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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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Scary Ravens Pass Rush Will Harass Rodgers: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The Bye Week is over, and we are still trying to figure out how the Pittsburgh Steelers can correct their ills and return to their winning ways. With that being said, we have to look at all areas to see if we can figure out just what it is that is leading […]

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Ten Plays That Played A Big Part In The Steelers 0-4 Start

Often times there is a fine line between winning and losing games in the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly been on the wrong side of that line in their first four games. Each and every play has the potential of turning a game around and below are ten plays in animated gif form […]

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Brownies In First, Steelers The Worst: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz As it stands at the week five checkpoint in the 2013 NFL season, the AFC North is substandard. The combined record of the North teams is a sub-500 7-10, lowlighted by the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Strangely enough, the Cleveland Browns are holding down the 1st place spot with a 3-2 record, after […]

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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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Bengals And Ravens Have Tough Tests On Sunday: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The AFC North has not exactly been impressive after two weeks, and though the Cincinnati Bengals seem to possess a formidable arsenal, they didn’t exactly put on a powerful display against a reeling Pittsburgh Steelers bunch this past Monday Night. This is still a division that is wide open, and after play […]

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Steelers Versus Bears: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Rushing To Get Better – The Steelers have to get their running game going if they are going to beat the Bears. Through two games they have a franchise low […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening KR coverage. Front five: Kion Wilson, Terence Garvin, Chris Carter, Shamarko Thomas, and Jarvis Jones. David Paulson and Michael Palmer the next two with Al Woods and Cam Heyward forming […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals I – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Kion Wilson was back out with the defense to start the second half, but he would not see much time after the first drive. LaMarr Woodley showed great backside pursuit on a run going the opposite way after Jarvis Jones and Lawrence Timmons were blocked out of the play. Both Woodley and […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals I – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Isaac Redman pretty visibly got the worst of the action during a collision on the opening kickoff with undrafted rookie linebacker Jayson DiManche. The two both lowered their shoulders, and Redman appeared to get the business end of the shoulder to his head. Remember, Redman was playing the up back because of […]

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Bengals Game The Latest Entry In The Sack Versus Consistent Pressure Debate

By Matthew Marczi On the negative side, the Pittsburgh Steelers total just one sack through two games. On the positive side, they are getting to the quarterbacks and influencing throws. In Week One, the Steelers generated a total of 13 quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus, one of which was a sack. This past […]

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Steelers Generating Pressure On Defense – Just Not Enough

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps the internal statistics keepers for the Pittsburgh Steelers were equally disgusted by the team’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, because they were very harsh in terms of crediting players with defensive pressures. By any reasonable account, it seemed as though the Steelers generated as much, if not more […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Winners And Losers – Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 20-10 Monday night to the Cincinnati Bengals and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Ike Taylor – Taylor gets the biggest gold star of them all for his play Monday night as held Bengals wide […]

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Hritz: Steelers At Bengals Preview And Prediction – Week 2

By Jeremy Hritz Time to move on from the awful play of a week ago against the Tennessee Titans and to focus on the imminent matchup against the AFC North favorites, Cincinnati Bengals. While conventional wisdom says the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a difficult time competing in Cincy based on their abysmal performance in week […]

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Bengals Two Tight End Grouping Will Present Challenges For The Steelers Defense

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted tight Tyler Eifert in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has wasted no time in getting his hybrid toy involved in the offense. In their season opener against the Chicago Bears, the Bengals showed just how much they like the versatility of Eifert and they […]

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A Three Horse Race? The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz *Throughout the season, I will be writing a weekly article on the state of the AFC North. This is the first article in the season series. 2013 AFC North Standings Week 1 AFC North Schedule Week 2 AFC North Schedule 1. Bengals, 0-02. Browns, 0-0 3. Steelers, 0-0 4. Ravens, 0-1 Bengals […]

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Chris Burke Of SI Thinks Safety Is An Improved Position For The Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz The season previews for NFL teams continue, and the most recent one regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers comes from Sports Illustrated online by writer Chris Burke. Burke previews the entire AFC North for the 2013 season and has some unique takes on what he sees as the weaknesses and strengths of this year’s […]

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