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Steelers Opened As 4-Point Home Favorites Over Chiefs

Even though they were drubbed 34-3 on Sunday by the Philadelphia Eagles and will next play a team very similar to them in Week 4, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened the week as a home favorite over the Kansas City Chiefs. After initially opening up as 4-point favorite over the Chiefs…


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Week 3 Coaching Tree: The Reid Connection

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin will go head to head with the newest branch of the Andy Reid coaching tree, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. The Steelers have some familiarity with Reid as they are 3-3 against him all-time and defeated his…


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Film Room: Keith Butler’s Box Calls

Boxes. They’re great things. They hold Christmas gifts, pizza, engagement rings. Defensive coordinators have boxes too. And they’re a great way to beat bunch concepts. The rules are simple. I learned them from the great Matt Bowen when he still wrote for National Football Post. Four defenders versus three receivers….



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2015 NFL Week 16: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Merry Christmas to all of you once again and I hope you had great day full of opening present that you want need to return. For those of you still bouncing around on the internets, I have five questions for you to answer below in the comments as the Pittsburgh…


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Broncos Will Start Brock Osweiler Sunday

Yesterday, we wrote about a bit of haze over who will start at quarterback this Sunday for the Denver Broncos. We don’t have to wait any longer. Head coach Gary Kubiak announced Brock Osweiler will remain the starter through this week as Peyton Manning continues to rehab from a foot…



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A Steelers Fan’s Rooting Guide To NFL Week 11

The 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers are on their much-needed bye this week and they’ll return to action next week to play the Seattle Seahawks on the road. With the steelers off, we can all do quite a bit of scoreboard watching this weekend and here is your fan rooting interest guide…


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Steelers Film Room: Oakland Raiders’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Vs Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense really could have used Ryan Shazier back after missing four games with what seemed to be a minor shoulder injury, but on Sunday, he was only back, really, by name, as he did not have the sort of impact that you would expect him to have….


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Revisiting The Idea For The Steelers To Trade For DL Depth

I hate to be “that guy.” No one likes the person who “told you so,” and it’s more self-serving than anything else. But a couple weeks ago, we wrote about the need for the Pittsburgh Steelers to add depth along the defensive line. This was before Stephon Tuitt went down…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Chiefs Game Notes

Your weekly game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit. The front five: Arthur Moats, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Bud Dupree, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind them. Roosevelt Nix, Matt Spaeth, and Will Johnson making up…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Chiefs

On Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers, again without starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, lost 23-13 to the one-win Kansas City Chiefs. After surviving the last two weeks largely on the back of a 5-0 turnover differential, the Steelers turned it over three times in this one, doubling their season total, while the…


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Week Seven Steelers Vs Chiefs Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell short in their comeback attempt Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, ultimately losing the first start of Landry Jones’ career by a score of 23-13. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The Steelers entered the second half trailing 9-3…


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Steelers Film Room: Week 7 Defensive Sack Review

Entering the game against Kansas City on Sunday, the Steelers pass rush was expected to be a handful for a struggling Chiefs offensive line, even without Stephon Tuitt in the lineup. But instead the Pittsburgh front seven struggled to generate pressure early, finally resorting to some creativity to get to…