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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 8 – Raiders

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders along with some observations Being as nose tackles Steve McLendon and Al Woods combined to play 45 snaps, you can clearly see that the Steelers defense were in their base well over 70% of…


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Steelers Versus Raiders – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Even down 21-3, the Steelers did not abandon their flexibility as far as packages go, utilizing multiple backs and tight ends. That is until Ben Roethlisberger was sacked on second down, making them go four-wide on third and 17. Which Emmanuel Sanders converts. It figures that the…


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Steelers Versus Raiders – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Just about everybody ends up looking bad on the opening play touchdown for Terrelle Pryor. The three worst offenders, however, were Ryan Clark, Lawrence Timmons, and Troy Polamalu. LaMarr Woodley, I suspect, was carrying out his assignment. The defense as a whole should have been better prepared…


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Steelers Versus Raiders Winners And Losers – Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Lawrence Timmons – Timmons had eight total tackles and six of them were within three yards…


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Steelers AFC North Hopes Have Vanished Into The Black Hole

Any hopes that the Pittsburgh Steelers had of winning the AFC North vanished into the Black Hole Sunday in their 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders. The Steelers loss dropped them to 2-5 on the season and thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals blowing out the New York Jets, Pittsburgh now…


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A Few Animated GIFs From The Steelers Loss To The Raiders

Below are a few animated gifs of a few key plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Week 8 loss to the Oakland Raiders. On the first play from scrimmage, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor goes 93 yards on a read-option. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley doesn’t protect the backside and safety Ryan Clark…


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Steelers P Zoltan Mesko Likely Done In Pittsburgh

Tuesday during his press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about the performance of punter Zoltan Mesko through the first six games of the season and he made it clear that he needed to improve. “It’s been a mixed bag until this point,” said Tomlin….





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David Paulson Back In A More Comfortable Role

By Matthew Marczi The season-ending injury to tight end David Johnson has once against thrust second-year tight end David Paulson into action after his playing time had been truncated with the return of Heath Miller. He had his early season struggles as a blocker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and helped…