AFC Conference Finals Steelers Vs Patriots – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing in their biggest game today that they have played in the past six years. The New England Patriots are not. For a large cross-section of their roster, this is decidedly been-there, done-that territory. Many of them were here just last year, and many of those…


O-Line Can Pave The Way Toward Super Bowl LI For Steelers

I am well aware that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line has been discussed quite a bit over the course of the past week on this site. Just on my own, I have done film studies of about of the Steelers’ tackles from the last game in addition to bringing news…


Steelers Must Be Wary Of New England’s Scrappy CB Tandem

Over the course of the past decade, the New England Patriots have tried to hit with high draft picks at the cornerback position, and that plan has not really worked out. They did hit in free agency with Darrelle Revis for one season, which helped get them back over the…



Steelers Versus Patriots: Championship Round Week Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New England Patriots Sunday night in the AFC Championship game and based on the team’s Friday injury report, it looks like several players who have missed recent games are likely to return this weekend. The Steelers Friday injury report included three players listed as…




Steelers Spin: AFC Championship Rants And Ramblings

This is what you wanted Steelers Nation? What you dreamed of? What you…even demanded? You really want a piece of this…New England royalty? The Pittsburgh Steelers are in Foxboro this weekend for the improbable task of defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Not too long ago,…


2017 East-West Shrine Game Discussion Thread

The 2017 East-West Shrine Game will be getting underway at the top of hour and if you feel up to discussing it, you can do so in the comments below. If you want to watch the game online, there’s a chance your cable provider will allow it and below is…


Hines Ward To Serve As Honorary Captain Sunday

Little bit of fun news to round off the edges before tomorrow’s hold-onto-your-butt game. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced yesterday Hines Ward will serve as a captain for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ prior to kickoff against the New England Patriots. Ward was one of the catalysts and sources of motivation on every…


2017 NFL Draft: 95 Players Granted Special Eligibility

On Friday, the NFL announced the names of 95 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2017 NFL Draft and 8 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 27-29 draft in Philadelphia. The following 8…



Cobi Hamilton: ‘We’re All Number Two’ Receivers

As I wrote about yesterday, one of the storylines that we might find ourselves in during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Patriots is who the Steelers are going to get to step up for them outside of their primarily playmakers, namely wide receiver Antonio Brown…


Young Defensive Nucleus Built On Past Three Drafts

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense takes the field, they will be doing so with a unit that looks dramatically different from the one that they fielded the last time they found themselves in the AFC Championship Game, six seasons ago. After all, only three players on the Steelers’ roster on…


Steelers Vs Patriots X Factor: Red Zone Defense

So close. So far away. When you’re down to the Final Four, the differences aren’t stark. They all have talent. They all have strong coaching. They’ve all dealt with problems. There are no Cleveland Browns at this stage, clearly. The difference between winner and loser is usually going to come…