Film Room: Red Zone Interception Ben’s Fault, Not Haley’s

All’s well that ends well, I suppose, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ red zone offense was less efficient than the layout of the Fort Pitt Bridge. It can be traced back to a lot of issues, poor playcalls and a lack of execution. Ben Roethlisberger was responsible for one of those…


Steelers’ Late Situational Failures On Defense Led To Close Finish

The Kansas City Chiefs may have gone just two-for-nine on third down during last night’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that 22-percent conversion rate doesn’t tell the full story, and not just because they also managed to convert on both of their attempts on fourth down, which essentially negates…


Steelers ‘Hold’ Tight On Two-Point Defense Thanks to Harrison, Davis

With the exception of last week’s relatively smooth-sailing Wildcard victory over the Dolphins, during which the most contentious discussing in the week that followed was why the Pittsburgh Steelers had left quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in a game in which there were fewer than six minutes to play with an 18-point…


Film Room: Sean Davis Secures Win With Two-Point Breakup

The game was tied. Then it wasn’t. An Eric Fisher hold, something Travis Kelce was very, very salty about, negated the Kansas City Chiefs’ initial two-point conversion, one that would’ve tied the game at 18. It moved the Chiefs back to their 12 with another crack at it. And Keith Butler’s…



Watch: Steelers Vs Chiefs Initial Analysis

As always, our breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. We talk about some of the red zone issues but also spend a lot of time giving praise to the offensive line, who has become one of the best units in the league. We also…


Tomlin Praises Defense’s Resolve After Giving Up Opening Touchdown

Mike Tomlin said he thought it was the first opening drive touchdown given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense all year long. Survey says…he’s right. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Even though they got hit early, the Steelers never wilted. They tightened the screws and…


Steelers Vs Chiefs Positional Grades

It wasn’t very pretty, but the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to hang on late for a big 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium, securing another trip to the AFC Championship Game to take on the New England Patriots in Foxborough. A few clutch throws from Ben…


Steelers’ Red-Zone Woes Can’t Travel With Them To Foxboro

If there is one thing that we should be taking away from last night’s game, it should be, quite simply, that the Pittsburgh Steelers secured the victory, and in doing so paved the way to another AFC Championship game appearance. It ultimately doesn’t matter how you win, as long as…



Steelers Vs. Chiefs: Player Snap Counts – Divisional Round Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in a Divisional Round playoff game Sunday and when you look at the snap counts from that contest a few notable things stick out. For starters, tackle Chris Hubbard only played 3 snaps on offense against the Chiefs this week as an…




Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Chiefs

The Steelers punched their ticket to the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots by beating the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium 18-16 in another close one. Here are my gut reactions: Le’Veon Bell and the offensive line continued to dominate as I predicted per my “In The…