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Cardinals Super Bowl Thursday Practice Injury Report

The Arizona Cardinals got in their second day of practice work on Thursday in preparation for the February 1st Super Bowl showdown versus the Steelers. RB J.J. Arrington (Knee) sat out for the second straight day on Thursday. DE Travis LaBoy (Biceps) was limited in participation on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. P Ben […]

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Steelers Super Bowl Thursday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers held their second practice this week on Thursday in preparation for Super Bowl 43, one week from this coming Sunday. LB Patrick Bailey (hamstring), C Justin Hartwig (knee), T Max Starks (knee), LB Lawrence Timmons (illness) and WR Hines Ward (knee) all sat out practice again on Thursday. RB Mewelde Moore (ankle) and […]

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Cardinals Super Bowl Wednesday Practice Injury Report

The Cardinals began practice preparations on Wednesday for the February 1st Super Bowl date against the Steelers. RB J.J. Arrington (knee) and DE Travis LaBoy (biceps) both sat out practice on Wednesday. P Ben Graham (groin) and DE Antonio Smith (knee) were limited in practice participation and WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) practiced fully today.

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Steelers Super Bowl Wednesday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers began practice preparations on Wednesday for Super Bowl 43 versus the Arizona Cardinals. The following players did not practice on wednesday. LB Patrick Bailey (Hamstring), C Justin Hartwig (Knee), RB Mewelde Moore (Ankle), RB Willie Parker (Not Injury Related), QB Ben Roethlisberger (Back), DE Aaron Smith (Not Injury Related), T Max Starks (Knee), […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin 1/20 Tuesday Press Conference, WR Ward rehabbing Sprained Knee

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media today at his regular Tuesday news conference in preparations for Super Bowl 43. Tomlin said that injury wise wide receiver Hines Ward suffered a sprained right knee versus the Baltimore Ravens and that the team will do everything they can to make sure Ward receives the necessary […]

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46 Players Granted Special Eligibility For 2009 NFL Draft

The National Football League announced today the names of 46 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25-26. Each of the 46 players has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline […]

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Did Limas Sweed Grow Up On Sunday?

When Hines Ward went down Sunday with a knee injury in the first quarter of the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens, rookie wide receiver Limas Sweed was thrust into action. Sweed had mainly been used by the Steelers this season in four wide receiver sets and special teams for the most part because […]

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Steelers AFC Championship Post Game Injury Report, Hines Ward To Have MRI On Knee

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in his post game press conference following the AFC Championship Game win versus the Baltimore Ravens that starting wide receiver Hines Ward will need an MRI on his knee, Monday morning. Ward was injured on a reception in the first quarter of the game. Tomlin also reported that Safety […]

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Steelers versus Cardinals Super Bowl 43 Line Opens At -6.5, Steelers Favored

The first NFL odds line is out for the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl 43 at Tampa and the Steelers are favored by 6.5 points in the spread early on. The over under for points in the game is 47.5.

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Steelers Drop Ravens 23-14, Head To Super Bowl 43

In another war with division rival Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers ended up winning the AFC Championship Game 23-14 to advance to Super Bowl 43 to play the Arizona Cardinals. The game as expected was a hard hitting game, but the Steelers defense once again saved the day. Safety Troy Polamalu intercepted a Joe Flacco pass […]

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Steelers WR Hines Ward Injures Knee Versus Ravens

Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward, injured his knee in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game and is questionable to return. Ward tried to return after the injury, but was severly limited.

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Steelers vs Ravens Week 20 AFC Championship Game Inactives

Steelers Inactives QB Dennis Dixon (3rd QB) CB Fernando Bryant T Tony Hills LB Bruce Davis T Jason Capizzi S Anthony Smith DE Orpheus Roye DT Scott Paxson Ravens Inactives QB Todd Bouman (3rd QB) WR Terrance Copper RB Jalen Parmele LB Antwan Barnes LB Robert McCune T Oniel Cousins T David Hale CB Samari […]

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Ravens AFC Championship Friday Press Conference Transcripts

Baltimore Ravens Conference Championship Transcripts 01/16/2009 Head Coach John Harbaugh Opening statement: “Thanks for coming. We had a good week of practice.  We had a good day today.  The guys are working hard, and we’re looking forward to playing on Sunday.” On what he said after practice today that was different than Wednesday or Thursday […]

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Steelers AFC Championship Friday Press Conference Transcripts

Pittsburgh Steelers Conference Championship Transcripts 01/16/2009 Head coach Mike Tomlin Coach Mike Tomlin: Good afternoon. I would say that it is a normal Friday, but obviously it is not. From a preparation standpoint it is; we put the finishing touches on our game plan and we worked on some specific situational football today; short-yardage, goal-line […]

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Ravens AFC Championship Friday Practice Injury Report

The Ravens finished up practice preparations for the AFC Championship Game against the Steelers on Friday. The official practice participation and injury report is as follows. LB Antwan Barnes (shoulder) has long been ruled out and will not play Sunday. CB Samari Rolle (thigh) sat out practice for the third strait day and is listed […]

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Steelers AFC Championship Friday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers wrapped up practice preparations on Friday for the AFC Championship game on Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers also released the Friday official injury report. C Justin Hartwig (knee) and S Troy Polamalu (calf) both practiced fully on Friday without limitations and are officially listed as probable. RB Willie Parker (not injury […]

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Ravens AFC Championship Thursday Press Conference Transcript

Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan On if he relishes the fact that Sunday’s game could be a defensive battle for both teams: “I think it will be. When you look at it, they’ve [Pittsburgh] got the No. 1-rated defense, and I think we are pretty close to them. So, we’re expecting to hold up […]

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Steelers AFC Championship Thursday Press Conference Transcript

Head Coach Mike Tomlin January 15, 2009 Head Coach Mike Tomlin: I thought we had a good practice today. We took the necessary steps that you are looking for between a Wednesday and Thursday. We were a little more crisp in all areas, a little better understanding. Hopefully we will do the same tomorrow. Did […]

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Ravens AFC Championship Thursday Practice Injury Report

The Baltimore Ravens worked again on Thursday in preparation to play the Steelers in the AFC Championship game Sunday at Heinz Field. LB Antwan Barnes (shoulder) has already been ruled out for this week. DT Justin Bannan (foot), WR Mark Clayton (thigh), WR Derrick Mason (knee), CB Samari Rolle (thigh) and LB Terrell Suggs (shoulder) […]

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Steelers AFC Championship Thursday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers practiced again on Thursday in preparations for the AFC Championship game this Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens. S Troy Polamalu (calf) practiced fully on Thursday after sitting out yesterday. C Justin Hartwig (knee) practiced on a limited basis after also missing Wednesday. As expected, RB Willie Parker (not injury related), DE Aaron Smith […]

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Ravens AFC Championship Wednesday Practice Injury Report

The Ravens started practice preparations for the AFC Championship Game on Wednesday minus several key players resting with injuries. DT Justin Bannan (Foot), WR Mark Clayton (Thigh), LB Jarret Johnson (Calf), WR Derrick Mason (Knee), RB Le\’Ron McClain (Ankle), CB Samari Rolle (Thigh) and LB Terrell Suggs (Shoulder) all sat out on Wednesday nursing injuries. […]

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Steelers AFC Championship Wednesday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers started practice preparations for the Sunday AFC Championship Game versus the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. C Justin Hartwig (Knee), S Troy Polamalu (Calf) did not practice because of injuries. RB Willie Parker (Not Injury Related), DE Aaron Smith (Not Injury Related), CB Deshea Townsend (Not Injury Related) and WR Hines Ward (Not Injury […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin 1/13 Tuesday Press Conference, Polamalu Had Calf Strain

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his normal noon Tuesday press conference in preparation for the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. Tomlin opened with really calling this game the AFC North Championship game and the team understands the magnitude of this game and the importance of the Lamar Hunt Trophy. Tomlin said the […]

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2009 NFL Calendar & Important Dates

January 18 – AFC and NFC Championship Games. February 1 – Super Bowl XLIII, Tampa Bay, Florida (NBC). February 8 – AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii (NBC). February 18-24 – NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Indiana. February 19 – Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players. February 26 – Deadline for submission of qualifying […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had spinal cord concussion

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger used the word “scary” when he saw several of the Steelers team doctors hovering over him on the field and he couldn\’t feel them sticking a pin in his numb arms two weeks ago against the Cleveland Browns. Roethlisberger suffered more than what was diagnosed as a concussion, he actually sustained […]

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Steelers AFC Championship Game History

When the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday for the 2008 AFC Championship, it will mark the 14th appearance by the Steelers franchise. The Steelers are 6-7 in the AFC Championship game and 4-5 when playing at home and 0-2 at Heinz Field. Below is the history of the AFC Championship games the […]

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