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2014 NFL Week 8 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams go a combined TOX stat went 8-1 (88.9%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 73-11 (86.9%). Keep in mind that the expected […]

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Kozora Video: Breaking Down The Cortez Allen Breakdowns

By Alex Kozora Although there were countless exciting moments to cover from the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, we’ll try and tackle one of the most glaring negatives. The plays that led to Cortez Allen’s benching. We’ll break down some technique and mental issues that contributed to his poor performance and why […]

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Steelers Film Room: No. 7 Gets No. 6 By Going To No. 2

If you were like me, you were quite surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers throw the football on the fourth and inches from the Indianapolis Colts eleven yard-line with 5:21 left in the fourth quarter. The play worked, however, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit tight end Heath Miller in the back of the end zone […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts in a nationally-televised game on a beautiful late afternoon at Heinz Field and delivered one of the greatest offensive performances in franchise history. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns leading the Steelers to a massively-entertaining 51-34 victory over the AFC South leaders. The Steelers […]

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Scoring Change Results In Steelers LB James Harrison Having Two Sacks Against Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has now been credited with two sacks in the game this past Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Scoring change (per @EliasSports) for Sunday’s Week 8 game vs @Colts (@jharrison9292 now credited w/ 2.0 sacks): pic.twitter.com/xDnt18NLhq — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) October 29, 2014 On Wednesday, Elias Sports made the official scoring […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Thanks to his career-record performance Sunday versus the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 8, the NFL announced today. Roethlisberger completed 40-of-49 passes for 522 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Colts on his way to setting new single-game franchise records […]

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Steelers Film Room: Gay Makes Luck Pay

The second quarter interception Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay that was returned for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts just goes to show that quarterback Andrew Luck is human. While it was a great play by Gay in reading Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, a quick look at the all-22 shows that Luck […]

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2014 NFL Week 8 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With eight weeks of 2014 season now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. Would you look at the jump the Pittsburgh Steelers made this past week? Thanks to career-record performance that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the […]

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Roethlisberger Effectively Used Play Action In Win Over Colts

Thanks to the early success that the Pittsburgh Steelers running game had Sunday in their 51-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to effectively mix in some play action in route to his career record performance. For the game, Roethlisberger used play action on 12 passing attempts and he completed nine […]

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Steelers Versus Colts: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer before delving into the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Indianapolis Colts. – We’ll have to sit back for a few minutes and appreciate just how good Ben Roethlisberger’s performance was. Statistically gaudy but some of the throws will really pop on tape. The nine route to Martavis Bryant for […]

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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Had A Much Needed Bounce-Back Game Against Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton has had a tough go of it so far this season, but in the win Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts he showed signs that he might be back on the same page again with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. After only catching five of 16 passes thrown his way for […]

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Steelers LB James Harrison Starting To Make His Presence Felt

It’s taken a few weeks, but Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison seems to be about where he needs to be from a football conditioning standpoint and that’s great news for a defense that has had problems getting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks during the first half of the season. Following the Steelers Sunday win at […]

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Steelers Film Room: First Martavis Bryant Touchdown A Result Of Creating Space

For now, the Pittsburgh Steelers look like they have a grip on the red zone problems that they had at times during the first half of the season as they are now 7-of-9 in the last two games after going 1-of-7 in the previous two. Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the second red zone touchdown […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Colts Game Recap & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 36 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I dive right into recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-34 win Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. As you would expect, we kick off this show by talking about the career game that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had Sunday. It was one for the ages for sure […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 8 vs. Colts

By Michael K. Reynolds Following their mesmerizing 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts the Pittsburgh Steelers arrive at the halfway point of the season with one half of the team soaring and the other half sputtering out black smoke. Is the plane crashing or is the rocket just lifting up? In an unbelievable twist to […]

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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Colts

By Alex Kozora A statistical breakdown from the Pittsburgh Steelers zany 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. – Let’s start with the points. 51 points is the most scored by the Steelers since putting up 52 in a 52-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers on November 25th, 1984. Since 1940, it’s tied for the […]

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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger, Jason Worilds Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Colts

Pro Football Focus has now released their initial player grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their Sunday win over the Indianapolis Colts and it’s not a bit surprising to see quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10.7) leading the way on offense. Roethlisberger’s 40-of-49 passing performance for a career record 522 yards and six touchdowns won’t soon be […]

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Steelers vs. Colts: Player Snap Counts Week 8

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Indianapolis Colts, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. As far as the offense goes, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant played a total of […]

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Not Getting Comfortable Despite Early Success

In the last two games, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant has caught seven passes with three of those resulting in touchdowns. With his two touchdown catches Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Bryant became the first Steelers wide receiver to accomplish such a feat since Mike Wallace caught two in the 2009 win over […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Left His Foot On The Gas Late Against Colts

Facing a fourth and one from the Indianapolis Colts 11-yard-line with 5:21 left in the game and the Pittsburgh Steelers leading by 10 points, I’m sure that many of you, like me, were expecting a quarterback sneak or some sort of other run when the offense lined up to go for it. Neither of those […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Goes Vertical In Win Over Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers rode the arm of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a 51-34 win Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts and only nine of his 49 passes fell incomplete. A few of those, however, were blatant drops by his receivers. Not only did Roethlisberger carve up the Colts secondary to the tune of a career-record 522 […]

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Cortez Allen’s Nightmare Season Reached New Levels Against Colts

To say that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen had a bad game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts would a huge understatement. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to recall a game played so poorly by a Steelers cornerback. Allen, who signed a four year contract extension worth $24.6 million just prior to the start of the […]

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Steelers Suffer Few Injuries In Win Over Colts

Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers get a well-deserved win Sunday night over the Indianapolis Colts, they also got out of the game relatively injury free as head coach Mike Tomlin only named two players as being injured Sunday during his post game press conference. According to Tomlin, running back Le’Veon Bell (ankle) suffered a […]

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Steelers Ride Record Breaking Performance By Ben Roethlisberger To 51-34 Win Over Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for a career high 522 yards and six touchdowns to lead the black and gold to a 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger is now the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for 500 yards in a game twice. The last time he […]

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Steelers S Ross Ventrone Leaves Colts Game With Hamstring Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers backup safety Ross Ventrone has left the game against the Indianapolis Colts with a hamstring injury midway through the third quarter. Ventrone has been solid contributor on special teams since being promoted to the active roster three weeks ago. His return to the doubtful. The Steelers hope to get safety Shamarko Thomas back […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Leaves Colts Game Injured

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has left the game against the Indianapolis Colts with an injury midway through the second quarter. Bell is having right/ankle looked out on the Steelers sideline after jogging to the sideline. He’s been diagnosed with a right ankle injury and his return is questionable. Bell had 46 yards on […]

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