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Burden of a "Beast"; Steelers know they must stop Gronkowski

PITTSBURGH (AP) The words tumble out of Sean Davis' mouth casually when describing Rob Gronkowski, as if they come up regularly in conversation when the Pittsburgh Steelers safety and his teammates are discussing New England tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Words like "beast" and "freak," all spoken with a mixture of admiration, respect and frustration. There's another word Davis might as well throw in when Pittsburgh sees Gronkowski's familiar No. 87 on the other side of the line of scrimmage: unstoppable.

Years change. So does Pittsburgh's approach to slowing Gronkowski. His perpetual success against the Steelers does not. Gronkowski is averaging 110.7 yards per game in six regular-season meetings with the Steelers heading into Sunday's visit to Heinz Field, including a nine-catch, 168-yard masterpiece in New England's 27-24 victory last season.

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Pittsburgh 751.577
Baltimore 760.538
Cleveland 571.423
Cincinnati 580.385
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger4227
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger28
Rush Yds: J. Conner909
Rush TDs: J. Conner12
Rec Yds: J. Smith-Schuster1234
Rec TDs: A. Brown12
Int: B. Dupree1
Sacks: T. Watt10.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5305 (5)
Passing Yards: 4272 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1157 (29)
Points per game: 28.2 (4)
Yards per game: 408.1 (4)
Touchdowns: 45 (3)
Field Goals: 10 (31)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4301 (7)
Passing Yards: 3344 (13)
Rushing Yards: 1260 (6)
Points per game: 23.5 (16)
Yards per game: 330.8 (8)
Touchdowns: 35 (23)
Field Goals: 18 (9)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/4 T. Edmunds active/prac. squad
12/4 M. Thomas pract. squad add
12/4 F. Huguenin pract. squad del
12/4 R. Webb pract. squad add
12/4 J. Hunter on IR shoulder
12/1 M. Thomas cut
11/20 R. Malleck cut
11/20 R. Malleck off IR undisclosed
10/2 B. Allen active/prac. squad
10/2 H. Waters pract. squad add
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/9 J. Conner ankle (Out)
12/9 M. Burnett back (Questionable)
12/9 A. Chickillo ankle (Questionable)
12/9 M. Gilbert knee (Out)
12/9 B. Roethlisberger rib (Day-to-Day)
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