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No Need To Panic… Yet!

Here we are again: Steelers fans are a spoiled bunch! Every now and then we have to accept that our team will lose. I know that's a bitter pill to swallow on a week when the rest of the AFC North came away with a victory. However, it's no reason ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Steelers vs. Ravens

The morning after a highly anticipated contest with the Baltimore Ravens, many Steeler fans are still shaking their heads, wondering what went wrong. The finger of blame cannot be pointed at any one player or incdent in particular, as the loss was a collective team effort. Last night's game could ...

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Preview: Baltimore Ravens

Thursday Night Football returns to NFL Network and debuts on CBS with what many consider the top rivalry in the league, when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Baltimore to take on their division opponent Ravens. We previously outlined some key numbers in this series, which has been tight since it's inception, but ...

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Double Jeopardy: How Ray Rice Was Punished For The Same Crime Twice

Seemingly everyone and their brother (and sister, mother, father, dog, cat and general acquaintance) has commented on the topic: that's not the approach I'd like to take. I believe everyone, including the Rices, understand what happened is wrong. We are beyond this point. The focus has now shifted to NFL ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Browns vs. Steelers

The first game of the NFL season is in the books, and from all outward appearances, Renegade wasn't the only thing missing at Heinz Field. The match up was a tale of two halves, where it appeared the teams switched jerseys at halftime. The Browns came out in the 3rd ...

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Preview: Cleveland Browns

The 2014 regular season is underway, as the Pittsburgh Steelers open at Heinz Field against their division rival Cleveland Browns. On paper, there appears no way the Steelers could lose this game. With Ben Roethlisberger under center, the Browns have only defeated the Steelers once. You read that properly: once. In that ...

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2014 Headaches and Concerns

This is the article no one wants to write: what if the worst were to happen? Below are a few scenarios every fan should cross their fingers and count their lucky stars, that the team does not have to endure. Slow Start A slow start would hurt the Steelers more this ...

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2014 NFL Predictions

I hate predictions. Why? Because I'm certain to be wrong! However, I gave it my best effort. Here are my predictions for the 2014 NFL season, with some surprising, and not surprising results!

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Final Preseason Thoughts

The 4th and final preseason game lived up to it's reputation: at times it was a difficult and boring game to watch. Many of the Steelers starters did not play in this game, giving many backups and roster hopefuls a chance to make a last impression. Among those who did ...

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Final 2014 Preseason Wish List

Knowing the lion's share of starters will not see significant playing time Thursday night, and the organization's announcement that the team will use a limited playbook due to playing the Panthers a few weeks later, the wish list has been trimmed and focused directly toward predicting the ever-changing 53-man NFL ...

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The Promising Future of Martavis Bryant

Heading into the 2014 NFL Draft, there was buzz around the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting a wide receiver. Many of the mock drafts pointed toward players such as Odell Beckham Jr. or Kelvin Benjamin being drafted by the Steelers. One NFL Network mock had Texas A&M's Mike Evans dropping to the ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Preseason Game #3

Well, that was a tough game to watch, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. So, here are our dislikes (and a few positives we did find) from the third installment of the preseason.

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Wish List: Preseason Game #3

There's something I have to get off my chest: Steelers fans are spoiled. Yes, it had to be said. I'm spoiled too, as a lot of my wish list from preseason game numero dos was fulfilled, but even so, there's always room for improvement and growth on any football club. ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Preseason Game #2

We're halfway through the preseason, with kickoff weekend looming weeks away. The 2014 Steelers are starting to take shape: here's what we liked (and disliked) in the second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Wish List: Preseason Game #2

One preseason game is in the books, and we're looking upon the first Steelers home game of the season this Saturday. While we get an appetizer of what to expect, it's time for a second helping. Here's what we'd like to see, see more of, or not see at all ...

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How Officiating Factors Into Games

NFL referees are focused on new rules and points of emphasis for the 2014 season. While officiating will always factor into how a game plays out, ultimately the officiating crew is the third team on the field, charged with making sure both teams play fair. While listening to NFL Radio ...

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