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O-R Sports reporter Dale Lolley gets you the insider scoop on the NFL.

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop. Dale can also be heard on the Steelers radio network pre-game show prior to every game. Follow him on Twitter at dlolleyor.

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Sep 2017

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Post Steelers vs. Bears thoughts

The Steelers aren’t playing good football right now.

We’ve known that for a few weeks, but it reared its ugly head in the terms of a loss Sunday at Chicago, 23-17, in overtime.

Offensively, they just aren’t a sum of their parts right now.

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Sep 2017

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Who I like, Steelers at Bears

The Steelers haven’t been especially impressive - at least offensively - in winning their first two games.

The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, showed that they can stand up to a top-notch football team in Week 1 against Atlanta before getting smoked last week in Tampa Bay.

But style points don’t really matter in the NFL. You don’t get into the postseason based on a ranking system. It’s all about wins and losses.

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Sep 2017

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Explaining Harrison’s inactivity for Steelers

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that James Harrison hasn’t been demoted as much as other players have passed him on the depth chart.

Tomlin was specifically talking about Anthony Chickillo, who was coming off a two-sack game in Cleveland.

The issue arose when right outside linebacker T.J. Watt suffered a groin injury in Sunday’s 26-9 win against Minnesota. Instead of using Harrison as Watt’s replacement, where he is listed second on the depth chart, Chickillo came into the game.

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Sep 2017

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Post Steelers vs. Vikings notes, thoughts

The Steelers played better on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings offensively in their 26-9 victory Sunday at Heinz Field. They made some plays down the field, ones they didn’t really make in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.

And they were able to grind out enough of a running game to win this game.

But they most certainly aren’t a finished product on that side of the ball.

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