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Steelers Playoff Chances Took A Hit Thursday Night, But They’re Still Not Dead

The Pittsburgh Steelers loss Thursday night to the Baltimore Ravens was a big one. While it certainly hurt their chances of making the playoffs, they are still not completely out of the picture. They will, however, need some help and that help needs to begin on Sunday. First off, it would probably be wise to […]

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Steelers Still Don’t Control Their Own Playoff Destiny

Thanks to their 27-11 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to keep their playoff chances in good shape. While they still do not control their own destiny, they likely will at some point as long as they continue to stack wins. Heading into Week 13 and a Thanksgiving night meeting […]

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Tear Up Your Mock Drafts, They’re Kindling Now

By Matthew Marczi I wrote before yesterday’s game against the Detroit Lions that the final score would be pivotal in determining how the remainder of the season would be viewed, at least by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base. Were they to win, they would keep their fledgling division hopes alive, and would be well within […]

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2013 NFL Week 9 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

You don’t need the ANY/A stats to know just how bad the 2013 season is going for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but just in case you do, below are the differential stats through the week nine games. The Steelers have been trending in the wrong direction the last few weeks and are now in jeopardy of […]

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A Look At Unblocked Pressure On Both Sides Of The Ball

By Matthew Marczi It is certainly no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers this season have been terrible at generating pressure on the quarterback, and especially so when they do not blitz. This has been the theme for the past few years now. Part of the reason this might be is that, despite all of the […]

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Pro Football Focus Ranks David DeCastro Third Overall Among Guards

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro has reportedly been getting around this week on an ankle sprain without so much as a limp, according to various beat reporters’ accounts on Twitter. That could certainly lead to good news for a Pittsburgh team in dire need of quality offensive line play if he […]

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Steelers AFC North Hopes Have Vanished Into The Black Hole

Any hopes that the Pittsburgh Steelers had of winning the AFC North vanished into the Black Hole Sunday in their 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders. The Steelers loss dropped them to 2-5 on the season and thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals blowing out the New York Jets, Pittsburgh now sits four wins behind in […]

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2013 NFL Week 6 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

A few weeks ago, I promised I would start posting the league ANY/A differential stats after the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth game and below are the results following the conclusion of week six. I like to use these stats as my own personal power rankings as I believe it to be a good measurement for each […]

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2013 NFL Week 5 TOX Stats

Week five of the 2013 NFL season is behind us now and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat didn’t do so well as the plus two or better teams finished 5-3 (62.5%). The year to date record for the plus two teams is 38-11 (77.6%). […]

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2013 NFL Week 4 TOX Stats

Week four of the 2013 NFL season has now come and gone and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. We knew a correction was on the way in the next two weeks and we got it this week as the plus two or better TOX stat finished 9-3 […]

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Bears WR Brandon Marshall Says He Took Steelers CB Ike Taylor Too Lightly In 2010

The last time Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall faced Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was in 2010 when he played for the Miami Dolphins. In that game, Taylor limited the 6’4″ wide receiver to just five catches for 57 yards and no touchdowns. On Thursday, Marshall said he took Taylor too lightly in that […]

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Ravens Whack Weedon, Move to 1-1: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz 2013 AFC North Standings Week 2 AFC North Schedule Week 3 AFC North Schedule Ravens, 1-1 Ravens 14, Browns 6 Texans @ Ravens, 1 PM Bengals, 0-1 Steelers @ Bengals, MNF, 8:40 PM Packers @ Bengals, 1 PM Steelers, 0-1   Browns @ Vikings, 1 PM Browns, 0-2   Bears @ Steelers, […]

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AFC North Teams Go Winless In Week 1

The AFC North certainly isn’t what it used to be, at least after the first week of the 2013 season, as all four teams are 0-1 heading into the second week of the season. The Baltimore Ravens started things off with their 49-27  loss in the 2013 season opener to the Denver Broncos and the […]

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Ravens WR Jacoby Jones To Have MRI On Injured Knee

The Baltimore Ravens suffered a few key injuries in their season opening loss to the Denver Broncos Thursday night as both wide receiver Jacoby Jones and tackle Michael Oher left the game in the first half and did not return. On Friday, The Baltimore Sun reports that Jones will undergo an MRI on his knee […]

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Ravens Drop 2013 NFL Season Opener To Broncos 49-27

The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens looked anything but that Thursday night as they lost 49-27 to the Denver Broncos in the 2013 NFL season opener. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning equaled the all-time NFL record with seven touchdown passes against the Ravens and he finished the game 27-of-42 for 462 yards. Wes Welker, Demaryius […]

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2013 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2013 NFL season is finally here and it kicks off tonight with the Denver Broncos hosting the Baltimore Ravens on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2013 season. As you can see, I give the Dallas Cowboys a lot more respect this season than most. […]

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Steelers Are Golden in Home Openers

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers blew an opportunity in Tennessee to secure their third victory of the season. When the fourth quarter concluded, the Steelers limped away from a 26-23 loss marred by injuries and mistakes. Ike Taylor was victimized throughout the night by Kenny Britt and was called for two pass […]

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Broncos Claim Former Steelers LB Adrian Robinson Off Waivers From The Eagles

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Adrian Robinson has a new home as the Denver Broncos claimed him off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The Steelers had traded Robinson to the Eagles a week ago Friday for running back Felix Jones, but the Temple product wasn’t able to survive the final round of cuts. The […]

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Charlie Batch Hints That Ben Roethlisberger Wasn\’t Allowed To Audiblize Last Season

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch let it be known recently that offensive coordinator Todd Haley wouldn\’t allow quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to audiblize out of plays at the line of scrimmage last season. “By not being allowed that flexibility, like Bruce Arians allowed him to have to change at the line of scrimmage to a […]

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Steelers Sign Free Agent TE Nathan Overbay; Waive T Mike Farrell

Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently short healthy tight ends on their 90 man roster, they were forced to make a roster move on Thursday. Burt Lauten reports on Twitter that the team signed free agent tight end Nathan Overbay and waived tackle Mike Farrell on Thursday. Overbay, the nephew of former Pittsburgh Pirates […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Questions – What To Do With John Parker Wilson

By Matthew Marczi Whether or not it was a surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft depended greatly on who you asked. Equally elusive was the answer to the question of whether or not it was a good idea. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed three games […]

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Report: Steelers To Work Out Free Agent T D\’Anthony Batiste

According to Adam Caplan on Twitter, former Arizona Cardinals tackle D\’Anthony Batiste is scheduled to work out for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Former Cardinals LT/RT D'Anthony Batiste scheduled to work out for the Steelers, source confirms. He started 10 games last season for Cards. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 2, 2013 Batiste, 31, started 10 games […]

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Steelers Backs Topped The League In Pass Protection In 2012

By Matthew Marczi A couple days back, I wrote about the tough road ahead facing rookie running back Le’Veon Bell in terms of living up to the exceptional pass blocking performance turned in by the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs from a season ago. In the article, I mentioned that I had not done a cross-comparison […]

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Bills Sign Former Steelers T Tony Hills On Sunday

The Buffalo Bills currently have quite a few former Pittsburgh Steelers players on their roster and as of Sunday, they have another offensive lineman in Tony Hills. In addition to signing Hills, who has played for both the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts since being released by the Steelers in September of 2011, the […]

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Four Out Of Five Starting Steelers Linemen Are Wearing Knee Braces

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started their training camp practice and while the offensive linemen were going through their drills, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review noted on twitter that four of the five starting offensive linemen were wearing knee braces. The only lineman not wearing knee braces is right tackle Mike Adams, according to his […]

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Who Plays Left Tackle For Steelers If Marcus Gilbert Goes Down?

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who is acquainted with the recent history of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their offensive line knows that there is a good chance that one of the starting linemen will miss time in 2013. When you consider that both players expected to be starting tackles this year missed significant time just last […]

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