8:24 AM EST, Thu December 01, 2022
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Being okay with the Steelers losing is not as easy as you think

Being okay with the Steelers losing is not as easy as you think

Jenna Watson/IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK The Steelers almost let one get away against the Colts on Monday Night Football. I wasn’t expecting that to aggravate me as much as it actually did. I’ve been a bit of a realist regarding the Steelers and their chances of being even moderately okay over the past two seasons. Why? I have eyes, that’s why. Therefore, I go into most games expecting mediocre play, anticipating sloppy football, and hoping for the best this young Steelers team can give me. Lower expectations, that’s the way to go when you’ve watched...
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NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Steelers start to move up in the rankings

NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Steelers start to move up in the rankings

IndyStar Staff-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers won their fourth game in Week 12, but it did little in improving their ranking on the latest Power Rankings. The Pittsburgh Steelers were winners in Week 12 of the 2022 regular season, beating the Indianapolis Colts in Lucas Oil Field. Through 11 weeks of the regular season it has been extremely difficult to gauge where the Steelers rank among their NFL peers. How far did the team rise after winning in Week 12? Based on this week’s NFL Power Rankings, not too far, but that isn’t say much considering where they...
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Steelers Injury Report: Jaylen Warren returns to practice on Wednesday

Steelers Injury Report: Jaylen Warren returns to practice on Wednesday

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ While one running back was unable to practice, another returned as a full participant. The Pittsburgh Steelers exited Monday night’s game with a victory as well as with some players dealing with some “bumps and bruises associated with play.” As the Steelers took the practice field for their first official day of preparation for the Atlanta Falcons, there were two players who did not participate while six were limited. In the first injury report of the week courtesy of the Steelers PR Department, 10 names start off on the list. ...
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James Pierre leads the Steelers defensive PFF grades

James Pierre leads the Steelers defensive PFF grades

IndyStar Staff-USA TODAY Sports In the grades provided by PFF from Week 11, Pierre had the second-best coverage grade of any cornerback in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers got back on the winning track by defeating the Indianapolis Colts 24-17 on Monday Night Football. The offense played strong in three of the four quarters as they bounced back in the fourth for the come-from-behind win. As for the defense, holding a team to zero yards in the first quarter got things started in the right way. But how did the individual players grade out? For this exercise, we will be...
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Steelers Burning Questions: Win as much as possible, or root for higher draft picks?

Steelers Burning Questions: Win as much as possible, or root for higher draft picks?

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team trying to navigate unchartered waters, but how do you, the fan, feel about the outcome of the The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12, and with the new week comes a new set of questions for Steelers fans to answer. Throughout the 3-7 start to the season, many fans of the black and gold are starting to see their confidence fluctuate heading deeper into the regular season. Even after a Week 1 overtime win vs. the Cincinnati Bengals, there were massive questions which...
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Report: Najee Harris abdominal injury not serious, status for Week 13 unknown

Report: Najee Harris abdominal injury not serious, status for Week 13 unknown

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Pittsburgh Steelers could have dodged a bullet as it pertains to Najee Harris’ abdominal injury. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been running the ball well since their Week 9 bye, and a large part of that has been the play of Najee Harris. After a slow start to the season, Harris has re-gained the form fans grew to expect from him as a rookie in 2021. What was the reason for the resurgence and bounce back play? Many assumed it was Harris finally getting back to form after suffering a foot injury during training camp, which at one point...
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3 & OUT: Wham runs and a rookie connection highlight the Steelers win over the Colts

3 & OUT: Wham runs and a rookie connection highlight the Steelers win over the Colts

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12, but how they won was almost as important as the end result. The Steelers defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-17 on Monday night in a game that was closer than it should have been. Here, in my 3 & Out column, I look at how smart run designs from Matt Canada and the Kenny Pickett-to-George Pickens connection helped overcome some self-inflicted wounds to earn the victory. Wham! The Steelers were incredibly balanced on offense against the Colts. They threw the ball 28 times for 174...
21 hours ago
2022 NFL Week 13: Steelers vs. Falcons

2022 NFL Week 13: Steelers vs. Falcons

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Steelers and Falcons are going head-to-head in Week 13. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons are preparing to go head-to-head in Week 13 of the 2022 regular season, and it pits the 4-7 Steelers vs. the 5-7 Falcons. These two teams have quite the one-sided history, with the Steelers holding a 14-2-1 overall record vs. Atlanta all-time. On top of that, the Steelers are 3-1-1 vs. the Falcons in their last five meetings. The Falcons are a team who found themselves in a very similar situation to the Steelers this past offseason. In...
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Kenny Pickett leads the Steelers offensive PFF grades

Kenny Pickett leads the Steelers offensive PFF grades

Photo by Justin Casterline/ In the grades provided by PFF, the Steelers young quarterback had one of the best scores at his position this week. The Pittsburgh Steelers got back on the winning track by defeating the Indianapolis Colts 24-17 on Monday Night Football. The offense played strong in three of the four quarters as they bounced back in the fourth for the come-from-behind win. As for the defense, holding a team to zero yards in the first quarter got things started in the right way. But how did the individual players grade out? For this exercise, we will be...
Nov 30, 2022
12 players mentioned by Mike Tomlin during Tuesday’s press conference

12 players mentioned by Mike Tomlin during Tuesday’s press conference

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers head coach held his weekly press conference with the Pittsburgh media ahead of their matchup with the Falcons. Less than a day after the Steelers defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football, head coach Mike Tomlin was back at the podium to speak with the media ahead of Week 13. Being fresh of the previous game, there were a lot of questions at the Mike Tomlin press conference on Tuesday. With many players discussed, it’s time for another players mentioned by Coach Tomlin during his media time. Remember these...
Nov 30, 2022
Steelers invite adversity in and then kick it out in win over the Colts

Steelers invite adversity in and then kick it out in win over the Colts

IndyStar Staff-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers controlled most of Monday’s game against the Colts. A few second-half lapses made the game competitive and even led to Pittsburgh trailing in the fourth quarter. Fortunately, the Steelers found a way to overcome adversity and earn their fourth win of 2022. In many ways, the Steelers' Monday Night Football matchup against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium was the most frustrating to sit through so far during the 2022 regular season. Pittsburgh dominated the first half about as thoroughly as it’s currently capable of amid...
Nov 29, 2022
BTSC Survivor Pool Update: Week 12 results

BTSC Survivor Pool Update: Week 12 results

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports All three contestants held on for another week. The Behind The Steel Curtain survivor pool is rolling along as each week those who make it through are one step closer to the prize. With four leagues completely filled with 100 entries, the fifth league finished with 35 participants. While technically there are 435 total entries, I have one entry in each league as the commissioner so there were 431 different contestants. Hundreds have entered, but only one can go home with the autographed Cam Heyward football. There were two different...
Nov 29, 2022
Steelers swap players on their practice squad heading into Week 13

Steelers swap players on their practice squad heading into Week 13

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Pittsburgh Steelers have made some adjustments on their 16-man practice squad. The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a 24-17 win on Monday Night Football vs. the Indianapolis Colts. While this was a great win, the prime time slot also means the team is now forced to work on a short week. This means less time for players to rest and recover from the previous game. Any players nursing an injury could find themselves not participating in the upcoming game. When it pertains to the NFL roster set up, every team’s 16-man practice squad is...
Nov 29, 2022
AFC North Recap: A good week for the division, except for one team

AFC North Recap: A good week for the division, except for one team

Photo by Dylan Buell/ There were three winners, and one loser, within the AFC North in Week 12. The twelfth 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. Cincinnati Bengals - 20Tennessee Titans - 16 This was a very good football game which isn’t getting a lot of coverage considering how the other games in the division played out, but the Bengals going on the road and beating the...
Nov 29, 2022
Steelers Week 12 snap counts show a team coming together

Steelers Week 12 snap counts show a team coming together

Photo by Justin Casterline/ It may be too little too late for this season, but the Steelers are starting to play good football. The Indianapolis Colts have an older, and more decorated roster than the Pittsburgh Steelers, but even with the Colts playing better under new Head Coach Jeff Saturday, the Steelers were the better team on Monday night. Offense It’s always good to have your offensive line and quarterback playing together consistently, and it has showed in how Kenny Pickett is looking more comfortable maneuvering the pocket and avoiding danger....