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Stevan Ridley

What can Stevan Ridley bring to the Steelers?

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers made two roster moves, moving rookie running back James Conner to the injured reserve list following an MCL injury while simultaneously announcing the signing of veteran back Stevan Ridley. The addition of Ridley doesn't figure to be a long-term plan, but in the interim, what ...

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SCU Weekly NFL Pick'em

SCU’s 2017 NFL Pick’em: Week 16

Each week a panel of SCU contributors will pick their winners and losers. Let’s see who does the best by the end of the season! I feel like a broken record mentioning how unpredictable the NFL is, but last week's slate of games was (mostly) good for the SCU panel. ...

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NFL Power Rankings

2017 NFL Power Rankings: Week 16

After all of the drama this week, I am still recovering and calming myself down. At some point, the NFL needs to address the inconsistencies with their own rulebook. Until that happens, the league will continue to cause headaches and turmoil for players, owners, front offices, and fans alike. But ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown

The Steelers lose more than a game against the Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost more than just a game to the New England Patriots on Sunday. While many are discussing one of the most controversial calls of the season, a few other stories from the game flew under the radar. With the postseason a little over two weeks away, the ...

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the owner's meetings in 2017 (AP Image)

The NFL has an image problem and it’s not what you think

There has been a narrative over the past few weeks, ever since the Bengals game, that the NFL is far more concerned with how things “appear” than they are with how things “are”. To be fair, it may just be my narrative, but it is a narrative nonetheless. It may ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

For once, there may be a moral victory for the Steelers

There are no moral victories, or so the saying goes in professional sports. Ben Roethlisberger said as much in the immediate aftermath of the roller coaster ride that was the Patriots win over the Steelers on Sunday evening. “I’m not into moral victories right now. We just lost a game. ...

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Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster makes a catch against the New England Patriots in Week 15 of the 2017 NFL Season

Steelers Week 15 winners and losers vs the Patriots

The Steelers were without Ryan Shazier and Joe Haden in this matchup against New England. When Antonio Brown went down, all hope was lost. The Steelers fought back and had a chance to win the game with a Jesse James touchdown that was overturned on a very controversial call. The ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers LB Sean Spence

Steelers shakeup defensive playing time against Patriots

Combing through this Sunday's snap counts, it's clear the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff attempted to do something different on defense in their attempt to defeat the New England Patriots. I'm well aware that some may get snarky with that assessment, but for over three quarters of football and then some, ...

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Steelers linebacker James Harrison pumps up the defense ahead of the game against the New England Patriots in Week 15

AFC seeding scenarios going into Week 16

The NFL has seen some crazy weekends and it's all shaping up to a wild finish of the regular season. Here are the AFC seedings going into Week 16 and what each team has to do in their last two games to either make the playoffs, secure byes or get ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James

You Make The Call: Jesse James touchdown or no touchdown?

You Make The Call is a weekly feature from Steel City Underground which will challenge fans to examine officiating call(s) made in the previous Pittsburgh Steelers game. The goal is not to whine about calls, as we cannot change them long after the fact! Instead, this column is an opportunity to ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers S Sean Davis

Why I’m disgusted with losing to the New England Patriots

Most of yinz are going to read the title and think I'm talking about the overturned Jesse James touchdown or the missed holding on Eli Rogers on the Steelers final play Sunday. While those amount to small pieces in my grand scheme of frustration with the New England Patriots, that's ...

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