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Nearing season’s midpoint, Steelers still have issues to sort out

By Alan Robinson 11:08 p.m.
The Steelers will hit the midpoint of their season Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts still searching for an identity, something that tells them what kind of team they have. Are they a run-first team or a pass-first team? Are they …

Steelers’ defense rebounds after shaky 1st quarter, forces Texans into mistakes

By Ralph N. Paulk 10:47 p.m.
As an angry crowd bemoaned the Steelers’ lackluster effort in the first quarter on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field, safety Mike Mitchell figured the …

Steelers lookahead: Colts QB Luck becoming one of NFL’s elite

By Alan Robinson 9:45 p.m.
Andrew Luck: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and ... Andrew Luck. Manning and Brady are pocket passers who have been atop the NFL quarterback hierarchy for …

Steelers dial up 2-point play for Brown’s TD toss

By Alan Robinson 10:47 p.m.
The Steelers used up their best 2-point conversion play when Antonio Brown threw a misdirection touchdown pass to fellow wide receiver Lance Moore on Monday …

Steelers use 3 late first-half TDs to stun Texans

By Alan Robinson 10:19 p.m.
Call them the 73 seconds that potentially saved a season. The Steelers lacked a pass rush, a running game, a viable second receiving option for …

For all but 2 minutes vs. Steelers, Texans played ‘pretty good game’

By Chris Harlan
The Texans were focused on 73 seconds. In a span of less than two minutes, there were two Houston turnovers, an 8-yard kickoff return and …

Rookie Bryant sparks deep passing game for Steelers in victory

By Mark Kaboly
Todd Haley was a little worried about Martavis Bryant. Not that the Steelers offensive coordinator didn’t have confidence in the rookie fourth-round wide receiver, but …

Rossi: Steelers’ season all about going big

By Rob Rossi
Go big or stay home. That is the way the Steelers have to think, how they can make something of this season and a necessary …

Steelers notebook: Adams replaces concussed Gilbert

By Alan Robinson
Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert left in the second quarter with a concussion, giving former starter Mike Adams his first playing time of the season. Adams played 485 snaps last season, when he started the first four games at left …

Steelers-Texans game changers: Bell’s 43-yard catch provides spark

By Ralph N. Paulk
With the boo birds nesting throughout Heinz Field, the Steelers were pinned inside their own 10-yard line with 9 yards needed on third down to …

Steelers players are ready for annual runway turn for charity

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
A 6-foot-3, 303-pound man can have good footwork. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum will get the chance to demonstrate his polished steps on the …

Opposing defenses find success against Steelers by eschewing blitz

By Mark Kaboly
It has taken more than a decade, but teams have figured out Ben Roethlisberger. Well, they might not have totally figured out Roethlisberger, but they …

Steelers looking for Spence to step up game at inside linebacker

By Ralph N. Paulk
Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier was feeling good about his chances of playing on “Monday Night Football” when he returned to the practice field last …

Play of the week: Texans find success with zone stretch running attack

By Mark Kaboly
Houston is a zone stretch running team. In fact, nobody runs it better than the Texans, especially with Arian Foster. On the flip side, the …

Snapshot in time: Comparing Cowher, Tomlin drafts

By Alan Robinson
Bill Cowher is in his eighth season of sitting on the CBS studio set every Sunday analyzing NFL games, yet his legacy remains with the …

Starkey: Ward’s comments hit hard, but were they accurate?

By Joe Starkey
To say Ben Roethlisberger was displeased with ex-teammate Hines Ward’s recent critique is an understatement. A radical one. Roethlisberger, standing at his locker after practice …

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NFL

NFL notebook: Source says Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

By Wire Reports 10:47 p.m.
Two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press a hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6. Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy …