The Steelers have eight players who earned All-Pro honors. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown, running back Le’Veon Bell, tackle Alajandro Villanueva, guard David DeCastro and Center Maurkice Pouncy will represent the AFC on the offensive side of the ball. Linebacker Ryan Shazier and kicker Chris Boswell will also represent Pittsburgh in the Pro Bowl.
The New England Patriots are close to an agreement on a two-year contract with free-agent wide receiver Kenny Britt. Britt, who was waived by the Cleveland Browns Friday and went unclaimed, visited New England yesterday. The 29-year-old Britt had 18 catches for 223 yards and two touchdowns in nine games for the Browns this year.
Monday Night Football, Tom Brady was picked off twice and held without a third down conversion as Miami snapped New England’s eight-game winning streak with a 27-20 victory.
Chris Boswell booted a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining to lift the Steelers past the Ravens 39-38. The (11-2) Steelers, who wrapped up the AFC North, host (10-2) New England Sunday afternoon at 4:25.
Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat the Browns 27-24. (0-13) Cleveland hosts (7-6) Baltimore Sunday at 1 o’clock.
Mitchell Trubisky threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the Bears ended a five-game losing streak with a 33-7 victory over the Bengals.
The Cleveland Browns fired VP of football operations Sashi Brown. The Browns are (0-12) this season, have gone 1-27 under Brown and Cleveland has shown little sign of improvement since Brown took over in 2015.
Monday Night Football, Chris Boswell kicked a field goal on the final play as the Steelers pulled off another comeback against the Bengals, rallying for a 23-20 victory.
Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent an MRI and CT scan at the University of Cincinnati hospital after suffering a back injury in a collision with Bengals’ receiver Josh Malone. Shazier’s injury will not require surgery at this time, and he did stay overnight to continue evaluations with hopes of returning to Pittsburgh today.
When Browns’ coach Hue Jackson was asked if wide receiver Josh Gordon will start Sunday against the Chargers he said, “Heck yeah! Are you kidding me? Yeah he’s gonna start, right away.” Gordon was officially activated from the Commissioner’s Exempt List yesterday.