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Yearly Archive: 2012

Fantasy Focus: Steelers Players in Week 15

It’s an intense weekend of NFL action not only for teams battling for playoff positioning but also for fantasy football enthusiasts. All season-long fantasy football leagues have now moved into their league playoffs and daily fantasy football operators like DraftDay are hosting huge one-day only contests with cash prizes on the line. Pittsburgh Steelers players …

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The Pittsburgh Steelers Need James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley To Show Up The Rest Of The Season

Through the first 13 weeks of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the NFL’s number one ranked defense and are number one against the pass and five against the run. You would think that the team with the league’s number one ranked defense would have one of the top records or at least be leading …

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Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys Weave a Historic Tale

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys both are 7-6 and fighting for their playoff lives. That alone makes Sunday’s Week 15 matchup in Dallas riveting, but history gives this game some extra juice. These are the only two teams who have met three times in the Super Bowl. The Steelers beat the Cowboys twice in …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Suffer Alarming 34-24 Loss to San Diego Chargers

The standings say the Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-6, but let’s do some football sabermetrics and create a new stat. In addition to the “W” column and the “L” column, there should be a “WTFL” column in the standings.  The Steelers would have a “4” in that column, because in today’s texting vernacular, Sunday’s 34-24 loss …

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Week 14 Could Be a Good Week For Steelers Playoffs Chances

Yes, I realize writing this title very well may jinx it, but sometimes you have to look the jinx gods in their face and flat-out say it. This week could set the Steelers up well for the wildcard and could even possibly throw the division in to the mix.

Fantasy Focus Week 14: Roethlisberger and Dwyer

Handicapping Steelers players for fantasy purposes has been tricky business lately. For instance, no one imagined that Charlie Batch would connect with four different receivers five times for nearly 300 yards passing last week. He was a stellar option in daily fantasy sports contests where he was available at an incredibly cheap salary relative to …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Awards for the First Three Quarters of the 2012 Season

Everyone in Steeler Nation hold up four fingers, because it’s the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter of the 2012 NFL season, that is. There are 12 games down, four to go. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-5 and have the inside track on an AFC wild-card berth. Let’s recognize those who have helped the Steelers get …

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Two Best Friends, Two Different Positions, Two Possible Former Teammates?

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace and cornerback Keenan Lewis attended the same high school and have been best friends their entire lives. In a report by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after the 2009 NFL Draft, he chronicles the duos path from high school to both being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Keep the Ball in Their Hands, Use Shaun Suisham’s Foot to Beat Ravens, 23-20

Did anyone really trust Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman to hold on to the football? Emmanuel Sanders couldn’t do it Sunday in Baltimore. He lost a fumble and dropped a pass. Mike Wallace also dropped a pass. That’s not what the Pittsburgh Steelers needed a week after turning the ball over eight times in Cleveland. …

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Prediction Markets Indicate Steelers As Significant Underdog Against Ravens

With Big Ben’s injury, the game on the road, and Baltimore performing well lately, there is not too much confidence in prediction markets that the Steelers can produce an upset. The SportsTradex.com prediction market is currently indicating that the Steelers have a 27% chance of winning the game on Sunday. The market had the Steelers …

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