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Steelers Vs Bengals: Sack Breakdown

Another week, another game with just one sack allowed. Let’s take a look. 1. 1st and 10, 10:12 2nd. 11 personnel. Five block vs a four man rush. Bengals are in man coverage with a two deep shell. No one gets open and there’s nowhere immediately for Ben Roethlisberger to go…



Steelers Spread The Ball To Nine Targets Sunday

In the wake of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on opening day, I made note of the fact that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger highly limited himself when it came to distributing the football in the passing game. Over the course of the past few seasons, he has more and more utilized a…


Steelers Defense Controls Third-Down Situations Against Bengals

During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season-opening victory over Washington, the defense was able to make a stop on seven of 10 third-down conversion opportunities, allowing the offense an efficiency rating of just 30 percent. On Sunday, against the Bengals, the defense did even better, allow just one in four third-down attempts…



Steelers Vs Bengals Positional Grades

It wasn’t pretty by any means, but a win is a win in the National Football League, and the Pittsburgh Steelers sit at 2-0 on the young season following Sunday’s sloppy win over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals, 24-16. Sure, officiating was mostly poor across the board in the rain-soaked game,…


Red Zone Defense Key To Steelers Hot Start

On the surface, opposing offenses may look like they’re moving the ball at will. The Steelers have allowed Washington and Cincinnati to go over 375 yards of total offense. But as Mark Twain said, stats can be deceiving, and like Twain also said, the Steelers red zone defense is really…


Steelers Film Room: Jesse James Vs Bengals

Somehow is feels like more, but Pittsburgh Steelers current starting tight end Jesse James caught three passes for 29 yards yesterday against the Bengals. The impact of his three catches certainly felt as though it were more significant, yet only one of them even came on second down. He was…


Xavier Grimble Continues To State His Case To Stick Around

I may not have been the first person on the ‘G-Train’—in fact, I don’t know that I am—but after yesterday’s game, I don’t think I will be the last, either. The ‘G-Train’ is the likely now growing consortium of people who are of the belief that tight end Xavier Grimble…


Film Room: Keith Butler Brings The Thunder

You have to tip your hat to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. Facing two tough-on-paper offenses to start the season, with an underwhelming pass rush, they’given up a pair of 16 point performances. That meets Keith Butler’s goal of holding teams under 17. Butler has to be credited with calling two…


Watch: Steelers Vs Bengals Quick Analysis

As we do every week, my quick thoughts and and analysis on what went right in the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. We talk about the fearlessness Ben Roethlisberger had, the Steelers’ situational football advantage, and why the secondary narrative has always been off base. Let me…


Steelers Vs. Bengals: Player Snap Counts – Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-16 Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field and now enter Week 3 of the 2016 regular season with a record of 2-0. The initial snap counts from the Week 2 game are now in and as usual, here is a recap of the notable…


2016 South Side Questions: When Will Bending Become Breaking?

The regular season is here, 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 the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


Sammie Coates Adds To Explosive Start

Although wide receiver Antonio Brown was not on the top of his game yesterday afternoon during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, second-year wide receiver Sammie Coates did manage to flash for the second straight game—or the third, actually, if you go back to the Steelers’ postseason…


Hospital Visits Come In Wake Of Browns’ Loss With Blown 20-Point Lead

The Cleveland Browns are certainly not having any of the luck thus far this season, whether it comes on the scoreboard or elsewhere. The struggling franchise lost its ostensible franchise quarterback, possibly for the season, in the opener last week when Robert Griffin III sustained a shoulder injury, and they…