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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit: The five players that made up the front line. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. The next two had Michael Palmer…


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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Cameron Heyward

The Pittsburgh Steelers need defensive end Cameron Heyward to emerge as one of the young leaders on defense, even while he’s continually growing and maturing as both a player and a leader himself. This is going to result in some growing pains, and there are times when he still gets…


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Steelers Versus Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Unfortunately, the way NFL Rewind is set up, I’m not able to watch the All-22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns until Wednesday at noon. With the Steelers playing on Thursday, the timetable is not kind. Dave is going to need to get…




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The Optimist’s Take – Year Two For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader…


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Lawrence Timmons Active In Coverage Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi While Lawrence Timmons has seen his performance become somewhat erratic this season for a variety of reasons, his coverage ability was perhaps the closest aspect of his game that saw some consistency throughout the year. Outside of one significant exception, that theme continued in the season finale…



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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Chris Carter Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora For the final breakdown of the season, a recap of outside linebacker Chris Carter‘s performance against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run: 0 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 3rd and 7, 13:49 1st. LOLB, where he lined up nearly the…


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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Named 2013 Second Team All-Pro

The Associated Press has now announced their 2013 NFL All-Pro team and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown earned second-team honors for his 110 catch, 1,499 yard season. Brown, who set a new franchise single-season receiving yardage record in 2013, was the only Steelers player to earn All-Pro honors which…


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Possible Last Game In Pittsburgh A Good One For The Beard

By Matthew Marczi Brett Keisel, the longest-tenured remaining Pittsburgh Steeler, may well have played his last game in the black and gold in a win over the Cleveland Browns. Though that’s not yet certain, it is certain that he capped off the 2013 season on a high note, registering a…



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Browns Injury Report: Haden, Ward, Cameron, Taylor All Fail To Practice On Thursday

Just like the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns were also back practicing on Thursday after having Christmas off and their latest injury report includes several key players that have yet to work this week. Not practicing on Thursday were tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion), cornerback Joe Haden (hip), defensive end…


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Kelvin Beachum Can Make A Huge Statement Sunday Against The Packers

When Kelvin Beachum took over the Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle job from Mike Adams following the loss in London to the Minnesota Vikings, I had my doubts as to whether or not he would be able to handle the position. Now, with two games remaining in the regular season,…


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Breakdown Of Steelers NT Al Woods Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora A play-by-play breakdown of the snaps played by nose tackle Al Woods against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 2 Run/Rush: 0/1 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 8:41 1st. LE in 34. Just three man rush. RT/TE block him 2. 1st…


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Troy Polamalu Back To Normal Against The Browns

Matthew Marczi Redemption was a big theme this week, with several players that have struggled the past couple weeks having somewhat of a bounce back game against the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps nobody needed, nor had, a bigger turnaround than Troy Polamalu. Against both the run and the pass, Polamalu was…




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The Longest Playoffs In Steelers History?

By Michael K. Reynolds Say what you want about this year’s edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but fans have much to be grateful for as we head toward Thanksgiving. Hope is still alive and the games still matter. Last week’s thrilling victory over the Detroit Lions essentially bought Steelers fans at least two…




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Browns Injury Report: Weeden, McCoy & Richardson All Out For Sunday

The Cleveland Browns wrapped up their final practice preparations on Friday for the season finale Sunday at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the injury report shows a very banged up team. Cornerback Sheldon Brown (head, foot), tight end Jordan Cameron (head), quarterback Colt McCoy (right shoulder), running back…


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Browns Injury Report: Weeden, McCoy & Richardson All Remain Sidelined

The Cleveland Browns continued their practice preparations on Thursday for the Sunday season finale at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their daily injury report is now out. Cornerback Sheldon Brown (head, foot), tight end Jordan Cameron (head), quarterback Colt McCoy (right shoulder), running back Trent Richardson (ankle) and…



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Steelers Versus Browns Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cleveland Browns 20-14  Sunday and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The Browns open with an explosive play to Josh Gordon on an underneath shallow crossing route. It was against the Steelers zone…