Defense Splashes Past Dolphins In Authoritative Rematch Win

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Miami Dolphins, the defense came away looking pretty bad, and they knew that as well as anybody. They came into this game wanting to avenge their previous loss and respond to that ugly performance, which included a 200-plus-yard rushing day from running…


Stephon Tuitt’s Return Solidifies Steelers’ Defense

He may not have blown up the stat sheet, but make no mistake, the healthy return of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt was an important ingredient in the team’s defensive success in shutting down the Miami Dolphins—while the game was still competitive, of course, before they added some cosmetic…


Film Room: Butler Storms The Dolphins’ Backfield In Win

Keith Butler has had a lot in his bag of tricks during his time in Pittsburgh. His Storm Fire Zone, though, might be his most popular, and effective blitz concept. It produced another splash play against the Miami Dolphins yesterday afternoon. The Dolphins come out in a 2×2 set early in…


Killer Bs Sting Dolphins Defense In Postseason Debut

Yesterday morning, I asked the question about whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Killer Bs—their offensive triplets consisting of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown, and running back Le’Veon Bell—would dominate the way that they ought to in their debut postseason game, given that they had never gotten the…


Steelers Vs. Dolphins: Player Snap Counts – Wild Card Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins 30-12 at home Sunday to advance to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs and when it comes to the individual player snap counts in that game, there weren’t many things that stood out. Offensively for the Steelers, tackle Chris Hubbard was used…



Watch: Steelers Vs Dolphins Initial Analysis

As always, our initial review of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ big 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins yesterday afternoon. I talk about the Steelers’ offensive explosion and the defensive shutdown of Miami’s run game. I also get into Mike Tomlin’s decision to leave Ben Roethlisberger in and the inconsistency of it…


Ryan Shazier Joins Rare Company With Sunday’s Interception

I’m really excited to break the play down but we’re not going to focus on the X’s and O’s of Ryan Shazier’s interception Sunday afternoon. Because, if you didn’t notice, it was another interception. That gives him four on the season, regular season and playoff, and one in three straight games. So…


Steelers’ 5 Sacks Vs Dolphins Ties Franchise Postseason Record

The Pittsburgh Steelers had an awfully hard time getting the quarterback on the ground in the early portions of the season. Over the course of the first three games, in fact, they recorded just one sack, and that was on a scramble that was officially a loss of zero yards….



2017 South Side Questions: Was Tomlin Wrong To Leave Big Ben In Late?

The regular season is now over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…



Steelers Defense Grounds Ajayi Lightning Strike Attempts In Rematch

After allowing Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi to run for 204 yards back in Week 6, the Pittsburgh Steelers were bound and determined to not let that happen again during the AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field. “He [Ajayi] ran for 200 yards twice against the Buffalo Bills…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Dolphins

The Steelers played the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card Round looking to avenge a week 6 loss. The offense came out on fire and the Steelers had a well-rounded performance resulting in a 30-12 victory. With a dominant 18-point victory the Steelers looked like one of the best…