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Steelers head into offseason plotting plan for new franchise QB

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Pittsburgh Steelers head into the offseason knowing for sure that they need a new franchise quarterback. Ben Roethlisberger has acknowledged that this is his last ride, and whether it ends tonight against the Chiefs or over the next few weeks, the burden is clear.
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Steelers vs. Chiefs Picks and Predictions

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers pull off the impossible against the Kansas City Chiefs?. Heading into the Steelers vs. Chiefs Wild Card matchup, no one - and we mean no one - is giving Pittsburgh a chance. They're currently 12.5-point underdogs, which is the largest of Ben Roethlisberger's career. Yet, there...
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Steelers’ Mike Tomlin chose Pressley Harvin over Corliss Waitman because of holding skills

Rare does a punters’ debate stoke the fires of a team’s football fans, but in Pittsburgh some were irked by a recent choice. The Pittsburgh Steelers elected to go back to Pressley Havin III to handle the punting duties during Sunday’s AFC wild-card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Corliss Waitman — who filled in during the Week 16 and 17 games — was released Saturday.
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A look back at the Steelers week that was: Friends in Low Places edition

The Steelers made the postseason by given little or no chance to make it. Because of getting a whole lotta help, the black and gold resemble Garth Brooks’ character in the song “Friends in Low Places”, uninvited and making a lasting impression. BTSC continues their recap of the past week’s events for our readers. But where they went wrong was asking the one narcissistic writer that would put a bizarre spin on it to do it. So, let’s all take a look at a BAD week in the Burgh together.
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The Steelers aren’t supposed to win, so what

Anytime you open up social media, or turn on any sports talk show, you will be bombarded with talking heads stating the Steelers are dead in the water and don't deserve to be in these AFC Playoffs. So what. None of these opinions matter in the slightest bit and won't...

Cam Heyward talks Steelers’ playoff chances, famous father, Ben Roethlisberger

Five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward takes a timeout for some playoff Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. A: The tradition that was set before I was even here … there’s a winning culture that goes along with it. But it’s a blue-collar city that football, everybody breathes it. And when you put on that jersey, there’s a level of honor and respect, and you if you play on defense, you better be ready to hit … to be great, be about winning, and be about that culture, because that’s what Pittsburgh Steelers do.

5 most insane Wild Card weekend games in Steelers history

The Steelers have played in some insane and memorable Wild Card games in our history. According to Merriam-Webster, the word insane has several meanings, one of which is this: Exceptionally good or impressive. The Steelers have certainly played in some exceptionally good Wild Card games, despite not always emerging as the victor.
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Keith Butler acknowledges the Steelers need better coaching in the playoffs

Players play, coaches coach. This age old saying has long been considered a gold standard in the sport of football, but fans have often put the onus more on the players. It makes sense, after all, the players are the ones who have to go make plays. But this shouldn’t underscore the fact coaches still have put their players in a position to succeed. Even the best players can’t succeed without a solid plan in place.
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Gerry Dulac: Remembering the Steelers' most improbable playoff victories

Max Starks was there in 2005 when the Steelers went back to Indianapolis to play the No. 1 seed Colts in an AFC divisional-round playoff game. Two months earlier, they had lost to the Colts 26-7 a game in which Peyton Manning threw an 80-yard touchdown to Marvin Harrison on their first play from scrimmage, rocking the already raucous RCA Dome.
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Ben Roethlisberger Ends Steelers Career With One Final Dubious Franchise Record

When you’re good enough, and you play long enough, there’s a good chance that you’re going to end your career with just about every conceivable record in the history of your franchise tied to your position and individual performance. All of those sorts of things were taken...
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Stumbling Pittsburgh Steelers left with questions involving future after being routed by Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Whatever was left of the Pittsburgh Steelers' flickering playoff hopes likely evaporated on an unseasonably warm night inside Arrowhead Stadium. That optimism wafted away in the midst of bonehead mistakes, a feeble offense and an inability to rise to the occasion in such a critical moment. This was the type of game when the Steelers could've changed the perception about their decline. Instead, they reminded everybody who watched that the best days for this storied franchise have long since passed.
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Steelers (Likely) Earn Final Playoff Spot

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have earned their place in the AFC playoffs with a heart-stopping 16-13 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 18. The Steelers-Ravens rivalry kicked off as it has throughout the years, as the defense started the story. In the opening half, both teams combined for 248 total yards (Ravens - 166 yards, Steelers - 82) as they marched into halftime tied 3-3.
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Texans interview former Steelers WR Hines Ward for head coaching job

The Houston Texans' search for their next head coach has entered former player territory. Hines Ward, a two-time Super Bowl champion for the Pittsburgh Steelers, interviewed for the Texans HC position on Saturday, the team announced. Ward is currently working at Florida Atlantic University as a special assistant to the...
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