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Postgame Takes

Ben on o-line, talking Deebo, swarm

A look back at all of the news as the Steelers prepare to take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.


A look at player injuries and practice participation for the AFC Championship game.
Here is the current injury report for the Steelers' AFC Conference Championship game at New England.

There is no question Steelers Nation is excited for Sunday's game.
Steelers Nation came out in full force on Friday night at Stage AE for the team's AFC Championship Game Pep Rally.

Ward will be the Steelers' honorary captain for the AFC Championship Game.
Former Steelers receiver Hines Ward will serve as the team's honorary captain for the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

How to get to Tom Brady still the compelling defensive question.
A look at what the Steelers will be up against on Sunday afternoon at the New England Patriots:

William Gay talks about embracing the excitement of the AFC Championship Game.
William Gay is no stranger to playing in an AFC Championship Game.

What teammates are saying about William Gay.
He is the first player in the weight room every day, going through a workout that would do in a 20-year old, yet James Harrison, at 38-years old, has no problem with it.

As in 2005, the Steelers have a dragon to slay, and they have to do it themselves.
The Steelers had lost the AFC Championship Game the previous year, and in fact had lost AFC Championship Games in two of the previous four seasons.

Cameron Heyward has seen a transformation worth appreciating.
It's a different Steelers' team than the one that lost to New England in late October, a different Steelers' defense.

Ben Roethlisberger continues to sing the praises of his offensive line.
Ben Roethlisberger has said it time and time again. It's no secret. It's one of the things he says more than anything.

A first glance at what the three Steelers' coordinators are talking about this week.
Last week Chris Boswell set an NFL and Steelers postseason record with his six field goals in the 18-16 win over the Chiefs, and special teams coordinator Danny Smith didn't seem surprised that he stepped up the way that he did.

The New England Patriots shared their take on the Steelers.
The last two teams standing in the AFC will meet on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game when the Steelers travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the No. 1 seed New England Patriots.

Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.
Is it just me or is Jesse James becoming a threat in the pass game? He's having an awesome run. What are his regular season statistics and his playoff numbers?

Antonio Brown addressed the video he shared following the Steelers win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
His teammates have been asked about it over the last few days. Coach Mike Tomlin has been asked about it.

Coach Mike Tomlin said the process hasn't changed, but you can feel the intensity pick up.
Coach Mike Tomlin was pleased with the initial day of practice as the team prepares for the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots on Sunday, but like he said, it's all about game day.

Plan to pressure the passer will take a team effort to execute.
The idea, as always, will be to put pressure on the quarterback, Tom Brady included.

Le'Veon Bell is living up to the expectations in the postseason.
When Ben Roethlisberger told his teammates to 'follow me' around midseason, they listened.

Mike Mitchell is preaching the same thing today that he has all season.
When Mike Mitchell signed with the Steelers as a free agent back in 2014, he did so for times like this.

Ben Roethlisberger knows Sunday's game is about more than him and Tom Brady.
Ben Roethlisberger remembers his rookie year in 2004, when cornerback Chad Scott spoke to the players about how special it is to play in an AFC Championship Game.

Postseason notes, AFC Championship Game history and more.
As the Steelers prepare to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Gillette Stadium, the organization is no stranger to playing in the AFC Championship Game.

This week holds some special memories in Steelers' history.
The Steelers beat the Ravens, 23-14, behind a stellar defensive effort that limited the Ravens to 198 total net yards.

Coach Mike Tomlin referred to the issue as "the elephant in the room."
Typically, Mike Tomlin opens his weekly news conferences with a brief recap/summary of the previous game.

Coach Mike Tomlin talks about special teams, red zone offense and rematches.
Coach Mike Tomlin will leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding a winning formula, particularly in the postseason.

Coach Mike Tomlin addressed the injury situation following the game vs. the Chiefs.
Coming out of the game, James Harrison has a shoulder and a triceps injury that's going to limit him, particularly during the early portions of the week.


Missi, Bob and Mike go over Friday's short status report, discussing the three players listed as questionable.

Mike breaks down five plays from the Patriots' win vs. the Texans to exemplify exactly what the Steelers will be up against Sunday night.

Tunch breaks down his three keys to the AFC Championship vs. the Partiots on Steelers Live.

Ladarius Green on his health and getting back on the field with his teammates.

William Gay sits with's Teresa Varley to talk about his thoughts on playing in the AFC Championship Game.

Missi, Bob and Tunch discuss their expectations of the Steelers' in the AFC Championship and review Thursday's practice report.

Missi, Bob and Tunch scout the Patriots' offense to determine the Steelers' ability to keep Tom Brady off the field in the AFC Championship.

Missi, Bob and Tunch match up the Patriots' defense with the Steelers' offense in an attempt to alleviate Bob from his fears.

Defensive coordinator Keith Butler on what it takes to try to limit the Patriots' attack.

Offensive coordinator Todd Haley gives his thoughts on facing the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Go around the Steelers' locker room to hear their thoughts on the AFC Championship Game.

Missi, Craig and Mike go over the list of injured and sick players following the first practice leading into the AFC Championship.

Missi, Craig and Mike discuss the biggest changes in the Steelers' team since their Week 7 matchup vs. the Patriots.

As Bob and Mike both predicted months ago, the Steelers are playing for the AFC Championship. So, they get to argue about that on Steelers Live.

Coach Mike Tomlin on his team's first day of practice ahead of the AFC Championship.

Antonio Brown on the postgame video and facing the Patriots on Sunday.

Mike Mitchell on facing off against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

A unique look at Ben Roethlisberger's performance vs. the Chiefs.

A unique look at Le'Veon Bell's record-setting day in Kansas City.

Missi, Bob and Craig review Coach Mike Tomlin's press conference, during which he addresses Antonio Brown's locker room video.

Missi, Bob and Craig discuss Coach Mike Tomlin's assessment of the Steelers' red zone offense and the need for it to be better vs. the Patriots.

Missi, Bob and Craig try to pin-point the Steelers' rising success following their win vs. the Chiefs in the Divisional Round.

Coach Mike Tomlin on the upcoming AFC Championship against the Patriots.


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