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Steelers Staying Afloat In Historically Competitive AFC North

We are now 10 weeks into the 2014 NFL season, meaning that, when it comes to the AFC North, it’s already long been a two dog race—wait, what? The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals are 1-2 in the division? That’s right, with all teams having played at least nine games…


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Titans Whisenhunt Refuses To Compare Mettenberger To Roethlisberger

When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger entered the league way back in 2004, current Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was his first offensive coordinator. Currently, Whisenhunt has another rookie quarterback in the form of Zach Mettenberger starting for him in Tennessee and while the LSU product has been compared…


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Big Dan Took A Big Step Sunday Against The Jets

While Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers only played 11 snaps on defense Sunday against the New York Jets, I thought you might like to know that the big man out of Tennessee took a big step in that game from a depth chart perspective. For the first time…




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Martavis Bryant And The Risk-Reward Pendulum

We have seen instances in every game that he has played so far that rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant is still clearly raw. Some lazy route running in the red zone on Sunday against the New York Jets caused Ben Roethlisberger to throw his first interception in four games, since…


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Steelers Need Brown To Recover Quickly Over Lost Fumbles

79 receptions. 1070 yards. Eight touchdowns. By all measures, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is having himself a stellar season that has him on pace to break many of the franchise’s receiving records, several of which he set himself just last season. But one of the more remarkable facts…



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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 10 vs. Jets

By Michael K. Reynolds That whooshing sound you heard on Sunday was the hot air escaping your previously high-flying Pittsburgh Steelers. Had they simply performed at an average level against the previously 1-8 New York Jets they could have taken over the lead of the AFC North and established themselves…



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Steelers vs. Jets: Player Snap Counts Week 10

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the New York Jets, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. The Steelers only used two or more tight ends a…


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Steelers Versus Jets: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. – Although the four turnovers are a big factor in the loss, it can’t be used as the sole excuse. To do so would just be lazy analysis. The offense sputtered…


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Markus Wheaton The Latest Candidate In Kick Return Roulette

One of the most consistently dire areas for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season has been on special teams returns, and, more specifically, kickoff returns. Dri Archer had his chances, and then LeGarrette Blount was given his opportunity. Finally, the straw that broke the camel’s back finally dropped yesterday, and the…


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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Jets

By Alex Kozora A statistical approach of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 defeat at the hands of the New York Jets. – The Steelers’ offense has been maddeningly inconsistent throughout the season. They’ve scored 30+ points in five games while being held to 13 or fewer in three. First time that’s…


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Lowly Jets Turn The Tables, And the Ball, Over On Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense failed to record a turnover in either of their first two games of the season this year. But after that, they went seven straight games with at least one, notching multiple in several games. Two of those went for touchdowns off of interceptions (the special teams…