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Banged-up Steelers can clinch with win over Chiefs

By Mark Kaboly
The playoff scenarios are seemingly endless for the Steelers come Week 17. They can simplify that quite significantly today. The Steelers can clinch their first postseason berth since 2011 with a win over Kansas City this afternoon at Heinz Field and ensure next week’s season-finale against the Bengals would be for the ...

Steelers’ Bell, Chiefs’ Charles elevating running back position in NFL

By Ralph N. Paulk
The NFL thrusted itself into prominence on the legs of legends Jim Brown, Gale Sayers and Walter Payton. Today, the run game seemingly has become a ...

Chiefs game-plan play that suits speedy rookie Thomas’ talents

By Mark Kaboly
A speedy, versatile running back who can bring a unique look to an offense. Doesn’t that sound familiar? The Chiefs drafted Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas in ...

Steelers notebook: Bell says he’s prepared to test Chiefs defense

By Ralph N. Paulk
Kansas City said nothing to inspire an already pumped-up Le’Veon Bell. The Chiefs lavished him with accolades this week as they game-planned a way to stop the league’s most versatile running back Sunday at Heinz Field. “It’s humbling to get the ...

South Fayette football team distributes Steelers tickets to Carlynton, Wilkinsburg

By Bill Hartlep
The Carlynton and Wilkinsburg football teams each went through their share of struggles this season. Members of the South Fayette football program experienced nothing but success, not only this year but last year as well, as the Lions successfully defended their ...

Undersized Beachum quietly excels at 1 of game’s pivotal positions

By Ralph N. Paulk
Kelvin Beachum quietly goes about his business without fanfare. Then again, he wouldn’t have it any other way. The Steelers’ third-year left tackle has played well ...

Steelers notebook: Polamalu, Taylor unlikely to play, Harrison ‘ready’

By Chris Adamski
Two of the Steelers’ three oldest players are doubtful to play Sunday. Their oldest, though, appears as if he will. Safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm) did not make it through a full practice all week ...

Veteran tight end Miller’s blocking skill crucial to success to Steelers running game

By Mark Kaboly
When it comes to the tight end position in today’s NFL, teams have a choice. Do you want a pass-catching playmaker or a run-blocking specialist? It’s ...

Steelers must be creative in providing snaps for linebackers

By Chris Adamski
Dick LeBeau has a problem. It’s one of those good problems, though — far better than a more troubling one he had in September. “The early part ...

Steelers notebook: Chiefs pass rush to test Steelers

By Chris Adamski
The Steelers got by during wins the past two weeks, not allowing any sacks while playing without starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert. The task won’t be ...

QB Smith is chief concern for Steelers’ defense

By Ralph N. Paulk
On Sunday, the Steelers will face another agile, elusive quarterback who poses a threat both passing and running as they attempt to clinch a berth ...

Steelers, young and old, thirst for opportunity to reach the postseason

By Mark Kaboly
With two games left on the schedule and the Steelers precariously holding onto one of the two wild-card spots in the AFC, what it’s like ...

Steelers notebook: Brown leads WRs in Pro Bowl voting, Bell 2nd at RB

By Chris Adamski
NFL fans have spoken, and they like Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Brown, the league leader in catches and receiving yards, led wide receivers in fan voting for next month’s Pro Bowl in balloting that ended Monday. Brown received 644,093 ...

Steelers lookahead: Chiefs’ Charles injured but remains dangerous threat

By Mark Kaboly
Jamaal Charles has done just about everything for the Chiefs this year — run the ball (950 yards), catch passes (33) and score touchdowns (14). Now, ...

Steelers offense finding an unprecedented balance when it counts

By Mark Kaboly
It took some time, but the Steelers finally found their offensive identity. They aren’t a running team, that’s for sure. How can you be labeled a ...

Steelers notebook: Tomlin unaware of mumps outbreak in NHL

By Mark Kaboly
Mike Tomlin may not have agreed with the unnecessary roughness call on linebacker Jason Worilds for hitting Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan high, but you won’t ...

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NFL notebook: Woodland Hills product Miles undergoes emergency surgery

By Wire Reports
Rontez Miles’ season debut for the Jets never made it to game day. The backup safety from Woodland Hills and Cal (Pa.) had emergency surgery on his right leg Thursday …