Side facility on Wednesday. Harris replaced LeGarrette Blount on the Steelers' main roster.

Speedy RB Josh Harris gets shot with Steelers

Undrafted rookie running back Josh Harris possesses the elite speed the Steelers covet; now they will see if he can play in the NFL.

1 week ago

 Former Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount pulls in screen pass during workouts at St Vincent College Latrobe Pa.

Ron Cook: Blount dismissal the right call

Many players wanted Blount gone and they realize their locker room will be a better place without him.

1 week ago

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 11.19.14

The Steelers beat reporter fields questions about the running back position and exactly when LeGarrette Blount left the field.

1 week ago

 Dri Archer breaks away from the Browns Buster Skrine last month at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.

Steelers notebook: Bell’s backup will be focus of off week

Rookie Josh Harris promoted from practice squad to compete with Dri Archer for role.

1 week ago

 Steelers safety Will Allen will help provide a banquet for the Wilkinsburg High football team.

Steelers' Allen helping with a thank you to Wilkinsburg's football team

The football team’s discouraging season will end on a high note with a team banquet provided by Steelers safety Will Allen.

1 week ago

 LeGarrette Blount rushed for 266 yards on 65 carries with two touchdowns this season.

Blount truth: Some glad to see Steelers' running back go

Free-agent running back proved to be more trouble than he was worth, so he was released Tuesday as other players welcomed the news.

1 week ago

 Tampa's Louis Murphy is defended by Mike Mitchell and Cortez Allen during a game at Heinz Field, September 28, 2014.

Steelers suspend safety Mitchell's use of social media

Twitter followers of Mike Mitchell criticized his play during the game. KDKA reported he allegedly told one person to “kill yourself.”

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles to avoid the Titans' rush Monday night in Nashville.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Titans, 27-24

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers’ effort Sunday in a 27-24 win against Tennessee. Team grade overall: C+

1 week ago

 Ben Roethlisberger is pressured by Derrick Morgan Monday night at LP Field Nashville, Tenn.

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

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

1 week ago

 Steelers tailback LeGarrette Blount picks up nine yards against the Jaguars earlier this season.

Blount's early walk off field not sitting well with other Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger said he wanted to know more, but that it would be tough to forgive LeGarrette Blount if he did it out of selfishness.

1 week ago

 Backup halfback LeGarrette Blount, apparently upset because he had no carries against Tennessee, left the field before the game was over.

Blount upset, leaves field before game is over

Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, apparently upset over a lack of carries leaves field in a huff.

1 week ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hands off to Le'Veon Bell against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville on Monday night.

Gene Collier: Offensive thrill ride runs when Bell rings

Le’Veon Bell took over the game in the second half against the Titans after QB Ben Roethlisberger and his receivers could not.

1 week ago

 Le’Veon Bell picks up a first down Monday night against the Titans at LP Field. Bell became the fifth player in Steelers history to rush for more than 200 yards. He had 204 on 33 carries.

Ron Cook: Bell’s big bounceback game was reason Steelers survived Titans

The Steelers needed every one of Le’Veon Bell’s 204 yards Monday night in a win in frigid Nashville, Tenn.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Troy Polamalu missed Monday's game against the Titans.

Steelers notebook: Polamalu still not back

Safety Troy Polamalu, who missed his second game in a row with a sprained knee, ran sprints on the field 3½ hours before the game.

1 week ago

 William Gay celebrates with teammates his interception for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Steelers defeat Titans, 27-24

Second-year running back Le’Veon Bell carried 33 times for 204 yards to spark critical win on road that raised the Steelers record to 7-4.

1 week ago

 Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass against the Jets last Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 11.17.14

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers, who face the Titans tonight in Nashville.

1 week ago

 Current Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt looks on at the Steelers when he was offensive coordinator here in Pittsburgh.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt changed offensive philosophy for Steelers

The impact Tennessee coach and former Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt had on Ben Roethlisberger was vital to the QB’s career.

1 week ago

 Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau should have his way with another rookie quarterback tonight in the Titans' Zach Mettenberger.

Ron Cook: Winning is a matter of trust for Steelers

The Steelers face another NFL cellar-dweller tonight at Tennessee, and if they lose this one, their season is essentially over.

1 week ago

 The Steelers' Martavis Bryant pulls in a touchdown pass as the Colts' Josh Gordy defends Oct. 26 at Heinz Field.

Gerry Dulac's Game 11 matchup: Steelers vs. Titans

Gerry Dulac breaks down the keys to the game, players to watch and more for Steelers vs. Titans.

1 week ago

 "He's a really smart, savvy player," Steelers guard David DeCastro, left, said of Titans' defensive tackle Jurrell Casey. Castro will line up against Casey for tonight's game in Nashville.

Head to head: G David DeCastro vs. DT Jurrell Casey

The Steelers offense will need to devise a way to excel against Tennessee tonight, which is led on defense by star defensive tackle Casey.

1 week ago

 Ken Whisenhunt - Still feels the Tomlin slight

On the Steelers: James Harrison call was a short circuit of the human variety

The decision to put Steelers OLB James Harrison at fullback against the Jets seems to have been rooted in miscommunication and confusion.

1 week ago

 The Browns' Isaiah Crowell carries as he's defended by the Steelers' Troy Polamalu and Arthur Moats.

Is AFC North the best division?

It’s up for debate what makes an NFL division great, but it would seem that the Steelers reside in a historically tough AFC North this year.

1 week ago

 In this photo from Oct. 5, 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak talks to players on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Fired by the only NFL organization he’s ever called home after going 22-26 as head coach from 2011-13, Munchak now finds himself preparing the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line to face a roster filled with players he either drafted, developed or both, with the Titans.

Munchak returns to original NFL organization

Offensive line coach Mike Munchak’s NFL roots go back to Houston and Tennessee; he will return to Tennessee Monday night with the Steelers.

1 week ago

 Antonio Brown picks up first down against the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month at Heinz Field.

For Steelers receivers, it's next man up

Steelers reload at wide receiver with regularity and success few, if any, NFL team can match.

1 week ago

 Former Steeler Rocky Bleier, left, one of the honorary co-chairmen of “The Crucible,” a 70-mile three-day extreme hike through the Laurel Mountains, stands with Jared Souder, an Iraq War veteran, on Thursday.

Hike organized to draw attention to veterans services

Veterans and military families know all too well that navigating the paths to services and assistance can be an uphill climb.

1 week ago

 Daniel McCullers, the 6-foot-7, 352-pound rookie, has played just 25 snaps in his first three NFL games.

Steelers notebook: McCullers could see more playing time

With Steve McLendon bothered by a shoulder injury, the Steelers plan to use rookie Daniel McCullers more often at nose tackle.

1 week ago

 Ex-Steeler and Robert Morris head football coach John Banaszak, center, with his former teammates Lynn Swann  and Mel Blount.

Gene Collier: Robert Morris coach steeled for frustration

Steel Curtain alumnus John Banaszak knows football’s frustrations, and the experience isn’t limited to his time as Robert Morris’ coach.

2 weeks ago

 The Jets Chris Ivory leaps over Steelers' William Gay in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2014.

Steelers notebook: Slow starts digging some big holes

While most of their opponents enjoy fast starts, the Steelers continue to struggle early and often fall behind.

2 weeks ago

 Neuro Kinetics uses high speed digital photography and a software program to diagnose based on how accurately patients track a light pattern from a "optic kinetic sphere."

NFL, partners award $500,000 grant to further study O'Hara company's concussion testing

The Neuro Kinetics-developed system, called I-Portal, uses eye-tracking tests to evaluate head injuries.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with Mike Mitchell and William Gay in the third quarter against the Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday afternoon.

Steelers' Mike Mitchell declines to discuss leap over line against Jets

Asked if there was miscommunication between Mike Tomlin and him, Mitchell said, “Whatever coach said is what the story is.”

2 weeks ago

 Steelers' William Gay

Steelers' William Gay named team's Walter Payton Man of the Year

The award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing accomplishment.

2 weeks ago


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