Steelers

Tomlin’s assessment: ‘We’ve got a lot of work to do’

PITTSBURGH — Is this the way it’s going to be? Are we in a Steelers world where 37 points aren’t enough to win a home game? First-year starter Patrick Mahomes sliced and diced a confused Steelers defense and led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 42-37 victory at Heinz Field Sunday ...

Struggles of Boswell also part of poor start in first 2 games

By John Mehno johnmehnocolumn@gmail.com PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell was the Steelers’ insurance policy, their failsafe, the team’s fallback option. If the offense sputtered last year, Boswell could be counted on to put points on the board with his reliable kicking. He came through in ...

Chiefs see ‘Steel City’ as road challenge

NFL week 2 Who: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers When: Today, 1 p.m. TV: CBS The latest line: Steelers are favorited by four points. By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A talented and mobile young quarterback tasked with taking over a playoff team from ...

Big Ben hopes he’s ready to go

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hopes his balky right elbow will be good to go Sunday against Kansas City. The 36-year-old says he banged his elbow on Pittsburgh’s next-to-last offensive snap during last week’s ugly tie in ...

Dinged-up players miss practice

Next up Who: Kansas City at Pittsburgh, Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS Records: Chiefs (1-0), Steelers (0-0-1) Latest line: Steelers are 5-point favorites The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be a little short-handed as they prepare for their home opener ...

Steelers still trying to figure out what happened

Next opponent Who: Kansas City at Pittsburgh, Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS Records: Chiefs (1-0), Steelers (0-0-1) By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t a win. It wasn’t a loss. It was ... weird. Seventy minutes of flags, fumbles and ...

Turnovers, penalties plague Steelers in tie in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — One week in and the Browns are still undefeated. Now that’s progress. Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt blocked ...

Despite costly fumble, Conner shines as starter

CLEVELAND — The Steelers survived one week without Le’Veon Bell. Maybe they can do it again. Making his first NFL start, James Conner helped Pittsburgh forget that Bell — the team’s disgruntled star running back — isn’t around and may not be back anytime soon. Conner scored ...

Much on the line for Browns-Steelers

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND — For the Browns, winning the season opener over Pittsburgh could bring closure. The end of a 17-game losing streak. The first opening-week victory since 2004. More relief from the haunting memories of an 0-16 season. A new beginning for a ...

Fichtner much more reserved than Haley

PITTSBURGH — Ask the men he coaches what makes Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner tick, and you get a variation of the same response. He’s a dude. A good dude. But just a dude. “There’s nothing special or outrageous or eccentric,” guard David DeCastro ...

Steelers’ lineman lashing out against star running back

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s teammates spent the offseason and all of training camp brushing off his absence, confident in their belief that the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back would eventually let the business side of things play out, sign his franchise ...

Conner ready to go if necessary

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin doesn’t know when Le’Veon Bell is going to show up for work. Maybe it’ll be in time for the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back to be ready for Sunday’s season opener at Cleveland. Or maybe Bell will skip a week to send one last ...

Bell still hasn’t signed tender, skips practice

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn’t seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. While the two-time defending AFC North champions hit the practice field on Monday to prepare for their Week 1 opener ...

Is time running out on Killer B’s?

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t talk like someone eyeing the finish line. If anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is doing what he can to push it further into the distance. The 36-year-old overhauled his diet in preparation for ...

Dobbs staying while Jones on his way out

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Dobbs’s impressive preseason ended up costing Landry Jones his job. The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep Dobbs and rookie Mason Rudolph as the primary backup quarterbacks behind Ben Roethlisberger when they pared the roster to 53 on Saturday. The ...

Dobbs gives Steelers solid outing

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Dobbs put together a compelling case to be on someone’s NFL roster next week, throwing for a touchdown and running for another to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 39-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale ...

Stars give Steelers advantage in North

BALTIMORE — As long as Mike Tomlin is standing on the Pittsburgh sideline, watching Ben Roethlisberger pass to Antonio Brown or give the ball to Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers will be favored to win the AFC North. It makes no difference that Randy Fichtner is the new offensive coordinator, or ...

Foster finally gets back on practice field

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ramon Foster can still hear the sound of his right knee buckling underneath him. It’s the first time in the Pittsburgh Steeler guard’s two-plus decades playing football he’d ever heard one of his joints go “pop pop pop.” Lying on the field at ...

Big Ben tough on himself in limited action for Steelers

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has at any point in his 15-year career. Maybe too good. While the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback threw for 114 yards and a touchdown in his brief preseason cameo during a 16-6 ...

Rookie lets play do talking

PITTSBURGH — The ball came floating down and James Washington appeared out of position. The back of the end zone was behind him. Green Bay defensive back Demetri Goodson was in front of him. The window Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs had to fit the ball to the rookie wide receiver ...