Found September 23, 2012 on
If you’re looking for the Steeler defense, please let me know where you find them because clearly they were MIA on Sunday afternoon in Oakland. There are many words you can use to describe this unit, but good isn’t one of them right now unfortunately.
Despite an overall great day through the air for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense, the vaunted Steeler Defense couldn’t overcome a 2nd half rally by the Raiders, and will enter their bye week with many questions that don’t exactly have such easy answers. Marc Uhlmann will be covering the offense on Monday but for now let’s focus on the epic collapse of the defense.
The Steelers entered this game again without Troy Polamalu and James Harrison, but facing a 0-2 Raiders team that was banged up at wide receiver even before the game started, you thought they could have a pretty nice outing. Perhaps Blitzburgh would return, or the Big Nasty D, but ultimately it ended up being nothing more than a shadow of those former great units....
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If there’s one thing that an offense hates, other than turnovers, it’s 3rd and long. You make yourself much more predictable to the defense and let’s face it, most teams don’t have many 3rd and 20 plays in their offensive game plan. The Steelers have been making a living out of converting large down and distance situations through the first 2 weeks of the season, but how...
We apparently have already had our first in-game "incident" between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Sunday morning that Roethlisberger and Haley had a disagreement during the Steelers opening Sunday night loss to the Denver Broncos, but that the quarterback says...
Below is a player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers from an overall health perspective as they prepare to take on the Oakland Raiders. A complete rundown of the players currently on the injury report this past week.
James Harrison (knee) - Harrison failed to practice any for a second full week in a row and you have to wonder what might be really be going on with his knee...
If you haven’t come to the realization that the Pittsburgh Steelers are a pass-first team then perhaps you’ve been watching re-runs of the Seventies’ Steelers. Art Rooney II can say Ben Roethlisberger needs to ‘tweak his game’ all he wants to but I didn’t see anything that needed tweaking yesterday in the 34-31 loss to Oakland. You want to do some tweaking Mr. Rooney...
By Jeremy Hritz
Week three is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are making the trip to Oakland to take on the 0-2 Oakland Raiders. While it appears that this is an easy victory with all of the injuries in the Raiders secondary, there are no such things as gimme in the NFL. The last time the Steelers played in Oakland in 2006, Ben Roethlisberger played a horrific game, throwing two...
The Steelers have a big matchup advantage today against the cornerback-depleted Oakland Raiders. The question is: Will they turn Ben Roethlisberger and his boys loose.
The Steelers have an early bye week this season, week 4, and it’s coming at the right time as they have several key players nursing injuries. However, before they can get to the bye, they’ll have to go to Oakland to play the Oakland Raiders without starting safety Troy Polamalu, starting outside linebacker James Harrison, and starting running back Rashard Mendenhall once again...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are back on the practice field on Tuesday before heading off to the bye week and Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports via Twitter that both linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) are getting work in today.
The team is not required to release a practice participation report during the bye week so we don't know...
The final score was 31-34 in Oakland, which is a place the Pittsburgh Steelers generally play poorly. However, if the Steelers were going to lose in Oakland most would have expected an offense that couldn’t move the ball while giving up touchdowns on special teams and turnovers. While there were turnovers and special teams were leaky, that wasn’t why the Steelers lost the game...
I'm going to start with the obvious here - the Steelers have a great defense.However, they won't be at full strength again, with Troy Polamalu and James Harrison out another week. What's impressive is that they are still 5th in passing yards allowed and 11th in rushing yards allowed, and while the offense isn't the high-flying fireworks show fantasy owners expected...
I missed the first 3 quarters of this one, but it sounds like every Steelers/Raiders game from the past few years.
The Steelers jumped out to a 24-14 lead in the 3rd quarter on a Mike Wallace touchdown catch, but the defense squandered the lead in a 2nd half where Oakland scored every time they saw the ball. Sebastian Janikowski booted a 44 yard field goal as time expired to complete...