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Mike Batista

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Name: Mike Batista
Date registered: November 19, 2012


Pittsburgh Steelers blogger since 2007

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  1. Defense disappoints in Steelers loss to Seahawks — November 30, 2015
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers Post-Bye Week To-Do List — November 27, 2015
  3. Defense helping Steelers avoid losses to bad teams — November 16, 2015
  4. Steelers can survive Ben Roethlisberger’s latest injury — November 9, 2015
  5. Steelers lose Le’Veon Bell, but defense provides glimmer of hope — November 1, 2015

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Defense disappoints in Steelers loss to Seahawks

Sure, if the Steelers had beaten the Seahawks Sunday at Seattle, it would have been hailed as a signature win. The narrative would have gone something like “Watch out Patriots, Broncos and Bengals. Here come the Steelers.” Instead, the Steelers lost 39-30 and the weaknesses that could keep them out of the playoffs were exposed …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Post-Bye Week To-Do List

Fresh off their bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Seattle on Sunday. They haven’t played there since 2003. While the Northwest might be unfamiliar territory for the Steelers, they’re in somewhat familiar territory 10 games into the 2015 season. They’re 6-4 for the third time in the last four years, but in 2012 and 2014, …

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Defense helping Steelers avoid losses to bad teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ ability to protect their home turf and defeat the Cleveland Browns 30-9 Sunday is significant in more ways than one. Week 10 of the 2015 NFL season was not an easy one for home teams. Visitors won 10 of the 13 Sunday games. Perhaps the most shocking was the Lions’ 18-16 win over the …

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Steelers can survive Ben Roethlisberger’s latest injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ high-powered offense was going to take us on a thrill ride this year There have been a few unfortunate cart rides mixed in, but if nothing else the 2015 season has been an emotional roller coaster. Ben Roethlisberger rode his second cart of the season in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 38-35 win over …

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Steelers lose Le’Veon Bell, but defense provides glimmer of hope

There was only so much the Pittsburgh Steelers defense could do. Who would have thought back in August that any scribe would type a sentence implying that the Steelers defense did anything positive? The unit has come a long way from the liability it looked like it would be in August, but it couldn’t bail out …

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How can the Steelers stop Tyler Eifert?

How fitting it is that in late October the Pittsburgh Steelers are being taken for a haunted hayride by tight ends. Tyler Eifert and the Cincinnati Bengals, clad in the black and orange of Halloween, bring their 6-0 record to Heinz Field just a week after the Steelers’ ghoulish performance against Travis Kelce. The Steelers had narrowed …

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Landry Jones should be Steelers’ starting QB until Roethlisberger returns

It seemed awfully cold for Landry Jones to be playing quarterback, Alejandro Villanueva to be at left tackle and a guy named Chris Boswell to be kicking field goals at Heinz Field. But this was no preseason game. It was the real deal, and the Pittsburgh Steelers MacGyvered their way to another win without Ben …

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Le’Veon Bell earns place in Steelers history with game-winning TD

Le’Veon Bell has little to prove. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back already is the team’s reigning Most Valuable Player and a First Team All-Pro. He owns the franchise’s single-season record for yards from scrimmage. But on Monday night, he became an immortal part of the Steelers’ storied history. Bell lifted the Steelers to a dramatic …

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Steelers face uphill climb without Ben Roethlisberger

Sunday was not a good day for the Pittsburgh Steelers despite their 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams. Hard-core Steelers historians might have felt a sense of trepidation about the day, even with the return of Le’Veon Bell. The last time the Steelers played at St. Louis, Willie Parker broke his leg in Week …

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Steelers don’t need Bell, Bryant to rout 49ers

When an NFL team wins as emphatically as the Pittsburgh Steelers did on Sunday, pundits often trot out an old sports cliche and say that the team is “sending a message.” The Steelers sure did send a message by torching the San Francisco 49ers 43-18 at Heinz Field. The recipients of this message aren’t necessarily the rest …

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