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‘Big play’ moniker fits veteran Steelers cornerback Gay

By Mark Kaboly
They call him “Big Play” Willie Gay. If ever there was a nickname befitting a person, it’s that for Steelers cornerback William Gay. “That’s what he does,” teammate Ike Taylor said. “Every time we call his name or his number …

Steelers notebook: Ravens enter short-handed at tight end

By Ralph N. Paulk 7:47 p.m.
The Ravens will be without tight ends Dennis Pitta and perhaps Owen Daniels when they visit the Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday night. It could significantly impact what they do offensively, considering the Ravens used mostly multiple tight end …

Veteran LB Harrison: Steelers must play to way defense is set up

By Alan Robinson
This isn’t the defense Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison remembers from his 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year season. Or from the Steelers team …

Steelers notebook: Fully healthy, rookie WR Bryant progressing fast

By Alan Robinson
Rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant has three touchdown catches in his first two NFL games, the kind of production that generates an obvious question: Why did he sit out the first six games? Offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s answer: He wasn’t …

Steelers’ prime-time games shrink attendance at Heinz Field

By Mark Kaboly
Night games at Heinz Field haven’t been good to the Steelers recently. Not with results, but with the attendance figure. The Steelers have sold out …

Steelers offense puts up gaudy numbers in season’s 1st half

By Alan Robinson
Ben Roethlisberger never has played in an offense like this in his 11 seasons. Maybe it’s because he never has had to. Since Roethlisberger debuted …

Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger, offense must adjust with CB Smith out

By Alan Robinson
Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is out Sunday with a sprained left foot, and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said that could make it tougher to prepare for Baltimore’s No. 13-ranked defense. “We don’t know what they’re going to do, whether (Smith …

Greene expects Steelers jersey retirement ceremony to get emotional

By Rob Rossi
Joe Greene won’t be running through any tunnels Sunday at Heinz Field. He also isn’t expecting to seem all that “mean.’’ “I’d probably fall, I …

Steelers wide receiver Brown getting accolades as one of NFL’s best

By Alan Robinson
This is the Steelers’ 81st season, yet they never have had a wide receiver lead the NFL in receptions. Antonio Brown could change that. “Antonio …

Steelers notebook: Offensive lineman Adams returns to reserve role

By Alan Robinson
Right tackle Mike Adams played one of the best games of his career Sunday against the Colts in his first start of the season. Ben …

Roethlisberger’s performance arguably among NFL’s greatest

By Alan Robinson
Call it the greatest game by a quarterback in NFL history. There have been 14,315 NFL games, counting those played in the defunct AFL, and …

Steelers film session: Accuracy propels Roethlisberger vs. Colts

By Mark Kaboly
Ben Roethlisberger was good against the Colts. How good? He threw for a franchise-record 522 yards, six touchdowns and 40 completions to help the Steelers …

Steelers look ahead vs. Baltimore Ravens: All John Harbaugh does is win

By Alan Robinson
JOHN HARBAUGH  He’s the Harbaugh who’s not being mentioned as possibly being out after this season (that’s the 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh). And for good reason. …

Steelers notebook: No reminders needed that Ravens are next foe

By Alan Robinson
Nobody needs to tell the Steelers what this week is. “It’s Baltimore and the Steelers. It’s going to be big, and everybody’s ready to go,” David DeCastro said Monday. “There’s just a little extra … it’s hard to put into …

Steelers’ receivers enjoy being part of Ben’s record day

By Ralph N. Paulk
The Indianapolis Colts figured the best way to handcuff the Steelers offense Sunday was to limit receiver Antonio Brown’s touches. They were wrong. The Steelers’ …

Colts pass on defensing Big Ben amid Steelers QB’s record-setting day

By Chris Harlan
When the Indianapolis Colts’ best cornerback left in the first quarter with an injury, it was the first blow in a historically bad afternoon. The …

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NFL

NFL notebook: Gruden has “every intent” of starting RG3

By Tribune-Review
It’s time for RG3’s latest comeback. One of the NFL’s most dynamic play-makers — and personalities — is set to return Sunday, and the rest of the season could go far in determining his future in the league. Redskins coach …