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Mythbusters: Do The Steelers Need To Score 30 Points Against The Saints?

By Alex Kozora We’ll take a crack at a new series for the remaining few weeks of the 2014 season. One we’ll call Mythbusters. As the name implies, I will dispelling popular Pittsburgh Steelers related myths. Similar to the TV show, but with more football and less impressive mustaches. We’ll start by testing a common […]

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2014 NFL Week 12 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With 12 weeks of 2014 NFL season is now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers were off on their bye in Week 12 so obviously there is no change in their numbers from last week. The Steelers do, however, […]

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AFC North A Combined 19-5-1 So Far This Season Against Common Opponents

By Tim Rice AFC North A Combined 19-5-1 So Far This Season Against Common Opponents The AFC North was confronted with playing the AFC South and NFC South in 2014.  At the beginning of the season, if you would have been asked how you thought the AFC North would fair against these two conferences, would […]

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LeGarrette Blount Failed Steelers Both On And Off The Field

Back in the early stages of the offseason, after former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer chose to sign with the Arizona Cardinals instead of re-signing with the Steelers, the front office began turning their focus to other options. One of those options turned out to be LeGarrette Blount, who came in for a visit […]

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Contrary To Popular Belief, Steelers Are Throwing Deep Quite A Bit This Season

If you think the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t throw deep down the field enough this season, you might be interested in the stats that I compiled below. Through their first 11 games of the season, the Steelers have thrown a pass that has traveled 15 or more yards past the line of scrimmage 81 times and […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 11 vs. Titans

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers nearly had to leave Nashville like so many others before them; with nothing more than a worn-out guitar case and a broken heart. Fortunately, with a masterful fourth quarter performance, the team beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 in Grand Ole Opry style. So before the banjo gets any […]

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Steelers Film Room: Tennessee Titans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night opponent, the Tennessee Titans. OFFENSE – The Titans are one of two teams in the NFL with a rookie quarterback and running back – Zach Mettenberger at QB and Bishop Sankey at RB. The Minnesota Vikings are the other with Teddy Bridgewater and Jerrick […]

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‘On The Road Again’ Not A Good Theme For Steelers Offense

For the fourth time this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have scored under 20 points—and under 15 points on offense. In each of those instances, the settings of these sad performances have all been away from Heinz Field. In the second game of the season, the Steelers accumulated a season-low six points against the Baltimore Ravens. […]

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Steelers Staying Afloat In Historically Competitive AFC North

We are now 10 weeks into the 2014 NFL season, meaning that, when it comes to the AFC North, it’s already long been a two dog race—wait, what? The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals are 1-2 in the division? That’s right, with all teams having played at least nine games already, the Browns, at 6-3, […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 10 vs. Jets

By Michael K. Reynolds That whooshing sound you heard on Sunday was the hot air escaping your previously high-flying Pittsburgh Steelers. Had they simply performed at an average level against the previously 1-8 New York Jets they could have taken over the lead of the AFC North and established themselves as one of the teams […]

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Steelers 7-11 Against Teams With Losing Record Since 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to show Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey that they can’t beat teams with a losing record as they lost 20-13 to a New York Jets team that only had one win entering the game. Since 2012, the Steelers have lost 11 games to teams with a sub .500 record and […]

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Steelers vs Jets – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently riding a three-game winning streak, with each victory more convincing than the last, against seemingly quality opponents. They are three games over .500 for the first time since the middle of the 2012 season, after which they proceeded to drop 11 out of their subsequent 15 games. But they are […]

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Steelers vs Jets – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently riding a three-game winning streak, with each victory more convincing than the last, against seemingly quality opponents. They are three games over .500 for the first time since the middle of the 2012 season, after which they proceeded to drop 11 out of their subsequent 15 games. But they are […]

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Steelers Currently 4½ Point Road Favorites Over Jets

Now that they’ve won three straight games at home, the Pittsburgh Steelers will go on the road this week to play the 1-8 New York Jets. After initially opening up as 2½ point road favorites, the Steelers are currently favored by 4½ heading into Tuesday. The Jets will start Michael Vick at quarterback Sunday and […]

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Win Streak Opens Door For Exciting Division Race Down The Stretch

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the first six weeks of the 2014 juggling wins and losses, epitomizing inconsistency, but over this three-game homestand, they’ve managed to string together three victories in a row. In doing so, they’ve brought their record on the season up to 6-3, trailing only the Cincinnati Bengals, who stand at 5-2-1, in […]

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Numbers Crunch: Browns vs Steelers Hidden Statistics

By Alex Kozora Some of the ugly statistics born out of the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 defeat to the Cleveland Browns. I’ll try and fight through the tears as I type them. If you don’t want to feel worse about this loss, stop here. This one isn’t going to be pretty. – Cleveland’s 31 points are […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 6 vs. Browns

By Michael K. Reynolds What is worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? The pelting of dog biscuits they received from the Dawg Pound or the dog house they have found themselves in with their own fan base? After Sunday’s 31-10 mauling by the Cleveland Browns, Coach Mike Tomlin’s post-game conference seemed like just another bad soap […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second Half – Cameron Heyward doing a good job of taking on this cut block, staying on his feet and helping to make the tackle. – False step by this Jacksonville linebacker. Takes a step back on the snap. […]

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Steelers Need To Prove That Run Defense Is Truly Fixed Against Browns

In their first two games of the 2014 season the Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up 348 yards rushing. While they’ve only given up a total of 161 yards on the ground in their last three games, it’s way still too early to label the run defense as being fixed. While their defense should be commended […]

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Steelers Versus Jaguars: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora As usual, here is your All-22 primer following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 victory versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon. – Individually, the Steelers’ offense seemed to play well. Ben Roethlisberger, fumble aside, he had another solid game statistically. It was his third straight game completing 70% of his passes. Antonio Brown’s streak was kept […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 5 vs. Jaguars

By Michael K. Reynolds After an underwhelming victory against the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars the Pittsburgh Steelers can now rest in the knowledge they are not the worst team in the NFL. In fact, at a healthy record of 3-2, albeit against some of the league’s patsies, the team is sitting in a pretty good spot. […]

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Steelers Film Room: Run-Pass Option Play Puts Away Jaguars

Remember the run-pass option play that the Pittsburgh Steelers used four times last week in their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Well, they used a slight variation of it during their final drive Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars to secure the win. In fact, they used it on back-to-back plays. On second down and […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Justin Brown

First-year wide receiver Justin Brown continues to be the primary slot receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers through four games, though veteran Lance Moore did see a good handful of snaps a week ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As I detailed yesterday, however, that doesn’t mean all that much, considering all targets outside of the […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Marcus Gilbert

The Pittsburgh Steelers were not getting what they paid for from right tackle Marcus Gilbert through the first two games of the season after signing him to a new long-term deal late in the offseason, tying him down on the line for years to come. His early struggles belied a steady progression throughout the spring […]

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Steelers Receiving Targets Concentrated On A Core Four

It’s no surprise that wide receiver Antonio Brown has brought in the lion’s share of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns through the first quarter of the 2014 season. He is, after all, an All-Pro wide receiver coming off a 110-reception, 1499-yard, eight-touchdown performance a year ago, and he just last Sunday became […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey’s return to the lineup after missing the 2013 season has made it easier on the rest of the offensive line to take on opposing defensive lines that are tough up the middle. This was a problem last year, particularly against 4-3 teams, but as we’ve seen so far through the […]

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