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Despite Steelers' struggles, their fans still show up - even on road

The Pittsburgh airport features two statues side by side to catch the attention of visitors.<p>One is George Washington in a military uniform from his …

Jaguars pass rush will test Steelers inconsistent line

On the surface, it would appear the Jacksonville Jaguars are the perfect tonic for what ails the Steelers after their last-second loss against Tampa …

This Week's AFC North Matchups: Week 5

<b>PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-2) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-4)</b><p>SERIES LEADER: Jacksonville 11-10.<br>STREAKS: Pittsburgh has won two straight.<br>TOMLIN VS. …

Injury Report: Steelers Healthy For Week Five Jaguars Game

<i>(Credit, Joe Sargent/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By Christina Rivers</i><p>The Pittsburgh Steelers will have a full compliment of players on their starting roster Sunday …

Steelers notebook: Heyward fined for abusive language toward officials

Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward was fined $22,050 by the NFL for using abusive language toward officials during Sunday's game against the …

Foster's return fortifies Steelers offensive line

Ramon Foster has started more games than any Steelers offensive lineman the past four seasons. So, it was frustrating, he acknowledged, having to sit …

Sting of loss to Bucs lingered

It was one of 16 games on the schedule and it counted as such in the standings. But last Sunday’s 27-24 loss to previously-winless Tampa Bay was also …

10 Questions with Antonio Brown

<b>How do you stay so consistent, is it talent, work ethic or a combination?</b><br>It could be deemed as a little bit of everything, but the most important …

NFL

On the Steelers: As usual, Harrison sets very high bar

Those who got a surprise when the Steelers re-signed James Harrison last week might be in for another one. Harrison believes he can be a force again …

'Moving train' keeps outpacing Steelers veteran receiver Moore

Lance Moore is a nine-year veteran.<p>Justin Brown has yet to play nine games … or even catch nine passes … or even average 9 yards per catch.<p>Still, …

Steelers notebook: Miller regains most, if not all, of his top form

Age and injuries have robbed veteran tight end Heath Miller of the athleticism that made him a first-round draft pick in 2005. He can't elude …

Steelers notebook: LB Harrison returns to practice, Big Ben limited

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) was limited in Thursday's practice along with receiver Markus Wheaton (groin) while receiver …

Countdown

<b>Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4)</b><b><br>Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014</b><b><br>EverBank Field</b> <b><br>1 p.m.; CBS</b><p><b>SERIES HISTORY</b>: Jaguars lead, 12-10 (1-0 …

Coordinator's Corner vs. Texans

<b>OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR TODD HALEY</b><p><b>Re:</b><p>Martavis Bryantthis week in practice:<br>Like I said last week, he is a guy that has been working hard to try to get a …

Steelers vs. Jaguars: Breaking Down Pittsburgh's Game Plan

The Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves smack dab in the middle of a good old-fashioned debacle last Sunday. The Steelers invited the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers to town and let them leave with their first victory of the season. This week the Steelers travel to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in …

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Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in Steelers' Week 5 Contest with Jaguars

The Pittsburgh Steelers once again hit the road after a disappointing last-second loss in Week 4. As they learned last week, every team in the NFL presents a tough matchup, but taking on the winless Jacksonville Jaguars could be enough to get them back on track.<p>Behind Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio …

Football (U.S.)

5 NFL Teams Facing Must-Win Matchups in Week 5

Four weeks of the 2014 NFL season have come and gone, and there have been both surprises and disappointments. No one saw the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans sitting at 3-1, and no one expected the New Orleans Saints to struggle to a 1-3 record.<p>It shows that every week matters in the NFL, and now …

Football (U.S.)

Steelers pressing to create opportunities to get to quarterback

The Steelers figured the addition of defensive end Brett Keisel and linebacker James Harrison would energize a relatively benign pass rush.<p>However, …

Steelers notebook: Rookie defensive lineman follows hard, familiar path

The Steelers broke with tradition when they plugged rookie linebacker and first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier into the starting lineup for the …

Steelers notebook: Mitchell aware of need to reduce penalties

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell's rule for arguing is simple: if a flag is thrown against his team, it's an incorrect call.<p>“I pretty much complain all …

In the Locker Room: Ben on Texans

<b>Re: Calling plays and running the same plays that have worked:</b><br>We’ve got a lot of plays that have worked every week so we keep running them. I figure …

NFL

Coach Killers, Week 4: Like it or not, Steelers defense is rebuilding

Coach Killers is your weekly look around the league at those performances, decisions and 'Wait, what did he just do?!' moments that put the guy in …

NFL

Can Pittsburgh Steelers Ride Hot Big Ben to the Playoffs?

It might be too early to panic four games into the NFL season, but the Pittsburgh Steelers need to be vigilant about the focus of this team going forward. When you have a quarterback like Ben Roethlisberger, one can never stray too far from the fact that sometimes the best approach is to just put …

Football (U.S.)

Steelers notebook: Tomlin bringing officials to practice

In what might be an in-season first, officials will work practices this week in an attempt to cut down on the Steelers' frequent penalties. They have …

Steelers, especially defense, have second-half blues

No one can say coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t had the Steelers ready to play this season. The question is why can’t his team sustain its strong starts in …

Steelers' Antonio Brown Records 5+ Receptions in NFL-Record 20 Straight Games

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown set an NFL record in Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by recording five or more receptions in a 20th consecutive game, per ESPN Stats & Info.<p>Brown, who tied Laveranues Coles' record of 19 games the previous week, exploded for seven receptions …

Football (U.S.)

Ramon Foster: Not Playing Sunday 'Wasn't My Call'

<i>(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)</i><p>PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Steelers guard Ramon Foster joined “The Fan Morning Show” in his regular weekly spot …

Opponent Profile: Steelers Must Avoid Overlooking Lagging Jaguars

<i>(Credit, Donald Miralle/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By Christina Rivers</i><p>The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to take control of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their Sunday …

Mike Tomlin OK as 'players' coach'

PITTSBURGH -- Two days after bristling at being called a players' coach during a pregame interview with Fox Sports, the Steelers' Mike Tomlin said he …

Tomlin said he called play on Steelers' last series against Tampa Bay

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said this afternoon at his weekly news conference that he called the play on the Steelers’ final offensive series that led …