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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

What elbow problem? Roethlisberger quiets doubters in opener

Sep. 15, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Time to stop talking about Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow. At least for now. Whatever lingering doubts Roethlisberger or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers might have had over the state of their franchise quarterback's passing arm were put to rest during a...

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws under pressure from Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) during the third quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Barkley, Giants O-Line poor as Judge era kicks off with loss

Sep. 15, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley had one of his worst games for the New York Giants. The offensive line struggled against one of the NFL's top front sevens and Daniel Jones showed turnovers remain his biggest problem. Combine it all and the Joe Judge era as the Giants' coach did not get off to a...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) comes down with a touchdown pass against New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Defense, Snell, Big Ben carry Pittsburgh over Giants 26-16

Sep. 14, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There was one overriding reason Ben Roethlisberger worked so hard to return from a major elbow injury. His team. Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York Giants 26-16 at...

FILE - New York Giants head coach Joe Judge works the sideline during a scrimmage at the NFL football team's training camp, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants will kick off the Joe Judge era against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Big Ben back for Steelers, Judge era begins for N.Y. Giants

Sep. 10, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants are playing guessing games to some extent heading into their season opener at MetLife Stadium on Monday night. While the Steelers are returning a superb defense, the Giants don't know what to expect with veteran quarterback Ben...

Joe Judge debuts for Giants, Big Ben returns for Steelers

Sep. 10, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (8-8) at NEW YORK GIANTS (4-12) Monday, 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE - Steelers by 3 SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 44-30-3 LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Giants 24-14 in Pittsburgh on Dec. 4, 2016 STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (29), PASS (31). STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (14), PASS (3)....

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) has equipment checked before an NFL football training camp practice, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers LB Dupree looks to prove breakout 2019 was no fluke

Aug. 31, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree didn't get offended last summer when the Pittsburgh Steelers declined to negotiate a contract extension. It was fine, the outside linebacker said repeatedly, pointing out it simply gave him a chance to bet on himself. A year later, after the breakout season Dupree insists is no...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass during an afternoon NFL football practice, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Finally pain-free, Roethlisberger ready to sling it

Aug. 27, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The chronic ache in his right arm, the one that served as Ben Roethlisberger's companion for years, is gone. No more fibbing about being fine when offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner asks how he's feeling. No more gritting his teeth and trying to ignore it when the longtime Pittsburgh...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass during the NFL football team's practice Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Ben's back and the Steelers believe the playoffs are, too

Aug. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger explored all of his options last winter while his surgically repaired right elbow healed. He could have walked off into the sunset with his wife and three children and not endured a lengthy and not particularly fun rehab. With two Super Bowl rings stashed away...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) warms up during an NFL football training camp practice, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Watt is coming off a season in which he finished with 14 1/2 sacks and reached the Pro Bowl for the second straight year. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Watt's Up; Steelers LB TJ Watt stepping into spotlight

Aug. 25, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — T.J. Watt reads the stories from his rookie year in 2017 and can't help but laugh a little. Sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker is more reserved than older brother JJ — the high-profile defensive end for the Houston Texans — but then again, who isn't? Still,...