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Steelers Continue To Get Injured Starters Back

While the post-bye week return of the wounded wasn’t quite as triumphant as initially hoped two weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers did at least get Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor, two huge pieces of the secondary, back into the mix. For those scoffing at that suggestion given how poor the…



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Steelers Must Get By With Makeshift Cornerback Group

Of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six cornerbacks on the roster, one of them is still shaking off the rust after missing the previous eight games due to a broken forearm, and another two are battling injuries, though both seem to have a decent to good chance of being healthy enough to…


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Lies, Damned Lies, And Steelers Third Down Defensive Statistics

According to Mark Twain, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” So, why start off this post with that quote? Well, even though I love stats, I’m smart enough to know that they don’t always tell the truth and…


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Win Or Lose, It’s All About The Quarterback For These Steelers

About a month ago, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger seemed well on his way to throwing his name into the league MVP discussion, making history in back to back weeks by becoming the first player to ever throw for 500 yards in a game twice, and then throwing six touchdown…


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Roster Spots, Playing Time At Stake With Return Of Jarvis Jones

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sounded somewhat optimistic about second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, saying that he liked the way the former first-round draft pick looked in practice last week, which some reporters also observed. That suggests that we may have a roster move by the end of the…


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For Steelers, The Math Is Simple: Win And You’re In

For the Pittsburgh Steelers from here on out, it’s really quite simple: win and you’re in. If the Steelers win their last four games, there’s nothing the other three teams in the AFC North can do to finish higher than Pittsburgh. Of course, that’s a completely different discussion from the…


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Bengals Red Rifle Unable To Shoot Deep As Of Late

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals on the road this coming Sunday and if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive and strong, they’ll have to come away with a win. While the Bengals enter the against the Steelers game with a three-game winning streak, their quarterback…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Saints

By David Todd Winners of four of their last five, the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field on Sunday and got embarrassed. Much like the Cleveland game in week six where they also got blown out, the Steelers actually dominated early. They controlled the ball for…


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Tireless Le’Veon Bell Leaves Rookie Backs On The Sideline

In his first game as the only running back with double-digit career carries on the roster, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell logged 90 snaps on offense. The Steelers offense played 92 snaps. Rookie third-round draft pick Dri Archer only logged three snaps—one of them coming with Bell also on…


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With Keisel Gone, Time Is Now For Stephon Tuitt To Step Up

The Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt a significant blow when defensive end Brett Keisel was lost for the season with a torn triceps that he suffered on the bottom of a pile during the team’s 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. That blow, of course, comes as much…



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Lance Moore Sees More Time As Martavis Bryant Struggles

For just the first time the entire season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore logged more than 50 percent of the team’s snaps in a game on Sunday. Was it just a coincidence that it happened to come against the New Orleans Saints, the team that he played for before…


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Dolphins Victory Adds Another Guest To AFC Wildcard Derby

It was another day, another drop in the standing for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday as the Miami Dolphins’ come from behind victory over the New York Jets brought them even with the majority of the pack at 7-5; in fact, the win vaulted the Dolphins all the way to…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 12 vs. Saints

By Michael K. Reynolds Mired in the swamps of Louisiana are the sinking hopes of Pittsburgh Steelers fans as the New Orleans Saints came into Heinz Field and lathered on some good ol’ Bayou barbecue sauce with a 35-32 victory. Oh, if only the game was as close as a…