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Steelers smacked in the face by Raiders: All postgame news and updates

All the news and updates following the Steelers' 21-18 loss at Oakland in Week 8.

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Suisham can't kick six-point field goals

Steelers place kicker Shaun Suisham has to share in the blame for Sunday's 21-18 loss in Oakland after missing two makeable field goals. However, Suisham has been the most consistent scoring weapon for a Pittsburgh offense that has struggled mightily to score points, dating back to the start of the 2012 season.

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Tarver fined, apologizes for flipping off official

The flag was eventually picked up but not before Tarver dropped several expletives and the most universally well-known hand gesture was made. He'll drop an undisclosed amount of cash as well.

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Keisel will stress need to get off to better start

Steelers defensive end and captain Brett Keisel will ensure his team is aware of the need to start much sharper than it did in a 21-18 loss to Oakland in Week 8.

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Bell: 'They out-executed us'

Despite having seen everything on film, the Steelers were beaten savagely by Oakland's defense in the run game. It begs the question of what will happen if the Steelers see everything the Patriots will do in their upcoming Week 9 game.

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Gilbert, Keisel earn top PFF marks

David DeCastro is now the third-ranked offensive guard in the NFL, according to the play evaluation web site.

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The margin for error too great for the Steelers

A winnable game slips away because Pittsburgh couldn't overcome the sum of their mistakes.

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Breaking down the timeout

Breaking down the events surrounding the timeout Roethlisberger burned late in the game reveals a string of errors and poor decisions - none of which fairly can shoulder blame for the loss.

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Tomlin’s History Lesson ends in Same Old Steelers

In an effort to keep the players focused on the game after their heady two game winning streak, Coach Tomlin regaled the Steelers with historic tales of the Raiders Steelers rivalry. The results however were reminiscent of an even older time in Steelers history; back in the losing decades of 50’s and 60’s they were know as SOS: Same old Steelers, a throwback that sadly seems to be making a comeback.

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Fear of extended loss of DeCastro hurts chemistry

Steelers center Fernando Velasco and right guard David DeCastro were bonding and growing as teammates. With DeCastro awaiting an MRI on his ankle, there's fear of the pair not getting to continue growing as teammates.

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Mesko was struggling before bobbled punt

The job simply isn't getting done at the punting position in Pittsburgh. If they're forced to make roster moves due to injury, leaving them without the cap space to bring in another punter, the Steelers may be stuck with Zoltan Mesko.

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Containment issue on Pryor's run

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he pointed out the Raiders' habit of using quarterback Terrelle Pryor as a runner early in the week. That message was lost Sunday by the start of Play 1.

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Steelers injury report: DeCastro, Whimper MRIs

Steelers offensive linemen David DeCastro and Guy Whimper will receive MRIs related to their injuries when the team returns to Pittsburgh.

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Winners and Losers from loss to Raiders

A furious comeback was sparked by a few Winners, but the performances of the Losers can't be ignored.

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David DeCastro latest linemen to suffer injury

Steelers right guard David DeCastro has an ankle injury, and his return for the final quarter of the Steelers' disastrous Week 8 game against Oakland is questionable.

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Cody Wallace in for Guy Whimper

Reserve lineman Cody Wallace replaces Guy Whimper, who appeared to suffer a knee injury in the third quarter of the Steelers game at Oakland.

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Ramon Foster Injury: Concussion brings in Whimper

Steelers left guard Ramon Foster is out with a concussion, and Guy Whimper has replaced him in the second quarter of the Steelers game at Oakland.

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