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Film Room: Butler’s Fire X Provides Critical Splash Moment

Now that the coaches tape is finally out, wanted to take a short look at a Dick LeBeau staple that Keith Butler has sprinkled in throughout his two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. When you think of a Fire Zone, the casual fan probably thinks about the “Fire X” blitz…



Lawrence Timmons Helping Drive Late Defensive Run

Though he may not quite be long in the tooth in terms of age when it comes to the linebacker position, Pittsburgh Steelers 10th-year veteran Lawrence Timmons, at the age of 30, certainly has a lot of NFL tread on his tires. He has played in more consecutive games than…


Red-Zone Defense Kept Steelers In Game Despite Late Lapse

In a game that featured a litany of peaks and valleys, it was difficult at any point of Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens to get a true read on how things would ultimately play out. Ironically, not even one of the best measures—red-zone efficiency—was able…


Steelers Pay Ravens Back With Scrooge-Worthy Christmas Elimination

Over the course of the past couple of seasons, the Baltimore Ravens seemed equipped to capitalize on every opportunity presented to them to add to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ grief. Not only did they knock the Steelers out of the playoffs in the 2014 season, they beat Pittsburgh twice a year…


Big Ben’s Big Fourth Quarter Salvages Two-Pick Day

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this game understanding exactly what was on the line. While a loss would not end their season just yet, a victory would secure their playoff future with a division title, with a home game included in that mix. And the Steelers have generally been a better…



Film Room: Ravens’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Baltimore Ravens’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report Ravens’…


Ravens Have Been No Road Warriors In 2016

The Baltimore Ravens may be having a pretty strong season—at least in comparison to their 2015 season, but one thing that cannot be said about them is that they have been road warriors of any sort. And that is bad news, because they are out of home games, where they…


Steelers Have Quietly Managed An Impressive Takeaway Streak

Through all the despair and redemption this season, we’ve come to recognize that the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers are a very streaky team. While their earlier four-game losing streak and current five-game winning streaks are garnering the most attention, here is one you’ve probably missed. The Steelers have now forced a…




Steelers Open As 3.5-Point Home Favorites Over Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers can clinch the AFC North Christmas night with a home win over the Baltimore Ravens and as you would expect, they’re early favorites to do just that. According to VegasInsider.com, the Steelers opened up as 3.5-point home favorites over the Ravens. That line, however, has quickly moved…



2016 NFL Week 15: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again. Well, little Finley Pearl has been with us for a week now and she’s a handful. Eat, pee, poop, play, sleep and repeat. Not necessarily always in that order. She likes to get her day started at around 4:30 a.m. as well….