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Steelers Game Monday Night Against Texans Is Close To Being A Must-Win One

While the upcoming Monday night game against the Houston Texans isn’t technically a must-win game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s probably pretty close to being labeled that. According to PlayoffStatus.com, a Steelers loss Monday night to the Texans would leave the then-four loss team with only a 19% chance of making the playoffs. It’s important […]

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Kozora: Breaking Down Jordan Cameron’s 51 Yard Touchdown Video

By Alex Kozora In this video, we’ll discuss what happened on the 51 yard touchdown catch by Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’ll discuss the personnel and coverage assignments that contributed to one of several splash plays the Steelers allowed. Quick side note: Upon further review, […]

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Statistics Favor Steelers Over Texans More Than Reality Might

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been riding an irritating trend thus far this season, having alternated wins and losses through the first six games. Their last game ended in an embarrassing defeat, so if that pattern is to hold, they must win against the Houston Texans on Monday night. History supports that probability, according to Steelers […]

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Steelers Out Of The Zone Against Texans Rush Without Steve McLendon

The Pittsburgh Steelers were gashed on the ground by their opponents’ running games during the first two games of the season. Over the next three games, however, the numbers began to die down significantly. This resulted in triggering a false positive that the Steelers had ‘fixed’ their issues in the running game, which proved not […]

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Wesley Johnson Waiver Loss Unfortunate, But Negligible

While the Pittsburgh Steelers look to get some possible first-opportunity contributions from two of their rookie draft picks next week, one May selection is unlikely to do so again in a black and gold uniform. Former fifth-round offensive lineman Wesley Johnson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets in order to replace Brian […]

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Steelers Could Debut Two Rookie Draft Picks Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to get a boost out of two of their rookie draft picks on Monday, neither of whom have yet dressed for a game. Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday during his press conference that he was looking at 6’4” wide receiver Martavis Bryant as a possible option against the Houston […]

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Antonio Brown Says Mike Tomlin Told Team They’re Not Tough Enough

As you can probably imagine, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin probably wasn’t too pleased with what he saw out of his team Sunday in the 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns and he apparently let them know it Monday by attacking their pride. During his weekly radio show, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown told […]

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Mike Tomlin: Joe Thomas Executed Legal Chop Block On Cameron Heyward

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday, defensive end Cameron Heyward let it be known that he thought Browns tackle Joe Thomas illegally chop blocked him late in the fourth quarter. Heyward, who injured his ankle on the play, went as far as to call it a “dirty play.” On Tuesday, […]

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2014 NFL Week 6 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With six 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. While there are still 11 weeks left in the season, there are five teams on the AFC side that I wouldn’t bet against making the playoffs. At this […]

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Tomlin Talks About Big Plays Allowed Against Browns

The Cleveland Browns exploited the Pittsburgh Steelers defense a few times Sunday with backside passes to tight ends off of play action boots on their way to a 31-10 blowout. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk specifically about what happened on the first such play to Browns tight […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns II

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday to take on a resurgent Cleveland Browns team. After a dominating first quarter where they outgained the Browns 78 yards to -8, the Steelers got routed, losing 31-10 and looking like they didn’t even belong on the same field. In the second […]

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Steelers Film Room: Ben Roethlisberger Incompletions Against Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only completed 21 of the 42 passes that he attempted Sunday in the 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns and when you look at that stat line it would lead you to believe that he had a bad game. Even Roethlisberger said after the game that he needed to play […]

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Lance Moore Gets His Chance After Steelers Abandon The Run

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore started against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. And then he came off the field, after one snap, remaining on the sidelines for most of the rest of the first half. But it was Justin Brown standing on the sidelines during the second half, as most of Moore’s 36 snaps […]

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Steelers Draft Hindsight Exercise: Would You Still Take Dri Archer In Round Three?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Dri Archer in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, I made it clear that I wasn’t a big fan of the selection. Now, six games into his rookie season, Archer has played all of 28 snaps in the four games that he’s dressed for and has […]

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Steelers Show A 4-5-2 Goal Line Package Against Cleveland

It seemed odd to me when reviewing the snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cleveland Browns that three of the four starting members of the secondary all played every snap but two. I realized that something must have occurred during the game that I missed to cause this quirk, and indeed it […]

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Dri Archer’s Play Not Special Enough To Demand A Helmet

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly seem intent on finding more ways to get rookie running back Dri Archer involved and contributing to the team’s success. On Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Archer carried the ball three times, received one pass, returned three kickoffs, and fielded one punt. On offense, he produced a total of 24 yards. […]

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Roethlisberger, Wheaton No Longer Reading The Same Page

Although he didn’t outright drop any of his targets on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, second-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton was clearly struggling to get on the same page with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. And that’s a problem, because the fast-growing rapport between the two was a big reason why the Steelers found any […]

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Steelers Film Room: Browns Burn Defense Deep With Tight Ends

Two of the eight completions that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer had Sunday in the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers came on similar plays and both went to tight ends working across the field away from a play action rollout. While it’s hard to assign blame on both of those plays without knowing for sure […]

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Steelers vs Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns. – What led Ben Roethlisberger to miss so often yesterday? Chicken or the egg argument. Was it Roethlisberger missing his spots or receivers that couldn’t separate? Never see #7 miss that bad and pardon the cliché, never get into […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Player Snap Counts Week 6

Below are the player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon loss to the Cleveland Browns, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. Offensively for the Steelers, the only thing that sticks out this week is that wide receiver Lance Moore actually played more […]

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Meaningless Statistics Even More Meaningless In A Loss

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown recorded seven receptions for 118 yards against the Cleveland Browns yesterday. It was his third 100-yard receiving game of the season in six games, and he’s just three yards behind Jordy Nelson for the most receiving yards in the league with 629, averaging more than 100 yards per game. […]

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Steelers Ramon Foster, Lawrence Timmons Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Browns

Pro Football Focus has now released their initial player grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 31-10 Sunday loss to the Cleveland Browns and overall there really aren’t very many surprises. Offensively, guard Ramon Foster (2.9) received the highest grade from PFF for his play Sunday against the Browns and they don’t have down as […]

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Steelers Offense Hitting Potholes On The Road

The bad news is that, overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense on the road has been little short of terrible this season. On the plus side, however, they’ve already gotten half of their away games out of the way, and have come through that with a winning record, going 2-2 on the road. That does nothing […]

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Steelers Can’t Stack Wins, Can’t Afford To Stack Losses

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to lose two games in a row this season. But they haven’t won two games in a row either. The trend thus far has been an emulation of a roller coaster, with the Steelers trading wins and losses on a weekly basis. It’s had both the team and the fans […]

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Steelers Knocking On AFC North Basement Door

And just like that, the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in the basement. Many, no doubt, would argue that that’s just where they belong. And I’m not sure I could give a compelling enough argument to the contrary. The basement of which I speak is, of course, at the bottom of the AFC North division, of […]

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Numbers Crunch: Browns vs Steelers Hidden Statistics

By Alex Kozora Some of the ugly statistics born out of the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 defeat to the Cleveland Browns. I’ll try and fight through the tears as I type them. If you don’t want to feel worse about this loss, stop here. This one isn’t going to be pretty. – Cleveland’s 31 points are […]

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