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Antonio Brown named AFC offensive player of the week

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown entered last Thursday’s game against the Titans with three touchdown catches on the year. He’ll enter this Sunday’s game against the Packers with six, which tells you that he had a good night in the 40-17 victory over Tennessee. Brown caught 10 passes for 144 yards and those three touchdowns [more]

Ben Roethlisberger insists he cares very much, thank you very much

Ben Roethlisberger has a problem with people who extrapolated his own offseason musings about retirement into the idea he doesn’t care as much about the game. And even though the topic began with his own words, and then a dash of “maybe I don’t have it anymore,” after a five-pick game in a loss to the [more]

Randy Moss, Ray Lewis among Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2018

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018. It includes six first-year eligible candidates in defensive back Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive lineman Richard Seymour. In addition, safety LeRoy Butler, defensive ends Leslie O’Neal and Simeon [more]

Kirk Cousins, Mike Mularkey are right about officiating

When it comes to player and coaching errors, NFL teams have no choice but to be transparent; they regularly face the media, starting with the moments after the game in which they made the mistake about which they’ll be grilled by reporters. So Titans coach Mike Mularkey is right. Regardless of the private accountability that [more]

Steelers have confidence in Chris Hubbard with Marcus Gilbert out

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he had “no reaction” to Marcus Gilbert‘s four-game suspension. That’s because he has faith in Chris Hubbard to fill in at right tackle. “Sometimes you’re faced with adversity and the things that you do in terms of how you respond define you,” Tomlin said, via Joe Rutter of triblive.com. “Thankfully [more]

JuJu Smith-Schuster dealing with hamstring issue

The Steelers are keeping an eye on wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, as he deals with a hamstring issue at a time when rookies aren’t used to still playing. Via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said it was a “small” hamstring injury but they didn’t want it to turn into a bigger one. The [more]

Steelers activate Cameron Sutton from injured reserve

The Steelers will have a fresh face in their secondary when they take the field against the Packers on Sunday night. The team announced on Tuesday that they have activated rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton from injured reserve. Sutton has been practicing with the team for the last few weeks after recovering from the hamstring injury [more]

Mike Mularkey wants officials held accountable publicly

On Monday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey called for the league to hold officials accountable publicly, urging the NFL to “say it like it is, quit hiding things.” Mularkey’s irritation stemmed from referee Ronald Torbert and his crew’s mistake at the end of the first half Thursday, which led to a Steelers field goal. Titans defensive [more]

Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert hit with four-game PED suspension

The Steelers will be without their starting right tackle for the next four games. Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced today. “We are disappointed that Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for using performance-enhancing substances. He will not appeal the NFL’s decision,” [more]

NFL pipeline should have been used to fix Titans-Steelers fumble ruling

Several years ago, the NFL opened up a real-time fiber line from the league office to every game site, in order to permit assistance and consultation with the replay review process. The league has since expanded the use of the pipeline to include matters relating to game administration. Here’s the rule, as it’s currently written: “The [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers, Patriots atop the conference

Some things never change. The Steelers and Patriots are the two franchises that have played in the AFC Championship Game the most, and the Steelers and Patriots are the two teams atop the AFC this year. Here’s how the AFC playoff picture looks, with each team now having played 10 games: LEADERS 1. Steelers (8-2): [more]

Steelers do something they haven’t done in 33 years

Through nearly two generations of impressive defensive performances by the Pittsburgh Steelers, they did something on Thursday night that they haven’t done in more than 33 years. As noted during NBC’s broadcast of the Titans-Steelers game, the Steelers had their first four-interception, five-sack performance since October 1. Of 1984. That was a Monday night game [more]

Antonio Brown is quickest receiver to 700 catches

Antonio Brown had a huge game for the Steelers on Thursday night and he reached a milestone on his way to 10 catches for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Brown’s eighth catch of the night was the 700th of his career and he reached that mark in fewer games than any other player in NFL [more]

Marcus Mariota takes the blame for the Titans’ loss

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota threw four interceptions in Tennessee’s 40-17 loss in Pittsburgh last night, and afterward he took full blame. “If you throw four interceptions it is tough to win,” Mariota said. “A lot of credit to Pittsburgh, they made a bunch of plays and got the best of us tonight. [The interceptions] are [more]

Marcus Mariota shoulders blame for four INTs against Steelers

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had never thrown more than two interceptions in a game prior to Thursday night’s game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers managed to pick off Mariota four times in a 40-17 victory of the Titans. “I mean those are on me. When it comes down to it I’m the one that makes [more]

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