Steelers

Tomlin candid during national TV interview

Left on the menu The remaining five games on the Steelers schedule include: Dec. 4......................................at Bengals Dec.10..........................................Ravens Dec. ...

Boswell’s kick wins it

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal as time expired to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. The Steelers (9-2) won their sixth straight thanks in large part to wide ...

For the moment, style points don’t matter

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin wasted no time in admitting the obvious: His evaluation of the Steelers’ 31-28 victory over the injury-depleted Green Bay Packers Sunday night will be determined by the calendar. In the moment, there was the warm glow of a victory that pushed the Steelers to 9-2 ...

Steelers, Packers going opposite ways

PITTSBURGH — Mike McCarthy grew up in Pittsburgh and the roots still run deep for the longtime Green Bay Packers coach. Tonight’s visit to Heinz Field against the AFC North-leading Steelers will be a homecoming of sorts for McCarthy and several staff members, including defensive ...

Suspension doesn’t raise eyebrows

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert was suspended for a quarter of the season last week, and it seemed like nobody noticed. There was more buzz about JuJu Smith-Schuster’s bicycle being stolen a few weeks earlier. Is failing a steroid test just an occupational hazard that the ...

Heyward in the middle of breakout season

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward is not aware of the history he is chasing. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end doesn’t particularly care either. Heyward’s two sacks last week against Tennessee pushed his season total to seven. If he comes up with three more over the ...

Steelers’ backup set for full-time job

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Respect comes in many forms. For Chris Hubbard, it came a couple years ago when the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman learned he was no longer on the hook to pick up the massive spread required for the line’s weekly Thursday night get ...

Steelers getting healthier

PITTSBURGH — Reinforcements are on the way for the injury-plagued Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. How much? Well, coach Mike Tomlin isn’t quite ready to say. The AFC North leaders activated rookie defensive back Cam Sutton from injured reserve on Tuesday, though Tomlin stressed that ...

Steelers hope outburst is sign of things to come

PITTSBURGH — After 9 1/2 games of an offense that was supposed to light up scoreboards instead operate in frustrating fits and starts, Ben Roethlisberger decided he had seen enough. So in the locker room last Thursday against Tennessee, with the Steelers nursing a nine-point lead that ...

Steelers explode in second half for victory over Titans

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, three to Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory on Thursday night. Running the no-huddle offense extensively for the ...

High-powered offense shows up in all its glory

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers scored a season-high 40 points Thursday night, and here’s the crazy thing: They could have/should have had more. The offensive explosion that everyone expected to see in the season opener at Cleveland finally popped on a frosty night at Heinz Field in ...

Titans in town with notable win streak

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have a commanding lead in the AFC North and are in a two-way race with New England for homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs as Thanksgiving looms, exactly where they expected to be all along. It just ...

Bottom line: A victory doesn’t have to be pretty

PITTSBURGH — Sloppy. Unimpressive. Lucky. You can use any or all of those words to describe the Steelers’ 20-17 victory over the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday. The only thing that matters is they won the game and moved another step closer to setting themselves up for the ...

Sensabaugh to replace Haden

PITTSBURGH — Joe Haden’s career revival in Pittsburgh is on hold, though maybe for not as long as the first-place Steelers feared. While the veteran cornerback’s broken left leg will keep him out for Thursday night’s visit by Tennessee, the team remains hopeful Haden can return at ...

Steelers hoping to continue winning ways against Colts

NFL week 9 Who: Pittsburgh at Indianapolis When: 1 p.m. Records: Steelers (6-2), Colts (3-6) Line: Steelers by 10 The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Chuck Pagano has never been one to play by the numbers. And he’s not starting now. So rather than remind his players of what ...

Steelers trying not to look ahead

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Colts in Indianapolis. Then the Titans at home on Thursday night. That’s it. That’s as much of his team’s schedule that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has allowed himself to memorize. No looking down the road. ...

Bell’s backups have experience of being the man

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Terrell Watson has been there. James Conner, too. The Pittsburgh Steelers running backs know what it’s like to have the ball in their hands on nearly every play, each carry serving as another body blow to a defense worn down from a long afternoon trying ...

Steelers, Eagles are top 2 powers

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Halfway through the NFL season, some familiar teams have been playing especially well. The dominating Philadelphia Eagles. AFC powerhouses the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. And Carson Wentz and his high-flying Eagles remained on top in ...

6-2 Steelers hoping positive vibe continues starting this Sunday

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Darrius Heyward-Bey spent a rare fall weekend off traveling. That included a handful of hours in the air on Sunday afternoon, when the veteran Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver monitored a scoreboard that seemed to provide nothing but good ...