Stopping Splash Plays In Run Defense Key For Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers run defense still can’t be considered great but it has managed to level out over the last several weeks. There is some natural regression at play but one of the largest factors in the Steelers’ moderate success is the denial of splash plays in the run game….


Roethlisberger Can Join The 5,000 Yard Passing Club Sunday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field in the 2014 regular season finale with the AFC North title going to the winner. In addition, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have an opportunity in that game to accomplish something that only five other quarterbacks in the…


Steelers vs. Chiefs: Player Snap Counts Week 16

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Kansas City Chiefs, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. These snaps do not include plays wiped…


Steelers vs Chiefs: Numbers Crunch

A statistical breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. – Not nearly as many records broken this week as last week. But Antonio Brown broke his record of most receiving yards in a season. He now was 1570. – Markus Wheaton had two catches…

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Breaks Own Franchise Reception Record In Win Over Chiefs

In the Sunday win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown set a new franchise record for receiving yardage in a single season. On his first catch of the game Sunday, a four-yard completion from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Brown broke his own single-season receiving yardage record that he set…


Chiefs Defense Susceptible To Runs Between The 20s

While the Kansas City Chiefs defense is impressive when it comes to not giving up deep passes and keeping opponents out of their own end zone, they have shown this season that they can be run on between the 20s. Entering Week 16, the Chiefs defense has allowed an average…


2014 NFL Week 15 TOX Stats

Week 15 of the NFL season got underway Thursday night and here are you updated TOX stats from Week 15. In Week 15 the teams with a plus two or better TOX number went 7-1 (87.5%). The only team to buck the stat in Week 15 were the New York…


Steelers Must Prevent Chiefs QB Alex Smith From Making Plays With His Legs

This coming Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have their hands full trying to contain the Kansas City Chiefs two-headed rushing attack of running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis. If that’s not enough, they’ll also have to make sure that they contain Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who’s not afraid…


While Not His Speciality, Chiefs QB Alex Smith Can Still Go Deep

Against the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed quarterback Matt Ryan to complete 4-of-6 passes thrown more than 15 yards past the line of scrimmage. While allowing 66.7% of all deep passes to completed against you is never a good thing, at least only one of…


Steelers Right Side Running Game Suffering Without T Marcus Gilbert

Even though he practiced all last week, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert did not dress for the Sunday game against the Atlanta Falcons. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that while Gilbert didn’t suffer any sort of a setback with his ankle injury last week, he…