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Steelers Film Room: Jordan Todman

It seemed like a dire situation heading into Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game without the services of running back DeAngelo Williams — who filled in admirably for Le’Veon Bell for much of the year after the third-year back out of Michigan State torn…



Steelers Film Room: William Gay And Pittsburgh’s Cover 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers‘ defense did an overall admirable job in their Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals. But they did suffer a couple of breakdowns through the air, the majority coming off their Cover 2 look or some variation. We’ll jump to the tape and look at examples from…


Steelers Home And Away Playoff History Breakdown

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a long and storied postseason history, as anybody likely reading this article would be amply aware of. Their 56 postseason games rank as the second-most in NFL history behind only the Cowboys, with whom they have recently tied after securing their 34th postseason victory, the most…


‘TNT’ Tandem Could Face Defense Unused To Explosive Plays

It’s still a bit early in the week, today being Wednesday, to be talking concretely about certain injury situations as it relates to availability to play on Sunday, but by some comments, it seems a distinct possibility that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be needing a bit more dynamite from their…


Mike Tomlin’s Message: Quality Practice Yields Quality Play

As was expected, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did an admirable job of saying a lot of words that didn’t say a great deal, an oratory ability to keep his cards concealed that he has honed and fine-tuned over the past decade with the Pittsburgh as well as national…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Bengals Wild Card Game

In one of the craziest and most-dramatic games I’ve ever seen, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 at rain-soaked Paul Brown Stadium Saturday night in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. As a boy I attended the Immaculate Reception game which, for me, will never be…


Antwon Blake Once Again Proved His Toughness Saturday

Look, I’m not here to tell you you’re wrong. You’re not. We’ve all plainly pointed the struggles Antwon Blake has experienced this season. But as hard as you – we – have been on him all season, you have to give credit and respect his play on Saturday. He wasn’t…


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…