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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 the board. Of course, there’s […]

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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 for the past 18 quarters. […]

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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 validity of his past accolades […]

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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 the Sunday’s game, the Colts […]

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Steelers Special Teams Coach Still Has Confidence In Rookie Dri Archer

One of the reasons why the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Dri Archer in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft is because they thought he would be able to help in the kickoff return game. However, seven games into the 2014 season, that hasn’t happened. During his talk with the media Thursday, special teams […]

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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 amazing is that stat? The […]

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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 yards past the line of […]

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Kozora Video: Steelers Winning In Red Zone: Le’Veon Bell’s Two Yard Touchdown

By Alex Kozora In this week’s video breakdown, we take a look at the two yard reception by running back Le’Veon Bell late in the first half to propel the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. We’ll discuss how the Steelers identified and exploited issues within the Texans’ defense in the […]

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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 ILB Mike Mohamed, occupying the […]

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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 receiver among the five active […]

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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 and one, to first a […]

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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 him and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The […]

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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 mind that the expected number […]

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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 slash kick returner injured his […]

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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 is the benefactor of the […]

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Colts Open As 1.5-Point Road Favorites Against Steelers

Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans Monday night, oddsmakers have installed the Indianapolis Colts as 1.5 point favorites over them in the game scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday. The Colts have won five straight games since opening the season with back to back losses to the Denver Broncos and the […]

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Throwback Week: Steelers To Wear 1934 Uniforms Sunday Against Colts

Are you ready for the throwbacks? The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms Sunday at Heinz Field when they host the Indianapolis Colts. The black and gold striped jerseys were brought back originally during the 2012 season to celebrate the Steelers 80th season in the NFL. They were worn that season in the Steelers […]

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No Urgency For Cortez Allen To Resume Starting Job

Even though Cortez Allen was on the field for the first snap of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Houston Texans, it was Brice McCain who was in actuality the ‘starter’ on Monday night. It had been talked about throughout the week, but the 5’9” free agent signing played every snap against the […]

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Steelers Have Options To Spell Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier injured his knee in the team’s third game, and he’s missed the four and a half games since then. This time has given the team a chance to get a look at Sean Spence, their 2012 third-round draft pick who tore up his knee and never made […]

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Mike Mitchell’s Time In Pittsburgh Just Beginning

The Pittsburgh Steelers began addressing their impending safety concerns during this offseason when they replaced the aging veteran Ryan Clark with one of the bigger free agent signings in their recent history, free safety Mike Mitchell. Mitchell was immediately injected into the starting lineup opposite Troy Polamalu, who himself may be in his last season […]

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Lawrence Timmons Finally Makes An Impact On The Season

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been nothing short of a tackling machine for the past five weeks, after overcoming a slow start plagued by missed tackles that helped expose the defense around him. Monday night was no different as he matched his Week Two total of 12 tackles, including a season-high 11 solo […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 7 vs. Texans

By Michael K. Reynolds With a season on the brink, the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful lacking faith and a storm of boos descending upon the home team, Coach Mike Tomlin’s squad pulled a giant sized rabbit out of their hat with a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. Is this just another terrible tease in a […]

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2014 NFL Week 7 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With seven weeks of 2014 season now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. As you can see, the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers are now the top two teams when it comes to the differential stat thanks to the Cincinnati […]

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NFL VP Of Officiating Claims No Touchdown Call For Antonio Brown Was Correct

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino has now chimed in on the overturned touchdown play by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown that took place in the fourth quarter of the Monday night game against the Houston Texans and despite all of the still shots floating around on social media that appwear to show two feet down […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Steelers Versus Texans: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the Coaches Tape comes out for the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. – The first half will allow a good opportunity to watch Ben Roethlisberger handle a muddy pocket. Not just with his mobility within the pocket or ability to escape out of it […]

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