Chris Hogan

Film Room: Spot Dropping Presenting Predictable Problems

Know we’re trying to move beyond the AFC Championship game. But because I’m sorta the last one to the party to digest this ugly, ugly loss. There’s been plenty of discussion about the issues in the secondary and there aren’t any terrible suggestions out here. Results speak for themselves. They…



Film Room: Brady Burns Steelers On The Blitz

An awful lot of people have put forth an awful lot of opinions over the course of the past several days in explaining what the Pittsburgh Steelers should have done in order to beat the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. The assumption that each suggestion takes is believing that…






Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Patriots

It’s getting weird. And a little depressing. Fair warning, most of this isn’t very pretty. – The Pittsburgh Steelers’ point differential of a 19 point loss is the worst defeat in team playoff history since a 24-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in 1993. Only three others have ever been…


Steelers Vs Patriots Positional Grades

Well, that didn’t go anywhere near as planned. Right from the start Tom Brady and the New England Patriots simply dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game Sunday evening, rolling to a 36-17 win, clinching a spot in their ninth Super Bowl in franchise history. This will be…


Steelers Enter Offseason Mode Following Trouncing In Foxboro

So…the season is over for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As almost every team has suffered throughout this postseason, in fact, their season ended in humiliating fashion, as all but two postseason games thus far have been of the blowout variety. The fact that that dominant performance came at the hands of…


Steelers Vs. Patriots 2016 Championship Round: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2016 Championship Round Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5) vs. New England Patriots (15-2) Kickoff: 6:40 p.m. ET Site: Gillette Stadium (66,829) • Foxborough, Mass. Playing Surface: FieldTurf TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst), Tracy Wolfson and Jay Feely (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network…


Patriots Injury Report: Seven Players End Week As Questionable

The New England Patriots have now released their final injury report ahead of their Sunday AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday edition matches the previous two days. Limited once again on Friday for the Patriots were wide receiver Danny Amendola (ankle), tight end Martellus Bennett (knee), running back Brandon…


Film Room: Patriots’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the New England Patriots’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Butler Expects Brady To Go After Steelers’ Rookies

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have three defensive rookies playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and defensive coordinator Keith Butler expects quarterback Tom Brady to attack the two that play in the secondary. “I think that every time we’ve played against them [the Patriots], they’ve tried…


Patriots Injury Report: Same 7 Players Remain Limited On Thursday

If you know anything about the history of the New England Patriots, you know that their daily injury reports are pretty much worthless. With that said, the Patriots Thursday injury report is identical to the one they released on Wednesday that included seven players listed as practicing on a limited…