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Steelers Among The Best In Preventing Unblocked Pressure

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line did not get off to a good start last season. They struggled in both run blocking and pass protection, resulting in poor yards per carry totals for the backs and far too many sacks for Ben Roethlisberger. Losing All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey eight snaps into the season didn’t help matters […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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49ers, Broncos Advance To Conference Championship Round On Sunday

The Conference Championship games are now set as the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos both advanced on Sunday with wins. Peyton Manning and the Broncos will host the Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game next weekend as they beat the San Diego Chargers 24-17 in the late game. […]

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Bengals Crowned, Second Place Unsettled: The State Of The AFC North – Week 17

By Jeremy Hritz Week seventeen is here, and the AFC North Divisional Champion has been crowned: the Cincinnati Bengals. With a playoff spot secured, the Bengals are now playing for seeding purposes, and should they beat the Baltimore Ravens at home, which is likely considering their undefeated record there, and should the Patriots lose to […]

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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Shy Away From Play Action In 2013

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this season, I took notice of Pro Football Focus noting how successfully San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had been off play action during this season, despite how infrequently he actually used it. Out of 40 quarterbacks, in fact, his use of play action on just 12.6 percent of his passes […]

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The Manning Brothers Can Help The Steelers On Sunday

Sunday is a very important game for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a loss to the Miami Dolphins would pretty much be the final nail in their coffin when it comes to possibly making the playoffs. Assuming the Steelers win, the scoreboard watching can immediately commence following the game. Below are three games that Steelers fans […]

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The Battle for #2 in Baltimore: The State of the AFC North – Week Thirteen

By Jeremy Hritz Week 13 of the NFL season is here, and Americans everywhere are ready to assault their stomachs with an arsenal of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and let’s not forget, three football games spaced out nicely to make for one hell of a holiday. For Pittsburgh Steelers fans and for fans of the […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger One Of The Best When Backed Up In His Own End

We already know how great Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is, but I wanted to look at some of his split stats as it relates to where he ranks against the other quarterbacks in the league over the course of the last five years when backed up deep in his own end of the field. […]

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Steelers Should Consider Hiring Hal Hunter Jr. As Their Next Offensive Line Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to hire an offensive line coach to replace the outgoing Sean Kugler, who left to take the head coaching job at UTEP, and it is assumed that head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are hard at work at narrowing down the candidates for […]

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What If Todd Haley Gets The Cardinals Job – An \”If\’s & But\’s\” Post

Ah, “if\’s and but\’s.” Unless you live under a rock you should know by now that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is scheduled to interview with the Arizona Cardinals for their vacant head coaching position later on this week. Will anything come out of that interview? One can only speculate, but Mike Jurecki of […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – December 22nd – Harrison Aims For Knees Now

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception and Frenchy Fuqua was on 93.7 The Fan this past Thursday to talk about the play, the Oakland Raiders and more. I always enjoy the weekly segments of NFL Playbook on the NFL Network with Sterling Sharpe, Donovan McNabb and Brian Baldinger. Here is the latest […]

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Competition Analysis Week 16: Steelers Versus Bengals

By Chris DiMarino Overview: Well ladies and gentlemen, what a pinnacle game we have coming ahead. After another loss, spirits are down and the hope of a playoff berth is beginning to diminish. But there is still hope. Jeremy Hritz wrote an insightful article about the Pittsburgh Steelers downtrodden season that was brutal, but appropriate. […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Cowboys Preview & Prediction – Week 15

By Jeremy Hritz Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 8-5 RANKINGS Pittsburgh Dallas Offense 19th (341.8) 10th (372.1) Rushing 25th (98.6) 31st (79.8) Passing 11th (243.2) 3rd (292.2) PPG 21st (21.4) 15th (23.1) Defense 1st (262.4) 11th (336.6) Rushing 5th (93.2) 16th (118.8) Passing 1st (169.2) 22nd (217.8) PPG 7th (20.3) 22nd (24.2) There has been much […]

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Steelers Versus Cowboys: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game – Week 15

The Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys is an opportunity to get both the offense and defense on track prior to their big game next week against the Cincinatti Bengals that figures to decide which team goes to the playoffs and which team stays home. Should the Baltimore Ravens lose early in the […]

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Competition Analysis Week 15: Steelers Versus Cowboys

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: I guess Dr. Jekyll had a short lived appearance as Mr. Hyde reared his ugly head just one week later. After an inspirational and important win against the Baltimore Ravens without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers followed it up by losing to the San Diego Chargers. It’s hard to call it […]

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Report: Dez Bryant Intends To Play Against Steelers With Fractured Index Finger

The mystery as to whether or not Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to be no more as Ed Werder of ESPN Dallas is reporting on Thursday that Bryant has informed the team that he intends to delay the operation on his fractured left index finger suffered in the Cowboys […]

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Steelers Versus Chargers Game Rewind – Second Half Notes – Week 14

Below are my second half notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers. Here are my first half notes in case you missed them. The 2nd and 9 wide receiver screen the Chargers called on their opening possession of the second half was a great call with Keenan Lewis playing […]

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Steelers Versus Chargers Game Rewind – First Half Notes – Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the San Diego Chargers Sunday 34-24 and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The quick screen to Mike Wallace on the first play was an excellent call to get Ben Roethlisberger an easy first throw and Wallace involved in […]

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Josh Victorian & DeMarcus Van Dyke Could See Extensive Playing Time Against Cowboys

The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary has sustained more injuries as head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday during his press conference that cornerbacks Cortez Allen and Keenan Lewis both suffered hip flexor injuries in the 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers this past week. With Ike Taylor already ruled out for the upcoming game Sunday […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Chargers – Week 14

Below are the coverage stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 34-24 loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers. The completion percentage of 51% looks good on paper, as does the 4.88 yards per attempt, but when you factor in the Chargers were 12 for 22 (55%) on 3rd downs and Philip Rivers was 11-of-19 […]

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Steelers Winners And Losers – Week 14 – Chargers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the San Diego Chargers 34-24 Sunday at Heinz Field to drop their record to 7-6 on the season. Below are the players, or group of players, that I thought had winning and losing performances in the game and it sure was tough to come up with any winners this week. […]

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Steelers Secondary Missed The Stone Hands Of Ike Taylor In Loss To Chargers

Cornerback Ike Taylor might have hands of stone, but the Pittsburgh Steelers missed the rest of his body Sunday in their 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Taylor, who fractured his right ankle early in the win over the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, was replaced Sunday afternoon by second-year cornerback Cortez Allen with fellow […]

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Chargers Bolt From Pittsburgh With 34-24 Win Over Steelers – Game Recap

The San Diego Chargers came to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh with a decimated offensive line and a lame duck coaching staff in tow and still managed to notch the franchises\’ first ever regular season win in Pittsburgh with a 34-24 victory Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 200 yards and […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Chargers Preview & Prediction – Week 14

By Jeremy Hritz Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 8-4 Chargers at Steelers Rankings Breakdown RANKINGS San Diego Pittsburgh Offense 26th (322.1) 20th (342) Rushing 26th (95) 24th (101.1) Passing 18th (227.1) 14th (240.9) PPG 19th (21.5) 20th (21.2) Defense 9th (335.1) 1st (259.8) Rushing 7th (94.5) 5th (93.1) Passing 21st (240.6) 1st (166.7) PPG 11th (21.4) […]

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Competition Analysis Week 14: Steelers Versus Chargers

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers can be inspirational at times. When it seemed like hope was fleeting and the light at the end of the tunnel was dimming, the Steelers played a game to be remembered. They overcame odds, executed, adapted and the best part was that there was still plenty of […]

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Healthier James Harrison Looks To Extend Sack Streak To Four Games Against Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison might not ever be 100% healthy this season, but 13 weeks now into the 2012 season he his certainly playing like he is close. In the last 3 games Harrison has totaled 3 sacks and 24 tackles, which is nearly half of the tackles that he has been credited […]

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