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Watch: Antonio Brown, Xavier Rhodes Mic’d Up During Steelers-Vikings Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 home win over the Minnesota Vikings featured a great matchup between two good friends in wide receiver Antonio Brown and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. During the game the two players were mic’d up for ‘Sound FX’ and their in-game conversations were quite entertaining as you will…


Roethlisberger Completions Report: Updated Through Week 2

Every week I will chart Ben Roethlisberger’s completions across a variety of categories in an effort to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the Steelers’ passing game.  As we get deeper into the season and as more throws get recorded, this information will become more reliable in identifying various trends…


Film Room: Bryant’s 3rd Down Reception Against Vikings Was Key

The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Minnesota Vikings included several key plays on both sides of the football, but there seems to be one that was made by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Martavis Bryant that isn’t being talked about. With 7:32 left in the third quarter and Pittsburgh…


Steelers Pass Rush Off To Best Start In A Decade

With two more sacks Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now gotten to the quarterback nine times this season. Through two games, the Steelers are tied for second in the league in sacks, only falling short of the Jacksonville Jaguars (who incredibly have 11). The Steelers’ pass…



Steelers Vs Vikings Sack Breakdown

Back to break down the two sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings. 1. 1st and 15, :40 1st. 11 personnel. Five block (plus RB chip/release) vs four man rush. Steelers run a full slide to the offense’s right (defense’s left), leaving…



Mike Tomlin On Steelers CB Mike Hilton: ‘He’s Made Plays’

With two regular season games now in the books for the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers, cornerback Mike Hilton has played 89 defensive snaps in total. In Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings, Hilton recorded 8 total defensive tackles and another one on special teams. If that’s not enough, the former undrafted free…



Steelers T Alejandro Villanueva Lost 20 Pounds Due To Recent Illness

Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva certainly had a rough game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings and it including him leaving the contest in the first half because of dehydration. After the game was over, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin revealed that Villanueva had been sick most of the week ahead…


Steelers Use 01 Personnel Grouping Just Once Against Vikings

In the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns, the team’s offense ran a total of nine offensive plays that included four wide receivers and one tight end being on the field at the same time. That 01-personnel grouping meant no running backs were on the field and…




Steelers Vs Vikings: Positional Grades

On the day the Pittsburgh Steelers honored the late, great Dan Rooney, the Steelers grinded out a 26-9 win over the visiting Minnesota Vikings on a warm day in Pittsburgh. For the second straight week, the offense looked messy at times, but it was the defense that stood tall again,…


Steelers Vs. Vikings: Player Snap Counts – Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 2017 regular season home opener Sunday afternoon over the Minnesota Vikings 26-9 and the snap counts from the game have now been compiled. While there aren’t many surprises included in them, there are a few totals worth pointing out. Offensive line – As expected, Alejandro Villanueva, Ramon Foster,…