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Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Matt Spaeth

Over the course of the past few games, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth has been given more playing time recently as the offense has exploited the success that they have found running one of their staple running plays, the power counter with right guard David DeCastro pulling to the…


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Audio: Thursday Interview With David Todd On ESPN 970 Radio

Thursday afternoon I joined David Todd for an interview on his show that can be heard on ESPN 970 Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as the head into their Sunday game at the Georgia Dome against the Atlanta Falcons. In addition to talking Steelers football, we…


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2014 NFL Week 14 TOX Stats

Week 15 of the NFL season gets underway Thursday night and here are you updated TOX stats from Week 14. In Week 14 the teams with a plus two or better TOX number went 8-1. The only team to buck the stat was the New England Patriots. As far as…


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Roethlisberger Looking To Pick Up Where He Left Off At In The Georgia Dome

By Tim Rice This Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should be primed and ready to finish where he last left off in the Georgia Dome several years ago.  While Steelers fans and analyst have indicted this Mike Tomlin lead team for not being the old Steelers team of yesteryear,…


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Steelers vs Bengals I Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Special teamer Terence Garvin got the half off to a good start by making the tackle on the opening kickoff at the 15-yard line. The Steelers were able to collapse…


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Steelers vs Bengals I First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers opened the game with running personnel, with three tight ends including Will Johnson, but then split out four wide, taking advantage of an easy matchup for Antonio Brown…



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Falcons Secondary Has Just As Much To Worry About As Steelers

While the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary may well have a tough time contending with the passing offense of the Atlanta Falcons with quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White, it’s also true that the Falcons will have the same issues with the Steelers’ passing offense. The Falcons…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be one of the NFL’s most difficult teams to figure out. Coming off an embarrassing home loss to New Orleans they traveled to Cincinnati to take on the division-leading Bengals and blew them out of Paul Brown Stadium 42-21. Following a formula that proved effective…


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Steelers Deep Pass Defense To Be Tested Again By Falcons

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense hasn’t done a very good job this season at defending against deep passes and this Sunday at the Georgia Dome, they’ll more than likely have their hands full again in that area with the Atlanta Falcons. So far this season, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is 28-of-45…


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Martavis Bryant’s Impact Recalls Mike Wallace’s Rookie Season

It may have taken a while for him to get on the field, spending the first six games of his professional career on the inactive list, but rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant has most certainly had an impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. In seven career games, Bryant rests comfortably…



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Steelers Film Room: Red Rifle Read-Option

In the Sunday win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed quarterback Andy Dalton to dash 20 yards on a read-option play for a touchdown in the second quarter. That play brought back bad memories of the long touchdown run last season by Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor…


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Terence Garvin Earning Keep On Special Teams

Despite the fact that second-year former undrafted free agent linebacker Terence Garvin has found it close to impossible to see the field on defense, with four inside linebackers ahead of him on the depth chart, he has still been able to keep himself busy doing what got him on the…


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Steelers Get A Glimpse Of The Future Of The D-Line

In the last game, the Pittsburgh Steelers not only got back nose tackle Steve McLendon, but gave rookie second-round defensive end Stephon Tuitt his first career start, in which he logged a team-high in defensive snaps among defensive linemen. The hope here is that, on Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati…