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Colts Open As 1.5-Point Road Favorites Against Steelers

Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans Monday night, oddsmakers have installed the Indianapolis Colts as 1.5 point favorites over them in the game scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday. The Colts have won five straight games since opening the season with back to back losses to the Denver Broncos and the […]

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Le’Veon Bell Leads League With 461 Yards From Scrimmage

Correct me if I’m wrong, but my research tells me that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell leads all skill position players through the first three games of the season with 461 total yards from scrimmage. He and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray are the only two running backs to eclipse 300 yards. Murray […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Mike Tomlin Likes Upside Of New Practice Squad T Alejandro Villanueva

Thanks to the NFL deciding to expand practice squads from eight to ten players this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have the luxury of using those two extra spots to develop a few extra players. One of the players they decided to sign after all the final cut downs were made was former Philadelphia Eagles […]

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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers 10 Man Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their initial 2014 practice squad players and here is quick break down of every one of them DE Nick Williams – Williams, the Steelers seventh round draft pick from 2013, remains a project of defensive line coach John Mitchell. Williams lost his rookie season to a knee injury and really […]

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2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack the 53 this year and […]

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Steelers Preseason: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds There was so little positive news to report following the lackluster effort of the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Carolina Panthers that we’re going to jump right to summarizing the preseason in its entirety. Still overly depressing? Don’t shoot the piano player. Here are some rapid fire conclusions: Let’s Hope The Preseason […]

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Steelers Test Whether Size Matters With Big Nickel

As several venues have written about since last week’s poor showing by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Steelers have been cramming the nickel defense down offenses’ throats in the preseason. The only problem is that opposing offenses have been eating it up. When the Steelers go to their […]

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Steelers Film Room: T Kelvin Beachum Against The Eagles

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 6, 11:51 1st. Beachum’s punch is too poor and too high, closer to the helmet of defensive end Brandon Graham. It looks like Graham is going to be able to slip past and hit the edge. But […]

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Steelers Film Room: Rookie TE Rob Blanchflower Against The Eagles

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Rob Blanchflower against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 7, 13:23 4th. He releases late on his route but the area to focus on here is his chip. Rookie defensive lineman Taylor Hart loops around on a stunt and Blanchflower […]

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Report: Steelers Recently Worked Out Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva

The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly worked out a player that was recently waived by the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s a big player at that. According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, defensive end Alejandro Villanueva, a US Army Ranger, was the player looked at by the Steelers. Villanueva last played football in 2009 at the U.S. Military Academy […]

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Steelers Art Rooney II Concerned About Increase In Penalties

The NFL referees have surely gotten their points of emphasis across so far during the preseason and in doing so it’s made several of the exhibition games even harder to watch than they normal are. Will the points of emphasis be relaxed a little bit once the regular season starts? Steelers team president Art Rooney […]

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Steelers Film Room: New Defensive Looks Against Eagles

By Alex Kozora With Thursday being the Pittsburgh Steelers dress rehearsal, the defense became more complex than usual. Factor in a Philadelphia Eagles exotic offense and it forced the Steelers to show a lot of new or rare looks. We’ll break down some of these below. Things to file away for during the year. 1. […]

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Steelers 2014 Rookie Watch 3.0

By Michael K. Reynolds Who was most upset about the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles? Probably the rookies, drafted and otherwise, who were battling for a position on the team. Because when their “big brother” in the form of the starters played poorly, the whole family suffered. When the coaches played […]

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Analysis Of The Steelers Six Afternoon Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived an additional six players Tuesday afternoon and here is a look at each of them. Hebron Fangupo – If you followed the training camp reports filed by our very own Alex Kozora, the early waiving of Fangupo probably isn’t a huge surprise to you. Fangupo almost instantly was running behind rookie […]

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Tomlin Likes Special Teams Willingness Of Heyward-Bey Heading Into Preseason Finale

Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers is a very important game for veteran wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey as the former first-round draft pick has made a late charge for a roster spot. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about Heyward-Bey’s recent push. “He’s done some really […]

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Instant Analysis Of Steelers First Nine Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived nine players Tuesday and here is a look at each of them. Vic So’oto – So’oto likely needed an injury to make the final 53 man roster this year. While he could have easily been kept around another week, his release appears to be a courtesy one in order to give […]

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Steelers 2014 Starting Defense Preseason Stats Breakdown

Preseason stats are really worthless but I thought you would like to see a few of the numbers that our charting project has produced as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers starting defense through the first three exhibition games. The table should be fairly straightforward below. These are stats of the defensive lineups used so […]

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Audio: Monday Interview With Brian Tripp On ESPN 1450 Radio

Monday afternoon I talked to Brian Tripp on ESPN 1450 Radio about the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night in addition to looking ahead to the preseason finale this coming Thursday night at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers. This interview will air again on Tuesday afternoon and you can listed to […]

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Steelers Linebackers Worilds, Spence Fail To Practice Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Monday practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury report heading into the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. According to Missi Matthews on the Monday afternoon edition of Steelers Live, Tomlin said that cornerback Devin Smith (hamstring), safety Will Allen (hamstring) and wide receiver […]

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Bills Give Former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon The Early Ax

It might finally be the end of the line for former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon as the Oregon product was included in the first round of cuts made Monday morning by the Buffalo Bills. Dixon, who was selected by the Steelers in the fifth-round (156th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, wasn’t given much […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Jason Worilds

There’s something about the Pittsburgh Steelers that drives many of their fans to become amateur scouts of sorts, seemingly more than most teams, at least in my experience. They record the games and re-watch them on their own so that they can be informed with first-hand accounts of player performances. From what I’ve gathered, however, […]

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Steelers WR Lance Moore Missed Eagles Game With Leg Tightness

Veteran newcomer wide receiver Lance Moore sat out the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles and now we know the reason why. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Moore experienced some “tightness” in one of his legs and sat out the game as a precaution. “It was kind of a situation […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Set To Be 5th Oldest Defensive Player In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel will return for a 13th season in 2014, but you might be surprised to know that the soon-to-be 36-year-old is still not in the top-four oldest defensive players still in the league. Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson currently gets the honor of being the oldest defensive player in the […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Second half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Second Half – 2nd of the half. Steelers in 12 personnel, two receivers to the offense’s left. Justin Brown is in the slot next to Antonio Brown. – Inside zone. Le’Veon Bell with a poor decision. Bounces the […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. First Half – I usually start with the special teams’ groupings here but check out my article yesterday on who ran well for the full, and more detailed, breakdown. – Cam Thomas against started at LDE in the […]

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