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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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2013 NFL Week 9 TOX Stats

Week 10 begins Thursday night and below are your weekly TOX stats from Week 9 along with the year to date numbers. The weekly plus two TOX stat or better number finished 8-2 (80.0%) in Week 9 and that of course is the expected percentage. The year to date record for the plus two teams […]

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2013 NFL Week 9 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

You don’t need the ANY/A stats to know just how bad the 2013 season is going for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but just in case you do, below are the differential stats through the week nine games. The Steelers have been trending in the wrong direction the last few weeks and are now in jeopardy of […]

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LaMarr Woodley Continues Career-Best Pace As Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi LaMarr Woodley did not register a sack for the second straight week after reeling off one per game for five straight weeks, but that doesn’t mean that he failed to bring the pressure when presented the opportunity. In fact, he probably would have had a sack had Cameron Heyward not gotten to […]

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Steelers Defensive Woes Against The Patriots Can Be Traced Back To First Downs

In the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31 loss Sunday to the New England Patriots, the defensive woes can generally be traced back to their poor play on first down. The Patriots offense ran 38 plays on first down for a 10.71 average per play and 15 of those plays produced 10 first downs and five touchdowns. Per […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Patriots – Week 9 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players for this week. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 35 attempts, 27 completions, 301 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 […]

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2013 NFL Week 8 TOX Stats

Week 8 is now way behind us and Week 9 gets underway in just a little bit. Below are your weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. We knew a correction had to be on the way and we finally got one as the teams with a plus two TOX stat or […]

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2013 NFL Week 8 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Below are the ANY/A differential stats through the week eight games and while the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in positive territory, the offense has regressed. While the defensive ANY/A number has improved slightly, it shows the fault of this stat as it does not take into account rushing stats. While the Steelers defense only allowed […]

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Steelers Still On Pace To Set New Franchise Low In Rushing Yardage

Through their first seven games of the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have just 481 yards rushing and that is the worst seven game start the franchise has ever had. After the Steelers ran for a season-high 141 yards against the Baltimore Ravens, things were looking up, but their 35 yard team-rushing output in the […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Is On A Record Pace Through Seven Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to a 2-5 start through seven games played and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on both a career and franchise record pace. Those records, however, are ones that the Steelers don’t want him breaking as it involves the amount of times he’s been sacked in a single season. Heading into the […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Raiders – Week 8 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Oakland Raiders Sunday at the O.co Coliseum and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players for this week. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 33 attempts, 24 completions, 273 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 […]

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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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