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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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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.

Read Source: Joe Starkey: What a horribly beautiful win for the Steelers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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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

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

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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.

Steelers Fall 26-23 to Ravens in Overtime

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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’

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SAM DAVIS: Four-time Super Bowl champion with Pittsburgh Steelers found dead after being reported missing from personal care home

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New England Patriots: 3 Players that must show up big vs. Steelers

It’s finally here. The 2019 NFL season is officially underway for teams around the league, including the New England Patriots this weekend. The Patriots will open up the regular season slate with a tough test early on in the year, hosting their bitter rival the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football in Foxborough.

New England enters the fresh season coming off of its second Super Bowl victory in the last three years and third in the last five seasons. The Patriots, who took down the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to take Super Bowl LII in February, concluded the regular season with a record of 11-5 overall before going on the deep postseason run.

The Patriots ended up taking the AFC East crown for the 10th consecutive season, finishing ahead of the Miami Dolphins (7-9) in second place, the Buffalo Bills (6-10) in third and the New York Jets (4-12) in last.

Source: New England Patriots: 3 Players that must show up big vs. Steelers

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Steelers defeat Chiefs, 17-7

Steelers win their second preseason game

Devlin Hodges put the icing on the cake when he hit Diontae Johnson for a 24-yard touchdown with 4:22 to play in the game, giving the Steelers the 10-point lead.

Source: Steelers defeat Chiefs, 17-7

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Mike Tomlin offers vague injury updates for Saturday’s second Steelers preseason game | TribLIVE.com

Though Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he expected more players to play Saturday than did in last week’s preseason opener, he was vague in disclosing any information on most of the injury news regarding players.

Safety Sean Davis again practiced Thursday and is expected to make his preseason debut at Heinz Field against the Chiefs. Center Maurkice Pouncey was in uniform (on a non-padded practice day) but appeared to be in a limited capacity. With his 10-year NFL veteran status, it would be shocking if Pouncey played Saturday.

Source: Mike Tomlin offers vague injury updates for Saturday’s second Steelers preseason game | TribLIVE.com

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Two days to Latrobe: The battles to watch | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – Prior to the days of offseason training activities (OTAs), training camp was all about the position battles that would take place.

OTAs changed that dynamic — at least somewhat — but football in shorts, as Mike Tomlin likes to call the offseason program, isn’t a true measure of a player.

Source: PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Two days to Latrobe: The battles to watch | WPXI

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Steelers’ first-round draft pick enjoys first official meal at Primanti Bros.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 first round draft pick, Devin Bush, takes a bite out of an “Almost Famous” Primanti Bros. sandwich at the restaurant brand’s Strip District location in Pittsburgh – his inaugural meal upon arriving in the Steel City. SOURCE: Primanti Bros

Devin Bush visited the original Strip District location on Saturday.

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Get your 100 percent accurate NFL Draft scouting report – SBNation.com

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NFL exec admits to CTE-football head trauma link (Mar 15, 2016) | FOX Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.

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(steelers.com) – Countdown to kickoff: Steelers at Rams

Pittsburgh will travel to St. Louis for a Week 3 kickoff against the Rams in the Edward Jones Dome.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) vs. St. Louis (1-1)
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 | 1 p.m. | CBS
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SERIES HISTORY:Rams lead, 15-7-2, regular season (Steelers lead, 1-0, postseason).

LAST MEETING:Steelers 27, Rams 0, Dec. 24, 2011, Heinz Field. RB John Clay, RB Rashard Mendenhall and RB Isaac Redman all rushed for touchdowns, the first time since the 2008 season that three different Steelers rushed for a touchdown in the same game. The defense registered three sacks, forced seven punts and allowed a season-low 68 net passing yards while posting the Steelers’ 29th shutout since 1960. Charlie Batch filled in at QB for Ben Roethlisberger and threw for 208 yards.

LAST WEEK: The Steelers improved to 1-1 with a 43-18 thumping of the 49ers at Heinz Field. The Rams fell to 1-1 with a 24-10 loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field.

WHEN THE RAMS HAVE THE BALL: Job One for the Steelers, as always, will be to stop the run. But this time that’s a task that will include identifying and dealing with WR Tavon Austin. Although he’s carried just eight times in two games, Austin leads St. Louis with 57 yards rushing (one TD). The Rams will deploy their most dynamic play-maker wide left or right, in the slot, in bunch formations and in the backfield, and they’ll motion Austin into and out of the backfield in an effort to create favorable matchups and get him the ball in open spaces. He can fly and he can influence plays even as a decoy on fake-wide receiver sweeps, as he did on what became a 40-yard touchdown pass at Washington.

QB Nick Foles has 48 career touchdown passes and 17 career interceptions (2-0 this season). Although not a runner, Foles has decent pocket mobility and will even roll out and throw on the run on occasion. He’s an intelligent, accurate passer but when he’s harassed, as he was almost constantly by Washington, he’s much less effective. Foles was hurried 14 times on 32 attempts by the Redskins. He threw for 297 yards and led a 12-play, 84-yard drive that produced the tying touchdown in the final minute of regulation in St. Louis’ season-opening overtime win over Seattle.

TE Jared Cook is a big target and a prominent component of the two-tight ends personnel group the Rams favor. He’s not Rob Gronkowski (New England) but he’s better than Vernon Davis (San Francisco) in the passing game. St. Louis starts a pair of rookies on the offensive line (LG Jamon Brown and RT Rob Havenstein) and has four players in spots they weren’t in a year ago (LT Greg Robinson played guard last year as a rookie and C Tim Barnes is a fourth-year pro and a first-year starter). The Rams have yet to get much of anything significant established with consistency on the ground (39-143-3.7 in two games). They got off to an agonizingly slow start at Washington (six punts, 72 total net yards in the first two quarters) and became the first team to be shut out in a first half by the Redskins since Oct. 2, 2011 (when it happened to the Rams).

WHEN THE STEELERS HAVE THE BALL: The ability to deal with a Front Four that goes seven deep will go a long way toward dictating whether the visitors succeed or fail. DTs Aaron Donald (two-and-a-half sacks) and Michael Brockers and DEs Robert Quinn (two) and Chris Long (one) are all former No. 1 picks, as is reserve DT Nick Fairley (Detroit, 2011). They’re a handful, but the Washington offensive line nonetheless handled the strength of the St. Louis defense. The Redskins consistently got to the edge on the way to rushing for 182 yards and two TDs and averaging 4.9 yards per carry.

St. Louis plays its DBs four, five and six at a time and for the most part plays off the line of scrimmage. The Rams rely on zones to mask an absence of one-on-one coverage skills. Quinn (13) and LB Alec Ogletree (10) have excelled at forcing fumbles since 2013 and CB Janoris Jenkins has six TDs since 2012. St. Louis will blitz some but mostly it counts on the defensive linemen to get home in a hurry. Opposing QBs have been sacked a combined eight times through two games, but they’ve also completed 55 of 68 passes (80.9 percent) for two touchdowns and one interception.

The Rams crowded the line on running downs against the Redskins at times and weren’t opposed to run-blitzes. But they gradually wore out against a Washington offense that stopped short of going no-huddle but still pushed the tempo by getting plays in quickly, getting plays off quickly and getting the ball out quickly. After having closed from 17-0 down at halftime to within 17-10 in the third quarter, the Rams allowed a 12-play, 77-yard drive in 6:49 after giving up possession with 9:27 remaining at Washington.

SPECIAL-TEAMS HEADLINERS:K Greg “The Leg” Zuerlein hit a 52-yard field goal against the Redskins and has made 14 from 50-plus in his career. RB Benny Cunningham was fifth in the NFL in kickoff return average in 2014 (27.5 yards). Austin had a 75-yard punt return for a TD against Seattle (his third career TD on a punt return) and is the only player in NFL history with a punt return of at least 75 yards in each of his first three seasons. Steelers KJosh Scobee missed a PAT against San Francisco after missing field goal attempts of 44 and 46 yards in the season opener against New England.

THE X-FACTOR: The Steelers are averaging 458.5 yards and 32 points per game. And now they get RB Le’Veon Bell back from his two-game suspension. What will Bell’s addition mean to an offense that seemingly found its stride against the 49ers?

THEY SAID IT:“It’s really exciting getting him back. Honestly, I feel like Le’Veon’s the best running back in the NFL. When we’re getting pieces back to our team and an offense that’s already unstoppable and you’re just adding another great player to it, might as well just take out the popcorn and get ready for the show. Those guys are going to do some great things.” _ Steelers LB Ryan Shazier on Bell’s return.

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(fox news) – NJ high school star quarterback dies after suffering injury during game

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    Warren Hills QB Evan Murray looks over the defense (lehighvalleylive.com)

The star quarterback on a New Jersey high school football team died after suffering an injury on the field.

Evan Murray, 17, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior, played for Warren Hills Regional High School. During a game Friday night at home against Summit he was hit by an opposing player late in the second quarter, the Daily News reported.

He was taken from the field after a Summit interception and subsequent return, Tapinto.netreported Saturday. He was carted off the field in an ambulance, the website said.

The player felt “woozy” after the play but tried reassuring his teammates he would be fine as he was lifted on a gurney and rushed to the hospital, the News reported, citing witnesses.

“He tried giving a thumbs-up to the rest of the team, and all of us cheered,” Kailtin Bell, 16, a Warren Hills junior varsity cheerleader, told the paper.

“Our coach was telling us he was going to be all right,” she said through tears. “We didn’t expect anything would happen.”

At the end of the game, teammates emerged from the locker room and said Murray may have suffered a heart attack, Bell told the News.

Summit won the game 14-12, according to reports.

Warren Hills junior Taylor Coughlin, 16, told LehighValleyLive.com Murray walked off the field after the hit which occurred behind the line of scrimmage.

She said that right around halftime, he fell to the ground on the sideline, hushing the stunned crowd.

“He was laying on the ground and everyone was looking at him,” she told the paper. “He did get back up. He stood up with help and sat on a gurney.”

Coughlin told the website Murray was a member of the National Honor Society. “He was an amazing student and an amazing athlete,” she said. “He stood out in his athletics, his academics—everything.”

Warren Hills coach Larry Dubiel said officials were still trying to determine what happened.

“We lost a fine kid,” he told lehighvalleylive.

A statement from interim Superintendent Gary Bowen on Saturday called the school community “deeply saddened.”

“Last night we experienced a tragedy in the loss of student athlete Evan Murray following an injury during the Summit-Warren Hills football game,” Bowen said. “Our school district, with the cooperation of many, is providing grief and crisis counseling beginning immediately today, Saturday, for as long as the need exists.”

Coaches, students and community members gathered at the school’s football field on Saturday for a memorial.

Bowen declined to take questions from reporters, saying a cause of death has not yet been determined. Authorities said an autopsy was planned for Saturday afternoon.

Members of the school community said they were shocked by Murray’s death.

“I can’t comprehend what happened,” said one parent.

Murray was a three-sport athlete at Warren Hills. He also played basketball and baseball. He had been the Blue Streaks starting quarterback since his sophomore year.

“Man. Myth. Legend. I hope one day I can be half the man Evan Murray was and will forever be,” a friend Sevian Frangipane wrote on Twitter.

Photos by lehighvalleylive.com

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Warren Hills baseball coach reflects on Evan MurrayWarren Hills baseball coach Mike Quinto reflects on athlete Evan Murray as the Warren Hills Regional High School community gathers at the football stadium Sept. 26, 2015, to mourn the death of the quarterback who was injured in a game the night before. (Video by Matt Smith | For lehighvalleylive.com)

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(USA Today) – At Alabama, doubt replaces a football dynasty

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No two college football dynasties are exactly alike, but they all look the same at the end. At first, they are so mighty it almost takes something from the cosmos to strike them down. Maybe an amazing effort from an opponent, maybe a bolt of bad of luck. Then the veneer of invincibility gets stripped away and those moments tend to come more frequently and forcefully. Before you know it, the run of excellence goes from difficult to maintain to impossible.

It’s hard to say exactly where Nick Saban’s Alabama falls on that spectrum traveled byUrban Meyer’s Florida Gators, Pete Carroll’s USC Trojans and so many others before them. But make no mistake, what happened here at Bryant-Denny Stadium late Saturday night in No. 11 Ole Miss’ 43-37 victory was the clearest sign yet this unbelievable epoch in Alabama football history is much closer to the end than the beginning.

Not because it happened, but because by now it wasn’t much of a surprise.

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(steelers.com) – Week 2 Steelers VS 49’s Final Steelers 43 SF 18

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER
TD

(4:20) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-B.Roethlisberger pass short left to 83-H.Miller for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT2

(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. 7-B.Roethlisberger pass to 84-A.Brown is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.

2ND QUARTER
FG

(10:32) (Field Goal formation) 9-P.Dawson 47 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-86-K.Nelson, Holder-5-B.Pinion.

TD

(8:11) (No Huddle) 34-De.Williams left guard for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT2

(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. 7-B.Roethlisberger pass to 83-H.Miller is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.

TD

(5:52) 7-B.Roethlisberger pass deep middle to 88-D.Heyward-Bey for 35 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

TD

(2:00) (Shotgun) 34-De.Williams up the middle for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

8-J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

3RD QUARTER
None
4TH QUARTER
TD

(13:22) (Shotgun) 7-C.Kaepernick pass short left to 81-A.Boldin for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner was in bounds ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.

PAT

9-P.Dawson extra point is GOOD, Center-86-K.Nelson, Holder-5-B.Pinion.

TD

(10:32) 34-De.Williams up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.

PAT

8-J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

TD

(9:55) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-C.Kaepernick pass deep middle to 82-T.Smith for 75 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT2

(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. 7-C.Kaepernick pass to 82-T.Smith is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.

TD

(7:49) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-B.Roethlisberger pass short left to 84-A.Brown for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

8-J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

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(huffington post) – Tom Brady Declares His Support For Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

“That would be great.”

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On Wednesday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady publicly endorsed GOP candidate Donald Trump.

Well, at least Tom Brady had made it a few consecutive days without being at the crux of a controversy. But that’s over now.

On Wednesday, Brady entered the political ring again when he threw his support behind his “good friend” Donald Trump.

The New England Patriots quarterback — who spent much of the summer both in the headlines and in the courtrooms — raised the blood pressure of his PR team last week when a hat featuring  Trump’s campaign slogan was seen in his locker.

At the time, Brady dodged giving a direct answer as to whether he would vote for the controversial candidate. But today, the equivocation was axed — Brady wants Trump in 2016.

In a way, it makes sense. Both figures are charismatic but oft-caricatured, and popular within their respective bases while being polarizing to the rest of the nation.

Brady, however, should be a better friend to his 69-year-old golf buddy, and should perhaps reconsider his public vote of confidence in Trump. Why?

Friends don’t let friends make an ass of themselves by running for president.

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(steelers.com) – Steelers at Patriots (NBC) Final NE 28 PIT 21

Game Preview: Steelers at Patriots (Week One)

A closer look at the Steelers’ 2015 season opening game at New England.

Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) at New England Patriots (0-0)
Date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET
Site: Gillette Stadium (66,829), Foxborough, Mass.
Playing Surface: FieldTurf
TV Coverage: NBC-TV (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network, WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (color analyst), Craig Wolfley (sideline)
National Radio: Westwood One Sports
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Boomer Esiason (color analyst), Ross Tucker (sideline)

A LOOK AT THE COACHES
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 82-46 (.641)/ninth season
Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 82-46 (.641)/ninth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-4/fi ve years

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick
Overall regular-season record: 211-109 (.659)/21st season
Regular-season record with New England: 175-65 (.729)/16th season
Playoff Record/Years: 22-9/13 years

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STEELERS KICK IT OFF IN PRIMETIME
The Pittsburgh Steelers will kick off the NFL’s 2015 regular season schedule in the League’s annual primetime kickoff game on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the New England Patriots. Kickoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11).

Pittsburgh will be making its third appearence in the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game since the League began the debut of the season in this format in 2002.

The Steelers have won each of their previous two primetime kickoff games, both at Heinz Field, defeating the Miami Dolphins, 28-17 on Sept. 7, 2006, and the Tennessee Titans, 13-10 (OT), on Sept. 10, 2009.

STEELERS KICKOFF WEEKEND BY THE #S
2-0: Pittsburgh is 2-0 in the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game since the debut of the season format in 2002.

2: The number of times Pittsburgh and New England have squared off in Week One since the regular-season series began in 1972, with both teams splitting the Kickoff Weekend series.

12-1: Since 1960, Pittsburgh is 12-1 on Kickoff Weekend when a Steelers running back rushes for 100 yards or more.

16-1-1: The Steelers are 16-1-1 in Week One games since 1940 when the team scores 30 or more points.

33-43-365: Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger owns Steelers Kickoff Weekend records since 1960 for the most completions (33), passing attempts (43) and passing yards (365) – the fi rst two during the team’s 2009 opening day 13-10 win over Tennessee and his yardage total in last season’s Week One 30-27 win vs. Cleveland.

41: The number of wins the Steelers have on Kickoff Weekend – the most among AFC teams in Week One action.

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STEELERS-PATRIOTS SERIES HISTORY
Series History: Series began in 1972
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 14-9
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 10-6
At New England: Steelers lead, 4-3
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Patriots won previous meeting
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 3, 2013 at New England
New England 55, Pittsburgh 31
Postseason Series: Patriots lead, 3-1
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 23, 2005 in Pittsburgh
New England 41, Pittsburgh 27
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

Pittsburgh and New England will kickoff the NFL’s 2015 regular season this week on Thursday Night…the two teams have met 23 times in regular season seris history, with the Steelers owning a 14-9 advantage over the Patriots…Pittsburgh holds a one game edge in road games against New England (4-3)…the Steelers and Patriots will meet in a Kickoff Weekend game for the third time in series history and have split each of the previous two Week One match-ups (Sept. 3, 1979, W, 16-13 at New England OT and Sept. 9, 2002, L, 30-14 at New England).

THE LAST TIME VS. NEW ENGLAND
New England 55, Pittsburgh 31
Nov. 3, 2013
Gillette Stadium (68,756)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Steelers fell to the New England Patriots, 55-31, at Gillette Stadium.

New England scored the first 14 points of the contest, both touchdowns coming on passes. Late in the first quarter, QB Tom Brady found WR Danny Amendola for a 34-yard score, and early in the second quarter, he found TE Rob Gronkowski for a 19-yard touchdown.

K Shaun Suisham’s 30-yard field goal midway through the second quarter gave the Steelers their fi rst three points of the game.  Late in the second quarter, K Stephen Gostkowski’s 20-yard field goal extended the Patriots’ lead, 17-3.

Right after the two-minute warning, QB Ben Roethlisberger found WR Antonio Brown for a 27-yard touchdown pass to pull within a touchdown, 17-10. But New England marched 77 yards on nine plays on their ensuing drive to extend their lead to 24-10 at halftime.

Pittsburgh scored 14 straight points after halftime. The first score was set up when S Troy Polamalu forced a fumble that was recovered by LB LaMarr Woodley. Five plays later, Roethlisberger found WR Jerricho Cotchery for a 20-yard score. And early in the third quarter, Roethlisberger and Cotchery hooked up again for an eightyard touchdown to tie the game, 24-24.

New England would outscore the Steelers 31-7 the rest of the game. Gostkowski made a 32-yard fi eld goal, Brady and WR Aaron Dobson connected on a 17-yard touchdown and RB Stevan Ridley scored on a fi ve-yard run to extend the lead, 41-24. Roethlisberger and Cotchery connected again for a six-yard score to cut the lead, 41-31, but it would be the closest the Steelers would get.

Brady and Dobson connected for an 81-yard touchdown pass, and RB LaGarrette Blount scored on a fi ve-yard run to give New England the 55-31 victory.

STEELERS-PATRIOTS CONNECTIONS
Former Steelers/Patriots
• Steelers S Ross Ventrone spent time on the Patriots’ practice squad and active roster in 2011.

Family Connection
• Pittsburgh S Ross Ventrone is the younger brother of New England Asst. ST coach Ray Ventrone.

Area Connections
• Pittsburgh WR Tyler Murphy (2011-14) attended Boston College.
• New England Asst. ST coach Ray Ventrone was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and is a graduate of Chartiers Valley High School.
• Patriots RB Dion Lewis (2009-10) and DL Jabaal Sheard (2007-10) both played collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh.

NFL Connections
• Steelers HC Mike Tomlin and Patriots DL coach Brendan Daly and WR coach Chad O’Shea worked together on the Vikings’ staff (2006).
• Pittsburgh RB coach James Saxon also worked alongside Daly in Minnesota for two seasons (2012-13).
• Saxon was on staff in Miami with Patriots OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo for two years (2009-10).
• Steelers Asst. HC/DL coach John Mitchell and WR coach Richard Mann were both coaches on Patriots HC Bill Belichick’s staff (1991-93), when he was the HC in Cleveland.
• Pittsburgh OC Todd Haley worked with Belichick in New York, when they were both on the Jets’ staff (1997-99).
• Haley was on staff at Arizona, while New England DL Alan Branch was a Cardinal (2007-08).
• Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams was a Carolina Panthers teammate of Patriots WR Brandon LaFell from 2010-13 and RB Tyler Gaffney in 2014.
• Steelers LB Arthur Moats was a teammate of Branch in Buffalo (2013), along with Patriots TE Scott Chandler (2010-13) and LB Chris White (2011-12).
• Steelers QB Mike Vick was teammates with Patriots S Patrick Chung and CB Bradley Fletchner for one season in Philadelphia (2013).
• Vick also played with New England RB Dion Lewis for two years with the Eagles (2011-12).
• Pittsburgh CB Antwon Blake played with New England CB Derek Cox for one year in Jacksonville (2012).
• Steelers DT Cam Thomas was also a teammate of Cox’s for one season in San Diego (2013).

College Connections
• Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams played at Memphis with New England K Stephen Gostkowski for three seasons (2002-04).
• Pittsburgh DE Cameron Heyward (2007-10),LB Ryan Shazier (2011-13) and CB Doran Grant(2011-14) all played at least one season with New England CB Nate Ebner (2009-11) at Ohio State.
• Steelers G David DeCastro manned the offensive line at Stanford for two years with Patriots OL Cameron Fleming (2010-11). DeCastro also played with Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney (2009-11) and CB Jordan Richards (2011) while at Stanford.
• Steelers S Robert Golden and Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski were teammates at Arizona (2008-09).
• Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert was teammates with Patriots DL Dominique Easley at Florida for one year (2010).
• Steelers S Shamarko Thomas was teammates with Patriots DE Chandler Jones at Syracuse for three years (2009-11).
• Pittsburgh G Ramon Foster played at Tennessee with Patriots LB Jerod Mayo for three seasons (2005-07).
• Pittsburgh QB Landry Jones was teammates with New England DL Geneo Grissom at Oklahoma for two seasons (2011-12).

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1ST QUARTER
None
2ND QUARTER
TD

(11:16) (Shotgun) 12-T.Brady pass short right to 87-R.Gronkowski for 16 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

3-S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-49-J.Cardona, Holder-6-R.Allen.

TD

(4:06) 12-T.Brady pass short middle to 87-R.Gronkowski for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN. NE 87-Gronkowski 15th career multi-TD game.

PAT

3-S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-49-J.Cardona, Holder-6-R.Allen.

FG

(:07) 8-J.Scobee 44 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

3RD QUARTER
TD

(10:43) 12-T.Brady pass short left to 88-S.Chandler for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

3-S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-49-J.Cardona, Holder-6-R.Allen.

TD

(6:48) 78-A.Villanueva reported in as eligible. 46-W.Johnson left guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT2

TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. 7-B.Roethlisberger pass to 11-M.Wheaton is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS. PIT-7-B.Roethlisberger was injured during the play.

4TH QUARTER
FG

(11:42) 8-J.Scobee 24 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

TD

(9:24) 12-T.Brady pass short left to 87-R.Gronkowski for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. NE 12-Brady 23rd career game with 4+ TD passes, tying Brett Favre for 3rd most all-time. NE 12-Brady 396 career TD passes, tying Drew Brees for 4th most all-time. NE 87-Gronkowski 3rd career 3-TD game.

PAT

3-S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-49-J.Cardona, Holder-6-R.Allen. PENALTY on PIT-90-S.McLendon, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced between downs.

TD

(:07) (Shotgun) 7-B.Roethlisberger pass short left to 84-A.Brown for 11 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

8-J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.