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Following The AFC North Storylines

The AFC North was once considered one of the toughest divisions in football, even when it was just the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers throwing haymakers at each other two the three times per season. Even with the Ravens winning the Super Bowl two seasons ago, however, the division as a whole hasn’t been very […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 2 Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tackling Week Two today, a 20-10 […]

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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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Kozora – 2014 First Round Mock Draft

By Alex Kozora This will be my final article before the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. It’s a first round mock based on what I believe will happen as opposed to what should happen and no trades are predicted. Keep that in mind when reading it. Also, keep in mind this is all […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Cornerbacks

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Our first look at the secondary starting with the cornerbacks. Ike Taylor: Taylor truly did not get many mentions in my game notes. Normally, like an offensive lineman, that would mean he had a good season. That he […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Bicknell Firing, Wild Card Games, Dalton Future & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 67 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about the decision made by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday to fire offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. after just one season. We also toss around a few names of candidates that might be interviewed for the position […]

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When Will Andy Dalton Being Just Good Enough Not Be Good Enough For The Bengals?

Thanks to quarterback Andy Dalton turning the ball over three times on Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals are once again one and done in the playoffs for a third year in the row as they lost 27-10 at home to the San Diego Chargers. Now, with Dalton heading into the final year of his rookie contract […]

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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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Shaping Up For A Bengals-Ravens Showdown: The State Of The AFC North – Week Sixteen

By Jeremy Hritz Only two weeks remaining in the 2013 regular season, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are more than likely facing a second year in a row without making the playoffs. Without help from the Ravens, Dolphins, Jets, and Chargers, the offseason work to reverse the two-year trend will begin immediately, and the Steelers will […]

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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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Steelers Versus Bengals Sack Breakdown – Week 15

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 11, 10:46 left in the 4th. Shotgun, 11 personnel. Six man rush with seven Steelers blocking. Pre-snap, Bengals show heavy blitz look with single high. Off the snap, two deep shell though […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Cincinnati Bengals – Second Half Recap – Week 15

The Pittsburgh Steelers took a 27-7 lead into the second half, certainly not looking like a team packing it in for the season. The opening kickoff was a short one, and after Terence Garvin failed to wrap up the return, the Cincinnati Bengals brought the ball out to the 37. An incomplete pass and a […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Cincinnati Bengals – First Half Recap – Week 15

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves on the very verge of playoff elimination as they take the field tonight against the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals. With the Miami Dolphins winning, the Steelers are one loss away from officially unofficially beginning their extended offseason. The Steelers won the coin toss and received the ball, with […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 15

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Get To The Red Rifle – Over the course of the last three games, opponents haven’t sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. In fact, Pro Football Focus shows that he has […]

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Hritz: Bengals Versus Steelers Preview and Prediction – Week 15

By Jeremy Hritz Only three more games remaining in the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season, and the significance that the contests have taken on in the past couple of weeks has begun to weaken, and sadly, it seems that the only thing that the team has to play for is pride and the teeny-tiny possibility that […]

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Ain’t Nothing Changed: The State of the AFC North – Week Fifteen

By Jeremy Hritz The AFC North looks to be the Cincinnati Bengals domain as it has all season, the result of the consistency that they have demonstrated in winning. For as streaky as Andy Dalton has been at times, the Bengals continue to find ways to win football games and move closer to an AFC […]

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Four To Go, Four In A Row: The State Of The AFC North – Week Fourteen

By Jeremy Hritz So much for second place. While there was a barrel full of hope heading into last week’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens that the Pittsburgh Steelers could take a step towards locking up a Wild Card, that barrel was disappointingly tipped over and spilled out on the sidelines of M&T Bank Stadium. […]

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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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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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Steelers, Ravens, And Browns All Knotted Up: The State Of The AFC North – Week Twelve

By Jeremy Hritz Are the Pittsburgh Steelers back in the Wild Card conversation? At 4-6, knotted up with the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, the answer is yes, and with four divisional games remaining before the end of the 2013 season, the opportunities are plenty to claim a Wild Card spot. Unfortunately, there is […]

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To Be The Man Sunday In Cleveland, Antonio Brown Will Have To Beat The Man Named Joe Haden

Wrestler Ric Flair has long said, “To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.” Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will have the task of beating his man, who just happens to be one of the best cover guys currently in the league. That man is Browns cornerback Joe […]

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Remaining North Schedules Promise Drama: The State Of The AFC North – Week 11

By Jeremy Hritz One week after a win against a listless Buffalo Bills team, the Pittsburgh Steelers are somehow still in a (precarious) position to win the AFC North crown, yet to maintain that position would require perfection, or near perfection, in the final seven contests as they still have the bulk of their divisional […]

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Dolphins Top Bengals, Ravens Return from Bye: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz As it currently stands, the loss total in the AFC North (17) now exceeds its wins (14), and the strength of the division took another hit when the outstanding Geno Atkins suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Cincinnati Bengals 22-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Prior to the Bengals frustrating loss, […]

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Dalton Does It Against the Lions: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz Week seven saw the Cincinnati Bengals put a slight bit of distance between themselves and their AFC North opponents, as they beat the Detroit Lions in the last seconds, 27-24. The Cleveland Browns, under the questionable leadership of Brandon Weedon, were abysmal, clunking to a 31-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. […]

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Bengals Most Consistent After Six: The State of the AFC North – Week Seven

By Jeremy Hritz After six weeks of play, the Cincinnati Bengals are atop the AFC North standings with a 4-2 record after barely beating a below-average Buffalo Bills team in overtime. And with five more divisional games to go for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as bad as their overall record is, there is still a chance, […]

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