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Steelers Mid-Season Rookie Report Card

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now halfway through their 2014 season, and they stand at 5-3—right where they were at the halfway point of the 2012 season, before it all crumbled with Ben Roethlisberger getting injured the following week. But Roethlisberger hasn’t missed a single snap since returning from that injury,…


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Ben Roethlisberger Destroying The Blitz This Season

One of the underrated aspects of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s historic performance against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday is simply how well the 11th-year veteran performed against the blitz, which according to Kevin Seifert for ESPN, the road team brought over 40 percent of the time. The problem for…


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Steelers Defense On Pace To Give Up 80 Explosive Plays In 2014

In the Sunday win over the Indianapolis Colts the Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up seven more explosive plays of 20 yards or more and that now brings their total allowed on the season to 40. To put that number into perspective, only the Jacksonville Jaguars (44) have allowed more explosive…


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Steelers Film Room: Gay Makes Luck Pay

The second quarter interception Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay that was returned for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts just goes to show that quarterback Andrew Luck is human. While it was a great play by Gay in reading Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, a quick look at…


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Focus Must Now Turn To A Very Meaningful Ravens Week

Just a few days ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers greatly bolstered their resume for AFC North contention by securing not only a quality victory over a tough opponent in the Indianapolis Colts, they also managed to stack wins for the first time this season. As a matter of fact, the Steelers…




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Mike Tomlin Thinks Antonio Brown Is The J.J. Watt Of Wide Receivers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown currently leads the NFL with 60 catches and is second with 852 receiving yards. As previously noted, if Brown somehow duplicates those numbers in the second half of the season, he’ll easily set new franchise records in several receiving statistical categories. Brown continues to…


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Steelers To Continue Using Different Combinations At Inside Linebacker

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier retuned to the field Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after missing the previous four games with a right knee injury. However, even though he returned to action, the Steelers first-round draft pick still played five less snaps than Vince Williams did in that game….


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Steelers Not Expected To Make Trade Before Tuesday Deadline

The NFL trading deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, but don’t expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to make any moves. “We’re open, but not necessarily active,” said head coach Mike Tomlin just prior to the Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts. “It’s prudent business to be open-minded about…


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Jason Worilds Quietly Imposing His Will On Passing Game

On Sunday evening, the Indianapolis Colts made outside linebacker Jason Worilds a virtual non-factor on their opening drive. And that was about it. The Colts went three-and-out on drive number two, after the Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher was able to pressure Andrew Luck into incompletions on second and third down….


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Steelers Return Units Not Holding Up Its End Of The Bargain

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ross Ventrone earned himself a spot on the practice squad during the preseason because of his excellent play on special teams. When Shamarko Thomas went down with an injury, the team called him up. Even though that move cost them rookie fifth-round offensive lineman Wesley Johnson, there’s…


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Sixth Receiver Could Be Odd Man Out When Jarvis Jones Returns

Pittsburgh Steelers first-year wide receiver Justin Brown was a near constant presence on the field for the team during the first six games of the season. While he served primarily as a blocker, he did catch 12 passes for 94 yards. He and veteran free agent Darrius Heyward-Bey played so…


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Steelers Triplets Showing They’re All Grown Up

The Pittsburgh Steelers have perhaps the most impressive assemblage of talent on the offensive side of the ball this season than they’ve had in over a decade. More specifically, the Steelers sent a quarterback, a running back, and a wide receiver to the Pro Bowl during the 2001 season, and…


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Roethlisberger Effectively Used Play Action In Win Over Colts

Thanks to the early success that the Pittsburgh Steelers running game had Sunday in their 51-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to effectively mix in some play action in route to his career record performance. For the game, Roethlisberger used play action on 12 passing…