9:33 AM EDT, Tue September 19, 2017
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Steelers Stock Report: Whose stock is rising or falling after the team’s win over the Vikings

Steelers Stock Report: Whose stock is rising or falling after the team’s win over the Vikings

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0 and it’s time to check the market to see whose stock is rising or falling after Week 2. Following a strange, almost frustrating 26-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0. That means the Steelers are right where they were expected to be, at least according to the vast majority of the football-cognizant populace. Let’s take a gander at some of the particulars: The Front Seven - Stock Up The Steelers, following a seven-sack performance against the Browns in Week 1, swore fealty to the blitz yet again in Week 2. The Vikings...
1 hour ago
Steelers vs. Vikings Week 2: Grading the Steelers after their Week 2 win over Minnesota

Steelers vs. Vikings Week 2: Grading the Steelers after their Week 2 win over Minnesota

BTSC doles out grades for the Steelers 26-9 win over Minnesota The Steelers improved to 2-0 with a nice 26-9 victory over the Vikings of Minnesota Sunday. As always, the faculty and staff at BTSC take a red pen to the effort. So stick here to see our grades because there definitely are more smiley-face stickers than the dreaded red X. Offense: A- The game plan seemed much more inspired than last week. Mike Zimmer defenses play the Steelers tough, but Todd Haley and the Steelers responded. Stats are jaded here due to the 70-plus pass interference yards that likely would have been catches...
2 hours ago
Podcast: More questions arise as the Steelers continue to win

Podcast: More questions arise as the Steelers continue to win

As the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to win football games, more questions arise for the Black-and-gold. We discuss on the latest episode of “Fact or Fiction.” The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0 and you literally cannot do better than that at this juncture of the season. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of questions to be discussed and answered, as the team heads into their Week 3 matchup against the Chicago Bears. Check out the latest episode of the BTSC podcast Fact or Fiction with hosts Zach Parnes and Brian Hamlin as they run down all things Black-and-gold related. Here is...
4 hours ago
Steelers News: Martavis Bryant and Le’Veon Bell exemplify the team’s overall offense

Steelers News: Martavis Bryant and Le’Veon Bell exemplify the team’s overall offense

Brimming with potential, the Steelers are slowly rounding into form after two weeks of regular-season play. Must be nice to have the luxury that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has. You know, the opportunity for players who still haven’t reached their potential—likely due to lack of preseason repetitions—to gradually round into shape while the team is still winning. Fans may bemoan the offense’s lack of consistency, but the team has back-to-back victories under their belts to start the regular season. The offense is starting to take shape, and the same can be said for two...
18 hours ago
AFC North Standings: Ravens and Steelers stay perfect as Bengals and Browns plummet

AFC North Standings: Ravens and Steelers stay perfect as Bengals and Browns plummet

Time to recap what’s going on inside the wild and crazy AFC North. Just when you thought the tides might be starting to turn in the AFC North, all is right with the world again...at least for now. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are both 2-0 and on a crash course for a head-to-head matchup in Week 4. At the same time, the Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 in two home games and haven’t scored a touchdown yet this season. The Cleveland Browns also are 0-2, but at least they’ve scored a couple of touchdowns. It’s time to recap what was going on outside the Steel City in the AFC...
19 hours ago
The Steelers slow start could be just what the doctor ordered

The Steelers slow start could be just what the doctor ordered

Believe it or not, but the Steelers not coming out of the gate guns blazing could actually be a blessing in disguise. The Pittsburgh Steelers are brimming with potential, especially on the offensive side of the football, but after two weeks of NFL action there is certainly a lot left to be desired on both sides of the football. The offense just doesn’t seem in rhythm, and the defense, although impressive, is leaving some plays on the field. In other words, the team still has a lot of room for improvement on all fronts. Fans are frustrated, especially with the offense, and rightfully...
21 hours ago
Steelers offense still a work-in-progress after 26-9 romp over the Vikings

Steelers offense still a work-in-progress after 26-9 romp over the Vikings

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense remains a work-in-progress, yet they are still undefeated. Ugly wins are trending right now in the NFL. Don’t buy that? Well Sunday’s 26-9 Steelers win over the Minnesota Vikings might be considered ugly, in terms of the end result. Hours before the game, Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford, who came off a career game the prior week at home vs. New Orleans, was placed on the inactive list due to an injury of his left knee. That meant Case Keenum was thrown into battle, hurting the Vikes plans, and it showed as the norsemen could only muster 2 scoring...
Sep 18, 2017
Steelers dominant defensive performance shouldn’t be downplayed due to Case Keenum

Steelers dominant defensive performance shouldn’t be downplayed due to Case Keenum

The Steelers’ defense got a huge break when quarterback Sam Bradford was ruled out of Week 2 with an injury. But that didn’t stop them from doing exactly what they planned against backup Case Keenum—Dominate. I had the good fortune to attend the Steelers Week 2 matchup against the Vikings at Heinz Field on Sunday. On my way to the stadium, I learned that Sam Bradford would miss the game due to a knee injury. I must admit, I never thought I'd see so many people relieved that the 8-year quarterback, and former first-overall draft pick, would be out of action. When I discovered Case...
Sep 18, 2017
Steelers vs. Vikings Week 2: Knee-jerk reactions after Pittsburgh’s latest victory

Steelers vs. Vikings Week 2: Knee-jerk reactions after Pittsburgh’s latest victory

With little thought or analysis, one BTSC writer offers his initial reactions to Pittsburgh's Week 2 win over Minnesota The Steelers beat the MinnyVikes at home in their season opener by the score of 26-9, but if you look at the stats, you might think the Steelers weren't as impressive as they actually were. I'm not going to type this twice, but I should, the spirit of the knee-jerk-reaction article is to express my gut reactions without true analysis and fact checking. So, I’ll shoot first and apologize later, but here are the nuggets that immediately appeared in my head: It might not...
Sep 18, 2017
Podcast: Steelers moving in the right direction after Week 2 win

Podcast: Steelers moving in the right direction after Week 2 win

The BTSC podcast “Steelers Final Score” returned Sunday night to talk about the team’s latest Week 2 win over the Vikings. Join Bryan Davis and Anthony Defeo from BTSC for the post game extravaganza known as "Steelers Final Score". The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings in their home opener 26-9, and SFS will break down all of the highs, and lows, from the game. Check out a rundown of the show: - Knee Jerk Reactions - Grades: Varsity Letters and JV - Game Balls - and MUCH MORE! If you missed the live show, you can hear it in a multitude of ways. You can hear it...
Sep 18, 2017
Steelers take to Twitter to celebrate their Week 2 win over the Vikings

Steelers take to Twitter to celebrate their Week 2 win over the Vikings

The Pittsburgh Steelers were successful in keeping their record perfect in Week 2, and it’s time to check out what players were saying on social media following the game. Week 2 is now in the rear-view mirror, and the Pittsburgh Steelers move ahead with a spotless record. After beating the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the 2017 NFL regular season, the Steelers had plenty to celebrate in their 26-9 win over their NFC North opponents. While staying ‘perfect’, check out what current and former players had to say about the victory on social media. (Editor’s Note: This article may be...
Sep 17, 2017
Podcast: 'Steelers Final Score' returns tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST

Podcast: 'Steelers Final Score' returns tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST

Join BTSC for post game reaction after Steelers home opening win over the Vikings Join Bryan Davis and Anthony Defeo from BTSC for the post game extravaganza known as "Steelers Final Score". The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings in their home opener 26-9, and SFS will break down all of the highs, and lows, from the game. Check out a rundown of the show: - Knee Jerk Reactions - Grades: Varsity Letters and JV - Game Balls - and MUCH MORE! You can listen to the show live by logging onto our BlogTalkRadio page at 9 p.m. EST, but WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What did you think...
Sep 17, 2017
T.J. Watt Injury: Steelers rookie doesn’t believe groin injury is serious

T.J. Watt Injury: Steelers rookie doesn’t believe groin injury is serious

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost outside linebacker T.J. Watt to a groin injury, and fortunately the rookie doesn’t feel it isn’t serious. The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the 2017 NFL regular season, and as great as that news is, not all news was positive coming out of the Steelers’ camp following the game. One of the biggest disappointments after the game was the groin injury to rookie linebacker T.J. Watt. After the game, Mike Tomlin was vague about the injury, but when Jeremy Fowler of ESPN talked to Watt following the game, the rookie...
Sep 17, 2017
On emotional day, Steelers give game ball to Art Rooney II in memory of his late father

On emotional day, Steelers give game ball to Art Rooney II in memory of his late father

The Pittsburgh Steelers did more than just play a football game Sunday, they remembered the patriarch of their franchise. For the team and their fans, Sunday was an emotional day for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before the game the team showed a touching tribute for the late Mr. Dan Rooney on the jumbotron, and the entire fan base had a heavy heart considering it was the first regular season game at Heinz Field where Dan Rooney wasn’t a part of it in some way. With that said, after the 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings, the team gave the game ball to Art Rooney II, who will give the...
Sep 17, 2017
Steelers vs. Vikings Week 2: 5 Winners and 3 Losers after the Steelers 26-9 win over the Vikings

Steelers vs. Vikings Week 2: 5 Winners and 3 Losers after the Steelers 26-9 win over the Vikings

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 2-0 after their Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Time to take a look at who were ‘Winners’, and who were ‘Losers’. After a game there are players who impress, and some who disappoint. This is where our weekly “Winners and Losers” column was born. Sometimes being labeled a loser is a bit harsh, but ultimately there are players every game who simply aren’t up to “the standard”. Time to diagnose who falls into which category for the Pittsburgh Steelers after the team’s Week 2 game against the Minnesota Vikings. WINNERS Martavis...