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As offense stalls, Steelers defense tries to pick up slack

Oct. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bold-faced names on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense kept repeating the phrase "ball awareness" over and over during the offseason, as if they could somehow speak the goal of creating more turnovers into existence. It wasn't just empty jargon. For all the chaos of Pittsburgh's 1-4...

World traveler Raiders are in contention at the bye

Oct. 10, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

After starting a 48-day stretch without a true home game with another lopsided loss in Minnesota, the Oakland Raiders looked destined for yet another losing season. Coach Jon Gruden's team responded well instead of spiraling out of control and put together the best back-to-back games since he returned to the...

Burfict's appeal of suspension for rest of season denied

Oct. 9, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict's appeal to overturn his suspension for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit was denied Wednesday. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks ruled he would not reduce the longest suspension ever handed down for an on-field infraction. Brooks is appointed jointly by the...

Analysis: NFL's biggest trend in 2019 is setting trends

Oct. 7, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

The NFL's biggest trend so far in 2019 is, well, setting trends. In its 100th season, highlighted by all sorts of celebrations and honor what has become the nation's most popular sport, those trends tend to skew toward the negative side. Because this is supposed to be an uplifting season, it's worthwhile to take...

Ravens-Steelers Preview Capsule

Oct. 3, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (2-2) at PITTSBURGH (1-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Ravens by 3½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Ravens 2-2; Steelers 2-2 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 28-22. LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Ravens 23-16 on Nov. 4, 2018. LAST WEEK — Ravens lost to Browns 40-25;...

Short and sweet; Steelers’ Rudolph focusing on efficiency

Oct. 3, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph splattered his name all over the Oklahoma State record book by cocking his right arm back and seeing just how far he could let it fly. It led to lots of wins and lots of yards and, somehow, a fair amount of complaints. Yes, really. “I mean, I love throwing the ball...

Gruden's rabble-rousers are diminishing in numbers

Oct. 1, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

Jon Gruden tried retrofitting the Raiders into their renegade, rabble-rousing best for one final season in Oakland. Harkening to the time when Jack "The Assassin" Tatum patrolled the defense with a menacing stare and a villainous vibe emanated from Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Gruden added mischief-makers Richie...

NFL suspends Raiders' Vontaze Burfict for rest of season

Sep. 30, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season and any playoff games for...

In post-AB world, Steelers WRs still searching for identity

Sep. 29, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have an Antonio Brown problem. At least off the field. On the field, however, is another matter entirely. For all the incessant drama Brown created late during his record-setting tenure in Pittsburgh, the one thing the Steelers could count on each week...

Forget 'any given Sunday': There are givens in NFL this year

Sep. 28, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

You can take that "any given Sunday" bromide and toss it out with some of Case Keenum's interceptions. So far in 2019, there is a Grand Canyon between the contenders and everybody else. Sure, there will be upsets — or what we conclude are upsets until we learn more about the 32 teams. No, the Dolphins...