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Rashard Mendenhall reinstated by Steelers

Rashard Mendenhall reinstated by Steelers

profootballtalk.com post-gazette.com Updated Dec 17, 2012
After being suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reinstated running back Rashard Mendenhall to their roster. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers will have a roster exempt…
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  • Your Monday Night Football Open Thread

    Your Monday Night Football Open Thread

    deadspin.com Dec 17, 2012
    New York Jets at Tennessee Titans (ESPN): Welp, here we are: Jets and Titans. The Jets, amazingly, still have a glimmer of hope for a playoff run. They need to win their remaining games and have the Bengals/Steelers do some stuff. Which is to say, they …
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  • NFL Week 15 review: John Clayton's Last Call

    NFL Week 15 review: John Clayton's Last Call

    ESPN.com Dec 16, 2012
    The 2012 season has been marked by close games, but that wasn't the case Sunday, writes John Clayton.
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  • Playing for Todd Haley in K.C. helped Brandon Carr get crucial …

    Playing for Todd Haley in K.C. helped Brandon Carr get crucial pick

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17, 2012
    When Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr stepped in front of a Ben Roethlisberger pass early in overtime on Sunday night, it set the Cowboys up for a win that vaulted them into a three-way scrum for the NFC East title. It also might have been a message to S…
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  • Upon Further Review: Steelers

    Upon Further Review: Steelers

    ESPN.com post-gazette.com Dec 17, 2012
    Revisiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 27-24 overtime loss at the Dallas Cowboys: The Steelers' depleted secondary was picked on by Tony Romo and the Cowboys. Romo threw 69 percent of his passes outside the painted numbers on the field, according to ESPN S…
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  • Roethlisberger openly criticizes Haley's play-calls

    Roethlisberger openly criticizes Haley's play-calls

    CNNSI.com Dec 17, 2012
    Roethlisberger openly criticizes Haley's play-calls
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  • Watch DeMarco Murray Get Pantsed During Yesterday's Steelers-Co…

    Watch DeMarco Murray Get Pantsed During Yesterday's Steelers-Cowboys Game

    deadspin.com Dec 17, 2012
    Yesterday, running back DeMarco Murray joined the vaunted fraternity of Dallas Cowboys players who have had their butt cheeks put on display to be ogled by the masses when a routine tackle in the third quarter turned into an all-out pantsing. This is no…
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  • Dez Bryant likely needs bone graft, but says it won’t come from…

    Dez Bryant likely needs bone graft, but says it won’t come from his hip

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17, 2012
    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant caught four passes for 59 yards in Sunday’s 27-24 overtime win over the Steelers, including a key 24-yard touchdown in the third quarter, despite playing with a finger injury that will require surgery after the season. I
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  • Big Ben sounds unhappy with Haley's calls

    Big Ben sounds unhappy with Haley's calls

    ESPN.com Dec 17, 2012
    After throwing the game-changing interception in the 27-24 overtime loss in Dallas, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger accepted responsibility for the team's fourth loss in five games. "Absolutely, 100 percent, this is on me," he said. We…
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  • How Bengals, Steelers can reach playoffs

    How Bengals, Steelers can reach playoffs

    ESPN.com Dec 17, 2012
    The Baltimore Ravens became the first AFC North team to reach the playoffs this year, and the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers are fighting to join them. Cincinnati (8-6) is the only team in the division who can clinch a playoff berth on S…
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  • Week 15 Quick Hits: A Cowboys-Steelers Classic

    Week 15 Quick Hits: A Cowboys-Steelers Classic

    nytimes.com Dec 17, 2012
    In what might have been the best game we've seen all season, the difference was cornerbacks.
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  • Cook: Turnovers, and lack thereof, the real issue

    Cook: Turnovers, and lack thereof, the real issue

    post-gazette.com Dec 17, 2012
    The Steelers defense didn't have an interception for the seventh time in 14 games and has just seven for the season.
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  • Dan Rooney ready to get back to work

    Dan Rooney ready to get back to work

    post-gazette.com Dec 17, 2012
    Dan Rooney, who stepped down as Ambassador to Ireland, said he is ready to get back to work with the Steelers immediately "every way I can.
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  • Video - Ben Roethlisberger Questions Game Plan 02:54

    Ben Roethlisberger Questions Game Plan

    Dec 17
    Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski break down the potential disconnect between Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley.
  • Video - GameDay: Steelers vs. Cowboys highlights 05:21

    GameDay: Steelers vs. Cowboys highlights

    Dec 17
    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo throws for over 340 yards and two touchdowns to help the Cowboys edge the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 in overtime.`

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Some statement Week 15 wins, but playoff chase still a tangled…

    Dec 17
    In my job, athletes are not very good interviews after 34-0 losses. They don't want to talk after 34-0 losses. They will find every excuse not to pick up the phone after 34-0 losses. But Sunday was different. Victor Cruz is different. This weekend was d…