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Polamalu (calf) back at practice for Steelers

Polamalu (calf) back at practice for Steelers

For the first time in seven weeks, Troy Polamalu was on the practice field with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • Roethlisberger out again

    Roethlisberger out again

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23, 2012
    Despite some hints that perhaps the Steelers would bring quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back on Sunday after missing a game with a shoulder/rib injury, Roethlisberger once again has been scratched. The official injury report lists the team’s veteran sig
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  • I'd rather have a gun than a crutch"

    I'd rather have a gun than a crutch"

    steelerfury.com Nov 23, 2012
    I will not recount the pain and anguish from Sunday night against the Ravens. The Steelers defense played 60 minutes of football…If they plan on making the playoffs and overcoming the injuries to Ben and the rest of the skill players that must become th
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  • The Giants, the Chargers, and the Ravens: Answers to Readers' Q…

    The Giants, the Chargers, and the Ravens: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Nov 23, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Cleveland Newspaper Headline Inadvertently Says Browns Have No …

    Cleveland Newspaper Headline Inadvertently Says Browns Have No Balls

    deadspin.com Nov 23, 2012
    There's already Sunday's planned giveaway of white flags, and now there's this headline in today's Plain Dealer. Steelers week really brings out the city's subtlety, doesn't it? More »
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  • Joe Haden says he’s playing against the Steelers

    Joe Haden says he’s playing against the Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23, 2012
    The Browns missed cornerback Joe Haden against the Cowboys last week, but it sounds like he’ll be back for this week’s game against the Steelers. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Haden said Friday that he has recovered from hi
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  • Steelers Gab 2012 Week 12 NFL Preview — Pittsbugh at Cleveland

    Steelers Gab 2012 Week 12 NFL Preview — Pittsbugh at Cleveland

    steelersgab.com Nov 23, 2012
    The Browns and Steelers do battle Sunday in Cleveland, where the Steelers have lost just twice since the Browns return to the NFL in 1999. They will have to take on the Browns with Charlie Batch as the starter, as both Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftw…
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  • Final Word: AFC North

    Final Word: AFC North

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 12: Veteran arm: Charlie Batch is the third starting quarterback in as many games for the Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich went down with rib and shoulder injuries in consecutive weeks. Batch, who…
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  • Friday Forecast: Week 12 predictions

    Friday Forecast: Week 12 predictions

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    It was a good week for this AFC North prognosticator. It was actually a perfect one, if you want to be exact. This week could be trickier. The Ravens go cross-country. The Steelers are on their third starting quarterback in as many games. And the Bengal…
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  • Cook: Harrison's heroics not in forecast

    Cook: Harrison's heroics not in forecast

    post-gazette.com Nov 23, 2012
    Steelers need the old James Harrsion, but it is unlikely the veteran outside linebacker will regain such form this season
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  • Steelers QB Roethlisberger welcomes baby boy

    Steelers QB Roethlisberger welcomes baby boy

    post-gazette.com Nov 23, 2012
    Big Ben, meet Little Ben. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, welcomed a baby boy into the world Wednesday.
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Steelers vs. Browns 04:18

    'Playbook': Steelers vs. Browns

    Nov 23
    Will the Cleveland Browns be able to get to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch? "Playbook" explains what the Browns need to do to win in Week 12.
  • Video - Steelers going back in time 01:49

    Steelers going back in time

    Nov 23
    Week 12 will show the Pittsburgh Steelers from long ago when Charlie Batch and Plaxico Burress take the field again. "Around the League" examines whether they can have an impact against the Cleveland Browns.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: League should, and will, revisit excessive penalty that cost L…

    Nov 23
    This column is traditionally a look ahead to a good story angle in a Sunday or Monday game, but this week I'm throwing a changeup. I want to look at a dumb rule that needs to be changed. You know it, I know it, the league knows it ... and there's little…