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October 16, 2019

Steelers' off week comes at perfect time during 'fragile state'

The Steelers secured a big Sunday night win over the Chargers, but the injuries keep piling up. Enter an off week and a date with the lowly Dolphins.

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October 15, 2019

Penguins' hot start: Small sample size or sustainable?

Despite a litany of injuries, the Penguins are off to a high-flying start. Can they keep it up?
October 10, 2019

Penguins scramble to replace Malkin; Letang struggles to start

The 2019-20 Penguins season is underway, and the injury bug has bit hard. What are the early impressions through the first week?
October 9, 2019

Duck season in Pittsburgh: Can Devlin Hodges keep Steelers afloat?

The Steelers are down to their 3rd quarterback entering a road Sunday Night Football matchup. Can Devlin "Duck" Hodges will Pittsburgh to a win?
October 4, 2019

Know your enemy: Ravens writer on rivalry with Steelers, game prediction

Baltimore Sun reporter Jonas Shaffer joins us to give the Ravens' perspective on Week 5's key divisional matchup with the Steelers
October 1, 2019

Steelers have a win, but is the performance sustainable?

The Steelers dipped into their bag of tricks to beat the Bengals on Monday Night Football, so do we think any different of them now that they have a win?
September 30, 2019

Clint Hurdle fired: Who could be next as Pirates manager?

The Pirates fired manager Clint Hurdle after a disastrous 2019 season. Who is willing to accept the responsibility of fixing the mess?
September 26, 2019

13 things we've learned as Penguins season opener approaches

Our Penguins insiders break down the Big 3's closing window, Brandon Tanev's presence and prospects to watch.
September 24, 2019

Steelers remain winless, James Conner disappears, and bold predictions

Our insiders look at the Steelers' loss in San Francisco and discuss if the offense or defense is more at fault.
September 19, 2019

Pirates postmortem: Trying to make sense of chaotic season

Pirates reporters Jason Mackey and Nubyjas Wilborn talk about the craziness surrounding Felipe Vazquez and other off-field incidents, any positives to take away from 2019 and look ahead to 2020.
September 18, 2019

Big Ben out, Minkah Fitzpatrick in: What does future hold for Steelers?

Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo look at the Steelers' whirlwind week as Ben Roethlisberger's season ends and Minkah Fitzpatrick arrives, all while the team tries to recover from an 0-2 start.
September 16, 2019

Steelers legend Dermontti Dawson on the loss of Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers' chances moving forward

Steelers legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer talks about the loss of Ben Roethlisberger, rallying around Mason Rudolph and his view of the team moving forward.
September 13, 2019

Pitt-Penn State: The 100th (final?) matchup in storied rivalry

Previewing the 100th meeting between Pitt and Penn State, remembering some classic moments and looking ahead.
September 10, 2019

Steelers crumble in New England, AB signs with Patriots and Seahawks loom

Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo look at what went wrong for the Steelers in New England, discuss the Antonio Brown conspiracy theories and preview Week 2 against the Seahawks.
September 6, 2019

Steelers-Patriots preview: Can Pittsburgh spoil a banner party in New England?

Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo analyze the Steelers' season opener against the Patriots and give their predictions.
September 5, 2019

Patriots-Steelers rivalry: Best and worst memories

Adam Bittner, Josh Axelrod and Ryan Winn discuss the 20-year rivalry between the Patriots and Steelers from their perspective -- the couch.
Episode 6

College football preview: Pitt, Penn State and national picture

Pitt writer John McGongial and Penn State writer Mike Persak join Adam Bittner to preview each team's season and look at the national landscape ahead of Week 1.
Episode 5

State of the Steelers: WRs emerging, James Conner's value and versatile defense

Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo take a look at the Steelers halfway through the preseason and discuss who's emerging and how the team will look when the games count.
Episode 4

Pitt football expectations with new-look offense and defense missing its star

Craig Meyer welcomes John McGonigal to the Pitt beat, and the two discuss expectations for the defending ACC Coastal champions heading into 2019.
Episode 3

Which Steelers have stood out in camp, and who to watch in preseason

Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo return home from training camp to discuss standout players and things to watch in the preseason.
Episode 2

Future of the Pirates after quiet trade deadline

Jason Mackey, Bill Brink and Nubyjas Wilborn discuss the Pirates' few deadline moves, why Felipe Vazquez is still here and their brawl memories.
Episode 1

Steelers open training camp; Penguins offseason review

Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo discuss what they're looking for as training camp begins, then Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo analyze the Penguins' offseason moves.
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