Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler retired on Saturday, less than a week after his 19th season with the team ended in a blowout playoff loss to Kansas City. The 65-year-old Butler, who spent 10 seasons as a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in the 1970s and 80s before getting into coaching, helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls and reach another during his nearly two decades with the team.
Two Steelers fans left Oak Island, North Carolina at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 3 to get to Heinz Field to see the team take on the Browns, in what could have been Ben Roethlisberger’s final home game, but they never made it. Snowy conditions left Taylor Mooney and Bailey Ferguson stranded on I-95, just 26 miles north of Richmond.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was fined by the NFL for his pompom touchdown celebration during last week's AFC Wild Card Round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the league fined Hill $12,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct, although no flag was thrown on the play. The celebration occurred during the third quarter of Kansas City's 42-21 win after Hill scored a touchdown to extend the Chiefs' lead to 34-7.