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Eddie Lacy Could Have Something In Common With Curtis Martin After Steelers Game

Green Bay Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy enters the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 1,028 yard rushing on 248 carries. Against the Steelers he will look to do something that no other rookie running back has done since 1995. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Lacy, who has four 100-yard rushing performances […]

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Steelers Need A Pre-Christmas Miracle On Sunday To Remain Alive

By the time the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Green Bay Packers gets underway, the Bland and Gold very well might be eliminated from playoff contention if two of the early games do not go their way. In order for them to stay alive in Week 17, here is a look at the things that […]

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Kelvin Beachum Can Make A Huge Statement Sunday Against The Packers

When Kelvin Beachum took over the Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle job from Mike Adams following the loss in London to the Minnesota Vikings, I had my doubts as to whether or not he would be able to handle the position. Now, with two games remaining in the regular season, Beachum has a chance to […]

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With Woodley, Question The Restructures, Not The Original Contract

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is out for the season with yet another calf injury, it’s funny to watch all of the Monday morning quarterbacks come out and say that they knew it was a bad idea to give him a six-year, $61.5 million contract prior to the 2011 season. If you are […]

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Steelers Keep Faint Playoff Hopes Alive Thanks To Win Over Bengals

Thanks to their Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to keep their faint playoff hopes alive for at least another week. With that being said, they need several things to go their way over the course of the final two weeks of the season and that includes them winning their […]

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Despite Dolphins Win Over The Patriots, Steelers Still Mathematically Alive

Yes, the Miami Dolphins win Sunday over the New England Patriots put yet another nail in the playoff chances of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but believe it or not, the Steelers are still mathematically alive heading into the Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. How is that possible? For starters, the Steelers have to win […]

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High Draft Picks Are For Losers

By Michael K. Reynolds Should you cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals or hope they lay down in order to get a better position in the draft? Here’s your clue: High draft picks are for losers. Sure. You might end up with the number one overall draft pick and get winners like Andrew Luck (2012) and Cam Newton (2011). But […]

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Steelers Decision To Extend TE Heath Miller During The Offseason Should Be An Easy One

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is now nearly one full year from the serious knee injury suffered late last season and is currently on pace to catch 62 passes for 667 yards, despite missing the first two games while finishing up his rehab. With 2014 currently scheduled to be the final year of Miller’s […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Back In The Rotation Against The Dolphins

By Matthew Marczi For one reason or another, it seemed as though Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery had somewhat fallen out of the rotation in recent weeks in a move that seemed to coincide with the re-emergence of tight end Heath Miller as a receiving threat. In the two games prior to Sunday’s loss […]

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Mention Of Limas Sweed Sparks Tomlin’s Ire

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday at head coach Mike Tomlin’s weekly press conference—during which he was abnormally forthright and ingratiating—one reporter was so swept up in the new and improved Tomlin Experience that he was lulled into a false sense of security. In his docile state, he even went so far as to evoke the name […]

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Roethlisberger Says He Loves Where The Offense Is Right Now

During his weekly radio show Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took issue with people thinking that his post game comments about the offense getting away from running the football in the second half in the Sunday loss to the Miami Dolphins was some sort of jab at offensive coordinator Todd […]

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2013 NFL Week 14 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 14 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind and it’s time again to look at the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats heading into Week 15. Despite losing to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers actually had a nice jump of .29 as far as their differential went this […]

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Stacking Wins, Stacking Losses

By Matthew Marczi The 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers can be defined by two key trends: stacking wins, and stacking losses. That trend continued yesterday as the Steelers piggybacked their Thanksgiving Day loss to the Baltimore Ravens with yet another crushing loss to the Miami Dolphins, whom they were battling for the final playoff […]

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Marcus Gilbert Settling Down In Pass Protection At Right Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Although his run blocking isn’t always up to par, right tackle Marcus Gilbert is typically able to get the job done in pass protection, with a few lapses here and there. This year, it was the opening day game to the Tennessee Titans, and then later to the New England Patriots, when […]

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Heath Miller Progressing As A Receiving Target Late In The Season

By Matthew Marczi Jerricho Cotchery has posted some big numbers for a slot receiver during the course of this season, including 103 receiving yards against the Minnesota Vikings, and seven catches with three touchdowns against the New England Patriots. Since that game in New England though, Cotchery’s production has been on the decline. Though he […]

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Fourth Quarter – The Road To The Playoffs

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in pretty decent shape to make the playoffs, even if they lose to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. No, really. Are you done laughing? Okay, hear me out. The following scenario obviously assumes that Pittsburgh is able to take care of business against its other […]

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Steelers Playoff Chances Took A Hit Thursday Night, But They’re Still Not Dead

The Pittsburgh Steelers loss Thursday night to the Baltimore Ravens was a big one. While it certainly hurt their chances of making the playoffs, they are still not completely out of the picture. They will, however, need some help and that help needs to begin on Sunday. First off, it would probably be wise to […]

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David DeCastro Earned Some Redemption After Recent Struggles

By Matthew Marczi Second-year guard David DeCastro was hitting his stride entering the Oakland Raiders game earlier this season when he suffered an ankle injury, forcing him to miss the following game against the New England Patriots. When he returned to play against the Buffalo Bills, he did not quite look the same, and if […]

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Success Came Only In Glimpses For Healing DeCastro

By Matthew Marczi As I pointed out yesterday, second-year starting offensive guard David DeCastro had a rough game against the front four of the Detroit Lions in what was probably his worst game of the season. He suffered an ankle injury four games ago that caused him to miss the Steelers’ match-up against the New […]

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Fourth-Quarter Comeback A Sign Of Things To Come?

By Matthew Marczi If you really think about it, there isn’t all that much that separates this season from many other years in Ben Roethlisberger’s career. The majority of the games end in close scores with the victor decided in the fourth quarter. Sure, the scores may on average be higher, partly due to the […]

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Punt Returns The Latest Hat For Jonathan Dwyer To Wear

By Matthew Marczi Running back Jonathan Dwyer starting playing on the punt return team two weeks ago against the New England Patriots. You may not have noticed because the Patriots were only forced to punt twice in the entire game. Brian Moorman didn’t get so lucky. Even the winds conspired against him, punt after awful […]

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William Gay Quiets The Chorus For Another Week

By Matthew Marczi It seemed as though last week’s brutal 55-point defensive effort against the New England Patriots was just what the doctor ordered for those whose fandom comes paired with a complementary agenda. One of the house favorites over the past five years has been that infamous chorus, “William Gay sucks!” The choir was […]

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Ryan Clark Rebounds Against The Bills

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps nobody’s hands were more dirty following the loss to the New England Patriots last week than Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark. Clark in particular had been having a very rough season up to this point that seemed to all but assure that this would be his last season in Pittsburgh. One […]

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The Steelers Defense Can’t Allow The Lions Big Three To YAC All Over The Place

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be asked to slow down a potent Detroit Lions passing attack that includes a wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and tight end Brandon Pettigrew as those three players have accounted for 51.5% of the team receptions so far this year and 54.4% of the total […]

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Roethlisberger Not Big On Using An Extra Offensive Lineman Inside The Red Zone

Earlier this week, I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has struggled inside the red zone this season and on Wednesday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to give his thoughts on the subject. “We scored twice down there but we kicked field goals,” started Roethlisberger. “That’s why I think I was so disappointed after […]

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What Can They Do?

By Matthew Marczi Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally come up on the positive end once again after soundly defeating the Buffalo Bills yesterday, the team still sits at 3-6, and no doubt many, including the professional sports writers around the country, can’t get the taste out of their mouths from some of the […]

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