2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
8-5-1, 1st in AFC North
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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about confidence in Jaylen Samuels to give him 19 carries vs. the Patriots, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin responded, ‘Who says I had confidence in him?' A rookie in first home start had much to learn but produced.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers are hoping to get RB James Conner back this week. Coach Mike Tomlin said he saw Conner rehabbing Tuesday, and "hopefully that sets the stage for a productive Wednesday," the team's first official practice day of the week.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Looking back at Patriots game, a few things stand out with the Steelers defense: Team relied on ILB Vince Williams in coverage and he held up well, Joe Haden was tremendous (not just the pick), Artie Burns and Cam Sutton barely played despite practicing with the first team all week, DE Cam Heyward with no sacks but had crucial pressures.

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Adam Schefter Podcast: Yates On Young QBs, Hoge On Football War

Adam Schefter talks to Field Yates about fantasy heartbreak, young QBs, proving his dad wrong on Baker Mayfield and more (:39). Plus, a conversation with Merril Hoge about the Steelers' chances after their big win over New England, his fight against the war on football and more (30:41).

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers hit a few milestones with the win over the Patriots... Ben Roethlisberger ensured the Steelers' 15th straight non-losing season with him as quarterback. The Steelers are 8-5-1. Antonio Brown became the league's 35th member of the 11,000-yard receiving club, joining Hines Ward as the only Steelers in the group.

Haden: Steelers had 'good feeling' about game vs. Patriots (1:48)
Roethlisberger: 'It's an honor' to play against Brady (0:21)
Tomlin on decision to give Boswell another chance after miss (0:20)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers OLB T.J. Watt on defensive confident boost: “We've just got to know we can do it and believe in ourselves and just keep going. We're just getting started here."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Embattled kicker Chris Boswell said coach Mike Tomlin told him after his 32-yard miss to keep his head up because he's going right back to him. He did just that on fourth-and-6 with 2:41 left and Pittsburgh up 14-10. “I made that decision when I walked into the stadium with him that he was our kicker and I wasn't going to play that second-guessing game today,” Tomlin said.

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Tomlin backs Boswell after FG helps seal victory

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell, making 61.1 percent on his field goals on the season, seems nevertheless to have the backing of coach Mike Tomlin after helping seal a 17-10 win over the Patriots with a 48-yarder in the final minutes.

Tomlin: 'Good team effort, it was gonna be required' vs. Pats (0:42)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said the recent three-game losing streak could have divided the team or brought it closer. He likes the response.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

As Joe Haden talked with the media, teammate Mike Hilton blurted out, ‘We call him Jumpman for a reason.' Haden said his only objective on the interception was to high-point the ball, and he wasn't aware Rob Gronkowski was in front of him.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers overcome the Patriots for the first time in six tries with one of their best defensive performances in years. The Steelers locked up Rob Gronkowski and got pressure on Tom Brady on third downs. "It was just time" to end the streak, corner Mike Hilton said. And the Steelers have a player in running back Jaylen Samuels, who can hold down the job while James Conner is out.

Clark: Win important for Steelers' psyche (1:05)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Steelers now have a 78% chance to win the AFC North and an 81% chance to reach the playoffs, per live FPI projections.

Big Ben's 2 TDs, Steelers' late stop fuel win vs. Patriots (1:33)
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Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding...

Team Stats

Passing Yards311.9
Rushing Yards93.9
Points For27.33rd
Points Against22.6