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Steelers use 3 late first-half TDs to stun Texans

By Alan Robinson 1:20 a.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 Ben Roethlisberger, any semblance of an offensive identity and a solution for holding off J.J. …

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

By Chris Harlan 1:12 a.m.
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 1:25 a.m.
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 1:04 a.m.
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 …

Steelers’ Brown made good after leaving PSU in wake of sanctions

By Chris Adamski
Justin Brown, from time to time, hears his name yelled from the stands at Heinz Field. Problem is, it sometimes is not for the reasons …

Robinson: Big Ben on pace to break Favre’s record — for sacks

By Alan Robinson
Peyton Manning is set to break Brett Favre’s career touchdown passes record, perhaps as early as Sunday night. He’ll accomplish it in his 16th NFL …

Steelers notebook: Shazier limited in practice

By Ralph N. Paulk
Linebacker Ryan Shazier was limited in practice Saturday and is listed as questionable for the Steelers’ game Monday night against Houston at Heinz Field. The rookie linebacker said chances are slim he will play for the first time since injuring …

Texans’ Watt to challenge Steelers’ offensive line

By Ralph N. Paulk
No one, it seems, has managed to handle Houston’s J.J. Watt. The All-Pro defensive end uses a blend of speed, agility and power to overwhelm …

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NFL notebook: Harvin ‘happy’ to be with Jets

By Wire Reports
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Percy Harvin has been called lots of things during his NFL career. Talented but injury prone. Explosive on the field and combustible off. A playmaker but a troublemaker. The New York Jets’ newest wide receiver doesn’t …