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Brad Wing Showing Potential At Punter

For the fourth time this season, Pittsburgh Steelers first-year punter Brad Wing allowed less than 10 yards in return yards with a 40+ yard net average in a game in which he has attempted at least three punts. Those include the two most recent games, with Wing punting four times on Monday night against the […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant took Justin Brown’s helmet on game day this past Monday when the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Houston Texans in a critical game at Heinz Field, and he did on his first reception what the latter could not throughout the first six games: put points on the board. Of course, there’s […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Sean Spence

Even with rookie starting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier ostensibly appearing to return from an MCL sprain after missing the past four games, it would be surprising if the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t give a lot of snaps on Sunday to Sean Spence, the man who has filled the mack linebacker position for the past 18 quarters. […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been playing about as well as could be expected following his knee injury that he suffered in last year’s season opener. As a matter of fact, he may be playing the best football of his career this season. For those who have questioned the validity of his past accolades […]

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Steelers Varied WR Personnel Against Texans

In the last game against the Houston Texans, the Pittsburgh Steelers were surprisingly versatile with their wide receiver groupings, interchanging pieces frequently, with Antonio Brown being the only consistent fixture for obvious reasons. For his part, Brown played 62 of the team’s 67 offensive snaps, but he was the only receiver among the five active […]

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Steelers vs Texans Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. After a startling swing of momentum to end the first half, the second began promisingly when the defense stopped the Texans on second and one, and then third and one, to first a […]

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Steelers vs Texans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. Rookie Martavis Bryant got his first snap of his career on the second play of the game. The Steelers took off Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore to play him and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The […]

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Dri Archer Needs More Snaps In Order To Produce

So far, through seven games into his rookie season, it seems that those who doubted the value of the selection of Dri Archer in the third round of the draft back in May have more ammunition than those who were for the selection. The rookie running back slash wide receiver slash kick returner injured his […]

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Throwback Week: Steelers To Wear 1934 Uniforms Sunday Against Colts

Are you ready for the throwbacks? The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms Sunday at Heinz Field when they host the Indianapolis Colts. The black and gold striped jerseys were brought back originally during the 2012 season to celebrate the Steelers 80th season in the NFL. They were worn that season in the Steelers […]

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No Urgency For Cortez Allen To Resume Starting Job

Even though Cortez Allen was on the field for the first snap of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Houston Texans, it was Brice McCain who was in actuality the ‘starter’ on Monday night. It had been talked about throughout the week, but the 5’9” free agent signing played every snap against the […]

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Steelers Have Options To Spell Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier injured his knee in the team’s third game, and he’s missed the four and a half games since then. This time has given the team a chance to get a look at Sean Spence, their 2012 third-round draft pick who tore up his knee and never made […]

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Mike Mitchell’s Time In Pittsburgh Just Beginning

The Pittsburgh Steelers began addressing their impending safety concerns during this offseason when they replaced the aging veteran Ryan Clark with one of the bigger free agent signings in their recent history, free safety Mike Mitchell. Mitchell was immediately injected into the starting lineup opposite Troy Polamalu, who himself may be in his last season […]

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Lawrence Timmons Finally Makes An Impact On The Season

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been nothing short of a tackling machine for the past five weeks, after overcoming a slow start plagued by missed tackles that helped expose the defense around him. Monday night was no different as he matched his Week Two total of 12 tackles, including a season-high 11 solo […]

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Le’Veon Bell Is The Steelers’ True ‘Slash’ Weapon

Last night against the Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell posted a new career-high in receiving yards. And then he lost it after Ben Roethlisberger tossed him the ball to avoid a sack, resulting in a six-yard loss. Thus, instead of posting a new career-high 94 yards through the air, he merely tied […]

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Steelers Home Offense Continues To Produce

The Pittsburgh Steelers played on the road during four of their first six games, and they only exceeded 10 points on offense once in that span, when they managed to put up 30 points against the Carolina Panthers. It’s fortunately been another story when the Steelers get to play at Heinz Field, as they are […]

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Steelers Defense Must Build Off Of Texans Turnovers

Last night on Twitter, I wrote that the Pittsburgh Steelers had scored 17 points off of turnovers against the Houston Texans, mockingly adding “also, the Steelers have turnovers tonight”. The truth is, however, that the team has forced at least one turnover now in five straight games, reaching a season-high three turnovers last night in […]

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Steelers Rookie Martavis Bryant Makes Instant Impact

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wanted to activate rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant for this game in order to help contribute in the red zone, where the team had become the worst in the league prior to last night. So, of course, he caught a 35-yard touchdown pass instead, using his speed rather than […]

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Steelers vs Texans Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked to be collapsing once again in primetime, quickly dropping to a 13-0 deficit after allowing the Houston Texans to score on their first three possessions. The Steelers stormed back at the end of the quarter, however, beginning with a 35-yard strike to rookie Martavis Bryant. After a fumble and an interception, Pittsburgh added another […]

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Steelers vs Texans First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to get back in the win column tonight against the Houston Texans. They’ve been bouncing back and forth between victory and defeat, unable to stack wins or losses. They are hoping to avoid stacking losses at home. As has often been the case, the Steelers began the game on offense. Ben Roethlisberger bluffed […]

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Steelers vs Texans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to right the ship tonight against the Houston Texans. While two of their division rivals fell yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens continue to win, and now lead the division at 5-2. Should the Steelers manage to get back in the win column—which would fit their trend—they will be in second play at […]

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Steelers vs Texans – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to right the ship tonight against the Houston Texans. While two of their division rivals fell yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens continue to win, and now lead the division at 5-2. Should the Steelers manage to get back in the win column—which would fit their trend—they will be in second play at […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Lance Moore

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran wide receiver Lance Moore to replace their own veteran slot receiver, who left in the offseason for a higher pay grade. But he has been forced to bide his time behind first-year wide receiver Justin Brown due to his superior blocking ability. That factor went out the window after the […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Stephon Tuitt

We got to see more of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt last week against the Cleveland Browns than we had in any other game this season when he logged a season-high 18 snaps. That included two snaps in a four-man front at the goal line. Admittedly, he delivered mixed results with that playing […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Markus Wheaton

For Markus Wheaton, there was no hiding from the fact of his struggles in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ last game against the Cleveland Browns. That is because quarterback Ben Roethlisberger refused to shy away from him, targeting him a career-high 11 times, finishing up with only four catches for 33 yards. The Roethlisberger-to-Wheaton ‘connection’ failed to […]

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Steelers Played Their Cards Right With James Harrison

Since returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers about four weeks ago, outside linebacker James Harrison has made steady progress and taken steps forward in each of his first three games as he’s worked himself back into playing shape following a quite brief retirement. He nearly split snaps 50/50 with starter Arthur Moats in the Steelers’ last […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Steve McLendon

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have to get used to life without Steve McLendon at nose tackle for tomorrow night, as he’s long been ruled out for the Monday night game against the Houston Texans. Perhaps I should say the team needs to get used to life with Cam Thomas at nose tackle, because […]

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