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Texans Defense Stingy So Far This Season When It Comes To Giving Up Explosive Plays

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, they’ll face a defense that has done a good job at not giving up the explosive play through their first six games. According to Pro Football Reference, the Texans defense has only allowed 18 plays of 20 yards or longer so […]

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Will Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Receive Extra Nickel Package Work Monday Night?

While Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt is expected to make his first career start Monday night against the Houston Texans, it will be interesting to see how they choose to use him when their not using their base 3-4 alignment. Of the 67 snaps that Tuitt has logged so far this season on […]

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Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His Focus

After signing a big extension just prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen isn’t likely to even be the starter Monday night against the Houston Texans as Brice McCain is expected to get that honor instead due to Allen’s inconsistent play so far this season. While the team certainly […]

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Steelers Film Room: Houston Texans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report of the Houston Texans based off the study from their games against the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts for tonight’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Ryan Fitzpatrick shows the ability to navigate within a muddy pocket but that might be his best trait. His arm is just average […]

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Steelers Versus Texans Week 7 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Houston Texans Monday 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. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his fourth straight game Monday night […]

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Steelers Can Climb Back Into AFC North Race With Win Monday Night

Thanks to what happened Sunday in the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers can climb right back into the thick of things Monday night with a win over the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. While it wasn’t an entirely prefect day for the 3-3 Steelers when it came to scoreboard watching Sunday, two of their division […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans 2014 Week 7: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) vs. Houston Texans (3-3) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m., ET Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Grass TV Coverage: ESPN (locally WTAE-TV, channel 4) Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (color analyst), Lisa Salters (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (analyst), […]

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Sunday Week 7 Discussion Thread

With the Pittsburgh Steelers not playing until Monday night, we can all sit around and take in the other action happening around the NFL in Week 7 on this lazy Sunday. Hopefully the Steelers will get some help within the division and it certainly would be nice if all three of the other teams would […]

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NFL Week 7 Picks & Predictions – Dave Bryan & David Todd – 2014

Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I pick all of the NFL games against the spread and we will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. Here is a link to the Friday episode. We use the spreads that we see […]

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Texans Injury Report: LB Jadeveon Clowney Ends Week As Questionable

The Houston Texans have wrapped up their Saturday practice and they will now travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers Monday night at Heinz Field. The Texans final injury report of the week includes one player listed as out and two as questionable. Cornerback Darryl Morris (ankle) is listed as out Saturday after being […]

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Steelers 2014 Defensive Charting Takeaways: Post Week Six

By Alex Kozora As I did back in Week Two, combing through the notables on my Pittsburgh Steelers defensive chart. Statistically, looking at the positives and negatives from the unit. –  I won’t post all the snap counts but I’ll note the snaps along the defensive line. Cam Thomas: 233/375 snaps (62.1%). On pace for: […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Out For Texans Game, LB Ryan Shazier Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of the week is now out following Saturday’s practice and it looks like defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) and safety Mike Mitchell (knee) will both be good to go Monday night against the Houston Texans. Keisel and Mitchell both practiced again Saturday and both end the week listed as […]

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The Mystique Of Mount McCullers

By Michael K. Reynolds Who would have thought one of the most anticipated rookie debuts for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season would be a sixth round draft choice? That’s precisely the buzz and surprising controversy surrounding nose tackle Daniel McCullers’ opportunity to be active for a game for the first time in his young career. […]

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Steelers Fantasy Football Stat Projections Versus Texans – Week 7 – 2014

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Week 7 – October 20, 2014 Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Opponent: Houston Texans The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Houston Texans in primetime this Monday night and they will put their league best 7-0 record at Heinz Field since 2001, on the line. There is not much to be excited […]

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Steelers LB James Harrison Believes Defensive Scheme Is Not Outdated

If you’re in the group of people that believes the defense run by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is outdated and no longer effective, linebacker James Harrison vehemently disagrees with you. “That’s bull. The defense works,” Harrison said recently, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Players have to play the defense. Period. […]

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Report: Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt To Make First Career Start Monday Night

Monday night will be a night that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Stephon Tuitt will never forget, as according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team’s second-round draft pick will make his first career start against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. Tuitt, according to Dulac, will be the first Steelers defensive end to start […]

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Texans Injury Report: LB Jadeveon Clowney Limited Friday

The Houston Texans Friday injury report shows several players trending in the right direction but it’s still unclear as to whether or not rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will make his triumphant return to the field Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Clowney, who has missed the last five games with a knee injury, practiced […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and thanks a ton for your continued patronage to the site. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night and that means I might get to watch a few extra games on Sunday. I’m excited about that as I usually have to watch most of them later […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Sits Friday, LB Ryan Shazier Still Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers Friday injury report has now been released and it’s looking like a few of the team’s younger defensive players won’t make it back this week for the game Monday night against the Houston Texans. After being limited Thursday, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) wasn’t able to participate Friday and he is now all […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Texans Preview, Roethlisberger Situation, Weekly Picks & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 32 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into previeweing the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night game against the Houston Texans. We go over the Thursday injury report and also talk about the possibility of nose tackle Daniel McCullers and wide receiver Martavis Bryant both seeing their first action of the season […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Second Half – Troy Polamalu appears to be cheating on this route, expecting a corner route. Not sure why though. Saw something on film study? It’s just odd because it’s typical for the Browns to bend their #1, as […]

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LeBeau Thinks McCullers’ Strength Will Help Him Overcome Lack Leverage

Due to injuries on the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line, rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is expected to make his regular season debut Monday night against the Houston Texans and the oversized Tennessee product can’t wait to show what he can do. “I’m excited. Anything can happen in a week. I just got to keep working […]

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Steelers Have More Plans To Get RB Le’Veon Bell The Ball Out Of The Backfield

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has already caught 28 passes for 251 yards through the first six games and that puts him pass to catch 74 for the season. That pace, however, might be increased over the course of the next several weeks judging by the comments made Wednesday by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during […]

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Haley Set To Face The Man He Hired To Run His Defense In Kansas City

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, there will be two coordinators going against each other that know one another very well. When Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-11, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel held that same position with […]

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Dick LeBeau On Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt: ‘He’s Going To Be A Good Player, You Can Write That Down’

With Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon currently sidelined with a shoulder injury and defensive end Brett Keisel questionable for the Monday night game against the Houston Texans because of a sprained knee, there’s a good chance that rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt will make his first career start at Heinz Field. At the very […]

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Haley says Roethlisberger Calls Roughly 27-28 Percent Of All Plays On Average

If you are curious as to what percentage of plays that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger generally calls on weekly basis, offensive coordinator Todd Haley revealed that number Thursday during his weekly talk with the media. “We are somewhere in the 27-28 percent range,” said Haley. “Again, it changes game by game. There are different […]

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