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Author: Brian Harker

Week Seven Pittsburgh Steelers Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers head home this Sunday to take on their AFC North rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers lead the regular season series 58-35, and have won both postseason matchups. They are coming off a huge win over the Kansas City Chiefs, while the Bengals are coming off their bye week. The Steelers are looking to create some separation in the division, but it won’t be as an easy task. The Bengals offense has come to life under new coordinator Bill Lazor, averaging 25 points per game. They averaged a paltry 11 points per game under previous coordinator Ken...

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Week Six Pittsburgh Steelers What To Watch For

This Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL’s last  undefeated team. The Chiefs are similar defensively to the Jacksonville Jaguars, ranking 24th in run defense, while having a solid secondary. Offensively, the Chiefs are one of the league’s most explosive teams, averaging just over 30 points per game. They are led by the talented threesome of Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt, and Tyreek Hill. The Steelers have the talent to match them point for point, but haven’t been able to get out of their own way yet. Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown intend to turn things around this weekend....

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Week Six Pittsburgh Steelers Keys To Victory

The week six Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves at the crossroads of their season. They lack an identity on offense, and have a defense with troubles stopping the run. Furthermore, Ben Roethlisberger needs to regain his confidence while adjusting to a declining skill set. Meanwhile, as they work on the cure to what ails them, the Steelers are preparing for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have weapons to attack every wound the Steelers are bleeding from, and do it efficiently. Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt, and Tyreek Hill lead an explosive Chiefs offense. Justin Houston, Marcus Peters, and Derrick Johnson spearhead a talented and aggressive defense. The Steelers will...

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Ben Roethlisberger’s Decline Is Undeniable

Ben Roethlisberger has been an elite quarterback for most of his 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He owns every passing record in franchise history and has won two Super Bowls. Unquestionably, he will be a first ballot Hall of Fame inductee. Roethlisberger, in 13 plus seasons, has passed for 48,081 yards and 307 touchdowns. He has a career record of 126-62-0. Roethlisberger is 13-7 in the postseason, throwing for 4,787 yards and 25 touchdowns. His super power is never giving up, with 29 fourth quarter comebacks, and 39 game winning drives as proof. He’s looked old though during...

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Pittsburgh Steelers First Quarter Review: What We’ve Learned

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the first quarter of their season winning three of the first four games. Offensive performances were underwhelming during three wins, contrasting a strong defense. Their loss to the Chicago Bears showed how bad they are capable of playing when they lose their focus. The first four games, by no means, paint a complete picture of who or what the Steelers are yet. It does however, give a good indication of the direction they are trending. The Steelers first quarter review looks at what was learned about them through their first four games. Pittsburgh Steelers First...

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Week Five Pittsburgh Steelers What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the talented, but inconsistent, Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday. They have taken some great strides this offseason, looking to be a factor in the AFC South. The Jaguars added Calais Campbell this offseason, to bolster their pass rush. They currently lead the league in sacks, with Campbell’s five and a half leading the way. They drafted running back Leonard Fournette in the first round this year, hoping to take pressure off quarterback Blake Bortles. Week five Pittsburgh Steelers what to watch for looks at how they may attack the young Jags. The Jaguars have benefited from both of these offseason...

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Week Five Pittsburgh Steelers Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers played their most complete game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens. Le’Veon Bell shook off the remaining rust, Cameron Heyward was a terror, and Ryan Shazier continued to  amaze. The Steelers are in complete control of the AFC North through the first quarter of the season, finishing with three wins. They look to sustain that momentum against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Week five Pittsburgh Steelers keys to victory looks at what the Steelers must accomplish to record their fourth win. The Jeckyll and Hyde-like Jaguars might be the most talented team the Steelers have faced. Quarterback Blake Bortles and running back Leonard Fournette, clearly the...

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Week Four Pittsburgh Steelers What to Watch for

The sky is falling, the team is horrible. They’re playing like crap, and the coach is deplorable. They fail at third downs on both sides of the ball, they can’t run, tackle, or catch the ball. The season is over just throw in the towel, there ain’t no winning the Super Bowl now. That attitude is expected out of Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals fans, but Pittsburgh? Some fans believe the Steelers owe them a Super Bowl, deeming anything less a failure. How do they enjoy football season? The best part of the season is watching the Steelers evolve....

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Week Four Pittsburgh Steelers Keys To Victory

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 24: Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey (53) and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard B.J. Finney (67) chat before a snapping the football during an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears on September 24, 2017 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Steelers need to get their collective act together after losing to Yet another inferior team. This season they have been inconsistent on both sides of the ball, on special teams, and in play calling. On paper, and in reality, the Steelers have...

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Week Three Pittsburgh Steelers Keys To Victory

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 17: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks for a receiver before throwing the ball during an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings on September 17, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Soldier Field this Sunday, looking for their second straight win over an NFC North opponent. This is a game that, on paper, they should be able to win easily, but it’s never that easy. The Chicago Bears aren’t that great of a football team,...

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Week Three Pittsburgh Steelers What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers head to the windy city to take on the Chicago Bears, where they last won in 1995. The Bears lead the all-time series with an 18-7-1 record, winning the last two by a combined score of 57-37. The Steelers are coming into this matchup as an AFC Super Bowl contender. The Bears come in as a top contender for the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Steelers are looking for a second straight win over an NFC North division opponent looking for their first win. Week three Pittsburgh Steelers what to watch for...

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