Christina "Tina" Rivers, Steel City Underground

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Christina is a long-time independent journalist, blogger and author who has been an active contributor to several sports news networks with a focus on the Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL. An Iowa-native, Christina is an alumnus of Brigham Young University where she majored in Exercise Physiology and Psychology (emphasis in Sports). She has also covered the Arena Football League (AFL, Iowa Barnstormers) and worked as a credentialed member of the sports reporting community. Christina fell in love with the Steelers and Terry Bradshaw when she was five and still has her first jersey even though she is now “in love” with her spouse and ‘furry children’. Sorry, Mr. Bradshaw. She is the author of one fictional novel and is working on several writing and art projects. You can see more about her personal and professional life at her official website:

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Steelers tight end Jesse James makes a catch in the AFC Championship game in Jan. 2017 against Patriots defender Patrick Chung

Bold and Bolder Steelers Predictions for Patriots Week

Since I took over the Bold Predictions here on SCU, things have been a mixed bag. I never claimed to be the Great Swami, but after breaking the crystal ball and getting bad returns from the Magic 8-ball, this week I had better dig deep. That’s not an easy thing ...

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Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster runs a catch into the end zone against the Oakland Raiders (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Stats that stood out despite Steelers loss in Week 14

This has been a tough week for the Pittsburgh Steelers organization, its coaches and players, and for fans. The loss in Oakland to a Raiders team that looked like it might get the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft was a heartbreaker for the Steelers. The Raiders - despite having ...

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AFC North: Steelers not guaranteed top spot despite Ravens loss

Week 14 of the 2018 NFL regular season proved, once again, that nothing is certain in football. With the Pittsburgh Steelers falling to the Oakland Raiders, they're not guaranteed to win the AFC North even though the Baltimore Ravens also lost their game to the Kansas City Chiefs. And while ...

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Steelers vs. Raiders Quick Yinzing

Steelers can’t get job done on road against Raiders

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like they had a little magic left in the final seconds of their road game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon. Alas, after an incredible pass to James Washington from Ben Roethlisberger that was lateralled to JuJu Smith-Schuster to get the Steelers to the 20-yard ...

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Steelers vs. Raiders Bold Predictions

Bold Steelers predictions on the road against the Raiders

Last week, Joe Kuzma - typically the prediction master - and I switched things up on the editorial schedule. It was my first shot this season in gazing into the crystal ball. And while Joe gave me permission to point out what he got wrong in Week 12, this week ...

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AFC North: Ravens, Steelers are teams to watch in Week 14

Week 13 of the 2018 NFL regular season was unkind to several teams with postseason aspirations. Teams in the AFC North were not immune. The only team to walk out of the week with a win was the Baltimore Ravens, a team that looked like its season was over at ...

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The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line prepares for the snap against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field (Dec. 02, 2018 - Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Stats that stood out for Steelers in showdown with Chargers

The Pittsburgh Steelers experienced two late-season losses in a row when they were defeated by the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers (Weeks 12 and 13), but on Alumni Weekend, not everything was a wash. There are still some positives to be taken away from Sunday night's game regardless of ...

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SCU AFC North Report

AFC North: Ravens lone divisional winner in Week 13

The bizarre nature of the 2018 NFL regular season continued on Sunday as the AFC North teams faced their opponents. At the end of the day, however, the lone win among divisional rivals was the Baltimore Ravens beating the Atlanta Falcons. With the Pittsburgh Steelers losing on Sunday night to ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster catches a pass and runs it for a 97-yard touchdown against the Denver Broncos (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Stats that stood out in a disappointing Steelers loss to the Broncos

While the Pittsburgh Steelers played an ugly game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and won in Week 11, their mistakes caught up to them on Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos. The Steelers ended their six-game win streak and undefeated record at opponents' home stadiums in the process. Not everything was ...

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