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Focus Must Now Turn To A Very Meaningful Ravens Week

Just a few days ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers greatly bolstered their resume for AFC North contention by securing not only a quality victory over a tough opponent in the Indianapolis Colts, they also managed to stack wins for the first time this season. As a matter of fact, the Steelers are two games above .500 […]

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Steelers Must Figure Out How To Take Offensive Show On The Road

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers have put up 81 points, with 74 coming thanks to the offense. A pair of turnovers did give the Steelers first and goal against the Houston Texans the week prior to last, but the offense still managed to put both of those opportunities into the end zone. […]

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Steelers Can Finally Start Stacking

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory yesterday over the Indianapolis Colts had plenty of history to it to last a lifetime, and a seemingly endless cascade of statistics to pore over, but the most important stat to come out of the historic day was this: the Steelers won, and they did so in back-to-back weeks for the […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Rises To The Occasion For Steelers

There was every indication prior to 4:25 PM on Sunday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be fired up for a big game. Just a week out from a key divisional game against the division rival Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers needed to show that they could make winning a habit. And they had to […]

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Steelers vs Colts First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers rode a 24-point flurry at the end of the first half to a seven-point victory over the Houston Texans last week to bring them back over .500. Now they’re looking to accomplish something they’ve failed to do yet in seven games–deliver back-to-back victories. It won’t be easy, as the Indianapolis Colts and their top-ranked passing […]

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Brad Wing Showing Potential At Punter

For the fourth time this season, Pittsburgh Steelers first-year punter Brad Wing allowed less than 10 yards in return yards with a 40+ yard net average in a game in which he has attempted at least three punts. Those include the two most recent games, with Wing punting four times on Monday night against the […]

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Steelers Show A 4-5-2 Goal Line Package Against Cleveland

It seemed odd to me when reviewing the snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cleveland Browns that three of the four starting members of the secondary all played every snap but two. I realized that something must have occurred during the game that I missed to cause this quirk, and indeed it […]

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Steelers Knocking On AFC North Basement Door

And just like that, the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in the basement. Many, no doubt, would argue that that’s just where they belong. And I’m not sure I could give a compelling enough argument to the contrary. The basement of which I speak is, of course, at the bottom of the AFC North division, of […]

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Slow Starts Still Hurting Steelers Defense

During the broadcast of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, it was mentioned, after the home team had netted a field goal, that Pittsburgh has allowed their opponents to score on every opening drive thus far this season. It happened Week One against the Cleveland Browns. After the Steelers scored a field goal, […]

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More Efficient Ben Roethlisberger Comes With Development Of 2nd-Year Players

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is currently on pace for a few career-bests through the first five games of this season. He is currently on pace to throw for more yards than he ever has in a season. He is on pace to finish the year with the best touchdown-to-interception ratio of his career. And […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: The 4-6-1 Look

Last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers surrendered three red zone touchdowns in five red zone trips, including two touchdowns in both goal to go situations en route to giving up 27 points. Perhaps in response to that poor showing, the Steelers broke out a new look on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

With inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons taking upon a greater leadership role in his eighth season, shifting from the mack to the buck linebacker position, the Pittsburgh Steelers are depending on him more than ever. The Steelers are transitioning on defense, starting younger players, letting older players go, and even adding pieces in free agency. With […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cortez Allen

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen was signed to a new contract on the eve of the start of the 2014 season in a move no doubt prompted by the very real concern that they had virtually no cornerbacks signed through the 2015 season. Both Ike Taylor and William Gay are in the final years of […]

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WR Runs Prove Effective For Steelers Offense

When it came to the ground game, the Pittsburgh Steelers remained fairly traditional in attacking the Cleveland Browns’ front seven in the season opener. Even on Dri Archer’s one carry of the game, there was little trickery involved, with a simple toss on an inside zone run that went for four yards. Excluding a couple […]

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Lack Of Touches For Le’Veon Bell Comes In Another Steelers Defeat

During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season-opening squeak-by victory over the Cleveland Browns, the team managed to extend its record to 6-0 whenever running back Le’Veon Bell receives 20 or more carries or 25 or more total touches. After Thursday night’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers are now 3-6 when his totals fall below those […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […]

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Steelers vs Ravens First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Fullback Will Johnson played one snap—the first snap—for the entire game. He has three snaps for the season now. The going was tough for Le’Veon Bell early in the game. Most of his early […]

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Steelers Handicapping Themselves With Highly Penalized Play

For all of the complaining and handwringing the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fan base might be going through this weekend as a result of some of the seemingly unjustified flags thrown their way, the message is simple: adapt or die. It doesn’t matter if you’re “old school”, whether you’re a player or a fan. The […]

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Some Housekeeping On Film Review Sessions

Over the course of the last year, I have been following a consistent pattern of breaking down game film by isolating a number of individual plays and using gifs to showcase what happens on the play, followed by my analysis. For the future, I will be relying less on utilizing gifs to illustrate my point […]

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Ravens Work Out Long-Term Deal With Left Tackle Eugene Monroe

After much consternation just a few days ago, the Baltimore Ravens have now completed arguably their top priority this free agency period: working out a long-term contract with left tackle Eugene Monroe. The deal that Monroe agreed to is reportedly worth $37.5 million over five years, per sources, though guaranteed money is not yet known. […]

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