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Taking A Look At Vince Williams’ First Career Start

By Matthew Marczi Although Vince Williams had somewhat of a rocky game against the Minnesota Vikings, it is fair to point out that it was, of course, his first career start, and just the third game of his career (he was inactive in the season opener). Since that last game,…


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Cameron Heyward Shows Off Motor Against The Vikings

By Matthew Marczi Some Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been vocal in their disappointment that former 2011 first-round draft pick Cameron Heyward has yet to crack the starting lineup in his third season, even though he is playing behind another former first-round draft pick in Ziggy Hood and a former Pro…



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Steelers 2013 Regular Season Play Direction Report

Below are the offensive and defensive directional stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers through the first four games of the season and it’s not hard to see where both units have come up short so far. The rushing offense is just now finding in its legs now that Le’Veon Bell is…


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Steelers Versus Vikings – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut. David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio …


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Steelers Versus Vikings – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were off to a strong start on their kick return coverage this season, and it continued into this game, with Shamarko Thomas making Cordarrelle Patterson pay for taking back the opening kickoff from nine yards deep, short of the 20. Likewise, the running defense got…


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Report: Steelers DL Al Woods Fined For Facemask Penalty On Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

Another week another fine for a Pittsburgh Steelers player as defensive lineman Al Woods has reportedly been fined $7,875 for his first-quarter face mask on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The play in question happened during the Vikings opening offensive possession…


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Time To Tackle The Most Glaring Issue On Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers defense suffered quite an unusual lapse in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings, which was predicated upon a sudden inability to consistently bring down the ball carrier. It really is no secret, since the main culprits during the game were all featured on the…


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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Spent His Time In London Inside A Box

As usual, one of the main goals that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense had going into the Sunday game against the Minnesota Vikings was to stop the run and to do so they were forced to use safety Troy Polamalu either inside the box or within 5-7 yards from the line…



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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…