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NFL playoff picture Week 14

It's basically impossible to ask Steelers fans to root for the New England Patriots, but if they want their team to advance to the postseason, the Pats will have to top the Phish. If they don't, Pittsburgh will miss the postseason for the second straight year.

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Dolphins shouldn't be able to swim in the snow

With the backdrop of a snowy and cold Heinz Field, the Steelers defense had a chance to make a late-season statement and help the team remain in the playoff hunt. However, thanks to breakdowns at critical moments, Dick LeBeau's unit is one of the main reasons why Pittsburgh's playoff chances are all but finished.

Dolphins vs. Steelers: News and updates leading into Week 14

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Steelers vs Dolphins Postgame News and Updates

The Steelers ensure a 2013 record that's at best equal to last year's with a sloppy loss to the Dolphins. Any combination of Ravens or Dolphins wins, or Steelers losses, eliminates the Steelers from the postseason.

Steelers THISCLOSE to miracle finish

The Steelers came THISCLOSE to a miracle finish against the Dolphins, but if they're counting on Marcus Gilbert as part of a six-player lateral chain to score the game-winning touchdown, a lot of things didn't happen.

Monday Takeaways: Steelers lose to Dolphins

Ben's run, future state of team and the need to delve into free agency this offseason

Winners and Losers from Steelers loss to Dolphins

It was a team loss. Lots of players had examples of plays that would put them on the Winners list, but backed them up with Loser plays.


The Steelers ensure a 2013 record that's at best equal to last year's with a sloppy loss to the Dolphins. Any combination of Ravens or Dolphins wins, or Steelers losses, eliminates the Steelers from the postseason.

Dolphins vs. Steelers second half open thread

Miami leads 10-7 and they'll get the ball to start the second half.

Hood down with ankle injury, replaced by Woods

The Steelers lost Hood in the first half with an ankle injury. He was replaced by Al Woods.

Ben now leads the franchise in touchdown passes

Roethlisberger hit Emmanuel Sanders on a six-yard touchdown pass to top Terry Bradshaw for the franchise lead, 213 touchdown passes.

Woodley starts on right side, Worilds on left

Credit the Steelers with making the right decision for the team.

Dolphins vs. Steelers first half open thread

The kick off of the final quarter of the season is today. With playoff positioning on the line in Pittsburgh, the Steelers and Dolphins square off. Hang out here and talk about the game with other fans.

Steelers inactives: Beachum out, Adams to start

Le'Veon Bell will play, just 10 days after suffering a head injury. Mike Adams returns to the starting left tackle spot for the first time since Week 4.

Dolphins Tannehill has unique challenge in Week 14

Entering his second year, the Dolphins' 2012 first-round draft pick has started every game the Dolphins have played. He's never played in the snow, however, and he's never played a Dick LeBeau defense.

Which Steelers to start/sit in Fantasy Week 14

It's likely playoff season, so proper analysis of your lineup is critical. Here are some thoughts on the Steelers heading into their Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins.

AFC Playoff Picture Week 14

The spotlight is on Pittsburgh at Miami, but all the contenders have important games - Baltimore, Tennessee, San Diego, Oakland and the Jets.

5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Dolphins

From the return of LaMarr Woodley to the return home, the Steelers have a good shot at beating the visiting Dolphins at Heinz Field Sunday.

Dolphins vs. Steelers: A play action pass

Neither the Steelers nor the Dolphins utilize play action passing much in their offense, likely due to a variety of reasons. Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Tannehill both excel in it, but stalled running games and no huddle offenses make it difficult.

Steelers to throw short, aim for yards after catch

Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders isn't afraid to simply state the obvious; Miami's pass rush is nasty, and to protect their quarterback, they will need a short passing game. And the receivers will need to take it from there.

Steelers are wounded but still relevant

A wounded Steelers team remarkably enters December with a glimmer of hope for making the playoffs.

Woodley will play vs. Dolphins, Beachum will not

The Steelers will see the return of Woodley in this game, but they will move the team's most productive player over the last three weeks, Jason Worilds, to the right side of the defense.

Haley, Foster have been watching Adams

The key for offensive coordinator Todd Haley and left guard Ramon Foster have been how Adams has handled the adversity that's come with his rocky second season.

Mike Wallace has a celebration in mind

Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace has an end zone celebration planned for his former teammates, in the event he actually reaches the end zone.

5 Questions with The Phinsider

Behind the Steel Curtain met up with The Phinsider editor Kevin Nogle on all things Dolphins heading into the Steelers' Week 14 game against Miami.

Woodley, Bell both practice fully

It appears as if the Steelers will have both LaMarr Woodley and Le'Veon Bell at their disposal when they host the Miami Dolphins Sunday.

Adams to start Sunday, looking to revive career

Mike Adams will make his first start since Week 4 Sunday when the Steelers take on the Dolphins. A rocky start to his career eventually led to his demotion from the left side, but he has a second chance to show his potential on the field.

Woodley: I'll be on the left side

BTSC's Dale Grdnic spoke with Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley, who said Thursday Jason Worilds will shift back to the right side when Woodley recovers from a calf injury that's kept him out of the last three games.

Which Dolphins player do you want on the Steelers?

The Miami Dolphins haven't quite yet put their enormous level of talent together for a string of success, but they aren't far from reaching that point. With lots of individual talent to farm here, it makes for one of the better rosters in the NFL.

5 Burning Questions on the Steelers

Is the NFL's fine of Mike Tomlin just, or it yet another example of Roger Goodell's arbitrary justice? Have the NFL Injury gods, or some other super natural force, cursed the Steelers offensive line? Answer these and other Burning Questions.

Wallace: 'I was kind of' underused last year

Despite having more deep targets in 2012 under Haley than in 2011 under Arians, Mike Wallace threw a quiet jab at his utilization in his last season in Pittsburgh. Keeping him in check will be important for the Steelers against Miami in Week 14.

Key vs. Dolphins is protecting the edge

Dominant defensive ends in Miami put pressure on a banged-up Steelers offensive line. A large part of Pittsburgh success or failure will depend on their ability to keep Olivier Vernon and Cameron Wake at bay.

Sanders talks about drops and visit with Wallace

Sanders spoke with BTSC's Dale Grdnic leading into Pittsburgh's Week 14 game against Miami. Sanders spoke on his drops against Baltimore, his thoughts on the fans' reactions and plans he has with Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace.

Beachum, DeCastro miss Wednesday practice

Kelvin Beachum and David DeCastro both missed practice, as did nose tackle Steve McLendon. LaMarr Woodley was limited, while Mike Adams and Le'Veon Bell practiced fully, according to Steelers Digest's Bob Labriola.

Wallace prepared for Pittsburgh boos

Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace is prepared for the boos he's likely to get when he steps onto Heinz Field Sunday. It almost seems as if he's asking for that negativity.

Left-Side Worilds on Tomlin's radar

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has noticed the tear LOLB Jason Worilds is on, and it may be outstanding enough to keep him in that spot even after LaMarr Woodley returns.

Offensive line B squad could be only option

The Steelers have been hit by injuries on their offensive line previously, but perhaps never quite as bad as it may be for their AFC showdown with Miami in Week 14.

Beachum limping, not practicing, Monday

Post-Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette Tweeted Monday left tackle Kelvin Beachum was limping outside of practice Monday, bringing up a potential problem for the Steelers.

Wallace: 'I'm a great receiver'

Dolphins WR Mike Wallace is more than impressed with himself, judging by his comments after Miami's 23-3 whipping of the Jets.