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Previewing the AFC North: Cleveland Browns

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the rest of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown will follow my analysis of their three divisional opponents early next week. Today we’ll take an in-depth look at…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Running Backs

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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Steelers Likely To Be In A Dogfight Every Week In 2015

On their 2015 schedule, there are no cupcake games, no “gimmes” as were served up last year for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and maybe that’s a good thing. Playing the lowly AFC South, where the Colts were the division winners, and the second-place team was Houston, who was quarterbacked by the…


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The Pessimist’s Take – Finding Bell’s Backup In Free Agency

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Steelers Might Be Forced To Work Things Out With Blount

It will be interesting to see how Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin handles the situation with disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount moving forward into the bye week, but due to lack of depth currently on the roster, I will be surprised if Blount is waived. While several of you…



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Steelers Film Room: Cleveland Browns Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting the Cleveland Browns during their comeback victory against the Tennessee Titans Sunday. It’s just one game, coupled with what we know about them from Week One. As I’ve always said, a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. Just keep that in mind throughout the…


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Steelers Run Defense Improved Over Past Two Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was pounded on the ground for much of the first two weeks of the season, giving up 191 yards in the season opener and another 157 in the Thursday night loss four days later. In the first game against the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers allowed two…


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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Second Half – Browns’ first run. Overpursue by Lawrence Timmons. Needs to play inside out. Running back cuts the run back. Ryan Shazier missed the tackle and it turns into a big gain. – Browns…


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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit: The five players that made up the front line. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. The next two had Michael Palmer…


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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Lawrence Timmons Miscues

The Pittsburgh Steelers are counting on inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons to be the nucleus of a defense that continually grows younger. This season, he inherited the buck linebacker position and signal-calling duties, and Sunday against the Cleveland Browns was his first meaningful game acting in this role. Unfortunately, much of it wasn’t very pretty, especially once…


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Steelers Outlast Browns 30-27 In 2014 Regular Season Opener

Despite blowing a 27-3 first half lead, the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to hang on and beat the Cleveland Browns 30-27 in their 2014 regular season opener at Heinz Field thanks to a 41-yard field goal by kicker Shaun Suisham as time expired. Suisham’s game winning kick was set up by…


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Steelers vs Browns – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the first half against the Cleveland Browns, sporting a 27-3 lead. Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown while running backs LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell both took the ball in. On first down, Brian Hoyer found Andrew Hawkins for 16 yards, and Ike Taylor was flagged for a facemask, adding on…


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Steelers vs Browns – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to begin their regular season against the division rival Cleveland Browns. All of the pre-game notes and speculation have been handed out already. All of the talking is over. It’s time for meaningful football. Feel free to discuss the game here. The Steelers won the coin toss,…


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Following The AFC North Storylines

The AFC North was once considered one of the toughest divisions in football, even when it was just the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers throwing haymakers at each other two the three times per season. Even with the Ravens winning the Super Bowl two seasons ago, however, the division as…