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Jeff.Hartman

Steelers injury list grows heading into uncertain Week 4 game

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ were injury free heading into Week 3, but that isn’t the case heading into Week 4.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans are slated to face off against one another in Nashville in Week 4, but a recent outbreak in the Titans organization has put things on hold. Despite three players and five personnel testing positive for COVID-19, the NFL has told Mike Tomlin and company to proceed as planned until further notice.

That...

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Dave.Schofield

BTSC Survivor Pool Update: Week 3 results

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Less than a third of contestants remain only three weeks into the 2020 NFL season.

The Behind The Steel Curtain survivor pool continued on in Week 3 as the choices get a little tougher as teams begin to get used up. With almost every contestant who made a choice last week moving through, there was bound to be an upset to knock a few people out. While technically there were 355 total entries, I have one entry in each league as the...

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Bryan Anthony Davis

Podcast: Halloween Heaven against the undefeated Patriots

Bryan Anthony Davis and Tony Defeo take a look back into Steelers lore in the BTSC family of podcasts. Check out the latest episode of our newest offering. the “Steelers Retro Show“.

As we jump in to the BTSC Delorean for a trip to a happy yesteryear in Steeler Nation, I set the time circuits for Halloween of 2004. We head back to a time when America was still reeling from the brief resurrection of the Seaver Family to network television in a Growing Pains movie, “The Return of the...

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Jeff.Hartman

Power Rankings: Steelers solidify themselves at a top tier team

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The Steelers continue to rise up the rankings after their 28-21 victory over the Texans.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, along with the rest of the NFL, are coming off the third week of a journey which has never been done in the history of the game. Playing games amidst a global pandemic.

The league has done tremendous work with protocols and adjustments to make sure this season goes off without a hitch, and while many didn’t think it was possible, here we are...

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Jeff.Hartman

AFC North Recap: The Steelers sit alone atop the division heading into Week 4

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are the lone undefeated team in the AFC North heading into Week 4.

The third week of NFL football is behind us, and it was quite the week in the AFC North division. With that said, it is time to see how the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns all did in the week that was.

Time to take a look...

Pittsburgh Steelers - 28
Houston Texans - 21

The Steelers victory on Sunday at Heinz Field...

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Jeff.Hartman

Mike Tomlin’s weekly press conference postponed due to uncertainty surrounding Week 4

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Mike Tomlin’s weekly press conference has been postponed as the NFL figures out how to move forward in Week 4.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are left in a holding pattern as they approach Week 4. In what was slated to be a big game between the Steelers and Tennessee Titans, two 3-0 teams, has now turned into a wait and see game.

After it become known the Titans had several players and personnel test positive for COVID-19, the NFL is weighing their options...

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Bryan Anthony Davis

Podcast: The 2020 Steelers have the knack for winning nervously

In the latest episode of “Steelers Hangover” show, Bryan Anthony Davis and Tony Defeo look at the Steelers season and how their Week 3 win was full of anxiety.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have to start paying fan‘s co-pays for anxiety medication after another nervous victory. Sure the Steelers beat the Houston Texans 28-21 in Week 3, but Deshaun Watson and his Texans led the Steelers most of the way on Sunday. This is the subject that will be discussed on the latest episode of...

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Dave.Schofield

NFL Week 4 Betting Preview: Steelers currently a 1.5-point favorite against the Titans

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The Steelers are a slight favorite on the road against the undefeated Tennessee Titans

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to open the season 4-0 for the first time since the 1979 season as they travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans. With the Titans also entering the game at 3-0, both teams are looking for a signature win early in the season as the combined record of their opponents thus far is 1-17. But as Coach Tomlin has stated before,...

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Dave.Schofield

Possible scenarios if the NFL has to adjust the Steelers vs. Titans game

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With the uncertainty as to whether or not the Titans can prepare for a game on Sunday, what scenarios could the NFL be looking at when it comes to the scheduled Week 3 game?

It was bound to happen eventually. An apparent Covid outbreak has arisen following one of the NFL’s Week2 games and it just so happens to affect the Pittsburgh Steelers for their upcoming matchup. The Tennessee Titans have had several players and team personnel test positive for...

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Jeff.Hartman

Titans have several players and personnel test positive for COVID-19 prior to Week 4

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 4 opponent is having to deal with positive COVID-19 tests leading up to the game Sunday.

The 3-0 Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play the 3-0 Tennessee Titans in Week 4 in Nashville, and there is a new story line which has now developed prior to the game. The story line would be none other than COVID-19.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Titans had three players and five new personnel test positive for...

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Shannon White

Stock Report: See whose stock is rising and falling after Week 3

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Discussing which Steelers players or positions are trending up, trending down, or simply treading water.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Steelers Stock Report of the 2020 NFL season: Houston Texans edition. I have been granted the distinguished opportunity to attempt to determine which direction individual players, or units, are trending after each weekly matchup, to the best of my ability.

I will attempt to make each determination without the use...

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Michael_Beck

Should the Steelers consider a reunion with fullback Roosevelt Nix?

With Derek Watt sidelined for a number of Weeks should the Steelers turn to an old friend

Pittsburgh Steelers fullback and special teams ace, Derek Watt has been sidelined with a hamstring injury which is believed to hold him off the game day lineup for a number of weeks. If the Steelers decide to place Watt on the three week injured reserve the organization will have another roster spot andante some big shoes to fill.

#Steelers FB Derek Watt suffered a Grade 2 hamstring pull, source said,...

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Bryan Anthony Davis

Podcast: It’s all about the Benjamin

In the latest podcast on the BTSC family of podcasts, we talk about some burning topics surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers and their 3-0 start.

The Pittsburgh Steelers took their time in taking the lead for good against Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans at Heinz Field on Sunday. But the big win aside, the game marked the end of the frequent inquiry of “Is Ben Roethlisberger back?”. Join BTSC Deputy Editor Michael Beck as he takes you through the ins-and-outs of the Steelers victory on...

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Jeff.Hartman

Troy Polamalu pens a beautiful thank you after his announced induction into the Steelers Hall of Honor

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The Pittsburgh Steelers safety leaves fans with a beautiful essay on what it means to be a Steeler.

Troy Polamalu is a different type of football player. He breaks almost every mold and stereotype stamped onto the forehead of every player who has ever graced the National Football League.

While some bang on their chest and point to the name on the back of their jerseys, Polamalu would pray and do the sign of the cross after every play.

When players...

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Jeff.Hartman

While the Steelers hope for fans in October, Titans plan on having fans in seats in Week 4

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are speaking with the state of Pennsylvania in hopes of getting fans in seats in October and beyond.

The NFL certainly has a different look to in 2020. Not only are coaches and sideline personnel masked up, but almost all NFL stadiums are vacant. It has resulted in fake crowd noise on the television, and awkward moments with players telling the fans to “get loud” with their arms, only to have silence ensue.

Some teams, like the...

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Jeff.Hartman

Ravens vs. Chiefs: Monday Night Football open thread

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AFC football in prime time to finish out Week 3!

It is hard to believe, and some might still struggle with it, but NFL football is back in full swing!

It wasn’t always certain there would be a return of America’s favorite game, but here we are, finishing up Week 3 with another Monday Night Football game between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.

While this isn’t the first NFL game of the 2020 season, our new commenting system remains a work...

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Anthony Defeo

Taking the time to honor the legendary Gale Sayers

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Honoring a legend: Gale Sayers

Shoot and gosh darn it. I really wanted to do it. I even put it in my notes for my weekly solo podcast on Saturday, Steelers Brunch with Tony.

What was it that I wanted to do? I wanted to end my show by paying tribute to legendary Bears running back, Gale Sayers, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77. Unfortunately, I had so many other things to talk about with regards to the current state of the Pittsburgh Steelers,...

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Jeff.Hartman

Post-Game Sound: Hear from Steelers coaches and players after the Week 3 win

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were winners in Week 3 of the NFL regular season. Take a look and listen to what was said after the game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were winners in the third week of the regular season after a 28-21 win over the Houston Texans in Week 3.

After the game, there was plenty of video/audio to take in via Zoom. Here at BTSC we try to gather as much information as possible for those fans who might not be on social media and see this on a...

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Dave.Schofield

Ben Roethlisberger’s all-time Steelers records continue to stack up

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After setting the Steelers’ regular-season games played mark on Sunday, Roethlisberger holds a lot of Steelers’ records he has established over the years.

Ben Roethlisberger had a big day on Sunday. Not only did he lead the Steelers to a come-from-behind 28-21 victory over the Houston Texans, he appeared in his 221st regular season-game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The significance of Sunday’s game is because Roethlisberger passed Hall of Fame...

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Michael_Beck

The 2020 season is about to ramp up for the Pittsburgh Steelers

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After three soft opponents to start the season the Steelers are facing the toughest stretch of their season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have exploded out of the gate with a perfect 3-0 record, but when you look back at the first three opponents you will notice they are a combined 0-9. The quality of opponent is about to rapidly ramp up for the Steelers and it all starts this week when they head down to Nashville.

The Tennessee Titans are also a perfect 3-0...

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