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The Steelers excelled in all three areas of the game in a 27-0 shutout of the St. Louis Rams. Homestead-native Charlie Batch talks about stepping in as a starter, John Clay discusses scoring a touchdown on his first NFL carry, and head coach Mike Tomlin wraps it all up in his postgame press conference.
12/24/2011 - 18:55
Kenneth Torgent
Charlie Batch was efficient as a starter, the Pittsburgh running game averaged a robust 6.0 yards per carry, and the always stingy defense pitched its second shutout of the season in a 27-0 win over the St. Louis Rams that keeps the Steelers in the hunt for a first-round bye in the playoffs.
12/24/2011 - 17:58
Kenneth Torgent
Homestead native Charlie Batch will be the man under center for the team's final home game of the 2011 season. Ken Torgent belives the Steelers will be fine and breaks down their matchup against the 2-12 St. Louis Rams with soundbites from Doug Legursky and Dick LeBeau.
12/23/2011 - 18:36
Kenneth Torgent
Roethlisberger may dress as third quarterback
12/23/2011 - 18:12
PSR Staff
Rookie running back John Clay activated for Saturday's game against St. Louis
12/23/2011 - 17:59
PSR Staff
PSR's Ken Torgent reflects on a bizarre Monday night matchup that saw the Steelers offense rack up nearly 400 yards while only scoring three points. Find out the primary reasons why the team came up empty in a game they needed to win to work towards home-field advantage.
12/21/2011 - 21:38
Kenneth Torgent
Pittsburgh may have squandered a prime opportunitity to push for home-field advantage in the playoffs on Monday night, but they'll receive an early Christmas present on Saturday, drawing the lowly St. Louis Rams at Heinz Field in the team's final home game of the regular season.
12/20/2011 - 22:06
Kenneth Torgent
Ben Roethlisberger was hobbled, the 49ers defense was dominant and the Steelers were humbled in San Francisco 20-3 on Monday Night Football.
12/20/2011 - 01:32
Samantha Bertocchi
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1996 to 2005. He was a fan favorite and culminated his career by helping lead the Steelers to an improbable playoff run in his last season, and a Super Bowl victory in his hometown of Detroit before retiring.
12/19/2011 - 15:23
Steve Flinn
John Malecki describes the first time he got cut by a NFL team as heart-dropping. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Tennessee in April 2010. Then, all within the month of August, he was waived by Tennessee, signed by Cleveland and waived by Cleveland.
12/15/2011 - 20:24
Lauren Kirschman
Thursday's win could stand out as one of the signature games of Ben Roethlisberger’s career. And that says quite a bit, considering his career has included two Super Bowl victories, three games with a perfect passer rating, and numerous moments where he has used his unique play style to redefine what a quarterback can be.
12/14/2011 - 21:44
Kenneth Torgent
Head coach Mike Tomlin could head into 49ers territory with a depleted roster. QB Ben Roethlisberger, safety Troy Polamalu, and center Maurkice Pouncey are all questionable for Monday's matchup - and while LaMarr Woodley could return this week, the Steelers will be without suspended star James Harrison.
12/13/2011 - 22:02
Kenneth Torgent
Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been suspended for one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last Thursday.
12/13/2011 - 12:57
PSR Staff
Ben Roethlisberger suffered a high ankle sprain, but returned in the second half to lead his team to a 14-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night. A fourth-quarter interception by William Gay prevented a Cleveland touchdown and a hobbled Ben found Antonio Brown for a 79-yard touchdown two plays later for the game-clinching score.
12/09/2011 - 01:26
Kenneth Torgent
Mortty Ivy and Damon Cromartie-Smith added to active roster
12/09/2011 - 00:12
PSR Staff
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In June, George Blanda—along with the late Johnny Unitas and living legends Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly—will be honored in Pittsburgh.
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Francisco Liriano is the Pirates’ Opening Day starter this year, but he is not an Ace. Gerrit Cole will start game 2 of 162, but, despite the expectations that surround the former first-overall pick, he is not an Ace, either.
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George Blanda was a pro football player for 26 seasons, longer than anyone who ever played. The Youngwood native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a quarterback and kicker in 1981.
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The Unsung Hero award recognizes local high school coaches and student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to sports and academics, but traditionally have not received the deserved attention.
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It's no secret that the Steelers need help in the defensive secondary and at outside linebacker, but there are also needs elsewhere. Here's a breakdown of the team’s potential targets in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.
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Prospects are constantly moving up and down teams' draft boards as players visit and work out for teams during the month of April. Two quarterbacks and two receivers make up four of PSR's top five players available.
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While the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens are coming off playoff appearances and look to fill specific needs in this month's draft, the Browns are once again in need of help all over the roster, particularly on offense.
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