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Steelers Recap: Another field goal game betweentwo bitter rivals

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, left, paces the sideline in front of some of the defense during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright) It was another classic Ravens vs. Steelers game. It came down to the team with the ball last and it was decided by a field goal. More than just a classic game between these two bitter rivals; it was a look at the past and possibly the future for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The black and gold got back to smash mouth football and while it may have been nail biting and nerve wracking, the result was a notch in the win

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Former NFL star Hines Ward completes triathlon

Super Bowl Champion and BECOME ONE athlete Hines Ward crosses the finish line during the 2013 GoPro IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (Marco Garcia/AP Images for GoPro Ironman) by Karin StantonAssociated Press Writer KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) – Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward added a new title to his resume Saturday. Not content with being a football and dancing star, Ward now is an Ironman.

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Former Steelers WR Hines Ward tackling Ironman

In this Oct. 9, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward (86) is upended by Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin and lands in the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Ward will compete in the Ironman World Championships triathlon this weekend, the kind of challenge he says made his NFL career look like child’s play. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hines Ward spent 14 years in the NFL, catching 1,000 passes and earning a reputation as one of the most physical wide receivers in NFL history. And none of it prepared him for what the former Pittsburgh Steelers standout and “Dancing With the Stars” champion calls the most difficult challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon.

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Steel Sensations: In 2013, which players will lead the troops into battle?

Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, poses for photographers, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in central London, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Pittsburgh Steelers will play against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) It’s no secret that last season was deemed by many as a failure. An 8-8 finish in a year that had lofty expectations was a major disappointment for the players, coaches, ownership and of course the fans. There are many reasons the team underachieved in 2012; one of those reasons was a lack of leadership. Inside the locker room the team will have you believe that wasn’t the case but it’s hard to say otherwise. The Steelers started off strong and basically fell apart once Ben Roethlisberger was injured. A team with quality leadership wouldn’t allow that to happen.