Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense4th104.2 (19th)273.8 (3rd)
Defense5th105.8 (9th)201.1 (7th)

Schedule

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Thu Aug 9
7:00 pm ET
@PHI
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Thu Aug 16
8:00 pm ET
@GB
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Sat Aug 25
4:00 pm ET
TEN
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Thu Aug 30
7:30 pm ET
CAR
Sun Sep 9
1:00 pm ET
CBS@CLE
Sun Sep 16
1:00 pm ET
CBSKC
Mon Sep 24
8:15 pm ET
ESPN@TB
Sun Sep 30
8:20 pm ET
NBCBAL
Sun Oct 7
1:00 pm ET
FOXATL
Sun Oct 14
1:00 pm ET
CBS@CIN
Sun Oct 28
1:00 pm ET
CBSCLE
Sun Nov 4
1:00 pm ET
CBS@BAL
Thu Nov 8
8:20 pm ET
NFLNCAR
Sun Nov 18
8:20 pm ET
NBC@JAC
Sun Nov 25
4:25 pm ET
CBS@DEN
Sun Dec 2
1:00 pm ET
CBSLAC
Sun Dec 9
8:20 pm ET
NBC@OAK
Sun Dec 16
4:25 pm ET
CBSNE
Sun Dec 23
4:25 pm ET
CBS@NO
Sun Dec 30
1:00 pm ET
CBSCIN

Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Pittsburgh13-3-06-0-0
Baltimore9-7-03-3-0
Cincinnati7-9-03-3-0
Cleveland0-16-00-6-0
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Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Favored for starting ILB job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matakevich (shoulder) is healthy and now the frontrunner to be starting ILB for the Steelers after OTAs, ESPN.com reports.

The Steelers signed Jon Bostic, who had 97 tackles (57 solo) for the Colts last season, but it's Matakevich who stole the show during offseason workouts. Matakevich played with an edge while showing off his football instincts, and that combination makes him the likely replacement for Ryan Shazier (spine). The 2016 seventh-round pick has never played more than 60 defensive snaps in a season, however, so a solid preseason will be needed to solidify his role.

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Steelers' Jaylen Samuels: Mimicking Bell in offseason practices
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samuels has been working in the Le'Veon Bell role since he was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 draft, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The coaching staff, from offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner to wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, praised Samuels' ability to handle a multitude of positions in the offense. Among them are halfback, split end. wildcat quarterback and H-back. Samuels was a jack of all trades in four years at North Carolina State, totaling 1,851 yards receiving, 1,107 yards on the ground, 84 passing yards and 48 touchdowns (one through the air). Bell will pick up the vast majority of the touches afforded Steelers running backs in 2018, but first he must report to Pittsburgh, either with his desired huge contract in hand or under the franchise tag. Until he does so, Samuels figures to get acclimated to a variety of areas of the playbook.

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Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster: Knee injury limits minicamp availability
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith-Schuster will participate only in individual drills during minicamp due to a left knee issue, but said he will be healthy for the start of training camp, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Coming off an impressive season in which he nabbed 58 of 79 targets for 917 yards and seven touchdowns, Smith-Schuster enters his sophomore campaign firmly entrenched as a starter. He started his career with a limited role behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant, but overtook Bryant in the pecking order. Bryant has since been shipped to the Raiders to clear any potential roadblocks. The Steelers did draft James Washington in the second round to provide an additional target for Ben Roethlisberger, but Brown and Smith-Schuster figure to get the most looks.

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