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Steelers offense learning to slam door

By Chris Adamski 11:02 p.m.
For the third time in five games, the Steelers offense took over while protecting a one-possession lead in the fourth quarter. “You gotta love it,” guard David DeCastro said. “There’s nothing better than that, really, at the end of the ...

Steelers clinch trip to postseason with big victory over Chiefs

By Mark Kaboly 10:42 p.m.
The playoffs are nice, especially because they seemed like a long shot just a few weeks ago. They especially are satisfying for a Steelers team that ...

Rossi: Steelers rising fast in mediocre AFC

By Rob Rossi 10:49 p.m.
History will show that about 4,000 presumed Pittsburghers picked something else over the Steelers on Sunday. That was a poor choice by citizens from the ...

Heyward, swarming defense get best of Chiefs in Steelers’ win

By Ralph N. Paulk 11:02 p.m.
In the days after the Steelers were upset by the New Orleans Saints three weeks ago, Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward repeatedly said the defense ...

Missed chances haunt Chiefs against Steelers

By Chris Harlan 11:06 p.m.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid admitted he would reconsider his failed fourth-and-1 just before halftime. But in that moment Sunday, his team wanted a ...

Steelers-Bengals game to start at 8:30 p.m.

By Tribune-Review 10:27 p.m.
The Steelers-Bengals game next weekend at Heinz Field has been moved to an 8:30 p.m. kickoff. The change in the start time — it was scheduled to start at 1 p.m. — was announced Sunday night. NBC will televise the …

Steelers notebook: Gay respects ‘anything’ referees call

By Mark Kaboly 11:02 p.m.
Steelers cornerback William Gay said he never should have put referees in a position to flag him for taunting in the fourth quarter. “I respect anything they call,” Gay said. “You just have to roll with it.” Gay was called for ...

Chiefs notebook: Trip not intentional, Walker maintains

By Chris Harlan 11:06 p.m.
Chiefs defensive end Vance Walker said he wasn’t trying to kick Ben Roethlisberger when he made contact with the Steelers quarterback’s leg. “I wasn’t intentionally trying to trip anybody,” Walker said after the Chiefs’ 20-12 loss Sunday to the Steelers ...

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 10:46 p.m.
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 ...

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NFL

NFL notebook: Manziel leaves game with hamstring injury

By Tribune-Review 10:31 p.m.
• Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, making his second NFL start, left with a hamstring injury late in the first half of a 17-13 loss against the Panthers on Sunday. Manziel was injured when he was tackled near the Cleveland sideline …