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Do the Steelers really want home field?

Everyone in the NFL wants to be home for the playoffs, but there’s one AFC team where the home-field factor actually has been a disadvantage … and you’re looking at it.

Four times in the past 16 years, the Steelers had home-field advantage entering the playoffs — 1992, 1994, 2001 and 2004 — and four times they failed to make it to the Super Bowl. Three times they lost the conference championship game, and once they were bounced in the divisional round.

James Harrison for league MVP:

“If I had to vote right now, I’d vote for James Harrison,” Dungy said on Sirius radio. “He’s just been phenomenal in anchoring a defense that’s playing as well as anyone in the league and he does so many things for them. … He’s like a Randy Moss or Dwight Freeney. You have to set everything to block him first before you set up any other plays.”

Harrison

Keisel may play against Titans:

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he is hopeful starting defensive end Brett Keisel will be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Keisel has missed the past three games with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Walker admits spitting on Berger by accident

“It was just a slobber moment,” Walker said.

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