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Third down woes continue for Steelers in loss to Bengals

Third down woes continue for Steelers in loss to Bengals

By Ralph N. Paulk, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewIke Taylor wasn’t in the mood for excuses after the Steelers once again faded like leg-weary distance runners in the fourth quarter at Paul Brown ...
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  • Steelers film session: Roethlisberger excels during no-huddle o…

    Steelers film session: Roethlisberger excels during no-huddle offense opportunities

    pittsburghlive.com Sep 17, 2013
    By Mark Kaboly, McKeesport Daily NewsBen Roethlisberger isn’t shy about letting it be known how much he likes to run the no-huddle offense. It’s probably because when he does call ...
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  • Tomlin says offense to blame for slow start

    Tomlin says offense to blame for slow start

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday pinned the blame on his club's unproductive offense as the primary reason for an 0-2 start.
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  • Steelers notebook: Polamalu says believing not the same as doin…

    Steelers notebook: Polamalu says believing not the same as doing

    pittsburghlive.com Sep 17, 2013
    By Alan Robinson, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewTroy Polamalu gave a candid answer when asked how many problems the Steelers have: “A lot.” He also wouldn’t sidestep the question of whether the ...
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  • Steelers cut Shayne Graham, sign some CB depth

    Steelers cut Shayne Graham, sign some CB depth

    The Steelers didn’t need Shayne Graham Monday night, so they certainly didn’t need him Tuesday. Graham was signed last week as insurance in case Shaun Suisham wasn’t able to go because of a hamstring injury, but Suisham did. To take Graham’s roster spot…
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  • Tomlin Says Miller Should Work Fully In Practice This Week

    Tomlin Says Miller Should Work Fully In Practice This Week

    steelersgab.com ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    While there’s not much good in Steeler Nation right now, the team may be getting close to getting one of its offensive stars back, that being tight end Heath Miller. Mike Tomlin said today that he expects Miller to be able to raise his game and practice…
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  • Mike Tomlin: Offense is why we’re 0-2

    Mike Tomlin: Offense is why we’re 0-2

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    The Steelers have scored 19 points in two weeks, which made coach Mike Tomlin something of a master of the obvious at his Tuesday press conference when he was asked about why the team has lost its first two games. “The most significant reason we’re 0-2 …
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  • Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will ‘ramp up his activity’ …

    Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will ‘ramp up his activity’ this week

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin cannot have running back Le’Veon Bell back on the field soon enough. Bell has been out since sustaining a Lisfranc injury in Pittsburgh’s second preseason game on August 19. Since then, Pittsburgh has unsuccessfully…
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  • Monday Evening Quarterback - Week Two

    Monday Evening Quarterback - Week Two

    steelerfury.com Sep 17, 2013
    Two weeks. Two losses. Two offensive debacles. The Steelers are currently: - 31st in total offense - 30th in first downs - 30th in 3rd down conversion percentage - 31st in time of possession - 31st in rushing yards - 26th in passing yards per game
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  • Giovani Bernard not looking for attention, just wins

    Giovani Bernard not looking for attention, just wins

    During last night’s win over the Steelers, it seemed no one could get a hand on Bengals rookie Giovani Bernard. After the game, everyone wanted a piece of him. But after a breakout performance on a national stage, the young running back tried to shrug t…
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  • Frustrations starting to show in un-Steelers-like start

    Frustrations starting to show in un-Steelers-like start

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    It’s a good thing they still have the iconic black and yellow uniforms, and all those trophies in the case. Because at the moment, the Steelers don’t look very much like, well, the Steelers. The frustrations are already beginning to build after their 20…
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  • Steelers’ run game grinds to halt

    Steelers’ run game grinds to halt

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    CINCINNATI -- Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger delivered a pointed message in a locker room where the quiet reflected the Steelers' first 0-2 start since 2002: Look in the mirror for answers before looking anywhere else. Roethlisberger actually told his t…
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  • Shonn Greene has arthroscopic surgery on injured knee

    Shonn Greene has arthroscopic surgery on injured knee

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene missed Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with a knee injury suffered in their season opening win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Greene had arthroscopic surgery Mo…
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  • Steelers not happy with tripping call on Gilbert

    Steelers not happy with tripping call on Gilbert

    pittsburghlive.com Sep 17, 2013
    By Mark Kaboly, McKeesport Daily NewsCINCINNATI — The first word that came to Marcus Gilbert’s mind was “insane.” Sure, the Steelers’ work-in-progress offense made its share of mistakes to bog ...
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  • Lynn solid, but Cardinals can't gain ground in Central

    Lynn solid, but Cardinals can't gain ground in Central

    MLB.com Sep 17, 2013
    An inexperienced starter on the mound for the opposing team, and the Pirates losing earlier in the night at home, Monday night's game against the Rockies appeared to be a golden opportunity for the Cardinals to take sole possession of first place in the…
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  • Collier: Steelers offense AWOL

    Collier: Steelers offense AWOL

    post-gazette.com Sep 17, 2013
    AFC North is a mess from top to bottom, just like the Steelers
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  • Gerry Dulac's Two-minute drill

    Gerry Dulac's Two-minute drill

    post-gazette.com Sep 17, 2013
    A quick look at the top performances from Monday's game ...
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  • Steelers Notebook: Timmons changes LB spot; Wilson debuts as st…

    Steelers Notebook: Timmons changes LB spot; Wilson debuts as starter

    post-gazette.com Sep 17, 2013
    With the season-ending injury to Larry Foote, Lawrence Timmons switched inside positions and played the "buck" linebacker in the defense.
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  • Not Quite Shittsburgh (But Close): Your Bengals-Steelers GIF Ro…

    Not Quite Shittsburgh (But Close): Your Bengals-Steelers GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Sep 17, 2013
    Cincinnati 20, Pittsburgh 10: The Steelers are 0-2 and the Bengals are 1-1 after tonight's Monday Night Football rivalry from the AFC Hey-We-All-Get-To-Play-The-Browns-Twice. There wasn't a whole lot of offense, but the game, like the Bengals twitter ac…
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  • Game changers: Fumble, miscommunication hurt cause

    Game changers: Fumble, miscommunication hurt cause

    pittsburghlive.com Sep 17, 2013
    By Tribune-ReviewPaulson’s fumble alters momentum When your offense has struggled as much as the Steelers, you can’t make mistakes, and you especially can’t make mistakes when ...
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Rookie Running Back’s Touchdowns Help Bengals D…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Rookie Running Back’s Touchdowns Help Bengals Drop the Steelers to 0-2

    nytimes.com Sep 16, 2013
    Running back Giovani Bernard scored his first two N.F.L. touchdowns and the Cincinnati Bengals beat Pittsburgh, extending the Steelers’ early-season misery.
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  • Second Chances, First Place: Inside the Pirates' Rookie-and-Rec…

    Second Chances, First Place: Inside the Pirates' Rookie-and-Reclamation-Project Pitching Staff

    grantland.com Sep 17, 2013
    One of the knocks on baseball's dual wild-card system is that it leaves the winner of the play-in game at a real disadvantage, forcing the club to pit...
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  • Video - SweetSpot TV: NL Playoff Talk 03:08

    SweetSpot TV: NL Playoff Talk

    Sep 17
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss teams that are in the hunt for the playoffs in the National League.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Steelers 00:45

    NFL Nation Buzz: Steelers

    Sep 17
    ESPN Steelers reporter Scott Brown breaks down the trouble with the Steelers' running game.
  • Video - Steelers' Panic Meter 01:35

    Steelers' Panic Meter

    Sep 17
    Jerome Bettis expresses his concern for the Pittsburgh Steelers and thinks Mike Tomlin needs to address the offense and keep the ball in the hands of Ben Roethlisberger if they want any chance of making the playoffs.
  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers postgame press conference 02:32

    Pittsburgh Steelers postgame press conference

    Sep 17
    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger react to the team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL -- NFC East no longer a beast - John Clayton mailbag

    Sep 17
    John Clayton's mailbag: The NFC East has gotten beat up early, and its struggles were easy to foresee.
  • Don Banks: Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia a historic trip back in time

    Sep 17
    He is the only man having already made the same trip down memory lane that Andy Reid faces this week in his much-anticipated return to Philadelphia, and somewhat predictably, he predicted cheers will greet his fellow former Eagles coach Thursday night a…
  • Don't Be Fooled: The Future of Offense Is Simplicity

    Sep 17
    Stanford’s Kevin Hogan gets the offense set against Army. - (Frank DiBrango/Icon SMI) WEST POINT, N.Y. — The future of offensive football doesn’t have to be no-huddle, and it doesn’t have to be breakneck. It just has to be varied, and it has to put thou…