FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The post-Antonio Brown era is off to a bad start for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pittsburgh struggled to generate offense in a 33-3 loss at New England on Sunday night...
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OPEN CAMP: July 25, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
LAST YEAR: Pittsburgh let 2 1/2-game lead in AFC North vanish over final month of season to miss playoffs for...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Boswell doesn't do panic.
So rather than blow up his offseason routine following a nightmarish 2018 in which the Pittsburgh Steelers kicker struggled to find the form...
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LAST SEASON: Late collapse following 7-2-1 start forced Pittsburgh to miss playoffs for first time since 2013 and set stage for wide receiver Antonio Brown's...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady had no reason to believe Ben Roethlisberger's injury last week would keep him out of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. And it won't.
The Pittsburgh quarterback injured his ribs in the loss at Oakland, left the game but returned in the fourth quarter and threw his second touchdown pass of the game. He drove his team to a tying field goal try that failed when kicker Chris Boswell slipped -- and the Steelers lost their third straight.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Boswell knows the drill. Heck, the drill is the reason he's in the NFL in the first place.
The Pittsburgh Steelers kicker earned a roster spot three years ago by booting balls in the rain and wind at Heinz Field during an open tryout after Josh Scobee flamed out four games into the 2015 season.
It was the break Boswell needed, one that propelled him to the Pro Bowl last winter and paved the way for him to sign a contract extension in August that runs through 2022.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken.
The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game.
A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential game-tying kick is to blame this time.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room.
In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday.
Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before Chris Boswell slipped on a potential game-tying 40-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the Raiders' 24-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals' depleted defense went with an all-out blitz, hoping to push the Steelers out of field goal range. Instead, Ben Roethlisberger threw a short pass that Antonio Brown turned into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left, and the Bengals' litany of last-second losses grew with another mindboggling finish.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Well, the Browns didn't lose.
Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the Browns missed a chance at their first victory since 2016 when kicker Zane Gonzalez's 43-yard field-goal attempt with 9 seconds left in OT was blocked by T.J. Watt — who also had four sacks.
CLEVELAND (AP) — One week in and the Browns are still undefeated.
Now that's progress.
Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt blocked Zane Gonzalez's 43-yard field-goal attempt with 9 seconds left in OT.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Bowl kicker Chris Boswell have agreed to a new five-year contract that will keep him in black and gold through the 2022 season.
Boswell was entering the final season of his current deal and was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the end of the year.
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Arthur Moats; G Chris Hubbard; WR Justin Hunter; LB Sean Spence; RBs Stevan Ridley and RB Fitz Toussaint; DT Daniel McCullers; S Daimion Stafford.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: K Chris Boswell; LB Anthony Chickillo; WR Eli Rogers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the NFL in one category this season: most Pro Bowl players.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Danny Smith wasn't just looking for somebody who can kick. A lot of guys can kick. The Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coordinator was searching for something more on that raw fall day at Heinz Field two years ago.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a familiar feeling for Terrell Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, in dramatic fashion, clinched the AFC North title for the second consecutive season at home against their rivals. This time, Chris Boswell kicked a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds to play for a 39-38 comeback win against the Ravens on Sunday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier was everywhere. His helmet rested on the Pittsburgh Steelers' bench. His jersey too. His face and #Shalieve stitched on specially-designed cleats. His familiar No. 50 printed in white in the middle of a gold circle on T-shirts worn by teammates searching for a way to let Shazier know he is never far from their mind as he recovers from a spinal injury that put the linebacker's blossoming career in jeopardy.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are AFC North champions after a wild 39-38 victory over the division rival Baltimore Ravens.
Pittsburgh blew an early two-touchdown lead and trailed by 11 points going into the fourth quarter before rallying. A 34-yard completion from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown set up Chris Boswell's 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Ryan Shazier stayed overnight in a hospital with a back injury while the rest of the Steelers headed home with yet another improbable comeback in hand, one that was so much like all the rest at Paul Brown Stadium.
Nasty. Ugly. Way over the edge. And ultimately, a Steelers win.
CINCINNATI (AP) — No matter how high the stakes, how big the deficit or how late in the game, Ben Roethlisberger and his tough-to-catch playmakers always find a way to leave the Bengals wondering what just happened.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darrius Heyward-Bey wants to get something out of the way about the latest addition to Antonio Brown's rapidly expanding highlight reel. It wasn't a toe tap. It was a toe drag.
The difference isn't semantic. It's vital. And one of the many reasons Heyward-Bey believes his Pittsburgh Steelers teammate is separating himself from every other wide receiver in the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers were in prime position for an upset at Pittsburgh, leading by seven late in the third quarter when coach Mike McCarthy called for a 57-yard field goal try by Mason Crosby on fourth-and-18.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brett Hundley wanted this one for his teammates.
The embattled Green Bay quarterback, filling in for the injured Aaron Rodgers, enjoyed a breakout performance in the national spotlight, but Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown ruined Hundley's moment.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers had the ball, 17 seconds and about 30 yards to go to avoid overtime against relentlessly resilient Green Bay.
Oh, and the Steelers had Antonio Brown. The Packers did not. And 17 seconds, 30ish yards provided entirely by Pittsburgh's do-everything wide receiver and one 53-yard field goal from Chris Boswell later, the Steelers were dancing on the logo at midfield following a 31-28 escape on Sunday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's old game plan still works.
Pittsburgh's quarterback kept taking shots Sunday, and eventually the Steelers' playmakers broke through.
Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes to erase a 14-point deficit and then hooked up with Antonio Brown on a 32-yard completion with 35 seconds left to set up Chris Boswell's 33-yard field goal as time expired for a 20-17 victory at Indianapolis.
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Do not adjust your TV sets.
A thick fog descended over Foxborough, Massachusetts, for the Super Bowl rematch between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. The fog dipped in and out during the first half but sat heavily on the field in the second, making it hard for fans to see action at the far end of the field.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The drive that put the NFL's last unbeaten team on notice started three feet from the Pittsburgh Steelers own end zone.
Over the course of the next five minutes, the Steelers put their considerable offensive talents on display. They literally pushed the Kansas City Chiefs from one end of the field to the other, quieting the Arrowhead Stadium crowd one Ben Roethlisberger pass and Le'Veon Bell run at a time.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald heard the dreaded "double thud" and then just started running.
The first "thud" came from Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell's right foot smacking the ball while attempting a 35-yard field goal late in the first half last Sunday in Chicago. The second thud came when Bears defensive back Sherrick McManis blocked it.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Watching T.J. Watt and Josh Dobbs in their first NFL game, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin got what he expected from the draft picks.
They had their ups and downs, and they showed they belonged in the league, as did eighth-year linebacker Arthur Moats.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Touchdowns are always nice, but clutch kickers are welcome security blankets for NFL offenses, especially in the playoffs.
Three of the four teams left in the postseason have seasoned veterans. And the fourth team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, has a kicker who booted a league playoff-record six field goals last week in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Boswell's pinpoint right leg and Le'Veon Bell's two dancing feet.
They do call it football, after all.
Indeed, Bell spent much of Sunday watching the film "Happy Feet."
"I wasn't nervous about the game," Bell said. "I don't watch ESPN or NFL Live, because I know they'll talk about the game. I don't necessarily want to think about the game.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The defending champions have been eliminated. An AFC North title is now one victory away for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are on their best regular-season surge in seven years.
Chris Boswell tied the club record with six field goals, and Ben Roethlisberger threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass for a 24-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday that left Pittsburgh in control of the division.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Steelers took control of the AFC North by doing a little bit of everything during a month-long winning streak: throwing it, running it, playing some steely defense.
Their fifth straight victory came a whole new way. Call it the kick-6.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Randy Bullock had just arrived home in Houston — unemployed after the Steelers released him — and was doing his laundry when one of Pittsburgh's biggest rivals called.
The kicker tossed his clothes in the dryer and packed them again, this time for a trip to Cincinnati.
And in his first game with a tiger-striped helmet, he'll be trying to take the Steelers down.