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Chiefs’ win means first Super Bowl in 50 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last time the Kansas City Chiefs played in the Super Bowl, in 1970, Andy Reid was 11 and Patrick Mahomes was 25 years from being born.

The Chiefs will finally return to the Super Bowl, 50 years after beating the Minnesota Vikings for their only NFL championship. This time, they will be coached by Reid and quarterbacked by Mahomes after their 35-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.

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Bill Cowher elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Cowher is a member of the Centennial Slate and will be enshrined this August.

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Steelers season ends after falling to Ravens 28-10

Tennessee Titans took the last AFC wild card spot after defeating the Houston Texans.

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Steelers fall to Bills 17-10

Game ended with interception pass by Hodges in endzone

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Steelers defeat Arizona Cardinals 23-17

The Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday 23, 17 while being surrounded by a sea of black and gold at State Farm Stadium in Arizona.

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Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against Arizona Cardinals

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back James Conner have officially been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Steelers running back James Conner says he will not play Sunday against Arizona Cardinals

James Conner’s shoulder injury will sideline him for a third straight game when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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Steelers defeat Browns 20-13 on a rainy Sunday 

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 20-13 Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field before a crowd of 62 thousand.

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Receiver Terrelle Pryor in critical condition after stabbing

Ex-Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was seriously injured in a stabbing attack in his luxe apartment complex in Pittsburgh, reports said.Pryor, 30, was stabbed in the chest and shoulder sometime

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Steelers defeat winless Bengals 16-10

Steelers turned to third-string quarterback Devlin Hodges in second half, benching struggling Mason Rudolph.

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Steelers QB Mason Rudolph fined $50,000 for role in Browns-Steelers fight

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is suspended without pay indefinitely

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NFL moves Dec. 1 Steelers-Browns game to 1 p.m. kickoff | TribLIVE.com

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Police won’t investigate Browns Steelers Brawl – Pittsburgh Current

The hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation

By Charlie Deitch
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A Cleveland Police spokesperson says that the hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation. Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet off the signal-caller’s head and bashed him in the head with it.

Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said that in order for there to be an investigation in this instance, Rudolph would have to return to Cleveland and file formal charges with the police. Ciaccia says an investigation would then take place and the prosecuting attorney’s office would decide what, if any, charges would be filed.

On Friday morning, Rudolph’s agent Timothy Younger told the Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo: “that he is still gathering information on Thursday night’s incident before any decisions regarding legal or civil action on Rudolph’s behalf are made,” Fittipaldo wrote. On Thursday night Younger tweeted:

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There are many risks an NFL QB assumes with every snap taken on the field. Being hit on your uncovered head by a helmet being swung by a 275 lb DE is not one of them. Tonight could have had a catastrophic ending. The matter will be reviewed thoroughly.

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Three ejected after nasty brawl tarnishes end of Steelers 21-7 loss to Browns

Three players were ejected after a nasty brawl between the Steelers and Browns in the closing seconds of Thursday night’s game in Cleveland.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett tore off Mason Rudolph‘s helmet and struck the Steelers quarterback in the head with it after the two tangled on the ground.

Several skirmishes ensued. Garrett, Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey were ejected. Pouncey got tossed after throwing a couple punches and kicking Garrett in the helmet while he was on the ground.

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Early in the second quarter, Landry sprinted across the formation for an easy 1-yard touchdown, then followed the lead of Beckham, his close friend, with a yawn.

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What a beautiful 26-24 win for the Steelers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Winning cures everything. At least for a week. But man, the diseased football game we witnessed Sunday at Heinz Field — an inexplicable, 26-24 Steelers victory — sure put that theory to the test.

Start with the officiating. Brad Allen’s crew was awful, whether it was flagging phantom late hits, mangling interference calls or somehow penalizing Indy’s Bobby Okereke for daring to tackle Ryan Switzer on a punt return.

The new interference replay rule continues to confound. Nobody understands it. Nobody knows what replay czar Al Riveron will see, or willfully ignore, back in New York.

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Report: Pittsburgh Steelers, Head Coach Mike Tomlin Fined For Violating Injury Report Policy – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin are facing fines for violating the NFL policy regarding Ben Roethlisberger‘s injury.

NFL Insider Ian Rapport reports that the Steelers are being fined $75,000 and Tomlin is being fined $25,000.

He says the team and the coach violated NFL injury report policy by not accurately listing Roethlisberger on the practice report before the team’s game against the Seahawks in week two.

Source: Report: Pittsburgh Steelers, Head Coach Mike Tomlin Fined For Violating Injury Report Policy – CBS Pittsburgh

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Devin Bush and Devlin Hodges lead Steelers to 24-17 win over Chargers – The Washington Post

The word is success when undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges made his first NFL start for Pittsburgh after the injuries to other quarterbacks,  Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph.

James Conner scored two touchdowns, Devin Bush recovered a pair of turnovers and Devlin Hodges won his first NFL start as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on Sunday night.

Conner had his first game with both a rushing and receiving touchdown and accounted for 119 scrimmage yards (41 rushing, 78 receiving).

Bush forced turnovers on the Chargers second and third drives. The rookie linebacker scored his first NFL touchdown when he scooped up a backward pass from Philip Rivers that Melvin Gordon was unable to handle and went 9 yards to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead

Bush got his second turnover four plays later when he intercepted a Rivers’ pass that was deflected by defensive end Tyson Alualu at the line of scrimmage. That would lead to Conner’s first TD.

The Chargers (2-4) trailed 24-0 after three quarters but rallied to get within seven on a Chase McLaughlin field goal and two TD passes from Rivers to Hunter Henry.

After Henry’s 11-yard TD catch made it 24-17, Los Angeles tried an onside kick with 1:28 remaining but it was recovered by Steelers. The Chargers forced a three-and-out and got the ball at the 1 after a punt, but Rivers was picked off by Cameron Sutton to preserve the Steelers win to improve to 2-4.

Rivers was 26 of 44 for300 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while Henry, who missed the past four games due to a knee injury, had eight receptions for 100 yards.

Conner gave the Steelers a 14-0 lead with 4:39 remaining in the first quarter with a 12-yard run around left end on a nice block from left tackle Alejandro Villanueva.

Conner put Pittsburgh up by three touchdowns with 6:34 remaining in the second when he caught a short pass from Hodges and went 26 yards up the right sideline after Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown was unable to tackle the third-year running back at the 25.

Los Angeles didn’t get on the board until one minute into the fourth quarter on Chase McLaughlin’s 38-yard field goal. Rivers ended the offense’s seven-quarter drought without a touchdown when he found Hunter Henry in the back of the end zone from 5 yards out with 7:13 remaining.

Source: https://www.wtae.com/article/steelers-defeat-chargers-24-17/29453353

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Steelers’ Rudolph concussed on big hit by Ravens, Steelers Fall 26-23

Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left Sunday’s game against the Ravens after appearing to be knocked out cold on a hit by Earl Thomas II.

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Tom Brady didn’t want his viral Antonio Brown comment to leak | Fox News

 

Tom Brady was “a million percent in” with the Patriots signing Antonio Brown — he apparently just didn’t want everyone to know it.

“That was supposed to be a private conversation,” the quarterback told Westwood One Sports radio on Monday of his comments to team owner Robert Kraft when New England signed the disgraced star in early September.

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It instead was broadcast to the world around the same time by NBC’s Al Michaels on “Sunday Night Football,” in addition to the development that Brady had invited Brown to move into his stunning, 10,000-square-foot Massachusetts mansion.

Source: Tom Brady didn’t want his viral Antonio Brown comment to leak | Fox News

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Patriots release Antonio Brown, saying it’s ‘best to move in a different direction’

The Patriots signed Brown this month, hours after he was released by Oakland. He was traded to the Raiders after wearing out his welcome with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was a four-time All-Pro in nine seasons.

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The NFL released the following statement regarding Brown’s status in the league:

“Antonio Brown was released today by the New England Patriots and is currently an unrestricted free agent. Our office is presently investigating multiple allegations, some of which are the subject of pending litigation. We have as yet made no findings regarding these issues. The investigation is ongoing and will be pursued vigorously and expeditiously.

“As long as Mr. Brown is a free agent, placement on the Commissioner’s exempt list is not appropriate. If he is signed by a club, such placement may become appropriate at any time depending on the status of the investigation. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, he may also be subject to discipline if the investigation finds that he has violated the law or league policies.”

Source: Patriots release Antonio Brown, saying it’s ‘best to move in a different direction’