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Steelers Spin: AFC Championship Rants And Ramblings

This is what you wanted Steelers Nation? What you dreamed of? What you…even demanded? You really want a piece of this…New England royalty? The Pittsburgh Steelers are in Foxboro this weekend for the improbable task of defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Not too long ago,…


Hines Ward To Serve As Honorary Captain Sunday

Little bit of fun news to round off the edges before tomorrow’s hold-onto-your-butt game. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced yesterday Hines Ward will serve as a captain for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ prior to kickoff against the New England Patriots. Ward was one of the catalysts and sources of motivation on every…



Steelers Vs Patriots X Factor: Red Zone Defense

So close. So far away. When you’re down to the Final Four, the differences aren’t stark. They all have talent. They all have strong coaching. They’ve all dealt with problems. There are no Cleveland Browns at this stage, clearly. The difference between winner and loser is usually going to come…



Patriots Injury Report: Seven Players End Week As Questionable

The New England Patriots have now released their final injury report ahead of their Sunday AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday edition matches the previous two days. Limited once again on Friday for the Patriots were wide receiver Danny Amendola (ankle), tight end Martellus Bennett (knee), running back Brandon…




Film Room: Patriots’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Matthew Sottile and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Matthew will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the New England Patriots’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Film Room: Patriots’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the New England Patriots’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs Patriots

As the NFL playoffs have gone on, past “In The Trenches” articles have predicted the success that the offensive line and Le’Veon Bell would have against opposing teams. In their first two playoff matchups, the Steelers faced bottom 10 run defenses. In contrast, the New England Patriots finished the regular season…


Butler Expects Brady To Go After Steelers’ Rookies

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have three defensive rookies playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and defensive coordinator Keith Butler expects quarterback Tom Brady to attack the two that play in the secondary. “I think that every time we’ve played against them [the Patriots], they’ve tried…


Patriots Injury Report: Same 7 Players Remain Limited On Thursday

If you know anything about the history of the New England Patriots, you know that their daily injury reports are pretty much worthless. With that said, the Patriots Thursday injury report is identical to the one they released on Wednesday that included seven players listed as practicing on a limited…


Steelers Injury Report: Green Out Sick Thursday; Bell Excused

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice ahead of their Sunday AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and once again a few players sat out the session. Sitting out Thursday were running back Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), tight end Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) and linebacker James Harrison…


Butler Says Shazier Could Have Played Better Against Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has played well so far during the playoffs as the former first-round draft pick has registered 11 total tackles in addition to two interceptions. Not only that, Shazier has recorded an interception in the last four games as well. In the Steelers win over the…