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Steelers’ Film Room: Bengals Sack Breakdown

We’re back breaking down the four sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. 1. 3rd and 6, 13:38 2nd. 01 personnel, no running back in the game. Five blocking against a five man rush. Nice pressure package from the Bengals. Overload…


Steelers Vs Bengals Position Grades

It wasn’t pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get it done, Saturday, topping the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 in the Wild Card matchup at Paul Brown Stadium in a nasty rainstorm. While the Steelers did pull off the win against A.J, McCarron and…


Steelers May Have Kick Return Quandary In Antonio Brown’s Absence

A Pittsburgh Steelers game plan that does not include All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown is a game plan that is vastly different, and vastly diminished. And if he is to miss Pittsburgh’s divisional round match against the Broncos on Sunday, it will affect not just the offensive side of the…


Steelers Super Bowl Runs Usually Follow Victory Over Division Rival

As I wrote about yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been very successful against division opponents over the course of their history when facing said opponents in the postseason. During the Super Bowl era, they have faced a division rival 10 times, emerging victorious in nine of those encou//nters, including Saturday’s…


Steelers Have No Substitute For Antonio Brown’s Game

If yesterday’s tidbit from ESPN’s Bob Holtzman is to be believed, then the Pittsburgh Steelers are in serious trouble. With DeAngelo Williams’ status already in doubt and Ben Roethlisberger having suffered a separated shoulder, the reporter has said that a team source told him it is not looking good for…


Playoff Rivals Steelers, Broncos Do Well After Winning

Though they were forced to back in to the playoffs by bombing a game and needing to get help at the end of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are already far ahead of the mark when it comes to their recent history dating back to 2011. The Steelers had…


Video: Vontaze Burfict As Forrest Gump

It’s Monday. You’re back at work. The weekend is over and the thrill of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wild Card win has begun to wear off. Use your lunch break to check out this hilarious video by our friends over at The Cauldron, mashing up Vontaze Burfict’s run out of the…


Several Young Players Stepped Up For Pittsburgh Saturday

Don’t let it fool you. In the playoffs, experience matters. It’s not a coincidence that Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Alex Smith all won over the weekend despite being the road team. It’s the first time all four road teams have won in a playoff week. But for…



Steelers, Roethlisberger Have Thrived During Division Round

The Pittsburgh Steelers have participated in 56 postseason games in the history of the franchise, which stands as the second-most by any team in NFL history, behind only the 60 games of the Cowboys. Their 34 playoff victories—the most recent on Saturday—are the most ever, tied with the Cowboys for…


Steelers Historically Own Division Opponents In Postseason

Entering Sunday’s game against the Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers had had 10 prior playoff experiences in which they were facing the same opponent for the third time in that same season. Dating all the way back to a 1947 21-0 loss to the Eagles and stretching all the way forward…


Mike Tomlin’s Failed Two-Point Attempt No Mistake

You may recall that the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to jump out to a mounting lead about 10 minutes into the third quarter when Ben Roethlisberger hit Martavis Bryant in the end zone, who utilized exceptional body control and awareness to keep the football pinned to his body to secure the…



Steelers Vs. Bengals: Player Snap Counts – Wild Card Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced in the playoffs Saturday night with an 18-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The snap counts from that game have now been compiled and while there aren’t many surprises included in them, there are a few totals worth pointing out. As expected running back Fitzgerald Toussaint received…


Recapping The Most Bizarre Plays From Saturday Night

I love X’s and O’s. Breaking down a game. The nuance. The beauty. Beauty would be about the last word to describe Saturday’s win. But it sure was eventful. In GIF form, let’s describe this ridiculous game. It started quietly enough, a defensive slugfest where no team gained a clear…