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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 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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5 ways Steelers can beat Patriots in 2015 season opener

Don’t count the Pittsburgh Steelers among those who were disappointed at Judge Richard M. Berman’s decision to lift Tom Brady’s suspension. The Steelers wanted Brady all along in the 2015 season opener, even though they’ve never beaten Brady at Gillette Stadium. “Our best against their best,” Cameron Heyward, one of the few Steelers defenders with a discernible …

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Packers vs. Steelers: 5 Takeaways from Pittsburgh’s 24-19 Preseason Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have to worry about a winless preseason. But they do have to worry about Maurkice Pouncey. The Steelers’ All-Pro center was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s 24-19 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pouncey broke a bone in his ankle and …

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Steelers vs. Jaguars: 6 Takeaways from Pittsburgh’s Second Preseason Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-2 in the 2015 preseason with Friday night’s 23-21 loss at Jacksonville. They won where it really counts, however, because they came out of the game with no significant injuries. The first-team offense needed just six plays to move the ball 80 yards on the game’s opening possession. Ben Roethlisberger’s …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Thumbs-Up, 3 Thumbs-Down Performances in 2015 Preseason Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Minnesota Vikings 14-3 Sunday night in the NFL Hall of Fame Game. Ultimately, no one will remember the score of the 2015 preseason opener. The game is meaningless in the standings, but for players who are fighting for a roster spot, the game meant everything. Here are three Steelers …

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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Burning Questions Heading Into Training Camp

This is the year. The year the Pittsburgh Steelers win their seventh Super Bowl? Well, not necessarily. Even though the Lombardi Trophy is always the standard in Pittsburgh and certainly not out of the realm of possibility this season, another bragging right is within more immediate reach. This could be the year the Steelers offense …

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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers 53-Man Roster Projection

It’s been a few years since Pittsburgh Steelers fans have had a reason to be this optimistic about the season. The Steelers reached the playoffs for the first time in three years in 2014, falling to the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC wild-card game at Heinz Field. The two previous times Ben Roethlisberger lost a …

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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers: Top 10 Draft Picks and Undrafted Free Agents

The NFL draft has become must-see TV for NFL fans. Their teams spend months scouting, studying film and interviewing players, and then hope the players they covet are available when it’s their turn to pick. Just like an actual game, the process can be an emotional roller coaster. All that drama doesn’t end when Mr. …

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