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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season ended Saturday night in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs as they lost 30-17 to the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Inefficiency in the red zone, giving up big plays—both problems much of the season, penalties, turnovers and the loss of Le’Veon Bell all…


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Steelers vs. Ravens: Player Snap Counts AFC Wild Card Game

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Game, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. These…




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Would You Be Willing To Woodley One More Time?

When you look at the Pittsburgh Steelers early salary cap situation for 2015 as the team heads off into the offseason, you cant help but notice the nearly $9.5 million in dead money that the team is scheduled to be charged next season. $8.58 million of that dead money is…


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Two Years Have Shown Steelers Without Backup Plan At Running Back

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Le’Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they resolved to surround him with veteran, experienced running backs, first retaining Isaac Redman for the purposes of continuity—later Jonathan Dwyer—while bringing in Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling. Surrounding the young rookie with experienced…


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Negative Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Season

Immediately after the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season abruptly ended Saturday night thanks to a 30-17 home playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, we attempted to lift your spirits by giving you several positive takeaways from the year. Now that you’ve had time to collect yourself it’s our duty to pass…


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League Failed Steelers On Issue Of Player Safety Late In Loss

A lot of things went wrong for the Pittsburgh Steelers on their home turf on Saturday night en route to dropping their first playoff appearance in three years to the Baltimore Ravens by the score of 30-17. There was, for example, the Terrell Suggs interception of a Ben Roethlisberger pass…


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Steelers Still Searching For Answers As A Rushing Offense

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers a good run blocking team, or aren’t they? If the 2014 season is anything to go by, it very much depends on the game. Despite the fact that the Steelers finished with the second-leading rusher in the league with Le’Veon Bell’s 1361 yards, Pittsburgh as a…


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Martavis Bryant A Rare Bright Spot On Poor Offensive Night

During the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers produced their highest-scoring season in the history of the franchise, coming away with a total of 436 points and averaging 27.2 points per game through 16 regular season games. That score was supplemented, of course, by four defensive touchdowns, two special teams touchdowns,…



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Steelers Versus Ravens AFC Wild Card Game: An All-22 Primer

The final All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night. – Before we get into it, the reason for the loss isn’t mystical. Any team that turns the ball over three times, absorbs five sacks, converts less than a third of their third downs,…


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Positive Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season came to an abrupt end Saturday night with a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Game. While the ultimate goal of winning a seventh Lombardi Trophy wasn’t achieved, there were still several positive things that happened in 2014 and their…


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Time Now To Reflect For Troy Polamalu, Steelers, And A Mutual Future

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu missed the last two games of the regular season due to injury, but he returned to the starting lineup when his team returned to the postseason for the first time in three years. In a somewhat unusual display, Polamalu relished the opportunity to participate…


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Pittsburgh, Big Ben Riding A Three-Game Postseason Losing Streak

Remember way back when, in, say, the late winter of 2011, when the Pittsburgh Steelers were about to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Dallas, with the Steelers hoping to claim their seventh Lombardi Trophy in eight appearances? Remember all of the talk leading up to…