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Big Ben refuses to let Steelers collapse

Big Ben refuses to let Steelers collapse

ESPN.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger walked onto the field after the Steelers' defense blew another fourth-quarter lead with a 1-3 start hitting him in the face as hard as the rain at Heinz Field. But the Steelers came back to beat the Eagles because of Roe…
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  • Steelers win in Mendenhall’s return

    Steelers win in Mendenhall’s return

    steelerstoday.com Oct 7, 2012
    I hadn’t realized how much I missed Rashard Mendenhall………until after he returned to the Steelers.  Without Mendenhall, the Steelers struggled to gain yards on the ground.  Calling their running attack impotent would have been an insult to impote
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  • The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Ov…

    The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Donald Brown triumphantly trolling the Packers to Brandon Lloyd dancing around like no one's looking. Only the Chargers and Saints have yet to play, so let's see what the week had to offer. More »
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  • Kurt Coleman throws away Antonio Brown’s shoe (VIDEO)

    Kurt Coleman throws away Antonio Brown’s shoe (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Antonio Brown had a big game during the Pittsburgh Steelers' tight win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He finished the day with 86 yards on seven catches, so the Eagles had to get creative in defending him. For example, Kurt Coleman tried the old Steal Br…
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  • Steelers top Eagles with last-second field goal

    Steelers top Eagles with last-second field goal

    Shaun Suisham hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
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  • Steelers' Polamalu re-injures right calf

    Steelers' Polamalu re-injures right calf

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter after aggravating his strained right calf.
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  • Halftime thoughts on Steelers-Eagles

    Halftime thoughts on Steelers-Eagles

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    PITTSBURGH -- Some thoughts at halftime, where the Steelers lead the Eagles 10-0: The Steelers' defense is getting turnovers, but the offense isn't capitalizing. Pittsburgh scored no points off two Michael Vick fumbles. The Steelers only had three takea…
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  • Woodley questionable with hamstring injury

    Woodley questionable with hamstring injury

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    The injuries continue to pile up for the Steelers. Shortly after the Steelers announced safety Troy Polamalu reinjured his calf, Pittsburgh reported that outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is questionable to return with a hamstring injury. Woodley missed…
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  • Vick can’t stop fumbling, Polamalu can’t stay healthy

    Vick can’t stop fumbling, Polamalu can’t stay healthy

    Eagles quarterback Michael Vick continues to be a turnover machine. Vick lost two fumbles in the first quarter of today’s game in Pittsburgh, continuing a rough season in which he simply hasn’t been able to protect the ball. Heading into today’s gam
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  • Countdown Live: Eagles-Steelers

    Countdown Live: Eagles-Steelers

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the match up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Eagles-Steelers
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  • AFC North game day by the numbers

    AFC North game day by the numbers

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    A look at the stats to remember for Sunday's games: 3 -- Straight games in which Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown has at least 70 yards receiving. 5 -- Straight games by the Steelers in which they have no more than two sacks, including playoffs. T…
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  • Pre-game notes: Steelers to rotate LBs

    Pre-game notes: Steelers to rotate LBs

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    Here are some happenings over the weekend for each AFC North team: RAVENS: Baltimore is preparing for Kansas City's press coverage with cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Stanford Routt. "They had a little bit of a switch from last year," offensi…
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  • AFC North programming note

    AFC North programming note

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    PITTSBURGH -- As you might have noticed by the first word in this post, I'm in Pittsburgh (my home away from home, as I like to call it) for the Philadelphia Eagles-Pittsburgh Steelers game today. I will provide a Rapid Reaction and column from what sho…
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  • Head to head: Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders vs. Eagles CB Brando…

    Head to head: Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders vs. Eagles CB Brandon Boykin

    post-gazette.com Oct 7, 2012
    No National Football League team can come close to matching the Steelers success on third down, especially the Philadelphia Eagles.
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  • The Immaculate Reception: For Jim Otto, no doubt or catch

    The Immaculate Reception: For Jim Otto, no doubt or catch

    post-gazette.com Oct 7, 2012
    For years following the Immaculate Reception, Jim Otto saw John "Frenchy" Fuqua at playoff games and other football functions.
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  • Slippery QBs take different paths for Steelers, Eagles

    Slippery QBs take different paths for Steelers, Eagles

    post-gazette.com Oct 7, 2012
    Michael Vick, the NFL's all-time leading rusher for a quarterback, faces Ben Roethlisberger, no wallflower himself.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Eagles-Steelers Recap 02:00

    Sunday Blitz: Eagles-Steelers Recap

    Oct 7
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Steelers' 16-14 win over the Eagles as Shaun Suisham kicked a late field goal to win it.
  • Video - Steelers postgame press conference 01:17

    Steelers postgame press conference

    Oct 7
    Steelers react following game with Eagles
  • Video - Suisham's Last Second Field Goal Lifts Steelers 00:32

    Suisham's Last Second Field Goal Lifts Steelers

    Oct 7
    Shaun Suisham hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Steelers to a 16-14 victory over the Eagles.
  • Video - Mendenhall Feels Good About Win 01:04

    Mendenhall Feels Good About Win

    Oct 7
    Rashard Mendenhall comments on the Steelers' 16-14 win against the Eagles.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 7
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 7
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....