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Terrible Towel Tales: Steelers have a decision to make at QB

Steelers news and commentary Tuesday, December 26

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…

Steelers QB Decision Gets Complicated | Noah Strackbein, All Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback situation just took a turn they maybe didn’t want to deal with. Heading into Week 17, their decision on a starter was already a difficult one, and now, they’re dealing with even more “buts.”

The Steelers got some great Kenny Pickett news this week, but the problem is they may have been hoping it came next week - or the week after. In Week 17, many believe their starter should be Mason Rudolph, following his 290-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. Well, now, things may have to change.

Steelers sign explosive running back | WPXI Staff, via Yahoo Sports

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed running back Anthony McFarland Jr. to the practice squad after releasing him last Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 in Houston reports.

McFarland, 24, has played in three games this season and caught two passes for 11 yards. He also started the season as the team’s primary kickoff returner, averaging 27.3 yards per return on six kicks.

Steelers set NFL record for consecutive 8-win seasons with victory over Bengals, 1 win from another milestone | Jeff Kerr, CBS Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers have an impressive track record of being in playoff contention every year, hence their run of consecutive .500 or better seasons. Pittsburgh re-entered the AFC playoff race with its 34-11 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, also making history with the win.

The Steelers improved to 8-7 with the win, clinching their 20th consecutive eight-win season in the process. Pittsburgh is the first team in NFL history to win eight-plus games for 20 consecutive seasons, breaking a tie with the 2001-2019 New England Patriots for the most in NFL history, per CBS Sports Research.