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High stakes: Steelers, Browns renew rivalry, plenty on line

Nov. 13, 2019 2:02 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Separated by roughly 130 miles and six Super Bowl titles, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have a hostile, historic rivalry resuscitated from being heavily one-sided to much more competitive the past few years. The hatred has never waned. “It’s a big game....

Steelers-Browns Preview Capsule

Nov. 13, 2019 1:27 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (5-4) at CLEVELAND (3-6) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video OPENING LINE — Browns by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 5-3-1; Browns 2-6-1 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 75-58-2 LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Browns 33-18, Oct. 28, 2018 LAST WEEK —...

Drop Zone? Steelers playmakers searching for consistency

Nov. 12, 2019 6:17 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald should have been pumped. Thrilled. Yet he wasn't. He couldn't be. As his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates celebrated around him following a 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the veteran tight end stewed. Yes, the Steelers had pushed their winning streak to...

Mighty Minkah: Safety Fitzpatrick leads Steelers' turnaround

Nov. 11, 2019 4:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball left Jared Goff's hands and fluttered to the ground. And for a split second, everyone around Minkah Fitzpatrick eased up . Not Fitzpatrick. Easing up isn't really his thing. Instinctively, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety at the epicenter of his team's remarkable turnaround reached...

Defense dominates but offense sputters as Rams fall to 5-4

Nov. 10, 2019 10:54 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aaron Donald slipped by Pittsburgh guard David DeCastro and crashed into Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, slamming him into the Heinz Field turf for a safety early in the fourth quarter on Sunday, a play the Los Angeles defensive end thought would ultimately swing momentum to the Rams....

Steelers defense leads way in 17-12 win over Rams

Nov. 10, 2019 10:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball fluttered into the air and hung there for a split second. When it came back down to earth, it landed where it always seems to these days for the Pittsburgh Steelers: the seemingly omnipresent arms of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Pittsburgh's decision to send a 2020 first-round...

The Latest: Break up the Dolphins! They've won 2 in a row!

Nov. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times Eastern): 7:15 p.m. Break up the Dolphins. Miami was tanking, they said. Didn't want to win a game, they said. Trying to go 0-16, they said. Ha! Miami won its second game in a row Sunday, edging the Indianapolis Colts 16-12 thanks to an 11-yard TD run by Ryan...

Yellow flags, red flags, black eyes for NFL's 100th season

Nov. 5, 2019 4:19 PM EST

The NFL's 100th season has not been worth celebrating even if the history of the league is. Several teams are tanking, penalties are wrecking the flow of games, some of the biggest stars have been sidelined, the new pass interference rule appears to have been adapted only to quiet the uproar that started after...

Flores and rebuilding Dolphins have something to build on

Nov. 4, 2019 7:07 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Brian Flores celebrated his first victory as a head coach by taking his wife to dinner, and their postgame party was subdued. No standing ovations in the restaurant. No requests for autographs. No slap on the back from the waiter. "Nah," the rookie Miami Dolphins coach said Monday....

Surging Steelers clear the air from 'September stench'

Nov. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The franchise quarterback hasn't taken a snap since the middle of Week 2 and has essentially become the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. The guy tasked with taking over left his third career start after getting knocked unconscious. The running game is a bit of a mess. The wide...