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Steelers Defensive Charting Takeaways: Post Bye Week

By Alex Kozora As we’ve done every few weeks, some interesting takeaways based off my charting of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense in 2014. Just a random assortment of things that stuck out to me based off the data. – Over the last two weeks, James Harrison has been dominating the snaps at outside linebacker over […]

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Steelers Will Benefit From Further AFC North Cannibalism

The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being in arguably the toughest—and certainly the closest—division in football right now, with the AFC North being the only division in the league in which no team has a losing record. In fact, all four teams in the division have at least a .600 winning […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 11 vs. Titans

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers nearly had to leave Nashville like so many others before them; with nothing more than a worn-out guitar case and a broken heart. Fortunately, with a masterful fourth quarter performance, the team beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 in Grand Ole Opry style. So before the banjo gets any […]

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Steelers Film Room: Tennessee Titans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night opponent, the Tennessee Titans. OFFENSE – The Titans are one of two teams in the NFL with a rookie quarterback and running back – Zach Mettenberger at QB and Bishop Sankey at RB. The Minnesota Vikings are the other with Teddy Bridgewater and Jerrick […]

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Steelers Sunday Afternoon An Eventful One With Division Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers do not play until tomorrow night, but that doesn’t mean that this Sunday afternoon doesn’t have big goings on in the AFC North. While the Baltimore Ravens are on their bye week, both the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals are playing 1 PM games, with Cleveland at home and Cincinnati on the […]

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Steelers Dick LeBeau Looks To Improve On 18-2 Record Against Rookie Quarterbacks Monday Night

UPDATE: I have changed this post to reflect the way Ryan Scarpino is reporting the stat. He is taking into account multiple games in the same season along with the one playoff game against Joe Flacco. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau enters the game Monday night against the Tennessee Titans with an 18-2 record […]

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Steelers To Continue Keeping Things Simple For Rookie WR Martavis Bryant

In the first four games that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant has played in this year, he’s caught 14 passes for 310 yards and six touchdowns. If he keeps up that pace, he’ll end his rookie season with 35 catches for 775 yards and 15 touchdowns. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head […]

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‘On The Road Again’ Not A Good Theme For Steelers Offense

For the fourth time this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have scored under 20 points—and under 15 points on offense. In each of those instances, the settings of these sad performances have all been away from Heinz Field. In the second game of the season, the Steelers accumulated a season-low six points against the Baltimore Ravens. […]

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Steelers Staying Afloat In Historically Competitive AFC North

We are now 10 weeks into the 2014 NFL season, meaning that, when it comes to the AFC North, it’s already long been a two dog race—wait, what? The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals are 1-2 in the division? That’s right, with all teams having played at least nine games already, the Browns, at 6-3, […]

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Titans Whisenhunt Refuses To Compare Mettenberger To Roethlisberger

When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger entered the league way back in 2004, current Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was his first offensive coordinator. Currently, Whisenhunt has another rookie quarterback in the form of Zach Mettenberger starting for him in Tennessee and while the LSU product has been compared to a young version of […]

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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Jets

By Alex Kozora A statistical approach of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 defeat at the hands of the New York Jets. – The Steelers’ offense has been maddeningly inconsistent throughout the season. They’ve scored 30+ points in five games while being held to 13 or fewer in three. First time that’s happened since 2008. – Much […]

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Steelers Must Answer One Question: Can They Score On The Road?

These past three games have been nothing short of an offensive revelation for the Pittsburgh Steelers, accumulating 15 touchdown drives behind Ben Roethlisberger, all through the air, though one of those 15 touchdown passes was thrown by the man who has eight of them himself, Antonio Brown. In that span, the Steelers have put up […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Thomas, Gilbert, McLendon All Probable For Ravens Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a healthy team heading into their Sunday night game at Heinz Field against the Baltimore Ravens as only two players have been ruled out on the final injury report of the week released Friday afternoon. Sitting out this weekend, as expected, will be cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Ross Ventrone […]

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Todd Haley On Martavis Bryant: ‘He Got The Opportunity When He Showed He Was Ready For It’

After being inactive for the six games of the 2014 season, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant has played in the last two games and has scored three touchdowns. Because of the instant success inside the red zone that Bryant has had, several fans are wondering what took so long for him to finally […]

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Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict To Miss A Few Games After Having Knee Scoped

The Cincinnati Bengals might get wide receiver A.J. Green back this week, but they will definitely be without one of their top defensive players Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told the media Wednesday that the middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict will likely miss at least the next two games after having his […]

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Steelers Defense On Pace To Give Up 80 Explosive Plays In 2014

In the Sunday win over the Indianapolis Colts the Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up seven more explosive plays of 20 yards or more and that now brings their total allowed on the season to 40. To put that number into perspective, only the Jacksonville Jaguars (44) have allowed more explosive plays so far this season. […]

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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Colts

By Alex Kozora A statistical breakdown from the Pittsburgh Steelers zany 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. – Let’s start with the points. 51 points is the most scored by the Steelers since putting up 52 in a 52-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers on November 25th, 1984. Since 1940, it’s tied for the […]

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Steelers S Ross Ventrone Continues To Prove He’s Worthy Of Being The 53rd Man

When you’re the 53rd man on an NFL roster, more times than not you are player that’s expected to contribute on special teams. For the Pittsburgh Steelers that player is currently reserve safety Ross Ventrone and Monday night against the Houston Texans he more than pulled his weight on special teams. Ventrone, who has shown […]

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Will Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Receive Extra Nickel Package Work Monday Night?

While Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt is expected to make his first career start Monday night against the Houston Texans, it will be interesting to see how they choose to use him when their not using their base 3-4 alignment. Of the 67 snaps that Tuitt has logged so far this season on […]

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Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His Focus

After signing a big extension just prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen isn’t likely to even be the starter Monday night against the Houston Texans as Brice McCain is expected to get that honor instead due to Allen’s inconsistent play so far this season. While the team certainly […]

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Steelers Can Climb Back Into AFC North Race With Win Monday Night

Thanks to what happened Sunday in the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers can climb right back into the thick of things Monday night with a win over the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. While it wasn’t an entirely prefect day for the 3-3 Steelers when it came to scoreboard watching Sunday, two of their division […]

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Sunday Week 7 Discussion Thread

With the Pittsburgh Steelers not playing until Monday night, we can all sit around and take in the other action happening around the NFL in Week 7 on this lazy Sunday. Hopefully the Steelers will get some help within the division and it certainly would be nice if all three of the other teams would […]

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Steelers 2014 Defensive Charting Takeaways: Post Week Six

By Alex Kozora As I did back in Week Two, combing through the notables on my Pittsburgh Steelers defensive chart. Statistically, looking at the positives and negatives from the unit. –  I won’t post all the snap counts but I’ll note the snaps along the defensive line. Cam Thomas: 233/375 snaps (62.1%). On pace for: […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Browns Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the relatively low two allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cleveland Browns in Week Six. 1st and 10, 7:59 3rd. Steelers are in shotgun out of 11 personnel. Browns rush four against the Steelers’ five lineman. Lot going on during this play. Fake the draw and then have […]

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Mike Tomlin Hints That Brice McCain Might Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen signed a new contract just prior to the start of the season, but so far through the first six games of 2014, the former fourth-round draft pick hasn’t played well at all. In fact, he’s been awful and that’s even when you consider that he’s intercepted two passes. The poor […]

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Numbers Crunch: Browns vs Steelers Hidden Statistics

By Alex Kozora Some of the ugly statistics born out of the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 defeat to the Cleveland Browns. I’ll try and fight through the tears as I type them. If you don’t want to feel worse about this loss, stop here. This one isn’t going to be pretty. – Cleveland’s 31 points are […]

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