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Steelers Miss Polamalu Most In 4th Quarter

This is not a post that will make you jump out of your chair. All of Steeler Nation knows how much the loss of strong safety Troy Polamalu has been to the defense. Where they are really missing him most is in the 4th quarter. Another “Captain Obvious” statement I…


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Mike Tomlin Played To Win The Game

We all remember the words of then Jets head coach, Herm Edwards. You play to win the game! Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did this very thing on Sunday by calling for an onsides kick, while ahead and with 3:58 left in the game. Unorthodox and unthinkable for sure. The…


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2009 Week 15 Game Recap: Steelers 37 Packers 36

Coming off of a five game losing streak, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin decided to do something about it himself, with a little help from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as well. After kicker Jeff Reed kicked a 43 yard field goal to put the Steelers up 30-28 with 3:58 left in…


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Steelers Playoff Scenarios – Wild Card

Here is the long and short of what the Steelers need in the Wild Card Playoff Scenarios following the week 15 win versus the Packers. First, the Steelers must win out versus Baltimore and Miami. Next, the Jets and Jaguars must lose or tie at least one of their remaining…


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Steelers Versus Packers Week 15 Preview & Prediction

Losing 5 straight games and falling almost completely out of playoff contention has put head coach Mike Tomlin a position to see exactly what type of coach he is. The Steelers need a ton of help to make the playoffs and they must start by helping themselves. On offense it…


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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 15 Versus Green Bay

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers. 4th Quarter Interception/Any Interception – The Steelers are 3-0 in games that they have intercepted a pass in the 4th quarter of a game. The cornerbacks have still yet to…



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Steelers 4th Quarter Defensive Stats Versus Rest Of NFL

Although the Steelers defense ranks well overall in statistical categories, they are deceiving rankings as we all know. All you need to do is look at the Steelers defensive 4th quarter stats to see why after 13 games, we are 6-7. These stats are total, not net. Sacks have not…


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NFL QB Leaders – Big Play Passes – Through Week 14

A reader asked me if I could compile a list of rankings for pass plays greater than 25 yards. Below is a table of rankings and the number of big pass plays each quarterback has had over 25 yards. Ben Roethlisberger is in 11th on this list about where you…


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Steelers 3rd Down Stats Woes

The article by John Harris and the Steelers 2009 3rd downs woes got me thinking about what the Steelers offensive stats on 3rd and short this year. I classify 3rd and short to be 3 yards or less. This should be a high conversion rate to play winning football. Converting…



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Rashard Mendenhall Stats At 200 Carry Mark

Second year running back has now carried the ball 213 times in his young NFL career. I thought I would compile his stats for his first 200 carries and compare them to the some other running backs currently in the NFL at the same point in their careers at the…


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Arians Revealed Steelers True Offensive Identity In Cleveland

It may seem like an insignificant play as it was only the 3rd play on offense, but the the 3rd and 1 play call Thursday night against Cleveland revealed the Steelers true identity on offense once and for all. Sure this is not a mind blowing revelation to anyone who…


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Video Of Cleveland Browns Sacks Against Steelers

WARNING: The video you are about to see is not suitable for all audiences. Please ask all women, children and pets to leave the room before playing. Rob Ryan does a great job of using a walking around defensive front and disguised blitzes to get to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Pretty…


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Cracks In The Defensive Armor Started Showing In The Super Bowl

Armchair quarterbacking in the NFL is the easiest job in the world. It let\’s all of us present the obvious as if it is earth shattering news and foresight. Such is the case with the 2009 Steelers. The incredible high of winning our 6th Super Bowl after an improbable playoff…