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2016 Week 1 AFC North Game Preview Capsules

Week 1 of the 2016 NFL regular season will continue on in a few hours from now and it will include three of the four teams in the AFC North seeing action on this Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens will be the lone AFC North team to host a game in…


Familiarity An Asset For David Johnson In Nix’s Absence

Just as I feared soon after the Pittsburgh Steelers announced a practice squad that featured two running backs in addition to the three that were already on the 53-man roster—and even before that, when I noticed his absence—fullback Roosevelt Nix is still ailing, evidently, from a back injury that held…


RGIII Leads Browns Team Full Of New Starters Into 2016

The Cleveland Browns, as most teams, are going to be playing their first game of the season later today, with the AFC North outcasts traveling toe Philadelphia to play the Eagles for their regular season debut. When they do so, they will be unveiling the latest remodel of a frequently-overhauled…



Steelers Fantasy Football Predictions – Week 1 – 2016

Week 1 – September 12, 2016 Location: FedEx Field – Landover, Maryland Opponent: Washington Redskins It feels like a long time since that Fitzgerald Toussaint fumble hit the turf in Denver early this calendar year. Meaningful football games are back, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have another opportunity to make a…


Arthur Moats Back In Familiar Position During Steelers Tenure

The 2016 NFL season has already begun, but it is set to kick off in full force tomorrow. We are just two days away from the Pittsburgh Steelers getting their season underway on Monday night against Washington. And when they do, it will once again be the veteran Arthur Moats…


Defensive Improvement Stalled With Second-Year Players On The Shelf

Understanding that they could no longer hold on to the championship defensive roster of their most recent glory days, the Pittsburgh Steelers have committed heavy resources to the defensive side of the ball over the span of the last handful of drafts, and that has been particularly the case over…


Antonio Brown Not Worried About Mind Games Monday Night

Ben Roethlisberger gave a slight word of caution. Focus on football. Not smack talk. That’s what he told reporters earlier this week in the showdown between two of the best in the game – Antonio Brown and Josh Norman. “I think the big thing for both of them is that…


Steelers Roster A Healthy Mix Of Youth And Experience

It’s been a few days now since the roster has been trimmed and tweaked, and so we can probably assume that at least this is the 53-man roster that the Pittsburgh Steelers will carry into the season opener. With that in mind, I wanted to do a bit of analysis…


Dupree’s Injury Forces Steelers To Return To Platoon At OLB

Earlier in the offseason, maybe around the start of training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler talked about wanting to move away from the platooning at the outside linebacker position that they started and relied upon during the 2015 season, basically out of necessity, since there was no individual…


Bengals Start Season Off Without Pro Bowl TE Tyler Eifert

While this should not come as a great surprise to anybody, when the Cincinnati Bengals open up their regular season schedule tomorrow against the Jets, they will be doing so without their Pro Bowl tight end, Tyler Eifert, who underwent offseason ankle surgery late in the process and still not…


2016 South Side Questions: Who Starts If Markus Wheaton Is Out?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


2016 NFL Week 1: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and welcome to the 2016 NFL season. Wow, what a week it was for the Pittsburgh Steelers and it included the team acquiring cornerback Justin Gilbert in a trade with the Cleveland Browns and the signing of guard David DeCastro to a long term…


Steelers Spin: 2016 Season Crystal Ball Edition

September hails the dawning of a new Super Bowl era for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rise of another decade of post season brilliance will be launched with the kickoff Monday night against the Washington Redskins in front of a national audience. After dabbling in the uncertain waters of mediocrity the…