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Steelers Schedule Rings With Holiday Spirit

If you like to watch Pittsburgh Steelers football during the holidays, and your family likes to spend time with you during those times, then I have som good news and bad news: the Steelers are slated to play on not one, not two, but three holidays this football season. The…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Sustainable Success With Turnovers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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2015 NFL Week 16: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Merry Christmas to all of you once again and I hope you had great day full of opening present that you want need to return. For those of you still bouncing around on the internets, I have five questions for you to answer below in the comments as the Pittsburgh…



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Steelers Film Room: Arthur Moats Vs Colts

It has been two weeks now since his ‘demotion’ from the starting lineup, but since then, Arthur Moats has only seen his snap count increase, as he logged 64 percent of the team’s defensive snaps against the Colts, with the second platoon getting a heavier workload than the starters at…


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Steelers Film Room: Will Allen Vs Colts

Veteran safety Will Allen has been a stable starting safety this year for the first time since 2005, in his second season when he started eight games for a Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary coached by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. He started every game in 2006 when Tomlin left…


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Week 13: Defensive Sack Review

Time for our weekly installment of the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive sack review, and we’ve got five sacks of Colts quarterbacks to look at, including a hat trick by James Harrison to run his season total to five. First however, it was Will Allen getting the big day started for the Steelers…


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Steelers Sudden Change Defense Suddenly Good

Mike Tomlin loves phrases. “If you will.” “At this juncture.” “Unleash Hell.” Ok, maybe that last one didn’t work out so well. One of his most recent ones is a little more specific and tailored to football. The sudden change opportunities, where a turnover flips the field, either giving the…



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Week 13 Missed Tackles Breakdown

It was a definite improvement in the tackling department by the Pittsburgh Steelers defense after a pitiful effort against Seattle last week, with only three first half whiffs versus the Indianapolis Colts. The Pittsburgh defense did finish with 12 in the game, and while most came after the game was…


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Coverage And Pass Rush Married Perfectly Sunday Night

The two ingredients to winning in the ultimate statistic – points allowed – are sacks and turnovers. Mission accomplished for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense Sunday night. We’ve already heard from Ben Roethlisberger, heaping on credit to the Steelers’ defense for stepping up. A defense that harassed Matt Hasselbeck, sacking him…


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Roethlisberger Gives Credit To Defense For 1st Quarter Bailout

It’s not too often a quarterback who threw for over 350 yards and four touchdowns would be the first to give his defense a round of applause for a job well done. Ben Roethlisberger knows it is well deserved praise. He made sure to note how important it was for…


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Steelers Film Room: Brandon Boykin’s INT Against Colts

The mantra for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has been pretty simple: average from a talent/personnel standpoint but they work hard and are generally opportunistic. We saw that again early on Sunday night on Brandon Boykin’s first quarter interception. It was scheme and talent being married together to create a splash…


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Brown, Steelers Slide Past Colts 45-10

For a brief quarter Pittsburgh appeared to be in trouble, then the offense found it’s stride, the defense rose up strong in the red zone, and the Pittsburgh Steelers spanked the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football, 45-10. Jacoby Jones, in what will surely be his curtain call in a…