Steelers

Bell looks like himself again in big win over rival Ravens

By David Ginsburg The Associated Press BALTIMORE — The Pittsburgh Steelers finally got their offense running. The wait continues for the Baltimore Ravens. Le’Veon Bell rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and the Steelers beat the Ravens 26-9 on Sunday in a duel for first place in ...

Beating Ravens satisfies Pittsburgh

The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Whether it’s early in the season, late in the year or in the postseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers will always derive satisfaction from beating the Baltimore Ravens — especially on the road. Pittsburgh hadn’t won in Baltimore since 2012 before ringing ...

Ravens use holidays to motivate

By David Ginsburg NFL week No. 4 Today: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Records: Both teams are 2-1 TV: CBS The line: Steelers by 3 The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Antonio Brown’s game-winning touchdown last Christmas night still hasn’t faded from Eric ...

Steelers defense looking to bounce back

NFL week No. 4 Who: Pittsburgh at Baltimore When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Steelers by 3 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Like any defensive coordinator worth his gameplan, Keith Butler knew what was coming. So when the man in charge of getting the ...

Big Ben blames himself

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger has a pretty good idea what’s wrong with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. Him. “The quarterback needs to play better,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday as the Steelers tried to turn their focus on preparing for Baltimore following the chaotic fallout ...

Ravens searching for offensive spark

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens’ standard formula for success is having their standout defense dominate the game while receiving only a marginal assist from the offense. To this point, the imbalance has been exceedingly disproportionate. Baltimore ranks last in the NFL in ...

Tomlin: Steelers, politics don’t mix

PITTSBURGH — His players unable to reach agreement on how to respond to President Donald Trump’s suggestion that NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be fired, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin signed off on their decision to remain in the tunnel before kickoff last ...

Tackle explains choice

PITTSBURGH — Alejandro Villanueva just wanted to get a glimpse of the American flag, the symbol he wore on his military uniform during three tours in Afghanistan before beginning an unlikely journey from Army Ranger to the NFL. The massive left tackle and West Point graduate has no interest ...

Steelers defeated by 0-2 Chicago

By Andrew Seligman The Associated Press CHICAGO — Chalk it up as another big flop for Big Ben and the Steelers. Once again, they lost to a lesser team. Jordan Howard scored on a 19-yard run in overtime to lead the Chicago Bears to a 23-17 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday. “We faced ...

Protests of Trump by NFL players dominate Sunday landscape

By Arnie Stapleton The Associated Press President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 150 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance ...

Rooney, Tomlin support Steelers’ anthem protest

By Jay Cohen The Associated Press CHICAGO — When the national anthem started at Soldier Field, the visiting sideline was mostly empty. The most prominent evidence of the Pittsburgh Steelers was offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva standing by himself near the tunnel, holding his right ...

Steelers finding fault, even at 2-0

The Associated Press LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ record is perfect. Their play is not. They come into today’s game against the Chicago Bears not scoring the way they envisioned or forcing turnovers the way they would like. “No one is going to be perfect,” ...

Tigers rookie making early big splash

NFL week 3 Who: Pittsburgh at Chicago When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Steelers by 7 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The NFL’s youngest player rides his bike to work, runs to the local ice cream place in SpongeBob Squarepants slippers and will happily take ...

Glennon focusing on Pittsburgh

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — With mounting calls for a quarterback change, Mike Glennon insisted he is only focused on one thing as the Chicago Bears prepare for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That would be improving on last week’s performance. To that end, there is plenty of room to get ...

Tomlin hoping to avoid letdown against Chicago

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Two weeks in and Mike Tomlin’s problems are of the NFL first-world variety. The Pittsburgh Steelers are unbeaten at 2-0 despite not lighting up scoreboards the way they anticipated, managing just four offensive touchdowns through eight quarters. The ...

Pittsburgh moves up in NFL power rankings poll

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Of the eight teams off to 2-0 starts this season, perhaps the most impressive has been the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs went into Foxborough and handled the New England Patriots in the NFL’s regular-season opener and followed that up with a win ...

Who’s next? What: Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS The line: Steelers by 7 1⁄2 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The difference in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier insists, isn’t in what is happening after the ...

Steelers, Vikes seeking legitimacy

Kickoff Who: Minnesota (1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0) When: 1 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Steelers by 6 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The memories of last season’s scorching start and inglorious fade remain fresh for the Minnesota Vikings. There’s nothing they can do about it. Even ...

Bell hopes for better results

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell spent a portion of his lone day off this week learning the fine art of creating the perfect ice cream bar, a good-natured promotional stunt that poked a little fun at the Pro Bowl running back’s summer-long break from the Pittsburgh ...

Young Steelers look like impact players

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of four years trying to retool at outside linebacker, searching for the kind of players who could create the chaos that came so easily to James Harrison and Lamar Woodley in their primes. The search, it seems, may finally be ...