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Steelers Film Room: Shazier Goes Shazam Against 49ers

If you weren’t talking about Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier at your workplace Monday morning, you probably missed Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Shazier, the Steelers former first-round draft out of Ohio State, had the best game of his young career against the 49ers and it included him…


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Steelers Film Room: Sprint 138 Sell It Z Poker

The Week 2 Coaches Tape has been released and we’ll cover players and plays throughout the week. Quickly combing through the game, there was one play that stuck out and reminded me of a play from Todd Haley’s 2006 Dallas Cowboys playbook. We covered his playbook right before the season…


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Darrius Heyward-Bey Earning Keep With Explosive Plays

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense has had to make do without wide receiver Martavis Bryant for the first two games of the season thus far, with two more to go before he returns. Veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey has been taking his reps, logging 89 of a possible 130 offensive snaps, or just…


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Will Johnson Losing Snaps At Fullback To Roosevelt Nix Raises Questions

The Pittsburgh Steelers have played two games this season, totaling 130 offensive snaps. Fourth-year fullback/tight end Will Johnson has been on the field for 15 of them, including only five snaps on Sunday against the 49ers, of which four came on the last possession of the game, consisting of three…


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Ross Cockrell Shows Promise In Steelers Debut

While the Pittsburgh Steelers retained their two starting cornerbacks from the season opener, their nickel corner, Cortez Allen, sat out with a knee injury. It was expected that Brandon Boykin, acquired via trade during training camp, would serve as the nickel back in this game, but a groin injury sidetracked…


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Undermanned Offense Still Hitting 30 Points Per Game Goal

Though there had been talk for years of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and its high potential to be not only prolific, but proficient at scoring. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had driven a yards-gaining offense for some time now, but it seems only last year that they have begun to stake a…


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Steelers Receive Temporary Roster Exemption For RB Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has now finished serving his two-game suspension and he figures to be added back to the active roster in the next 48 hours. The Steelers currently have a roster exemption for Bell and that will expire at 4 pm ET on Wednesday. By then,…


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Steelers Defense Rises To Critical Challenge

After watching the Pittsburgh defense struggle to control any aspect of their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots’ potent offense, and seeing how easily the San Francisco 49ers bullied a Mike Zimmer-led Minnesota Vikings defense this past Monday night, I was more than a little concerned with how…



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Steelers Stats: Digging Deeper Into Roethlisberger’s Phenomenal Sunday Passer Rating

Just how good was the game that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers from a statistical perspective? You probably won’t be very surprised if you saw the game. According to Steelers PR/Media Manager Dom Rinelli, Roethlisberger’s 155.8 QB rating yesterday tied him with Peyton…


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Tomlin Not Ready To Say What The Running Back Load Will Be With Bell Returning

At some point over the course of the next 48 hours the Pittsburgh Steelers will activate starting running back Le’Veon Bell from the Reserve/Suspended list and he’ll be expected to start next Sunday in the Week 3 game against the St. Louis Rams. With that said, the team is still expected to carve…


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Steelers Roethlisberger, Tuitt Receive Top PFF Grades For Play Against 49ers

Pro Football Focus has now released their initial grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their Sunday win over the San Francisco 49ers and on the surface there really aren’t any surprises. On offense, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7.0) and wide receiver Antonio Brown (3.4) received the highest grades. Roethlisberger had a…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus 49ers

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their home schedule Sunday at Heinz Field against the San Francisco 49ers on a beautiful late-summer afternoon in front of the largest home crowd in team history. And they delivered. After stalling on the game’s opening drive, the Steelers played virtually flawless football the rest of…


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Steelers’ Output Matched What They Saw In Week One

It was a day for reversals. Most importantly, of course, on the scoreboard. That’s the only place that really matters. But beyond what is considered vital, the Steelers of Week 2 looked like the New England Patriots of Week One. Maybe they picked up tips on the Patriots’ radio broadcast?…


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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs 49ers

This is the same as the old “Numbers crunch” but with a repackaged title to show the emphasis on the more obscure stats from each game. – Antonio Brown’s 195 yards receiving was the sixth most all-time in franchise history. And believe it or not, only the second-highest total in…