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Wednesday
Nov162011

Steelers' Roethlisberger Has Fractured Thumb, Hopes Not To Miss Any Time

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers bye-week comes at a perfect time for the team, specifically quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger fractured his right thumb at an unknown point during the team's 24-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but despite the injury during the game, Roethlisberger didn't miss a single play under center for the first place Steelers.

Roethlisberger has played with a similar injury before. Back in 2005 Big Ben had a thumb injury, but it didn't keep the team from winning the Super Bowl that season.

Luckily for Roethlisberger and the rest of the Steelers, the has the next week off before they take to the field on November 27th against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Thursday
Nov102011

Steelers Safety Ryan Clark Speaks Out on $40,000 Fine

Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)(NEW YORK) -- The fines just keep on coming to NFL players, specifically the Pittsburgh Steelers. Safety Ryan Clark was fined $40,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson on Sunday night.

This is the second straight week Clark has been fined by the NFL. Two weeks ago, Clark was fined $15,000 for his hit on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Clark isn't happy with the number of fines he and his teammates have been accumulating.

"There wasn't anything malicious about it," Clark said. "It wasn't a spear. It wasn't a forearm to the head. It wasn't any of those things and to be fined $40,000 for that? To me it's either targeting me as a single player or it's targeting this team."

After Clark's latest fine, the Steelers have been fined 13 times, totaling more than $182,000.

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Monday
Nov072011

Ravens Stun Steelers 23-20 In Final Seconds

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The Sunday night showdown between the Ravens and Steelers -- that resulted in a 23-20 Baltimore win -- showed why these two teams have arguably the best rivalry in the entire NFL.

Not a single touchdown was scored in the first half, as the Ravens led 9-6 going into the third quarter.

Once the second half started it was a different story, as the Ravens took a 16-6 lead mid-way through the third quarter after a Ray Rice touchdown. Pittsburgh swiftly responded with touchdowns from Rashard Mendenhall and Mike Wallace in the fourth quarter to take a 20-16 lead.

Baltimore had one more chance to win the game. The team started its final drive at the 8-yard line with 2:17 left in the game. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco led the Ravens to the 26-yard line, and with just eight seconds left, Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Torrey Smith to take a 23-20 lead -- and that was the difference.

With the win, the Ravens sweep the season series against the Steelers. At 6-2, they are tied with fellow AFC North rival Cincinatti Bengals for the best record in the conference.  

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Thursday
Nov032011

NFL Week 8 Preview: Baltimore (5-2) at Pittsburgh (6-2) 

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Sunday Night Football will feature one of the most intense rivalries in all of sports when The (5-2) Baltimore Ravens travel to the Steel City to take on The (6-2) Pittsburgh Steelers. The contest will showcase the NFL’s top two ranked defenses.

“We expecting a physical football game and this is football,” Ravens all-time sack leader, linebacker Terrell Suggs said. “I guarantee you the NFL, the world will stop for this game. Everybody wants to see it.”

This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season. Back in week one, the Ravens pounded Pittsburgh at home, 35-7.

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. Eastern time.

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Wednesday
Oct262011

Patriots Tight End Gronkowski Sorry for Racy Pictures

Elsa/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has apologized after pictures with him and adult film star Bibi Jones surfaced on the Internet over the weekend.  One of the pictures shows Gronkowski with his shirt off and Jones wearing his Patriots jersey. 

"I didn't send anything to hurt the reputation of anyone on the New England Patriots or on behalf of Robert Kraft," Gronkowski told reporters Wednesday. "That's all, just a simple picture, that's all. From here on out, I'm just here to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers and the big game this weekend." The Patriots take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Gronkowski, who scored three touchdowns in New England's win over the Steelers last year, is one of the Patriots' top receivers this season.  He has 29 catches for 401 yards and five touchdowns.

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