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How The Steelers’ Five-Year High Sack Total Was Built

By season’s end, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense managed to put up an impressive 48 sacks on the season, which ranked third overall in the league, thanks in large part due to a season-high seven sacks in the regular season finale. It was the most sacks that the Steelers have recorded…


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Steelers Trying To Mask Deficiency With Uncertainty On Defense

As the season has progressed, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has tried to do its best to get less and less predictable, with the goal being to show opposing offenses things that have not been on the game tape throughout the season, or at least not often. To accomplish this, the…


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Steelers Film Room: Robert Golden Vs Broncos

Over the course of the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers have experimented more with their dime, or quarters, defensive package, which includes six defensive backs, among them a third safety. Robert Golden served as the third safety on Sunday against the Broncos, typically on obvious passing situations such as…


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Butler Identifies Shazier As Key Communicator On Defense

Keith Butler referred to Ryan Shazier as a “loudmouth.” If you’re talking about your in-laws coming to town for the holidays, that probably isn’t a compliment. But in the football world, it’s a positive thing. Speaking to the media on Thursday, Butler interestingly pointed out that Shazier is in charge…


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Steelers Film Room: ILB Breakdown Vs Broncos

For the second straight week the Pittsburgh Steelers’ inside linebacker tandem of Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier turned in a strong performance against the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh’s 34-27 come-from-behind win at Heinz Field. Timmons and Shazier combined for 12 tackles (six each) in Sunday’s game as Shazier also defended…


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3 Steelers Selected To 2016 Pro Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and guard David DeCastro have been selected to the 2016 Pro Bowl, announced tonight by the NFL. The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday, January 31, 2016, at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be televised live on ESPN at 8…


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Steelers Vs. Broncos: Player Snap Counts – Week 15

The Pittsburgh Steelers raised their 2015 record to a 9-5 Sunday with their 34-27 come-from-behind win over the Denver Broncos at Heinz Field. The snap counts from that game have now been compiled and while there aren’t many surprises included in them, there are a few totals worth pointing out….


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Steelers Film Room: Stephon Tuitt Vs Bengals

The name Stephon Tuitt may not have been getting called out during games quite as often as earlier in the season as the second-year defensive end quickly racked up 3.5 sacks before suffering an ankle injury, but the former second-round draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been playing well,…


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Steelers Film Room: Inside Linebackers Versus Bengals

Throughout much of Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers trio of inside linebackers in Ryan Shazier, Lawrence Timmons and Vince Williams were constantly around the ball. In fact, that’s how it has been for the last few weeks as Timmons, Shazier and Williams continue to rack up…


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Steelers Dime Package Gameplan Specific Sunday

Largely, the Pittsburgh Steelers – and their fans – would like to have their memories erased of Week One. An ugly loss to the New England Patriots where the Steelers’ defense seemed unable to do anything correctly, even down to the simple fundamental rule of covering their best receiver. But…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Bengals

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers went into Paul Brown Stadium and beat the Cincinnati Bengals 33-20 in a game where what happened on the field was at least partially overshadowed by lingering animosity from their prior meeting in Pittsburgh six weeks ago. The bad feelings manifested themselves in a pregame…


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Steelers Vs Bengals Positional Grades

With their 33-20 win, Sunday, over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved to within two games of the AFC North division lead with just three weeks left in the regular season. Throughout much of Sunday’s win, the Steelers received a handful of “splash” plays from individual players leading…


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Steelers Film Room: William Gay’s Pick Six

The Pittsburgh Steelers went into halftime with a 16-7 lead. A lead but not as much comfort you’d hope for in a first half where the Steelers seemed to dominate the Cincinnati Bengals. William Gay helped changed that story with his pick six on the second play of the second…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Player Snap Counts – Week 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers raised their 2015 record to a 8-5 Sunday with their 33-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The snap counts from that game have now been compiled and while there aren’t many surprises included in them, there are a few totals worth pointing out.   In his first game back…