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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Rooney: Steelers standing pat at QB heading into 2020

Jan. 15, 2020 4:28 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Art Rooney II isn't quite sure what to make of what the Pittsburgh Steelers president called one of the “craziest” seasons he's experienced during his 50-plus years around the NFL. The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2. They pulled off an...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

McCaffrey a double All-Pro pick; Gilmore, Thomas unanimous

Jan. 3, 2020 6:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. McCaffrey rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching a phenomenal 116 passes for 1,005 yards...

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. The Ravens won 28-10. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Half full or half empty? Steelers' 2019 a wild mixed bag

Dec. 30, 2019 2:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bottom didn't fall out, so there's that. It typically does when teams lose their franchise quarterbacks early in the season. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers did more than just survive after Ben Roethlisberger grabbed his right elbow in pain late in the second quarter of a Week 2 game...

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) strips the ball from Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) and the Steelers recovered during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers’ Watt no longer plays second fiddle to big brother

Dec. 26, 2019 6:42 PM EST

Being on the short list of candidates for the NFL’s defensive player of the year award won’t earn T.J. Watt too many accolades at family gatherings. “My brother,” Watt said, “will humble me really quickly.” Watt’s older sibling, J.J., four years ago joined Lawrence...

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (89) celebrates after a 39-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Steelers seek playoff berth vs Ravens, who own No. 1 seed

Dec. 26, 2019 12:50 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (8-7) at BALTIMORE (13-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS. OPENING LINE --- Steelers by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD--- Steelers 7-6-2, Ravens 9-5-1 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 28-23 LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Steelers 26-23, OT, Oct. 6 LAST WEEK — Steelers lost to Jets 16-10; Ravens beat...

New York Jets linebacker Tarell Basham (93) celebrates an interception with teammates in the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Late surge has Jets finishing season with guarded optimism

Dec. 23, 2019 7:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets are closing out a strange and frustrating season with guarded optimism. They've won five of their last seven and have a chance to finish a game under .500 at 7-9 if they can beat the playoff-bound Bills in Buffalo on Sunday. Not bad for a team that was 1-7...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges (6) is stopped by New York Jets defensive end Kyle Phillips in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Steelers' injury-riddled offense sputtering to the finish

Dec. 23, 2019 4:53 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paxton Lynch hasn't thrown a meaningful pass in two years. Yet there the Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback was on Monday, getting bombarded with questions about whether he's capable of stepping in and helping lead Pittsburgh to a playoff berth. “Whatever they need me to do, I...

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) dives with ball in front of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs (96) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Steelers playoff hopes damaged with 16-10 loss to Bell, Jets

Dec. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' path to the postseason just got a lot more difficult. They entered their game Sunday against former teammate Le'Veon Bell and the New York Jets with their playoff destiny in their hands. They fumbled that away with an ugly 16-10 loss. “Not a lot...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges calls signals during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers look to strengthen playoff position vs. Bell, Jets

Dec. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers hold their playoff destiny in their own hands. Win the last two games of the season, and they're in. No sweating, no scoreboard watching. That's why the Steelers' game Sunday against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium has taken on an almost...

Steelers-Jets Preview Capsule

Dec. 19, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (8-6) at NEW YORK JETS (5-9) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE — Steelers by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 7-5-2, Jets 5-9 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 20-5 LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Jets 31-13, Oct. 9, 2016 LAST WEEK — Steelers lost to Bills 17-10; Jets lost...