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2017 Schedule
11-2, 1st in AFC North
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Paul George Returns to Indianapolis

Michael Smith and Jemele Hill discuss the returns of Aaron Rodgers to the Packers and Paul George to Indy. Plus, a preview of Steelers/Patriots and Scottie Pippen stops by!

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger: (Antonio Brown) deserves to be an MVP candidate if not the MVP. The first WR to get it, I don't know anyone more deserving. What he's capable to do every week is spectacular. I'm happy to be a part of it and do my little part. It's so much fun to watch him."

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6hJeremy Fowler

Bell healthy and relishing another crack at Pats

Running back Le'Veon Bell, who suffered a groin injury the last time the Steelers faced New England, says he's healthy and ready to get another shot at overcoming the Patriots' firepower in Sunday's showdown.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant, who missed Wednesday's practice with a not-injury-related designation, had a personal/family situation and will return to the team Thursday morning, according to a source.

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Bell: Steelers-Pats will come down to who executes (0:27)
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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell: Steelers-Patriots will come down to who makes the most plays and when they make him.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Watt works on pass coverage, which he's done well all year. Will he get reps on Gronk? ‘I'm not going to turn down a challenge,' he said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Haden, back in practice, smiles after catching his first pass.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers will be practicing indoors, at least early in the week. Team operations cleared outdoor fields of snow Wednesday morning but there's at least 2 inches expected to fall.

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Week 15 will have major playoff implications (0:47)
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12hJeremy Fowler

Rookie Smith-Schuster won't change after ban

Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster plans to keep "playing physical," even after the receiver was suspended for one game for his vicious block on Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick when asked whether Antonio Brown deserving of MVP consideration: "Absolutely...Give it to Bell, too. Give it to Roethlisberger, too, if you want to. They are all really good and excel at their position."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

JuJu Smith-Schuster: "I am still playing physical, that is not going to stop my game. That is how I've always been, since I was a kid...Yes, I am going to be more careful, I'm going to aim for the shoulder and lower, just be more protective of the game."

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Smith-Schuster: 'I'm still going to make those blocks' (0:34)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 506-yard performance against the Baltimore Ravens. Roethlisberger has 1,446 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions in his last four games, which is a better clip than Tom Brady in all three categories.

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14hHank Gargiulo and Seth Walder

FPI ranks best games of NFL Week 15

Critical matchups in the NFC West and AFC West are among the top-rated Week 15 games, per FPI's matchup quality metrics, and AFC playoff seeding will hinge on the Steelers-Patriots battle in Pittsburgh.

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Could Brown be first receiver to win NFL MVP? (2:15)
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Lying in a hospital bed won't stop Ryan Shazier from game-planning with (0:19)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the most rewarding moments of Sunday night for Mike Tomlin? "(Seeing) Joe Haden in his AFC North champion hat and T-shirt," he said. "He was excited about it and rightfully so." Haden (fibula) is expected to return to practice this week.

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Tomlin all in on Pats-Steelers buzz (0:25)
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1dJeremy Fowler

Hype is real: Tomlin amped for Pats showdown

Mike Tomlin, saying "it's good to be in big games," is excited about the hype leading into Sunday's game against the Patriots at Heinz Field.

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Tomlin excited to 'be in the kitchen' vs. Patriots (0:28)

Team Stats

Passing Yards281.52nd
Rushing Yards99.723rd
Points For24.5Tied-8th
Points Against19.37th