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Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)


Mon. 12/21 Sun. 12/27 Sun. 1/3 Sun. 1/10
@ Cin
L 17-27
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vs. Ind
W 28-24
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@ Cle
L 22-24
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vs. Cle
L 37-48
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Ready to run? Steelers use draft to address running game

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stressed before the NFL draft that fixing the league's worst rushing offense didn't rely exclusively on bringing in an influx of talent.

And then Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert used the draft to do just that.

The Steelers used their first four picks on offensive players for the first time in 45 years - running back Najee Harris, tight end Pat Freiermuth, center Kendrick Green and tackle Dan Moore - each of them tasked with being part of a solution to a problem that contributed to a late swoon that sent the AFC North champions tumbling out of the playoffs in the opening round.

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Pittsburgh 1240.750
x-Baltimore 1150.688
x-Cleveland 1150.688
Cincinnati 4111.281
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger3803
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger33
Rush Yds: J. Conner721
Rush TDs: J. Conner6
Rec Yds: D. Johnson923
Rec TDs: C. Claypool9
Int: M. Fitzpatrick4
Sacks: T. Watt15.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5354 (25)
Passing Yards: 4129 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1351 (32)
Points per game: 26.0 (12)
Yards per game: 334.6 (25)
Touchdowns: 47 (13)
Field Goals: 23 (23)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4893 (3)
Passing Yards: 3494 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1783 (11)
Points per game: 19.5 (3)
Yards per game: 305.8 (3)
Touchdowns: 35 (3)
Field Goals: 20 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/9 T. Carter signed
4/7 J. Jones signed One-year contract (through 2021)
4/1 T. Alualu re-signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2022)
3/31 J. Miller signed
3/31 M. Sexton signed
3/30 K. Ballage signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/30 R. Coward signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/29 J. Berry re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/24 R. Spillane re-signed/excl. FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/24 J. Haeg signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2022)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 B. Roethlisberger not injury related (Out)
1/3 C. Boswell groin (Out)
1/3 T. Edmunds shoulder (Out)
1/3 C. Heyward not injury related (Out)
1/3 T. Watt not injury related (Out)
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