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Preview: 2015 – Game 8 – Cincinnati Bengals

It's been the Steelers M.O. - play down to down teams and up for up teams. This Sunday, they will be facing one of the league's most "up" teams in the 6-0 Cincinnati Bengals, and it is expected that Pittsburgh will be "up" for this game. The road to Sunday ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant

Good, Bad, & Ugly: 2015-7 – Kansas City Chiefs

The title of my weekly reflection could apply to anyone and everyone this week. There was enough good, bad and ugly from all of the Steelers' units to provide insight into this loss, which in my opinion, was a team loss. The good was seeing Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant ...

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Preview: 2015 – Game 7 – Kansas City Chiefs

The Steelers are willing to gamble on Sunday: they will either gamble playing Ben Roethlisberger ahead of his recovery schedule (from an MCL sprain) or risk giving Landry Jones his first-ever start in the NFL. I'm of the opinion that either gamble should pay off, however, one comes with more ...

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Is Fantasy Football Good For Football?

Going back several years, I can recall a time when online poker was all the rage. Being part of the poker fad myself, I grew to love Texas Hold'em and other variations of the card game. Millions of people were playing online, and it grew into a large community of ...

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Steelers backup QB Landry Jones warms up against Patriots

By The Numbers: Michael Vick vs. Landry Jones

I'm not really sure that some fans and so-called NFL experts are watching the same game on Sunday. There are a few "experts" who are onboard with Vick being done, saying he may have played in his last NFL game. Yet, there are others who are defending Vick.

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Wasn’t The Steelers Defense Supposed To Suck?

For years, I got tired of hearing Warren Sapp run his yapper about how the Steelers defense was "old and slow." It frustrated me, because the front office was investing in younger players, despite the general media's (incorrect) depiction of the defense's age. A more appropriate remark would've been how ...

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Steelers backup QB Landry Jones warms up against Patriots

Steelers QB Controversy

Well, well, well. There's a QB controversy in Pittsburgh, but it's unlike any other position controversy you may see in the league this year. (And it's not quite what you think it is!) First things first: without a doubt, Ben Roethlisberger is the team's number 1 quarterback. There is no ...

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Good, Bad, & Ugly: 2015-6 – Arizona Cardinals

Well, if that game wasn't a rush, I'm not sure what else is. With the win over the Cardinals, the Steelers improve to 2-1 without Ben Roethlisberger. During this Ben-less period, Michael Vick had all but a handful of anemic plays, and the offense sputtered and stalled. In the meantime, some ...

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Preview: 2015 – Game 6 – Arizona Cardinals

Momentum and frustration. These words describe the 2015 Steelers to a "T." The frustration of seeing another injury report with Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Shazier listed as out. More frustration knowing Maurkice Pouncey may lose more time, possibly the entire season, due to another ankle surgery. Even more frustration with ...

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Good, Bad, & Ugly: 2015-5 – San Diego Chargers

I have no nails left and nearly suffered a heart attack. For 2 weeks in a row, the Steelers have sent me into a tizzy, waiting until the very final play of a game to determine their fate. Minus Ben Roethlisberger, we all knew anything could happen, and we could ...

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