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Author: Drew Hreha

Week Six Pittsburgh Steelers Takeaways

Coming off of last week’s disappointing home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Pittsburgh Steelers had two possible reactions. Their reaction would determine the course of the rest of the season. They could either let their early shortcomings define the season, or bounce back. The answer on Sunday was resounding, as the Steelers pulled off their biggest win of the year. Pittsburgh knocked off the lone unbeaten team in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead by a score of 19-13. The defense was superb, answering the call of their toughest match up this season while the offense...

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Week Five Pittsburgh Steelers Takeaways

In what many would call a classic “let down game” the Pittsburgh Steelers indeed let down. In a game that displayed a lot of negatives for Pittsburgh, there is certainly cause for concern. The Steelers let rookie running back Leonard Fournette run for 181 yards and two touchdowns en route to a 30-9 Jacksonville Jaguars win. The defeat saw a Steelers team playing a lot worse than they did last week against the Baltimore Ravens. The lack of adequate play calling and quarterback play made the game look a lot worse than it needed to be. However, not all...

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Week Four Pittsburgh Steelers Takeaways

Entering Week four of the 2017 NFL season, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. The most obvious being, how would they perform? They had looked below average in weeks one and three, how would they respond in week four? The bigger question was how they would perform against their biggest competitor in the AFC North, the Baltimore Ravens. The answers to these questions played out well for the Steelers, who beat the Ravens convincingly 26-9 in Baltimore. The win was assisted by the return of Le’Veon Bell to his dominant form and a strong day...

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Week Three Pittsburgh Steelers Takeaways

Stop if this headline sounds familiar. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a road game in a different time zone to a bad team. This was a classic case of Mike Tomlin not having his team prepared for a bad game. Because of this, the Steelers fell to the Chicago Bears 23-17 in overtime. The Bears got their first victory, gashing a poor tackling Steelers defense with their run game. On the offensive side, the Steelers struggled to find a rhythm, scoring only 17 points. The devastating loss can be attributed to a lack of mental focus, fundamental execution, and disappointments...

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