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Despite Rushing Success, Steelers Still A Pass-Happy Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers may no longer lead the league in rushing yards per game, a temporary inflation based on a whopping 264-yard rushing performance during the third game of the season, but they do still rank seventh, averaging 137.2 yards per game. More significant is that they rank fourth in the league in yards per […]

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How To Get Deported From Steelers Nation

By Michael K. Reynolds You want to know the worst thing about writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers? Having to analyze horribly disappointing losses? No. It’s actually part of the healing process. Being called an imbecile? Or a know-nothing, posing, wannabe, moron? No. That’s one of the true joys of being a blogger. What is terrible…is […]

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2014 NFL Week 5 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With Week 5 now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. I think we’re still a week or two away from being able to make some heavy analysis and predictions, but through the first five weeks of the season, I think the […]

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Tomlin Thinks Moore’s Spike Sunday Was Frustration Related

During the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 win Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars, veteran wide receiver Lance Moore was penalized five yards for delaying the game as a result of him spiking the football following a 26-yard catch on third down with 11:09 left in the third quarter. Moore then proceeded to get a talking to from […]

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Steelers Film Room: Comments Made By Ben Roethlisberger About Sacks Justified

After Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked four times Sunday in 17-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, there’s been a lot of criticism of the offensive line. After all, when a team’s quarterback is sacked that many times in a game it has to be because the pass protection sucks, right? After the game, […]

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Brad Wing Must Find Week-To-Week Consistency

Last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, first-year punter Brad Wing’s meager 29-yard punt late in the game gave the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponents the football on the defending team’s side of the field, on the 46-yard line. The Buccaneers wound up quickly driving down the field and scoring the game-winning touchdown. It was “junior varsity” […]

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Steelers Still Waiting On Rookie Dri Archer

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back slash wide receiver Dri Archer has logged 23 snaps thus far in three games this season. As a running back, he’s carried the ball two times for six yards. As a wide receiver, he has three catches for nine yards. He’s averaging three yards per touch on five touches, for […]

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Steelers Hoping To Keep Turnovers A Mainstay On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover during the first two games of the season. In the last three, they have recorded five. The Steelers recovered two fumbles during a Week Three victory against the Carolina Panthers, first on a sack by Jarvis Jones, and then later on special teams when Shamarko Thomas […]

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Steelers Road Offense Could Use A Tuneup

If there’s been one consistent theme about this offense through the first five games of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s that the end result will be inconsistent. Speaking strictly of the offense, the Steelers are now averaging exactly 20 points per game after putting up 100 points in total. But those points have […]

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Steelers Need To Prove That Run Defense Is Truly Fixed Against Browns

In their first two games of the 2014 season the Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up 348 yards rushing. While they’ve only given up a total of 161 yards on the ground in their last three games, it’s way still too early to label the run defense as being fixed. While their defense should be commended […]

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Steelers Versus Jaguars: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora As usual, here is your All-22 primer following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 victory versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon. – Individually, the Steelers’ offense seemed to play well. Ben Roethlisberger, fumble aside, he had another solid game statistically. It was his third straight game completing 70% of his passes. Antonio Brown’s streak was kept […]

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Steelers Film Room: Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt ‘Pushing’ For More Playing Time

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt eleven snaps worth of playing time Sunday in their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and for the Notre Dame product represented himself well for the most part. Tuitt’s first snap on defense came at the tail end of the Jaguars first offensive possession and while his […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 5 vs. Jaguars

By Michael K. Reynolds After an underwhelming victory against the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars the Pittsburgh Steelers can now rest in the knowledge they are not the worst team in the NFL. In fact, at a healthy record of 3-2, albeit against some of the league’s patsies, the team is sitting in a pretty good spot. […]

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Steelers Defense Improving In Hidden Yardage Allowed

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense certainly still has some warts that need cleaning up, they did manage to hold a young and inexperienced Jacksonville Jaguars offense to only nine points Sunday at EverBank Field. That achievement was a result of them accomplishing several important things in the game. First, the Steelers defense held the Jaguars […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Player Snap Counts Week 5

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. Offensively for the Steelers, nothing really sticks out. running back Dri Archer managed to see the field for six snaps […]

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Browns Open As Two Point Favorites Over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will go back on the road again in Week 6 as they will play the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns, who are 2-2 after Week 5, opened up as two point favorites over the Steelers after beating the Tennessee Titans Sunday on the road 29-28. As far as injuries […]

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Preserving Antonio Brown’s Record Was Worth The Risk

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown caught his fifth pass of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday with two minutes left to play, on first and 10 on the Jaguars’ 33-yard line with an eight-point lead. Incredibly, Ben Roethlisberger threw seven passes to Brown’s way yesterday incomplete. That is incredible, considering Brown and Roethlisberger […]

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More Efficient Ben Roethlisberger Comes With Development Of 2nd-Year Players

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is currently on pace for a few career-bests through the first five games of this season. He is currently on pace to throw for more yards than he ever has in a season. He is on pace to finish the year with the best touchdown-to-interception ratio of his career. And […]

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Le’Veon Bell Tops 100 Yards For Fifth Straight Game

Running back Le’Veon Bell is the first player in Pittsburgh Steelers history to gain at least 100 total yards in the first five games of a season, after gaining 118 yards on the ground and in the air yesterday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. More impressive is the pace at which he is gaining his real […]

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Steelers Spread The Wealth To 11 Different Targets

Just two days ago, I wrote about how Ben Roethlisberger’s passes this year had been unusually concentrated on four main targets: starting receivers Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton; tight end Heath Miller; and running back Le’Veon Bell. The four combined totaled 87 of Roethlisberger’s 96 completions through the first quarter of the season, with seven […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Winners And Losers From Week 5

It wasn’t pretty, but the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to win their third game of the season Sunday on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The defense held the Jaguars to just three field goals and they also scored one of the two touchdowns in the game. After two passes back through the game rewind, here […]

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Steelers CB Brice McCain Ends Solid Week Of Practice With Interception Against Jaguars

When Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain intercepted a pass from Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and returned it for a touchdown with 11:32 left in the fourth quarter Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was probably the least surprised person in the stadium. During his post game press conference, Tomlin revealed that McCain, who was signed […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Extends NFL Record Streak To 21 Games

It took 58 minutes this week but Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown managed to extend his NFL record streak of catching at least five passes for at least 50 yards to 21 games in the 17-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brown’s fifth and final reception in the game came just after the two […]

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Steelers Film Room: Run-Pass Option Play Puts Away Jaguars

Remember the run-pass option play that the Pittsburgh Steelers used four times last week in their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Well, they used a slight variation of it during their final drive Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars to secure the win. In fact, they used it on back-to-back plays. On second down and […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers had some difficulties getting their offense going, but entered the second half with a 10-6 lead thanks to a one-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to third tight end Michael Palmer. The defense held its own outside of field goal drives to start and end the half against the Jacksonville Jaguars. On first down, Lawrence Timmons tripped up Dennard […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers stand at 2-2 after trading wins and losses through the first quarter of the season. Their last result was a loss, meaning they should be due for a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but of course the one consistency about trends is that they inevitably end. The Steelers regain the services of Ramon Foster, but […]

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