PITTSBURGH (AP) — No matter when it comes, that first loss always stings.
All the work during the offseason. All the optimism built over the course of training camp. All the preparation during game week.
BALTIMORE (AP) — With a vault and a jump pass, and all the confidence from his coach and teammates he could ask for, Lamar Jackson finally beat Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City.
Using his legs to rush for 107 yards and scoring twice, including flipping into the end zone for the winning score, Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Chiefs 36-35 Sunday night.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — With quarterback Joe Burrow healed, the Cincinnati Bengals came into the season believing they were in position to improve on a dismal 2020.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The growing pains Ben Roethlisberger warned about were unmistakable.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is hopeful All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt will be available when the defending AFC North champions open the season on Sunday in Buffalo.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their secondary depth on the eve of the regular season, acquiring cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon from Seattle in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2023 draft.
CLEVELAND (AP) — During a 2020 season strewn with unknowns and unprecedented obstacles, the Browns ended two lengthy droughts.
They're focused on quenching another — a first division title since 1989.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-5)
New faces: RB Najee Harris, LB Joe Schobert, LB Melvin Ingram, OL Trai Turner, C Kendrick Green, TE Pat Freiermuth.
Key losses: C Maurkice Pouncey, RG David DeCastro, LT Alejandro Villanueva, RB James Conner, TE Vance McDonald, LB Bud Dupree, DB Steven Nelson, LB Vince Williams.
CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-11-1)
New faces: WR Ja’Marr Chase, OL Riley Reiff, DL Trey Hendrickson, DT Larry Ogunjobi, CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Mike Hilton, OT Jackson Carman, DE Joseph Ossai.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade linebacker Joe Schobert to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because neither side had formally finalized the deal.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-5)
CAMP SITE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
LAST YEAR: The Steelers used a franchise-best 11-0 start to their fourth AFC North title since 2014. QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 33 touchdowns in his return from right-elbow surgery that cut short his 2019 season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently expressed the challenges of learning a new offense in his 18th NFL season.
First-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada intends to build off the strengths of the two-time Super Bowl winner, while also placing a renewed emphasis on a run game that is expected to feature rookie Najee Harris after finishing last in the NFL in 2020.
Week 17 was every bit as tense but ultimately a lot kinder to the AFC North champion Baltimore Ravens this season.
The Ravens went 9-7 but were eliminated from the playoffs in Week 17 last year in a win-and-in situation vs.
The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday, when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card...
BALTIMORE -- The offense didn't commit a turnover and chewed up the clock with a series of lengthy drives. The defense made stops inside the red zone and got off the field on third down.
The game held Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium played out much like it did five weeks ago at Heinz Field.
The game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens isn't so much a rematch for the Pittsburgh Steelers as it is part two of the team's midseason revenge tour across the AFC North.
In part one, the Steelers avenged an season-opening tie against the Cleveland Browns with a decisive 33-18 victory Sunday at Heinz Field to remain stationed atop the division with a 4-2-1 record.
I'm joined by fellow columnist Kevin Gorman and Steelers beat writer Joe Rutter to talk about the Steelers quest to finally get a divisional win in their third try of 2018.
This time it'll be against Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton kept the Ravens out of the playoffs last year by throwing a long touchdown pass...
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.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Just two weeks ago, the Baltimore Ravens had lost four straight and were working on their second offensive coordinator of the season...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green's big game got the Bengals back to break-even and left them with reasons for optimism heading into a tough stretch of their season.
Green had 10 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night, leading Cincinnati to a 22-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins .