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2014 NFL Week 12 & 13 TOX Stats

Week 14 of the NFL season is already upon us and I have now caught up with the TOX stats for the previous two weeks. Week 12 the plus two or better teams had an off week as they were a combined 4-4 (50.0%). In Week 13, however, the plus…



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Lies, Damned Lies, And Steelers Third Down Defensive Statistics

According to Mark Twain, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” So, why start off this post with that quote? Well, even though I love stats, I’m smart enough to know that they don’t always tell the truth and…


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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Saints

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints yesterday afternoon. – It took the Steelers until the final 2:34 to surpass the 20 point threshold. Disappointing considering the sorry state of the Saints’ offense. New Orleans had allowed 20+ in all but two…


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Steelers vs. Saints: Player Snap Counts Week 13

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the New Orleans Saints, 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…


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Ben Roethlisberger Passing Chart From Saints Game

Below is the passing chart for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from the Week 13 loss to the New Orleans Saints. As you can see, Roethlisberger only connected on two of his 11 attempts against the Saints that traveled more than 15 yards in the air past the line of…


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Steelers On Pace To Record Lowest Sack Total Since 1988

The Pittsburgh Steelers have several problems on defense this season and one of those includes them failing to sack opposing quarterbacks enough. After sacking New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees just once Sunday in their 35-32 loss at Heinz Field, the Steelers defense has now registered 21 quarterback take-downs through…


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Saints Defense Allowing Six Yards Per Carry On Middle, Right Tackle Runs

We’ve talked quite a bit about how the Pittsburgh Steelers gameplan Sunday against the visiting New Orleans Saints should include a heavy dose of running back Le’Veon Bell. With that reiterated, I thought you’d like to see just how bad the Saints defense has been this season against the run….




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The Third Phase: Steelers Special Teams Stalwarts

By Alex Kozora The Pittsburgh Steelers bye week provides the opportunity to take a much needed breath and review the team through its first 11 weeks. We’ll take an in-depth look at the forgotten phase. The third one, special teams. Their snaps are rarely highlighted but still valuable. Five Steelers’…


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There’s No Place Like Home For Ben Roethlisberger Heading Into Week 13

After two straight road games the Pittsburgh Steelers will return home Sunday to face the New Orleans Saints. According to how he’s played so far this season, that’s great news for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. For starters, Roethlisberger and the Steelers are 4-1 at home so far this season. In addition…