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Week 3 Steelers Vs Eagles – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers have an interesting task ahead of them today as they travel to Philadelphia in the hopes of sullying the rookie campaign of quarterback Carson Wentz, who has led the Eagles to a 2-0 start of the season having avoided throwing an interception in over 70 pass attempts….


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Week 3 Coaching Tree: The Reid Connection

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin will go head to head with the newest branch of the Andy Reid coaching tree, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. The Steelers have some familiarity with Reid as they are 3-3 against him all-time and defeated his…


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Film Room: Eagles’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense 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. Alex’s Scheme Report  Eagles Run Game…


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Jordan Berry Winning Punter/Returner Battle

Punter vs returner. That’s what Danny Smith tells Jordan Berry before each game. Two weeks in, Berry isn’t just winning that battle. He’s in Mortal Kombat FINISH HIM mode against the returner. The second-year punter has had a terrific start to the season including his best performance ever last week, averaging 47…


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Steelers Week 2 YAC Report Vs. Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday at Heinz Field and while their defense played well as a whole on their way to allowing only 16 points, the number of yards allowed after the catch in that game needs to be focused on this week and especially when it comes to…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Steelers Archer Hopes To Prove Doubters Wrong In Year Two

The rookie season of Le’Veon Bell got off to a rocky start, as despite his sterling reputation coming out of Michigan State as a workhorse, he missed the early portion of it with a Lisfranc injury, a tricky but serious injury if not treated with care. However, late in the…


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NFL.com’s Sessler Ranks Steelers Backfield Fifth-Best In NFL

Glancing across the NFL landscape, there are some tremendously gifted running backs, ranging from last year’s leading rusher, DeMarco Murray, who turned his 1,845 yards into a five-year/$40 million payday from the Philadelphia Eagles, to aging stars like Adrian Peterson, who’s returning after missing most of 2014 due to a…


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Steelers Should Poke Around On Polk

Earning $1.542 million a season in 2015 as a backup running back in the NFL is probably not a bad gig if you can get it, but that payday wasn’t evidently big enough for Chris Polk to sign his restricted tender prior to the start of the Philadelphia Eagles offseason…


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Le’Veon Bell Leads League With 461 Yards From Scrimmage

Correct me if I’m wrong, but my research tells me that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell leads all skill position players through the first three games of the season with 461 total yards from scrimmage. He and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray are the only two running backs…


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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Jarvis Jones

There seems to be no shortage of criticism for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ other recent linebacker drafted in the first round, Jarvis Jones. The second-year edge rusher is coming off a frustrating rookie season that he’s understandably sick of talking about, hoping that experience and strength training would lead to a…


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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. First Half – I usually start with the special teams’ groupings here but check out my article yesterday on who ran well for the full, and more detailed, breakdown. – Cam Thomas against…


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Steelers vs Eagles First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Refresh this page frequently for the latest game updates. The second half will have its own thread. The Pittsburgh Steelers head to the other side of the state to take on the Philadelphia Eagles, whose uptempo and aggressive offense will test the resolve of Pittsburgh’s younger, quicker defense. The Steelers are coming…


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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New WR Lance Moore

By Alex Kozora Continuing with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agency breakdown, we’ll evaluate former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore. To evaluate Moore, we broke plays down into two categories. Where he lined up on the field and the route he ran. There are three pre-snap designations for him…