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Steelers name Keith Butler defensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 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, 2 years 5 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, 2 years 5 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, 2 years 5 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, 2 years 5 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, 2 years 5 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, 2 years 6 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, 2 years 6 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...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Antonio Brown scored two touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers captured their first AFC North title since 2010 with a 27-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Brown opened the scoring with a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown, then put the game away late in the fourth quarter with a 63-yard TD catch. The Steelers (11-5), who ended the...

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction

By Mark Ross, 2 years 6 months ago
The AFC playoff picture will come into complete focus when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight on NBC. The final game of the 2014 regular season pits the Bengals (10-4-1) against the Steelers (10-5) with the AFC North division title hanging in the balance. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are two of the NFL’s hottest teams since late October, each going 7-2 during...