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Steelers Vs Browns Week 11 Defensive Charting Notes

Notes from our charting in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns. Out of 66 plays. – The Browns ran only 18 plays in the first half. Just six in the second quarter. – The Steelers were in their base defense 21.2% of the time, 14 of 66 snaps. They were…


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Steelers Vs Browns Positional Grades

Sunday’s game in blustery Cleveland against the Cleveland Browns went quite well for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who snapped a four-game losing streak against the AFC North cellar dwellers, 24-9. Physically, Pittsburgh had its way with the Browns on both sides of the ball in bad conditions, leading to a much-needed…


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2016 South Side Questions: Will Robert Golden Ride The Bench?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


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Steelers’ Physicality At Full Tilt In Sunday’s Win

Pictures are worth 1000 words. So these clips might be valued at a million. But if you’re a Cleveland Browns‘ fan, you might want to look away. It might hurt you more than it hurt these players. Yes, the Browns are among the worst in the league. There will be…


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Steelers Leave Cleveland With Win And No Apparent Injuries

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns 24-9 Sunday on the road and if that isn’t enough good news, the team appears to have escaped the game without suffering any significant injuries. During his post-game press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t even provide an injury report and that’s…


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Steelers Vs Browns: Winners/Losers

It wasn’t the most comfortable win but did you really expect anything different? I didn’t. But it’s a Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory. And that feels good to say again. WINNERS Le’Veon Bell: There’s being a workhorse and then there’s what Bell did today. 36 touches, a career high, and he did…


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Midseason Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Your midseason Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive charting notes from the first nine games. As our guide, we have 589 total plays we’re looking at. They’re on pace for about 1047, a slight dip from 2015 but not by much. – The top personnel packages this season. Nickel: 61.1% 3-4: 29% Dime:…


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Steelers Vs Cowboys Missed Tackles Report

While Sunday’s last-second loss to the visiting Dallas Cowboys left Steelers Nation in shock to start the week, it’s important to take some solace in the fact that — despite a dreadful day in terms of statistics — the Steelers defense really cleaned up its act in the tackling department…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 10: Steelers Versus Cowboys

On a beautiful autumn afternoon the largest home crowd in the the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers saw an amazingly entertaining game between the home team and the Dallas Cowboys. And plenty of folks went home happy. Heinz Field was loaded with Cowboys fans who got to see the visitors…


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Steelers Vs Cowboys Winners/Losers

I’m going to be sick. Anyone have a paper bag? WINNERS Ben Roethlisberger: After his worst performance in the NFL last year, Roethlisberger was fantastic today. He spread the wealth, completing passes to eight different receivers, and was efficient with the football. Only nine incompletions to three touchdowns while throwing…


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Missed Tackles Report: Steelers Vs Ravens

I know that some of you are hoping that we can just move on from the debacle that was Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens on the road. We can move on for good after we take a look at the missed tackles from the Ravens game at M&T Bank…


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Steelers Vs. Ravens: Beyond The Box Score – Week 9

Box score’s give the statistical picture of a football game, but every game has a set of plays that impact it more than the box score indicates. Here is a compilation of those plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. – With six minutes left…



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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 9: Steelers Versus Ravens

Coming off consecutive losses followed by the bye week the Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Sunday for a big divisional game against the Baltimore Ravens, losers of four straight. The Steelers lost 21-14 largely due to three quarters of the worst offensive football seen in Mike…


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Film Room: Artie Burns Shows High IQ, Work Ethic On INT

Interceptions aren’t created on Sundays. Unless you’re playing Ryan Fitzpatrick, they’re earned through hours of tape study. And that’s how Artie Burns earned his first interception Sunday. Here’s what he told reporters after the game, via Steelers.com. “They ran a concept I’ve seen before on film. I just went in…