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2017 Schedule
11-3, 1st in AFC North
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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers OG David DeCastro describes what it feels like to lose by way of a ‘third party' decision.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The quirkiest NFL Sunday in a long time included all of the league's greatest hits. The AFCs' No. 1 seed might have been decided when the Steelers' go-ahead touchdown was invalidated by the infuriating catch rule. Later, referee Gene Steratore granted the Cowboys a first down on a measurement so close that he used a folded index card to gauge it. And then, the Raiders lost possession on their final drive when quarterback Derek Carr's fumble dribbled out of the end zone for a touchback. All that was missing on this day was an illegal bat.

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5hBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Three options to fix the NFL's catch rule

OK, fine, the catch rule was interpreted correctly in the final minute of the Patriots' win over the Steelers. But the rule is still bad. Here's how the league can make it better.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Rogers' explanation of the Steelers' final play: "It was just a call where he signaled me something and I ran across the field. I think that was 21 on me. He just kind of grabbed me and changed how I was going to catch the ball. I thought it was a flag, but it's all good."

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Steelers' emotions raw following loss to Patriots (1:17)
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Roethlisberger on final play: 'Maybe we should have iced it' (0:29)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers TE Jesse James on overturned TD: ‘I'm sick about it. I'll be thinking about it all night.'

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7hJeremy Fowler

Steelers TE James 'sick' over overruled TD call

A dramatic ending to the Steelers-Patriots matchup turned controversial after officials overruled what appeared to be a go-ahead touchdown catch by the Steelers tight end Jesse James -- a decision derided by James and several of his teammates.

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Gronkowski calls emotions on last drive a 'roller coaster' (0:28)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said he got word to run the goal-line play on third down instead of clock, via OC Todd Haley but "coming from the head guy." Then added, "Maybe that's on me, maybe I should have clocked it. I don't' know. We're not going to look back and second guess anything or anybody. We lost the game and I threw a pick at the end of the game to lose it."

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Clark on Brown injury: 'Best case scenario' (2:08)
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Schefter on Brown: 'Expected back for postseason' (1:37)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

NFL SVP/officiating Al Riveron explained his reversal of the Steelers' apparent winning touchdown Sunday night in a video released on Twitter. The key part: "[Steelers TE Jesse James] loses control of the football, and the ball touches the ground prior to him regaining control. Therefore, the ruling on the field of a touchdown was changed to an incomplete pass."

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Pats top Steelers in drama-filled ending (1:35)
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Overturned TD, Big Ben INT seal Pats' win (1:13)
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Tomlin on overturned TD: 'I'm not gonna cry over spilled milk' (0:25)
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Roethlisberger's fake spike turns into shocking INT (0:29)
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Shazier cheering on Steelers from press box (0:16)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers running back James Conner has a sprained knee, affecting the team's depth behind Le'Veon Bell.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady went 300 passing attempts and 12 years without being intercepted by the Steelers...until Vince Williams picked him off in the open field in the third quarter. Brady's first interception against Pittsburgh since 2005.

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Bryant secures TD with one hand (0:16)

Team Stats

Passing Yards280.72nd
Rushing Yards102.821st
Points For24.410th
Points Against19.97th