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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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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Through the early stage of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves suffering greatly due to the subpar performance of their veteran inside linebacker, Lawrence Timmons. Since his shaky start in the first two games, however, he has consistently been one of the best players on this defensive unit, particularly in the running game. Quite […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Justin Brown

There are many reports suggesting that despite the fact that he’s logged 265 snaps in six games, Justin Brown will be the odd man out amongst the receivers for the Pittsburgh Steelers when rookie Martavis Bryant, presumably, gets his first helmet. This is as opposed to Darrius Heyward-Bey, he of 24 snaps and one reception […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Ramon Foster

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster missed two games earlier in the season, but he has been back for two weeks now, and has been playing well as the offensive line starts to come together. He had his best game of the season on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Not only was he seemingly flawless in […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Defensive end Cameron Heyward was the only player in the last game the Pittsburgh Steelers could count on to get to the quarterback with any kind of consistency—and even much of that was assisted by the coverage on the back end. While he picked up his third sack in six games and generated a few […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Troy Polamalu

Safety Troy Polamalu has long been among the best at his position league-wide playing the run. His run support from the back end had a lot to do with the Pittsburgh Steelers boasting one of the best defenses of the 90s. With that once vaunted defense no longer what it once was, he still finds […]

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Steelers Defense Looks Different Just Six Weeks Later

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be putting a defense on the field that is radically different in appearance than the one that began last season. As a matter of fact, this is a defense that will already be markedly different from that one that they even opened this season with. If we got back to the […]

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Martavis Bryant, DHB Could Be Heading For Weekly Battle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have scored one touchdown in the red zone over the course of their last two games on seven trips inside their opponents’ 20-yard line. While they already came into that span toward the bottom of the spectrum in terms of red zone efficiency around the league, they now rank 31st in that […]

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Second Demotion For Cortez Allen Raises Long-Term Questions

Once considered a long-term projected, fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen steadily ascended through his first two seasons in the NFL, graduating from dime back to nickel back, and finally to starter by year three. The Steelers chose to let Keenan Lewis leave in free agency without even making an offer for a multiplicity of […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Heath Miller

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate to have the services of a tight end such as Heath Miller for the past decade. They still are. But the reality is that he isn’t exactly the player he once was, particularly as a blocker. That’s not to say that he can’t get the job anymore, by any […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Matt Spaeth

If you look at the snap count numbers for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ run-heavy personnel, such as fullback Will Johnson and second tight end Matt Spaeth, you would think that the team went into the game against the Cleveland Browns looking to air the ball out. Johnson hardly played, while Spaeth was limited to just 13 […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the second half. The defense shut […]

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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture, as he didn’t play again […]

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Statistics Favor Steelers Over Texans More Than Reality Might

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been riding an irritating trend thus far this season, having alternated wins and losses through the first six games. Their last game ended in an embarrassing defeat, so if that pattern is to hold, they must win against the Houston Texans on Monday night. History supports that probability, according to Steelers […]

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