Around the AFC North: Post-Week 7 Notes

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Oct 12, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) waits to come out of the tunnel before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)

The Steelers were 4-3 at this exact point last season, but the Bengals were 3-1-1 rather than 6-0 at this point in 2014. Losing to the Chiefs was brutal for Pittsburgh, and because of the disappointing loss, the Steelers’ coaching staff will be eager to rush Ben Roethlisberger back to action on Sunday, even if he’s not 100 percent healthy. The Steelers are desperate for a win on Sunday; losing to the Chiefs was simply unacceptable.

Steelers vs. Chiefs: Game Recap (Still Curtain)

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a valiant comeback effort in their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Chiefs ultimately came out on top. The Steelers are now 4-3 after seven games of football.

Grades: 3 Steelers who fell short vs. Chiefs (Still Curtain)

Still Curtain gives its weekly grades after Pittsburgh’s loss to Kansas City on Sunday.

Chill out or freak out: Steelers vs. Chiefs (Behind the Steel Curtain)

Should Steelers fans freak out or chill out after watching their team’s units underperform on Sunday?

Steelers face big questions as November beckons (Behind the Steel Curtain)

The Steelers have a pretty tough November schedule, matching up with opponents like the Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. They also have the Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos in December. Does Pittsburgh have what it takes to return to the playoffs?

Cam Heyward wears ‘tackle cancer’ eye black provided by NFL (ESPN)

Heyward had been fined for writing messages related to fighting cancer on his eye black, but the NFL finally gave him a chance to wear an approved eye black on Sunday.

Martavis Bryant gives Steelers second no. 1 receiver (ESPN)

Martavis Bryant has outperformed Antonio Brown in Big Ben’s absence. Is he a legitimate number one wide receiver?

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