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Steelers vs Bengals I – What To Watch For On Defense

Despite suffering a disappointing loss last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers did get a bit of a break as three of the other teams they are competing against for playoff positioning also slipped up, and now there are six different teams in the AFC with a 7-5 record, looking to capture…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 14 opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals. OFFENSE – Andy Dalton is inconsistent. Two touchdowns and four interceptions in his last two weeks. He’s thrown at least one pick in five of his last six games. Much needed for a defense that is lacking…


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Dick LeBeau Expects Jarvis Jones To Be Rusty Upon His Return To Action

All signs are pointing to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones making his triumphant return to the field this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Should that wind up being the case, there’s even a chance that the former first-round draft pick will see a considerable amount of playing time due to…


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Lies, Damned Lies, And Steelers Third Down Defensive Statistics

According to Mark Twain, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” So, why start off this post with that quote? Well, even though I love stats, I’m smart enough to know that they don’t always tell the truth and…


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Bengals Sign Veteran T Eric Winston

Who will play right tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium? Thanks to the Bengals signing a veteran tackle on Tuesday, it sounds like even they aren’t totally sure right now. According to the Bengals, they signed veteran tackle and…


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Bengals Red Rifle Unable To Shoot Deep As Of Late

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals on the road this coming Sunday and if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive and strong, they’ll have to come away with a win. While the Bengals enter the against the Steelers game with a three-game winning streak, their quarterback…




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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Titans

By Alex Kozora A statistical analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans Monday night. – We have to start with the star of the show – Le’Veon Bell. His 33 rushes are the most by a Steeler since Rashard Mendenhall. His 204 yards rushing the most…



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Steelers Enter Weekend As AFC North Leaders

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now leading the AFC North thanks to the Cleveland Browns beating the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 Thursday night. The Steelers and Browns are both currently 6-3 after the Thursday night game while the Bengals drop to 5-3-1 on the season. The Steelers can take over sole possession…


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Bengals Sit Alone Atop AFC North After Two Weeks

Thanks to a convincing home win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons, the Cincinnati Bengals now sit atop the AFC North after two weeks of action with a 2-0 record. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-10 despite losing wide receiver A.J. Green early in the game to toe injury and kicker…



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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Injury Update, Suisham New Contract, Tomlin Presser & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by going over the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report. This includes a conversation about why it took so long to find out about the concussion that nose tackle Steve McLendon has been dealing with. After speculation…


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Andy Not So Dandy Against AFC North

A few days ago, the Cincinnati Bengals gave quarterback Andy Dalton a six-year extension with a base value of all seven years totaling out at $96 million. Dalton can max that deal out to $115 million if he wins the Super Bowl this upcoming season, but I’m willing to bet…


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Andy Dalton’s Contract Means Nothing To Ben Roethlisberger

If you’re worried about what the contract signed Monday by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton might mean for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, you need not be worried at all. Why do I say that? Because much like the contract that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently signed, Roethlisberger…


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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers First Depth Chart, Andy Dalton New Contract, Camp News & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 3 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by talking about the contract extension that Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton received Monday morning. Is he worth it? We discuss it. We move on to talk about the health of the Pittsburgh Steelers entering…



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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…



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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…


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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…



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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…