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Ross Cockrell Shows Promise In Steelers Debut

While the Pittsburgh Steelers retained their two starting cornerbacks from the season opener, their nickel corner, Cortez Allen, sat out with a knee injury. It was expected that Brandon Boykin, acquired via trade during training camp, would serve as the nickel back in this game, but a groin injury sidetracked…


Undermanned Offense Still Hitting 30 Points Per Game Goal

Though there had been talk for years of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and its high potential to be not only prolific, but proficient at scoring. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had driven a yards-gaining offense for some time now, but it seems only last year that they have begun to stake a…


Steelers Defense Rises To Critical Challenge

After watching the Pittsburgh defense struggle to control any aspect of their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots’ potent offense, and seeing how easily the San Francisco 49ers bullied a Mike Zimmer-led Minnesota Vikings defense this past Monday night, I was more than a little concerned with how…


Steelers Stats: Digging Deeper Into Roethlisberger’s Phenomenal Sunday Passer Rating

Just how good was the game that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers from a statistical perspective? You probably won’t be very surprised if you saw the game. According to Steelers PR/Media Manager Dom Rinelli, Roethlisberger’s 155.8 QB rating yesterday tied him with Peyton…


Steelers Roethlisberger, Tuitt Receive Top PFF Grades For Play Against 49ers

Pro Football Focus has now released their initial grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their Sunday win over the San Francisco 49ers and on the surface there really aren’t any surprises. On offense, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7.0) and wide receiver Antonio Brown (3.4) received the highest grades. Roethlisberger had a…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus 49ers

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their home schedule Sunday at Heinz Field against the San Francisco 49ers on a beautiful late-summer afternoon in front of the largest home crowd in team history. And they delivered. After stalling on the game’s opening drive, the Steelers played virtually flawless football the rest of…


Steelers’ Output Matched What They Saw In Week One

It was a day for reversals. Most importantly, of course, on the scoreboard. That’s the only place that really matters. But beyond what is considered vital, the Steelers of Week 2 looked like the New England Patriots of Week One. Maybe they picked up tips on the Patriots’ radio broadcast?…


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs 49ers

This is the same as the old “Numbers crunch” but with a repackaged title to show the emphasis on the more obscure stats from each game. – Antonio Brown’s 195 yards receiving was the sixth most all-time in franchise history. And believe it or not, only the second-highest total in…


Steelers Defense Breaks Out With Physical, Aggressive Play

It was not much of a stretch for most ardent observers to picture the Pittsburgh Steelers offense generating six touchdown drive en route to a blowout victory over the 49ers, which is exactly what happened yesterday. It was a little harder to predict the level of physicality that the defense…


Steelers Vs. 49ers: Player Snap Counts – Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 2015 regular season home opener over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field and the player snap counts from the game are now available. Offensively, the only thing that really sticks out is the fact that the Steelers got running back Jordan Todman…



No Snaps On Offense Could Mean No Roster Spot For Dri Archer

A quick analysis of the game tape from yesterday reveals that Dri Archer logged zero snaps on offense for the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday in their home opener. In the Steelers’ second opener the second-year running back logged just three snaps, all of which came on the team’s meaningless final drive,…



Ben Roethlisberger’s Aggressiveness On Third Down Paid Off Big Time

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense dominated in the team’s home opener, leading to six touchdown drive, including three in the second quarter and another two in the fourth. By and large, their offensive success was heavily driven by dominating third down. In order to conquer the third-down pivot point, whereby you…