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Stats Aren’t Everything – Woodley Played Well Against The Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley didn’t register any official stats in the loss to the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday, so according to many, he had a bad game. While Woodley did fail to register a sack in the game, he did register three and a half quarterback hurries and three had positive outcomes as […]

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2013 NFL Week 8 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Below are the ANY/A differential stats through the week eight games and while the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in positive territory, the offense has regressed. While the defensive ANY/A number has improved slightly, it shows the fault of this stat as it does not take into account rushing stats. While the Steelers defense only allowed […]

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The Four Plays Against The Raiders That Got Jarvis Jones Demoted

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has lost the starting right outside linebacker job back to Jason Worilds as he was officially demoted on the depth chart on Tuesday. Jones play Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders was the reason for the demotion and in reality, you can boil it down […]

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Woodley Not To Blame For Failing To Contain Pryor On Long TD Run

During his talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley said that it wasn’t his responsibility to contain Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor on the 93-yard touchdown run to start the game. According to him, he was responsible for the dive back. Woodley acknowledges that it wasn't his responsibility to contain Pryor […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Oakland Raiders in Sunday’s loss. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 1st and 10, 1:19 1st. 21 (2 RBs 1 TE) personnel. Six blocking vs a five man rush. Raiders blitz the WILL and MIKE while dropping the strong […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Raiders

By David Todd After starting the season 0-4 the Steelers have faced a string of must-win games in an attempt to stay relevant and in contention for a possible playoff spot. After winning two of those, they faltered Sunday losing to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 at O.co Colesium in Oakland. As has been the case […]

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Wanna Get Away? Danny Smith Probably Does

By Matthew Marczi What was the worst game that the Pittsburgh Steelers have had in recent memory on special teams in which the opposing team did not score a touchdown? Was it this one? If you said yes, I would not put up much of an argument. Some of the mistakes were obvious—glaring, even. Kicker […]

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Officials Got Illegal Touching Call On Antwon Blake Correct

The illegal touching called on Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Antwon Blake following the second quarter punt by Zoltan Mesko against the Oakland Raiders was certainly a big play in the game and a few people have asked me if I could make an animated gif of it. I have done just that and have watched […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert And G David DeCastro Receive Top Offensive Grades For Play Against Raiders

Before he went down with a right ankle injury in the third quarter, Pittsburgh Steelers right guard DavId DeCastro was on track to have another great game, according to the game rankings released Monday by Pro Football Focus. DeCastro had the best run blocking grade of any of the Steelers offensive linemen in the loss […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel And S Troy Polamalu Receive Top Defensive Grades For Play Against Raiders

According to Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel and safety Troy Polamalu graded out as the best players on defense Sunday in the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders. As I wrote in my “winners and losers” post, Keisel got off to a slow start in the game but bounced back nicely […]

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Wasted Timeout Aside, Where Was The Urgency Earlier In The Drive?

While it is easy to point to the wasted timeout by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger late in the loss to the Oakland Raiders as a bad time management situation, the offense also wasted another 44 seconds a few plays earlier in that same drive that nobody seems to be talking about. Following the nine […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Thought Five Yards Were More Important Than Timeout

With 1:51 left in the Sunday loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed a short pass to running back Le’Veon Bell, who went out of bounds for a seven yard gain. With the game clock stopped at 1:43, Roethlisberger lobbied for a horse-collar penalty, but in doing so, he lost precious […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Raiders Recap & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 38 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers disgusting 21-18 loss Sunday to the Oakland Raiders as their playoff hopes now very well may have disappeared into the Black Hole of the O.co Coliseum. After recapping the injuries and subsequent […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 8 – Raiders

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders along with some observations Being as nose tackles Steve McLendon and Al Woods combined to play 45 snaps, you can clearly see that the Steelers defense were in their base well over 70% of the time. It is even […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Even down 21-3, the Steelers did not abandon their flexibility as far as packages go, utilizing multiple backs and tight ends. That is until Ben Roethlisberger was sacked on second down, making them go four-wide on third and 17. Which Emmanuel Sanders converts. It figures that the first third down conversion of […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Just about everybody ends up looking bad on the opening play touchdown for Terrelle Pryor. The three worst offenders, however, were Ryan Clark, Lawrence Timmons, and Troy Polamalu. LaMarr Woodley, I suspect, was carrying out his assignment. The defense as a whole should have been better prepared for the option, however, especially […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Winners And Losers – Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Lawrence Timmons – Timmons had eight total tackles and six of them were within three yards of the line of scrimmage. […]

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Steelers AFC North Hopes Have Vanished Into The Black Hole

Any hopes that the Pittsburgh Steelers had of winning the AFC North vanished into the Black Hole Sunday in their 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders. The Steelers loss dropped them to 2-5 on the season and thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals blowing out the New York Jets, Pittsburgh now sits four wins behind in […]

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A Few Animated GIFs From The Steelers Loss To The Raiders

Below are a few animated gifs of a few key plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Week 8 loss to the Oakland Raiders. On the first play from scrimmage, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor goes 93 yards on a read-option. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley doesn’t protect the backside and safety Ryan Clark leaves the center of the […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Post Game Press Conference Transcript – Raiders – Week 8

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his post game press conference following the 21-18 loss Sunday to the Oakland Raiders and below is a transcript of what he had to say during the session courtesy of steelers.com. Mike Tomlin: Too many errors early on to give ourselves a legitimate chance. We allowed them to […]

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Steelers P Zoltan Mesko Likely Done In Pittsburgh

Tuesday during his press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about the performance of punter Zoltan Mesko through the first six games of the season and he made it clear that he needed to improve. “It’s been a mixed bag until this point,” said Tomlin. “It’s been inconsistent. Just about […]

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Steelers Post Game Injury Report: David DeCastro And Guy Whimper Will Likely Need MRI’s

Following the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media and went over the injuries suffered in the game. “Ramon Foster sustained a concussion there early on and was unable to return,” started Tomlin. “Guy Whimper had a left knee injury that needs to be and will be […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Oakland Raiders – Second Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi Ramon Foster was ruled out for the Pittsburgh Steelers during halftime after it was determined that he sustained a concussion. It was also confirmed that the rest of the team merely played as though they had sustained concussions, but were actually fine. Despite leading the turnover margin 2-0 (and nearly 3-0), the […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Leaves Raiders Game With Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now lost yet another guard as right guard David DeCastro has left the game against the Oakland Raiders with an ankle injury. With Ramon Foster and Guy Whimper already of the game injured, Kelvin Beachum has moved to left guard, Cody Wallace has moved from left guard to right guard and […]

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Steelers G Guy Whimper Leaves Raiders Game With Injury

Not only have the Pittsburgh Steelers lost guard Ramon Foster, his backup Guy Whimper has now left the game against the Oakland Raiders early in the second half with an apparent left knee injury. Cody Wallace, who has yet to play this season, has now taken over at left guard. Foster also will not return […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Oakland Raiders – First Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the west coast hoping to continue a two-game hot streak against the Oakland Raiders, against whom they have had their share of recent misfortunes. Last week saw Le’Veon Bell begin to come into his own and the offensive line begin to gel, and the Steelers are hoping […]

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