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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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2013 NFL Week 3 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Who needs power rankings when you have the ANY/A differential stats? As many of you know that have read here for a while, I am a big fan of adjusted net yards per passing attempt differentials as I believe it gives you a true measurement of teams throughout the season. In case this stat is […]

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2013 NFL Week 3 TOX Stats

Week three of the 2013 NFL season has now come and gone and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. This week, the teams that had a plus two or better TOX stat finished 8-2 (80%) and if you have been following this stat with me over the years, […]

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Steelers Defensive Sacks & Turnovers Unlikely To Improve Until Offense Starts Scoring

The Pittsburgh Steelers lack of defensive sacks and turnovers through their first three games of the 2013 season is certainly alarming, but when you consider how often they have been behind on the scoreboard this year, it’s probably not too surprising when you look stats dating back to 2004. Over the coarse of the last […]

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Steelers Have Only Gone Three Straight Games Without Getting A Turnover Once Since 1992

If the Pittsburgh Steelers fail to come up with a turnover Sunday night against the Chicago Bears it will make three straight games without one. Dating back to the 1992 season, that has only happened once and it was in 2009 during a three game stretch in December. That was the month that they were […]

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Steelers Dime Defense Did Its Job Against The Bengals

Due to the loss of inside linebacker Larry Foote for the season and the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals have a dangerous 12 personnel grouping consisting of two very talented pass catching tight ends, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense broke out their dime, or as they are calling it, the quarters package, in the loss Monday […]

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2013 NFL Week 2 TOX Stats

The second week of the 2013 NFL season is now in the books and as expected, the TOX stats corrected from their 10-0 start in Week 1. This week, the teams that had a plus two or better TOX stat finished 6-3 and that brings us a record of 16-3 (84.2%) after two weeks. The […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 2 – Bengals

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Surprisingly, the Steelers only played Will Johnson on seven snaps and Kelvin Beachum only saw two snaps as a second tight end. Markus Wheaton saw the field for just five plays but that will change starting next week. Defensively, […]

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Steelers Running Game Off To Worst Two Game Start In Franchise History

If you thought the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a poor start last year running the football, the start of the 2013 season is even worse. In fact, the Steelers 75 yards rushing after two games is the worst it has ever been in the history of the franchise. In 2012, the Steelers had 141 […]

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Steelers Offense Has Gone From ‘Dink-And-Dunk’ To ‘Chunk-And-Clunk’

Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense was referred to as a “dink-and-dunk” one. Monday night in the 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, it was anything but that. In fact, you could probably call it a “chunk-and-clunk” one. Penalty plays included, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw 9 passes 20 or more yards down the field […]

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Plus Two TOX Stat Is Perfect In Steelers-Bengals Games Dating Back To 2007

I have long been a fan of the TOX stat as many of you are well aware of by now as its 80% success record is tough to top. However, you might be surprised to know that the stat has a 100% success rate in the last eight regular season meetings between the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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0-2 Steelers Have Made The Playoffs Three Out Of Four Times In Last 25 Years

Should the Pittsburgh Steelers lose to the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night, it will mark just the eighth time since 1966 that they have started a season 0-2. However, according to a Monday morning post by ESPN, a winless Steelers team after the first two weeks hasn’t been a death knell in Pittsburgh over the course […]

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Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Can Pass Greg Lloyd In Sacks Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley got his 2013 season off to a good start last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans by recording one sack and four total tackles. Should Woodley register his second sack of the season Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, he will pass Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the fifth most sacks […]

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Steelers Directional Stats Through Week 1 – Defense

Throughout the season I will be posting the Pittsburgh Steelers directional play stats for both the offense and the defense along with their league rankings for you to peruse. Below are the stats for the defense through week one. In case you missed it, here are the stats for the offense. Rushing Defense Week 1 […]

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Steelers Directional Stats Through Week 1 – Offense

Throughout the season I will be posting the Pittsburgh Steelers directional play stats for both the offense and the defense along with their league rankings for you to peruse. Below are the stats for the offense through week one. Rushing Offense Week 1 LE LT LG M RG RT RE Plays: 1 Plays: 2 Plays: […]

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Steelers Personnel Grouping Stats Versus Titans

Below are the personnel groupings and stats of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense from the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. We will be tracking these once again this season as part of our yearly charting project. As you can see, the offense predominantly used their 11 personnel (1RB/1TE/3WR) grouping against the Titans (35 of 53 […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s Pass Distances Versus Titans

We will be tracking the distance of the throws made by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over the course of the season and below is a play by play look at his passes from Sunday against the Tennessee Titans in the season opener. Roethlisberger threw the ball 33 times in week one and the average […]

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2013 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

As usual, I will once again be tracking the TOX stats throughout the 2013 NFL season. This is simple stat, but its 80% win track record is hard to ignore. In case you need a refresher, the TOX stat is a measure of how many explosive plays (20-plus yards) teams create minus how many they […]

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Rankings Be Damned – Steelers Defense Still Lacks Splash

The next time Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor decides to do an interview, I sure hope he leaves defensive rankings and stats out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I like Taylor as both a player and an individual, but the primitive rankings narrative has run its course. When the week one games are completed […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Titans – Week 1 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff their 2013 season Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger –  32 attempts, 20 completions, 250 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception. Roethlisberger should hit the […]

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Roethlisberger Could Hit 30,000 Passing Yards For His Career Against Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only needs 156 yards passing yards Sunday in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans to hit 30,000 for his career, but that number is the furthest thing from his mind right now. “You know, I’ve never been one about individual goals,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday. “It’s more about the team […]

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Should We Be Concerned If The Steelers Go Winless In The Preseason?

If the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up losing their preseason finale Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers, it will mark only the fourth time in the last 48 seasons that have finished winless in their exhibition games. In each of the three previous years that the Steelers have gone winless, they have failed to make the […]

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