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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton (20) intercepts a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Cam can; Versatile Steelers DB Sutton ready for playoff test

Jan. 8, 2021 4:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Sutton isn't picky. He can't afford to be. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back has spent too much time during his four seasons in the league bouncing around from spot to spot. Nickelback. Dime back. Safety. Cornerback. Special teams ace. Sutton's responsibilities have often shifted...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Hooper during the second half of an NFL football against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Short-handed Browns face tough, familiar task in Pittsburgh

Jan. 7, 2021 6:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cleveland Browns waited nearly two decades to return to the playoffs. To extend their breakthrough season, they'll have to do it without their unflappable first-year coach in a place where the franchise's shortcomings are put into stark relief: Pittsburgh. Maybe it's fitting. The...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass while being chased down by Atlanta Falcons Jacob Tuioti-Mariner during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mahomes leads champion Chiefs to 14-2 mark in stacked AFC

Jan. 7, 2021 4:14 PM EST

So often, uneasy is the head that wears the crown. Yet the Kansas City Chiefs followed up their first Super Bowl title in half a century by posting the NFL’s best record at 14-2, earning the AFC’s only first-round bye in the expanded playoff format. Before their “B” team lost to the...

Minus coach, Browns end long playoff drought in Pittsburgh

Jan. 7, 2021 12:00 PM EST

CLEVELAND (11-5) at PITTSBURGH (12-4) Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE - Steelers by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Browns 6-10; Steelers 10-6 SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 77-60-1 LAST MEETING - Browns beat Steelers 24-22 on Jan. 3 in Cleveland LAST WEEK - Browns beat Steelers 24-22 AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger warms up before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ticking clock? Time running out for Steelers veterans

Jan. 6, 2021 8:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The opportunities are dwindling. Ben Roethlisberger knows it. Cam Heyward and David DeCastro too. It's been a decade since the Pittsburgh Steelers have reached the Super Bowl and a dozen years since they've won it. In most places, that's hardly a drought. Not in a place where players,...

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks on during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Cruel twist: Browns lose coach for playoffs due to COVID-19

Jan. 5, 2021 7:00 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Amid a masked, muted celebration in the locker room after the Browns ended the NFL's longest playoff drought, coach Kevin Stefanski asked for a game ball and then told Pro Bowl guard Joel Bitonio to step forward. Stefanski flipped the ball to Bitonio, who had survived seven long seasons,...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Steelers enter playoffs confident late fade wasn't an omen

Jan. 4, 2021 5:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin offered a very on-brand answer when asked whether he's comfortable with where his team is at heading into the playoffs. “I feel comfortable,” Tomlin responded, declining to elaborate as is typical when January rolls around and things...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after the Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns end long playoff drought, survive late Steelers rally

Jan. 3, 2021 9:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Squeezing the game ball in his left hand, Baker Mayfield looked at the giant scoreboard showing highlights of Cleveland's glory days. In the stands, masked fans hugged, high-fived and took one last look at the final score — Cleveland 24, Pittsburgh 22 — just to make sure. The...

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski keeps watch before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland. After days of positive COVID-19 tests, disruptions and delays, the Browns found some normalcy and got to re-open their facility on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, to resume getting ready to play the Pittsburgh Steelers and possibly end a postseason drought stretching back to 2002.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns lose another defender, CB Johnson added to COVID list

Jan. 2, 2021 9:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have suddenly sprung another hole in their patchwork secondary. Already down several key players due to positive COVID-19 tests, the Browns said Saturday night they will also be without cornerback Kevin Johnson on Sunday against Pittsburgh as they try to end their long playoff...

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal (14) waits for the ball to catch for a touchdown past Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (23) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Steelers put starters Haden, Ebron on reserve/COVID-19 list

Jan. 2, 2021 4:38 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed cornerback Joe Haden, tight end Eric Ebron and reserve linebacker Cassius Marsh on the reserve/COVID-19 list, putting the players' status for the playoffs in jeopardy. The move also leaves the AFC North champions further depleted for their...