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Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2)


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W 39-38
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NE 16 - 17 Pit
3rd Qtr 6:39
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Alive and kicking; Boswell delivering for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) Danny Smith wasn't just looking for somebody who can kick. A lot of guys can kick. The Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coordinator was searching for something more on that raw fall day at Heinz Field two years ago.

Over the course of an hour or so, Kai Forbath, Randy Bullock and Chris Boswell went through the paces, doing what they could in cold and wet conditions in a notoriously difficult stadium that makes their job tricky at best and nightmarish at worst. When it came time for Smith to make his recommendation to head coach Mike Tomlin, the deciding factor wasn't necessarily performance but potential.

Smith opted for Boswell, who'd bounced around four different clubs but always seemed to finish runner-up. Not this time.

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Pittsburgh 1120.846
Baltimore 860.571
Cincinnati 590.357
Cleveland 0140.000
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger3744
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger24
Rush Yds: L. Bell1105
Rush TDs: L. Bell7
Rec Yds: A. Brown1509
Rec TDs: A. Brown9
Int: R. Shazier3
Sacks: C. Heyward9.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4956 (6)
Passing Yards: 3788 (4)
Rushing Yards: 1296 (24)
Points per game: 24.6 (8)
Yards per game: 381.2 (4)
Touchdowns: 31 (14)
Field Goals: 32 (3)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 3949 (6)
Passing Yards: 2905 (4)
Rushing Yards: 1338 (9)
Points per game: 19.3 (7)
Yards per game: 303.8 (6)
Touchdowns: 27 (13)
Field Goals: 17 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/12 R. Shazier on IR spine
12/11 J. Smith-Schuster suspension lifted
12/6 S. Spence signed
12/5 J. Smith-Schuster suspended 1 game (NFL Player Rules)
11/28 T. Watson pract. squad add
11/25 F. Toussaint active/prac. squad
11/25 T. Watson cut
11/20 M. Gilbert suspended 4 games (NFL Policy on PEDs)
11/20 J. Rodgers pract. squad add
11/20 J. Thomas pract. squad del
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/17 J. Haden fibula (Questionable)
12/17 V. McDonald shoulder (Out)
12/17 C. Sensabaugh shoulder (Questionable)
12/17 J. Smith-Schuster hamstring (Questionable)
12/12 R. Shazier spine (IR)
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