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NFL Week 17 Winners and Losers: Steelers' near-miss will hurt a…

NFL Week 17 Winners and Losers: Steelers' near-miss will hurt all offseason

yahoo.com Updated Dec 29, 2013
The Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans probably shouldn't feel cheated.After starting the season 0-4, there's no way the Steelers should have even been alive for a playoff spot at about 7:10 p.m. ET on the season's final day. But, throughout it all, tha…
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  • Should Kansas City have gotten a re-kick to win the San Diego g…

    Should Kansas City have gotten a re-kick to win the San Diego game?

    yahoo.com Dec 29, 2013
    Steelers fans, you might want to turn away from this one. It's going to hurt.In a year of officiating nightmares, Pittsburgh's season might have ended on one. The scenario: Kansas City vs. San Diego, four seconds remaining, the Chiefs setting up for a p…
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  • Gene Collier: Steelers' 8-8 record befits their season

    Gene Collier: Steelers' 8-8 record befits their season

    post-gazette.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Steelers vacated Heinz Field for the North Side gloom Sunday not knowing whether they would play their next football game within eight days or within 8½ months, but they knew this:
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  • Kovacevic: Steelers’ luck ran dry, but not well

    Kovacevic: Steelers’ luck ran dry, but not well

    pittsburghlive.com Dec 29, 2013
    The kick went wide. Of course it went wide. The fumble return for a touchdown was waved off. Of course it was waved off. All ...
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  • Steelers’ rookie linebacker Jones redeems himself in finale

    Steelers’ rookie linebacker Jones redeems himself in finale

    pittsburghlive.com Dec 29, 2013
    For a first-round pick, you probably shouldn’t be able to count Jarvis Jones’ significant plays on one hand. However … • A hit on Titans ...
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  • Steelers notebook: Defense comes up with stops deep in territor…

    Steelers notebook: Defense comes up with stops deep in territory

    pittsburghlive.com Dec 29, 2013
    Linebacker Lawrence Timmons and rookie Jarvis Jones ignited a Steelers defense Sunday that flirted with a shutout of the Cleveland Browns en route to a ...
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  • Steelers’ veterans prepare for uncertain offseason

    Steelers’ veterans prepare for uncertain offseason

    pittsburghlive.com Dec 29, 2013
    Brett Keisel seemingly turned back the clock as the Steelers tried in vain to get into the postseason with a 20-7 victory over AFC North ...
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  • Twitter Shares The Pulse Of Steelers Players And Fans After Bei…

    Twitter Shares The Pulse Of Steelers Players And Fans After Being Knocked Out Of The Playoffs

    steelersgab.com Dec 29, 2013
    It was a heartbreaking way to watch the season come to an end on Sunday evening, as the Chargers pulled out a 27-24 OT win over the Chiefs that will send them to the playoffs, and not the black and gold. A number of Steelers players and many fans took t…
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  • Steelers left to ponder what ifs

    Steelers left to ponder what ifs

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- Add Ryan Succop's missed field goal to the plays the Steelers will look at wistfully when they reflect on the 2013 season. Succop, who kicks for the Chiefs, missed a 41-yard field goal Sunday night that would have beaten the Chargers and s…
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  • Steelers Miss Out On Playoff Birth After Chargers Win Over KC

    Steelers Miss Out On Playoff Birth After Chargers Win Over KC

    steelersgab.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Chiefs had nothing to play for Sunday, but despite that they were a missed kick away from sending the Steelers to the postseason, but it was not to be. Ryan Succop missed a 41-yard field goal with seconds left in regulation that would have won it fo…
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  • Uncertainty over Chudzinski angers players

    Uncertainty over Chudzinski angers players

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    Cleveland Browns players reacted angrily to the mere notion that coach Rob Chudzinski could be fired following the team’s 4-12 season. And when they spoke in the locker room after the season-ending loss to the Steelers, they weren’t even sure it would h…
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  • Steelers’ 2014 opponents revealed

    Steelers’ 2014 opponents revealed

    pittsburghlive.com Dec 29, 2013
    One surprise of the Steelers’ second-half surge: They finished second in the AFC North ahead of Baltimore, based on tiebreakers. As a result, they’ll play ...
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  • Ravens fall to Bengals, miss playoffs for first time since 2007

    Ravens fall to Bengals, miss playoffs for first time since 2007

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2013
    For the second consecutive season, the defending Super Bowl champions will miss the playoffs. The Ravens’ 34-17 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday, coupled with the Steelers’ win vs. the Browns, eliminates Baltimore from postseason contention. The Ravens, who…
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  • Ryan Clark not ready to retire

    Ryan Clark not ready to retire

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark isn’t ready to call it a career even if the 12th-year veteran has to suit up for another team next season. “I’m playing,” Clark said after the Steelers beat the Browns, 20-7, at Heinz Field to fin…
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  • Pittsburgh Steelers win ... and wait

    Pittsburgh Steelers win ... and wait

    PITTSBURGH -- Ryan Clark, after almost certainly playing his final game as a Steeler at Heinz Field, was in a hurry. And it had nothing to do with the veteran free safety getting himself in front of a TV to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Cha…
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  • Steelers Wrap Up Regular Season 8-8 After 20-7 Beating Of Brown…

    Steelers Wrap Up Regular Season 8-8 After 20-7 Beating Of Browns

    steelersgab.com Dec 29, 2013
    For the second straight season the Steelers won their final game of the season to wrap up a season at .500 at 8-8. Unlike last season though, the club had a lot more to play for Sunday, as they needed a win and early losses by the Ravens and Dolphins to…
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  • Ravens and Dolphins choke away opportunities to make AFC playof…

    Ravens and Dolphins choke away opportunities to make AFC playoffs with losses

    yahoo.com Dec 29, 2013
    There were several playoff scenarios involving the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins. Trying to understand all of them was like dissecting a complex math problem.However, when the Steelers opened up a huge lead on Sunday, one aspect of the playoff pos…
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  • Steelers finish on high note, await possible playoff fate

    Steelers finish on high note, await possible playoff fate

    pittsburghlive.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Steelers did what they needed to do. Jerricho Cotchery caught his 10th touchdown pass of the season, Le’Veon Bell ran for a score and ...
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  • Jason Worilds inactive for season finale

    Jason Worilds inactive for season finale

    One of the Steelers’ top pass rushers is inactive for Sunday’s must-win game vs. Cleveland. Jason Worilds will miss the season finale with an abdominal injury, the club disclosed today. Worilds, 25, has 63 tackles and eight sacks in 15 games this season…
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  • Jordan Cameron in, Joe Haden out

    Jordan Cameron in, Joe Haden out

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Browns will have tight end Jordan Cameron in the season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they will not have cornerback Joe Haden. No doubt Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will notice that rookie Leon McFadden is playing corner. Other…
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  • Final NFL Odds For Week 17 – Steelers Still 7-Point Favorites V…

    Final NFL Odds For Week 17 – Steelers Still 7-Point Favorites Vs Browns

    steelersgab.com Dec 29, 2013
    Final NFL Odds For Week 17 – Steelers Still 7-Point Favorites Vs Browns
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Browns-Steelers Recap 03:29

    Sunday Blitz: Browns-Steelers Recap

    Dec 29
    Prim Siripipat and Tom Waddle break down the Steelers' Week 17 win over the Browns.
  • Video - Le'Veon Bell postgame press conference 05:56

    Le'Veon Bell postgame press conference

    Dec 29
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell reacts to the team's win against the Cleveland Browns in Week 17.
  • Video - Bell, Steelers Crush Browns 00:40

    Bell, Steelers Crush Browns

    Dec 29
    Le'Veon Bell rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown to help the Steelers beat the Browns 20-7 and keep their playoff hopes alive.
  • Video - Steelers postgame press conference 02:47

    Steelers postgame press conference

    Dec 29
    Steelers react following game with Browns

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    Dec 29
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    Dec 29
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