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Ben Roethlisberger Has A Shot At Some More Franchise Records Next Week

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already holds just about all of the meaningful franchise records when it comes to quarterback play. When he takes the field on Sunday, he’ll have a chance to break some more. The first of the records—and the more obvious—is the career touchdown passes record, which he tied […]

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2013 NFL Week 13 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 13 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind and it’s time again to look at the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats heading into Week 14. The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped .03 points this past week in their loss to the Baltimore Ravens and they currently remain ranked 15th overall and behind […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Has An Under The Radar Streak Going

The 59 yards receiving registered Thursday night by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown against the Baltimore Ravens was his third lowest output of the season, but the Central Michigan product still remains on track to break the franchise receiving records held by Hines Ward and Yancey Thigpen. According to ESPN Stats Inc., that now makes […]

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Steelers Barely Used The No-Huddle In The First Half Against The Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their use of the no-huddle Thursday night in the 22-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but it was predominantly used in the second half. In total, the Steelers ran 29 no-huddle plays, but only five were run in the first half, or more specifically, the second drive of the first quarter. […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 13 – Ravens

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 22-20 Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens along with some observations. On offense, there really isn’t much to point out. Markus Wheaton only saw the field for three snaps while Mike Adams played 14 snaps in total. He of course played both tight end and […]

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This Time Around, Steelers Versus Ravens Figures To Include Yardage By The Chunks

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens face off Thanksgiving night, there probably won’t be a lot of points scored, but there will likely be a lot of explosive plays. So far this season, the Steelers offense has produced 51 plays of 20 yards or more, while the Ravens offense has produced 37 of them. […]

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Dink And Dunk? Not So Fast

By Matthew Marczi When the Steelers first brought in Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator, some criticized the decision to install what they pejoratively refer to as a ‘dink and dunk’ offense. As the season progressed and the team started losing games, many more joined in to the chorus. This season has been no […]

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Setting The Facts Straight About LaMarr Woodley And Jason Worilds

With Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds now fresh off a solid two game performance, the talk about re-signing him and releasing LaMarr Woodley during the offseason is of course back in high gear. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation floating around on this subject and so it is time for me to give you […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Can Break A Terry Bradshaw Record Thursday Night

Lost in the Pittsburgh Steelers up and down 2013 season is the fact that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is quietly putting together a franchise passing record year. With 3,118 passing yards so far on the season, Roethlisberger has totaled the most passing yards by a Steelers player in the team’s first 11 games (dating back to […]

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2013 NFL Week 12 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

I know that you have all been waiting with baited breath for the weekly ANY/A differential stats now that week 12 is over and below are your updated year to date totals. I can’t help myself, I love this stat and the TOX stat too much not to track it. As has been the case […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Solid Once Again Using The No-Huddle

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense ran more no-huddle Sunday in the 27-11 win over the Cleveland Browns and with fairly good results. According to the official play-by-play stats, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 9-of-13 for 86 yards and a touchdown using the no-huddle. One of those incompletions was a spike, so in reality he was 9-of-12 passing. […]

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Browns Passing Defense Statistically Solid Against All QBs In 2013

By Jeremy Hritz QB Team W/L Comp Att Yards TDs INTs Sacks Ryan Tannehill Miami L 24 38 272 1 1 4 Joe Flacco Baltimore L 22 33 211 1 0 2 Christian Ponder Vikings W 25 42 228 0 1 6 Andy Dalton Bengals W 23 42 206 0 1 2 EJ Manuel Bills […]

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Talk Of Playing Jason Worilds On The Left Side Must Consider The Impact On LaMarr Woodley

By Matthew Marczi The idea that Jason Worilds plays better on the left side of the defense has followed him around for most of his career. That may well be true; throughout his career, he has generated more pressure against the pass on a per-play basis on the left side. Though three of his four […]

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2013 NFL Week 10 & 11 TOX Stats

I forgot to post the TOX stats last week so below are the stats from Week 10, Week 11 and the new year to date totals heading into the Thursday night game. In Week 10, the teams with a plus two TOX differential went 8-2 (80.0%). In Week 11, those plus two teams combined to […]

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John Mitchell Pleased With Where Steve McLendon Is Currently At In His Development

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon already has a career high in total tackles this season with 29. If he keeps up that pace, he will surpass his predecessor Casey Hampton’s career high of 43. Despite his efforts, however, the Steelers run defense has allowed a 4.24 yards per rush average this season which ranks […]

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Steelers Running Backs Had Nowhere To Run Against The Lions

In the Sunday win over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers rushed for a whopping 40 yards on 27 attempts. When you subtract out the four kneel downs and two scrambles by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the game, you’re left with 28 yards rushing on 21 attempts. Of those 21 attempts, six went for negative […]

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Double Explosive Plays Have Been Killing The Steelers Defense This Season

So far this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has only given up 37 explosive plays of 20 or more yards. While that number currently ties them for fourth best in the league, it is a deceptive stat. 11 of those 37 plays that they have allowed have been double explosive or better and five of […]

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2013 NFL Week 11 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With their win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers made another tiny jump forward in their ANY/A differential stat. They still , however, rank 17th overall in the league (up two spots from last week) as you can see below in the year to date numbers after 11 weeks worth of games. Sunday, […]

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Pausing To Reflect On Antonio Brown’s 2013 Season

By Matthew Marczi This past game against the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Antonio Brown had just his second career two-touchdown game—both came this season. And anybody who watched the game knows that it should have been a three-touchdown game, but Brown dropped a ball in the end zone from the one-yard line. Still, he finished […]

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Statistically, No-Huddle Has No Real Bearing On Roethlisberger

In the 37-27 win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger used the no-huddle plenty. In fact, 34 of the 73 total offensive plays ran in the game were run out of the no-huddle. For the game, Roethlisberger was 14-of-24 passing for 229 yards and two touchdowns while using the no-huddle, according […]

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Le’Veon Bell Versus Rashard Mendenhall: Their First Six Starts

By Jeremy Hritz There were tremendous expectations for Le’Veon Bell when he was selected by the Steelers this past April in the second round of the NFL Draft. During the Rashard Mendenhall experiment at running back, the Steelers were never able to truly establish a running game that could strike fear in opponents, and even […]

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Steelers Should Consider Using FB Will Johnson More In The Passing Game

Heading into the 2013 season, I was pretty sure that Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson would be used more in the passing game after registering 15 catches for 137 yards last season. That of course hasn’t happened as Johnson now heads into the Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Detroit Lions with a mere […]

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The Steelers Defense Can’t Allow The Lions Big Three To YAC All Over The Place

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be asked to slow down a potent Detroit Lions passing attack that includes a wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and tight end Brandon Pettigrew as those three players have accounted for 51.5% of the team receptions so far this year and 54.4% of the total […]

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Steelers Must Improve Their First Quarter And Red Zone Offense Moving Forward

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense is still struggling in two key areas as they enter their game this coming Sunday against the Detroit Lions and if those areas do not improve in that game, they will surely suffer their seventh loss of the season. Through the first nine games of the 2013 season, the Steelers offense […]

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2013 NFL Week 10 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With their win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a tiny jump forward in their ANY/A differential stat, but they still rank 19th overall in the league as you can see below in the year to date numbers after 10 weeks worth of games. The three teams that they have beaten this […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 10 – Bills

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 23-10 win over the Buffalo Bills along with some observations. Once again, backup tight end Michael Palmer saw the field as an extra tight end and although he did dress for the game, David Paulson saw no playing time on offense. Veteran safety Will Allen […]

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