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Steelers dominate Jags, improve to 10-0

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s latest victory was picture perfect. The Steelers defense gathered in the end zone after each turnover — four times in all — and posed for the cameras. Some of the celebrations were planned, some candid, most cheesy. All of them well-deserved. Ben ...

Skidding Jags up next for Steelers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh and Jacksonville have played some real nail-biters. Ten of their past 12 meetings have been one-score games, including several decided on the final drive and a few on the final play. The past two might have been the best between the former AFC Central ...

Who’s playing the Cowboys? Take the Vikings

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press For your knockout pool entertainment this weekend, NFL Pro Picks has moved along with its selection of Tampa Bay and now tries someone new. Minnesota, winners of three in a row, is coming off a Monday night victory on the road in Chicago where the ...

Steelers at Jaguars

Records: Pittsburgh (9-0); Jacksonville (1-8) Kickoff: Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS Opening line: Steelers by 10 Record vs. spread: Steelers 7-2; Jaguars 4-5 Series record: Jaguars lead 14-12 Last meeting: Steelers beat Jaguars 20-16 on Nov. 18, 2018 Last week: Steelers beat Bengals 36-10; ...

Steelers star receiver having fun on, off the field

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Don’t get it twisted. Life is still very much “lit” for JuJu Smith-Schuster. A quick scan of the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver’s hyperactive social media accounts offers all the proof required. There’s the soon-to-be ...

Jags will be minus starter on defense

The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars placed rookie cornerback CJ Henderson on injured reserve Thursday with a groin injury, creating a huge hole in their secondary days before hosting unbeaten Pittsburgh. The Jaguars (1-8), who have lost eight in a row, could ...

Steelers DT part of Jaguars revenge tour

Next up Sunday: Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Records: Steelers (9-0); Jaguars (1-8) TV: CBS Line: Steelers by 10 The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars are seeing former teammates nearly every week, so many down the stretch that it could be ...

Tomlin knows run game needs work

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin said minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 after a victory over Cincinnati on Sunday that he wasn’t worried about his team’s scuffling running game because “we can give it to you however you want ...

NFL MVP honor eludes Steelers’ star QB

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s resume is stacked. Two Super Bowl rings. Six Pro Bowls. Two passing titles. A spot likely awaiting in the Hall of Fame five years or so after the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback retires. There is one accolade ...

On cloud nine: Steelers dismantle Bengals to stay unbeaten

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger spent the week stuck at home, equal parts pre-Kindergarten teacher to his young children and overzealous student to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching staff after being forced to prepare remotely because of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. It wasn’t exactly ...

Bengals fall back to reality

PITTSBURGH — A victory over the Tennessee Titans provided the Cincinnati Bengals with a glimpse of what they can be. Four quarters against the NFL’s last unbeaten team showed rookie quarterback Joe Burrow and second-year coach Zac Taylor how far they still have to go. Getting pushed ...

Roethlisberger expected to play against Bengals

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers expect to have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger available when they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Roethlisberger is one of four Steelers who have spent the week in self-quarantine as part of the NFL’s COVID-19 ...

Tampa Bay appears to be safest pick this week

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press Man, did the Steelers make us sweat against a mediocre (to be kind) Dallas team last week in the knockout pool. But the Steelers came through, and now Pro Picks relies on Tampa Bay this week at Carolina. The picks: No. 7 Seattle (+2) at No. 10 Los ...

Ex-Jets LB enjoying his time with Pittsburgh

NFL week 10 Who: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh When: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. Records: Steelers (8-0-0); Bengals (2-5-1) Line: Off TV: FOX By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The image of Avery Williamson trying to hitchhike in the rain is legitimate. Yes, that really was ...

Unbeaten Steelers facing adversity

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward can’t figure out how the math works. The Pittsburgh Steelers keep winning games. And yet the veteran defensive tackle keeps hearing noise about how unimpressively the NFL’s last unbeaten team is doing it. “They hate us ...

Steelers learning to practice virtually

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The vibe is the same. The jokes. The freewheeling banter. In that way, the daily meetings for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line haven’t changed a bit even with the group being forced to get together over Zoom instead of in the same room, a move ...

Steelers don’t know yet if virus will bench Big Ben

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ pursuit of a perfect season has a new opponent in COVID-19. A day after NFL’s last unbeaten team placed tight end Vance McDonald on the COVID-19 list following a positive test, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ...

McDonald tests positive for COVID-19

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has tested positive for COVID-19, the first player from the NFL’s last unbeaten team to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus since the start of the regular season. Team spokesman Burt Lauten says the club was notified of the positive test on ...

Steelers are walking fine line to perfection

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The style points are lacking. The win total is not. The Pittsburgh Steelers are hardly complaining. Well, technically, that’s not true. The NFL’s last unbeaten team, the one that improved to 8-0 for the first time in franchise history following a ...

NFL’s top teams: Always be prepared

The Associated Press Be prepared, or be ready for an unexpected challenge. That’s an NFL mantra that seems to always be in play. Perfect proof was provided Sunday in Big D, where the unbeaten Steelers nearly had a Big Debacle against the woeful Cowboys. Sure, the resilient and versatile ...