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Dave.Schofield

Steelers Injury Report: Nix, Williams, and Chickillo all ruled out against the 49ers on Sunday

No other Steelers are on the status report as all other players were full participants on Friday

After Friday’s practice, it seems all questions in regard to injuries have been answered. The only three players listed on the Steelers’ status report for Sunday’s games are Roosevelt Nix, Vince Williams, and Anthony Chickillo, all who have been ruled OUT for the game according to the Steelers PR Department.

With Williams ruled out for the game on Sunday, 2019 first round draft pick...

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Jeff.Hartman

A simple statistic that shows why the Steelers should feed James Conner vs. the 49ers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t utilized the running game much in 2019, but that should change in Week 3 — and here’s why.

Through two games of the 2019 regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have neglected the running game. In Week 1 vs. the New England Patriots, the team was playing from behind early, hence the measly 13 carries for Steelers ball carriers, one was Ben Roethlisberger. In Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks the Steelers...

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Dave.Schofield

Crunching the Numbers: The Steelers with Roethlisberger vs. without Roethlisberger

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Although Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season, history says the Steelers will still remain competitive

The 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers are no longer what fans were expecting coming into the season. With Ben Roethlisberger out for the season, it feels like a different team with different methods, and even different goals. In essence, it’s like the season has started over again. While some have written off the Steelers as having a...

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Jeff.Hartman

Maurkice Pouncey says Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow has been bothering him for years

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The Pittsburgh Steelers franchise quarterback hasn’t been dealing with his elbow for weeks, more like years.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost their franchise quarterback for the remainder of the 2019 regular season due to an undisclosed elbow injury. The injury will require surgery and will shelve Ben Roethlisberger on injured reserve for the first time in his career.

While the team gets acclimated with life without Roethlisberger, reports circulated...

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Anthony Defeo

No expectations are the new expectations for the Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger

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No Ben Roethlisberger? No expectations for the remainder of the Steelers 2019 regular season.

It’s funny what becomes the new normal in life and even in the sports world. If you would have told me two weeks ago that the Steelers would start out 0-2, lose quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the rest of the season, and then trade a future top pick away for the first time since 1967 in-order to acquire someone who wasn’t a veteran quarterback, I would...

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Jeff.Hartman

NFL Expert Picks: Experts predict the Mason Rudolph era gets off to a rocky start

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Do the experts see the Steelers getting their first win of the season when they travel to play the 49ers?

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell flat on their faces in Week 1 against the New England Patriots, and if you followed the expert picks for that game, most experts were spot on in their predictions. The picks were split in Week 2, but the Seattle Seahawks were able to squeak out a win at Heinz Field in Week 2.

Take that for what it’s...

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Dave.Schofield

Win 2 tickets to the Steelers-Bengals game on Monday Night

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The game is at Heinz Field on September 30th, and the contest is easy to enter

It’s time for yet another exciting Behind The Steel Curtain giveaway! For this contest, it might be our most exciting prize yet. This time contestants may enter for the chance to win two tickets to the Steelers next home game at Heinz Field on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 30 at 8:15 PM. This game will be the home debut of newly acquired...

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James Boyer

The 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers: An admitted optimist’s view of this new team

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There are pessimists, and there are optimists. Here is an optimist’s view of the 2019 Steelers.

I realize I’m a silver lining type of guy when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But, I truly think the Steelers will be more competitive and challenge for a wild card spot more than most are giving them a chance to do so.

Okay, you can stop laughing now.

Maybe my “hopeful” attitude extends from my youth, when, as a really little kid, Terry Bradshaw...

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Jeff.Hartman

Podcast: The new Pittsburgh Steelers season starts vs. the 49ers in Week 3

In the latest episode of “The Steelers Preview” show, we break down all the news you need to know surrounding the Black-and-gold from the week that was.

The 2019 season is upon us!! With the Pittsburgh Steelers now in the regular season, it is time to get back on the airwaves and discuss the Black-and-gold.

Take a look at the rundown for the latest episode of the BTSC podcast The Steelers Preview. On this show Jeff Hartman, Dave Schofield and Bryan Anthony Davis break down all things...

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Minkah Fitzpatrick will be a versatile weapon for the Steelers -- eventually

Fitzpatrick played nine positions in Miami. It's one reason he wanted a trade. The Steelers want his versatility, but right now that'll have to wait.

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Jeff.Hartman

Steelers News: Can Mason Rudolph duplicate the same success Ben Roethlisberger had in 2004?

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 3 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the San Francisco 49ers, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the season starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at whether Mason Rudolph could possibly duplicate the success Ben Roethlisberger experienced...

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Dave.Schofield

How to watch Steelers vs. 49ers: Time, TV Schedule, and game information

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All the information needed to watch or listen to the Steelers road game in San Francisco on Sunday

What a difference a week makes. Week 2 of the NFL season is now behind us and new challenges for Week 3 are on the horizon as the Pittsburgh Steelers head west to take on George Kittle, Kyle Shanahan, and the rest of the San Francisco 49ers. While the Steelers are staring down a 0-2 record, they face a 2-0 49ers team who have won their first two games by 14...

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As Dolphins keep making moves, suspicions grow in NFL circles

In addition to moving on from numerous veterans during the offseason, the Miami Dolphins have now traded two top players who were seemingly building blocks in offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.  These moves appear to have tripped the NFL’s alarm. The Tunsil trade involved numerous offers from the Houston Texans, with Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reporting the steps the two AFC teams took to finalizing the deal that sent Tunsil to Houston. The Texans’...

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Dave.Schofield

Steelers Injury Report: Haden still out Thursday but expects to play Sunday

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Vance McDonald and James Conner return as a full participants while Williams and Chickillo sit

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense may have a completely different look this Sunday not just because of the addition of Minkah Fitzpatrick, but because of the number of players whose status for the game has yet to be determined. In the second injury report of Week 3 courtesy of the Steelers PR department, six players were either limited or did not practice on...

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Jeff.Hartman

Kyle Shanahan discusses the unknown of facing the Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger

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The challenge of facing the Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger might be more difficult than you think.

Playing the Pittsburgh Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger should be an easier task for the San Francisco 49ers, right?

Maybe not.

In a recent conference call with Pittsburgh media, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was not only glowing of Ben Roethlisberger and all he has accomplished throughout his lengthy NFL career, but also the fact that playing the...

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Jeff.Hartman

Steelers fan confidence hits a new low heading into Week 3 vs. the 49ers

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After the Steelers lost to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2, and lost Ben Roethlisberger for the season, fan confidence in the black-and-gold is extremely low.

The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base can be fickle, but most of the time they are a very honest bunch. They want championships, and anything short of that is simply unacceptable. When things are going great, they are on top of the world, but when things go south fans are jumping off the bandwagon as if...

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Dave.Schofield

Steelers will depart on Saturday morning for San Francisco but stay on “East Coast” time

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Mike Tomlin is preparing for the teams first of two West Coast trips in 2019

It’s never an easy question. Traveling 2,600 miles and crossing over to other time zones is no small matter. With such a long trip, should the Steelers adjust their schedule in order to have more time to adapt to the West Coast, or should they keep it business as usual?

This was the question asked of Mike Tomlin in his press conference on Tuesday....

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How to clean up NFL pass interference mess

Yardbarker NFL writers Michael Tunison and Chris Mueller address some of the hottest issues in the league. This week's topic: What should be done about the state of pass interference penalties in the NFL? Mueller: If you, like me, are a masochist and enjoy participating in Twitter during nationally televised football games, you probably saw several angry tweets directed at Sean Payton and Saints fans during the Falcons-Eagles Sunday night tilt. At first, I did a double-take, and couldn’t...

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Dave.Schofield

Will Mason Rudolph bring back the play-action pass to the Steelers?

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Rudolph already has shown he can successfully use play action passes in his one half of play, but more importantly he has shown his willingness to pass when taking a snap from under center

It’s something the Steelers offense has been missing for a long time. For at least the last two seasons, the Steelers have run the least amount of play-action passes of any team in the NFL. With only 12% of their pass plays being on play action in 2018 and 11% in...

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Geoffrey Benedict

Film Room: 5 plays that show the Steelers were close to playing winning football vs. the Seahawks

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Looking at 5 plays that tell the story of Steelers v Seahawks.

“Quality football may be closer than it appears.”

Looking in the mirror at the Week 2 Steelers vs. Seahawks game it stood out to me how close the Steelers were to winning football. In a game that is often decided by a few plays, there were plenty of “almost” and “if only” moments in that game, any one of them could have turned the tide. Let’s look at some...

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