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2014 NFL Week 7 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With seven weeks of 2014 season now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. As you can see, the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers are now the top two teams when it comes to the differential stat thanks to the Cincinnati […]

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NFL VP Of Officiating Claims No Touchdown Call For Antonio Brown Was Correct

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino has now chimed in on the overturned touchdown play by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown that took place in the fourth quarter of the Monday night game against the Houston Texans and despite all of the still shots floating around on social media that appwear to show two feet down […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Steelers Versus Texans: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the Coaches Tape comes out for the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. – The first half will allow a good opportunity to watch Ben Roethlisberger handle a muddy pocket. Not just with his mobility within the pocket or ability to escape out of it […]

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Roethlisberger Says Tomlin Called Reverse Pass Scoring Play

The Pittsburgh Steelers scored touchdowns on two of their three red zone possessions Monday night against the Houston Texans and according to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on his Tuesday morning radio show, their first red zone touchdown play, the reverse pass from wide receiver Antonio Brown to fellow wide receiver Lance Moore, was called by head […]

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Le’Veon Bell Is The Steelers’ True ‘Slash’ Weapon

Last night against the Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell posted a new career-high in receiving yards. And then he lost it after Ben Roethlisberger tossed him the ball to avoid a sack, resulting in a six-yard loss. Thus, instead of posting a new career-high 94 yards through the air, he merely tied […]

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Did Steelers WR Antonio Brown Have Two Feet In? You Be The Judge

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a fourth quarter touchdown reception in the game against the Houston Texans taken away from him after the play was reviewed. The officials deemed that Brown didn’t get his second foot down in bounds after making the catch and while it’s a close call, I’m not sure there’s enough evidence […]

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Steelers Home Offense Continues To Produce

The Pittsburgh Steelers played on the road during four of their first six games, and they only exceeded 10 points on offense once in that span, when they managed to put up 30 points against the Carolina Panthers. It’s fortunately been another story when the Steelers get to play at Heinz Field, as they are […]

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Steelers Le’Veon Bell, Jason Worilds Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Texans

Pro Football Focus already has their initial set of player grades in from the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 win Monday night over the Houston Texans and this week running back Le’Veon Bell (3.5) received top billing on offense thanks to his play and 145 yards of total offense. Tight end Matt Spaeth (2.7) and wide receiver […]

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Steelers Defense Must Build Off Of Texans Turnovers

Last night on Twitter, I wrote that the Pittsburgh Steelers had scored 17 points off of turnovers against the Houston Texans, mockingly adding “also, the Steelers have turnovers tonight”. The truth is, however, that the team has forced at least one turnover now in five straight games, reaching a season-high three turnovers last night in […]

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Steelers vs. Texans: Player Snap Counts Week 7

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night win over the Houston Texans, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting. As far as the offense goes, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant played a total of 22 plays in […]

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Steelers Rookie Martavis Bryant Makes Instant Impact

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wanted to activate rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant for this game in order to help contribute in the red zone, where the team had become the worst in the league prior to last night. So, of course, he caught a 35-yard touchdown pass instead, using his speed rather than […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans: Winners And Losers From Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Houston Texans 30-23 Monday night at Heinz Field to move to 4-3 on the season and after two passes back through the game rewind, here is just a good sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that […]

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Steelers S Ross Ventrone Continues To Prove He’s Worthy Of Being The 53rd Man

When you’re the 53rd man on an NFL roster, more times than not you are player that’s expected to contribute on special teams. For the Pittsburgh Steelers that player is currently reserve safety Ross Ventrone and Monday night against the Houston Texans he more than pulled his weight on special teams. Ventrone, who has shown […]

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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Fails To Record A Catch In Win Over Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed passes to seven different teammates Monday night in the 30-23 win over the Houston Texans but second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton wasn’t one of them. After only catching four of the 11 passes thrown his way in the loss last Sunday in the loss to the Cleveland Browns, Wheaton […]

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Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Literally Left It All Out On The Field Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons literally left it all out on the field Monday night in the 30-23 win over the Houston Texans. The Steelers veteran defensive signal caller was shown losing the contents of his stomach a couple of times midway through the second quarter, but after leaving the game briefly, he returned and […]

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Steelers vs Texans Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked to be collapsing once again in primetime, quickly dropping to a 13-0 deficit after allowing the Houston Texans to score on their first three possessions. The Steelers stormed back at the end of the quarter, however, beginning with a 35-yard strike to rookie Martavis Bryant. After a fumble and an interception, Pittsburgh added another […]

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Steelers vs Texans First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to get back in the win column tonight against the Houston Texans. They’ve been bouncing back and forth between victory and defeat, unable to stack wins or losses. They are hoping to avoid stacking losses at home. As has often been the case, the Steelers began the game on offense. Ben Roethlisberger bluffed […]

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Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Very Few Weaknesses

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will making his fourth-career start against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night and while the Harvard product has yet to register a win against black and gold, he figures to be a tough opponent nonetheless. For starters, while Fitzpatrick has just as many interceptions as touchdown passes (6), heading into the […]

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Texans Defense Stingy So Far This Season When It Comes To Giving Up Explosive Plays

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, they’ll face a defense that has done a good job at not giving up the explosive play through their first six games. According to Pro Football Reference, the Texans defense has only allowed 18 plays of 20 yards or longer so […]

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Will Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Receive Extra Nickel Package Work Monday Night?

While Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt is expected to make his first career start Monday night against the Houston Texans, it will be interesting to see how they choose to use him when their not using their base 3-4 alignment. Of the 67 snaps that Tuitt has logged so far this season on […]

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Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His Focus

After signing a big extension just prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen isn’t likely to even be the starter Monday night against the Houston Texans as Brice McCain is expected to get that honor instead due to Allen’s inconsistent play so far this season. While the team certainly […]

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Steelers Film Room: Houston Texans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report of the Houston Texans based off the study from their games against the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts for tonight’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Ryan Fitzpatrick shows the ability to navigate within a muddy pocket but that might be his best trait. His arm is just average […]

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Steelers vs Texans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to right the ship tonight against the Houston Texans. While two of their division rivals fell yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens continue to win, and now lead the division at 5-2. Should the Steelers manage to get back in the win column—which would fit their trend—they will be in second play at […]

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Steelers vs Texans – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to right the ship tonight against the Houston Texans. While two of their division rivals fell yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens continue to win, and now lead the division at 5-2. Should the Steelers manage to get back in the win column—which would fit their trend—they will be in second play at […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Lance Moore

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran wide receiver Lance Moore to replace their own veteran slot receiver, who left in the offseason for a higher pay grade. But he has been forced to bide his time behind first-year wide receiver Justin Brown due to his superior blocking ability. That factor went out the window after the […]

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