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Stopping The Raiders Running Game Includes Stopping QB Terrelle Pryor

One of the biggest chores that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have this coming Sunday against the Oakland Raiders will be stopping the run. Not only will they have to focus on shutting down running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings, they will have quarterback Terrelle Pryor to worry about as well. Pryor leads the […]

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2013 NFL Week 7 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Below are the ANY/A differential stats through the week seven games and if you look back to week six, you will see that despite the win Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers actually slipped back into the negative side. The failure of the Steelers offense to score seven points when they get into […]

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2013 NFL Week 7 TOX Stats

Week 7 is now way behind us and week 8 gets underway this evening. Below are your weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat teams with a plus two or better number finished 7-2 (77.8%) and that again was a little lower than I expected it to be. The […]

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Antonio Brown On Pace To Break Steelers Single Season Reception Record

Six games into the 2013 season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has registered 47 catches for 548 yards and that is the most in the history of franchise during that span of time dating back to 1960. Should he stay on his current pace, Brown will shatter the Steelers all-time single season reception record […]

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Tackling No Longer An Issue For The Steelers Defense

In the loss to the Minnesota Vikings over in London, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered 15 missed tackles, according to Pro Football Focus, and it played a big part in the outcome of the game. However, since that game, the Steelers defense is back tackling well again. In their first win over the New York […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades Out Very Well For Play Against Ravens Per PFF

While you probably don’t need them to confirm this for you, but Pro Football Focus thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line had their best game of the season Sunday in the win over the Baltimore Ravens. David DeCastro, Guy Whimper, Kelvin Beachum, Mike Adams, Ramon Foster and Fernando Velasco all graded out with positive scores, […]

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Steelers Still Must Fix Red Zone Problems Moving Forward

Red zone efficiency has plagued the Pittsburgh Steelers offense all season and in the 19-16 win Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens it remained a problem and something that must be fixed if the team is expecting to continue stacking wins. Against the Ravens, the Steelers were one of three inside the red zone and for […]

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Steelers Offense Had A Lot Of Success On First Down In Win Over Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 19-16 Sunday at Heinz Field and their ability to move the ball on first down played a big part in it. When you exclude the kneel down by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at the end of the first half and the final run by running back Le’Veon Bell which […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 7 – Ravens

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Baltimore Ravens along with some observations Mike Adams played 20 snaps with the majority of coming as an end of the line tight end. He did fill in for Guy Whimper for a few plays at right tackle when he was dinged. […]

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2013 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

With week six now in the books, below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat teams with a plus two or better number finished 6-2 (75%) and that was a little lower than I expected it to be. The year to date record for the plus two […]

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Pro Football Focus Grades Antonio Brown Above All Wide Receivers

By Matthew Marczi Through six weeks of the 2013 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the best wide receiver in the game, and it really is not all that close, according to the advanced metrics of Pro Football Focus. The website gives Antonio Brown an overall grade of 14.0, which is 2.5 grade points higher […]

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2013 NFL Week 6 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

A few weeks ago, I promised I would start posting the league ANY/A differential stats after the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth game and below are the results following the conclusion of week six. I like to use these stats as my own personal power rankings as I believe it to be a good measurement for each […]

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In Order To Start Stacking Wins, Steelers Have To Improve Their Starting Field Position

If the Pittsburgh Steelers intend on stacking wins now after getting their first one of the 2013 season Sunday against the New York Jets, they’re going to have to drastically start improving their starting field position for the offense. According to Pro Football Reference, the Steelers average starting field position of their 60 offensive possessions […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 6 – Jets

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the New York Jets along with some observations Offensively, not much sticks out except for the fact that Will Johnson saw more playing time thanks to the team leading in the second half. Tight end David Paulson also saw an increase in snaps […]

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Short Passing Game Played A Big Role In Steelers Win Over Jets

It was obvious Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the New York Jets that the focus on offense was a shorter passing game and it resulted in a win. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-30 passes in the game for 264 yards and 10 of those passes were behind the line of scrimmage with only […]

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2013 NFL Week 5 TOX Stats

Week five of the 2013 NFL season is behind us now and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat didn’t do so well as the plus two or better teams finished 5-3 (62.5%). The year to date record for the plus two teams is 38-11 (77.6%). […]

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Tomlin Says Lack Of Turnovers And Sacks Are Mostly A Result Of Them Being Behind

Prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings, I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers lack of defensive sacks and turnovers was tied to them not being ahead on the scoreboard and I warned that it was unlikely to change until the offense started to get leads, especially in the second half of games. Tuesday, […]

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Steelers Continue To Use DE Cameron Heyward Mostly In Sub Packages

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward saw a season-low 19 snaps in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings and if you are wondering why that was, it’s really quite simple. Prior to the season starting, head coach Mike Tomlin said that the third-year Ohio state product would be playing mostly in sub packages. “We feel […]

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At Least The Steelers Have Held Down Their Penalties In 0-4 Start

The 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers seem to find a different way to lose every week through their first four games of the season, but excessive penalties has yet to be a factor. As they head into their week five game against the New York Jets, the Steelers have been flagged all of 18 times for 185 […]

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Le’Veon Bell’s First Game Performance Compared To NFL Greats

By Jeremy Hritz There aren’t many bright spots right now for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it’s uncertain if there will be any sunshine in the remaining games. Yet if there is any player that is giving the team hope for the future, it is rookie running back Le’Veon Bell. While Bell didn’t run for 200 […]

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Steelers 2013 Regular Season Play Direction Report

Below are the offensive and defensive directional stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers through the first four games of the season and it’s not hard to see where both units have come up short so far. The rushing offense is just now finding in its legs now that Le’Veon Bell is finally healthy and that in […]

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If Levi Brown Plays, Steelers Will Have To Give Him Outside Help

Pro Football Focus has new Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown down for 25 sacks allowed in his last 36 games played and that includes the first four games he has played this season with the Arizona Cardinals. I have now gone back and looked at each and every one of those sacks and documented them […]

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Why The Steelers Offense Has Used 11 Personnel 65.63% Of The Time Through Four Games

Pro Football Focus has posted the personnel grouping percentages used by all 32 NFL teams through the first four games of the season and the numbers posted for the Pittsburgh Steelers offense are not surprising at all considering what has transpired. The Steelers have used their 11 personnel grouping (1RB, 1TE, 3WR) 65.63% of the […]

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2013 NFL Week 4 TOX Stats

Week four of the 2013 NFL season has now come and gone and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. We knew a correction was on the way in the next two weeks and we got it this week as the plus two or better TOX stat finished 9-3 […]

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Roethlisberger’s Play-Action Passing Attempts Are Way Down And That’s Not Surprising

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been known for some time as one of the better quarterbacks in the league off of play-action, but so far this season, he hasn’t been able to use it much. According to Pro Football Focus, Roethlisberger has used play-action on only 12.4% of his drop-backs so far through the […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 4 – Vikings

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the Minnesota Vikings along with some observations. On a positive note, tight end Heath Miller played 95% of the offensive snaps and was only off of the field for four plays in total. Rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton saw a season-high 36 snaps […]

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