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4-3, 1st in AFC North
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Steelers stay ranked in top 10

Big Ben-less Pittsburgh is about where you'd expect in this week's Power Rankings, dropping one spot. The good news is QB Landry Jones looked terrific through the first three quarters of Sunday's loss. Power Rankings

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Will lack of pass-rush sink Steelers?

Pittsburgh is known for getting after QBs with blitzes, but opposing signal-callers haven't been bothered much this season. Dan Graziano thinks that might hold the Steelers back come January. Insiders debate

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Eight days after knee surgery, Ben Roethlisberger is throwing on the Steelers' practice field.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about Ryan Shazier calling the defense 'garbage,' Steelers DE Cam Heyward said Shazier is being kind, cited 'piss-poor technique' in tackling the Patriots. "You have to have some pride when you're out there," he added.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in the Steelers facility. He is not addressing the media.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers OLB Bud Dupree, who's on injured reserve, says he's targeting a Week 10 return to practices. Fully plans to play this season.

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Ladarius Green has gone bust so far

Mike Sando thought highly of the Steelers' free-agent addition, expecting Green to be one of the offseason's best signings. That hasn't worked out, as Green has yet to play due to injury. Revisiting predictions (Insider)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

With 344 rushing yards and 245 receiving yards through four games, Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is pacing for 2,356 total offensive yards over a full season's work. That would be 73 short of Marshall Faulk's total yards record of 2,429.

Vikings finally fall in exciting Week 7 (1:41)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick explains the Steelers' defensive scheme against New England. Pittsburgh played nickel against the Patriots tight ends, so New England just ran behind Gronk and Bennett.

Steelers feel they 'should be better than this' after loss to Pats (0:47)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers on edge after 4-3 start, forced into bye week without momentum and several key players still nursing injuries.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown said a Patriots defender "kneed me in the quad," feels pretty good postgame.


Brady finds Gronk for 36-yard touchdown

Tom Brady throws to Rob Gronkowski in the center of the field for a 36-yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Steelers.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell: 'We're nowhere where we need to be.'

Steelers failed to capitalize on Patriots' mistakes (0:51)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers say every week they want to stop the run, but in two weeks they've allowed more than 300 yards and four rushing touchdowns. LeGarrette Blount is the latest success story with 127 rushing yards and two scores in a 27-16 Patriots win. Coach Mike Tomlin said they were comfortable giving up at least some ground yardage in efforts to minimize Tom Brady. But that seems to counter a usual top-10 rushing defense. And an offense without Big Ben knew it had to be great in the red zone. It got seven points out of its first three trips. Won't get it done.

Team Stats

Passing Yards267.79th
Rushing Yards104.620th
Points For24.311th
Points Against21.413th

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