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2014 NFL Predictions Revisited

On September 2nd I posted my NFL predictions for the 2014 season. With the regular season having come to a close, it's worth taking a look at some of those original predictions and comments:

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Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

If this were European football (or soccer as it's called here) perhaps Steelers supporters would have a chant as follows: "We don't give a d*** about the Cincinnati Bengals..." The song would be appropriate, as it's how I feel about Marvin Lewis' team and their performance. Sure, the national media ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playoff bound for the first time since 2011. In a "win and in" situation, it was the defense which rose to the occasion in what was a complete team effort on Sunday. In what has been a mixed rotation all year long, a squad without Ike ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Falcons

Not much to dislike this week folks: the Steelers played well in every phase of the game on Sunday. While there's always cause for concern here or there, the details shouldn't get nitpicked, as it's hard to play a perfect game.

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Preview: Atlanta Falcons

There are 3 more games left in the season, and the sense of urgency escalates as each game passes. The Pittsburgh Steelers positioned themselves a half game behind Cincinnati for first place in the AFC North, but nipping on their heels are the Baltimore Ravens, with the same record as ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Bengals vs. Steelers

Every Monday Morning Quarterback fears the hangover of a Steelers Sunday: fear no more, as the Steelers are back in the driver's seat, and pushing for not only a playoff spot, but possibly the AFC North crown. But it didn't always look that way... With three quarters gone in Cincinnati, ...

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Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

It's been a tough year to write about the Steelers. At one moment, you're talking about their ups. The next their downs. It's as if the team has setup the fans for disappointment. In many ways, the opening game of the season has told the entire story of this season. ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Saints

What else can you say? The Steelers continue to find ways to beat themselves against poor teams. I can't place blame on any particular unit in this game. As in the past (and becoming a broken record) this loss was a complete team loss: The offense cannot settle for field ...

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Preview: New Orleans Saints

It's been a long break since the Steelers last played, and there hasn't been much to talk about. Sure, I could write about many subjects, but quite frankly, I'm not sure which Steeler team will show up this Sunday: and that's not meant as a bad thing necessarily. After some of ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Titans

And then there was one... Going into Monday night's game, there were 2 NFL teams Ben Roethlisberger had not defeated: the Raiders and the Titans. One of those teams is off the bucket list, but it almost didn't end up that way. The Steelers quickly went up 10-0 in Tennessee, but found ...

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Preview: Tennessee Titans

An uneasy feeling sits with Steelers fans, particularly a week after losing another game where the team appeared to outmatch their opponent in every category... at least on paper. But that's why they play the games, and that's why Steeler Nation may feel even more uneasy, after waiting through Sunday's games ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Jets

The Steelers left New Jersey, besting the Jets in passing yards and total yards. Pittsburgh had the same amount of 3rd down conversions (6) but a better percentage, on less attempts. They nearly had the same time of possession as their opponent. They limited Michael Vick to 10 completions and sacked the ...

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Preview: New York Jets

Steelers fans should be excited. Their team has won three games in a row and heads into their week 10 game against the New York Jets tied for the top of the AFC North. They should feel confident, and proud, behind a record-setting group of games where QB Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Ravens vs. Steelers

This was an eventful month of football. It started with a road trip to Cleveland, where the Steelers looked like they could be a bottom-feeder in the AFC North, after the Browns gave the Black & Gold a royal beat down in their house. Losing in that fashion, to a ...

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