2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
7-5-1, 1st in AFC North

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers LB Vince Williams said he still has the football from his Tom Brady interception last year. His kids play with it in the basement.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers activate WR Eli Rogers off PUP, place RT Marcus Gilbert I'm Injured Reserve. Rogers brings slot help in light of Ryan Switzer's injury.

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Steelers downgrade Conner (ankle) to doubtful

The Steelers downgraded running back James Conner to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Conner sustained an ankle sprain two weeks ago against the Chargers.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Juju Smith-Schuster: I love adversity.

JuJu: 'It's a blessing' to be playing alongside AB (0:59)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

RB James Conner (ankle) and WR Ryan Switzer (ankle) are questionable for Sunday vs. Patriots. Conner did minimal practice work this week, so playing would be at least a mild surprise based on precedent, but you never know.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the Patriots having the Steelers' number, Antonio Brown said no one had Pittsburgh's number or ‘they would have called us.'

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The sunshine it out in Pittsburgh, the Gucci Mane and Meek Mill is playing, and the Steelers look relaxed entering their matchup with the Patriot.

James' TD catch that wasn't in 2017 Patriots game (1:13)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski told Boston media this week that he's seen just about every look from Pittsburgh's defense over the years. He's ready for just about anything, including safety help.

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Ridley 'fired up' to face Pats after bitter '14 exit

Stevan Ridley didn't shy away from his remark that the Pats "trashed" him after a 2014 injury and said he has had Sunday's game "circled on the schedule a long time."

Woodson: Patriots' success against Steelers will continue (1:04)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers RB Stevan Ridley, a 1,000-yard rusher with New England in 2012, said his departure from the Patriots ‘hadn't sat well' and he's fired up to face them Sunday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers practice report from Thursday - James Conner misses the second consecutive day.

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Source: Steelers sticking with kicker Boswell

Chris Boswell will remain the Steelers' kicker for Sunday's game against the Patriots despite his struggles, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers will stick with Chris Boswell for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots, per source. Team kept veteran kicker Kai Forbath overnight after a Wednesday tryout but has notified it's standing pat. Boswell had a good practice Thursday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers WR Justin Hunter, who was placed on IR after Week 13 game against the Chargers, is set to undergo surgery for a torn labrum, per source. Steelers have signed Hunter to back-to-back one-year deals, serving as No. 3/4 receiver.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, located within walking distance of Heinz Field, is aiming to open its sportsbook Saturday. The casino will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m., Thursday, followed by the first of two test periods that runs until midnight Thursday. The second test period will take place from noon to 10 p.m., Friday. Pending approval from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, regular operations will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday. The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the New England Patriots at Heinz Field on Sunday. The Patriots are 2-point favorites.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Kai Forbath had a strong kicking workout with the Steelers and the team is keeping him on hold while they figure out Chris Boswell's situation. Thursday's practice could be big for Boswell.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers safety Sean Davis says Rob Gronkowski's 168-yard performance against Pittsburgh last year still bothers him. He plans to eliminate Gronk's deep shots this time.

Team Stats

Passing Yards319.1
Rushing Yards89.0
Points For28.13rd
Points Against23.5