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AFC Playoff Picture: A Steelers Fan’s Rooting Guide To NFL Week 15

The (8-5) Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the (10-3) Denver Broncos Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in what figures to be a great AFC matchup. Even though the Steelers still control their own playoff destiny right now, it doesn’t mean that we won’t be doing some scoreboard watching on…


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Newly Trim Marcus Gilbert Seeing Efforts Pay Off On Sundays

Heading into his fifth season, Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert had been on a general upward trajectory throughout his career, though one not precipitous enough to reach a level of satisfaction for many. He still had some obvious technique issues that held him back. And he also had a…


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Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert’s Pass Protection

With the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line dealing with a host of injuries this season, I fear we haven’t called enough attention to the fine play of Ramon Foster, David DeCastro, and especially Marcus Gilbert. The right tackle struggled last year after being signed to a lengthy extension, but the continued…


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Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert Vs Chiefs

For one reason or another, not a lot of attention has been paid to Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert this season. Ordinarily, it’s a good sign for an offensive lineman when he goes unnoticed, but we are not the sort to overlook quality offensive line play. And that is…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Chiefs Game Notes

Your weekly game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit. The front five: Arthur Moats, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Bud Dupree, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind them. Roosevelt Nix, Matt Spaeth, and Will Johnson making up…


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Week Seven Steelers Vs Chiefs First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell short in their comeback attempt Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, ultimately losing the first start of Landry Jones’ career by a score of 23-13. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The Steelers wanted to get Jones on track…


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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Chiefs Winners/Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers always seem to suffer one of these kinds of losses, don’t they? WINNERS:  Martavis Bryant: Bryant continues to show a nose for the end zone, scoring for the 11th time in 12 career games. His TD was an eventful one but was able to secure the ball and…


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Steelers Vs. Chiefs: 7 Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 1-5 Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium and below are seven key things that I believe they will need to do in the game in order to come away with a road win. Earn deep R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Even though the Steelers main concern…


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Steelers Vs. Chiefs 2015 Week 7: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Week 7 Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET Site: Arrowhead Stadium (76,416) • Kansas City, Mo. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (color analyst), Stacey Dales (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network…


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Steelers vs. Chiefs: Five Key Players In Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 1-5 Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday in what figures to be a closely contested game due mainly to injuries. Three of the Chiefs five losses this season have also come against teams who remain unbeaten heading into Week 7. These five…



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Steelers Film Room: Kansas City Chiefs’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…



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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Cardinals Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 25-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. First Half – Kick coverage unit from left to right: Shamarko Thomas–Robert Golden–Roosevelt Nix–Terence Garvin–Vince Williams–Chris Boswell–Sean Spence–Will Johnson–Antwon Blake–Darrius Heyward-Bey–Brandon Boykin. Nix is taking Ross Ventrone’s spot. – First play of the game. Sean Spence does a…


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Chiefs Injury Report: Hali, Devito, Maclin, Wilson Sit Out Wednesday

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium and their Wednesday injury report is quite lengthy. Not practicing on Wednesday were defensive end Mike Devito (concussion), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (concussion) and linebacker Ramik Wilson (knee, ankle). Hali was on…