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Steelers Vs Patriots Positional Grades

Well, that didn’t go anywhere near as planned. Right from the start Tom Brady and the New England Patriots simply dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game Sunday evening, rolling to a 36-17 win, clinching a spot in their ninth Super Bowl in franchise history. This will be…


Steelers Versus Patriots: Championship Round Week Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New England Patriots Sunday night in the AFC Championship game and based on the team’s Friday injury report, it looks like several players who have missed recent games are likely to return this weekend. The Steelers Friday injury report included three players listed as…


ESPN Insiders Misread Tomlin’s Tea Leaves On Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spent a lot of time during his Tuesday press conference addressing the locker room video that wide receiver Antonio Brown posted Sunday night following the teams win over the Kansas City Chiefs and with good reason. While Tomlin said quite a bit about Brown’s…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs: Player Snap Counts – Divisional Round Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in a Divisional Round playoff game Sunday and when you look at the snap counts from that contest a few notable things stick out. For starters, tackle Chris Hubbard only played 3 snaps on offense against the Chiefs this week as an…


Film Room: A Look At Kick Returns, Just For Kicks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not exactly been the most impressive team in the league this year—or in the past several years—when it comes to getting off quality kick returns. Actually, it seems that league return averages as a whole are down this year because there are fewer and fewer returns…


Steelers Punt Coverage Unit Has Undergone Several Changes Since Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report included some mixed news when it comes to their punt coverage team as safety Robert Golden (ankle) practiced fully while linebackers Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and Vince Williams (shoulder) both failed to practice. Assuming both Golden and Williams will be able to play Sunday in…



Steelers Vs. Dolphins: Player Snap Counts – Wild Card Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins 30-12 at home Sunday to advance to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs and when it comes to the individual player snap counts in that game, there weren’t many things that stood out. Offensively for the Steelers, tackle Chris Hubbard was used…


Steelers Versus Dolphins: Wild Card Game Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Heinz Field in an AFC Wild Card game and the home team enters the game with two players ruled out on their injury report and another three listed as questionable. With that being the case, it’s easy to predict…


2017 Already Shaping Up To Be Quite A Year For The Steelers

The 2016 season is turning out to be a good one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After claiming the AFC North title, the Steelers route to the Super Bowl features a back-up quarterback, a team that they dismantled in convincing fashion already this season, and a superpower without their Jenga piece….


2017 South Side Questions: How Much Will Ayers Play Sunday?

The regular season is now over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…



Film Room: Darrius Heyward-Bey Goes Deep

The last go route ball that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey tried to chase down in 2016 came all the way back on November 6, the first time that the Steelers played the Ravens. In that game, he had his foot rolled up on by the trailing defensive back…