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8-2, 1st in AFC North
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47mJeremy Fowler

Big Ben: Crazy to say my heart's not in game

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said critics who have questioned whether he still cares about the game are "absolutely nuts," saying, "I go out there and give everything I have."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Roethlisberger, via 93.7 the Fan, says he takes issue with critics saying he didn't care anymore: "You don't know me. I'm going to go out here and bust my butt every day and be limping with bruises and put my body and my family through this and not care? You're absolutely nuts.”

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show that he knew about Marcus Gilbert's looming suspension about 1-2 weeks before it happened, and that teammates encouraged him not to appeal. "How many times do you win appeals in the NFL?" Roethlisberger said. "How does that help us if in three weeks they are like, 'nope, you have to serve your four games.'"

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Seeding is now the focus for Steelers

Pittsburgh has all but locked up a playoff spot, and the AFC North title should follow. But FPI sees New England as more likely to claim the AFC's top seed (53.3 percent to 38.9) and to win Super Bowl LII (22.9 to 13.7).

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin on Marcus Gilbert suspension: ‘I really had no reaction, just an adjustment.'

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Coming off 40-point game, Steelers offense capable of even more, coach Mike Tomlin said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers get corner help, activate rookie Cam Sutton from the reserve/injured list. Sutton is listed as a third-string corner.

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Power Rankings: Steelers move up one spot

The Steelers have held their opponents to 17 or fewer points in five straight games -- all wins. The defense's return to prominence and third overall ranking in the Football Power Index is the biggest triumph for Pittsburgh this season.

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Grading the quarterback play for the Steelers

A stellar four-touchdown performance on Thursday night saved Ben Roethlisberger from "C" status. Though he has had moments of indecision in the pocket, Big Ben seems to be surging at the right time.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Gilbert issued a statement through his official twitter account: "I apologize to my teammates, coaches and the entire steelers family. Regretfully I inadvertently took a banned substance. I promise to come back in great shape and will be ready to play when my suspension is over.”

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs. GM Kevin Colbert says team will not appeal, Gilbert not allowed in the building until following Dec. 17 game against the Patriots.

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Steelers OT Gilbert banned 4 games for PEDs

Steelers starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

After 299 yards last week, Ben Roethlisberger passed Warren Moon for eighth all-time in passing yards (49,411). No. 7 is Eli Manning at 50,512. Roethlisberger ranks ninth in touchdowns with 317, seven ahead of Aaron Rodgers, who won't play in this week's Packers-Steelers matchup.

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Vote: The best and worst of Week 11 in the NFL

There was the good, including Tom Brady, Antonio Brown and the Eagles, as well as some very poor performances with the Bills, Raiders, Cowboys and Chiefs all laying an egg before the Thanksgiving holiday,

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Don't expect the NFL to hand down any immediate discipline after referee Ron Torbert's crew failed to enforce the "Holy Roller" rule Thursday night at Heinz Field. The league sometimes issues discipline in cases of mis-application of rules. But when asked about that possibility, an NFL spokesman said: "Like players and coaches, officials are evaluated on every play of every game, and held accountable. NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Alberto Riveron and his staff undertake a detailed video review of every game each week, analyzing the performance of every official, both for the calls that are made and those that are not. That review results in a grade of the official which plays a major role in determining how to help the officials improve their performance as well as decide which officials will officiate in the playoffs. This is the process that will be followed in this situation."

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Bud Dupree on Steelers' defensive group photo pose, which the Saints might have originated: "Saints must want some smoke. They want to be like us. Nah, Saints are a good team. It's just fun to do when you see something happen, you can get a picture for Instagram, picture for your fam"

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Antonio Brown posts another strong Thursday

The Steelers star tied his career high with three TD catches in Pittsburgh's 40-17 rout of Tennessee. Brown also had three scoring catches on Thanksgiving night last year against the Colts. The only other player in NFL history to have multiple games with three TD receptions on a Thursday was Cloyce Box for the Lions on Thanksgiving Day in both 1950 and 1952. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Ben and Brown rekindle connection

The Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown duo had been getting big yards this season, but hadn't been scoring until Thursday. Roethlisberger was 3-of-4 targeting Brown in the end zone against the Titans. He was 1-of-7 targeting him on such passes entering the game.

Team Stats

Passing Yards255.18th
Rushing Yards102.4Tied-19th
Points For22.514th
Points Against16.52nd