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Hritz: Steelers Versus Vikings Preview and Prediction – Week 4

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers were pitiful in the preseason, finishing 0-4. This Sunday against the Vikings, if the Steelers don’t play mistake free football and establish consistency, they will match their record from the preseason with an 0-4 start to the 2013 season. The last time that happened was in 1968, and the […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in London at Wembley Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. All Day With Felton – The Steelers main goal Sunday will be to of course shut down Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has rushed for 281 yards and […]

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Steelers In The Cellar – Week 4 AFC North Preview

By Jeremy Hritz What was expected to be a tough weekend for the AFC North only turned out to be a tough weekend for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals edged the Packers in a sloppy, turnover fest. The Ravens were stout on defense and thumped the Texans. And Brian Hoyer and the Browns won late […]

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William Gay Represents Himself Well As Spot Starter

By Matthew Marczi When a cornerback has a nice, yet quiet game, rarely is he ever praised for his fine work. If, however, he should get burned deep once out of 50 snaps in coverage, he is sure to hear it the next day. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay seems to be particularly prone to […]

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Vikings Injury Report: QB Christian Ponder, CB Chris Cook And S Jamarca Sanford All Ruled Out On Friday

The Minnesota Vikings are one banged up team heading into their game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers as they will not only be without their starting quarterback, but a starting cornerback and safety as well. There was heavy speculation throughout the week that quarterback Christian Ponder (rib) would not play Sunday because of a rib […]

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Vikings Injury Report: CB Chris Cook Still Sidelined Thursday

The Minnesota Vikings are already in London preparing to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Wembley Stadium and their Thursday injury report is now in. Cornerback Chris Cook (groin) remains sidelined with a groin injury and it is now looking like there’s a good chance that he might not play Sunday. “The fact that […]

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Steelers CB William Gay Remembers Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Well

It’s been nearly four years since the Pittsburgh Steelers last played the Minnesota Vikings and with Sunday meeting in London swiftly approaching, you knew it wouldn’t take long for cornerback William Gay to be asked about facing running back Adrian Peterson again. Peterson steamrolled Gay after catching a short pass over the middle from then-quarterback […]

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Championship Denier: The Agents Of Defeat

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a lot of moving parts over the past few years as they extradite themselves from the services of many of the now-aging players that once brought them to the promised land twice in the past decade, and in sight of it a third time. With that in […]

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Elusiveness A Hidden Skill In Isaac Redman\’s Repertoire

By Matthew Marczi While he may not have had an opportunity to demonstrate the full breadth of his skills on Saturday night, carrying the ball just twice, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman has hidden away a secret skill that has helped him throughout his career despite less than ideal athleticism: with the ball in […]

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Mike Tomlin And Kevin Colbert Update Status Of TE Heath Miller

By the time the 2013 season opener rolls around for the Pittsburgh Steelers, tight end Heath Miller will be roughly eight and a half months removed from his knee surgery. While that amount of time might have been enough for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to recover and get back on the field, it\’s […]

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Subtraction Of Mendenhall Statistically A Good Thing For Steelers Pass Protection

Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we have devoted two articles to the pass blocking prowess of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs last season, and how it will be a chore for Le’Veon Bell to get up to speed with the rest of the group. However, it is fair to note that the 2012 season was […]

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Jonathan Dwyer: Leaner Doesn’t Mean Starter, Or Even A Roster Spot

By Jeremy Hritz Could Jonathan Dwyer end up being the starter at running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers? The recent report out of camp says that he has shed all of the excess weight that he was carrying during OTAs that caused Mike Tomlin to see red. However, Dwyer isn’t about to get complacent, and […]

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Steelers CB Curtis Brown Says He Trained With Purple Jesus This Off-season And Is Studying More

Like several other young players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster, 2013 is a make-or-break year for third-year cornerback Curtis Brown, who is trying to put a disappointing 2012 season behind him and show the organization that they didn\’t waste a third-round draft pick on him back in 2011. David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio caught […]

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10 Things We Learned From The Steelers First OTA Session Of 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers closed out their first OTA session of the 2013 season on Thursday and below are ten things that we learned over the course of the week. Gilbert Makes Blind Side Debut  - It didn\’t take long to find out which tackle would get the first reps on the left side as the […]

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Hritz: Pre OTAs 2013 Steelers Season Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I took the time to work through the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule to make an early prediction of the success of the team. I worked through multiple iterations of this before finishing my final season prediction in which I forecasted that the Steelers would end up 11-5, beating the Baltimore […]

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2012 NFL Stats – Team Explosive Plays Produced By Running Backs & Fullbacks

During the regular season, I write quite a bit about explosive plays of 20 yards or more as it relates to teams winning and losing games, but I have wanted to look at big plays produced by all of the teams running backs and fullbacks for some time now. The stats below reflect plays produced […]

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Steelers Rank Fifth In Jersey Sales In 2012, Troy Polamalu Out Of Top 15

According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey last year, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy […]

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Could Steelers Cornerback William Gay Really Make A Move To Safety?

Bob Labriola had an interesting tweet this morning in which he threw out the notion that he always thought cornerback William Gay could transition to safety. He wonders whether he will now that we know that Will Allen will not be back in 2013 after signing with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. Will Allen to […]

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Let\’s Not Rule Heath Miller Out For The Opener Just Yet

There are quite a few people speculating that the Pittsburgh Steelers might draft a tight end as early as the first round next month in draft, but I would suggest tempering those expectations. Most of the reasoning behind that speculation stems from the belief that Heath Miller, who tore his ACL, MCL and PCL in […]

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Steelers 2013 Schedule Serves Up The Elite

By Jeremy Hritz The NFL schedule is on the verge of being released, and it is being reported to be unveiled to the public on Tuesday, April 16th. The schedule release is an indicator that the season is getting closer, and that the NFL draft is just a mere ten days away after that. Surprisingly, […]

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2012 NFL Week 16 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

There is just one week left now in the 2012 regular season and here now are the ANYPPAD (Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential) stats year to date. This stat is great for tracking teams success over the season and is a great measuring stick to show which teams might be headed for the […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Nominated For Weekly FedEx Ground Player Award

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman had a solid showing Sunday in the win over the New York Giants. Redman rushed for 147 yards on 26 carries and scored the go ahead touchdown late in the game. For his efforts, Redman has been nominated for the NFL FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award and […]

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Steelers In A Rush To Play Titans Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers rushed for a season high 136 yards this past Sunday in their win over the Philadelphia Eagles and odds are that they should have some success Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans as well. Through their first five games the Titans defense is allowing an average of 144.2 rushing yards per game […]

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2012 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2012 NFL season is finally here and kicks off tonight with the New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys on NBC. As I do every year, below are my predictions for the 2012 season along with some tongue-in-cheek commentary. I will drill down the Pittsburgh Steelers season later this week in a separate post […]

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Psychological Aspect Is Toughest Barrier For Running Back Returning From Torn ACL

Dr. Neil Ghodadra, a noted orthopedic surgeon, joined Jason Smith Wednesday on NFL Network to discuss Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and his recovery from a torn ACL suffered last season. The same analysis that Ghodadra gave on Peterson can also be applied to Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, who tore his right […]

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The Chris Rainey Dynamic Part 1: Collegiate Stats

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a lightning bolt when they selected Chris Rainey in the 5th of the 2012 NFL draft. Harnessing that lightning will be an arduous task, but one that will also breed excitement throughout Steeler Nation. How better to forecast his potential as a Steeler then by looking into his […]

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