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There are plenty of theories going around on what ails the 2-5 Steelers. They are slow starters, allow too many big plays on defense and can't run the ball on offense. All that is true, but the inability to score and prevent touchdowns in the red zone is as big a problem as any for this team.
As the Steelers approach the halfway point of the 2013 season, they are 30th in the NFL in red-zone offense. Only the winless Jacksonville Jaguars have a harder time scoring touchdowns in the red zone than the Steelers.
The Steelers are 13th in the league in red-zone defense, which is about where they have been the past two seasons but well off their percentages from their two most recent Super Bowl years in 2008 and 2010 when they were top-five in the league.
The 21-18 loss last Sunday at Oakland was a good example of how inefficiency in the red zone created problems the team could not overcome. The Raiders penetrated the Steelers 20 twice in the game and came away with touchdowns both ...
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Pittsburgh Steelers DB Robert Golden how hard it is to guard New England TE Rob Gronkowski, as a teammate at the University of Arizona he went up against him everyday in practice. The defensive back says being physical with Gronkowski is the best way to guard him and disrupt his timing, and that is what the Steelers defense plans to do Sunday.
By Matthew Marczi
When Cody Wallace was forced into the game due to the injuries to Ramon Foster and Guy Whimper, it was certainly alarming—not simply because it meant the Pittsburgh Steelers were down two linemen, but also because we had never seen Wallace play before and did not know what he offered.
While he was not perfect—in particular, he was beat on one running play that...
You can make a case that Ben should be on the losers list, but you have to believe he was a huge reason why the Steelers were in the game, at one point. Roethlisberger made a couple of very good touchdown passes. He finished the game with four tossing scores. Ben also finished the game with 400 passing yards. Big Ben also turned the football over three...
Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31 embarrassing loss Sunday to the New England Patriots, head coach Mike Tomlin quickly recapped the injury situation coming out of the game.
"From an injury standpoint, Vince Williams sustained a concussion as did Ike Taylor," said Tomlin. "Those guys will be evaluated. Marcus Gilbert had a ankle injury."
All of the injuries...
Case in point Raider quarterback Terrelle Pryor running 93 yards from scrimmage basically untouched is unacceptable. Defensively in the two weeks prior, the Steelers looked good and were they were playing Steelers style football.
Big Ben is on pace to be sacked more than fifty time this season. His offensive line is offensive to watch. They have been completely ineffective at...
There is more subject to change before game day, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have already ruled out three players for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
Steelers RG David DeCastro (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday as well as WR Markus Wheaton (finger) and CB Curtis Brown (non-injury).
— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_ESPN) November 1, 2013
By Jeremy Hritz
While there was uncertainty at the beginning of the 2013 season as to what type of team the Pittsburgh Steelers would field, predicting a 2-5 record after seven games seemed to be as unlikely as the Steelers going 19-0 and winning their seventh Super Bowl title.
What seemed improbable during the offseason is now a bitter realty as the Steelers travel to Foxborough...
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots will face off against one another in a Week 9 match-up.
While things have not necessary gone the Steelers (2-5) they are not about to roll over to the Patriots (6-2) in this one.
Coverage of the game between the Steelers and Patriots will air on CBS beginning at 4:25 pm ET from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
Troy Polamalu is one of the best safeties in the NFL and makes more game-changing plays than most defensive backs. He’s exciting, instinctive, and a hard hitter. Remember this play he made against Jake Locker earlier in the season? That was beautiful. But, as we’ve shown in the past, he can get lost in pass […]
After taking heat through much of the first half of the season, the Steelers’ offense provided plenty of points to win a game against the New England Patriots. This time, however, it was the defense that broke down in a big way, giving up 55 points.
Now, Sunday’s loss to the Patriots can’t be put 100% on the defense. The offense had its problems as well, especially in the...
Pittsburgh Steelers (2-5) at New England Patriots (6-2)
The Steelers once again came up flat as non-divisional road favorites last week, losing in Oakland, a situation they are now 6-18 ATS since Mike Tomlin took over in 2007. However, I was actually impressed with them. Another loss on their record doesn’t help their playoff chances, but, result aside, they were easily the better...
By Matthew Marczi
Sometimes it seems as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are simply powerless to dig their own grave. The rest of the AFC North is digging too, and they are all throwing their dirt into Pittsburgh’s plot.
That theme continued last night when the Cincinnati Bengals found yet another new and spectacular way to lose a game after the Miami Dolphins won a walk-off in bizarre...
Ben Roethlisberger and the 2-5 Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Gillette Stadium to take on Tom Brady and the 6-2 New England Patriots at 4:25 p.m. ET...
Patriots vs. Steelers Preview--cover32: Here’s my preview over at cover32:
Predicting the Patriots matchup vs. the Steelers
Who would have thought that the Pittsburgh Steelers would enter Week 9 with a rather pitiful 2-5 record?
Should we be all that surprised? I think that it’s pretty evident that the Steelers are in the process of rebuilding both sides of the football and...
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As the Patriots prepare to play the Pittsburgh Steelers this sunday, one of their main focus's continues to be Troy Polamalu.
The Seven-time Pro Bowler continues to be a worry for offenses everywhere, as he is always on the move. When you look at the line, he is always crouching up on the defense and getting to the QB, most of the time without...