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Not just Duck; Other Steeler rookies also keying playoff run

Dec. 9, 2019 1:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darryl Drake called it in April. Minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Diontae Johnson in the third round of the draft, his new position coach provided an impassioned endorsement of the modestly rated kid from Toledo who won Drake over with all the things you can't...

NFL ICYMI: Jimmy G's defining performance; calls hurt Pats

Dec. 9, 2019 3:03 AM EST

Jimmy G. seems to be heating up just as Tom Terrific appears to be slowing down Bouncing back from a close loss a week earlier, the San Francisco 49ers went out and took over the No. 1 playoff seeding in the NFC by coming back on the road to edge Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints 48-46 on Sunday — and...

The Latest: Patriots' 21-game home winning streak snapped

Dec. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:02 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped the New England Patriots' 21-game home winning streak with a 23-16 win at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs are the first team to beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England since the Carolina Panthers beat them 33-30...

Steelers-Cardinals Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 3:01 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (7-5) at ARIZONA (3-8-1) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Steelers by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 6-4-2, Cardinals 7-4-1 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 34-23-3 LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Cardinals 25-13, Oct. 18, 2015 LAST WEEK — Steelers beat Browns...

Hunting buddies Washington, Hodges building rapport

Dec. 2, 2019 2:33 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Washington knew what was coming. It’s why the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver didn’t hesitate when he saw the Cleveland Browns jump offside early in the second quarter on Sunday. At the snap, Washington ditched his intended route and raced upfield. Call it the...

Steelers’ Rudolph saying all the right things after demotion

Nov. 28, 2019 4:57 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Soon after walking into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room after an abbreviated and earlier-than-usual practice Thursday, Mason Rudolph joked with teammates about their plans for Thanksgiving dinner. In the midst of a trying two-week stretch on and off the field, Rudolph chose to...

Duck’s Tale? Hodges eager for another shot with Steelers

Nov. 27, 2019 5:11 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Devlin Hodges has nothing to lose. He knows he’s always been considered too something — too short, too small, too unknown, too average — to carry the burden that comes with high expectations. Yet rather than make him angry, it’s freed him. The 23-year-old...

Steelers to start rookie Hodges in rematch with Browns

Nov. 26, 2019 3:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Devlin Hodges in. Mason Rudolph out. At least for now. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tabbed Hodges as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s pivotal meeting with Cleveland at Heinz Field, though Tomlin cautioned against reading too much into the move. “We're...

Duck Time: Hodges leads Steelers over winless Bengals 16-10

Nov. 24, 2019 5:30 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Devlin “Duck” Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass Sunday, sparking the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-10 victory that kept the Cincinnati Bengals the only winless team in the NFL. Hodges connected with James Washington on...

“Hi, my name is”; Patchwork Steelers’ offense scrambling

Nov. 22, 2019 3:36 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Benny Snell Jr., Tevin Jones and Johnny Holton have been on the field in games together before. But that was in August, when their main goal was proving they deserved spots on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster. The stakes will be higher on Sunday in Cincinnati, when...