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The Only Way The Steelers Sneak Into The Super Bowl

By Michael K. Reynolds With a record of 7-4 going into their bye week anything is possible for this year’s Pittsburgh Steelers. But with the level of inconsistency they have displayed, making it to the Super Bowl doesn’t seem all that possible. One thing is fairly certain. This team isn’t going to dominate and bully […]

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Steelers Bye Week: Friday Night Five Questions

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off this week, but that doesn’t mean that I am going to let you have the week off. As usual, I have five questions for you that I would like you to answer concerning the Steelers. If you will, please answer each as thoroughly as possible. I hope that all of […]

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James Harrison Seems Poised To Finish As A Starter

Although nobody seems to care (neither Pro Football Focus nor the league’s official statistics list it), James Harrison made his first career start for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2012 on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, dropping in coverage as he watched William Gay return an interception for a touchdown. To drive the point home, […]

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Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon Not Sure He’ll Be Back For Saints Game

While it’s looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers might get cornerback Ike Taylor, safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker Ryan Shazier back on the field for their post-bye week game at home against the New Orleans Saints, it sounds like nose tackle Steve McLendon still might not be ready to return from the shoulder injury that has […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Believes He’ll Be Back For Saints Game

Barring any setbacks over the course of the next eight or nine days, it is indeed looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will get safety Troy Polamalu back for their home game against the New Orleans Saints after the bye. “I believe if the game was this weekend, I’d be able to play. But everything has gone well […]

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Ross Ventrone Getting Back Up To Speed On Special Teams

Safety Ross Ventrone was a fringe roster hopeful last year when he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, hoping to earn his keep on special teams. A missed play or two during the preseason quashed any hopes of making the team in 2013, however, not to mention the fact that the Steelers already had four safeties […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Hopes To Get Green Light From Doctors On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to get several injured players on the defensive side of the football back after the bye week and one of those players is veteran cornerback Ike Taylor, who has been sidelined since Week 3 with a broken forearm. According to Missi Matthews of steelers.com, Taylor said Wednesday that he is scheduled […]

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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 Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Despite Inconsistencies Galore, Steelers Enter Bye Week At 7-4

It hasn’t been pretty at times, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to compile a 7-4 record heading into their long-awaited bye week. The Steelers showed a lot of character Monday night in overcoming a 24-13 third quarter deficit as they smartly rode the hot hand of running back Le’Veon Bell in the second half, […]

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Steelers vs Titans Week 11 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 11 Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans and the list shows no real surprises thanks to several players having been already ruled out with injuries. The Steelers will once again be down two safeties Monday night so Will Allen will once start alongside Mike Mitchell. With […]

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Steelers vs Titans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a three-way tie for last place in the AFC North division after the Cleveland Browns fell to 6-4 and the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to 6-3-1. With the Baltimore Ravens idle and the Steelers set to play tonight, all teams in the division have lost or tied in four […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Week 11 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Tennessee Titans Monday night at LP Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his eighth straight game Monday night as he continues to recover from […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Safety Inspection

One of the key issues that the Pittsburgh Steelers had defensively, particularly early on, last week against the New York Jets was a difficulty for the safeties to play the run successfully. Of course, this wasn’t entirely surprising, given that Troy Polamalu missed the game with an injury that he suffered the week prior. That […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Thomas, McLendon Ruled Out, Ventrone Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their final injury report of the week for the game Monday night against the Tennessee Titans and it offers up no real surprises. Ruled out for Monday night’s game are safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and cornerback Ike […]

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Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night

By Michael K. Reynolds Monday Night Football may no longer be what it once was back in the day when Howard Cosell was doing the color commentary and even more recently when Bocephus was singing, “Are you ready for some football?” But Monday night still has major importance for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers when they […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Shamarko Thomas, Cortez Allen Limited Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Tennessee Titans Monday night at LP Field and the new injury report shows a few minor changes. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) all sat out again on Friday […]

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Steelers Injury Report: McLendon Sits Thursday, Thomas Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 2-7 Tennessee Titans Monday night at LP Field and their first injury report that was released Thursday afternoon shows no real surprises based on what head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday during weekly his press conference. Sitting out injured Thursday and already ruled out for the game Monday night […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Jets

By David Todd After three consecutive wins at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road to New York on Sunday and lost in embarrassing fashion to a New York Jets team that had won only once this season. The Steelers turned it over four times and generated none of their own in losing […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Polamalu, Shazier, Taylor All Ruled Out For Titans Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without several of their key players on defense for their Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) for the game against the Titans. Safety Shamarko […]

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Jets Offensive Linemen Not Happy About Late Leap By Mike Mitchell

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell paid homage to injured teammate Troy Polamalu late in the game Sunday against the New York Jets and that didn’t go over too well with the several of the opposing team’s offensive linemen. With the Jets in “victory formation” with a 20-13 lead Sunday, Mitchell attempted to leap over the […]

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Steelers vs Jets Week 10 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 10 Sunday game against the New York Jets and the list once again shows no real surprises thanks to several players having been already ruled out with injuries. The Steelers will be down three safeties Sunday so Will Allen will start alongside Mike Mitchell. Rookie nose tackle […]

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Steelers Versus Jets Week 10 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his seventh straight game Sunday as he continues to recover […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Cameron Heyward

After his first season in the starting lineup a season ago, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward really raised the bar for himself, and to be quite frank, it’s possible that he set up expectations that he wouldn’t be able to live up to. In his first year as a full-time starter, Heyward has found […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Jason Worilds Probable For Jets Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice and they will now prepare to travel to New Jersey to play the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The final injury report of the week is now out and five players are listed out for the game. Ruled out are cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), […]

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Steelers Comfortable Turning To Will Allen With Troy Polamalu Sidelined

Thanks to a knee injury suffered last Sunday night by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, veteran Will Allen will make his first start of the season Sunday against the New York Jets. Allen is used to stepping in for Polamalu, however, as the veteran has had to do it several times during his time in […]

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