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Steelers extend P Wing

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers signed punter Brad Wing to a one-year contract extension on Friday. Wing punted 61 times over 16 games for 2,668 yards and placed 20 of his attempts inside the opponents' 20-yard line during his rookie season with the Steelers. His average of 43.7 yards per punt ranked fifth among first-year punters in franchise history. ...

Ranking the 15 Greatest Plays in Super Bowl History

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
What defines a great play? Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above. Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences, historic moments and even some hilarious gaffes — looking at you Garo Yepremian — all make the Super Bowl the greatest sporting...

Steelers name Keith Butler defensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted Keith Butler to defensive coordinator on Tuesday. Butler served as the team's linebackers coach the past 12 years and replaces legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who resigned on Jan. 10. "It's the dream of a lifetime," said Butler on Tuesday. "There are only 32 of these jobs on this Earth. I am excited about...

LeBeau resigns as Steelers defensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dick LeBeau has resigned as the Steelers' defensive coordinator -- a position he has held for the past 11 seasons. LeBeau, 77, helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls following the 2005 and '08 seasons. "We want to thank Dick for his many years of service with the team and all that he has done for this organization," said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco added another notch to their playoff road resume as the Baltimore Ravens went into Heinz Field and came away with a 30-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Saturday's AFC Wild Card clash rung familiar in this longstanding rivalry, with defense and opportunistic play deciding which team survived the slugfest. The...

Steelers' Bell ruled out of playoff game vs. Ravens

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without running back Le'Veon Bell for Saturday night's AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers officially ruled out their team MVP on Friday. Bell hyperextended his right knee in last week's AFC North-clinching victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Although Bell suffered no ligament damage, he was...

AFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers renew their heated rivalry with a Saturday night, AFC Wild Card showdown on NBC. This will be the fourth time since 2001 the Ravens (10-6) and Steelers (11-5) have played in a playoff game, with the Steelers winning all three previous matchups.There’s no love lost between these two teams and the annual meetings are usually close. However, this...

Steelers' Bell sits out practice

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell sat out Thursday's practice as he recovers from a right knee injury. Bell hyperextended the knee in Sunday's victory over the Cincinnati Bengals and has yet to participate in practice this week as the team prepares to host the Baltimore Ravens in a wild-card game Saturday night. Finishing the season as...

Tomlin unsure of Bell's status for Saturday

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he was unsure if running back Le'Veon Bell would be available for Saturday's AFC wild card matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. Bell suffered a right knee injury in the season-finale against Cincinnati. Tomlin, as he did on Sunday night, said the knee was hyperextended and added that there was no structural damage...

Steelers sign Tate as contingency plan

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Faced with the possibility of being without starting running back Le'Veon Bell for Saturday's AFC wild card matchup with the Ravens, the Steelers added oft-traveled Ben Tate on Tuesday. Tate has already been cut twice this season after being signed by the Browns in the offseason. Cleveland waived him in mid-November, and the RB-needy Vikings quickly...