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stand undefeated
11-21-2005, 08:25 PM
We're now 7-3... Thinking past week 13...

What if we can't beat the Colts on Monday night and the Bengals at home the following week???

The Colts would have a 3-4 game advantage on us, easily clinching home field.
Denver would have a 2-3 game advantage on us, shooting for the bye.
Cincy would have a 2 game adavantage on us, also shooting for the bye.
New England could very weel be tied with us or a game up, owning the tie breaker.
Jacksonville as well too could be tied or a game up with owning the tie breaker.
San Diego could be on our heels too, luckly we beat them.

To put it simple, we would be in some SERIOUS SHIT. Even if we beat CHI, CLE, MIN, DET.

Anyone been thinking about this too?

Scary. Yeah, scary.

Cape Cod Steel Head
11-21-2005, 08:41 PM
I too have though about the same thing. Lets just hope Ben is back. We need to take it one game at a time. At this point we still control our own destiny. That lose was huge, but there's still 6 more games that every team must play, and you just never know. Where would Indy be without Peyton, or the Patsy's without Tom etc.....

RoethlisBURGHer
11-21-2005, 08:49 PM
I think we can win out.With Ben back the offense will once again be effective.Farrior should be back,so that will solidify our defense which hasn't been that horrible without him.

We can win out,and I know we'll beat the Bungles.If they can't beat is in the Queen City of Ohio,I know they can't beat us in The Burgh.

Grey
11-21-2005, 09:42 PM
We're now 7-3... Thinking past week 13...

What if we can't beat the Colts on Monday night and the Bengals at home the following week???
.....

Anyone been thinking about this too?

Scary. Yeah, scary.

Yeah, I've thought about it.

If we lose to the Colts and then Cinci with Ben back after this loss to the Ravens, then we don't deserve to be in the playoffs. Seriously.

I have a lot of faith, though, that we are about to play our best football here at the end of the season. Ben back, Farrior back, hopefully Marvel back, 4 healthy running backs, and pissed because of the Ravens loss . . .?? . . BRING IT.

Here we go.
Grey

Atlanta Dan
11-21-2005, 10:32 PM
If the Steelers lose to the Bengals at home they are actually no better than a wildcard team and deserve to lose a wildcard slot to the Chargers or make an early exit in the playoffs.

It comes back to the fact this team is so much better with a healthy Ben - it obviously helps the offense and lets the D know it does not have to be perfect in order for the Steelers to win.

While Colts-Bengals was more entertaining than Steelers-Bengals, the Steelers IMO put more of a whuppin' on the Bengals than the Colts did.

Steelers' fans are depressed today, but the Bengals have been healthy for their 3 tests of the season (Jax on road, Steelers & Colts at home) and have failed all three - hard to be upbeat if you are a Cincy fan.

For what it is worth, Steelers are 2-1 in their 3 major tests (Pats, Chargers, Bengals) with Ben in the game.

Cannot overemphasize how important the Bengals game is in 2 weeks - lose it and there will be no home playoff game.

stand undefeated
11-21-2005, 10:53 PM
Man, i'm gettin sick of this undefeated talk.

NFL Live, they were asking eachother if the Colts would bench their starters week 17 against the Cardinals if they were 15-0. If I were the coach, I'd bench them... that would show class.... plus Dungy would look BAD if Edge, Marv, or Peyton got seriously hurt that game.

SteelrsRck
11-21-2005, 11:12 PM
do not get me wrong i LOVE ben as the next steeler fan does and i know he makes a world of difference being in the line up but to concentrate on one player against an undefeated colts team.....our defense is going to have to come out and play like they never have before stopping james and manning is not going to be easy

we know what happens when ben comes back.......pass the ball 20 or so times then run run run its not going to be as easy as what it sounds.....yea we did it last year eagles and patriots but this is a different team,different lines,injured players etc etc

the game film is going to be vital and we need to use what the colts do against other teams aginst them otherwise my friends i think we may be looking at 7-4

theclanc
11-21-2005, 11:35 PM
I realize evryone is still upset over yesterday's game but evryone snap out of it.
This is a great team and when BIG BEN steps out on the field again, we will all see our Steelers back. The team that WILL go to the superbowl. Don't talk yourselves in a boohoo corner. Stay positive and get ready to beat the Colts!!!!!!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-21-2005, 11:58 PM
Nobody said it was gonna be easy...other teams have made it to the big dance by going on the road for a game or two..and we have a better road record than most teams. New england will falter at the end, they just dont have the horses to make a strong playoff run, San Diego is good but inconsistent and we proved we can beat them. We have cincy in our house for a rematch to pull ahead in the AFCN, Denver is tough and so is the colts.. but its doable.. no team is perfect not even the colts. They can be beat and we are just the team to do it.

Avoid LLoyd1975
11-22-2005, 12:08 AM
After next week they will be talking about how we stopped New England and Philly's unbeaten streak and then the Colt's streak. Now I just don't want it biting us in the ass come playoff time and feeling over confident like every other year and we meet up again and get our asses spanked.

stand undefeated
11-22-2005, 01:13 AM
We really don't know what to expect next monday, we could match up with them better than most of us think and outright smoke them.... who knows, right!?

Suitanim
11-22-2005, 10:11 AM
Dan said it best. If we can't beat the Cokts or the Bengals, than we don't deserve to even be in the playoffs, let alone think about Super Bowls.

That being said, the Ravens game was what it was, a scrapheap QB losing a game for us that we otherwise would have easily won. Yeah, we are 7-3, but with Ben or even Batch playing instead of Tommy, we are 9-1 right now heading in to play a 10-0 team. If Ben is back, and we beat the Colts, this is all a moot point.

steelcurtain101
11-22-2005, 11:46 AM
i strongly agree with you on the situation that this loss has put us in because losing a division game when we are so close with the bengals isnt good but even if we dont beat indy we can beat bengals have alittle faith our losses have been at the end of games with two overtimes we can play with and beat anybody go steelers!!!!!!!!!!!!

steelers fan in raven country

Grey
11-22-2005, 12:25 PM
I realize evryone is still upset over yesterday's game but evryone snap out of it.
This is a great team and when BIG BEN steps out on the field again, we will all see our Steelers back. The team that WILL go to the superbowl. Don't talk yourselves in a boohoo corner. Stay positive and get ready to beat the Colts!!!!!!

I like it!!

I'm with you.

Here we go.
Grey

clevestinks
11-22-2005, 02:38 PM
We need to win this week! But the game last week was a must win!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-22-2005, 03:52 PM
The bungals have a much easier game this week than we do.. this is MUST win this week IMO. the last thing u wanna do is fall back in the division race heading into december!!