10 quick thoughts on Steelers/Ravens

I’m out of town doing some traveling this weekend, so I don’t have the time (or Internet access) to do a crazy preview post for today’s game, but here are 10 quick thoughts heading into the biggest game of the year.  1. I’ve got to think the biggest matchup of the game is going to […]

What happened to Roy Gerela before Super Bowl X?

An interesting email landed in our inbox this week from longtime Steelers fan Don Moore. Don attended Super Bowl X in 1976 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys in Miami. He had seats just behind the endzone and was watching the pregame warmups with he witnessed something very bizarre…here’s what happened: Curious if […]

Woodley out Sunday, Foote becomes leader

Lots of Steelers news on this first day of November. First, the bad news… -B- Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley is expected to miss Sunday’s game against Baltimore with a hamstring injury, sources tell the Post-Gazette. Even worse: he is likely to miss the following game against the Bengals. The Steelers will be without both of their […]

Tom Brady sucks. STEELERS WIN

The question has been asked for the better part of a decade: How do you beat Tom Brady? How do you keep his offense from scoring on every drive? The Steelers answered that question for us yesterday: Don’t let him touch the football. Right as the game started, Ben basically challenged Brady to a shootout. […]

Steelers defeat Patriots 25-17

It came down to the bitter end, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally beaten a Tom Brady-led Patriots squad for the first time since 2004.  The final was 25-17, but the Steelers dominated play much more than the score indicated. Pittsburgh outgained New England 427-213. Brady only threw for 198 yards. The Patriots went 3/10 […]

Week 8: Steelers vs. Patriots Statistical Preview

Here it is: the Steelers’ biggest test of the year: a date with the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. There’s only one way to preview this, Robin: to the stat-cave! First, here’s a recap of last week’s win over the Cardinals. There are two links below: the Advanced NFL Stats win probability graph/box score […]

Roethlisberger spreading the ball around more in 2011

One of the more exciting things to watch in Pittsburgh over the last three seasons has been the growth and development of a young, dynamic receiving corps. The Steelers have hit home runs with Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders in the mid-late rounds of the NFL draft. With Hines Ward aging and Santonio […]

If Only It Were 2007… STEELERS WIN

Late afternoon games suck. Not only was the general Pittsburgh viewing area subjected to Cleveland’s high-flying 6-3 win over Seattle, but by the time it was over you were so disillusioned with football that you almost weren’t interested in the Steeler game. But let’s be real, it’s a Steeler game, and all Steeler games are […]

Ravens fall to Jaguars, open door for Steelers

The Steelers were at home resting last night, but they still came away with a big victory. The lowly Jacksonville Jaguars pulled of a miraclous win at home over the Baltimore Ravens. The Jaguars didn’t score a touchdown, completed only 9 passes and fumbled the ball 4 times…..yet the Ravens could only muster 7 points […]

Week 7: Steelers vs. Cardinals Statistical Preview

Time for a preview of today’s game in Arizona using all the advanced statistics I can find. First, here’s a recap of last week’s win over Jacksonville. There are two links below: the Advanced NFL Stats win probability graph/box score and QuantCoach’s coaching stats for the week. Steelers 17, Jaguars 13Coaching Stats Ben Roethlisberger led […]

Steelers place Aaron Smith on injured reserve; career likely over

I kind of figured this was going to happen shortly, but it is sad nonetheless: the Steelers placed longtime DE Aaron Smith on injured reserve today, ending his 2011 season and mosty likely his career.  Smith had sat out the last 2 games with a foot injury and has had injury issues the last three […]

Troy Polamalu fined $10,000 for using a cell phone during a game

Bizarre yet not totally unexpected news this afternoon: Troy Polamlu was fined by the NFL for using a cell phone during last Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Polamalu was seen on CBS talking on a cell phone after he sustained a head injury. Polamalu said he was calling his wife to let her know […]

Video: ESPN’s Rick Reilly on Aliquippa PA football

ESPN ran this great piece on Aliquippa before this past Monday’s Jets/Dolphins games. Aliquippa, despite all its hardships, is one of the best football towns on the planet and it is always nice to see the Quips get some well deserved recognition.  It’s shocking to think that two of the best cornerbacks in my lifetime […]