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Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5-1)


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vs. LAC
L 30-33
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@ Oak
L 21-24
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vs. NE
W 17-10
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@ NO
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vs. Cin
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Steelers defense comes up big while finally stopping Pats

PITTSBURGH (AP) Joe Haden saw the ball floating toward him, Rob Gronkowski bearing down on him, stretched out every inch of his 5-foot-11 frame and hoped for the best.

For once, the first time in a while, the best actually happened for the erratic Pittsburgh Steelers defense.

Haden's leaping fourth-quarter interception - one in which he outjumped both Gronkowski and New England teammate Julian Edelman then somehow kept both feet inbounds despite getting crunched to the Heinz Field turf - and the ensuing cathartic celebration not only served as a critical turning point in a 17-10 victory , but appeared to restore the swagger to a unit badly in need of some following a three-game losing streak.

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Pittsburgh 851.607
Baltimore 860.571
Cleveland 671.464
Cincinnati 680.429
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger4462
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger30
Rush Yds: J. Conner909
Rush TDs: J. Conner12
Rec Yds: J. Smith-Schuster1274
Rec TDs: A. Brown13
Int: J. Haden2
Sacks: T. Watt11.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5681 (4)
Passing Yards: 4507 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1315 (30)
Points per game: 27.4 (6)
Yards per game: 405.8 (4)
Touchdowns: 47 (3)
Field Goals: 11 (31)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4669 (9)
Passing Yards: 3623 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1356 (6)
Points per game: 22.6 (15)
Yards per game: 333.5 (9)
Touchdowns: 36 (19)
Field Goals: 19 (7)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/15 E. Rogers Activated from PUPL
12/15 M. Gilbert on IR knee
12/4 T. Edmunds active/prac. squad
12/4 M. Thomas pract. squad add
12/4 F. Huguenin pract. squad del
12/4 R. Webb pract. squad add
12/4 J. Hunter on IR shoulder
12/1 M. Thomas cut
11/20 R. Malleck cut
11/20 R. Malleck off IR undisclosed
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/16 R. Switzer ankle (Questionable)
12/16 J. Conner ankle (Doubtful)
12/16 M. Gilbert knee (Out)
12/15 M. Gilbert knee (IR)
12/9 J. Conner ankle (Out)
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