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Aaron Rodgers hates targeting, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dealing with the impacts of Hurricane Ian already and a former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is back in the NFL.

🏈 Steelers The Buccaneers are riding out Hurricane Ian in Miami this week, where the Dolphins have made their training facility available. Depending on the severity of the impact to Tampa, they may also be moving their game on Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, as well.

🏈 Steelers The Steelers are -57 in the offensive and defensive snap count margin, 174-231. The 231 defensive plays are the most through the first three games of any of the team’s seasons since the merger. And the -57 differential is the biggest difference in the first three games of any season since the merger.

🏈 Steelers According to Arjun Menon of Pro Football Focus, the Steelers offense has gone three-and-out at a 33% rate through the first three weeks of the season, which ranks second worst in the league, behind just the Chicago Bears. The Philadelphia Eagles have the best percentage in the NFL, going three-and-out at just a 6% rate. On defense, the Steelers are tied for 15th in the league in forced three-and-outs at 21%.

🏈 Steelers Heading into Week 4, the Steelers have a 1.3% chance to win the AFC North, according to ESPN Analytics. The Baltimore Ravens are projected to win the division with 58.8% odds.

🏈 Steelers Ben Roethlisberger discussed his journey to his faith in Christ with Tony Dungy on “Praise” on TBN. 

🏈 Steelers Hall of Famer Donnie Shell is being spotlighted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week.
🏈 Steelers Aaron Rodgers said he hates the college football targeting rule in an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.
🏈 Steelers Former Steelers running backs Jerome Bettis and Merril Hoge co-hosted the inaugural Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research golf outing at the Club at Nevillewood on Tuesday. Both Bettis and Hoge are members of the Board of Directors. The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research was founded in 2016, honoring the Steelers late Hall of Fame coach and his passion for player safety and concussion prevention.
🏈 Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick is one of just four safeties with a run defense grade of 70+ and a coverage grade of 70+ this season, according to Pro Football Focus. Fitzpatrick has an 83.8 coverage grade (2nd), 74.8 run defense grade (10th) and an 84.2 overall grade (2nd). 
🏈 Steelers Tuesday marked the anniversary of the Steelers’ first win in franchise history. Then known as the Pirates, Pittsburgh defeated the Chicago Cardinals, 14-13, on Sept. 27, 1933, at Forbes Field.

🏈 Steelers The Tennessee Titans signed former Steelers linebacker Joe Schobert to their practice squad. Schobert signed with the Denver Broncos on Aug. 15, but was released eight days later.

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🏈 Steelers The Steelers practice today at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex at 12:15 p.m. — Alan Saunders, Ed Thompson

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🏈 Steelers Cleveland Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett has shoulder and biceps strains, lacerations and bruises, but escaped serious injury from his car accident on Monday. His status for this Sunday against Atlanta is still unknown.

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