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Steelers' defense eager to prove itself after dismal showing

PITTSBURGH (AP) Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense are eager to play again. They're going to have to wait an extra day.

They want to put a forgettable performance against Kansas City in the past and prove themselves this week against an upstart Tampa Bay offense. The Steelers will see where they stand during their first prime-time appearance of the season Monday night against veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the undefeated Buccaneers.

"We want to get that rotten taste out of our mouths and just get back to playing football," defensive end Cam Heyward said on Friday. "It's a great opportunity against a good offense."

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Cincinnati 2001.000
Cleveland 111.500
Baltimore 110.500
Pittsburgh 011.250
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger787
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger4
Rush Yds: J. Conner152
Rush TDs: J. Conner3
Rec Yds: J. Smith-Schuster240
Rec TDs: A. Brown1
Int: C. Sutton1
Sacks: T. Watt3.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 947 (4)
Passing Yards: 787 (2)
Rushing Yards: 192 (20)
Points per game: 29.0 (8)
Yards per game: 473.5 (2)
Touchdowns: 8 (4)
Field Goals: 0 (32)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 776 (23)
Passing Yards: 523 (14)
Rushing Yards: 304 (28)
Points per game: 31.5 (28)
Yards per game: 388.0 (25)
Touchdowns: 9 (31)
Field Goals: 0 (1)
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
9/16 T. Alualu shoulder (Doubtful)
9/16 A. Burns toe (Questionable)
9/16 D. DeCastro hand (Doubtful)
9/16 J. Haden hamstring (Doubtful)
9/16 C. Heyward knee (Questionable)
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