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Ben being Ben, do or die, playoffs

Posted Jan 7, 2017

If you missed anything this week, we have you covered with our weekly recap.

A look back at all of the news as the Steelers prepare to take on the Miami Dolphins in an AFC Wild Card game.

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AFC Wild Card Injury Report (Dolphins)

A look at player injuries and practice participation for the AFC Wild Card game.
Here is the current injury report for the Steelers' AFC Wild Card game vs. Miami.

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Brown named All-Pro, but playoffs the focus

Antonio Brown was named first-team AP All-Pro, but he is strictly thinking playoffs.
Antonio Brown flashed his trademark smile and said he was honored to learn that he had just been selected to the Associated Press 2016 NFL All-Pro Team.

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Brown named first-team All-Pro

Antonio Brown was named AP first-team All-Pro, while Le'Veon Bell and David DeCastro also honored.
Antonio Brown is one of the dominant receivers in the NFL, and further evidence of that surfaced when he was selected to the Associated Press 2016 NFL All-Pro Team, one of the biggest honors given to an NFL player.

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Cowher: 'Ben is a fierce competitor'

Bill Cowher loves the competitive spirit Ben Roethlisberger brings to the game.
On the day Ben Roethlisberger was drafted back in 2004, Bill Cowher made a statement that was definitely a fact.

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This & That: Ben being Ben, chunk plays

Teammates dish on what makes Ben Roethlisberger the player he is.
Ben Roethlisberger has been a key to the Steelers success and getting them into the playoffs, and much of that is, 'Ben being Ben.'

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Labriola on Le'Veon being Ben's Terrell Davis

The formula that worked for the Broncos in the late 1990s could serve these Steelers as well.
Ready or not, here it comes: The playoffs begin for the Steelers in the Wild Card Round on Sunday at Heinz Field.

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Cowher on Tomlin: 'Mike has been himself'

Bill Cowher was in town on Thursday and shared his thoughts on Mike Tomlin.
Bill Cowher walked around the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Thursday, shaking hands, getting hugs and enjoying some friendly banter with those he worked with during his 15 year tenure as the Steelers’ coach.

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Rookies ready to roll

Shot to play in an NFL postseason has Steelers' freshmen energized.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged the existence of the “rookie wall” this week but maintained the rookies the Steelers have relied upon the most this season aren’t in danger of slamming into it entering the postseason.

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Bettis to Bell: 'Just play your game'

Jerome Bettis loves what Le'Veon Bell brings to the Steelers' offense.
Le’Veon Bell is excited, and for good reason.

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Physical play, healthy, do or die

A first glance at what the three Steelers' coordinators are talking about this week.
The last time the Steelers and Dolphins met, the defense gave up 204 yards rushing to Jay Ajayi.

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Bell wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Le'Veon Bell was on a roll during December, and it didn't go unnoticed.
Le’Veon Bell had a December to remember.

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Dolphins are talking about AB, Ben & Bell

The Dolphins weighed in on a trio of Steelers' offensive threats and more.
The Steelers will take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in an AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field, but before the two teams meet there was plenty to say about each other.

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Asked and Answered: Jan. 5

Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.
Can Cam Heyward come off injured reserve for the playoffs?

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Bell about to toll in postseason

Fourth-year running back ready for his first career playoff game.
Le’Veon Bell is counting the days.

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Ben: 'There is a sense of urgency'

Ben Roethlisberger understands the balance between excitement and business as usual.
Ben Roethlisberger is no stranger to playing football this time of year, preparing for his 18th postseason game when the Steelers take on the Miami Dolphins in an AFC Wild Card game on Sunday at Heinz Field.

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Steelers postseason fun facts

Heinz Field playoff history, Steelers' experience in the postseason and much more.
Heinz Field has been a popular place for postseason action, with the Steelers hosting 11 playoff games at their home since it opened in 2001.

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January means playoff football

A look at some memorable and meaningful moments in Steelers' history
When it comes to Steelers history, some of the biggest dates happened in the month of January, when playoff football is at a fever pitch.

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Faneca a finalist for HOF Class of 2017

Alan Faneca is once again a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca is among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Faneca was also a finalist in 2016.

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Steelers AFC Wild Card Game Sold Out

The AFC Wild Card Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field has sold out.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that the team’s AFC Wild Card playoff game on Sunday, January 8, at Heinz Field against the Miami Dolphins has sold out.

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Steelers get a chance at a do-over vs. Miami

When these teams met in the middle of October, it was an ugly afternoon for the visiting team.
Man, no need to sugarcoat that. We got beat soundly.

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Tomlin's takes hit on playoffs, legacy

Coach Mike Tomlin addressed not changing preparation and a lot more.
Coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t see the Steelers approach changing in practice this week just because it’s the playoffs, because the way he operates, that playoff mentality is a weekly occurrence.

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Tomlin's Injury Update: Post-Browns

Coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation following the game vs. Cleveland.
Some injuries that we had prior to last week’s game – all of these guys are in a better position than they were a week ago, and we’re excited about maybe having these guys available to us.

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VIDEOS



Friday status report

Missi, Bob and Mike review the status report following Friday's practice to get a better idea of who will be playing Sunday vs. the Dolphins.

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Prisuta's plays to ponder

Missi, Bob and Mike break down a few plays from the Dolphins Week 17 game to see what the Steelers will be up against Wild Card Weekend.

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Tunch's Keys vs. Dolphins

Tunch breaks down his three keys to lead the Steelers to victory Wild Card Weekend vs. the Dolphins on Steelers Live.

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Brown: 'It's all about being a champion'

Antonio Brown on this Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.

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Butler lays out the formula to winning

Defensive coordinator Keith Butler emphasizes what the Steelers need to do against the Dolphins.

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Haley knows that success is never guaranteed

Offensive coordinator Todd Haley knows that, despite a healthy lineup, the Steelers must bring their best to win.

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Thursday practice report

Missi, Bob and Tunch discuss Thursday's indoor practice and go over who participated.

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Ready for Dolphins' defense

Missi, Bob and Tunch break down the Dolphins' defense and predict how the Steelers' offense will step up for Wild Card Weekend.

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Cockrell: 'They're a very physical football team'

Ross Cockrell gives his thoughts on defending against the Dolphins.

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Pouncey, Villanueva on Sunday's Wild Card game

Maurkice Pouncey and Alejandro Villanueva on the upcoming matchup against the Dolphins.

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Wednesday practice report

Missi, Craig and Mike go over Wednesday's practice report with high hopes for Ladarius Green and Stephon Tuitt going into the Wild Card Week.

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Bell prepares for postseason action

Missi, Craig and Mike discuss the preparation process for the team and the fact that Le'Veon Bell is preparing for his first postseason game.

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Agree to Disagree - Wild Card Round

With the Steelers set to host the Dolphins in the Wild Card Round, Mike and Bob chew on aspects of running the football on Steelers Live.

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Tomlin injury update

Bob and Craig go over Tomlin's list of injured players going into Week 18, predicting who will be able to participate come Sunday's playoff game vs. the Dolphins.

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Reflecting on Week 6

Bob and Craig reflect on the Steelers' last encounter vs. the Dolphins in Miami and note the growth in the team since.

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The playoff mentality

Bob and Craig discuss the shifting mentality the Steelers must have going into the playoffs.

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