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Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine: Week 14 Opponent - Pittsburgh Steelers

The Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine will feature 24 posts over 24 hours. Join us as we get ready for the Dolphins' 2013 season with a look at the team's Week 14 opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Miami Dolphins will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14 of the 2013 season. Here's a brief look at the Steelers:

Week 14
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, December 8 - 1:00pm ET

SB Nation Blog: Behind the Steel Curtain

  • All time record: Steelers 12-9
  • Recent streak: Steelers 5 Wins
  • Last Dolphins win in Pittsburgh: September 30, 1990
  • Miami has not beaten the Steelers since September 20, 1998, winning that game 21-0 in Miami.

2012 Review:

  • Record: 8-8
  • Total Offense: 21
  • Total Defense: 1

Pittsburgh key additions:

  • William Gay, Cornerback
  • Bruce Gradkowski, Quarterback
  • Matt Spaeth, Tight end

Pittsburgh key departures:

  • Willie Colon, Guard
  • James Harrison, Linebacker
  • Rishard Mendenhall, Running back
  • Mike Wallace, Wide receiver

Pittsbugh Draft:

Round Pick Player Position School
1 17 Jarvis Jones LB Georgia
2 48 Le'Levon Bell RB Michigan State
3 79 Markus Wheaton WR Oregon State
4 111 Shamarko Thomas S Syracuse
4 115 Landry Jones QB Oklahoma
5 150 Terry Hawthorne CB Illinois
6 186 Justin Brown WR Oklahoma
6 206 Vince Williams LB Florida State
7 223 Nick Williams DT Samford

Question Marks:

  • Offensive line - The offensive line in Pittsburgh may be a mess. It may come together and make the coaches and front office look like geniuses. The only sure thing is Maurkice Pouncey at center, while the team looks to replace Max Starks and Willie Colon this season.
  • Wide receiver - The loss of Mike Wallace, who signed with the Dolphins just after free agency started, will be felt. He was capable of taking the top off a defense, and he opened up a lot of options for Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers have talent on the team still, especially in Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, and rookie Markus Wheaton, who should develop nicely, but the loss of Wallace will still be felt.

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