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January 30, 2009
1Keep Ben standing: The Cardinals aren't a great pass-rushing team. They got to opposing quarterbacks just 31 times this season. But the Steelers' offensive line has had its problems protecting Ben Roethlisberger. He was sacked 46 times this season. The only quarterback who got sacked more was the Patriots' Matt Cassel (47). Twenty of those 46 sacks came in the Steelers' four lossess. If his line keeps the rush off Big Ben, he should be able to do some damage to the Cardinals' defense.
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September 29, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Washington Redskins' victory yesterday over the Dallas Cowboys ruined many of the parlays and teasers played at sports books in Nevada and affected the line for next week's game against the Eagles, according to a gaming expert. Kenny White, chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, said yesterday there was a big discrepancy in the opening line between some Vegas books (Cowboys by 8) and offshore betting enterprises (Cowboys by 13). "That 13 was much too high," White said.
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September 14, 2007 | By Dylan Purcell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Welcome to the NFL, rookie. That was the call when Lions receiver Calvin Johnson dove into the end zone for his first touchdown as a pro. The oft-spoken greeting is frequently used in jest. Rookies are as likely to be in the wrong spot as the right one, making for frustrating fantasy starters. But each year one or two deliver on potential, though figuring out who can be a guessing game. Johnson likely went too high in many drafts after unfair comparisons to Randy Moss' phenomenal 17-touchdown rookie season, though a low double-digit touchdown year is within reach.
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November 13, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The NFL warned Browns defensive tackle Gerard Warren for comments he made about trying to hit Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the head in tomorrow's home game with the Steelers. "We notified the team, including Gerard Warren, that if a player commits a flagrant foul after making such a statement, it may be a decisive factor supporting the suspension of the player, depending on the entire set of circumstances," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. Warren told reporters Thursday that the Browns needed to rattle Roethlisberger.
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February 6, 2006 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Going into the Super Bowl, ABC executives had said their goal when it came to the game's TV coverage was to get it simple and get it right. In its last game before bowing out of covering NFL games, ABC clearly achieved its goal last night during Pittsburgh's 21-10 win over Seattle in Super Bowl XL. One blemish came when Ben Roethlisberger scored the Steelers' first touchdown on a 1-yard run. It was difficult to tell on replays whether the...
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January 3, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Well, one team from Pennsylvania got a solid effort out its backups. The Pittsburgh Steelers finished a remarkable 15-1 season by beating the Buffalo Bills, 29-24, yesterday with key efforts from backups such as Willie Parker, Brian St. Pierre and James Harrison. "If there was a team that you could put up as a poster boy for a 53-man roster, it's us," said St. Pierre, the Steelers' third-string quarterback, who was activated off the practice squad Friday. "It's special. " And so are the Steelers, who didn't need Ben Roethlisberger, Jerome Bettis or a host of other starters to win their 14th in a row to match the single-season record set by Miami in 1972.
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September 10, 2006 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
NOTABLE Miami coach Nick Saban was plenty mad that the referee didn't see him throw the red challenge flag during the fourth quarter of the Dolphins' loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Saban took his time deciding to challenge the play where Heath Miller lumbered 87 yards for a touchdown but apparently stepped out of bounds before crossing the goal line. Just before the Steelers kicked the extra point, Saban tossed the flag, to no avail. Said referee Walt Coleman: "We need to try to see the flag.
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February 6, 2006 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The most improbable title run in Super Bowl history is over. In a span of eight weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers went from the brink of playoff elimination to NFL champions, beating the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10, last night in Super Bowl XL at Ford Field. "It's been an incredible ride," Steelers running back Jerome Bettis said before announcing his retirement. "I came back to win a championship. Mission accomplished, and with that I have to bid farewell. " Despite the fact that Pittsburgh has just three professional teams, the city at the west end of the state has celebrated three championship seasons (two by the NHL's Penguins)
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December 17, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Steelers couldn't have designed a more Pittsburgh-perfect day for an important December home game. They whipped up everything a warm-weather opponent wouldn't want: snow, swirling winds, chilly temperatures and a messy field. Somehow, the weatherproof Jacksonville Jaguars shrugged off the bad weather and the Steelers, too, in a stadium where no opponent had won in a year. Fred Taylor scored a decisive touchdown on a 12-yard run in the final 2 minutes while gaining 147 yards, and the Jaguars (10-4)
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November 4, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Byron Leftwich led two touchdown drives after Ben Roethlisberger reinjured his throwing shoulder and the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins, 23-6, last night. The Steelers' defense had seven sacks, allowed only 221 yards and became the first team this season to intercept Jason Campbell. Leftwich went 7-for-10 for 129 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers (6-2) beat an NFC East team for the first time in three attempts this season. Roethlisberger was 5-for-17 for 50 yards and an interception before leaving the game at halftime, again hindered by the slightly separated shoulder that has bothered him since the second week of the season.
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November 11, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Running back Larry Johnson, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, cleared waivers and is a free agent, according to several reports. The Chiefs cut Johnson - who was 75 yards short of breaking the team rushing record - 2 weeks after he posted a gay slur on Twitter, insulted fans and questioned the competence of coach Todd Haley. NFL.com, citing league sources, reported that Houston might have an interest in Johnson, and that Chicago, New England and Washington have inquired about him. Any team that Johnson signs with would have to reimburse that Chiefs the $2.1 million balance remaining on his contract.
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January 30, 2009
1Keep Ben standing: The Cardinals aren't a great pass-rushing team. They got to opposing quarterbacks just 31 times this season. But the Steelers' offensive line has had its problems protecting Ben Roethlisberger. He was sacked 46 times this season. The only quarterback who got sacked more was the Patriots' Matt Cassel (47). Twenty of those 46 sacks came in the Steelers' four lossess. If his line keeps the rush off Big Ben, he should be able to do some damage to the Cardinals' defense.
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January 29, 2009 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, pdomo@aol.com
TAMPA - Bruce Arians feels Andy Reid's play-calling pain. While he's not nearly as allergic to the run as Big Red, the Steelers' much-maligned offensive coordinator knows what it's like to have fans second-guess every play he radios in to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "Everybody thinks they can call plays better than you, whatever city you live in," said the former Temple head coach. "Nobody likes calling defense. But everybody wants to call the offensive plays. Why'd you run it? Why'd you throw it?
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November 17, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
THE MIAMI Dolphins showed again they can beat a bad team - barely. Next comes the biggest game yet in the franchise's revival. Rookie Dan Carpenter nailed a 38-yard field goal with 38 seconds left to cap a 61-yard drive, and host Miami earned their fourth consecutive victory yesterday by defeating woeful Oakland, 17-15. The Dolphins (6-4), who barely avoided a winless season in 2007, set up a showdown at home next Sunday against AFC East rival New England. "This should be the first time I see our stadium sold out," linebacker Joey Porter said.
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November 4, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Byron Leftwich led two touchdown drives after Ben Roethlisberger reinjured his throwing shoulder and the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins, 23-6, last night. The Steelers' defense had seven sacks, allowed only 221 yards and became the first team this season to intercept Jason Campbell. Leftwich went 7-for-10 for 129 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers (6-2) beat an NFC East team for the first time in three attempts this season. Roethlisberger was 5-for-17 for 50 yards and an interception before leaving the game at halftime, again hindered by the slightly separated shoulder that has bothered him since the second week of the season.
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September 29, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Washington Redskins' victory yesterday over the Dallas Cowboys ruined many of the parlays and teasers played at sports books in Nevada and affected the line for next week's game against the Eagles, according to a gaming expert. Kenny White, chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, said yesterday there was a big discrepancy in the opening line between some Vegas books (Cowboys by 8) and offshore betting enterprises (Cowboys by 13). "That 13 was much too high," White said.
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December 17, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Steelers couldn't have designed a more Pittsburgh-perfect day for an important December home game. They whipped up everything a warm-weather opponent wouldn't want: snow, swirling winds, chilly temperatures and a messy field. Somehow, the weatherproof Jacksonville Jaguars shrugged off the bad weather and the Steelers, too, in a stadium where no opponent had won in a year. Fred Taylor scored a decisive touchdown on a 12-yard run in the final 2 minutes while gaining 147 yards, and the Jaguars (10-4)
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September 14, 2007 | By Dylan Purcell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Welcome to the NFL, rookie. That was the call when Lions receiver Calvin Johnson dove into the end zone for his first touchdown as a pro. The oft-spoken greeting is frequently used in jest. Rookies are as likely to be in the wrong spot as the right one, making for frustrating fantasy starters. But each year one or two deliver on potential, though figuring out who can be a guessing game. Johnson likely went too high in many drafts after unfair comparisons to Randy Moss' phenomenal 17-touchdown rookie season, though a low double-digit touchdown year is within reach.
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December 5, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Pittsburgh made several moves yesterday, among them the release of Duce Staley, a former Eagles running back who signed a 5-year, $14 million contract with the Steelers in 2004. Staley, who gained more than 1,000 yards three times in his seven seasons with the Eagles (1997-2003), injured a hamstring after averaging 101 yards through seven games with the Steelers in 2004. He was replaced by former starter Jerome Bettis and never got his job back. He hurt a knee during training camp in 2005 and was beaten out by Willie Parker.
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September 10, 2006 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
NOTABLE Miami coach Nick Saban was plenty mad that the referee didn't see him throw the red challenge flag during the fourth quarter of the Dolphins' loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Saban took his time deciding to challenge the play where Heath Miller lumbered 87 yards for a touchdown but apparently stepped out of bounds before crossing the goal line. Just before the Steelers kicked the extra point, Saban tossed the flag, to no avail. Said referee Walt Coleman: "We need to try to see the flag.
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