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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger 'likely' to play vs. Bengals?

Roethlisberger practiced as a limited participant on Thursday and is "likely" to start against Cincinnati. 

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Steelers Injury Report: Ben Roethlisberger returns to practice on Thursday

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The Steelers quarterback returned in a limited role in the second practice of the week.

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued with their Week 3 preparation as they host the Cincinnati Bengals in the first AFC North matchup of the season. In the second injury report of the week courtesy of the Steelers PR department, one new player was added to the list while many others are holding steady.

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As is typically the case, Ben...

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Podcast: Getting acquainted with the Steelers’ Week 3 enemy, the Bengals

Learn about the Steelers upcoming opponent with the return of BTSC’s Know Your Enemy. Michael Beck and Geoffrey Benedict break down all the news you need to know surrounding the

It’s time once again to become a scout for the Steelers before their latest game. This time around the Steelers take on their long-time enemies, the fellow 1-1 Cincinnati Bengals, are the chief focus in the latest edition of Know Your Enemy. It’s the show where Michael Beck and Geoffrey Benedict break...

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Stifling the Bengals’ super sophomore is the Steelers key of the week

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Stopping Joe Burrow can win the Steelers this divisional game.

In the first two installments of the Steelers key of the week, we looked at a pair of receiving targets that could take games over by themselves. This week we look at the engine itself and how roughing up Joe Burrow (again) is how the Steelers can claim victory at Heinz Field. The first time the Pittsburgh Steelers battled against the Burrow led-Bengals they punished him with four...

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Despite how it may appear, the Steelers’ defense performed well against the Raiders

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Derek Carr thrived amidst tight coverage and good reads, not because of errant plays.

Fresh off of their 23-16 victory against the Bills in Buffalo, it felt as if the Steelers were already on top of the mountain. Consequently, a trip back home to Pittsburgh would culminate in a win against the Las Vegas Raiders, right?

Not so fast.

On Sunday, Jon Gruden got the better of his former assistant thanks to a 26-17 upstaging of the Steelers, improving to...

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Steelers Offense Already Facing Major Problems

The Pittsburgh Steelers are lucky to have split their first two games. Their defense overwhelmed Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills to score a road victory in their season opener.

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2021 Steelers Rookie Review: Week 2 Raiders Edition

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A weekly review of the 2021 Steelers rookies performances each week, based on personal observations.

The thrill of victory, followed by the agony of defeat. The Steelers Week 1 surprising victory over the Buffalo Bills had to feel like a dream sequence for the 8 rookies who actually dressed for the game. However, the "lived happily ever after" ending sure was short lived.

Sunday's disappointing follow up loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in the home...

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Podcast: On the line, are the Steelers even anywhere close to fine?

Matt Peverell breaks down the Steelers salary cap and player personnel situation every week in The War Room.

The Steelers run game and passing attack has a dynamic young runner and an aging future Hall of Famer respectively leading the way. But with their offensive line woes, Najee Harris has no holes in which to run and Ben Roethlisberger is running for his life. Is the line fine, or even in the same area code as fine? As always, BTSC’s Matt Peverell will attempt to discuss what...

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3 games to watch in Week 3 which give perspective on the Steelers future opponents

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There are several NFL games this week which will help get a better understanding of teams the Steelers face later in 2021

With the Pittsburgh Steelers continuing their season on Sunday, there will still be a multitude of games going on at the same time. When the smoke clears and Steelers Nation looks to see what else has gone on around the NFL in Week 3, there are a few matchups either between two teams the Steelers will face...

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Scouting Report: 1st downs will be critical for the Steelers offense vs. the Bengals

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will need to perform better on first downs offensively to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3.

The Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday in an AFC North clash that, while it’s early in the season, will give the winner at least a share of the division lead (all four teams are 1-1). Before we get to that game, though, let’s look back at an issue that plagued the offense in last week’s 26-17 home loss...

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Burning Questions: Intermediate and middle of the field Edition

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Bombs Away, or Dink and Dunk?

This isn’t something new, and in fact it’s something that drives me insane. Insane to the fact I find myself yelling at the TV while watching our beloved Pittsburgh Steelers play. I mean no one’s listening so why do I do it? Let me also tell you that it drives my wife nuts when I stand up right in front of a 65” inch television, sometimes blocking her view. She’s called the get back coach in my household, always...

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The Steelers appear to be lagging far behind the Browns and Ravens in the AFC North

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Are the Steelers in the same class as both the Browns and Ravens in the AFC North? It just doesn’t feel that way right now.

Something was going through my mind when everyone was mocking the Browns for blowing a double-digit lead and losing to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 1: doubt.

Doubt was going through my mind. Sure, I wanted to make fun of the Browns for being the Browns. I wanted to laugh at quarterback Baker Mayfield’s emotional...

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Bryan Anthony Davis

Podcast: Can using a FB give the Steelers the numbers they need in the running game?

The Oracle Dave Schofield shares his thoughts in the AM platform with the classic stats show with the Editor of BTSC.

There’s been so much discussion about what Mike Tomlin and the 2021 Steelers need to do to in the regular season and improving the running game was usually on the top of everybody’s minds. Despite great effort from Najee Harris, the running game is still not functioning properly. Could employing a fullback in the game plan help the run game and the numbers? Thank...

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Ben Roethlisberger Has No Choice But To Play Hurt

Pittsburgh Steelers fans know the end of the Ben Roethlisberger era is nearing. 2021 could be his final season and that means enjoying the ride he takes the team on this year.

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Ben Roethlisberger misses practice, leading to questions about injury

At 1-1 on the season, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are slated to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Pittsburgh just put up a stinker of a performance at home in a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders last week.

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Steelers Injury Report: Watt, Haden limited in practice Wednesday

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With some players limited with her injuries, Devin bush returned as a full participant.

The Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season both with their first defeat and with a number of mounting injuries. As the Steelers take the practice field for their first day of preparation for the Cincinnati Bengals, nine names were on the list although one was a full participant. In the first injury report of the week courtesy of the...

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Podcast: The Steelers are who we thought they were

In the spirit of brotherly love, siblings Dave and Rich Schofield break down all things surrounding the black-and-gold.

All offseason long, the entirety of Steeler Nation attempted to analyze the 2021 identity of the Men of Steel. Even though there were some that felt like the Steelers were a Super Bowl favorite, many thought that the Steelers were a possible playoff team having to travel a bumpy road to get there. After Week 2 of 2021, the Steelers may just be exactly who we think...

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How can the Steelers fix their offensive line problems?

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The problems are glaring, but can they be fixed?

Whenever you click on the comment section of a Pittsburgh Steelers related post these days, you are almost guaranteed to find a number of comments asking the team to fix its offensive line. If it were only as easy as the comments suggest we really wouldn't have to have this conversation. But this is the real world unfortunately, and things like this will take time. As a former collegiate offensive...

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5 former Steelers nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2022 class

The Steelers who are nominated span the last four decades.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the 122 modern-era players who have been nominated for enshrinement for 2022. Among the players are five with ties to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The #Steelers are well represented among the Modern Era nominees for the @ProFootballHOF Class of 2022. #PFHOF22

— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 22, 2021

Hines Ward has made it as far as a semifinalist in previous years. Ward...

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Power Rankings: Steelers fall out of the Top 10 heading into Week 3

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were a Top 10 team heading into Week 2, but have fallen out of the Top 10 after their Week 3 loss.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were not victorious in their home opener against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2, and the loss to Las Vegas has dropped them out of the Top 10, according to the latest Power Rankings.

These Power Rankings are something which should be taken with a grain of salt, but if nothing else they are good for some...

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