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Titans vs. Steelers: News and updates leading into Week 1

Steelers inactives vs Titans

The Steelers have released the names of the seven players who will not dress for the season opener against the Titans.

5 Reasons the Steelers will beat the Titans

The Steelers haven't lost a home opener in a decade, and they have a steep advantage at the most important position of the game. But there are more reasons why the Steelers will win their Week 1 game vs. the Titans.

Which Titans player should concern the Steelers?

Running back Chris Johnson likely heads the list of players the Steelers should worry about in their Week 1 match-up with the Tennessee Titans.

'A healthy Polamalu is hell for opposing teams'

The Steelers hold teams to nearly five points a game less when Polamalu starts. He's tortured the Titans since 2009, making highlight-worthy plays in multiple games. Polamalu will lead the Steelers against Tennessee in the season opener Sunday.

Keep an eye on Mr. Special Teams, Kion Wilson

BTSC's Dale Grdnic spoke with Steelers special teams ace Kion Wilson, who will be in all four areas of the Steelers' special teams units Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Steelers vs Titans: Time to send a message is now

After last night’s Debacle in Denver where the reigning SB Champion Baltimore Ravens were humiliated on national TV by the Denver Broncos 49-27, it became quite clear the Steelers need to deliver a message in their game against the Titans.

Veteran Roethlisberger needs young line to step up

Ben Roethlisberger has been known as a great playmaker during his stellar career. However, he's also experienced many bumps and bruises along the way. Now, at 31, the franchise quarterback needs the Steelers young offensive line to step up and gel.

Steelers Injury Report: Johnson, Jones probable

Fullback Will Johnson (hamstring) and OLB Jarvis Jones are listed as probable on the Steelers' most recent injury report. Le'Veon Bell is out and Heath Miller is doubtful.

Shamarko Thomas knows his keys are key

The hard-hitting safety is confident he can make plays in the run game if he reads the keys of the Titans offense - which contains one of the biggest playmaking threats in the NFL.

Tomlin predicted Harbaugh's concern

In March, Mike Tomlin took a stance against the read-option offense, and challenged the resolve of their opponents. His comments have come to fruition with Jim Harbaugh, whose 49ers used the system to reach the Super Bowl.

How first-time QBs fare against LeBeau's defenses

While LeBeau has pretty much annihilated rookie quarterbacks, quarterbacks playing their first games against Dick LeBeau's Steelers defenses...haven't really fared a whole lot better.

Steelers defense prepared to carry the weight

The Steelers defense is on the verge of a return to the kind of unit that led the league in total defense and sacks, and was in the top five in takeaways. The road to those statistical achievements begins Sunday against Tennessee.

Steelers vs. Titans: What to expect from Ben

Ben Roethlisberger stands in front of his ninth season with the Steelers. What can be expected of Big Ben in Pittsburgh's season-opener against the Titans?

The Standard is The Standard - Episode 1

The Steelers are taking on the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, and Neal Coolong and Lance Williams are talking about the game, as well as the league opener Thursday between Baltimore and Denver.

Watch Polamalu vs Titans

During Polamalu's illustrious career, the Steelers have opened the regular season against the Titans twice. In those games, Polamalu recorded interceptions. In those years, the Steelers won the Super Bowl.

Antonio Brown seeks to extend TD streak

The Steelers will be looking for their offense to return to their touchdown-scoring ways during the regular season. Antonio Brown will be doing his part to make it happen.

Stage is set for Jarvis Jones

Images of Jarvis Jones leaving a preseason stadium on a stretcher left many to believe his debut would be undoubtedly delayed. Jones is doing what is necessary to prove he healthy enough to play now.

Will Johnson may sit vs Titans

Will Johnson's nagging hamstring isn't considered a serious injury, but it continues to limit him in practice a week after suffering the injury and may keep him out of the Steelers' first game.

Defense giving Steelers more takeaways

Despite being ranked among the best defenses in the league every year, the Steelers are often dismissed for a lack of takeaways. In 2013, they are trying to make their weakness another strength.

DeCastro 'feels prepared' for Week 1 vs. Titans

The Steelers have their 2012 first round pick starting in his first regular season-opening game Sunday agaisnt the Tennessee Titans. Unlike last season, when he was thrown into the mix in Week 15, he's prepared.

Sturdy, short-burst chaos will be on display

Steelers running back Isaac Redman may not be the most talented player on the field, but he's going to give everything he has in his opportunity against the Titans.

Terence Garvin hits a Steelers trifecta

The undrafted rookie went from roster cut to roster addition, including a brief layover in Practice Squad Land, highlighting an eventful 72 hours.

5 Questions with Music City Miracles

Music City Miracles editor Jimmy Morris answers five questions about the Titans in wake of the regular season opener between Tennessee and Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

Which Titans player do you want on the Steelers?

Mike Munchak must like his offensive linemen. He's got a potentially outstanding one in Chance Warmack.

Green returns to Steelers scout team

As the regular season creeps ever closer, the Steelers continue to do their due diligence in fielding the best possible team both on gamedays and for practice.

Jarvis Jones once scored 20 on Blake Griffin

Athletes are athletes, and the Steelers are looking for the uber-athletic Jarvis Jones to make plays against the Titans in Week 1.

Beachum will continue as situational tight end

The Steelers elected to go with five tight ends on the roster. Matt Spaeth was placed on the IR-designated to return list Tuesday, but his spot was filled with OLB Terence Garvin. Some of the reason may be because Kelvin Beachum can play TE.

Tomlin concerned with Locker's mobility

Any quarterback who can - and perhaps more importantly, will - scramble for yards is enough to make a coach a bit concerned. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has that concern over Titans QB Jake Locker.

Titans vs. Steelers: Importance of Jason Worilds

While Jarvis Jones will be in pads against the Titans, the play of Jason Worilds will be important to keep an eye on.

Mesko to assume holding duties for Suisham

Mesko will assume the holding duties from recently released Drew Butler, the man he also replaced as the team's starting punter for the 2013 regular season.

Don't read too deep into depth charts

Mike Tomlin has issued warnings in the past of Steelers depth charts being more suggestion than scripture when it came to establishing work volume for players. Nothing has changed despite recent confusion.

Tomlin addresses Dwyer release

One of the questions coach Tomlin was confronted with following his opening statements during his press conference today involved the reasoning behind the release of the team's leading rusher from 2012.

Bell Out, Redman to start vs Titans

In his press conference today, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declared Bell out for Week 1, but had optimistic views on his recovery, and the recovery of starter Redman.

Redman preparing to be team's starter in Week 1

Redman is the last running back standing - for this week at least. He hasn't been told he's the starter yet, according to Post Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette, but he's preparing as if he will be.

Steelers vs. Titans: No longer Haley's offense

The Steelers had a new offensive coordinator in 2012, and much was made out of "Todd Haley's offense." It's now "the Steelers' offense," and what they do with it is on them.