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2014 NFL Week 7 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With seven weeks of 2014 season now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. As you can see, the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers are now the top two teams when it comes to the differential stat thanks to the Cincinnati […]

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Steelers Show A 4-5-2 Goal Line Package Against Cleveland

It seemed odd to me when reviewing the snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cleveland Browns that three of the four starting members of the secondary all played every snap but two. I realized that something must have occurred during the game that I missed to cause this quirk, and indeed it […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 1-1 after two weeks in an AFC North division in which nobody has gone winless. While they squeaked by the Cleveland Browns in the season opener, they were trounced last Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens. The team still has many questions to answer on both sides of the ball, so […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Ike Taylor

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was targeted four times by quarterback Joe Flacco against the Baltimore Ravens last week, but Taylor was the only one to get a hand on any of those four passes. Although he missed one tackle early on in the game (who didn’t miss a tackle going after Steve Smith […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers, at this point, are basically starting Cam Thomas at left defensive end because they are waiting for either Stephon Tuitt to be ready mentally or for Brett Keisel to be ready physically to be a starter. That’s my working theory, anyway, because he would certainly be of better service to this unit […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review Steve McLendon

Membership numbers of the Steve McLendon Is Not A Nose Tackle support group may have taken a hit following last Thursday’s loss by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who fell 26-6 to the Baltimore Ravens in a game in which the second-year starter was most certainly the defense’s best player. Suffice it to say that the Ravens’ […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a hold. – Empty set out […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. First Half – Kick return unit: The frontline from left to right by the return team’s perspective. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Arthur Moats, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. The following pairing of Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth with […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

With inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons taking upon a greater leadership role in his eighth season, shifting from the mack to the buck linebacker position, the Pittsburgh Steelers are depending on him more than ever. The Steelers are transitioning on defense, starting younger players, letting older players go, and even adding pieces in free agency. With […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cortez Allen

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen was signed to a new contract on the eve of the start of the 2014 season in a move no doubt prompted by the very real concern that they had virtually no cornerbacks signed through the 2015 season. Both Ike Taylor and William Gay are in the final years of […]

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Steelers At Risk Of Becoming Plain Wrap

By Michael K. Reynolds As has been well documented by the recent salutes to former head coach Chuck Noll and team legend Joe Greene, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned their reputation through defensive domination. Although you’ll see the highlights of Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann in Super Bowl clips, the team’s unique brand from the 1970’s […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd It was an unusual week leading into Thursday’s nationally televised Steelers-Ravens game. The build-up had nothing to do with what has been one of the NFL’s best rivalries and everything to do with Ray Rice, a video released by TMZ, the Ravens ultimate decision to release Rice and what impact that would […]

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Steelers Defense Allowed 223 Self-Inflicted Yards To Ravens In Loss

Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, the stat sheet says the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed 323 net yards of total offense. When you factor in the defensive penalties, however, the Ravens moved the football a total of 376 yards in the game. After the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked about how the loss […]

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Lack Of Pressure Putting Pressure On Steelers Defense

For the second straight game, in back-to-back efforts to begin what was supposed to be a new start from this new look Pittsburgh Steelers defense, the team gave up more than 25 points to an opponent. They also failed to record a turnover for the second straight game, while the offense have given up four […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with a long drive that ended with a Justin Brown fumble. The Baltimore Ravens proceed to embark on an 85-yard touchdown drive that remains the difference, as the Steelers trail 10-3 heading into the second half. The Ravens received the ball to begin the second half after deferring to start the game. Shaun […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Week One with a victory and Baltimore Ravens with a loss, they both turned in performances they’d like to forget and move on from. The Steelers relinquished a 24-point halftime lead to the Cleveland Browns before eking out a last-second victory on a field goal, while the Ravens had to come back […]

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Steelers vs. Ravens Final Pregame Thoughts, Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers will attempt to start the 2014 season 2-0 Thursday night on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. Below are a few of my final thoughts heading into the game along with my final score prediction. Both teams should be able to run on one another in this game. The Steelers offense should […]

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Ravens Open Up As Three Point Favorites Over Steelers

After opening the 2014 regular season at home with a 30-27 win over the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers will now go on the road to play the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. Despite dropping their home opener Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals 23-16, the Ravens open as three points favorites at home against the Steelers. […]

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Adam Schein Predicts Steelers Will Finish Last In AFC North In 2014

Whenever Adam Schein writes or says something about the Pittsburgh Steelers, his words always seem to create a stir. Tuesday wasn’t any different as the SiriusXM NFL Radio show host and part time NFL.com writer’s prediction for the AFC North is sure to infuriate Steelers fans. According to Schein, who always seems to throw objectivity […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 13 Versus Ravens

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today’s edition brings you Week 13 […]

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2012, 2013 NFL Game Opening Drive Study

By Alex Kozora This past weekend, Dave Bryan posted an article containing Ben Roethlisberger’s career numbers on opening drives.  And as he wrote and a reader posted, a more full-fledged idea came out of it. Statistics are all relative. On the surface, it’s difficult to gauge how impressive Roethlisberger’s performance (37 touchdowns in 142 drives) […]

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Steelers Film Room: Reading Hats On The Goalline

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Ravens 2014 Draft Class

We have already dissected the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class pretty good, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We’ll start this short series off with a quick overview of the Baltimore Ravens 2014 draft class. 1 – 17(17) – C.J. Mosley – ILB – Alabama […]

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Albert Breer: Lessons Learned On The New Salary Cap Realities

The monetary landscape for players and teams has changed a fair bit since the lockout a few seasons ago. The uncapped year created opportunities for some, and problems for others—even later on down the road. When the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was reached, the salary cap was kept low for the first few years. It […]

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Former Raven Michael Oher Signs With The Tennessee Titans

The Baltimore Ravens may have checked off the biggest box on their to-do list when it comes to turning around their offensive line, but today the Tennessee Titans didn’t make their job any easier. Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reported that the Titans have agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract for tackle Michael Oher, […]

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