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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Ravens Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Arthur Moats–Sean Spence–Vince Williams–Terence Garvin–Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind. Will Johnson, Roosevelt Nix, Matt Spaeth making up the wedge. Fitzgerald Toussaint the upback for Markus Wheaton. – Blocking…


NFL Draft Bowl Preview: December 31st

In arguably the biggest day of the college football season upon us, there is plenty of future NFLers to watch today, with a handful that could potentially be plug-and-play defenders for the Pittsburgh Steelers should the franchise select them this May. Peach Bowl — Florida State (10-2) vs. Houston (12-1),…



Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones Vs Ravens

There is not a whole lot to say about Jarvis Jones at this point. For the moment, it doesn’t appear as though he is poised to make any more significant developments, either in his game or in his pass rushing repertoire. What he is now may end up being what…


L.J. Fort Could Play Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted linebacker L.J. Fort from the practice squad earlier this week after they had to put fullback Roosevelt Nix on injured reserve with a foot injury. He was the second linebacker that the Steelers have promoted from the practice squad this year, after having previously done so…


Steelers Trying To Mask Deficiency With Uncertainty On Defense

As the season has progressed, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has tried to do its best to get less and less predictable, with the goal being to show opposing offenses things that have not been on the game tape throughout the season, or at least not often. To accomplish this, the…


Eyes On The Line: Steelers OL vs Ravens

At the beginning of the season this was one of the games that the Pittsburgh Steelers absolutely circled. Not only are the Baltimore Ravens the arch rival of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but a late-season matchup in Baltimore would prove to be a late test for the potential playoff run of…


NFL Draft Bowl Previews: December 30th

Another bowl game, another large group of NFL prospects on display throughout the day. If you needed an excuse to get out of work the day before New Years Eve, well, now you have one. Birmingham Bowl — Auburn (6-6) vs. Memphis (9-3), Noon, ESPN If you’re looking for an…


DeAngelo Williams Is The Steelers’ MVP

The Pittsburgh Steelers will cast their votes for team MVP later this afternoon. My vote wouldn’t go to the best player. But value? He brings it in spades. DeAngelo Williams is the Steelers’ MVP. He isn’t as talented as Antonio Brown, the best receiver in the league. Or as inherently…


Ravens Continue To Haunt Steelers Since Super Bowl Trip Of 2010

There is never one clear, overarching factor that trumps all when discussing what went wrong in something as mercurial as an entire football season. The Pittsburgh Steelers no doubt greatly contributed to putting themselves in the position that they are now in, needing help to get into the playoffs. Suspensions…


Supporting Cast Not Supportive Behind Antonio Brown Sunday

Among the many things that the Baltimore Ravens defense attempted to do to limit the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense was to consistently put two defenders on Antonio Brown to try to take him out of the game. That strategy was only partly successful, but by the scoreboard, it is obvious that…


Baltimore Limited Quality, Quantity Of Steelers’ Drives

When you are the team with the weaker offense, it’s generally a good policy to try to shorten the game, in the sense of limiting the number of drives at your opponents’ disposal. The Baltimore Ravens entered Sunday’s game with a tattered offensive unit going up against one that had…


Ben Roethlisberger Shrunk To Baltimore’s Challenge

The Baltimore Ravens were clearly not ready to lay down against the 9-5 Pittsburgh Steelers on the eve of potentially clinching a playoff spot on their home field, and they had a strategy in hand that would help minimize an offense that helped put up 30 points or more in…


Sunday’s Loss First Upset Of Season For Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their sixth game out of 15 games this season, ensuring that they can finish no better than 10-6 this season heading into the finale, and will have a worse record than the playoff team last season that lost in the first round. But the truth is…