NFL Playoffs

Examining The AFC Playoff Picture

Now that every team has played at least eight games this season, it is time to take an in-depth look at the AFC playoff picture heading into Week 10. We’ll look at which teams are unofficially locked in, which teams are on the bubble, and which teams are all-but mathematically…


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Todman Ready To Shoulder The Load, Pead Still Learning

In the scenario DeAngelo Williams misses Sunday’s tilt with the Cleveland Browns due to his foot injury, Mike Tomlin has complete confidence in Jordan Todman being the next man up. “Todman is ready,” Tomlin told reporters at his press conference Tuesday. “He’s been here, obviously an extended period of time.”…



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Tomlin Not Opposed To Letting Jones Run No-Huddle Offense Earlier In Games

Barring a miraculous recovery by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger between now and Sunday, backup Landry Jones will make his second career start against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Jones, who led the Steelers offense on a game-winning drive in Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders after Roethlisberger left…


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Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley Pairing Plays

We harp on the ability to pair plays to create a successful offense. Play to play, drive to drive, week to week, every good offensive coordinator has the ability to do so in all three phases. In Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders, we saw the week to week pairing…


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Tomlin Happy With Rookie Tight End’s First Outing Against Raiders

With Pittsburgh Steelers backup tight end Matt Spaeth out this past Sunday for the team’s game against the Oakland Raiders, rookie fifth-round draft pick Jesse James was allowed to dress for the first time this season. The Penn State product filled in admirably for Spaeth and on Tuesday, head coach…


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Lack Of Pass Rush Produces Worst Defensive Showing To Date For Steelers

For the first time all season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was held without a sack on Sunday against the Raiders, getting blanked by the young offense’s rebuilt offensive line. Entering the game, the Steelers were a top-five pass-rushing team in terms of total sacks accumulated, posting 22 sacks in their…


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Steelers Will Prepare For Both McCown And Manziel

During his talk with the media on Tuesday, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said that veteran quarterback Josh McCown will be the team’s starter on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers if he’s healthy enough to play. “Josh McCown started the season as our No. 1 quarterback,” Pettine said. “He’s been…


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Steelers C Cody Wallace Takes Over Team Lead In Penalties

With his two penalties on Sunday in the win over the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace has now overtaken injured tackle Kelvin Beachum for the most accepted on the team. Strangely enough, both of the flags on Wallace on Sunday were for false starts which is tough to…



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Snap Counts For Steelers’ Starting DEs May Not Be Sustainable

Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt played every single snap for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the team’s victory over the Raiders on Sunday. I will remind you that Heyward and Tuitt are defensive ends in a 3-4 system. That is simply something that doesn’t really happen; the line typically rotates fairly…


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Injuries Don’t Stop Steelers From Fielding Top-Caliber Rushing Attack

It certainly seems as though it’s been a while, but just past the halfway mark of the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers can accurately say that they boast a top-five rushing attack, ranking exactly fifth league-wide with an average of 133.4 yards on the ground per game. That statistic is…


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Rookie Anthony Chickillo Earning His Keep On Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the season elected to promote rookie draft pick Anthony Chickillo from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, first, possibly, because of an injured thumb for James Harrison, but also because his special teams capability made him more valuable than Caushaud Lyons, the seventh defensive…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Raiders

Written on 11/8/15 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I think I used that to open a recap once before. Dickens is going to come after me. On another beautiful Sunday at Heinz Field the Pittsburgh Steelers were involved in one of the most exciting, entertaining…


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Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert’s Pass Protection

With the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line dealing with a host of injuries this season, I fear we haven’t called enough attention to the fine play of Ramon Foster, David DeCastro, and especially Marcus Gilbert. The right tackle struggled last year after being signed to a lengthy extension, but the continued…