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An inability to close out road games and a short-handed lineup have the Pittsburgh Steelers carrying a losing record this late into a season for the first time in coach Mike Tomlin's tenure.
While they'll likely still be missing some players, the Steelers would appear to have their opportunity to end their road drought Sunday night as they've won 10 of 11 in Cincinnati. The Bengals, however, are eager to rebound from their own late collapse to another AFC North rival and avoid a third straight defeat.
Pittsburgh had started 6-2 or better in each of coach Mike Tomlin's first five seasons, but entering this game 2-3 has the Steelers concerned about their playoff hopes. They've reached the postseason in eight of the last 11 years, made three Super Bowl appearances and won two championships.
"The panic button, we're tapping on it," linebacker Larry Foote said. "We ain't got two hands on it, but we're kind of nibbling on it a little bit. ......
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One of the biggest questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers this week as they prepare for their AFC North battle against the Cincinnati Bengals, is who exactly will be available. Injury wise, the battered Steelers are in rough shape. The team has already announced they will be without at least two starters for the Sunday Night tilt, as safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and offensive tackle...
Just when the Pittsburgh Steelers finally received some good news along the injury front, the team received a scare when their franchise quarterback had to leave practice early after rolling his ankle. To make things worse, it is the same ankle he damaged in 2011.Of course, this is Ben Roethlisberger we are talking about, and after practice even though was walking with a limp, he...
In case you missed it this morning, the Today Show had a segment on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Chris Rainey that focused in on his path to the NFL. Many fans are well aware of the story already, but if you are not, this piece will catch you up real quick.
Rainey talks about his rough childhood and eventually being taken in by the parents of Maurkice Pouncey. Both...
Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times reported Wednesday on Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey told him the ankle injury that right tackle Marcus Gilbert suffered in the game against the Tennessee Titans last Thursday may keep him out as for as many as six weeks.
Head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday...
Below are the defensive player play counts and the participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 6 game against the Tenneseee Titans. We also are including down, time of play and yards gained to better help you identify the play.
Click on the image below to see the full PDF version of the participation chart.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers running back’s Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman didn’t practice on Friday and have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.Look for Baron Batch and Chris Rainey to get some carries.
The Dallas Cowboys. The Baltimore Ravens. The Cincinnati Bengals. These are some of the past and present rivals of the Pittsburgh Steelers. One thing that Steelers fans pride themselves in when talking trash to fans from these cities is the rap sheets of their players. Steeler fans were always allowed to do this because they were different. Their players were held to a higher standard...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the media that he ended up rolling his ankle during today’s practice after stepping on someones foot.“I stepped on someone’s foot and rolled my ankle a little,” said RoethlisbergerThe good news is that the injury isn’t believed to be serious and he should be fine for Sunday’s game.Running backs Rashard Mendenhall...
A spokesman for Hines Ward says an alleged extortion attempt against the retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is ''the act of a desperate individual trying to get money from a celebrity.''
Ward spokesman Andrew Ree says Ward is traveling and unavailable for comment. But he says Ward didn't even know about any extortion attempt until Thursday and ''...
A doctor released from the Pittsburgh Steelers medical staff five years ago after investigators questioned his bulk purchase of anabolic steroids has been indicted for illegally prescribing the muscle-building aids.
Authorities are not listing the team or any of its players as among the recipients.
Sixty-two-year-old Dr. Richard Rydze (ridz) is expected to appear before a federal...
James Harrison estimates that he has had double-digit concussions in his career. That's not necessarily surprising considering his style of play. Fast and hard. Harrison is known for his intensity and his pure defensive skill. But he has paid a price. The Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker has battled concussions, but he has taken it upon himself to fix the problem...
A man who claims his girlfriend once had a ''physical relationship'' with retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was in custody Friday on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player by threatening to release evidence the player had paid for sex.
Joshua Van Auker, 26, of Pittsburgh, was awaiting arraignment on two felony counts of attempted extortion...
Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) have been ruled out of Sunday’s night’s game at the Cincinnati Bengals, leaving Jonathan Dwyer to make his first career start, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dwyer has not been active for the past two games, and has averaged just 2.9 yards on 24 carries this season. The third...
We all remember the AFC Wildcard game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers back in early 2006, as it was the game that featured Steelers defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen falling into the knee of Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer tore two ligaments on the play and the Steelers ended up winning the game 31-17.
Nose tackle Casey Hampton and linebacker...