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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 8 Versus Raiders

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. After the mini two-game winning streak, […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora The weekly breakdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Starting kick coverage in no particular order. Terence Garvin, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Will Johnson, Stevenson Sylvester, Jarvis Jones, Will Allen, Antwon Blake, Cortez Allen, and William Gay. – On kick returns. Garvin, […]

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The Four Plays Against The Raiders That Got Jarvis Jones Demoted

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has lost the starting right outside linebacker job back to Jason Worilds as he was officially demoted on the depth chart on Tuesday. Jones play Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders was the reason for the demotion and in reality, you can boil it down […]

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Steelers May Have Shown Their Hand On Plans For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones’ demotion effectively occurred at the 6:56 mark in the second quarter of the team’s loss this past Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. This was the 1st and 10 run from the Raiders’ 40-yard line in which Jones lost outside contain and allowed Darren McFadden to gain […]

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Timmons Says Pryor TD Run Was On Him

During a Monday night interview with Pittsburgh Steelers sideline reporter Craig Wolfley, linebacker Lawrence Timmons took responsibility for not properly defending the 93-yard touchdown run Sunday by Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor on the first play from scrimmage. “That was on me, for sure,” Timmons said. “I was so zoned in on the dive (Pryor’s […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Winners And Losers – Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Lawrence Timmons – Timmons had eight total tackles and six of them were within three yards of the line of scrimmage. […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Raiders Preview And Prediction- Week 8

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers played their best game of the season this past week against the Baltimore Ravens, winning a game of the close variety by three points, and salvaging a glimmer of hope that the season can somehow be saved. Riding a two-game win streak, that glimmer has a chance to intensify […]

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Stopping The Raiders Running Game Includes Stopping QB Terrelle Pryor

One of the biggest chores that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have this coming Sunday against the Oakland Raiders will be stopping the run. Not only will they have to focus on shutting down running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings, they will have quarterback Terrelle Pryor to worry about as well. Pryor leads the […]

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Steelers Sign RB George Winn To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers filled the open spot on their practice squad Tuesday by signing free agent rookie running back George Winn. Winn was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati in May and released less than one week later. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder, gained 1,334 rushing yards on 243 […]

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A Look At The Steelers Defense Last Season Against The No Huddle

In previous post about the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line play last season, one of the commenters stated that he couldn\’t stand seeing Casey Hampton being forced to play on obvious passing downs because of the no huddle offenses the team faced. Following that comment, another person stated that once teams saw Hampton and Brett Keisel […]

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For Whom The Tall Bell Tolls – A Look At Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell And His BMI

One of the knocks on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell is his height, as he measured in at the 2013 NFL Combine at 73.375 inches. Bell was asked about his height during the mandatory mini camp in an interview on 105.9 The X Radio and talked about the pros and cons of it. […]

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Six Week 10 Sunday Games To Watch That Could Help The Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers don\’t play until Monday night so Steeler Nation can sit back on Sunday and watch several games that will continue to shape the AFC playoff picture. Below are six games to have your eyes on for pretty obvious reasons. Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders – The Raiders beat the Steelers earlier this […]

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Eagles Strengths Correspond With Steelers Weaknesses

By Jeremy Hritz There seems to be a quiet confidence for the Pittsburgh Steelers surrounding this Sunday’s contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. Whether that is attributable to the possible return of Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, and Rashard Mendenhall, or to the urgency that the Steelers have as the result of potentially being 1-3 if they […]

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Breaking Down The Roethlisberger To Brown Touchdown Pass Against The Raiders

Earlier in the week I broke down the long touchdown run of Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it included a nice read of the defense by Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also had a great defensive read and check in the game that resulted in the […]

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Fantasy Rewind: Week 3 Versus Oakland Raiders

By Christopher DiMarino Steelers Versus Raiders Recap: This game was very different from what I thought it would be. I wasn’t surprised it was close, but I was surprised by the timeline of scoring events. The Steelers got started quick and scored with ease early. In the end, however, it was the Raiders who came […]

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Steelers Defense Predictable? Against The Raiders They Were Several Times Pre Snap

The play of Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer this past weekend can not be understated, but the defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly helped the veteran quarterback out by declaring what they were going to do several times during the game pre snap. You are likely reading quite a bit today about how “predictable” the […]

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Looking At The Steelers Defense On First Down Through 3 Games

A reader emailed me to ask about the first down woes thus far this season for the Pittsburgh Steelers on defense, so I thought I would compile the results league wide and have a look at it. First let\’s look at the Steelers in the regular season on first down over the course of the […]

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Brett Keisel Takes Blame For Steelers Loss To Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel took the Sunday loss to the Oakland Raiders pretty hard, and after the game he wanted all of the blame placed on his shoulders. “The offense played great,” said the Steelers defensive captain. “Like i said before, you can blame this loss on me and we\’ll go back to […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

Rookie Kelvin Beachum starts the second half with a false start. Ben Roethlisberger was off the mark trying to drop a deep ball into Mike Wallace and the Steelers are facing second and long. On third down Roethlisberger misses Antonio Brown on the right sideline that would have likely moved the chains. The Steelers quarterback […]

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Steelers Winners And Losers – Week 3 – Raiders

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-31 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and have now dropped to 1-2 on the young season. Below are 4 players that I thought had winning performances in the game and 4 more that had losing performances. Winners: Heath Miller – The fantastic start to the season for Miller continues as […]

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Breaking Down The Long Touchdown Run By Darren McFadden Against The Steelers

Last week I talked extensively about the zone blocking scheme that Oakland Raiders now use and how the defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers hadn\’t defended it well as of late. One of my biggest fears headed into this game was that the defense would have problem against this scheme and that Raiders running back Darren […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-31 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The opening kickoff ends with kicker Shaun Suisham having to make the tackle. Not a good start by special teams. On the first play for the […]

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Steelers Drop To 1-2 In Week 3 Loss To Raiders – Game Recap

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43 yard as time ran out to hand the Pittsburgh Steelers their second loss of the 2012 season. For the Raiders it was their first win of the season as quarterback Carson Palmer  was 24-of-34 passing in the game for 209 yards with 3 touchdown passes. The Steelers […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers take their 1-1 record out west to the Black Hole to face the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon. Below are 7 things to watch for specifically in this game along with my prediction at the end of it. In case you missed it, here is my full preview of the game […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Raiders Preview & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Week three is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are making the trip to Oakland to take on the 0-2 Oakland Raiders. While it appears that this is an easy victory with all of the injuries in the Raiders secondary, there are no such things as gimme in the NFL. The last time […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 3: Steelers Versus Raiders

Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: This matchup is very interesting. Most Steelers fans won’t worry about this game for a second because Ben Roethlisberger has looked incredible and the Raiders haven’t looked great. But what interests me is that this is a matchup of the two most notably struggling run offenses. Darren McFadden is an exciting […]

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