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Steelers Versus Bears: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Rushing To Get Better – The Steelers have to get their running game going if they are going to beat the Bears. Through two games they have a franchise low […]

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Steelers Versus Bears: Game Time, Line, Trends, Weather, TV & Radio Schedule – Week 3

Chicago Bears (2-0) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m., ET Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Natural grass TV Coverage: NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11) Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin […]

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Steelers Versus Bears Week 3 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz 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. Cortez Allen – Allen has been ruled out for a second straight […]

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Sub Package Heyward Not Off To A Sub Standard Start

Through the first two games of the 2013 season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has been credited with two total tackles, two passes defensed and four quarterback pressures in 63 snaps played. While that might not be an eye-popping stat line, it’s important to remember how he’s being used. Prior to the season starting, […]

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Awaiting The Rookie Splash On Offense

By Matthew Marczi With the defensive rookies for the Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically emerging into more prominent roles, it begs the question: when will the offensive rookies finally have their say this year? The Steelers went offense back to back in the second and third rounds at premium positions in the 2013 draft, selecting running back […]

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Miller’s Return Restores Depth, Balance At Tight End Position

By Matthew Marczi With Heath Miller set to make his season debut for the Pittsburgh Steelers tomorrow night against the Chicago Bears, it is important to remember to keep one’s expectations in check. Miller himself warned the media that he will not be in mid-season form, and head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear that […]

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Cortez Allen’s Transition To Starter Not Going Smoothly

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen is scheduled to miss his second consecutive game after playing just the first half of the season opener. He injured his ankle during the waning minutes of the first half against the Tennessee Titans and was unable to return in the second half after testing it out […]

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Bears Friday Injury Report: CB Charles Tillman Listed As Questionable

The final injury report for the week is now out for the Chicago Bears, who will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Heinz Field, and only one player is listed as questionable on it. Cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) practice on a limited basis Friday after not practicing Wednesday and Thursday. He is listed […]

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Video: Steelers S Troy Polamalu Sniffs Sweat Socks With Elmo

In the latest Sesame Street video, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu sniffs a skunk, an onion and his own sweat sock as he and Elmo attempt to define the word “fragrance.” If the Steelers do not win Sunday night against the Chicago Bears, Polamalu might be back next week defining the word “frustrated.” Happy Friday, […]

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Steelers Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen Ruled Out Friday; TE Heath Miller Listed As Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have submitted their final injury report for their Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears and based on what we have heard over the course of the last few days, it does not include any surprises. Cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) failed to practice again Friday and has been ruled out for a […]

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Heath Miller Practiced Again On Friday And Wants To Play Sunday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller practiced fully for a third straight day on Friday and now we will wait and see if he is given the green light to make his season debut Sunday night against the Chicago Bears. Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network reported Friday on Twitter that Miller said his knee responded […]

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Steelers Defense Allowed Some Serious YAC Against The Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau always preaches to his defense not to get beat deep and to tackle the catch quickly. While his defense only gave up one deep pass play Monday night to the Cincinnati Bengals, a 61 yard completion to tight end Tyler Eifert, the yards allowed after catch in the game […]

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LeBeau Waiting For Wilson Or Williams To Take The Full-Time Buck Job

Inside linebackers Vince Williams and Kion Wilson were by no means perfect Monday night as they filled in for the injured Larry Foote, who was lost for the year in the season opener, but both will continue to split playing time on defense Sunday night against the Chicago Bears. “Both of those players are key […]

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Steelers Have Only Gone Three Straight Games Without Getting A Turnover Once Since 1992

If the Pittsburgh Steelers fail to come up with a turnover Sunday night against the Chicago Bears it will make three straight games without one. Dating back to the 1992 season, that has only happened once and it was in 2009 during a three game stretch in December. That was the month that they were […]

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Bears Thursday Injury Report: WR Brandon Marshall Added Because Of Back Stiffness

The Chicago Bears have released their Thursday injury report and it includes one noticeable addition. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall (back) was added to the injury report Thursday after his back tightened up on him during practice. Bears head coach Marc Trestman said afterwards the receiver was pulled out as a precaution and that he would […]

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Bears WR Brandon Marshall Says He Took Steelers CB Ike Taylor Too Lightly In 2010

The last time Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall faced Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was in 2010 when he played for the Miami Dolphins. In that game, Taylor limited the 6’4″ wide receiver to just five catches for 57 yards and no touchdowns. On Thursday, Marshall said he took Taylor too lightly in that […]

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New Steelers Rule: Young Players Can’t Play Pool Or Ping Pong During Business Hours

The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers players have apparently had their meeting following an 0-2 start to the season and as a result, the younger players have a few new rules that they must abide by in the locker room. According to Jory Rand of KDKA, Steelers players with less than four years of NFL experience can […]

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Steelers Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen Still Sidelined; TE Heath Miller Wearing Knee Brace

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Thursday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz Field and the second injury report for the week has now been released. DNP: Cortez Allen LIMITED: Jarvis Jones FULL: Le'Veon Bell, Curtis Brown, Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon and Heath Miller — Missi […]

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Steelers Generating Pressure On Defense – Just Not Enough

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps the internal statistics keepers for the Pittsburgh Steelers were equally disgusted by the team’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, because they were very harsh in terms of crediting players with defensive pressures. By any reasonable account, it seemed as though the Steelers generated as much, if not more […]

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Steelers Defense Losing War Of Attrition Against The Run

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers defense against the run thus far has itself in a somewhat curious predicament. Despite the fact that they have allowed just 3.06 yards on the ground per carry and have not relinquished a single run of ten yards or more, they are still losing the war of attrition. Although […]

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Antonio Brown Says Everything Is Good Now Between Him And Todd Haley

According to a Wednesday morning report by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a confrontation with offensive coordinator Todd Haley during the Monday night loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown admitted Wednesday afternoon that he did indeed confront Haley during the game about his involvement in the offense, […]

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Marcus Gilbert Expects Steelers To Use Outside-Zone Blocking Scheme Against Bears

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked all offseason on the outside-zone run blocking scheme, but through their first two games of the 2013, they have hardly used it. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert, however, said Wednesday that’s about to change Sunday night against the Chicago Bears. “We’re going to use that a lot more,” Gilbert said Wednesday after […]

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Bears Wednesday Injury Report: CB Charles Tillman Held Out For Precautionary Reasons

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host a very healthy Chicago Bears team Sunday night at Heinz Field and that is reflected in the visiting team’s first injury report of the week that was released on Wednesday. Cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) was held out of practice Wednesday for precautionary reasons, according to Bears head coach Marc Trestman. […]

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Steelers Week 3 Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen Still Sidelined; TE Heath Miller Practiced Fully

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday practice was pushed back but is now over and the first injury report of the week has now been released for the Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears. Not practicing Wednesday was cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) and that’s not a huge surprise. Allen injured his ankle in the season opener […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Final Thoughts Steelers Bengals Game, Emails & Eric Edholm Bears Preview Episode

Season 4, Episode 22 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by giving our final thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night. In addition, we throw around a few more ideas on how to fix the offense moving forward. We update the last […]

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Steelers Sign CB Devin Smith To The Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers filled their open practice squad spot Wednesday by signing cornerback Devin Smith, who was with the team during training camp. Smith had been released from the Miami Dolphins practice squad on Tuesday. Smith, who joined the Steelers during training camp as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin, was on the practice […]

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