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Steelers News: Ryan Fitzpatrick searching for first career win vs. the Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 8 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Miami Dolphins this week we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the next game starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has played the Steelers six times in his career, and is still searching for that first win.

Let’s get to the news:

  • 0-6 isn’t a good record. Not for a team, like the Dolphins, but also for a quarterback against a specific team. That is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s record against the Steelers in his lengthy NFL career.

The QB of an 0-6 team, Dolphins’ Ryan Fitzpatrick is 0-6 lifetime vs. Steelers

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

For the seventh time over the past 12 seasons of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s career, he will start at quarterback against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday.

The Miami Dolphins are the eighth team Fitzpatrick has played for; should the 0-6 Dolphins lose Monday, it will be the fifth team Fitzpatrick has lost to the Steelers as the starting quarterback for.

“Since 2007 when I was a Bengal and started playing them, they play a certain brand of football,” Fitzpatrick told reporters in Florida this week, “and this year is no different.”

In actuality, Fitzpatrick’s first appearance against the Steelers came in 2008, his fourth season in the NFL out of Harvard and his second season with the Bengals. Subbing for an injured Carson Palmer that year, Fitzpatrick was sacked eight times and produced just 20 combined points over two losses to the Steelers.

He would lose to the Steelers again as a member of the Buffalo Bills (19-16 in overtime in 2010), Houston Texans (30-23 on a Monday night in 2014), New York Jets (31-13 in 2016) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (30-27 on a Monday night last season).

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  • Paxton Lynch is the Steelers’ 3rd string quarterback, and even though that is a steep drop off from first round draft pick, he is getting comfortable in his new digs.

A month with Steelers, Paxton Lynch more comfortable – but accepts demotion to No. 3 QB

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Paxton Lynch hasn’t yet been told if his time on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster is coming to an end, but he knows that his role as the No. 2 quarterback has.

But the former first-round pick is appreciating his time with the Steelers, regardless.

“It’s been good, I feel great, and it’s starting to come along (learning) the offense,” Lynch said.

“I know that bye week, even though we only had one day of letting me get some reps out there, that was really beneficial to me. Even though it was only one day, for me, it was getting those reps, getting an opportunity to see it on the field. I think that’s what helped me the most — so I took that one day and kind of took it as much as I could.”

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  • Jayrone Elliot is back with the Steelers, and he is surprisingly happy he had an extended break from the team.

Back from dad duty, Jay Elliott re-joins Steelers – and could be needed on defense

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Jay Elliott’s sabbatical from the Pittsburgh Steelers lasted all of 12 days.

“I really think they just wanted to give me an extended bye,” Elliott joked Friday from the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, “so they paid me that courtesy.”

A veteran journeyman outside linebacker, Elliott was released Oct. 11 when the Steelers needed the roster space for injury fill-ins at quarterback and running back in advance of their game at the Los Angeles Chargers.

At the time, the Steelers told him they hoped to bring him back at some point. That point came Wednesday after the NFL placed Anthony Chickillo on the restricted list following his arrest at the Nemacolin resort last weekend.

Because the Steelers had their annual idle week in between, Elliott only missed two practices while he was with his family at their Dallas home.

“It gave me a couple days to be a stay-at-home dad for a little bit,” the 27-year-old said. “Take my kids to school and stuff like that, so I enjoyed it. And the Steelers were very reasonable as well, even when I was flying back, they made sure I at least had time to drop my kids off that day before I caught a flight out.”

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