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Ben Roethlisberger Rises To The Occasion For Steelers

There was every indication prior to 4:25 PM on Sunday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be fired up for a big game. Just a week out from a key divisional game against the division rival Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers needed to show that they could make winning a habit. And they had to […]

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Steelers Roster Ready To Spread The Ball Around

If you’ve watched the Pittsburgh Steelers lately, you may have noticed that their average personnel on any given play isn’t as big as has been tradition. On offense, the Steelers, with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger pushing to run the no huddle, spend much of their time in three wide receiver sets. On defense, the nickel defense […]

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Ron Jaworski Ranks Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Sixth On His 2014 Big Board

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has now released his annual preseason quarterback rankings and this year he has Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ranked sixth overall behind Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Andrew Luck. Jaworski writes: Pittsburgh’s 8-8 record may not be what fans expect from the Steelers, but after reviewing the […]

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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger A ‘Second-Tier’ QB, According To Recent ESPN Poll

Poll and ranking season continues on and on Wednesday, ESPN.com poll of 26 league insiders resulted in Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being ranked seventh-overall at his position and placed in the second-tier. Here is the summary for Roethlisberger per Mike Sando of ESPN Insider. One of the offensive coaches placed Rivers and Roethlisberger in the […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Up For ‘Biggest Cannon’ Award

A reader passed along word to me that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in the running to win a 2014 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Sports Award. No, seriously. I thought that this was some sort of joke, but apparently it’s not as a quick search reveals that Roethlisberger is up for the “Biggest Cannon” award. […]

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2012, 2013 NFL Game Opening Drive Study

By Alex Kozora This past weekend, Dave Bryan posted an article containing Ben Roethlisberger’s career numbers on opening drives.  And as he wrote and a reader posted, a more full-fledged idea came out of it. Statistics are all relative. On the surface, it’s difficult to gauge how impressive Roethlisberger’s performance (37 touchdowns in 142 drives) […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Same Difference In The Slot For William Gay

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Ben Roethlisberger, Succession Planning, And The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate over the past ten seasons to have a franchise quarterback that has kept them competitive, never finishing a season below 8-8, and always staying in the hunt for the playoffs. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and eventually, the magic that Ben Roethlisberger […]

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2013 NFL Regular Season Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

The 2013 NFL regular season is now over and here now are your end of the year adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats as we head into the playoffs. As you can see, the seven teams that finished with a 1.0 or greater differential all made the playoffs. In addition, 10 of the […]

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Steelers Pro Bowlers Deserving, But So Were Others

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers will be sending two constituents this year to the Pro Bowl to represent their team. Considering they’re currently 7-8, that might sound about right, though when one considers that the 2-14 Kansas City Chiefs sent more than that to the Pro Bowl last year, questions might be raised. Certainly, […]

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Steelers Versus Packers – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The opening kickoff set the tone for what would be another rough day for the kickoff coverage unit—the second week in a row. The unit nearly lost the Steelers the game at the end. That was surprisingly only Lawrence Timmons’s second sack of the season. He normally has around a half-dozen by […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Packers – Preview And Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers notched their sixth victory of the season this past weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals, and probably their most impressive, as they played well in nearly all facets of the game on their way to a 30-20 win. Ben Roethlisberger, outside of an interception influenced by a strong wind, continued […]

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Steelers Likely To Renew Quarters Defense Against Packers

By Matthew Marczi Even without the services of Aaron Rodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers must still be cautious of the big play when they face the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Matt Flynn tomorrow evening. Despite lacking arguably the best quarterback in the game, the Packers continue to employ a pass-heavy attack nearly two-thirds of the […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Ruled Out On Friday

When the Pittsburgh Steelers face off Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) will be a spectator as it was announced on Friday that he has been ruled out for the game. Despite him practicing again this week on a limited basis, the Packers organization has decided not to […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Still Limited, Not Yet Cleared To Play

The Thursday injury report for the Green bay Packers is now in and it only has one change from the one released on Wednesday as defensive end Johnny Jolly (shoulder, neck) has now been ruled out for the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not practicing for a second straight day were tight end Brandon Bostick (foot), […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Limited Wednesday; Still Not Cleared To Play

The Green Bay Packers first injury report of the week is now in and shows that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) practiced on a limited basis. Rodgers, however, who hasn’t played since injuring his collarbone against the Chicago Bears back in early November, still hasn’t been medically cleared to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He […]

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Steelers Could Be Eliminated From Playoff Contention Prior To Start Of Packers Game

With the Pittsburgh Steelers playing on the road at Lambeau Field this coming Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the game won’t kickoff until 4:25 PM EST. By that time, they very well could be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs if things don’t go their way in the early games. The Miami Dolphins and the […]

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2013 NFL Week 13 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 13 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind and it’s time again to look at the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats heading into Week 14. The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped .03 points this past week in their loss to the Baltimore Ravens and they currently remain ranked 15th overall and behind […]

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Dink And Dunk? Not So Fast

By Matthew Marczi When the Steelers first brought in Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator, some criticized the decision to install what they pejoratively refer to as a ‘dink and dunk’ offense. As the season progressed and the team started losing games, many more joined in to the chorus. This season has been no […]

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Tear Up Your Mock Drafts, They’re Kindling Now

By Matthew Marczi I wrote before yesterday’s game against the Detroit Lions that the final score would be pivotal in determining how the remainder of the season would be viewed, at least by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base. Were they to win, they would keep their fledgling division hopes alive, and would be well within […]

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Scary Ravens Pass Rush Will Harass Rodgers: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The Bye Week is over, and we are still trying to figure out how the Pittsburgh Steelers can correct their ills and return to their winning ways. With that being said, we have to look at all areas to see if we can figure out just what it is that is leading […]

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Bengals And Ravens Have Tough Tests On Sunday: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The AFC North has not exactly been impressive after two weeks, and though the Cincinnati Bengals seem to possess a formidable arsenal, they didn’t exactly put on a powerful display against a reeling Pittsburgh Steelers bunch this past Monday Night. This is still a division that is wide open, and after play […]

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Hritz: Steelers At Redskins Instant Analysis

By Jeremy Hritz Man, maybe Ed Bouchette was right. Maybe the 2013 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers is just “okay.” There wasn’t much to celebrate on Monday night against the Washington Redskins, but there were some highlights worthy of recognition. With that said, here are my notes from last night’s game: A completion given up […]

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Allen’s Procedure Must Be Minor Or Secondary Will Suffer

By Jeremy Hritz Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen recently underwent a procedure to clean up his knee to alleviate the discomfort that he was experiencing. Mike Tomlin was optimistic about Allen’s condition and downplayed its severity. He said, “We wanted him to get the surgery done now so he can begin rehabilitating immediately. This surgery […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Has No Jealousy Towards All The Quarterbacks With New Deals

If all goes well in 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to extend the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whose current contract doesn\’t expire until after the 2015 season, next offseason. Being as the 2013 preseason hasn\’t even started yet, it\’s not surprising to read that preliminary talks of an extension between the Steelers and […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Now The 15th Highest-Paid Player In The NFL

Despite only winning one playoff game in five attempts, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan received a five-year, $103.75 million contract extension on Thursday that makes him the second-highest paid player in the league. Ryan, who is heading into his sixth season in the league, has $59 million of his new deal guaranteed, and he will […]

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