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Ravens Victory Knocks AFC North Out Of Wildcard Driver’s Seat

With the AFC North sweeping their trio of games during Week 12, the division now has all four teams at least three games over .500—yet they only have one playoff spot between them. That’s because the Baltimore Ravens’ victory last night cannibalized the division and gave the edge to two…


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A Look At New Steelers Practice Squad DE Joe Kruger

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive end Joe Kruger to their practice squad on Monday after losing former seventh-round draft pick Nick Williams to the Kansas City Chiefs and below is a look at the Utah product. Kruger, who measured in at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine at 6062, 279 pounds,…


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NFL Week 12 Open Discussion Thread

With the Pittsburgh Steelers on a bye this week, we can all sit back and watch the rest of the games around the NFL in week 12. If things play out just right, the Steelers will enter Week 13 as the No. 3 seed in the AFC. As usual, you…


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Steelers Enter Their Bye Weekend As 5th Seed In AFC

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a bye this week, but they’ve managed to move up to the fifth seed in the AFC thanks to the Oakland Raiders beating the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night. The Steelers and Chiefs currently have identical 7-4 records, but the Steelers are now the higher…


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Steelers Will Benefit From Further AFC North Cannibalism

The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being in arguably the toughest—and certainly the closest—division in football right now, with the AFC North being the only division in the league in which no team has a losing record. In fact, all four teams in the division have…



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Losing Al Woods To The Titans Didn’t Turn Out Well For The Steelers

During the offseason, I thought for sure that the Pittsburgh Steelers would re-sign defensive lineman Al Woods. It would have made a lot of sense being as the team was destined to let defensive end Ziggy Hood walk. In addition, there was no guarantee that Brett Keisel would be returning…



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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Colts

By Alex Kozora A statistical breakdown from the Pittsburgh Steelers zany 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. – Let’s start with the points. 51 points is the most scored by the Steelers since putting up 52 in a 52-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers on November 25th, 1984. Since…


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2014 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams back on track as they went a combined TOX stat went 10-1 (90.9%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are…





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Steelers vs Jaguars: Jacksonville Scouting Report

Alex Kozora Quick scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars offense and defense. Couple things you can expect to see in Sunday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Blake Bortles is a heck of an athlete. They will use him on some designed read options. He carried it twice last…




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Steelers Open As Seven Point Road Favorites Over Jaguars

For a second week in a row the Pittsburgh Steelers will play a winless team as they will now travel to Florida to play the 0-4 Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at EverBank Field. The Steelers opened up as seven point road favorites over the Jaguars, who will have rookie quarterback Blake…


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Slimmer Bell Draws Praise From Future HOF RB LaDainian Tomlinson

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was regarded as a big back during his collegiate career at Michigan State, approaching the 250 pound mark at 6’1”. He’s still a big back in his second season in the NFL, despite being more than 20 pounds lighter. But the weight drop has…


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Steelers Offseason Free Agent Acquisitions Not Off To A Good Start

The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed several areas of need via free agency during the offseason, but with two games of the 2014 season now in the books, they’ve yet to get much return on their investments. Safety Mike Mitchell was the Steelers highest priority target during free agency as the team…


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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…


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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…


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Panthers Waive Former Steelers Draft Pick, WR Toney Clemons

A few of the early cuts are starting to come in as teams are working towards getting their rosters down to 75 by Tuesday afternoon. The Carolina Panthers are one team that’s not wasting down getting down to the number and it’s already being reported that wide receiver Toney Clemons…



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Brett Keisel Could Help Cam Thomas Assume Dual Role Along D-Line

Technical difficulties prevented me from getting my article on Cam Thomas yesterday posted in the morning. Mechanical difficulties—e.g. spending seemingly half the day in a bell tower—prevented me from getting to this topic sooner. And Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin obviously chose yesterday to give Steve McLendon a day…


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Free Agent Pickup Cam Thomas Keeping Ahead Of His DL Competition

Remember back in April, not long after the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to sign Alex Carrington? Back then, I wrote about free agent signing Cam Thomas and speculated that he could be a contingency plan to start at defensive end, if the Steelers weren’t able to find an alternative answer on…