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Steelers Wide Receivers Broke Franchise-Best Mark In Touchdown Receptions

By Matthew Marczi One of the more curious statistical anomalies that I’ve come across when considering the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers is about the way the team has been scoring points this season—more specifically, who is catching the touchdown passes. Of Ben Roethlisberger’s 27 touchdown passes thrown this season—and he is the only one to throw a touchdown pass—24 of them...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Karmic Justice Prevailed After Chaos Of Blocked Field Goal

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to the blocked field goal from the victory over the Green Bay Packers, the story has already been covered from just about every angle. That the defense was able to hold the Packers to a field goal attempt in the first place from the five-yard line after Le’Veon Bell’s fumble helped put a cap on the damage. The blocked field goal by Steve McLendon...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 16 – Packers

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-31 Sunday win over the Green Bay Packers along with some observations. As far as the offense goes, reserve tackle Mike Adams was actually used on four snaps as an extra tight end. With wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders out of the game for the entire second half, rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton was the beneficiary of extra...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Week 16 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 16 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind us and here now are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats as we head into the final week of the regular season. The defensive ANY/A stat for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now under 6.0, but this is a case of it being a little too late. Had that number been under 6.0 for the second half of the season, there...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Andy Reid Not Sure If He Will Rest His Starters Against The Chargers

In addition to needing to beat the Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will also need three other teams to lose if they are to make the playoffs as the final AFC Wild Card team. One of those teams that must lose is the San Diego Chargers, who will play the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that has nothing to play for because they cannot improve their playoff seeding...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tomlin Says He Was Comfortable Putting His Defense On The Field To End The Game

During his Monday press conference following the Sunday win over the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin answered several questions related to his time and situational management during the game, and again, he strongly defended his decision to go for the touchdown instead of kneeling on the ball during the final offensive possession. "I would,"...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Sanders Has A Lateral Meniscus Injury; Wheaton Fractured A Finger

During his Monday press conference following the Sunday win over the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation heading into Week 17. According to Tomlin, linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) has a knee sprain that will have him questionable for the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns. They'll see how much he'll be able to...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Packers Recap, Airing Of Grievances & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 61 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-31win on Sunday over the Green Bay Packers. This includes us talking about the botched call by the officials following the blocked field goal as well as the decision by head coach Mike Tomlin to not take a knee and kick a field goal on the final offensive...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Festivus Airing Of The Grievances Thread – 2013

Being as today is Festivus, I thought we would have an "Airing of the Grievances" thread in order to let everyone get things out of their system following the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-31 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. So, here you go, let it all out. Also, let me be the first to wish you a Happy Immaculate Reception Day as well. Festivus Airing Of The Grievances...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Offensive Output Overshadowing Antonio Brown’s Special Teams Success

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is certainly having a Pro Bowl season, having eclipsed not only the century mark in receptions—just the second Steeler to do that—but also breaking the franchise record in receiving yards in a season with a game in hand. But he’s also having a Pro Bowl-worthy season as a punt returner. He was already a Pro Bowler...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite Pardon, Steelers Season Remains On Death Row

By Matthew Marczi If trends mean anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers will close out the season at 8-8 with a victory over the Cleveland Browns in the season finale. Throughout the year, the Steelers have exchanged series of wins and losses of varying length to get where they are now, which is at 7-8 through 15 games. They kicked off the season with a disastrous 0-4 start before alternating...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger Eclipses 4000-Yard Mark In Win Over Packers

By Matthew Marczi Though he didn’t have his most prolific game of the season in the victory over the Green Bay Packers, Ben Roethlisberger managed to surpass 4000 passing yards in a season for just the third time in his career—a mark that appears to be taken as a given now for elite quarterbacks. Roethlisberger previously reached the 4000-yard threshold in 2011 and in 2009, with...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Packers Winners And Losers – Week 16

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Le'Veon Bell - Bell registered the first 100-yard game of his career and snapped the Steelers streak of 22 games without having a player reach the century mark. While Bell did fumble for the first...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tomlin Thinks Referees Screwed Up Batted Ball Call Following Blocked Field Goal

There is no doubt the Green Bay Packers received a gift on Sunday following the blocked field goal attempt by kicker Mason Crosby with 5:32 left in the third quarter and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is pretty sure the officials got the call wrong. "They screwed it up in my opinion but I will wait to hear judgment from those that evaluate performances and so forth...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Victory Over Packers Marks A Game Of Firsts For Le’Veon Bell

By Matthew Marczi There’s no question that today’s win over the Green Bay Packers was a big one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thanks to a lot of extra help, the victory assured that their final regular season game will still mean something. That wasn’t the case last season, when they were also 7-8. But this was also a big game for Pittsburgh’s rookie running back, Le’Veon...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Defends Decision To Not Take A Knee On Final Offensive Possession

There were a few interesting decisions made Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin in the 38-31 win over the Green Bay Packers, but after the game, he stood by his call to not take a knee on the final offensive possession in an effort to run off clock time and end the game with a Shaun Suisham field goal. "I am not into that," said Tomlin during his post game...
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December 22, 2013  |  1 Comment

Steelers Injury Report: Sanders, Garvin Will Need Knee Injuries Examined Further

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still mathematically alive in the race for the final AFC Wild Card spot following their 38-31 win on Sunday over the Green Bay Packers, but a few players suffered injuries that will need to be evaluated heading into Week 17. During his post game press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said that both wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and linebacker...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers WR Antonio Brown Breaks Franchise Single Season Receiving Yards Record

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown now holds the franchise single-season receiving yardage record thanks to his six catches for 105 yards in the Sunday win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Brown now has 101 catches for 1,412 yards on the season and that breaks the record of 1,398 receiving yards set by Yancey Thigpen in 1997. Brown's six catches in...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Still Mathematically Alive For The Playoffs Heading Into Week 17

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 Sunday at Lambeau Field and thanks to several other games going their way, they are still mathematically alive for the final AFC Wild Card spot. Prior to the Steelers game getting underway, the Buffalo Bills beat the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets beat the Cleveland Browns. In the late games, the New England Patriots...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Green Bay Packers – Second Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the second half trailing 14-10, but received the opening kickoff. On first down, Ben Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown for 11 yards. He dumped a pass off to Brown for 6 yards on the next play. Le’Veon Bell picked up about three on second down to set up third and a long one. But it could have been a short one and they wouldn’t have...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Lose Sanders And Garvin To Injuries In Game Against Packers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a few injuries in their Sunday game against the Green Bay Packers as wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is out with a right knee injury and linebacker Terence Garvin is also out with a left knee injury. If Sanders is out and the Steelers get knocked out of the playoffs this week, Sanders very well might have played his last snap in a Steelers uniform. With...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Green Bay Packers – First Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers were afforded some early Christmas cheer pre-game, as the two outcomes that needed to take place in order for the Steelers to still be alive for the playoffs when they take the field came out. The Miami Dolphins losing and New York Jets winning keep them alive for a bit longer, though a win by the Baltimore Ravens, who play at the same time...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Still Alive For Playoffs After Early Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon game against the Green Bay Packers will still have meaning at kickoff as the Miami Dolphins have lost to the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets have beaten the Cleveland Browns in early game action. In order for the Steelers to still have shot at the playoffs in Week 17, they must beat the Packers and hope that the New England Patriots beat...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers LB Chris Carter To Make Fourth Career Start With Jarvis Jones Out Sick

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones a surprise inactive on Sunday for the game against the Green Bay Packers after coming down with an illness Saturday night, third year linebacker Chris Carter will make his fourth career start in his absence. Carter, the Steelers fifth-round draft pick in 2011, has only played two snaps on defense this season and hasn't started...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Packers Week 16 Inactives

Below are the inactive players for the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013, week 16 Sunday game against the Green Bay Packers. The inactive list is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Steelers QB Landry Jones WR Derek Moye LB Jarvis Jones CB Isaiah Green OL David Snow NT Hebron Fangupo LB Jamaal Westerman Packers 12 QB Aaron Rodgers 51 LB Nate Palmer 65 G Lane Taylor 73 G/C JC Tretter 99...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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