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Steelers vs Ravens First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Fullback Will Johnson played one snap—the first snap—for the entire game. He has three snaps for the season now. The going was tough for Le’Veon Bell early in the game. Most of his early […]

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Undefeated Panthers Open As Three Point Home Favorites Over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will next play the Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday night and they’ve already been installed has three point underdogs to start the week. The Panthers have started the 2014 season 2-0 and they have averaged 22 points in their wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions. In their Sunday […]

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Bengals Sit Alone Atop AFC North After Two Weeks

Thanks to a convincing home win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons, the Cincinnati Bengals now sit atop the AFC North after two weeks of action with a 2-0 record. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-10 despite losing wide receiver A.J. Green early in the game to toe injury and kicker Mike Nugent missing three field […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd It was an unusual week leading into Thursday’s nationally televised Steelers-Ravens game. The build-up had nothing to do with what has been one of the NFL’s best rivalries and everything to do with Ray Rice, a video released by TMZ, the Ravens ultimate decision to release Rice and what impact that would […]

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Steelers Film Room: Break Down Of Roethlisberger’s Incompletions Against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a rough game Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens as he was 17-of-31 passing after starting the 5-of-6 on the opening possession. While he did have 14 incompletions in the game, not all of them were on him. Below is a break down of all of the incomplete throws. […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Another All-22 primer before we get to dive into the Coaches’ Tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens. – How bad was Ben Roethlisberger Thursday night? An ugly night on offense usually starts with the quarterback. Take away a final drive and Big Ben finished with only […]

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NFL Week 2 Picks & Predictions – Dave Bryan & David Todd – 2014

Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I pick all of the NFL games against the spread and we will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. Here is a link to the Friday episode. We use the spreads that we see […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says He May Be Underappreciated Outside Of Pittsburgh

In an interview with former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher on the NFL Network prior to the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed that he might underappreciated on the national level. “Yeah, maybe,” Roethlisberger told Cowher. “But I think the Pittsburghers appreciate me. I think that it’s going to […]

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Steelers Offense Has Been Going To 11 A Lot So Far In 2014

Despite having three tight ends and one fullback on the roster, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley can’t be accused of using too many two tight end sets or sets that include a fullback being lined up in the backfield so far through the first two games of the 2014 season. Haley has gone heavy […]

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Steelers Handicapping Themselves With Highly Penalized Play

For all of the complaining and handwringing the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fan base might be going through this weekend as a result of some of the seemingly unjustified flags thrown their way, the message is simple: adapt or die. It doesn’t matter if you’re “old school”, whether you’re a player or a fan. The […]

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Steelers Not The First Road Warriors To Succumb To Thursday Night Football

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly looked poor on Thursday night against the division rival Baltimore Ravens, dropping the second game of the season in Maryland by a score of 26-6 on the back of three turnovers. But it’s not particularly surprising that a road team lost on Thursday night. In fact, it’s an inordinately frequent occurrence. […]

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Lack Of Sacks, Turnovers Already A Big Concern For Steelers 2014 Defense

Through their first two games of the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has only managed to register two sacks while failing to register a turnover. When you add that to their inability to stop the run, it’s wound up being a recipe for them allowing 53 points in their first two games. The lack […]

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Some Housekeeping On Film Review Sessions

Over the course of the last year, I have been following a consistent pattern of breaking down game film by isolating a number of individual plays and using gifs to showcase what happens on the play, followed by my analysis. For the future, I will be relying less on utilizing gifs to illustrate my point […]

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Steelers Defense Allowed 223 Self-Inflicted Yards To Ravens In Loss

Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, the stat sheet says the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed 323 net yards of total offense. When you factor in the defensive penalties, however, the Ravens moved the football a total of 376 yards in the game. After the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked about how the loss […]

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Friday Night Five Questions Post Steelers Loss To Ravens

I hope that all of you will be able to watch the premier of ‘Joe Greene: A Football Life’ tonight on the NFL Network as I’ve heard it’s a well put together piece. Prior to that airing, I hope you all have some time to answer the five questions that I have for you below following […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens: Winners And Losers From Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers did not look good at all in their Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens and after three passes back through the game rewind, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed. Winners: […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Two vs. Ravens

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers were outcoached and outplayed and completely embarrassed against the Baltimore Ravens, their most hated rivals in a critical game. Sorry folks, but not much joy in your rapid fire conclusions: It’s Not Gap Integrity…The Defense is Soft One of the biggest mysteries of the Raven’s offensive strategy is […]

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Steelers Antonio Brown, Steve Mclendon Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Ravens

Pro Football Focus has released their initial set of player grades following the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens and as you would expect, there are quite a few red boxes this week. Despite taking a big shot early in the game and needing to be checked out for a concussion, wide […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens: Player Snap Counts Week 2

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. As far as the offense goes, there are no big surprises as Darrius Heyward-Bey saw extra playing time while Antonio Brown was in the […]

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Lack Of Pressure Putting Pressure On Steelers Defense

For the second straight game, in back-to-back efforts to begin what was supposed to be a new start from this new look Pittsburgh Steelers defense, the team gave up more than 25 points to an opponent. They also failed to record a turnover for the second straight game, while the offense have given up four […]

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Antonio Brown Keeps Streak Alive Through Adversity

In the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season opener against the Cleveland Browns, fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown already had six receptions for 116 yards and a 35-yard touchdown by the time the first half came to a close. Even though he went on to be shut out in the second half of that game, his production through […]

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Justin Brown Lets Golden Opportunity Slip Out Of His Hands

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran wide receiver Lance Moore to a two-year contract after failing to re-sign Jerricho Cotchery, who emerged as a key weapon last year for Ben Roethlisberger after inheriting the slot receiver position. The Steelers had to do without Moore during this first week of games, however, due to a groin injury […]

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Steelers Offensive Identity Not So Apparent After Last Six Quarters

At one point in the first half of the season opener, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense led three consecutive touchdown drives, bookmarked by two field goal drives. Since the first half against the Cleveland Browns, that same offense, with the same personnel, has only managed a field goal per 30 minutes. That’s not going to cut […]

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Steelers Offseason Free Agent Acquisitions Not Off To A Good Start

The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed several areas of need via free agency during the offseason, but with two games of the 2014 season now in the books, they’ve yet to get much return on their investments. Safety Mike Mitchell was the Steelers highest priority target during free agency as the team signed him to a five-year, […]

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Steelers Animated Gifs: Big Hits Highlight Loss To Ravens

In the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night there were several big hits that people will be talking about for the next several days. Below are animated gifs of each hit along with still shots of the moment of impact. The first big hit came in the first quarter when Steelers […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with a long drive that ended with a Justin Brown fumble. The Baltimore Ravens proceed to embark on an 85-yard touchdown drive that remains the difference, as the Steelers trail 10-3 heading into the second half. The Ravens received the ball to begin the second half after deferring to start the game. Shaun […]

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