Steelers survive Palko-led Chiefs 13-9

The Steelers offense was awful. Maurkice Pouncey left the game with an illness. Troy Polamalu left the game with an injury. Lots of things went wrong in Kansas City tonight, but the Steelers managed to come away with a win against a Kansas City team lead by former Pitt QB Tyler Palko. Palko was putrid […]

Week 12: Steelers vs. Chiefs Preview

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are 5 things Steelers fans should be thankful for heading into this week’s game against the Chiefs: 5. Kansas City is 30th in the league in total DVOA.The Chiefs have performed 26.6% worse than an average team this year, worse than a couple of 2-8 teams (MIN and CAR) […]

4 players NFL fans should watch at the WPIAL Finals

Food, friends and family are the greatest parts of Thanksgiving, but football is probably number four for most sports fans.  While a great slate of NFL games on Thanksgiving is the highlight of the football weekend, my favorite part has always been the WPIAL football championships played at Heinz Field annually the day after Thanksgiving, […]

Your Second Team (This Post is Not About Sidney Crosby)

This idea is blasphemous to some sports fans, but I enjoy having a second team. We’re all Steeler fans, first and foremost, but there may actually be times this season or in seasons to come when the Steelers are not available to root for. We love football though, and it might come in handy to […]

Bye Week Review, Playoff Predictions

The Steelers have a bye this week, which is both terrible and awesome. It’s terrible because we don’t have a Steeler game to watch this Sunday. It’s awesome because it gives everyone a late-ish season chance to rest up and get healthy for the home stretch, plus we get a week to just sit back […]

AFC North Roundup: Flacco struggles, Browns botch winning FG

-B- Joe Flacco might look like Joe Montana when he plays the Steelers, but he is playing like Joe(y) Harrington against everybody else. Flacco threw the ball 52 times against Seattle yesterday. He only completed 29 of those passes and finished with a putrid 4.9 yards per attempt. Flacco continues to dump the ball off […]

Back in First Place. STEELERS WIN.

All right, there have been prettier wins. Fortunately, this is Pittsburgh and I don’t think anyone cares about being pretty as long as they get it done in the end. Last week, the defense didn’t make the plays it had to at the end of the game to win. This week, they did. The defense […]

Steelers survive late comeback by Bengals, win 24-17

Pittsburgh jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in this one and it looked like a blowout, but — as only the Steelers can do — they allowed the Bengals to climb back into the game before a William Gay interception late in the 4th quarter finally ended it.  Ben Roethlisberger was on fire early, […]

Week 10: Steelers vs. Bengals Preview

So, the preview is going to be shorter than usual this week. As luck would have it, I am in Cincinnati, playing in this chess tournament (if I run into any Bengals players, I’ll make sure to direct them to the nearest bar). Therefore, I don’t have as much time to write as I normally […]

Hopewell’s Rushel Shell breaks PA state rushing record

Not Steelers related, but we love WPIAL football… Hopewell senior RB and Pitt commit Rushel Shell broke Jeremiah Young’s PIAA rushing record tonight against Franklin Regional. Young (Steelton-Highspire) had 8,435 yards in his career, 3 ahead of the previous state career rushing record of 8,432 yards by East Stroudsburg’s James Mungro. Shell is possibly the […]

Jeff Reed back in Pittsburgh, attending Penguins games

In case you were wondering what former Steelers and 49ers kicker Jeff Reed was up to these days, he surfaced tonight at Consol Energy Center taking in the game between the Penguins and Dallas Stars. How do we know this? Reed and his friends were involved in some freak accident that occurred during the game. […]


The Steelers had a chance at redemption last night. As well as they’ve been playing lately, everyone still felt the sting of that Week 1 blowout. Coming off a dominant win over New England, the Steelers had a chance to really take their place atop the AFC. A win versus Baltimore would have taken care […]

Steelers’ defense falters late, Ravens win a 23-20 stunner

Joe Flacco had the ball and 92 yards of Heinz Field’s beat-up grass between him and a Ravens victory. Steeler fans were confident. So was Flacco.  Flacco dinked and dunked his way down the field like he had all night and Torrey Smith atoned for an earlier TD drop by pulling in a 26-yard TD […]

Week 9: Steelers vs. Ravens Statistical Preview

Looking at the title and seeing that you’re about to read a preview of the Steelers vs. the Ravens, I’m sure you’re thinking “He’ll probably use the phrase ‘physical, hard-nosed football’ about twenty times.” Well, you’re wrong. This will be all about the advanced stats and what they tell us about the matchup. For the […]