The NFL’s Most Notable Suspensions

Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension, imposed by a retired federal judge, was the first player conduct penalty reached by the N.F.L.’s new hearing process.

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Ben Roethlisberger, Winner of Two Super Bowls, Retires From Pittsburgh Steelers

The quarterback, 39, spent all of his 18 seasons in the N.F.L. with the Steelers. His career was overshadowed by injuries and sexual assault allegations.

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Time Is Ben Roethlisberger’s Harshest Critic

In his 18 seasons as Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger’s success eclipsed the sexual assault allegations he faced. They tarnish consideration of his legacy.

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N.F.L. Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Wild-Card Round

The postseason’s first weekend will see the third matchup between the Patriots and the Bills, and for the Cardinals and the Rams.

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N.F.L. Week 18 Picks Against the Spread

Division rivalries should decide playoff seeding as the Eagles host the Cowboys, the 49ers try to extend their win streak to six against the Rams, and the Chargers and Raiders play the weekend’s only true elimination game.

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What We Learned From Week 12 in the N.F.L.

Tom Brady has help in Tampa Bay, the Bengals are forcing the issue in the A.F.C. North race, and the Rams have some soul-searching to do.

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In the N.F.L., the Rebuilding Never Ends

The process then moves swiftly through preparation, false hope and recrimination.

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What We Learned From Week 1 of the N.F.L. Season

The Steelers won a reminder game over the Bills, Russell Wilson roasted the Colts, and Jalen Hurts looked unstoppable against the Falcons.

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Which A.F.C. Teams Could Challenge Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs fortified their offensive line in pursuit of another championship, but the Bills, Browns and a bevy of first-year starters should shake up the order.

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Some Dramatic Quarterback Successions Start at the N.F.L. Draft

If the draft last week revealed anything, it was that there’s no tactful way to replace a healthy starting quarterback.

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What to Watch for in Sunday’s N.F.L. Wild-Card Games

Lamar Jackson will try to get over the playoff hump against the Titans, the Saints will try to avoid any surprises, and the Steelers and the Browns circle each other for the third time this season.

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NFL Week 16: What We Learned

The Steelers came back to beat the Colts, Kansas City survived against Atlanta and Jacksonville secured the No. 1 pick in the draft.

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Ravens-Steelers, After Delays, Ends with Pittsburgh Still Undefeated

The division rivalry was rescheduled three times as Baltimore recorded more than 20 positive coronavirus tests.

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What We Learned From Week 10 of the NFL Season

DeAndre Hopkins pulled down a catch that will live forever, Ronald Jones II ran Tampa Bay to victory and Ben Roethlisberger was no worse for the wear after a week of no practice.

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The N.F.L. Has Prevented Coronavirus on the Field. Off It Is Another Matter.

As the virus surges around the country — and near team facilities — the league’s efforts to complete the season on schedule will be severely tested.

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Brady, Brees and Roethlisberger Just Won’t Go Quietly. Luckily for the N.F.L.

Those quarterbacks, as well as Philip Rivers, are showing signs of wear and tear but still thriving in the twilight of their careers. They have the Steelers, Saints, Buccaneers and Colts on course to make the playoffs.

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Titans’ Missed Kick Keeps Steelers Unbeaten

Pittsburgh (6-0) was brilliant for one half, then needed a defensive stand and a missed field-goal attempt to hold off Tennessee (5-1) in a battle of two of the A.F.C.’s most formidable teams.

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The Steelers Style Isn’t Old-Fashioned. Call It Retro Chic.

Pittsburgh didn’t panic when things went south in 2019. That patience has paid off with a team worthy of its predecessors.

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N.F.L.’s New Two-Minute Drill: Juggling a Coronavirus Outbreak

A spate of infections in the Titans’ clubhouse forced the league to indefinitely postpone their game against the Steelers and gird for more consequences.

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