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Steelers 2-Minute Drill: Steelers on pace to crush most-penalty-yards record

In the edition of Neal Coolong's 2-Minute Drill, he explains why the Pittsburgh Steelers are on pace to shatter the NFL record for most penalty yards in a season.

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In the latest edition of the Steelers 2-Minute Drill, BTSC editor Neal Coolong discusses the ongoing penalty issue with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This isn't just a one-game issue, but a year-long trend that could lead to the team breaking the NFL record for most penalty yardage in a season, a mark that's currently held by the 2011 Oakland Raiders with 1,385 penalty yards.

As pointed out by Coolong, this team is on a pace to not just outstrip the Raiders in penalty yardage, but to shatter the record.

The in-game penalties aren't necessarily the chief concern, but the penalties outside of the game (taunting, unsportsmanlike conduct, false starts, etc.) are absolutely hindering this team from winning football games.

The Steelers have a lot of season left after finishing up the first quarter of the NFL season. Standing at 2-2, the penalties are just one of many concerns this team has going forward.

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