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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their season opener 28-21 to the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts in the inaugural game of the 2015 NFL season. The overturning of Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension in relation to DeflateGate was the major storyline…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week One

The 2015 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers are off and running like a herd of turtles as the opening season match against the integrity-challenged New England Patriots provided as predictable an outcome as it was disappointing. Even the casual follower of their 1-4 preseason would know the Black and Gold…


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Steelers Film Room: Bud Dupree Against Patriots

Got a lot of questions about rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree’s first ever NFL game, so I went back to the tape to break it down for you guys. A couple flashes here and there, but overall Dupree suffered plenty of typical rookie struggles against the New England Patriots, some…


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Steelers Film Room: Patriots’ Pick Routes

Get your hands on ‘em. That was the plea from the fans. The message from the players. And largely, the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted that Thursday night. After opening up in a Cover Three shell, the Steelers adjusted and played the New England Patriots close at the line the rest of…


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Will Allen Debuts As Starter With Mixed Results

When all was said and done, veteran defensive back Will Allen was called upon to start the season opener for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a role that he often found himself in spelling strong safety Troy Polamalu over the course of the past several years. While it was a move…


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Lawrence Timmons Lacking In Impact Against Patriots

For as much grief as the secondary has received in the wake of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opening loss to the Patriots, I would argue that there was no more disappointing defensive performance on the night than inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who finished the game with just three tackles, despite the…


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Steelers Film Room: Antwon Blake vs Julian Edelman

A lot of criticism has been levied against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake over the past couple days, much of it warranted after the third-year defender was consistently beaten in coverage by Julian Edelman Thursday night. With the return of All-22 coaches film (YAY), I took a look at Blake’s…


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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Patriots

Looking at all the unique statistics from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots last night. – The last time a QB completed at least 75% of his passes and threw for four touchdowns, as Tom Brady did Thursday, in a game against the Steelers was Dan…


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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Patriots Winners/Losers

The highlights and lowlights from the New England Patriots 28-21 Week One win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. WINNERS:  DeAngelo Williams: The veteran looked like a spry rookie tonight, running for 127 yards and averaging six yards per carry. He showed impressive burst to win the edge and vision to allude linebackers…


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Shuffle Along Patriots OL Is Weakness Steelers Must Exploit

While the Pittsburgh Steelers knew coming into the regular season that they would be without their starting center, Maurkice Pouncey, after he suffered a fractured fibula during a running play early in the preseason, the New England Patriots will now also be starting their 2015 campaign without their starting center,…


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Numbers Crunch: Steelers Season Outlook

Following every game last year, we did a brief numbers crunch, examining each game from a quirky statistical standpoint. With Week One of this year looming, we’ll introduce it again with some big-picture stats to follow throughout the season. – Mike Tomlin will have to go 8-8 in the regular…


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Steelers Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 1 vs. Patriots

Week 1 – September 10, 2015 Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts Opponent: New England Patriots Finally, regular season football is back. The draft, OTA’s and preseason are behind us. All of the questions that SteelerNation and the rest of the NFL have will be answered, starting this Thursday night in Foxboro. The…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Season Preview

  Following a 1-4 preseason that was much worse than the record would indicate, the Pittsburgh Steelers head into New England this Thursday appropriately as the league intended: As the Washington Generals to this last year’s Super Bowl champs. The most Pollyannic of Steelers fans would argue that Coach Mike…


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New England Patriots Offensive Scouting Report

Week One is finally back. The anticipation is building for tomorrow’s game against the New England Patriots and like last year, we’ll attempt to break down the weekly opponent the best we can. This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths…