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Tuesday
Apr212015

Steelers' Brown Wants New Contract

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(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) -- After a career season, Antonio Brown wants a new contract from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brown chose not to attend the team's offseason workouts because he desires a reworked deal.

Currently, Brown has three years remaining on his contract that has him as the 14th highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.

Last year, Brown caught 13 touchdowns on 129 passes with 1,698 yards receiving -- the sixth highest in league history.

Brown signed a five-year, $42.5 million in 2012.


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Tuesday
Nov182014

Steelers Rally on Bell's 200 Yard Effort

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH, Pa) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied from 11 points down at the start of the fourth quarter to defeat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 on Monday Night Football. 

Coming off an upset loss to the New York Jets last week the Steelers continued to show signs of playing down to their opponent.  With an opportunity to put the Titans in hole with less than one minute to in the first half, Ben Roethlisberger tossed an interception to defensive back Jason McCourty. Tennessee immediately capitalized when rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger found a wide open Nate Washington streaking upfield for an 80 yard touchdown strike.

The Titans would enter halftime leading 17-13 and would assume a lead of 24-13 when late in the third quarter, Mettenberger connected with tight end Chase Coffman for a short touchdown. 

The Steelers would regroup as their defense remained firm and Roethlisberger began to find a groove connecting with his receivers on short and intermediate passes. Running back LeVeon Bell also carried the load as he rushed for 204 yards on 33 carries and added a touchdown. 

The Steelers are now 7-4 as they head into their bye week.


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Tuesday
Oct212014

Second Quarter Outburst Lifts Steelers Past Houston

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers scored 24 points in the second quarter, including three touchdowns in less than 90 seconds, to pick up a 30-23 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night. It was the 16th straight victory for the Steelers on Monday Night Football.

Trailing 13-0 halfway through the second quarter, the Steelers (4-3) got on the board with a Shaun Suisham field goal at the 3:08 mark. Less than two minutes later, Ben Roethlisberger found Martavis Bryant for a 35-yard touchdown pass that brought Pittsburgh within three at 13-10.

What happened next changed the course of the game. Two plays after the touchdown, Houston's Arian Foster fumbled deep in his own territory to give the Steelers perfect field possession. Wide receiver Antonio Brown then delivered a three-yard pass to Lance Moore on a reverse, putting Pittsburgh ahead 17-13. Things only escalated for the Texans (3-4) when Ryan Fitzpatrick's pass was tipped an intercepted on the very next play.

That set-up another scoring drive for Pittsburgh, capped off by a Roethlisberger two-yard strike to Le'Veon Ball, making it a 24-13 ball game at halftime.

"You stand on the sidelines long enough, you will see explosions such as that," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "It was good to be on the good side of it."

The Steelers only mustered a pair of second-half field goals and had to hold off a late rally by the Texans. Houston pulled within a touchdown when Fitzpatrick and Foster connected for a touchdown pass with 1:31 remaining in regulation. However, the ensuing onside kick was recovered by Pittsburgh, who ran out the clock.


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Monday
Dec162013

Steelers Stuff Bengals 30-20 

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) --  Antonio Brown scored two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers stuffed the Cincinnati Bengals 30-20 on Sunday night.

Brown caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter as the Steelers (6-8) opened up a 14-0 lead.  He added a 67-yard punt return touchdown as Pittsburgh snapped a two-game skid.

"It's always great when you dictate the game and play ahead and not play catch-up," Brown said.

The Bengals (9-5) fell behind early and never recovered.  They were looking to move closer to a third consecutive playoff berth.  A win would have also given them the No. 2 seed in the AFC after New England (10-4) lost to Miami earlier in the day.

"We didn't make anything happen," Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis said. "We didn't make any plays, create any opportunities."

Andy Dalton threw for 230 yards and two scores in the loss.

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Sunday
Oct132013

Steelers Pick Up First Win of the Season by Defeating the Jets, 19-6

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers finally picked up their first win of the season after defeating the New York Jets 19-6 on Sunday.

Not only was it the Steelers' first win of the seaoson, it was teh 600th win in franchise history.

Pittsburgh is now 1-4 on the season while the Jets fell to 3-3.

It wasn't pretty, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did enough to secure the win for the Steelers. He completed 22 of 30 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown.

Antonio Brown led the Steelers with nine catches for 86 yards while Emmanuel Sanders caught 55-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter for the game's lone touchdown.

Jets' rookie quarterback Geno Smith completed 19 of 34 passes for 201 yards on the day. Last week against Atlanta, Smith threw two interceptions.

The Steelers were able to get their first takeaway of the season in the win as well.

Bilal Powell led the Jets with 30 rushing yards while Jeff Cumberland led teh team with four catches for 59 yards.

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Friday
Aug092013

Steelers' Plaxico Burress to Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A tough blow for Plax.  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress suffered a torn rotator cuff, which could possibly end his season, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

The team announced on Friday that Burress will undergo shoulder surgery on Monday.

Burress was injured when he landed on his right arm while trying to make a catch over two wide receivers.  He was then carted off the field and found later with an arm sling.

Burress signed with the Steelers last season and had three receptions in four games.

The Steelers now have penciled in Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders to be the starting wide receivers on the roster. Jerricho Cotchery is now the third man in line to come off the bench for Pittsburgh. 

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Friday
Dec092011

Steelers Top Browns 14-3 on 'Thursday Night Football'

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The more injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets, the better it seems he plays. Despite playing with a leg injury, Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a hard-fought win over their division rival Cleveland Browns.

During the second quarter, Roethlisberger took a sack and had to leave the game to get the injury checked out, leaving with the Steelers leading just 7-6. Roethlisberger had feared the leg was broken, but when the doctor informed him there was no break, that was all Big Ben needed to hear.

He returned in the second half without skipping a beat. He completed eight of his next 12 pass attempts in the second half, including a 79-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown, which sealed the win.

"It was one of the most painful things I've ever felt," Roethlisberger said after the win. "It felt like the middle of my leg was just, cracked...it felt like my foot was outside of my leg."

Roethlisberger is now 13-1 in his career against the Browns.

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