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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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Steelers Game Against The Chiefs Featured Roethlisberger Going Vertical More

Following the preseason opener against the New York Giants, I posted the pass distances of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In that game, Roethlisberger’s average pass length of the seven passes he threw was 5.57 yards as the offense was clearly working on the shorter passing game. In the game Saturday night against the Kansas […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – Meaningless First Team Offense Personnel Groupings & Stats

Analyzing stats from preseason games is a ludicrous thing to do, but being as I specialize in the ludicrous, below is a look at the personnel groupings the Pittsburgh Steelers starting offense used in their preseason opener against the New York Giants. Of the 18 non penalty plays that the offense ran Saturday night, eight […]

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Steelers Punter Battle Still Tight After First Preseason Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers punting battle figures to last throughout the entire preseason as veteran Brian Moorman is attempting to unseat the second-year Drew Butler. Following the first preseason game Saturday evening against the New York Giants, it\’s still too early to tell who is ahead of who. Butler punted three times in the game for […]

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Was Ben Roethlisberger On Pace For An MVP-Caliber Season In 2012

By Matthew Marczi In light of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s injury a year ago, many commenters have suggested that the veteran signal caller was having perhaps the best year of his career, and an MVP-caliber one at that. It is no secret that he struggled upon his return in the last four games of […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – Pass Distances Of Roethlisberger & Gradkowski

The short passing game of the Pittsburgh Steelers was once again on display Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants as both Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski combined to go 10-of-19 passing for 71 yards. I have charted their passes below and you can see that the longest completed pass thrown […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – Offense, Defense, Special Teams Play Counts

Below are the snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game against the New York Giants along with a few observations. Of the things that stick out the most, four of the five starting offensive linemen played 31 snaps. Center Maurkice Pouncey was smartly pulled after 19 plays along with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The […]

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Expect Todd Haley To Adjust Personnel Groupings In An Effort To Improve Run Game

One of the things that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said about new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. following his hiring earlier this year, is that he noticed how well the Kansas City Chiefs ran against the teams in the AFC North last season. “They played the AFC North, and they ran the […]

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Before And After – LaMarr Woodley\’s Pass Rushing As It Relates To 2011 Injury

By Matthew Marczi Much has been made of the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley has only generated four sacks over the past season and a half since he blew out a hamstring running down Tom Brady midway through the team’s Week 8 victory over the New England Patriots in 2011. With that […]

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Steelers Outside Linebackers Rush The Passer Considerably Less Often Than The Average

By Matthew Marczi Last week, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley made the point that, while his being healthy and finally being able to really push off on his oft-injured ankle is key to improving his numbers in 2013, what will also help him get to the quarterback more is simply more opportunities to get […]

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Steelers Backs Topped The League In Pass Protection In 2012

By Matthew Marczi A couple days back, I wrote about the tough road ahead facing rookie running back Le’Veon Bell in terms of living up to the exceptional pass blocking performance turned in by the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs from a season ago. In the article, I mentioned that I had not done a cross-comparison […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Uses Run Direction As Reason Why LaMarr Woodley Stays Put On Left

There were a lot of people suggesting that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley should move over to the right side when James Harrison was let go earlier in the offseason and I have been of the belief that wouldn\’t happen. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review asked linebackers coach Keith Butler if he considered that […]

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