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Mike Batista

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Name: Mike Batista
Date registered: November 19, 2012

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Pittsburgh Steelers blogger since 2007

Latest posts

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ranking the Top 10 Tall Receivers in the 2014 NFL Draft — April 13, 2014
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Mock Draft 2.0: Full 7-Round Predictions and Analysis — April 6, 2014
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers: LeGarrette Blount Signing Is Surprisingly Bold Move — March 30, 2014
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers: Will Emmanuel Sanders’ Exit End the Curse of the No. 88? — March 16, 2014
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers Can Re-Sign Jason Worilds Without Any Painful Cuts — March 2, 2014

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Lions vs. Steelers: Unlikely Heroes Emerge in Pittsburgh’s 37-27 Win over Detroit

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Two Wills who had been doing a lot of grunt work for the Pittsburgh Steelers thrived in the spotlight Sunday in a character-building 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field. Fullback Will Johnson caught the game-winning touchdown pass and safety Will Allen’s interception set up the …

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Lions vs. Steelers: Fun Facts and Interconference Intrigue

The Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) face a tall task Sunday against the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions (6-3) at Heinz Field. If they can somehow win this game, then we can talk about how winning the AFC North isn’t entirely impossible. The Steelers would have an opportunity to get into the thick of things in the division …

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Dominating Win Over Buffalo Bills Is Just Like Old Times

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 23-10 win over the Buffalo Bills Sunday was the sort of tidy, comfortable victory that used to be as much a part of autumn in Pittsburgh as pumpkins and squash. The Steelers ran for 136 yards and allowed less than 100 rushing yards. The Steelers forced the Bills to punt on 11 …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Midseason Report Card Grades for Defense, Special Teams

You thought the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and coaches had bad midseason grades? Wait ’til you see these. If the first half of the 2013 season was a term paper, the one written by the Steelers’ defense would be laced with red ink. DEFENSIVE LINE The Steelers have yielded 131.2 rushing yards per game, 31st in …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Midseason Report Card Grades for Offense, Coaching

It’s mid-term time for the Pittsburgh Steelers offense and coaching staff. Time to send them home with their report cards for their performance through the first half of the season. Considering the Steelers’ 2-6 record, don’t expect these report cards to hang on their refrigerators. There are some bright spots, however. QUARTERBACK Ben Roethlisberger has …

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New England Patriots Conquer Pittsburgh Steelers, End Rivalry

It’s over. The Pittsburgh Steelers season? Well, we knew that was over. We knew that before Sunday’s pitiful 55-31 loss to the New England Patriots. There will be plenty of time to write a eulogy for the 2013 Steelers. For now, it’s time to wave the white Terrible Towel and surrender to the Patriots. They …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Ranking Shaun Suisham’s Five Walk-Off Field Goals

With last year’s 34-31 loss at Oakland seared into their memory, the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Raiders again Sunday. Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal as time ran out to give the Raiders the win in Week 3 last season. The 6’1”, 258-pound Janikowski has a leg like a sequoia and has kicked field …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Raiders Are a Fitting Halloween Opponent

The Pittsburgh Steelers sure are getting into the spirit of Halloween. First they hosted the Baltimore Ravens, a team named for a foreboding bird in American literature. The Steelers tricked the Ravens with the wildcat, and treated their fans to a win at Heinz Field. On Sunday, the Steelers visit the Oakland Raiders. What better …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Defeat Baltimore Ravens, But Still Have Some Work to Do on Defense

Did anyone else expect to see Ben Roethlisberger go all Jim Valvano and run across the Heinz Field turf desperately looking for Charlie Batch after Sunday’s game? Aren’t Batch and Roethlisberger supposed to engage in a minute-long bro hug whenever Shaun Suisham kicks a last-second field goal in a Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Baltimore …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Can Make Ravens’ Super Bowl Hangover Official with Week 7 Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the New York Jets last week puts more juice into the first Ravens Week of the 2013 season. Had the Steelers started 0-5, their only motivation Sunday would have been to stick their biggest rival with a loss that could come back to haunt them when they’re fighting for a …

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