Injuries have forced the Steelers to lean heavily on younger defensive linemen, perhaps giving a glimpse into Pittsburgh's future up front.
The Steelers signed LB Mortty Ivy from their practice squad and waived rookie DE Corbin Bryant.
If there is one category in which the Patriots should have a clear advantage against Pittsburgh, it's the turnover battle.
With all eyes on stopping Tom Brady, the Patriots might be able to get an effective rushing attack going on Sunday.
The Patriots will have to keep Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger from extending the play and beating them deep.
The Patriots' secondary will face one of the league's most explosive receivers on Sunday in Steelers WR Mike Wallace.
The Ravens have opened the door to allow Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game to be a battle for AFC midseason supremacy.
Part of beating the Steelers' defense will be slowing down their top pass rusher, OLB LaMarr Woodley.
Tebow-mania heads to Denver as the Broncos face the struggling Lions; AFC heavyweights New England and Pittsburgh could aim deep; Eagles-Cowboys is big; and more.
After a slow start, the Steelers have won three games in a row and have climbed to No. 4 in our weekly rankings of the 32 teams.
The NFL's top four defenses on a yardage-allowed per-game and per-play basis are all in the same division: the AFC North.
Ben Roethlisberger threw 95 yards to Mike Wallace for the longest pass play in Steelers history and Pittsburgh went on to hand the Cardinals their fifth consecutive loss 32-20 on Sunday.
The Steelers' pass defense has been stingy early this season, bucking a collective league trend, with CB William Gay an important part of the secondary.
Steelers DE Aaron Smith has been placed on I.R. because of a foot injury.
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall, Jets CB Darrelle Revis and Raiders WR Jacoby Ford were named AFC Players of Week Six.