Week 16

Cameron Heyward

Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Cameron Heyward

There’s not much sense in going on every week about how valuable Cameron Heyward is to this defense as one of the few truly consistent pieces on the unit that performs at a sustainably high level, because I take the time to break him down after just about every game….

Lawrence Timmons Headshot

Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

It really wouldn’t be quite accurate to say that veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, in his eighth season, has had his best year, though some credit must be given for working with a turnstile pairing alongside him, which occasionally has him swapping roles from the buck to the mack. Nevertheless,…

Sean Spence

Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Sean Spence

As the season wears on, it may be just me, but it does seem that Sean Spence is beginning to play better. And when I say that he is playing better, I’m primarily speaking of consistency, which is what he has lacked for much of his first year on the…


Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier was given the starting mack linebacker spot from the very first time he stepped on a practice field. He didn’t have to earn it at all, despite the fact that the player who started most of the season the year before was still…

Stephon Tuitt Headshot

Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Stephon Tuitt

The Pittsburgh Steelers inserted rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt into the starting lineup three games ago, and they have won each game since, clinching a playoff spot and setting up a season finale that could vault them to the top of the AFC North and grant them the third seed…

Mike Adams Head Shot

Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Mike Adams

When the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed tight end Matt Spaeth last season, they did so full well expecting to use him frequently as a second tight end whose primary function was to control the running game as a blocker. That plan fell through pretty quickly when he suffered a foot injury…

LeVeon Bell

Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Le’Veon Bell

It has been a while since the Pittsburgh Steelers had the opportunity to send a running back to the Pro Bowl, but that changed this season in Le’Veon Bell’s second season. While he hasn’t had the greatest stretch as a runner over the course of the past two games, with…

Maurkice Pouncey Headshot

Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers as a whole struggled to run the ball on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, not everybody had a rough day working in the ground game. Newly minted Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey, in fact, put in some good work in that department working against…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs Game Rewind – Second Half

Week 16 game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Second Half – Darrius Heyward-Bey with a tackle on the opening second half KO. Again, great day from him and a big reason why the Chiefs’ dangerous kick returners were held in check. – Nice…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs Game Rewind – First Half

Week 16 game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. First Half – Kick return. Front five: Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Shamarko Thomas. Michael Palmer/Stephon Tuitt (replacing the injured Matt Spaeth), Cody Wallace/Will Johnson, with Josh Harris serving as the upback…


Steelers vs Chiefs Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. On the Chiefs’ third play, they just missed a home run hitter to Albert Wilson, who got behind Antwon Blake in the middle of the field. Alex Smith was…


Steelers vs Chiefs First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers opened with the power counter run on their opening play, with David DeCastro pulling to his left, even without Matt Spaeth, Michael Palmer took his place. On this…


Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 15 vs. Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the roll their fans dreamed of with yet another impressive victory, this time with a 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The game had everything you want with action, adventure and vengeance well served. Now they have clinched a berth in the playoffs the…


Steelers Film Room: Chiefs Missed Splash Play

Short film session of an almost-splash play allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. DOWN/DISTANCE: 1st and 10 OFFENSIVE PERSONNEL: Posse (1 RB, 1 TE) ROUTE CONCEPT: Skinny Post DEFENSIVE PERSONNEL: Nickel COVERAGE: Cover Zero With the play-action off the snap, this may look like one of the numerous packaged…

LeVeon Bell

Steelers Opponents Keying On Stopping Le’Veon Bell

Five weeks ago, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell went on a historic tear, during which he became just the second player in NFL history to total at least 200 yards from scrimmage in three consecutive games, in the process setting the franchise single season record in yards from scrimmage….

Mike Adams Head Shot

Steelers Make Do Without Matt Spaeth Using Tackle Eligible Mike Adams

Third-year Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams had spent three straight weeks in the starting lineup filling in for the injured Marcus Gilbert at right tackle, and he certainly didn’t win any awards for his efforts. With Gilbert returning, Adams would have ordinarily returned to the bench, but because tight…


Stephon Tuitt Starting To Make His Presence Felt In Starting Lineup

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted defensive end Stephon Tuitt in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft because they knew he would be a player that could help this team early, and eventually start. They probably weren’t counting on him working his way into the starting lineup as a rookie,…


Ben Roethlisberger Passing Chart From Chiefs Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 20-12 Sunday at Heinz Field and below is the passing chart for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from that game. Roethlisberger was very accurate Sunday with his throws as two of his seven incompleted passes were tipped at the line of scrimmage. Another was…


Steelers Red Zone Defense Key In Low-Scoring Playoff Clincher

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense surrendered four scoring drives on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, they were able to hold each of them to simple field goal attempts in what was only the second game all season in which they did not allow the opposing offense to score a…