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Steelers Vs Bengals Positional Grades

With their 33-20 win, Sunday, over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved to within two games of the AFC North division lead with just three weeks left in the regular season. Throughout much of Sunday’s win, the Steelers received a handful of “splash” plays from individual players leading…


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Steelers Vs Bengals: Three Matchups To Watch

Much like Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood,” Sunday’s showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals could be a bloody battle for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the two teams have a clear disdain for each other. Add into the picture the fact that the Steelers defenders could be looking for some…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Defensive Scouting Report

Injuries have forced a slightly different looking Bengals’ unit but not a ton has changed. We’ll start with the numbers. According to ESPN, Vincent Rey is blowing away the rest of the team in tackles, odd given he hasn’t been playing that much lately. They have him for 88 total…


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Steelers Film Room: Cleveland Browns’ 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 Film Room: Bengals Sack Breakdown

We’re back to break down the three sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. So let’s get to it. 1. 3rd and 7, 11:54 2nd. 11 personnel. Seven kept in to block only a four man rush. The Bengals run an “X” stunt…


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Week Eight Steelers Vs Bengals: What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers get Ben Roethlisberger back today after sitting out a month’s worth of games due to an MCL injury and a bone bruise. In doing so, they will be looking to get back into the win column after falling to 4-3 on the season following a road loss…



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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals Defensive 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 Could Use Another Running Back Before Camp

As we grow ever so closer to the kickoff of training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, there are several key questions that although may not bat an eyelash now, could prove crucial later in the season. Although the team’s major free agent signing, if any could be considered…


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Previewing The AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the rest of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown will follow my analysis of their three divisional opponents early next week. We’ll being by taking an in-depth look…



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2015 Should Be First Of Many Pro Bowls For DeCastro

Last year, finally after his eighth season of steady play that helped guide the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowl berths, winning one, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was finally selected to his first Pro Bowl. In 2015, another standout should make his rookie appearance in the game, and it may…


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AFC North Free Agency Watch: Day 4

Perhaps it makes sense that the rare day that the Pittsburgh Steelers were the most active team within the division in free agency just so happened to fall on a Friday the 13th. That that was indeed the case, as they signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a five-year contract, while…


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AFC North Free Agency Watch Day 2: Cincinnati Bengals

Either due to lack of finances or whatever it is the Cleveland Browns are doing, the AFC North has been rather quiet thus far when it comes to signing any players, whether from their own team or outside the organization, to bigger contracts. The Cincinnati Bengals have been the biggest…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals Game Rewind – First Half

Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. First Half – Kick return unit: Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Shamarko Thomas. Stephon Tuitt/Matt Spaeth, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson the wedge, and Josh Harris the upback for Markus Wheaton. – Steelers start the game off…