Week 2


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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier made his second start in his second game of his rookie season last Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. With that comes occasional bouts of confusion and mistakes. Some bigger than others. Overall, however, there’s certainly nothing to regret about the team’s decision to…


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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Throughout his career, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has been consistently used on both sides of the defensive line, depending on whichever starter needed a breather. It seemed that that was going to change in 2014, as he worked all offseason as the starting right defensive end, but plans…


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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Ike Taylor

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was targeted four times by quarterback Joe Flacco against the Baltimore Ravens last week, but Taylor was the only one to get a hand on any of those four passes. Although he missed one tackle early on in the game (who didn’t miss a…


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Ravens Upshaw Fined $16,537 For Hit On Steelers Roethlisberger

While Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t likely to soon forget the hit that he took from Baltimore Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw a week ago Thursday, Upshaw’s bank account could be the thing that is ultimately hurt the most. According to a Friday evening report by the Baltimore Sun, Upshaw…



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Steelers Polamalu, Mitchell Remain Fine-Free For Now

Pittsburgh Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu and Mike Mitchell were both flagged for hits just two plays apart from one another last Thursday night in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but it appears as though neither will be fined. It looks as tho neither #Steelers Mike Mitchell, Troy Polamalu were…


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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a…


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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. First Half – Kick return unit: The frontline from left to right by the return team’s perspective. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Arthur Moats, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. The following pairing of Michael…


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Steelers 2014 Charting Takeaways: Post Week Two

By Alex Kozora It’s painfully obvious to write that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is still in its infancy but the first two weeks give us our first glimpse into the year. From a charting standpoint, we’ll break down some of the notable stats. I chart the defense, Nick Richetta charts…



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Tomlin Doesn’t Agree With Call On Polamalu

It won’t be long until we find out whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will be fined for his Thursday night third quarter hit on Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels. Polamalu was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play nonetheless and during a Tuesday afternoon interview on…


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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Still Hurting From Thursday Night Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t at his best in the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens as he missed on several of his throws. Part of Roethlisberger’s accuracy problems in that game, however, might very well have been a result of the hard hit that took from Ravens…


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2014 NFL Week 2 TOX Stats

Week 2 of the 2014 NFL season is now in the books and here is your weekly TOX stat update. After an 11-0 start in Week 1, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat in Week 2 went 9-2 (81.8%). The Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams are…


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Bengals Sit Alone Atop AFC North After Two Weeks

Thanks to a convincing home win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons, the Cincinnati Bengals now sit atop the AFC North after two weeks of action with a 2-0 record. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-10 despite losing wide receiver A.J. Green early in the game to toe injury and kicker…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd It was an unusual week leading into Thursday’s nationally televised Steelers-Ravens game. The build-up had nothing to do with what has been one of the NFL’s best rivalries and everything to do with Ray Rice, a video released by TMZ, the Ravens ultimate decision to release Rice…



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Steelers Versus Ravens: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Another All-22 primer before we get to dive into the Coaches’ Tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens. – How bad was Ben Roethlisberger Thursday night? An ugly night on offense usually starts with the quarterback. Take away a final drive and…



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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says He May Be Underappreciated Outside Of Pittsburgh

In an interview with former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher on the NFL Network prior to the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed that he might underappreciated on the national level. “Yeah, maybe,” Roethlisberger told Cowher. “But I think the Pittsburghers appreciate me. I…



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Steelers Defense Allowed 223 Self-Inflicted Yards To Ravens In Loss

Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, the stat sheet says the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed 323 net yards of total offense. When you factor in the defensive penalties, however, the Ravens moved the football a total of 376 yards in the game. After the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin…


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Friday Night Five Questions Post Steelers Loss To Ravens

I hope that all of you will be able to watch the premier of ‘Joe Greene: A Football Life’ tonight on the NFL Network as I’ve heard it’s a well put together piece. Prior to that airing, I hope you all have some time to answer the five questions that I…


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Steelers Vs. Ravens: Winners And Losers From Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers did not look good at all in their Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens and after three passes back through the game rewind, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that…


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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Two vs. Ravens

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers were outcoached and outplayed and completely embarrassed against the Baltimore Ravens, their most hated rivals in a critical game. Sorry folks, but not much joy in your rapid fire conclusions: It’s Not Gap Integrity…The Defense is Soft One of the biggest mysteries of…