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2015 NFL Season Predictions

The 2015 NFL season is finally here as the action kicks off Thursday night with the New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2015 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions…


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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers Game-By-Game Predictions

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season gets underway tonight and ahead of the game against the New England Patriots kicking off, several of us have attempted to pick each and every game on the team’s schedule in addition to providing some quick analysis of each of the matchups. In the comments…


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Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley’s Playbook

Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinators tend to be the biggest source of criticism. Ironically, they’re one of the least-known people in the organization. From an outsiders view, anyway. Coaches are difficult to evaluate. Are the mistakes scheme or talent evaluated? It usually results in clichéd and trite criticism. Why are you running it…


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Week One Steelers Vs Patriots: What To Watch For

As the Pittsburgh Steelers embark on their 2015 campaign, they do so against the defending Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots, against whom they have had little success over the course of the past 15 years. Many have already penciled in a loss for this game, and while that…


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Darrius Heyward-Bey Steps Into Prime Role After Minimal Preseason Work

With second-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the process of serving a four-game suspension, the offense will be relying heavily upon veteran wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in the interim, who is expected to see the majority of snaps when the offense shows three wide receiver looks. In spite…


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Shuffle Along Patriots OL Is Weakness Steelers Must Exploit

While the Pittsburgh Steelers knew coming into the regular season that they would be without their starting center, Maurkice Pouncey, after he suffered a fractured fibula during a running play early in the preseason, the New England Patriots will now also be starting their 2015 campaign without their starting center,…


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Rumors Of Lineup Changes In Secondary To Be Determined Tonight

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense takes the field tonight, we are still not entirely certain just what we will be seeing. This is not in reference to the variety of new looks the defense will be presenting under new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who has installed a number of notable…



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Steelers Vs. Patriots 2015 Week 1: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) vs. New England Patriots (0-0) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET Site: Gillette Stadium (66,829) • Foxborough, Mass. Playing Surface: FieldTurf TV Coverage: NBC-TV (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11) Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM…


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Steelers Versus Patriots: Week 1 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New England Patriots Thursday night in Foxboro to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season and if you’re like me, you’re counting down the hours until the game begins. As usual, I will attempt to project the seven inactives for each and every Steelers…


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New England Patriots Defensive Scouting Report

By now, hopefully you’ve read our New England Patriots’ offensive scouting report. Here, Jon Ledyard and I have teamed up to break down the defense. As we did for the offense, I’ll break down the scheme while Jon looks at individual play. ALEX’S SCHEME REPORT:  I have a little less…


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Numbers Crunch: Steelers Season Outlook

Following every game last year, we did a brief numbers crunch, examining each game from a quirky statistical standpoint. With Week One of this year looming, we’ll introduce it again with some big-picture stats to follow throughout the season. – Mike Tomlin will have to go 8-8 in the regular…


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Steelers Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 1 vs. Patriots

Week 1 – September 10, 2015 Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts Opponent: New England Patriots Finally, regular season football is back. The draft, OTA’s and preseason are behind us. All of the questions that SteelerNation and the rest of the NFL have will be answered, starting this Thursday night in Foxboro. The…


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Study Of NFL Draft Pick Retention By Team

By the looks of things, all 32 NFL teams appear to have settled on their initial 53 man rosters for the 2015 season and with that now down, I was able to play with those results in order to show you a few numbers. For starters, as of Tuesday night,…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Season Preview

  Following a 1-4 preseason that was much worse than the record would indicate, the Pittsburgh Steelers head into New England this Thursday appropriately as the league intended: As the Washington Generals to this last year’s Super Bowl champs. The most Pollyannic of Steelers fans would argue that Coach Mike…