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Bucky Brooks Has Steelers TE Heath Miller Going To The Lions In His 2005 NFL Draft Do-Over

Can you imagine Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller in a Detroit Lions uniform? In his latest NFL Draft do-over segment, that’s exactly what NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks wants you to do. If you are not familiar with this series, Brooks has been going back over past drafts and re-doing them with hindsight. The Steelers […]

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Team Rice Beats Team Sanders 22-21 In A Very Competitive 2014 Pro Bowl Game

The 2014 Pro Bowl included several changes this year and it resulted in perhaps the most competitive game that has been played in years as Team Rice knocked off Team Sanders 22-21 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith with […]

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Miracle Needed: Steelers Playoff Hopes Rest On Chiefs Beating Chargers

The Pittsburgh Steelers still have life following their 20-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and now we await the outcome of the Kansas City Chiefs game against the San Diego Chargers. Thanks to the New York Jets beating the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals beating the Baltimore Ravens in the early games, […]

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Andy Reid Not Sure If He Will Rest His Starters Against The Chargers

In addition to needing to beat the Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will also need three other teams to lose if they are to make the playoffs as the final AFC Wild Card team. One of those teams that must lose is the San Diego Chargers, who will play the Kansas City […]

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High Draft Picks Are For Losers

By Michael K. Reynolds Should you cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals or hope they lay down in order to get a better position in the draft? Here’s your clue: High draft picks are for losers. Sure. You might end up with the number one overall draft pick and get winners like Andrew Luck (2012) and Cam Newton (2011). But […]

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The Battle for #2 in Baltimore: The State of the AFC North – Week Thirteen

By Jeremy Hritz Week 13 of the NFL season is here, and Americans everywhere are ready to assault their stomachs with an arsenal of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and let’s not forget, three football games spaced out nicely to make for one hell of a holiday. For Pittsburgh Steelers fans and for fans of the […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Chiefs

By Alex Kozora A full game breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night. First Half – Steelers on opening kickoff coverage. L1 Cortez Allen, L2 Robert Golden, L3 Shamarko Thomas, L4 Will Johnson, L5 Jarvis Jones. R1 Chris Carter (I consider the player to the immediate right of Suisham to […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the first half during the third preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Right from the very first play of the game, safety Troy Polamalu was up at the line of scrimmage, screaming in from the defensive right […]

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Steelers Had Two Bad Penalty Calls Go Against Them In Loss To Chiefs

I never blame losses on bad penalty calls, but I am never afraid to point out bad calls when I see them. During the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs there were two penalties called that certainly shouldn\’t have been. With 5:04 left in the first half, Steelers cornerback Cortez […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Chiefs Instant Analysis

By Jeremy Hritz Sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost in overtime 26-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs, but they were much improved. I couldn’t help to have bad memories of last year’s game against KC in Pittsburgh when Ben Roethlisberger suffered his weird rib/shoulder/aorta injury. I had my fingers crossed all night, and if you ever […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger One Of The Best When Backed Up In His Own End

We already know how great Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is, but I wanted to look at some of his split stats as it relates to where he ranks against the other quarterbacks in the league over the course of the last five years when backed up deep in his own end of the field. […]

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Don\’t Bet On Matt Cassel Reuniting With Todd Haley In Pittsburgh

According to several reports, the Kansas City Chiefs have a trade in place with the San Francisco 49ers that will allow them to acquire quarterback Alex Smith for a couple of draft picks once the new league year starts. The result of that trade will be release of quarterback Matt Cassel, who the Chiefs traded […]

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The Prevailing Trend Linked To Playoff Success? Drive!

By Christopher DiMarino The primary concern that I\’ve had for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the past few years appears to be a key theme in this NFL Playoffs. You see, I believe that the mental component of football is much more important than many lead on. Having the drive to win is vital and can […]

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Browns Injury Report: Weeden, McCoy & Richardson All Out For Sunday

The Cleveland Browns wrapped up their final practice preparations on Friday for the season finale Sunday at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the injury report shows a very banged up team. Cornerback Sheldon Brown (head, foot), tight end Jordan Cameron (head), quarterback Colt McCoy (right shoulder), running back Trent Richardson (ankle) and quarterback […]

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Browns Injury Report: Weeden, McCoy & Richardson All Remain Sidelined

The Cleveland Browns continued their practice preparations on Thursday for the Sunday season finale at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their daily injury report is now out. Cornerback Sheldon Brown (head, foot), tight end Jordan Cameron (head), quarterback Colt McCoy (right shoulder), running back Trent Richardson (ankle) and quarterback Brandon Weeden (right shoulder) […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cleveland Browns 20-14  Sunday and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The Browns open with an explosive play to Josh Gordon on an underneath shallow crossing route. It was against the Steelers zone defense and caught them off […]

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Who Will Be The Most Important Pittsburgh Steelers Player In 2012?

By Cian Fahey If you ask any average football team to identify its most important piece, 95 percent of them will point to their starting quarterback. In a quarterback dominated league, most teams will do almost anything to land a franchise quarterback. It\’s the reason why the Washington Redskins made that massive trade with the […]

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AFC & NFC Championship Game Previews & Picks

Championship Sunday is here as the Baltimore Ravens take on the New England Patriots in the early AFC Championship game and the New York Giants take on the San Francisco 49ers in the late NFL Championship game. Here are my previews of both games and predictions for each. AFC Championship Game: Ravens at Patriots Preview: […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Divisional Round Talk Plus Steelers Roster Talk Episode

Season 2, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd back in the co-host chair we talk about the playoff games this past weekend in the Divisional Round and continue to cry about the Steelers loss to the Denver Broncos in the Wild Card round. It is still very hard to […]

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Divisional Round Week TOX Stats – 2011 Season

The Divisional Round of the 2011-2012 playoffs are now in the books and the TOX stat did not let us down this week as the winning teams all had a plus 2 TOX number or better. The Baltimore Ravens let the Houston Texans beat themselves with the 4 turnovers and the Ravens defense allowed just […]

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Steelers Week 15 Coverage Stats Versus 49ers

Below are the Pittsburgh Steelers coverage stats for their week 15 Monday night loss against the San Francisco 49ers. These stats are broken down by play and include down and distance, line of scrimmage, direction, yards gained, yards after catch, personnel the offense used, defensive package, number of pass rushers and whether or not the […]

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More Steelers 49ers Game Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the San Francisco 49ers 20-3 Monday night and dropped to 10-4 on the season. I have made it back through the game again and here are my further observations from the game not included in the regular game recap. The first drive started well and included several quick, short passes […]

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Steelers Overpowered By 49ers In 20-3 Loss – Game Recap

Power outage! OK, I got the easy one out of the way, but in reality it was a lost opportunity as the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 20-3 to the San Francisco 49ers Monday night at Candlestick Stadium. The kickoff of the game was delayed thanks to a power outage caused by a transformer and the Steelers […]

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Week 15 – 7 Things To Look For Against The 49ers & Game Prediction

The Monday night game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers will be short several key players as the Steelers will be without center Maurkice Pouncey, linebacker James Harrison and possibly even quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the 49ers look to be missing their best linebacker Patrick Willis. Should the Baltimore Ravens lose Sunday […]

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Breaking Down The Steelers Goal-line Stop On 3rd Down Versus Browns

There were several great play by the Pittsburgh Steelers defense last Thursday night in their 14-3 win over the Cleveland Browns and I wanted to focus in on the 3rd down and goal play from the Steelers 1 foot line with just over 10 minutes left in the first quarter. This play followed the great […]

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The Terrible Podcast – 49ers Beat Writer Matt Barrows Episode

Season 2, Episode 55 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I dive right into the Tuesday Mike Tomlin press conference and go over the Steelers injury situation as they head into the long week. Does Ben Roethlisberger really have to practice this week to play Monday night? Tomlin told the 49ers […]

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