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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 ...

Colts happy to get one in win column

By Michael Marot The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Frank Gore looked and sounded like a relieved man Monday. The veteran running back walked into the Indianapolis Colts locker room with a smile as he laughed and joked with teammates. He wasn’t the only one. After spending almost ...

Steelers survive dramat at mid-season break

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The man in charge of managing the combustible mix of talent and egos on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense likes to choose his words carefully. Still, Todd Haley couldn’t help but take a not-so- thinly veiled shot at the outside noise ...

Steelers are doing it with defense

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The offense expected to light up scoreboards is instead grinding it out. The way the Pittsburgh Steelers defense is playing, it hardly matters. The team expected to compete for a Super Bowl berth looks the part at the season’s midway ...

Just like riding a bike: Smith-Schuster helps Steelers win third straight

DETROIT — JuJu Smith-Schuster scored on a 97-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger late in the third quarter and the Pittsburgh Steelers forced the Detroit Lions to turn the ball over on downs twice in a 20-15 win Sunday night. The AFC North-leading Steelers (6-2) go into their bye ...

Bryant needs to think before he acts

PITTSBURGH — If Mike Tomlin sticks to his plan, Martavis Bryant will stay on the sideline tonight in Detroit, somewhere between the table full of Gatorade cups and the kicker’s practice screen. (They’re letting him make the trip, which makes sense. Imagine what trouble he could get into ...

Bryant unlikely to play vs. Lions

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to trade Martavis Bryant. They also apparently don’t have any plans to play him either. At least not in Detroit. Bryant indicated he’ll be inactive when the first-place Steelers visit the Lions on Sunday night, the fallout from a social ...

Bike returned to Steelers WR

PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster’s nightmare is over. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has his beloved bike back. Police say a man has returned a bike belonging to the rookie, telling investigators he bought it from someone for $200 on the street. Mount Oliver police chief Matt ...

Tomlin: Bryant “out of bounds”

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin has a message for wide receiver Martavis Bryant: get comfortable. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach stressed Tuesday that Bryant is “not available via trade” following a social media outburst late Sunday in which Bryant expressed frustration about his role in the ...

Smith-Schuster looking for stolen bike

PITTSBURGH — Somebody is playing hide and seek with JuJu Smith-Schuster’s bike. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver says someone stole the bike he uses to commute from the team’s facility to his nearby apartment. The 20-year-old Smith-Schuster is working on getting his driver’s ...

Bryant drama goes on

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers laughed along with Martavis Bryant a week ago as the talented but erratic wide receiver downplayed reports he requested a trade. It’s not quite so funny anymore. Bryant stayed home on Monday with an illness. The timing looked ...

Rested Lions await Steelers

By Noah Trister The Associated Press ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Khyri Thornton missed the first six games of the season while suspended, and although the Detroit Lions played fine for a while without the defensive tackle, toward the end of his ban, a key teammate went down with a serious ...

Pittsburgh’s second-half defense sends Bengals to defeat

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster hid his eyes, counted to 10 and went looking for Le’Veon Bell. The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver found his team’s star running back crouching behind the goalpost, then proceeded to chase Bell all the way ...

Teammates wax poetic of Nix

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Roos-evelt Nix can move easily in public without getting recognized. He’s one of the Steelers more anonymous players, a combination fullback and tight end. Fans may not notice him at the mall, but his teammates are fully on board with what ...

Battered-and-bruised Bengals limping home

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — His twisted ankle aching, his wide receivers blanketed and his protection breaking down, Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton decided discretion was the better part of valor. Or at least the safest way to get out of Pittsburgh. So facing ...

Steelers, Bengals set to renew belligerent rivalry

PITTSBURGH — The bad blood between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals is palpable, built on years of animosity and antagonism, hits that straddled the line between clean and dirty and others that leapfrogged across it all together. The AFC North’s nastiest rivalry renews today ...

Haden’s arrival has helped maturing DBs

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The defensive game plan for Joe Haden was always pretty simple for the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback during his time Cleveland, particularly whenever the Browns faced Cincinnati. All Haden had to do before every snap was locate Bengals wide receiver A.J. ...

Tomlin not worried about Bryant as a distraction

NFL week 7 Who: Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) When: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. TV: CBS The line: Steelers by 5 1⁄2 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t worried about Martavis Bryant’s state of mind. Last the Pittsburgh Steelers coach checked, ...

Bryant jokes around about wanting to be traded

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Yes, Martavis Bryant wants a trade. To the Golden State Warriors. Otherwise, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver insists he’s just fine even after multiple reports that he asked the team to ship him elsewhere. Asked Monday if he’d like a change of ...