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Matt Spaeth Rewarded With A Pass For His Blocking

By Matthew Marczi Pro Football Focus has not been very charitable in their grading of Matt Spaeth since he made his season debut three games ago. He didn’t see significant time in his first game back, but that has changed over the last two weeks. Based on their grading, this…


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2014 Steelers Draft Need: Speed Back To Compliment Bell

By Jeremy Hritz While the Steelers running game has not been dominant this season, it has improved greatly with Le’Veon Bell serving as the team’s bellcow. Bell, who broke the Steelers dubious streak of 23 games without a 100-yard rusher against the Packers, has proven to be a pile-pusher and…


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Steelers Might Have To Promote LB Kion Wilson On Saturday

With inside linebacker Terence Garvin now ruled out for the Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers might have to consider promoting linebacker Kion Wilson from the practice squad to the 53 man roster on Saturday. Not only is Garvin out, but starting outside linebacker…


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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Green Bay Packers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kickoff coverage to start the game. L-R. Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Chris Carter, Stevenson Sylvester, Shaun Suisham, Antwon Blake, Terence Garvin, Will Allen, Will…



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Steelers Versus Packers – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The opening kickoff set the tone for what would be another rough day for the kickoff coverage unit—the second week in a row. The unit nearly lost the Steelers the game at the end. That was surprisingly only Lawrence Timmons’s second sack of the season. He normally…


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Antonio Brown More Deserving Of MVP Than Ben Roethlisberger

By Matthew Marczi I was surprised to hear how many people expressed outrage over Ben Roethlisberger being ‘snubbed’ when it came to the team voting Antonio Brown the team MVP for the 2013 season. Had they forgotten how poorly he took care of the football during the first quarter of…



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Sunday Might Be The Last Time We See The Beard In Black and Gold

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2013 regular season at home Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and if the team fails to qualify for the playoffs, it very well could be the last game that veteran defensive end Brett Keisel plays if the team decides not to bring him…





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Steelers Wide Receivers Broke Franchise-Best Mark In Touchdown Receptions

By Matthew Marczi One of the more curious statistical anomalies that I’ve come across when considering the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers is about the way the team has been scoring points this season—more specifically, who is catching the touchdown passes. Of Ben Roethlisberger’s 27 touchdown passes thrown this season—and he is…


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Karmic Justice Prevailed After Chaos Of Blocked Field Goal

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to the blocked field goal from the victory over the Green Bay Packers, the story has already been covered from just about every angle. That the defense was able to hold the Packers to a field goal attempt in the first place from the…


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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 16 – Packers

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-31 Sunday win over the Green Bay Packers along with some observations. As far as the offense goes, reserve tackle Mike Adams was actually used on four snaps as an extra tight end. With wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders out of the…