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Scoreboard Peeking: Why The Steelers Win The AFC North

Over the course of the past two days, we’ve taken a look at the current state of the AFC in terms of how the playoff picture is shaping up with five games left to play in the regular season, and how the Pittsburgh Steelers fit into that picture. As it turns out, the Steelers are […]

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Some Steelers Losses Prove Favorable In Tiebreakers

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered their bye week as the projected second wildcard seed in the AFC playoff race. When the Oakland Raiders, previously winless, surprised the Kansas City Chiefs, it actually moved Pittsburgh up to the fifth seed. However, as the games unfolded on Sunday and Monday, just about nothing went right for the Steelers, […]

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Ravens Victory Knocks AFC North Out Of Wildcard Driver’s Seat

With the AFC North sweeping their trio of games during Week 12, the division now has all four teams at least three games over .500—yet they only have one playoff spot between them. That’s because the Baltimore Ravens’ victory last night cannibalized the division and gave the edge to two teams from the AFC West, […]

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A Look At New Steelers Practice Squad DE Joe Kruger

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive end Joe Kruger to their practice squad on Monday after losing former seventh-round draft pick Nick Williams to the Kansas City Chiefs and below is a look at the Utah product. Kruger, who measured in at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine at 6062, 279 pounds, was originally drafted by the […]

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Recent Loss Of Two Practice Squad Defensive Ends Has Several Steelers Fans Upset

Over the course of the last few weeks the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost two young defensive ends that they were developing on their practice squad to other teams as rookie undrafted free agent Josh Mauro and 2013 seventh-round draft pick Nick Williams have been signed away by the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs respectively. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Road To The Playoffs, Loss Of Practice Squad Players & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 47 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into talking about the action around the NFL in Week 12 with the Pittsburgh Steelers off on their bye week. Did you see the final few minutes of the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Cleveland Browns? The Falcons deserved […]

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Steelers Sign DE Joe Kruger To Their Practice Squad To Replace DE Nick Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already filled the open spot on their practice squad as the team announced Monday morning that they have signed defensive end Joe Kruger to their ten-man unit. Kruger, the younger brother of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger, was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh-round of 2013 NFL […]

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Report: Chiefs To Sign DE Nick Williams Off Of Steelers Practice Squad

It sounds like the Pittsburgh Steelers will lose another defensive player off of their practice squad on Tuesday. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Kansas City Chiefs will sign defensive end Nick Williams off of the Steelers practice squad on Tuesday. #Chiefs are planning to sign DL Nick Williams off #Steelers practice […]

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Steelers Enter Their Bye Weekend As 5th Seed In AFC

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a bye this week, but they’ve managed to move up to the fifth seed in the AFC thanks to the Oakland Raiders beating the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night. The Steelers and Chiefs currently have identical 7-4 records, but the Steelers are now the higher seed entering the weekend thanks […]

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Steelers Will Benefit From Further AFC North Cannibalism

The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being in arguably the toughest—and certainly the closest—division in football right now, with the AFC North being the only division in the league in which no team has a losing record. In fact, all four teams in the division have at least a .600 winning […]

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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Titans

By Alex Kozora A statistical analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans Monday night. – We have to start with the star of the show – Le’Veon Bell. His 33 rushes are the most by a Steeler since Rashard Mendenhall. His 204 yards rushing the most since Willie Parker in December […]

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Steelers Staying Afloat In Historically Competitive AFC North

We are now 10 weeks into the 2014 NFL season, meaning that, when it comes to the AFC North, it’s already long been a two dog race—wait, what? The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals are 1-2 in the division? That’s right, with all teams having played at least nine games already, the Browns, at 6-3, […]

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Steelers Film Room: New York Jets Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Brief scouting report of the New York Jets as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. OFFENSE – Michael Vick certainly isn’t the elixir but he appears to be a stabilizing force that Geno Smith wasn’t. He’s still a threat with his legs and has gotten smarter with age, avoiding unnecessary […]

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Steelers Currently 4½ Point Road Favorites Over Jets

Now that they’ve won three straight games at home, the Pittsburgh Steelers will go on the road this week to play the 1-8 New York Jets. After initially opening up as 2½ point road favorites, the Steelers are currently favored by 4½ heading into Tuesday. The Jets will start Michael Vick at quarterback Sunday and […]

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Steelers Defense On Pace To Give Up 80 Explosive Plays In 2014

In the Sunday win over the Indianapolis Colts the Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up seven more explosive plays of 20 yards or more and that now brings their total allowed on the season to 40. To put that number into perspective, only the Jacksonville Jaguars (44) have allowed more explosive plays so far this season. […]

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Texans Defense Stingy So Far This Season When It Comes To Giving Up Explosive Plays

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, they’ll face a defense that has done a good job at not giving up the explosive play through their first six games. According to Pro Football Reference, the Texans defense has only allowed 18 plays of 20 yards or longer so […]

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Haley Set To Face The Man He Hired To Run His Defense In Kansas City

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, there will be two coordinators going against each other that know one another very well. When Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-11, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel held that same position with […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Season Game Predictions

The 2014 NFL season will get underway Thursday night and before I release my predictions for what I believe will happen around the league this year, here is my game by game prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (home) – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has owned the Browns over the years and […]

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Roethlisberger Expecting To Play Entire First Half Against Eagles

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a short week to prepare for their Thursday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is readying himself to play the entire first half, according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com. Roethlisberger wll likely be surrounded by the rest of the first-team offense on the road against the Eagles […]

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Steelers Invest In Special Teams Stability With Shaun Suisham Deal

Coming into training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers faced a situation in which they had five current starters slated to hit free agency after this season was over, following extensions given to center Maurkice Pouncey, safety Troy Polamalu, and tight end Heath Miller. With their starting right tackle, their best pass rusher, and both starting cornerbacks […]

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Future HOF TE Tony Gonzalez Believes Position-Based Pay Is Backward

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is widely credited with helping to revolutionize the position, incorporating it more into the production of the offensive machine, rather than as an extension of the offensive line. Consequently, he holds, or has held, just about every conceivable tight end record of meaning. One […]

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Steelers Todd Haley Talks Four-Down Mode Communication, Rushing Number Targets

During a recent interview with Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked about the importance of him knowing from head coach Mike Tomlin before a drive starts whether or not he would have the luxury of going for it on fourth down. “As a play caller, when I was […]

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Free Agent CB Brandon Flowers Signs With Chargers

As expected, free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers has found a new team to play for and it’s not the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to several Twitter reports, Flowers has agreed on a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers after visiting with them last week. Flowers was released a few weeks ago by the Kansas City […]

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Report: Free Agent CB Brandon Flowers Has No Plans To Visit Steelers

Free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers remains unsigned following his Thursday visit with the San Diego Chargers, but according to a Friday report, he isn’t currently scheduled to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports Friday that according to a source of his, the former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback has no plans to […]

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In Need Of Cornerback Depth, Ravens Sign Veterans Aaron Ross, Dominique Franks

In an effort to strengthen their depth at the cornerback position, the Baltimore Ravens signed two veteran free agents on Friday. Signed to the Ravens roster were cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks and the two are expected to push Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson for the No. 3 and No. 4 spots on the […]

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