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Steelers Versus Patriots – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Returner Felix Jones got things rolling by taking the opening kickoff out to the 40-yard line, but that was courtesy of some quality blocking from Vince Williams, Al Woods, and Jonathan Dwyer. The man who made the tackle escaped from Antwon Blake on the opposite side of the field and traveled a […]

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LaMarr Woodley Continues Career-Best Pace As Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi LaMarr Woodley did not register a sack for the second straight week after reeling off one per game for five straight weeks, but that doesn’t mean that he failed to bring the pressure when presented the opportunity. In fact, he probably would have had a sack had Cameron Heyward not gotten to […]

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Steelers Defensive Woes Against The Patriots Can Be Traced Back To First Downs

In the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31 loss Sunday to the New England Patriots, the defensive woes can generally be traced back to their poor play on first down. The Patriots offense ran 38 plays on first down for a 10.71 average per play and 15 of those plays produced 10 first downs and five touchdowns. Per […]

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Breaking Down The Breakdown By Polamalu On The Patriots First Touchdown

On the New England Patriots first touchdown of the game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, safety Troy Polamalu was worked over pretty good by quarterback Tom Brady and below is a breakdown of the breakdown. On the first down play, the Patriots are in 11 personnel with two wide receivers to the left and one […]

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With The Steelers Season In Flames – Ten Questions That Demand An Answer

By Michael K Reynolds Not only have the Pittsburgh Steelers thinned their playoff chances down to a mathematical miracle over the weekend, they did so with historic flare. With the worst defensive effort in Black and Gold history, the team is not only out of it, but appears to be drifting in the wrong direction. […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New England Patriots 55-31 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below and I do expect a ton of them. Winners: Jerricho Cotchery – Seven catches for 96 yards and three touchdowns makes […]

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Polamalu: “When Tom (Brady) Is On Fire It Doesn’t Really Matter Who’s Out There”

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31 loss Sunday to the New England Patriots, you can bet that there will be several notable player quotes that surface and safety Troy Polamalu has already weighed in with a few of his own. After giving up a franchise record 610 yards of offense, Polamalu was asked if he knew […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus New England Patriots – Second Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers, once again, begin a second half with a significant deficit, this time down 24-10 to the New England Patriots, with the latter receiving the second-half kick. The Patriots were penalized for holding on the opening kickoff, resulting in them starting the opening drive from the 10. Stevan Ridley was […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus New England Patriots – First Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter today coming off a bitter loss to the Oakland Raiders that sent the team to a record of 2-5, seriously jeopardizing any chance they have of making a late-season push. However, they got a boost when the Cincinnati Bengals lost on Thursday, putting the Steelers two games back […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Patriots Preview And Prediction – Week 9

By Jeremy Hritz While there was uncertainty at the beginning of the 2013 season as to what type of team the Pittsburgh Steelers would field, predicting a 2-5 record after seven games seemed to be as unlikely as the Steelers going 19-0 and winning their seventh Super Bowl title. What seemed improbable during the offseason […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 9

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. That Guy At Right Guard – The Steelers best offensive lineman, David DeCastro, will sit out this game with a right ankle injury suffered last week and he will likely […]

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Patriots Injury Report: DT Tommy Kelly Ruled Out On Friday; CB Aqib Talib Listed As Questionable

The New England Patriots Friday injury report has just a few minor changes on it and one of those includes defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) being ruled out for the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kelly had just returned to practice this past week but must have had a setback after being limited on […]

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Dick LeBeau Intends On Finding A Way To Keep Jarvis Jones Involved

Due to his poor play Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was demoted this past week on the latest depth chart behind Jason Worilds. However, just because he won’t start, doesn’t mean he won’t still see the field, according to defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau during his Thursday […]

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Patriots Injury Report: 11 Players Remain Limited On Thursday

The Thursday injury report for the New England Patriots looks exactly like the one released on Wednesday as they continue to prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers this coming Sunday. Limited again on Thursday for the Patriots were wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), running back Brandon Bolden (knee), tackle Marcus Cannon […]

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A Steelers Nightmare: Tom Brady With His Finger On The Snuff Button

By Michael K Reynolds Even the five hopeless optimists left in Steelers Nation would have to agree: This Sunday’s game is the last gasp of playoff hopes for the Black and Gold. And what could be more troubling for Steelers fans than the notion of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with his finger on the snuff […]

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Patriots Injury Report: 11 Players Limited On Wednesday

The Wednesday injury report for the New England Patriots is now out and it includes several players listed as being limited as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers this coming Sunday. Limited Wednesday were wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), running back Brandon Bolden (knee), tackle Marcus Cannon (shoulder), wide receiver […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, Time Management & Patriots With Ben Volin Episode

Season 4, Episode 39 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I first go over injuries before turning our attention to what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his weekly press conference. Once again, we get into the time management issues at the end of the […]

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Scary Ravens Pass Rush Will Harass Rodgers: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The Bye Week is over, and we are still trying to figure out how the Pittsburgh Steelers can correct their ills and return to their winning ways. With that being said, we have to look at all areas to see if we can figure out just what it is that is leading […]

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Steelers Now Down Three Games In The Win Column To Everybody In The AFC North

The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to lose on their bye week as the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens all won their week five games, and all three are now 3-2 on the season. In their 13-6  win over the New England Patriots, the Bengals managed to end the 52 game touchdown pass steak of […]

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Bill Polian Says Ben Roethlisberger’s Performance Against The Vikings Was ‘Phenomenal’

Bill Polian has been around the NFL for quite some time and has seen his share of a quarterback play both good and bad over the years. During a Thursday morning segment on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Polian praised the performance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger put on Sunday in London in the loss to […]

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Browns To Start QB Brian Hoyer Against Vikings With Brandon Weeden Out Injured

Remember Brian Hoyer? He was the quarterback the Pittsburgh Steelers signed to back up Charlie Batch for a few weeks last season when Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich were both sidelined with injuries. On Wednesday, Hoyer was named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns this week because starter Brandon Weeden is now sidelined with […]

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Hritz: Steelers At Redskins Instant Analysis

By Jeremy Hritz Man, maybe Ed Bouchette was right. Maybe the 2013 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers is just “okay.” There wasn’t much to celebrate on Monday night against the Washington Redskins, but there were some highlights worthy of recognition. With that said, here are my notes from last night’s game: A completion given up […]

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Allen’s Procedure Must Be Minor Or Secondary Will Suffer

By Jeremy Hritz Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen recently underwent a procedure to clean up his knee to alleviate the discomfort that he was experiencing. Mike Tomlin was optimistic about Allen’s condition and downplayed its severity. He said, “We wanted him to get the surgery done now so he can begin rehabilitating immediately. This surgery […]

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Steelers Defense To Use Short Keywords In 2013 In An Effort To Be Ready For Up-Tempo Offenses

There isn\’t much that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau hasn\’t seen as he enters his 55th year in the NFL, so with more and more teams using the read-option and up-tempo style offenses, the Hall of Famer is already working on ways to defend it. During a breakfast media session for AFC coaches at […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Now The 15th Highest-Paid Player In The NFL

Despite only winning one playoff game in five attempts, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan received a five-year, $103.75 million contract extension on Thursday that makes him the second-highest paid player in the league. Ryan, who is heading into his sixth season in the league, has $59 million of his new deal guaranteed, and he will […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Had Lowest Red Zone Sack-Interception Per Drop Back Ratio In 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has certainly taken a lot of sacks over the course of his career, and he currently sits ranked 23rd all-time with 344 of them, according to Pro Football Reference. 39 of those career sacks that Roethlisberger has taken have come inside the red zone and when you couple that with […]

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