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Steelers officially make James Conner inactive against Patriots

The Steelers opened the week by saying running back James Conner had a chance to play against the Patriots, but the door closed bit by bit as the week went on. Conner was listed as questionable on Friday and downgraded to doubtful on Saturday before officially being ruled out of the game 90 minutes ahead [more]

Robert Kraft visits Tree of Life Synagogue

On Sunday, the Patriots play the Steelers in Pittsburgh. A day earlier, Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited the site of a mass shooting in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. As explained by Mike Reiss of, Kraft paid respects at the location of the murder of 11 in late October. He then worshipped with the congregation [more]

AFC playoff picture: Texans move into No. 2 spot, for now

The Houston Texans are in position for a first-round playoff bye. At least, they are right now, after Saturday’s win over the Jets. They need a loss from the Patriots to stay at No. 2 in the AFC. The Browns, meanwhile, have kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a win over the Broncos. Here’s [more]

Yes, the Browns have a semi-plausible path to the playoffs

The Cleveland Browns are back. And they go could farther than anyone ever would have imagined. Sure, they’re laying the foundation for a special 2019. But 2018 still has a chance to be special, because the Browns can still win the AFC North. Seriously. They can. If Cleveland beats the Bengals next week, if the [more]

Steelers place Marcus Gilbert on IR, finally

The Steelers decided to stop waiting for Marcus Gilbert. The veteran right tackle landed on injured reserve on Saturday, after missing seven straight games with a knee injury. He’d already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Gilbert, 30, was a second-round pick of the Steelers in 2011. He became a full-time starter [more]

Steelers activate Eli Rogers

As the Steelers try to reverse a three-game losing streak, they may have a little more help in the passing game. PFT has confirmed that the Steelers have activated receiver Eli Rogers. The 25-year-old suffered, who recently has been getting reps with the first-team offense, a torn ACL in the playoff loss to the Jaguars. [more]

Report: James Conner unlikely to play vs. Patriots

With the Steelers facing their biggest game of the season on Sunday, they’re expecting to be without their top ball carrier. Steelers running back James Conner is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Conner has been nursing an ankle injury, but after he returned to practice on [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chargers and it continues with two more games on Saturday. The Jets, Texans, Browns and Broncos submitted their final injury reports on Thursday and the 24 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on [more]

Drew Brees edges out Patrick Mahomes to lead fan Pro Bowl vote

Fan voting for the Pro Bowl ended on Thursday, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished atop the standings. Brees received 1,270,631 fan votes, most among all NFL players, while Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes came in second with 1,197,370 votes, the league announced today. The Top 5 was rounded out by Giants rookie running back Saquon [more]

Belichick: Past domination of Steelers won’t matter on Sunday

Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t always answer press conference questions in a word or a grunt. But it’s entertaining when he does. Regarding his record against the Steelers and against coach Mike Tomlin, Belichick was asked on Friday whether that tells us anything that could happen when the teams get together this week. “Nope,” Belichick [more]

James Conner practices Friday, listed as questionable

Running back James Conner missed last Sunday’s loss to the Raiders with an ankle injury and it looked like he was shaping up to be inactive again this weekend when he sat out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday. The prospects for Conner’s return are a bit brighter on Friday. He was on the practice [more]

Chris Boswell: Working with Shaun Suisham a step in the right direction

The Steelers reached out to former kicker Shaun Suisham this week as they tried to fix what’s wrong with current kicker Chris Boswell and the two men worked together at practice on Thursday. Boswell missed two field goals against the Raiders in last Sunday’s loss and he’s up to 11 missed kicks overall this season, [more]

Four teams have clinched playoff berths, five more can clinch this weekend

The Los Angeles Chargers became the fourth team to clinch a playoff berth. With their win over the Chiefs on Thursday night, the Chargers have joined the Chiefs as the only two AFC teams to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They are still battling it out for the AFC West title, with one of [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chargers make the AFC West a race

The Chargers’ comeback win over the Chiefs on Thursday night created a tie atop the AFC West. The bad news for the Chargers is, the Chiefs still own the tiebreaker, and only have to win out to clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. That would require the Chargers to win on the road three [more]

Rob Gronkowski has had great success vs. Steelers

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has owned the Steelers in his career, which is why the Steelers vowed this week not to let Gronkowski beat them. He has 39 receptions for 664 yards and eight touchdowns in six games against the Steelers. His 110.6 yards per game against the Steelers are the highest he has [more]

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