Steelers’ Damontae Kazee’s game-sealing interception leads to fight with Packers players

Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, left, and head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers shake hands after Pittsburgh’s 23-19 win at Acrisure Stadium on November 12, 2023, in Pittsburgh. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers had some extracurricular activity at the end of their game after a game-winning interception led to a fight.


Source: Steelers’ Damontae Kazee’s game-sealing interception leads to fight with Packers players

Steelers defeat Buccaneers, 27-17

Steelers open 2023 preseason with a victory in Tampa Bay

The Steelers got a pair of long touchdown passes, including one from Kenny Pickett in limited duty, in a 27-17 defeat of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers here Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

The first-team offense, which played en masse, looked like a well-oiled machine on its only possession.

Pickett completed 6 of his 7 passes for 70 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown pass to George Pickens on third-and-8.

Source: Steelers defeat Buccaneers, 27-17

Pa. Fish and Boat Commission urging locals to be aware of snakes as weather warms

The sun’s starting to shine, and it’s warming up, and that means snakes will be on the move.

Most of the 21 species that call Pennsylvania home are not only harmless but they eat things we could do without, such as pests, mice, and insects.

But three types are poisonous and definitely will need a little extra space.

The copperhead, the eastern Massasauga rattlesnake, and the timber rattlesnake are ones to watch out for.

Source: Pa. Fish and Boat Commission urging locals to be aware of snakes as weather warms

Tom Brady: ‘I’m retiring for good’

“I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year so. Really, thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me: my family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors — I could go on forever, there’s too many. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”

Brady, 45, appeared in a record 10 Super Bowls and won six titles with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during his 23-year career. He is also the only player to be named Super Bowl MVP five times.

He leaves the gridiron as a certain first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer when he becomes eligible for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio.

Source: Tom Brady: ‘I’m retiring for good’

Steelers vs. Browns score: Pittsburgh seals 19th straight non-losing season, but falls short of playoffs

Pittsburgh came up just short of the playoffs, but finished with a winning record

Sunday was certainly a bittersweet day for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh handled its business by recording a 28-14 win over the Browns, but was eliminated from playoff contention after the Dolphins kicked a late field goal to defeat the Jets.

While they won’t be playing this postseason, the Steelers’ late surge should be a sign of good things to come for Mike Tomlin’s team. The Steelers, who ushered in a new era this season with rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, finished the season with a 9-8 record after a 3-7 start. The Steelers increased their NFL-best streak of non-losing seasons to 19, while Tomlin expanded his record of 16 straight non-losing seasons to begin a coaching career.

Neither team had separated itself from the other until Kazee’s pick of Watson late in the third quarter. Pittsburgh’s offense capitalized on the short field after Harris punched it home for his 10th total touchdown of the season.

The Steelers’ resilience this season was again on display on Sunday. Pittsburgh fell behind early before scoring 20 unanswered points against the Browns, who finished last in the AFC North for a second straight year. Cleveland cut its deficit to 20-14 in the second half before Derek Watt’s touchdown run and Diontae Johnson’s two-point conversion catch gave the home team an insurmountable 14-point lead with under five minutes left.

George Pickens’ 31-yard touchdown catch tied the score after David Njoku’s 10-yard touchdown catch gave the Browns a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter. The Steelers took their first lead just before halftime when Levi Wallace’s interception of Deshaun Watson set up Chris Boswell’s first of two field goals.

Pittsburgh’s lead swelled to 13 points when Damontae Kazee’s interception set up Najee Harris’ 3-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. Watt’s game-clinching score occurred moments after Nick Chubb caught Watson’s second touchdown of the game from 2 yards out.

Source: Steelers vs. Browns score: Pittsburgh seals 19th straight non-losing season, but falls short of playoffs

Kenny Pickett’s Game-Winning Drive Keeps Steelers Playoff Hopes Alive With 16 -13 Win

A game-winning touchdown pass from Kenny Pickett to Najee Harris kept the Steelers in the playoff hunt.

BALTIMORE — The Pittsburgh Steelers got all the help they needed from outside forces, and pulled off a thrilling win themselves to keep their playoff hopes alive. They trailed by four inside of two minutes remaining before Kenny Pickett hit Najee Harris for a game-winning touchdown with 1:02 left to cap the clutch, 80-yard march and secure a season-extending 16-13 win.

  • Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett connected with Najee Harris for the go-ahead touchdown with 56 seconds to play.
  • Baltimore held a 10-point second-half lead and then failed to score on its final four possessions.
  • The Steelers, who would’ve been eliminated from playoff contention with a loss, now need a win next week along with losses from Miami and New England to make the postseason. Per Austin Mock’s model, the Steelers’ playoff odds jumped from 2.3 percent entering Week 17 to 18.1 percent after beating the Ravens

Steelers take on Browns next Sunday at home.

Source: Kenny Pickett’s Game-Winning Drive Keeps Steelers Playoff Hopes Alive


Steelers rally past Raiders in final minute on 50th anniversary weekend of Immaculate Reception

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t need a deflected pass to beat the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night, but they did need some last-minute heroics to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. On the Immaculate Reception anniversary weekend, when Pro Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris had his uniform number retired, the Steelers used Kenny Pickett’s 14-yard touchdown pass to George Pickens with 46 seconds remaining to pull out a 13-10 victory.

Source: Steelers rally past Raiders in final minute on 50th anniversary weekend of Immaculate Reception

Steelers Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris dead at 72

Harris passed away on Tuesday

Harris played for the Steelers from 1972 to 1983 and was famous for that incredible play that won the Steelers their first playoff game 50 years ago.

Several events were planned in Pittsburgh in the days ahead marking the anniversary of The Immaculate Reception.

The cause of Franco Harris’ death was not immediately known.

Source: Steelers Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris dead at 72

Final Score: Steelers dominate Panthers in 24-16 win

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the Carolina Panthers on their way to their sixth victory of the season.

The Week 15 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers pitted two 5-8 teams head-to-head, but these two teams couldn’t be in more different situations heading into the game Sunday. The Panthers were still alive in the atrocious NFC South, while the Steelers division hopes were gone, and their playoff hopes were dangling by a very thin thread.

Nonetheless, these two teams squared off in Charlotte, NC with a Sam Darnold vs. Mitch Trubisky matchup. The Steelers were without Kenny Pickett, who failed to clear concussion protocol after leaving in the first quarter of the Week 14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Trubisky and the Steelers offense would have to wait to get their first possession, with the Steelers winning the toss and deferring their possession to the second half.

Carolina’s first drive lasted just three plays before punting the ball to Pittsburgh. Starting at their own 34-yard line, the Steelers put together an impressive opening drive. Highlighted by several big Najee Harris runs, and timely third down conversions, the drive was capped off by another Harris touchdown run of the season.

Chris Boswell’s extra point was good, making the score 7-0 with 5:48 left in the opening quarter.

The Panthers were putting together their best drive of the day, thus far, and did so with the arm of Darnold. Darnold converted three 3rd and 10+ on the drive, and were in a first and goal situation to end the first quarter. On 3rd down, Darnold scrambled to his right and hit D.J. Moore for the touchdown pass. The extra point was good, tying the game 7-7 with 14:12 left in the first half.

The 24-16 win moves the Steelers’ record to 6-8 on the season, and keeps their playoff hopes alive for at least another week. The team now turns their attention to the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas Eve in Week 16. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the rest of the 2022 regular season.

Source: Final Score: Steelers dominate Panthers in 24-16 win

Steelers play  a home game on Christmas Eve with

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Instant analysis: Steelers ride ground game to win over Falcons

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Atlanta.

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The Steelers out-rushed the Falcons, 155-146. They have averaged 158 rushing yards per game in their past five games.

The Steelers closed the game out in impressive fashion. Clinging to a 19-16 lead with 5:27 on the clock, the Steelers offense controlled the ball until the final minute and then punter Pressley Harvin III pinned the Falcons on their own 2 with 42 seconds on the clock.

Source: Instant analysis: Steelers ride ground game to win over Falcons

Bengals Upend Steelers With Second Half Onslaught

PITTSBURGH — Joe Burrow gave Steelers rookie Kenny Pickett an NFL quarterbacking clinic Sunday when he sliced the Steelers for four touchdown passes and 355 yards in a 37-30 victory that gave the Bengals their sixth win in the last eight games.

The Bengals also got a monster game from wide receiver Tee Higgins (nine catches for a season-high 148 yards) and three touchdown catches from running back Samaje Perine, when he stepped in after Joe Mixon left the game with a concussion. Cincinnati also got a boost from a suffocating defense in the second half that held Pittsburgh to fewer than 70 yards after half time before a touchdown drive in garbage time as Trey Hendrickson racked up two sacks after he briefly left in the first half with a knee injury.

The Bengals moved to 6-4 to remain a game in back of the first-place Ravens with their first AFC North win of the season.

That last-minute score by the Steelers did cut the lead to 37-30 and it came down to who else grabbing the on-side kick with 44 seconds left?

Source: Bengals Upend Steelers With Second Half Onslaught

Pregame Blog: Steelers vs. Bengals

The Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Acrisure Stadium

Salute to Service: The Steelers will honor active duty service members and veterans during the Steelers Salute to Service game. The Salute to Service game, an annual NFL initiative, honors our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families.

The Terrible Towel Twirl will be led by Steelers legend and Vietnam Veteran Rocky Bleier, along with actor and Pittsburgh-native Joe Manganiello, a strong supporter of the military whose family has served dating back to the Continental Army in the American Revolution and Lieutenant General Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

The Terrible Towel unfurl will be led by Lieutenant General Donna W. Martin, The Inspector General for the entire U.S. Army and Brigadier General Jake S. Kwon, Commander of the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command of U.S. Army Reserve. In addition, members from the 28th Infantry Division Band and 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command of U.S. Army Reserve will take part.

The Color Guard will be a Joint Services on representing the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Space Force.

The National Anthem will be performed by the United States Army Herald Trumpets. Following the Anthem and prior to coin toss, a team inspired Salute to Service video will play, followed by a PA announcement inviting active and veteran service members to stand

The 28th Infantry Division Band will perform at Stage AE prior to the game and throughout stadium grounds pregame.

Source: Pregame Blog: Steelers vs. Bengals

Penguins top Wild behind Crosby’s four point night – – Butler, PA

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-4 last night in the opening game of a three-game road trip. Sidney Crosby led the Pens with two goals and two assists

The Penguins visit Winnipeg Saturday night for a 7pm face-off. Hear the pre-game beginning at 6:30pm on WISR.

The Penguins visit Chicago Sunday night before returning home. They will host Calgary Wednesday.

Source: Penguins top Wild behind Crosby’s four point night – – Butler, PA

Steelers Had Three Unlikely Heroes in Win Over Saints

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers got back on their winning ways with a 20-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 10.

It was a game many expected them to win. The Saints weren’t very good coming into the game, the Steelers were coming off a bye and at this point, something needed to click for Pittsburgh. But how they walked away victorious wasn’t expected.

It did create great football, though.

A rushing touchdown by someone no one expected, a burst from a player other than Najee Harris and a fourth down stuff that should’ve been credited to someone other than Robert Spillane set up this win.

Source: Steelers Had Three Unlikely Heroes in Win Over Saints

Road closures in several areas around Pittsburgh for Sunday’s EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, 10K

Road closures along the route of the 2022 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler and 10K will be in effect from 6:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, so if you’re coming into the city you might want to make plans accordingly.

Road closures will occur as participants pass through each neighborhood during the race. In addition to these closures, cars will not be able to park on roads along the race route starting at 4:00 a.m. Sunday. Residents and businesses located on or near the race course are urged to plan ahead. Click here to view the 2022 road closure map.

The 10-mile race will start at 7:30 a.m. on West Carson Street near Station Square. The race continues through the West End, North Side, Strip District and Downtown. The 10K race starts at 8:15 a.m. near mile 4 of the 10-mile course and follows the same route.

Both races finish Downtown in front of EQT Plaza, on the corner of 7th Street and Liberty Avenue.

Source: Road closures in several areas around Pittsburgh for Sunday’s EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, 10K

World Series: Astros hold off Phillies for team’s first title since cheating scandal

The Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons with a 4-1 win over the Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday nightHouston Astros

Yordan Alvarez hit a towering go-ahead homer and the Houston Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons and got Dusty Baker his first crown as a manager with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday night.

As Alvarez’s 450ft blast in the sixth inning disappeared, Astros starter Framber Valdez jumped and wildly screamed in the dugout as fans in the crowd of 42,948 went into a frenzy waving their orange rally towels.

Source: World Series: Astros hold off Phillies for team’s first title since cheating scandal

Astros Combine for Second No-Hitter in World Series History  ASTROS 5, PHILLIES 0 | WORLD SERIES TIED, 2-2

PHILADELPHIA — Pitching like a Game 1 starter, the young right-hander Cristian Javier put on a clinic on a night Houston was in need of something spectacular, throwing six no-hit innings at Philadelphia and combining with three relievers for the first combined no-hitter in World Series history.

Javier’s outing positioned the Astros for a 5-0, World Series-tying win in a Game 4 classic. Bryan Abreu struck out the side in the seventh inning, Rafael Montero worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Ryan Pressly lifted the Astros into the history books with a hitless ninth inning, delivering the third no-hitter of any type in postseason history and only the second to come in the World Series.

Javier’s fastball on Wednesday was called “electric” (Houston Manager Dusty Baker), “very, very electric” (catcher Christian Vázquez) and “super nasty” (Astros pitching coach Josh Miller). Though Javier’s fastball only registers between 92 and 94 miles per hour, the Philadelphia slugger Kyle Schwarber said “it’s playing up a little bit harder than that” and Bryce Harper added “he’s got spin rate — 93 looks like 97.”


World Series 2022 Game 2: Philadelphia Phillies v Houston Astros – live!

Rolling report: The Astros host the Phillies in Game 2 of the World Series at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

Phillies won game 1

Predictions By Hunter Felt

Well, here’s my dilemma: I had the Houston Astros in five before the start of the World Series. So, by my math, that means I have to root for Houston to win these next four games. I’ve kind of painted myself into a corner.

Still, it feels like Philadelphia was aiming for a split here so they won’t be devastated while the Astros pretty much can’t afford to go down 0-2. I’m expecting Houston to come out with all guns blazing. Maybe a 7-2 win.

Of course, I was wrong yesterday so don’t go making bets with my predictions in mind. Have a different prediction? Or the same? Feel free to send your thoughts and analysis here, either via email (to or Twitter (to @HunterFelt).

Source: World Series 2022 Game 2: Philadelphia Phillies v Houston Astros – live!

Steelers vs. Dolphins score: Defense keys Miami’s win over Pittsburgh in Tua Tagovailoa’s return

The Dolphins’ 16-10 win over the Steelers on Sunday night was a game the 1972 Dolphins were surely proud of. Known for their “No Name” defense, members of the ’72 Dolphins — who were honored at halftime on Sunday’s game — were treated to a defensive battle that saw the current Dolphins’ defense make two crucial stops late to preserve Miami’s fourth win of the season.

An offensively charged first half gave way to a defensive-fueled second half. Miami and Pittsburgh traded punts for the majority of the half until the Steelers made two late charges to win the game. Pittsburgh was turned back both times, with Noah Igbinoghene sealing the win with his end zone interception of Kenny Pickett with 25 seconds left. Javon Holland ended Pittsburgh’s previous drive when he stepped in front of Pickett’s pass intended for Diontae Johnson deep in Dolphins territory.

Miami received just enough offense from Tua Tagovailoa, who threw for 261 yards that included his 8-yard scoring toss to Raheem Mostert on the game’s first drive. Miami led 13-0 after the first quarter before Pittsburgh’s offense woke up with a pair of second quarter scores. Pickett cut Pittsburgh’s deficit to three points after he hit fellow rookie George Pickens for a 7-yard score with 1:50 left until halftime. The Dolphins managed to get a quick field goal before halftime, a score that would ultimately pay massive dividends during the final stages of Sunday night’s game.

Neither offense scored in the second half

Source: Steelers vs. Dolphins score: Defense keys Miami’s win over Pittsburgh in Tua Tagovailoa’s return

NFL Week 6 : Steelers shock Bucs 20-18

Tampa Bay’s offense fails in the red zone, and its defense gives up four 3rd down and long conversions in loss to Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-18 on Sunday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium. The Buccaneers once again got off to a slow start, going three and out on their opening offensive possession, and then allowing an opening drive touchdown on the Steelers first possession. Mitch Trubisky came into the game after Steeler’s starting quarterback Kenny Pickett was injured and threw for 144 yards, one touchdown, and lead Pittsburgh on a game-sealing 4 minute 38 second drive to close out the Buccaneers.

Source: NFL Week 6 Game Analysis: Steelers shock Bucs 20-18

Bills vs. Steelers score, takeaways: Josh Allen-led Buffalo has huge day, spoiling Kenny Pickett’s first start

Sunday was a classic David vs. Goliath matchup in Buffalo. But unlike the biblical story, Goliath prevailed on Sunday, as the Bills posted a 38-3 victory over the Steelers, who entered the game as a 14-point underdog. The Bills are now 4-1 and remain in first place in the AFC East. The Steelers, who saw rookie Kenny Pickett make his first career start on Sunday, are now 1-4 after dropping their fourth straight contest.


Josh Allen threw four touchdown passes in the first half as the Bills roared out to a 31-3 halftime lead. He threw two touchdown passes to Gabe Davis that included a 98-yard touchdown on the third play from scrimmage. The score tied the record for the longest touchdown in franchise history.

Allen, who threw for 348 yards in the first half, also lobbed touchdowns to Stefon Diggs and rookie Khalil Shakir, as the Bills’ offense churned out 401 yards in the first half and finished with 554 yards. Conversely, the Steelers’ offense went dormant after scoring on their first drive. Pickett, who did not receive much help from his running game, threw for 327 yards and an interception on 34 of 51 passing.

Source: Bills vs. Steelers score, takeaways: Josh Allen-led Buffalo has huge day, spoiling Kenny Pickett’s first start

Mitch Trubisky ‘disappointed,’ did not expect to be benched as Steelers QB

Mitch Trubisky’s postgame session with media Sunday was relatively short, his answers concise.

Kind of like the way he found out he’d been benched while in that same Pittsburgh Steelers locker room.

“He said, ‘8’s in,’ at halftime,” Trubisky said of how Mike Tomlin let him know that Kenny Pickett (No. 8) was supplanting him as the Steelers’ quarterback. “That’s about all (Tomlin) said.”

And with that – pending on who starts next week and games beyond – Trubisky’s tenure as the Steelers’ starting quarterback was ended after only 3 ½ games.

The result was a 24-20 loss to the New York Jets and a huge quarterback dilemma for coach Mike Tomlin.

Source: Mitch Trubisky ‘disappointed,’ did not expect to be benched as Steelers QB

Yankees’ Judge hits 61st homer, ties Maris’ record

After a seven-game stretch without a long ball, New York star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record, a day after the Yankees clinched the AL East crown.

TORONTO — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record.

It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of the 1961 season, to hit his 61st, which broke Babe Ruth’s single-season mark of 60 home runs set in 1927.

Source: Yankees’ Judge hits 61st homer, ties Maris’ record

Steelers fall to Browns, 29-17


Steelers drop Thursday Night Football road game in Cleveland

Four days after their gut-wrenching loss, the Browns rebounded by defeating their longtime rivals at home on “Thursday Night Football.” Aided by Nick Chubb and a strong second half by their defense, the Browns posted an 29-17 victory to move to 2-1 on the season. Pittsburgh, fresh off its own disappointing Week 2 loss, fell to 1-2.

Source: Steelers fall to Browns, 29-17

Steelers Lose To Patriots 17 – 14

PITTSBURGH — In his second start in his second season with the Patriots, Mac Jones did something his predecessor did numerous times in New England: beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Following a rocky season debut in Miami, Jones answered the bell on Sunday while leading the Patriots to a 17-14 win over the Steelers.

Jones, who dealt with a back injury as well as an illness leading up to Sunday’s game, gave the Patriots the lead for good with his 44-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor just before halftime. Jones then completed several key passes in the second half. He threw early and often to Agholor and Jakobi Myers, who caught a combined 15 passes for 205 yards.

Jones outplayed Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky

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