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Steelers Versus Lions Winners And Losers

Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat to the Detroit Lions 37-27 to notch their fourth win of the season and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Ben Roethlisberger – 29 completions for 367 yards and four touchdowns is more than enough […]

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Optimus Prime Came In A Mental Form In Win Over Lions

After being blistered by Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson for six catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the first half of Sunday’s win, the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary shut out Megatron in the second half. Surely that meant there were adjustments made at halftime, right? Wrong. “Ain’t nothing really changed,” said cornerback Ike […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Detroit Lions – First Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The matchup today between the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers is truly a pivotal game for the home team. Standing at 3-6 and given where the rest of the division is, a win or a loss could have the team—or at least the fan base—either chasing playoff hopes or diving into […]

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Steelers Versus Lions: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 11

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Detroit Lions Sunday at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. A Boy Named Suh And A Guy Named Whimper – Guy Whimper is expected to make his first career start at left guard for the Steelers with Ramon Foster expected to […]

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Hritz: Lions Versus Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week Eleven

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers got a win, and did so in a somewhat convincing way against Buffalo. At least defensively. After last week’s showing, the Steelers aren’t make a great deal of sense, are they? The defensive performance was somewhat dominant, but that should be expected when playing against a rookie quarterback that […]

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Lions Injury Report: Reggie Bush Added On Friday; Calvin Johnson Ends Week As Probable

The Detroit Lions Friday injury report showed just a few changes from the one released on Thursday and it includes the addition of one key offensive player. Running back Reggie Bush (knee) did not practice on Friday and was added to the injury report as probable a result. He is expected to play Sunday against […]

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Lions In The Den And A Season On The Brink

By Michael K. Reynolds Hail mediocrity! The Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t have picked a better season to be in transition. Err…I mean reloading. How else could you explain a 3-6 team still playing games heavy with playoff implications? In fact, the AFC in general and the AFC North in specific are so weak the Steelers could lose this […]

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Lions WR Calvin Johnson Misses Second Day Of Practice With Knee Injury

According the their official website, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson missed a second straight practice Thursday with some sort of knee injury. Johnson, who has been given Wednesday as a maintenance day several times so far this season, has now missed the two most important practices of the week and he apparently wasn’t on […]

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The Steelers Defense Can’t Allow The Lions Big Three To YAC All Over The Place

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be asked to slow down a potent Detroit Lions passing attack that includes a wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and tight end Brandon Pettigrew as those three players have accounted for 51.5% of the team receptions so far this year and 54.4% of the total […]

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Lions Injury Report: WR Nate Burleson Remains Limited

The Detroit Lions Wednesday injury report is now in and although it includes wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) on it, he is in no jeopardy of missing the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Johnson, who did not practice Wednesday, was reportedly given a maintenance day as has been the norm with him as of […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Tuesday, Megatron & Steelers Lions Preview With Dave Birkett Episode

Season 4, Episode 44 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his press conference and that includes us going over the injury situation as well as what he had to say about Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin […]

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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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Titans Coach Wants Rookie WR Justin Hunter \”Battle Ready\” For Steelers Game

Tennessee Titans new wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson knows all about Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson being that he coached him ever since he came into the league. During his talk with the media on Monday, Jefferson said he thinks Titans rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter might be further along in his development than […]

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Hritz: Pre OTAs 2013 Steelers Season Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I took the time to work through the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule to make an early prediction of the success of the team. I worked through multiple iterations of this before finishing my final season prediction in which I forecasted that the Steelers would end up 11-5, beating the Baltimore […]

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Steelers Rank Fifth In Jersey Sales In 2012, Troy Polamalu Out Of Top 15

According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey last year, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy […]

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Steelers 2013 Schedule Serves Up The Elite

By Jeremy Hritz The NFL schedule is on the verge of being released, and it is being reported to be unveiled to the public on Tuesday, April 16th. The schedule release is an indicator that the season is getting closer, and that the NFL draft is just a mere ten days away after that. Surprisingly, […]

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Dwayne Bowe Now Third Highest Paid Wide Receiver In NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs locked up wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on Monday with a five-year, $56 million contract which certainly brought a smile to the face of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, who will be an unrestricted free agent one week from today. PFT has the details of the contract signed by Bowe and […]

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Gerry Dulac Of The PPG Has Been Lovin’ On The Ravens

By Jeremy Hritz Is it me, or does Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers writer Gerry Dulac have a new-found infatuation with the Baltimore Ravens? Each week, Dulac publishes his NFL Forecast where he selects the winners for every NFL game. Prior to the AFC Championship Game, Dulac had selected the Broncos to defeat the Ravens 28-17 and […]

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Worth Of Mike Wallace: A Comparison To The Elite NFL Receivers

By Jeremy Hritz It’s the end of June and Mike Wallace still has yet to sign a contract with the Steelers. Although teammate Ike Taylor has now said on two occasions that Wallace will be in camp, there have not been any formal updates on the progress of a new contract. Back on March 21st, […]

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How Much Production Do The Steelers Really Need From Their Running Game?

By Cian Fahey, The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2012 NFL regular season with a new offensive coordinator, starting running back and probably three new starters on the offensive line. While Willie Colon and Isaac Redman are not exactly new faces, they both started just one game for the Steelers last year. David DeCastro and Mike […]

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Can I Get A Bigger Corner?

By Christina Rivers A decade of big-target receivers could change how teams choose and train their defensive backs.  Everyone talks about Larry Fitzgerald at 6\’3″ (218), and Calvin Johnson at 6\’5″ (236) isn\’t surprisingly named after one of the tallest Transformers (Megatron).  It isn\’t just their height that is imposing, but their athletic ability.  Forget about JurassicPark; these guys […]

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What Does 2012 Hold For Emmanuel Sanders?

By Christopher DiMarino There has been more than enough wide receiver talk within the Pittsburgh Steelers organization lately. One of the key players left out of most of these conversations is Emmanuel Sanders. Looking forward, he is slated to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Looking back, he entered the […]

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Explaining Why Mike Wallace Is An \”Unreliable Receiver\” In 2012

By Cian Fahey Many comments on a few of my articles for this site, and on Twitter, so far have questioned why I constantly call Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace “unreliable” when I refer to him for the upcoming season. The argument which is generally sent my way is that Wallace cannot holdout and […]

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Stephen Hill: How Big A Need Is Wide Receiver For The Steelers?

By Cian Fahey With the news that Jerricho Cotchery is in St Louis visiting the Rams, Mike Tomlin\’s noteworthy comment on Emmanuel Sanders\’ health and Mike Wallace\’s continued lack of a long-term contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers could value the wide receiver position in this draft more than many anticipate. The most likely receiver to be […]

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No Steelers Free Agency News Here – 2012 NFL Free Agency Day Two Recap

Ho-hum. Another busy day around the NFL as teams continued to sign free agents. The Pittsburgh Steelers of course were not one of those teams and this should come to no surprise to anyone. Perhaps the biggest news involving the Steelers on Wednesday was that Chicago Bears free agent tight end Kellen Davis, who was […]

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NFL Honors Rodgers, Brees, Newton, Miller, Suggs, Harbaugh & Stafford With AP Awards

The NFL saluted its best players and plays from the 2011 season the night before Super Bowl XLVI with the first annual “NFL Honors” show. The star-studded football and entertainment event was held at Murat Theatre in Indianapolis and it made for a great two-hour primetime awards special that aired on NBC. Alec Baldwin hosted […]

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