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Through the first 13 weeks of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the NFL’s number one ranked defense and are number one against the pass and five against the run. You would think that the team with the league’s number one ranked defense would have one of the top records or at least be leading their own division. The Steelers however, sit at 7-6 and are fighting to get into the playoffs as the last wildcard team. That record includes big wins against the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens while also terrible losses to the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers.
The inconsistent play has been a complete team effort this season and a huge part of it has been the rash of injuries the Steelers have suffered, including losing Ben Roethlisberger for three games. When you really look at all of the Steelers losses however, you can’t truly blame everything on injuries and one fact was apparent in their embarrassing home loss to the Chargers last w...
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin suspended Rashard Mendenhall for one week after the running back failed to attend last Sunday's game at Heinz Field.
Tomlin spoke about the suspension for the first time on Wednesday.
"Last Sunday he was not at the game,'' Tomlin said after practice via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I deemed those actions a detriment...
First Round: David DeCastro, OG
Steeler Nation was ecstatic when DeCastro fell to the Steelers at number 24. He was projected as the best offensive guard in the draft and compared to former Steeler great Alan Faneca. DeCastro’s big strength is his ability to pull and block in the run game. He was expected to help improve a run game that hadn’t been dominate since they lost Faneca...
According to ProFootballWeekly.com, there’s a chance that the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall on their roster next season.
Much is made about the Steelers’ age on defense, and it’s logical to believe they could add a little more youth to that side of the ball next offseason, most likely in the draft, where Pittsburgh usually does its business...
With three good games to finish out the 2012 season Mike Wallace could break 1,00 receiving yards for the third straight year and break, or match, his career high for touchdown receptions. However, anyone who has watched the Steelers thirteen games this season can tell you that Wallace is not having the kind of year that his statistics may make you think he is having.
The Steelers are still fighting for the playoffs and must win all their remaining games.
With only three weeks left in the season it's time to teams to step-up and secure a playoff spot or start looking forward to next season.
After a rough couple weeks I'm sitting at 132-76, I need to step it up.
Here's a quick look at this weeks games.
NY Giants at Atlanta ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers embarrassed themselves during a 34-24 Week 14 home loss to the San Diego Chargers last Sunday, and the fans even booed the team at different points in the game. The boos were most noticeable after receiver Mike Wallace dropped a pass during the second quarter when the team was only down 3-0. Even though Wallace finished with seven catches for 112 yards and...
Dan Rooney is coming home for good.
Timothy McNulty of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting on Thursday that Rooney will resign as U.S. ambassador to Ireland on Friday after serving three plus years in Dublin. The move has been expected to be coming for some time now.
The 80-year-old Steelers chairman emeritus returned to the US just last week after learning about the sudden...
Pittsburgh Steelers chairman emeritus Dan Rooney is resigning as U.S. ambassador to Ireland after serving in that role since 2009. Rooney, 80, will return to Pittsburgh and could be in Dallas on Sunday when the Steelers play the Cowboys. "I have had a lifelong commitment to advancing the relationship between the American and Irish people and building peace on this beautiful...
Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 14 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field.
The Steelers used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers quite a bit in this game and it was obviously due to being way behind. Plaxico Burress saw 7 snaps in the game with 4 times being part of a...
The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday and here is what the inactive list will most likely look like when it is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
3 of the 7 names on the list this week will be inactive this week because those players were ruled out for the game due to injuries on the Friday injury report.
Ike Taylor - Taylor will miss his second consecutive...
By Jeremy Hritz
Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 8-5
Offense19th (341.8)10th (372.1)
Rushing25th (98.6)31st (79.8)
Passing11th (243.2)3rd (292.2)
PPG21st (21.4)15th (23.1)
Defense1st (262.4)11th (336.6)
Rushing5th (93.2)16th (118.8)
Passing1st (169.2)22nd (217.8)
PPG7th (20.3)22nd (24.2)
There has been much attention given to the showdown...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been the model of inconsistency during the 2012 season, but they still hold their own destiny in terms of making the playoffs. In fact, there is still a small chance that they could win the AFC North division title. However, after an embarrassing loss to the San Diego Chargers, in which the Steelers were dominated at home, things have gotten more desperate...
One of the marquee matchups of this week’s NFL slate pits the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. Both of these marquee franchises are fighting to stay in the playoff races of their respective conferences and in desperate need of a victory. This week’s NFL odds have the Steelers installed as a 1 1/2-point favorite with the over/under pegged at 44 points...