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Brady deflates Steelers’ hopes in Patriots’ win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in ...

Packers-Falcons, Steelers-Patriots for Super Bowl berths

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan. Quite a quartet of QBs is heading to the NFL's conference championship games next weekend: Brady's New England Patriots host Roethlisberger's Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC, and Rodgers' ...

Bell carries Steelers into AFC title game in New England

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell deftly danced his way through the teeth of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Next, he'll carry Pittsburgh Steelers off to New England. With his amusingly patient, maddeningly effective running style, Bell followed ...

Cousins leads Redskins over Eagles 27-22

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Thompson kept running into the end zone on one of those rare times scoring a touchdown wasn’t the optimal play. Ryan Kerrigan made sure it didn’t matter. Thompson had a 25-yard TD run with 1:53 remaining, Kerrigan forced a turnover in the red zone and the ...

Bell scores three TDs in Steelers win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — When Big Ben doesn’t have his “A” Game, the Pittsburgh Steelers showed they have a more than capable Plan B in continuing their late-season playoff push. That’s “B” as in Bell. With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggling once again with his accuracy on ...

Giants alerted NFL that Steelers used deflated balls

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says no formal complaint was filed last week by the New York Giants, who reportedly alerted the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers were using deflated footballs during their game. Fox reported Sunday that after the Giants forced two turnovers during their 24-14 loss ...

Eagles having issues on defense after strong first half

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No pass rush, poor coverage and sloppy penalties have turned a strong defense into one of the NFL’s worst in a short span. The Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) have lost three straight games by an average margin of 14.3 points per game. While the offense has reasons for ...

Steelers red-zone D looks to keep opposition out of end zone

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Once opponents get into the red zone, the Steelers take it as a challenge to keep them out of the end zone. That’s part of the reason why Pittsburgh’s defense leads the league in stops inside the 20-yard line, including four goal-line stands in the past two weeks, ...

Judge adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M verdict against Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday awarded more than $5 million to a former Penn State assistant football coach over his treatment by the university following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on child molestation charges five years ago. Judge Thomas Gavin ruled in favor of Mike ...

Harrison sacks way to Steelers’ record

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Surrounded by his teammates in the locker room, James Harrison accepted the game ball as his eyes flooded with tears. On a special day for Pittsburgh’s pulverizing linebacker, there was something was missing and Harrison struggled to harness his ...