NFL Football

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)


Mon. 12/21 Sun. 12/27 Sun. 1/3 Sun. 1/10
@ Cin
L 17-27
Box | Recap
vs. Ind
W 28-24
Box | Recap
@ Cle
L 22-24
Box | Recap
vs. Cle
L 37-48
Box | Recap

Steelers part ways with Randy Fichtner, 2 assistants

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff flameout cost offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and two assistants their jobs.

The team announced Thursday it would not renew the contracts of Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, and secondary coach Tom Bradley following a 48-37 loss to Cleveland on Sunday night. The club also said tight ends coach James Daniels is retiring after 17 seasons in that position.

Head coach Mike Tomlin hinted at major changes on Wednesday after Pittsburgh dropped five of its final six games following an 11-0 start and didn't waste time getting started. While quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played well for long stretches in his return from right elbow surgery, the running game disappeared over the second half of the season and finished dead last in the NFL in both yards rushing and yards per carry.

 MORE
AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Pittsburgh 1240.750
x-Baltimore 1150.688
x-Cleveland 1150.688
Cincinnati 4111.281
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger3803
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger33
Rush Yds: J. Conner721
Rush TDs: J. Conner6
Rec Yds: D. Johnson923
Rec TDs: C. Claypool9
Int: M. Fitzpatrick4
Sacks: T. Watt15.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5354 (25)
Passing Yards: 4129 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1351 (32)
Points per game: 26.0 (12)
Yards per game: 334.6 (25)
Touchdowns: 47 (13)
Field Goals: 23 (23)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4893 (3)
Passing Yards: 3494 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1783 (11)
Points per game: 19.5 (3)
Yards per game: 305.8 (3)
Touchdowns: 35 (3)
Field Goals: 20 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/14 K. Rader signed
1/14 A. Johnson signed
1/14 C. White signed
1/14 A. Coyle signed
1/14 B. Walton signed
1/14 J. Battle signed
1/14 T. Scales signed
1/14 D. Christmas signed
1/14 C. Taylor Jr. signed
1/14 C. Waitman signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 B. Roethlisberger not injury related (Out)
1/3 C. Boswell groin (Out)
1/3 T. Edmunds shoulder (Out)
1/3 C. Heyward not injury related (Out)
1/3 T. Watt not injury related (Out)
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2021 by STATS PERFORM.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS PERFORM is strictly prohibited.