Found December 09, 2012 on
Yes, I realize writing this title very well may jinx it, but sometimes you have to look the jinx gods in their face and flat-out say it. This week could very well set the Steelers up well for the wildcard and could even possibly throw the division in to the mix.
Baltimore is still very much a strong favorite to win the division race. Yes, the Ravens are two games ahead of the Steelers. Yes, the Ravens pretty much will win in any tie breaker scenario. However, there is a chance that in the last four games, the Ravens could implode and the Steelers could walk away through the division. Let’s look at the next four games (including this weekend):
New York Giants
Those are all four tough games that could go either way. In contrast, the Steelers next four games are much easier by comparison.
This week, Sports Tradex has the Redskins at 60% to beat the Ravens. Considering the Steelers are commanding nin...
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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison might not ever be 100% healthy this season, but 13 weeks now into the 2012 season he his certainly playing like he is close. In the last 3 games Harrison has totaled 3 sacks and 24 tackles, which is nearly half of the tackles that he has been credited with all season.
Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was asked on Thursday if...
The rumor is true as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler is indeed leaving to become the head coach at UTEP, but a source informed this morning that his plans are to finish out the season in Pittsburgh and has told his players as such.
Footballscoop.com reported late Friday that Kugler will be the next head coach of UTEP after Pete Roussel, the Founder/CEO of...
It has been a while since I posted the offensive and defensive directional stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so here is a look at both the rushing and passing stats by direction through week 13 of the season.
These stats include rankings in the league for both plays and average gained or allowed.
A few observations:
It is not surprising that the offense is still pretty much right...
Last night Gerry Dulac reported that left guard Willie Colon might be done for the season after suffering a left knee injury during the second quarter of the loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers and on Wednesday Jory Rand of KDKA-TV reports via Twitter that Colon is having surgery on Monday.
This all adds up to Colon being...
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor will be inactive on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers due to a fractured fright ankle that he suffered early in the win last week against the Baltimore Ravens. According to the Steelers pre game release, Taylor will become the 19th different player to miss a game with an injury this season.
The list of the 18 other players, which you...
Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer only ran the ball eight times for 32 yards Sunday versus San Diego.Fantasy Spin:Dwyer is Pittsburgh's clear-cut No. 1 running back at the moment (Isaac Redman had two carries and Rashard Mendenhall was a healthy scratch) but the Steelers fell behind 13-0 and 27-3 and had to move away from the run. Dallas will host the Steelers in Week 15.
Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 14 game at Heinz Field against the San Diego Chargers. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
LB LaMarr Woodley
T Mike Adams
CB Ike Taylor
RB Rashard Mendenhall
QB Byron Leftwich
G John Malecki
DE Al Woods
LB Donald Butler
T Jeromey Clary
WR Eddie Royal
The Pittsburgh Steelers made Rashard Mendenhall inactive for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the second straight week the running back has been scratched.
Mendenhall hasn't played since fumbling in a loss to Cleveland on Nov. 25. Jonathan Dwyer will make his second straight start at running back, with Isaac Redman the first one off the bench.
Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Willie Colon is done for the season after reinjuring his left knee during Sunday's 34-24 home loss to the San Diego Chargers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey will move over to left guard and Doug Legursky will take over at center. Rookie David DeCastro is also an option at left guard.
Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 13 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers only used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers 24 times against the Ravens with 6 of those times coming on the final drive of the game. They used 2 or more tight ends on 28 plays in total and 3 tight...
Norv Turner may be out at the end of the season but the San Diego Chargers will have him on the sidelines Sunday when they travel to Pittsburgh. The Steelers pulled off a stunning win last week in Baltimore with third-sting quarterback Charlie Batch but this weekend they will welcome back Ben Roethilisberger.
The Chargers continue to disappoint. Despite a defense in the top half...
If there was one thing that stuck out Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field it was the unforced errors. Ok not one, but several of them.
Sure, it is easy to cherry pick every game and find a handful of these types of mistakes, but Sunday against the Chargers it was way too easy to recollect them all.
We can start with safety Troy...