Category Archives: Analysis

Steelers Face Tough Calls on Super Bowl Dress Roster

Although NFL teams keep and fully pay 53 players on their regular rosters, only 46 are allowed to dress on gamedays, which includes an emergency No. 3 quarterback. Pittsburgh standout defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) may return for his first … Continue reading

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Clever Arians Play Design Gave Steelers Key Touchdown

As we’ve seen in our comments over the past week and months (and years before SL came about), people love to questions Bruce Arians’ playcalling. There’s no doubt that he’s had some awful games (last year’s Browns loss, for example), … Continue reading

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Roethlisberger, Sanders Great on 3rd and Impossible

Maybe it’s because they get plenty of practice, or maybe it’s Ben Roethlisberger’s ability to extend the play, but since Roethlisberger came back from his suspension, Pittsburgh is 10 for 40 on third and 11 or more. I worked a … Continue reading

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Baltimore Finds Out Again, You Can’t Run On the Steelers

We’ve gushed about the Steelers run defense on multiple occasions, but it’s hard to praise them too much. There were a lot of reasons the Steelers won on Saturday — several crucial Baltimore turnovers in the third quarter, the Steelers’ … Continue reading

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Steelers To-Do List: Put the Pressure on Flacco

Happy Gameday everyone. As we get ready for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff, I have a couple more stats to share. I went back and logged every Ravens’ pass play in the first two Steelers-Ravens games this year. I posted some … Continue reading

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Things to Look for in the Ravens-Steelers Matchup

Whether you’re a fan or a television analyst, there’s one big question floating out there for this weekend’s Ravens-Steelers game: what are the keys to victory? Everybody has a theory, but I wanted to go beyond speculation. So I compiled … Continue reading

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