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The Number 23 Has Special Meaning For Mississippi State’s Robinson

Although standing only 5-foot-8, Mississippi State’s Josh Robinson is not small by any means, and his compact, low-to-the-ground build will remind many of the bowling ball running style of now retired running back Maurice Jones-Drew. However what he lacks in size, he more than makes up for with his heart…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Sean Spence

Third-year Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence makes his first career start this afternoon after overcoming what essentially turned into a two-year rehabilitation process, rehabbing the torn ligaments in his knee and hoping that the peroneal nerve behind his knee cap regenerated sufficiently enough to allow him to resume his…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Perhaps nobody was in more dire need of a rebound game for the Pittsburgh Steelers than inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, whose missed tackles through the first two games contributed to a slow start for the defense. But he did have a much better performance last week against the Carolina Panthers,…


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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Great job by Cameron Heyward to cross the tackles’ face, keep the runner moving laterally, all while forcing a holding call against tackle Byron Bell. – Cortez Allen has…


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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will…


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Steelers vs Panthers Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. Once again, the Steelers opened the half in their base defense. Much unlike the first half, however, they began missing tackles. Cam Thomas and Ryan Shazier were…


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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. The Steelers opened the game in the 12 personnel, with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth lined up off the right side. That’s already different. On second…



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Improved Tackling Leads To Improved Defense For Steelers

There was a time when any more than a modest handful of missed tackles was a sloppy game for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense under Dick LeBeau. But that’s now considered a good day at the office, and Sunday night’s victory over the Carolina Panthers was just such a day. Missed…


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Panthers Injury Report: Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant, DeAngelo Williams All Questionable

The Carolina Panthers have now released their final injury report for the upcoming Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the lengthy list includes several players that are listed as either questionable or doubtful. Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) is the only player listed as doubtful and it…


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Panthers Injury Report: RB DeAngelo Williams Still Sidelined, WR Jerricho Cotchery Added

The Carolina Panthers Thursday injury report has now been released and it shows quite a few changes from the one that was released on Wednesday. Not practicing for a second-straight day were running backs Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and DeAngelo Williams (thigh). Williams missed the game last weekend against the Detroit…


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Panthers Injury Report: Several Starters Sit Out Wednesday

The Carolina Panthers are a banged up team heading into their Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers as their first official injury report of the week includes several starters that failed to practice Wednesday. Sitting out Wednesday were tackle Byron Bell (toe), wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee), wide receiver…


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Undefeated Panthers Open As Three Point Home Favorites Over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will next play the Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday night and they’ve already been installed has three point underdogs to start the week. The Panthers have started the 2014 season 2-0 and they have averaged 22 points in their wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and…