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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant took Justin Brown’s helmet on game day this past Monday when the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Houston Texans in a critical game at Heinz Field, and he did on his first reception what the latter could not throughout the first six games: put points on…


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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Sean Spence

Even with rookie starting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier ostensibly appearing to return from an MCL sprain after missing the past four games, it would be surprising if the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t give a lot of snaps on Sunday to Sean Spence, the man who has filled the mack linebacker position…


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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been playing about as well as could be expected following his knee injury that he suffered in last year’s season opener. As a matter of fact, he may be playing the best football of his career this season. For those who have questioned the…


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Much Like Their Offense, The Colts Defense Is Also Playing Well

While most of the focus is on the Indianapolis Colts offense heading into the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, their defense deserves a lot of credit as well for the team’s 5-2 start, as they have more than done their part so far this season. For starters, heading into…



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Steelers Have To Play Keep-away Sunday In Order To Beat Colts

If the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to beat the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Heinz Field, they’re going to have to limit the amount possessions that the opposing offense has during the game. Heading into Sunday’s game, the Colts have possessed the ball an average of 36:56 minutes a game. How…


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Steelers Play Direction Report Through Week 7

I received an email from a reader today asking if I would post the Pittsburgh Steelers directional stats for both the offense and defense through the first seven games and you can now see them below. In case you are curious, the NFL considers a ball thrown more than 15…



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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Texans Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the three sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 30-23 Monday night victory over the Houston Texans. 3rd and 12, 2:29 1st. Shotgun, 11. Steelers block five with Heath Miller blocking and releasing into the right flat. Texans rush four. However, Houston fakes sending…


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Steelers Varied WR Personnel Against Texans

In the last game against the Houston Texans, the Pittsburgh Steelers were surprisingly versatile with their wide receiver groupings, interchanging pieces frequently, with Antonio Brown being the only consistent fixture for obvious reasons. For his part, Brown played 62 of the team’s 67 offensive snaps, but he was the only…


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Steelers vs Texans Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. After a startling swing of momentum to end the first half, the second began promisingly when the defense stopped the Texans on second and one, and then third…


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Steelers vs Texans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. Rookie Martavis Bryant got his first snap of his career on the second play of the game. The Steelers took off Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore to play…


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2014 NFL Week 7 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 7 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams go a combined TOX stat went 9-2 (81.8%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 65-10 (86.7%). Keep in…


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Dri Archer Needs More Snaps In Order To Produce

So far, through seven games into his rookie season, it seems that those who doubted the value of the selection of Dri Archer in the third round of the draft back in May have more ammunition than those who were for the selection. The rookie running back slash wide receiver…


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Former NFL Linebacker Thinks Steelers WR Antonio Brown Is Merely A Product Of The System

On a recent edition of “America’s Pregame” on FOX Sports Live, former NFL linebacker turned analyst Kirk Morrison said he believes Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown shouldn’t be considered underrated as he merely is a product of the system that he’s in and the quarterback that he plays with. “Antonio Brown…