Patriots to open against Steelers

Apr 22, 2015

Patriots to open against Steelers

Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. The opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10, with a game ...

Polamalu ends career at right time

| Apr 13, 2015

Polamalu ends career at right time

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

By announcing his retirement, former Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu made some right decisions. First of all, Polamalu made his decision to call it quits before suffering more damage to his health. Polamalu, who turns 34 later this month, has had a history ...

Steelers great Polamalu calling it a career

Apr 10, 2015

Steelers great Polamalu calling it a career

Troy Polamalu’s iconic football career is over. The Uniontown Herald-Standard reported Thursday night that the eight-time Pro Bowl safety told Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney he will retire rather than return for a 13th season. “Maybe it was a sign for me to retire ...

Ravens defeat rival Steelers to advance

Jan 4, 2015

Ravens defeat rival Steelers to advance

The Baltimore Ravens survived the tumultuous dismissal of Ray Rice, a sometimes spotty fall and a critical month without their suspended, all-everything nose tackle. Winning in Pittsburgh in January hardly seemed too much to ask. Allowed to hit the reset button in the playoffs, ...

Bell runs wild as Steelers rally from 11 down to top Titans

Nov 18, 2014

Bell runs wild as Steelers rally from 11 down to top Titans

This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent. Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell were an impressive duo in Music City on Monday night. Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, lifting the Steelers to a 27-24 victory over ...

Rejuvenated Harrison slides back into spotlight

Nov 5, 2014

Rejuvenated Harrison slides back into spotlight

The game ball sat innocently in the gold-painted locker, an oblong tribute to a career revival no one saw coming. Not even James Harrison. Two months ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker was retired, weary from more than a decade as one of the NFL’s ...

Steelers dominate Ravens

Nov 3, 2014

Steelers dominate Ravens

Ben Roethlisberger keeps trying to tamp down expectations, insisting the Pittsburgh Steelers remain a work in progress. The process nearly looks complete. If it’s not, then things might really get out of hand. Looking in full command of an offense getting more dynamic by ...

Roethlisberger gives master class as Steelers pound Colts

Oct 27, 2014

Roethlisberger gives master class as Steelers pound Colts

Ben Roethlisberger spent a week politely answering questions about Andrew Luck, saying all the right things to anyone who asked about how impressed he was with the rising Indianapolis Colts star. Then Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback delivered a virtuoso performance not even the precocious Luck ...

Steelers rally past Texans

Oct 21, 2014

Steelers rally past Texans

The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season. Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over ...

Ravens fly high without Rice

Sep 12, 2014

Ravens fly high without Rice

The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn’t a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens. Ultimately, it served as inspiration. Playing a pivotal divisional game three days after the release of the star running back, Baltimore got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled ...

Sep 6, 2014

Star LB Harrison retires as a Steeler

James Harrison ended his career back where it began. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker officially retired from the NFL on Friday after signing a one-day contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 36-year-old spent more than a decade with the franchise before playing for the ...

Eagles beat Steelers; Blount, Bell play day after arrest

Aug 22, 2014

Eagles beat Steelers; Blount, Bell play day after arrest

Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount played in a preseason game one day after they were arrested for marijuana possession. They combined for 55 yards rushing in Pittsburgh’s 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. “I’m sorry to be a ...