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Bengals Crowned, Second Place Unsettled: The State Of The AFC North – Week 17

By Jeremy Hritz Week seventeen is here, and the AFC North Divisional Champion has been crowned: the Cincinnati Bengals. With a playoff spot secured, the Bengals are now playing for seeding purposes, and should they beat the Baltimore Ravens at home, which is likely considering their undefeated record there, and should the Patriots lose to […]

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Shaping Up For A Bengals-Ravens Showdown: The State Of The AFC North – Week Sixteen

By Jeremy Hritz Only two weeks remaining in the 2013 regular season, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are more than likely facing a second year in a row without making the playoffs. Without help from the Ravens, Dolphins, Jets, and Chargers, the offseason work to reverse the two-year trend will begin immediately, and the Steelers will […]

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Hritz: Bengals Versus Steelers Preview and Prediction – Week 15

By Jeremy Hritz Only three more games remaining in the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season, and the significance that the contests have taken on in the past couple of weeks has begun to weaken, and sadly, it seems that the only thing that the team has to play for is pride and the teeny-tiny possibility that […]

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Ain’t Nothing Changed: The State of the AFC North – Week Fifteen

By Jeremy Hritz The AFC North looks to be the Cincinnati Bengals domain as it has all season, the result of the consistency that they have demonstrated in winning. For as streaky as Andy Dalton has been at times, the Bengals continue to find ways to win football games and move closer to an AFC […]

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Some Ziggy Hood Highlights As He Re-Enters The Starting Lineup

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to a player like Ziggy Hood, who not only does nothing special himself, but also plays a selfless position such as the 3-4 defensive end in Dick LeBeau’s scheme, all publicity is not good publicity. In fact, when Hood gets brought up, it’s usually in a negative light. Even […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Vince Williams Versus Ravens

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of Vince Williams’ snaps vs the Baltimore Ravens. *Not including the three kneel downs Baltimore had at the end of the game with Williams on the field. First Drive Snaps: 3 Run: 1 Rush/Drop: 1/1 1. 1st and 10, 12:24 1st. Playaction on the Ravens first play of the game. […]

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Jason Worilds Continued Pass-Rushing Hot Streak Versus Ravens

By Matthew Marczi As I wrote yesterday, the biggest strides that fourth-year outside linebacker Jason Worilds have made this season are not in his pass rushing skills, even if they are more eye-catching—not to mention more apparent due to his increased playing time. No, his greatest improvement this year has been his assignment discipline and […]

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Biggest Strides For Worilds Coming Against The Run, Not The Pass

By Matthew Marczi Jason Worilds may have played the best game of his career up to this point in the Steelers’ latest lost to the Ravens, but it had more to do with his work versus the run than against the pass, despite the fact that he registered two sacks, including a strip sack that […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi On the first snap, Jason Worilds picked up where he left off in his strong run defense, tackling Bernard Pierce from behind before he could break away for what might have gone for a first down otherwise. He nearly got a third sack on Joe Flacco a few plays later, but he […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The decision to run on third and 12 in the beginning of the game seemed stupid at first, until you noticed the way the Ravens were lined up on defense. It was tempting to run through that hole. And it was probably closer to working than you’d think. Mat McBriar had his […]

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Can The Steelers Secondary Improve Over The Final Four Games?

By Jeremy Hritz The momentum has been stifled, and the longest win streak for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 ends at three games, one better than their previous streak of two. If this pattern continues, their next streak will be four in a row, and they could keep their slim playoff possibilities afloat at least […]

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Drive-By-Drive Analysis Reveals Worrying Third-Down Trend For Steelers Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers had ample opportunity to hold the Baltimore Ravens to drive after drive without a scoring attempt. And time after time, they failed to take advantage of those opportunities. The Ravens held the ball on nine occasions. They punted once. They also ended the first and second halves with the […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Winners And Losers Week 13

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 22-20 to the Baltimore Ravens and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Jason Worilds – Worilds has likely made himself a ton of money the last three weeks as once again he […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Taylor Made? – Ike Taylor is coming off of his worst two games of the season. In the last two weeks he has given up 14 catches for 328 […]

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The Battle for #2 in Baltimore: The State of the AFC North – Week Thirteen

By Jeremy Hritz Week 13 of the NFL season is here, and Americans everywhere are ready to assault their stomachs with an arsenal of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and let’s not forget, three football games spaced out nicely to make for one hell of a holiday. For Pittsburgh Steelers fans and for fans of the […]

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Dink And Dunk? Not So Fast

By Matthew Marczi When the Steelers first brought in Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator, some criticized the decision to install what they pejoratively refer to as a ‘dink and dunk’ offense. As the season progressed and the team started losing games, many more joined in to the chorus. This season has been no […]

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2013 NFL Week 12 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

I know that you have all been waiting with baited breath for the weekly ANY/A differential stats now that week 12 is over and below are your updated year to date totals. I can’t help myself, I love this stat and the TOX stat too much not to track it. As has been the case […]

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Steelers, Ravens, And Browns All Knotted Up: The State Of The AFC North – Week Twelve

By Jeremy Hritz Are the Pittsburgh Steelers back in the Wild Card conversation? At 4-6, knotted up with the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, the answer is yes, and with four divisional games remaining before the end of the 2013 season, the opportunities are plenty to claim a Wild Card spot. Unfortunately, there is […]

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Remaining North Schedules Promise Drama: The State Of The AFC North – Week 11

By Jeremy Hritz One week after a win against a listless Buffalo Bills team, the Pittsburgh Steelers are somehow still in a (precarious) position to win the AFC North crown, yet to maintain that position would require perfection, or near perfection, in the final seven contests as they still have the bulk of their divisional […]

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Ohio Runs The North: The State Of The AFC North – Week 10

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers were obliterated last weekend by the New England Patriots and descended further into the abyss that has become the 2013 season, while the Baltimore Ravens dropped a six-point contest to the Cleveland Browns, and the Cincinnati Bengals enjoyed their bye week as they maintained their spot atop the AFC […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Ravens

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Baltimore Ravens. Apologies for not having anything last week. My Coaches Film and immune system were not cooperating. Please be merciful, Steelers Depot commenters. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kick return unit. Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon […]

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Big Play William Gay Knows He Nearly Allowed One Against The Ravens

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay will remain the starter opposite Ike Taylor and certainly deserves to be. Gay, who has long been the whipping boy for Steelers fans around the world, is currently ranked by Pro Football Focus as the 15th best cornerback in the league seven weeks into the season and if […]

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Jason Takes Baltimore – The Bad

By Matthew Marczi As has pretty much always been the case with Jason Worilds, the fourth-year outside linebacker sprinkled in both some good and some bad during his fill-in starting performance for Jarvis Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. At times, he displayed veteran awareness of his surroundings, and at others, he looked confused. For the […]

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Jason Takes Baltimore – The Good

By Matthew Marczi As has pretty much always been the case with Jason Worilds, the fourth-year outside linebacker sprinkled in both some good and some bad during his fill-in starting performance for Jarvis Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. At times, he displayed veteran awareness of his surroundings, and at others, he looked confused. For the […]

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LaMarr Woodley Contributes To Winning Effort Against Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is being asked to do more for the team than he ever has, now that he is being counted upon to generate the majority of the team’s pressures, or so it seems. Fellow outside linebackers Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones still have a long way to […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi As much as Lawrence Timmons has been criticized and scrutinized over the years, nobody is a tougher critic of his play than himself. He appears disgusted with himself after tripping up Ray Rice for a two-yard gain when he was looking to hold the back to no gain. The wide angle that […]

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