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Steelers looked ahead, now have long wait for 2018 season

Steelers looked ahead, now have long wait for 2018 season

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were looking past the Jacksonville Jaguars and ahead to the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. Now they have all offseason to look ahead to the 2018 season. Looking back, it's inexplicable how Steelers players felt the freedom to openly talk about a rematch with the Patriots when a team like the Jaguars was coming to town for a playoff game. The Steelers lost to the Jaguars by 21 points during the regular season. That should have been enough reason for the players to keep their mouths shut before the game. But they talked about playing the Patriots again and gave the Jaguars even more motivation. Changes are coming to the Steelers as a result. The makeup of this roster won't be the same next season. It never is. The coaching staff will change, too. Offensiv...
Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction, preview, pick to win

Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction, preview, pick to win

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (11-6) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-3)GAME SNAPSHOTKICKOFF: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, Heinz Field, TV: CBS, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter).SERIES HISTORY: 25th all-time meeting. Jaguars lead series, 13-11, and beat the Steelers, 30-9, during the regular season. That was the Jaguars' first victory in the series since beating the Steelers, 31-29, in an AFC wild-card game after the 2007 season. The wild-card game is the only time these two teams played in the postseason.KEYS TO THE GAME: The Steelers made plenty of mistakes in their 30-9 loss to Jacksonville during the regular season. There is at least one mistake the Steelers won't repeat in the rematch Sunday afternoon when the Jaguars visit Heinz Field for an AFC divisional round playoff game -- they wo...
James Harrison tells all regarding Pittsburgh Steelers departure

James Harrison tells all regarding Pittsburgh Steelers departure

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Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison says he asked to be released multiple times due to being underutilized by the Pittsburgh Steelers.Harrison, 39, wrote a lengthy Instagram post Friday, detailing his departure from the Steelers. The 6-foot, 242-pound defender joined the franchise as an undrafted free agent in 2002.He went on to win two Super Bowls during his 14-year tenure with the team. He was also named an All-Pro twice and made the Pro Bowl every year from 2007 through 2011.The Steelers' franchise leader in sacks was released on Saturday. He signed with the New England Patriots after clearing waivers.After his release, Steelers players made some pointed comments about their former teammate. Center Maurkice Pouncey wanted to set the record straight th...
Pittsburgh Steelers outlast Green Bay Packers on Chris Boswell's 53-yard FG

Pittsburgh Steelers outlast Green Bay Packers on Chris Boswell's 53-yard FG

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PITTSBURGH -- The last time the Green Bay Packers came to Heinz Field, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger hooked up in a duel for the ages. No one expected anything like it Sunday night, particularly with Brett Hundley playing for Rodgers. But it went down to the final play again, this time Chris Boswell's 53-yard field goal with no time left giving the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-28 win. Hundley, the third-year injury replacement, gave Roethlisberger and the Steelers the full Rodgers treatment with touchdown passes of 39, 54 and 55 yards, but the old veteran Roethlisberger found his go-to receiver, Antonio Brown, in the late going to set up Boswell's game-winning kick. Pittsburgh (9-2) won its sixth consecutive game while Green Bay (5-6) lost its second in a row. The duel started early and...
Pittsburgh Steelers demote disgruntled Martavis Bryant to scout team

Pittsburgh Steelers demote disgruntled Martavis Bryant to scout team

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was demoted to the scout team on Wednesday and is expected to be inactive for Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions. The 25-year-old Bryant told reporters Wednesday he is not playing Sunday. When asked why, Bryant said, "Social media." Bryant told reporters after Wednesday's practice he is frustrated. "I'm not going to hide how I feel," Bryant said. "What happened has happened. "If I'm not traded I'm going to work my butt off here, and whatever happens happens. You're not going to hear me complaining no more. I'm just going to be quiet and let everything fall into place." Bryant was targeted twice and caught one pass for 3 yards during last Sunday's 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. After the game on social media Sunday night, ...