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Red Zone Shots Hard To Come By Against Broncos Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are riding a remarkable run in which they have scored at least 30 points in each of the last five games, during which the defense and special teams units have combined for only two scores, meaning that it has been the offense driving this surge. But they…


Steelers Run Game Balancing Production And Efficiency

The Pittsburgh Steelers have for the past several seasons gradually emerged as one of the premiere aerial offenses in the league on the strength of the growth of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and some shrewd drafting at the wide receiver position, but the organization’s reputation was built on the ground. And…


Steelers Should Consider Ross Cockrell In Base Defense

After the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary bottomed out in Seattle, giving up five touchdown passes and allowing over 11 yards per pass attempt, the coaching staff finally resolved to offer up a change in the back end. During the course of the past two weeks, fourth-year cornerback Brandon Boykin has been…


Chris Hubbard Makes Cameo At Left Tackle For Steelers

On Sunday afternoon, we all got a very brief glimpse into a window that we had hoped never to see: a fourth-string left tackle protecting the blind side of Pittsburgh Steelers franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. That fourth-string left tackle is Chris Hubbard, who due to injuries is now the second-string…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Bengals

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers went into Paul Brown Stadium and beat the Cincinnati Bengals 33-20 in a game where what happened on the field was at least partially overshadowed by lingering animosity from their prior meeting in Pittsburgh six weeks ago. The bad feelings manifested themselves in a pregame…


Roetlisberger Might Have To Use Shorter Passing Game Against Broncos

Heading into Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had been averaging nearly 9 deep pass attempts a game. That average, however, took a hit Sunday as the Steelers quarterback chose not to throw the football down the field very much against the Bengals. Roethlisberger only…



Breakdown Of Cornerback Rotation Used By Steelers Against Bengals

For several years now we have charted every game the Pittsburgh Steelers have played, because along with the game tape it, gives you a perfect picture as to what happened on every play during a game. One of the benefits of our game charting is the ability to quickly drill…


Steelers Vs Bengals Week 14 Sack Breakdown

Your sack breakdown from the two given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night. 1. 3rd and 8, 7:48 2nd. 11 personnel. Five blocking, just the offensive line, against the Bengals’ four man rush. The route is a Hank concept, a combination we’ve covered many times…


Steelers Defense Making Most Of Interceptions This Season

To be sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense this season is not on the level of those who led this organization to its second string of championships in the mid- to late-2000s. But there has certainly been improvement, and where they may lack in consistency or sheer dominance, they have compensated…


Brandon Boykin Still Not Opening Game In Nickel Defense

For the second straight week, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin has logged more snaps than Antwon Blake, though for the second straight week, there has been a mitigating factor involving William Gay not playing the end of the game. Last week, it was because Gay suffered a concussion, which left…


Chris Boswell Moving Up NFL Ranks After 15-Point Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured a crucial AFC victory on Sunday in their hunt for the playoffs, against a division rival, no less, by a score of 33-20, and their first-year kicker, Chris Boswell, provided the margin of victory. For the second time this season, the 24-year-old Texas native made four…



Steelers/Ravens Will Be Flexed If Giants Win Tonight

At the start of the season, it was reasonable to expect the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 16 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens would hold significant meaning for both sides. And to play it on a Sunday night, in primetime football, would only heighten the stage. But the Ravens have tumbled, assured…


Steelers Vs Bengals Positional Grades

With their 33-20 win, Sunday, over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved to within two games of the AFC North division lead with just three weeks left in the regular season. Throughout much of Sunday’s win, the Steelers received a handful of “splash” plays from individual players leading…