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Next Gen Stats show how dominant the Steelers were in Week 12

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 16-10 in Week 12, and if you didn’t watch the game you’d think it was a close contest. However, the Steelers dominated the game in every facet but one…the scoreboard. How dominant were the Steelers? The NFL’s Next Gen Stats paint the picture of how Pittsburgh’s individuals helped… read more

NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Who’s Trending Up or Down after Thanksgiving?

Welcome back to another edition of the Fans First Sports Power Rankings! Over the last two weeks, we took a deep dive into the AFC and NFC conferences individually, ranking each team against only their fellow conference opponents. The AFC has a massive middle class with no real separation at the top. It’s as wide… read more

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Ben Roethlisberger shares insight on Matt Canada the offensive coordinator

Last week, prior to the Week 12 road game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers did something they haven’t done in decades. They fired a coach mid-season. When news hit just over a week ago the team had terminated Matt Canada’s contract, the fan base was abuzz with excitement of what a Matt Canada-less… read more

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AFC North News and Notes: The two-horse race begins

Each week during the NFL season, I will be running through the top storylines from within the AFC North and giving my brief opinion on each matter that is discussed. Once the season gets into full swing, we oftentimes overlook many prevalent stories around the league, as we narrow our focus solely on our beloved… read more

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Minkah Fitzpatrick returns fully to Steelers practice on Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be back at Acrisure Stadium this Sunday after two-straight AFC North road games. As teams across the NFL are dealing with various injuries, the Steelers are once again hopeful to get an All-Pro player back this week after missing the last four games. In the first injury report this week courtesy… read more

Around the NFC South: Week 12

Bijan Robinson led the Atlanta Falcons to a 24-15 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Robinson finished the day with 123 total yards and two touchdowns. Desmond Ridder took back over as the Falcons starting quarterback and threw for 168 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in the win. Derek Carr threw… read more

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The Steelers upcoming schedule could be just what the offense needs

The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to get their offense headed in the right direction in Week 12 with their first regular-season game of gaining more than 400 yards in over two seasons. Although the Steelers saw a greater output in the yardage department, they were still lacking when it came to points scored despite securing the… read more

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AFC Playoff Picture: Plenty has changed heading into Week 13

The 2023 NFL regular season is officially in the back half, and that means it’s time to start taking a look at the playoff pictures for both the AFC and NFC. This becoming a weekly exercise will mean eventually the total numbers of teams represented on this list will start to decrease as they are… read more

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My Worthless 2 Cents After The Steelers Played The Bengals

The title “My Worthless 2 Cents” that I came up with isn’t one I feel I can take full credit for, but is a story in itself, so here it is. I was in the 8th grade at the time, and found myself tagging along with my older sister (a senior in high school), as… read more

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Report Card: Grading the Steelers after the win over the Bengals

There are times as an educator, something I was for 16 years, when you see that stack of quizzes or tests sitting on your desk and you just have to wait to grade them. Sometimes it is based on the fact you just haven’t carved out time to dive into the grading process, and other… read more


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