View Full Version : Predictions for ratbirds game

10-30-2005, 01:36 PM
What is the final score? The line midweek was Steelers -10. Will we cover?

I really think we should win by two touchdowns, but I know Cowher hates to run up the score, especially against a team we have to face again this season. So I think Bens numbers will be high in the first half and low in the second.

My guess is STEELERS 27 / ratbirds 3 .

I also predict a defensive TD. And if all goes well, we should have a quick early lead, and then Cowher will run , run, run. Which goes well with me playing Willie Parker in both my fantasy leagues.

stand undefeated
10-30-2005, 02:24 PM
21-9... We go up 21-0 in 2nd Q... and hold that lead for a rather boring game.

10-30-2005, 03:40 PM
Steelers 24 - Ravens 6

10-30-2005, 07:45 PM
steelers 28 ravens 10

ward and miller get a touchdown, ARE leads the team in yards, willie gets one and 100+ rushing yards, and ike taylor returns an int. i don't know how the ravens get 10 i'm just being nice lol

10-30-2005, 08:23 PM
steelers crush Ratbirds

10-30-2005, 08:59 PM
I think this game will define what kind of Steelers team this is. Is it the one that loses to mediocre opponents, or is it one that kicks them while there down? I'm a little optimistic about this game I think one thing I've learned over Cowher tenure is that no game is a gimme. His conservative style maybe great at times, but it can become a disaster just think of the 2002 Falcons game. The Falcons outmatched the entire game then B. Cowher goes into turtle mode and the rest is history. While I don't think this game will end in a tie I do believe if we get a lead early we shouldn't completely abandon the pass. The Steelers can still burn clock while using short effective passes. B. Cowher has to remember he has a good QB at the helm and him forcing passes into coverage are very unlikely. Also I don't think he?s a fumbler in the pocket he does a good job of ball security. So put them away early and subdue any chances of a comeback with good balanced play calling. These are the kind of games that can turn into diasters. The Ravens haven't been able to run the ball, A. Wright is worse than K. Boller I can go on and on. So, if the Steelers come out dominate from the start and continue to the final whistle. Steelers should win easy 27-3.

10-30-2005, 09:02 PM
38-3 their offense never crosses the 50, the only points they get is off a ST fumble at the 1. Our defense then pushes them back to a 4th and 28 when they kick their only 3 points of the game.

10-30-2005, 09:12 PM
If the Steelers D let's the Baltimore offense get within field goal range, I'll be dissappointed. This, and the next couple of games, should be confidence boosters for the game against Indy.

Steelers 28
Ravens 3, but I dunno how they'll get it

Iron City Hangover
10-30-2005, 09:46 PM
I need a TD from Miller and 2 FG's from Reed for my fantasy team.

20 - 3, Steelers.

10-30-2005, 09:53 PM
Steelers 28, Ratbirds 10 ... We get up on em, and they get a meaningless TD in the final quarter..

Avoid LLoyd1975
10-30-2005, 11:50 PM
48-0 We are going to get scores from all phases of our game. Offense defense and special teams.

10-31-2005, 07:53 AM
My fantasy team sucked this week. I need Willie to have a good game. And Heap to be shutout! This shouldn`t be a problem.

10-31-2005, 07:57 AM

10-31-2005, 08:20 AM
I went completely stupid w/ my FF teams this week and forgot to make changes.. Damnit !!!!!!!!! Well I can hope the Steeler Defense scores me a bunch...which is entirely possible !! :grin:

Steel - X
10-31-2005, 08:29 AM
Steelers 21 Rats 17.

The 17 is due to the fact I think they will score in the 4th from being down by 18. Just my thoughts as long as the Steelers win the score will not matter to me, especially since I did not put any money on this one. -10 was just 2 much of a gamble.

10-31-2005, 09:59 AM
24 - 3....

10-31-2005, 11:50 AM
28-6, and if we instead try to play against our rival instead of running the ball the whole 2nd half we put up 31 or 35!!!

Livinginthe past
10-31-2005, 01:51 PM
I think the final score will depend largely on whether Cowher decides to keep it conservative once the Steelers have a decent lead.

I keep waiting for the Ravens to put something together, especially on defense, but it has happened yet and doesnt look like happening anytime soon.

I will go for Steelers 31 Ravens 3


10-31-2005, 03:01 PM
You know cowher..once we get a sizeable lead..he'll run the ball and sit on it.....thats ok for teams that have no offense and cant score quick...or even if you are up a team that can come back..as long as you churn out the yards and eat the clock its all good...but just once, once..i'd like to see us pour it on someone..get up by a couple TD's and just keep pouring up the points.. no mercy, no let up...step on em when they're down..

but alas, that'll never happen and yeah I know its not the Steeler tradition... dont mind me, Im just torqued up for the ratbirds !!! :grin:

10-31-2005, 04:15 PM
Steelers 21 Rats 17.

The 17 is due to the fact I think they will score in the 4th from being down by 18. Just my thoughts as long as the Steelers win the score will not matter to me, especially since I did not put any money on this one. -10 was just 2 much of a gamble.

I can see why you would think that we could give up some points in the 4th. But I do think our second team D is better than thier first team O. Our defense, if they have a shutout going late into the game, will have to much pride to give up any TDS.

The -10 always scares me with the Steelers. We can get the leads but then we sit on it.

Steel - X
11-01-2005, 01:01 PM
I was pretty close

11-01-2005, 02:50 PM
I was pretty close

Wrong scenario, but you were close on the score. I would have prefered your scenario. :redface:

11-01-2005, 04:37 PM
yeah i way off too..shoulda known better.