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Ben Roethlisberger Posting Lowest Sack Rate Of Career

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked just 12 times this season. Of course, the fact that he has only played in two thirds of the season thus far does diminish that mark somewhat; if we prorate that figure over the course of the current season, he would have…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Raiders Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders. First Half – Kick return team: Arthur Moats, Sean Spence, Shamarko Thomas, Bud Dupree, and Vince Williams the front five. Robert Golden in tow. Jesse James, replacing Matt Spaeth, Roosevelt Nix, and Will Johnson the three-man “wedge,” with…


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Week Nine Steelers Vs Raiders Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to climb back into the win column with a game-winning drive at the end of regulation on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, edging above .500 once again. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The Steelers defense got off…


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Week Nine Steelers Vs Raiders First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to climb back into the win column with a game-winning drive at the end of regulation on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, edging above .500 once again. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. We were immediately introduced to…


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Examining The AFC Playoff Picture

Now that every team has played at least eight games this season, it is time to take an in-depth look at the AFC playoff picture heading into Week 10. We’ll look at which teams are unofficially locked in, which teams are on the bubble, and which teams are all-but mathematically…


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Lack Of Pass Rush Produces Worst Defensive Showing To Date For Steelers

For the first time all season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was held without a sack on Sunday against the Raiders, getting blanked by the young offense’s rebuilt offensive line. Entering the game, the Steelers were a top-five pass-rushing team in terms of total sacks accumulated, posting 22 sacks in their…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Raiders

Written on 11/8/15 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I think I used that to open a recap once before. Dickens is going to come after me. On another beautiful Sunday at Heinz Field the Pittsburgh Steelers were involved in one of the most exciting, entertaining…


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Tomlin Looking For More Out Of Steelers’ Pass Rush

Derek Carr’s jersey probably didn’t even need to be washed after Sunday. At best, a Tide To Go pen would have done the trick. In 46 dropbacks, Carr wasn’t sacked once by the Pittsburgh Steelers pass rush and was only hit once. Mike Tomlin addressed that issue in his opening…


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Steelers Come Out On Top In Roller Coaster Fourth Quarter

While the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to squeak by yesterday afternoon with a win on a late field goal with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, that final frame proved to be a wild one that saw 31 points scored and a flurry of momentum swings going back and…


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Heyward Holding Himself, Steelers Defense Accountable Despite Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers won a pivotal game in the AFC Wild Card race. But hearing Cameron Heyward talk after, you might have guessed the Steelers lost. Heyward was predictably disappointed in giving up 35 points and 440 yards to the Oakland Raiders. And he didn’t mince words. “Offense bailed us…


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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Raiders

An insane game only deserves equally insane statistics. I hope I can do it justice. – The Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders have been playing for 45 years. Today’s 38-35 contest was the second highest-scoring matchup between the two, only surpassed by the Raiders 45-34 victory in 1980. – Let’s…


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Steelers Win Slugfest With Raiders, 38-35

Facing a must-win game with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on his way to the hospital to get a foot injury evaluated, and star running Le’Veon Bell watching from home while recovering from surgery, Pittsburgh turned to the one man left that they could count on regardless of the bleak situation. Antonio…


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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Raiders Winners/Losers

What. A. Game. Felt like this one should have been played in the 1970s. WINNERS:  Antonio Brown: I mean, what else can you say? 17 catches, a team record, for 284 yards, also a team record history and second most in regulation. He racked up a 10/180 line in the first…


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Steelers Vs. Raiders: 7 Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the 4-3 Oakland Raiders Sunday at Heinz Field and below are seven key things that I believe they will need to do in the game in order to come away with a big AFC win that figures to have huge Wild Card implications…


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Week Nine Steelers Vs Raiders: What To Watch For

Entering the second game in a three-week home stand, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in dire need of a return to the win column after two straight losses have knocked them down to 4-4 and virtually already out of the division race, losing their pole position for a Wildcard spot in…