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vs. KC
L 37-42
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@ TB
W 30-27
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vs. Bal
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vs. Atl
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@ Cin
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Steelers hope win over Bucs sign of things to come

PITTSBURGH (AP) Vance McDonald insists he wasn't sending some sort of message when the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end extended his right arm toward Tampa Bay's Chris Conte and jammed the Buccaneers defensive back into the turf on Monday night.

It was a show of force that sprung McDonald for a 75-yard touchdown reception and seemed to snap the two-time defending AFC North champions out of an early funk that threatened to swallow their season whole.

"Just playing big," McDonald said after Pittsburgh held on for a 30-27 victory. "It was frustrating. I was (injured) in training camp, so this was kind of just a `Welcome Back' almost.'"

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Cincinnati 210.667
Baltimore 210.667
Cleveland 111.500
Pittsburgh 111.500
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger1140
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger7
Rush Yds: J. Conner213
Rush TDs: J. Conner3
Rec Yds: J. Smith-Schuster356
Rec TDs: A. Brown2
Int: B. Dupree1
Sacks: T. Watt3.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1360 (2)
Passing Yards: 1140 (2)
Rushing Yards: 270 (23)
Points per game: 29.3 (7)
Yards per game: 453.3 (2)
Touchdowns: 11 (5)
Field Goals: 1 (31)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 1231 (29)
Passing Yards: 934 (29)
Rushing Yards: 367 (25)
Points per game: 30.0 (28)
Yards per game: 410.3 (29)
Touchdowns: 12 (32)
Field Goals: 2 (4)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/10 E. Rogers suspension lifted
9/8 M. Tucker cut
9/8 L. Bell reserve/DNR
9/8 M. Tucker off IR undisclosed
9/7 D. Patterson cut
9/7 D. Patterson off IR undisclosed
9/5 T. Edmunds pract. squad add
9/5 J. Franklin pract. squad del
9/3 N. Berhe signed
9/3 O. Adeniyi on IR hamstring
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/24 M. Burnett groin (Doubtful)
9/24 D. DeCastro hand (Doubtful)
9/24 M. Gilbert hamstring (Doubtful)
9/16 T. Alualu shoulder (Doubtful)
9/16 A. Burns toe (Questionable)
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