Week 18


SackBAL_14

Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Ravens Sack Breakdown

Breaking down the five sacks allowed in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wildcard loss to the Baltimore Ravens. 2nd and 10, 9:51 1st. Shotgun, 01 personnel. Steelers block with just their five lineman against a four man Ravens’ rush. Ben Roethlisberger’s first read is to hit Heath Miller on a quick out…


Bruce Gradkowski Ravens

Brief Cameo From Bruce Gradkowski A Valuable Showing

It took 33 games, but Bruce Gradkowski finally got a chance to throw a meaningful pass in a game for his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. It wasn’t the most ideal of circumstances, but in a way, perhaps, it was somewhat encouraging to see. Gradkowski, of course, had to come…



Steelers Ravens

David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season ended Saturday night in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs as they lost 30-17 to the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Inefficiency in the red zone, giving up big plays—both problems much of the season, penalties, turnovers and the loss of Le’Veon Bell all…


steelers-log0-large

Steelers vs. Ravens: Player Snap Counts AFC Wild Card Game

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Game, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. These…



steelers-log0-large

Two Years Have Shown Steelers Without Backup Plan At Running Back

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Le’Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they resolved to surround him with veteran, experienced running backs, first retaining Isaac Redman for the purposes of continuity—later Jonathan Dwyer—while bringing in Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling. Surrounding the young rookie with experienced…


Ben Roethlisberger Concussion Ravens

League Failed Steelers On Issue Of Player Safety Late In Loss

A lot of things went wrong for the Pittsburgh Steelers on their home turf on Saturday night en route to dropping their first playoff appearance in three years to the Baltimore Ravens by the score of 30-17. There was, for example, the Terrell Suggs interception of a Ben Roethlisberger pass…



Steelers Ravens

Steelers Versus Ravens AFC Wild Card Game: An All-22 Primer

The final All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night. – Before we get into it, the reason for the loss isn’t mystical. Any team that turns the ball over three times, absorbs five sacks, converts less than a third of their third downs,…


steelers-log0-large

Positive Takeaways From The Steelers 2014 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season came to an abrupt end Saturday night with a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Game. While the ultimate goal of winning a seventh Lombardi Trophy wasn’t achieved, there were still several positive things that happened in 2014 and their…


troy polamalu steelers ravens

Time Now To Reflect For Troy Polamalu, Steelers, And A Mutual Future

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu missed the last two games of the regular season due to injury, but he returned to the starting lineup when his team returned to the postseason for the first time in three years. In a somewhat unusual display, Polamalu relished the opportunity to participate…


roethlisberger-steelers-head

Pittsburgh, Big Ben Riding A Three-Game Postseason Losing Streak

Remember way back when, in, say, the late winter of 2011, when the Pittsburgh Steelers were about to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Dallas, with the Steelers hoping to claim their seventh Lombardi Trophy in eight appearances? Remember all of the talk leading up to…


Ben Roethlisberger interception Ravens

Late Turnovers Just The Last Hubcap To Fall Off Against Ravens

There are many ways in which the Pittsburgh Steelers hurt themselves last night in their 30-17 opening round playoff loss to the division rival Baltimore Ravens. You can choose any number of statistics, from the general to the specific, and say that that contributed to the loss, and chances are…