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Fitzgerald Toussaint: Steelers’ New Backup RB?

When you get down to talking about the 45th and 46th players to get a helmet for a game, there usually isn’t a great deal of intrigue involved in the discussion, but it was a bit curious to see second-year former undrafted free agent running back Fitzgerald Toussaint get a…


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Will Allen Highlights Secondary’s Increased Role As Blitzers

Secondary blitzes were once a pretty notable part of Dick LeBeau’s defense with the Pittsburgh Steelers, particularly at its peak around the time of the team’s most recent Super Bowl appearance. All of the other pieces were in place to make the blitz of a defensive back most effective, and…


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Steelers Roethlisberger Heating Up Long Ball In Time For Stretch Run

If chicks really do dig the long ball, they must love Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. For starters, Roethlisberger has completed 36 deep passes so far this season and while that currently ranks him sixth in the league in that stat, its important to remember that he missed four games…


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Steelers Kept Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck Off Balance With Three-Man Rush

Did you notice how many times the Pittsburgh Steelers dropped 8 men into coverage on defense during Sunday night’s win over the Indianapolis Colts? Even though they did the same thing several times late in the game against the Cleveland Browns back in Week 10, Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck didn’t…


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Week 13 Missed Tackles Breakdown

It was a definite improvement in the tackling department by the Pittsburgh Steelers defense after a pitiful effort against Seattle last week, with only three first half whiffs versus the Indianapolis Colts. The Pittsburgh defense did finish with 12 in the game, and while most came after the game was…


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Coverage And Pass Rush Married Perfectly Sunday Night

The two ingredients to winning in the ultimate statistic – points allowed – are sacks and turnovers. Mission accomplished for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense Sunday night. We’ve already heard from Ben Roethlisberger, heaping on credit to the Steelers’ defense for stepping up. A defense that harassed Matt Hasselbeck, sacking him…


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A Day In The Life Of Antonio Brown

It’s easy to feel jaded about the state of the NFL. The discussion over a watered down product, poor officiating, teams leaving their city. But Antonio Brown makes it all fun again. It’s like being a kid watching him play. Mainly because Brown acts like a child on the field….


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Roethlisberger Gives Credit To Defense For 1st Quarter Bailout

It’s not too often a quarterback who threw for over 350 yards and four touchdowns would be the first to give his defense a round of applause for a job well done. Ben Roethlisberger knows it is well deserved praise. He made sure to note how important it was for…



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Steelers Film Room: Brandon Boykin’s INT Against Colts

The mantra for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has been pretty simple: average from a talent/personnel standpoint but they work hard and are generally opportunistic. We saw that again early on Sunday night on Brandon Boykin’s first quarter interception. It was scheme and talent being married together to create a splash…


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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Colts

Your stats of the weird after a joyous win. Celebrate good times, come on! – You know I always start with the score. This is only the second 45-10 game the Pittsburgh Steelers have ever been involved in. The other was a loss against the Los Angeles Rams in 1968,…


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Steelers Vs. Colts: Player Snap Counts – Week 13

The initial snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night win over the Indianapolis Colts are now in and overall there really aren’t many big surprises to come out of the game when it comes to playing time. Offensively, rookie tight end Jesse James played a career-high 67 snaps against the…


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James Harrison Records Franchise-Record 18th Multi-Sack Game

Don’t look now, but James Harrison is back. Or at least he looked like he was back at the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 45-10 thrashing of the Indianapolis Colts as he recorded three sacks to bring his season total up to five, which ties Cameron Heyward for the team…


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Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison Earn Top PFF Grades In Win Over Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a resounding home win Sunday night over the Indianapolis Colts as their offense really caught fire midway through the game. Pro Football Focus has now submitted their initial grades from the game and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7.5) grading out as the team’s top offensive player probably…


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DeAngelo Williams Winds Clock Further Back Against Colts

Over the course of the previous two games, Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back DeAngelo Williams had carried the ball of total of just 25 times for only 83 yards, an average of only 3.3 yards per attempt. The Steelers had been drifting away from the running game, for a variety…