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Preacher
10-20-2008, 02:50 AM
Sunday, Oct. 26 vs. Giants http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/27/54/small_giants_40347.gif 4:15 p.m. (FOX)



Monday, Nov. 3 @ Redskins http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/14/54/small_redskins_41542%5B1%5D_40334.gif 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)



Sunday, Nov. 9 vs. Colts http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2005/02/14/11/mini_colts_50850.gif 4:15 p.m. (CBS)



Sunday, Nov. 16 vs. Chargershttp://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2005/02/14/11/Mini_chargers_50851.gif * 4:15 p.m. (CBS)



Thursday, Nov. 20 vs. Bengals http://www.steelers.com/MediaContent/17/54/smalli_bengals_40337.gif 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network)



Sunday, Nov. 30 @ Patriots http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/19/54/small_patriots_41537%5B1%5D_40339.gif * 4:15 p.m. (CBS)



Sunday, Dec. 7 vs. Cowboys http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/26/54/small_cowboys_40346.gif* 4:15 p.m. (FOX)



Sunday, Dec. 14 @ Ravens http://www.steelers.com/MediaContent/16/54/small_ravens_40336.gif * 1 p.m. (CBS)



Sunday, Dec. 21 @ Titans http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2005/02/14/11/mini_titans_50852.gif* 1 p.m. (CBS)



Sunday, Dec. 28 vs. Browns http://www.steelers.com/MediaContent/15/54/small_browns_40335.gif* 1 p.m. (CBS)


Now, of those, I see the Giants, the Redskins, Dallas, and Tennessee as truly potential losses. I know, I know. Dallas sucks, Tennessee hasn't played anyone, etc. etc.

Seriously, these are the teams that have already proven this year they can be very dangerous when things come together right. I'll throw San Diego in there as well, though I am being very generous..

If we lose ALL those games, we are 10-6 and headed into the playoffs.

However, I see us winning 3 of those 5, which means we should probably go 13-3 this year. That means we need Tennessee to lose two other games and the Bills to lose two other games for us to have homefield advantage.

Of course, this is predicated on us playing at the same level we have started out at and remaining somewhat healthy.

and yes, any given Sunday we can go completely off kilter.

Galax Steeler
10-20-2008, 04:38 AM
There is none of them games a give me well maybe exept the bengals and the browns but that is a tough schedule just take it week by week and see what happens.

GBMelBlount
10-20-2008, 06:49 AM
I feel very good about our record Preach, especially considering some of our injuries and tough games. Great people and great teams work through adversity and find a way to win. I feel the Steelers have done that to this point. I can't speak to the rest of the season, but right now I feel pretty damn good about our Steelers and barring major injuries, I feel we can hang with anyone.

Busforever
10-20-2008, 06:52 AM
Even considering disapointing like the Colts, it's still a tough schedule. You didn't mention the Colts, the Chargers, but these teams can play like champions in any game. It's not as if they were bad teams, i think they play below their level. Who knows if they can recover it and when... The next 4 games will be determinant.

But the more important, with this schedule, is to control AFC North, and that's what make me confident. We already beat the Ravens (and of course Bungles and Brownies). We are 2 wins ahead Baltimore, and with a relatively same schedule, I don't see them catch us up in the race for AFC North. I mean, if we lose 6 more games, there's a good chance Baltimore will do the same or worst, so we still be AFC North champion.

The thing now is to compete for another bye week in Wild Cards. With our injuries and some tough games to come, it could be a good thing to have more time to recover.

Fire Haley
10-20-2008, 07:32 AM
5-5 wins us the division.

I can deal with that.

\m/xtrememarine\m/
10-20-2008, 07:38 AM
I just can't figure out those Giants or Cowboys. The Giants get whooped by the lonely Browns and the Cowboys just are not the same without Romo. This season, any team can beat anyone on a given day. I think the Steelers stand a good chance of another AFC north title.:tt::drink:

steelerstrade
10-20-2008, 12:24 PM
the way things are playing out 4 wins over the next 10 should have us in the playoffs anyways...the North sucks outside the Burgh Boys!

Dino 6 Rings
10-20-2008, 01:06 PM
I don't look ahead...of our schedule...so what I'll do is take a look at the other team's schedules that may be playoff bound.

AFC, 6 slots. Right now its
Tennesee 6-0
Pittsburgh 5-1
Buffalo 5-1
Denver 4-2
New E, Jets, Balt, Jack, Indy, San D all with 3 wins for the last 2 slots.

Buf 5-1
@ Miami
Jets
@ NE
Cleveland
@ KC
San Fran
Miami
@ Jets
@ Denver
New E

Of those games, I see a couple losses. @ Denver, @ New E, Losing at least 1 of the 4 between Miami and NY. So maybe 3 more losses to Finish at 12-4.

Tenn 6-0
Indy
Green Bay
@Chicago
@ Jags
Jets
@ Detroit
Cleveland
@ Houston
Steelers
@ Indy.

3 maybe 4 losses. 3 for sure, One against Indy, and I like the Bears at home. Plus Us. Jags could be an interesting game.

13-3.

Dino 6 Rings
10-20-2008, 01:09 PM
Denver 4-2
@ New E
Miami
@ Browns
@ Atlanta
Oakland
@ Jets
KC
@ Carolina
Buffalo (Could be a huge late season game)
@ San D

I Like Denver tonight, then to win up til the game at Atlanta. Falcons run too well. Then at Carolina is a loss I believe. the Buffalo game and San D, figure Split. that's 3 losses.

11-5

Dino 6 Rings
10-20-2008, 01:11 PM
So those are the 3 teams that we must keep pace with. Somewhere between 11 and 13 wins in order to be considered a top seed in the playoffs.

I love it, because that means the game against the Giants is a MUST WIN!

WOOHOO! I love MUST WINS!

(note: Every game is a must win for this fan)

steelreserve
10-20-2008, 01:37 PM
Sunday, Oct. 26 vs. Giants http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/27/54/small_giants_40347.gif 4:15 p.m. (FOX)



Monday, Nov. 3 @ Redskins http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/14/54/small_redskins_41542%5B1%5D_40334.gif 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)



Sunday, Nov. 9 vs. Colts http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2005/02/14/11/mini_colts_50850.gif 4:15 p.m. (CBS)



Sunday, Nov. 16 vs. Chargershttp://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2005/02/14/11/Mini_chargers_50851.gif * 4:15 p.m. (CBS)



Thursday, Nov. 20 vs. Bengals http://www.steelers.com/MediaContent/17/54/smalli_bengals_40337.gif 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network)



Sunday, Nov. 30 @ Patriots http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/19/54/small_patriots_41537%5B1%5D_40339.gif * 4:15 p.m. (CBS)



Sunday, Dec. 7 vs. Cowboys http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/26/54/small_cowboys_40346.gif* 4:15 p.m. (FOX)



Sunday, Dec. 14 @ Ravens http://www.steelers.com/MediaContent/16/54/small_ravens_40336.gif * 1 p.m. (CBS)



Sunday, Dec. 21 @ Titans http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2005/02/14/11/mini_titans_50852.gif* 1 p.m. (CBS)



Sunday, Dec. 28 vs. Browns http://www.steelers.com/MediaContent/15/54/small_browns_40335.gif* 1 p.m. (CBS)



Now, I understand the asterisk next to the Patriots, but why the other five? Or am I just nit-picking?

scsteeler
10-20-2008, 01:44 PM
My biggest concern with the upcoming schedule is if Fast Willie be healthy enough to play. Even without Parker the Giants, Redskins, & Titans are loses to me at this point and maybe the Ravens win one! All in all I am thinking at worst we end up 11-5 on the season.

The Steelers are still improving and the O-line is play better.

:tt02:

LVSteelersfan
10-20-2008, 02:04 PM
My biggest concern with the upcoming schedule is if Fast Willie be healthy enough to play. Even without Parker the Giants, Redskins, & Titans are loses to me at this point and maybe the Ravens win one! All in all I am thinking at worst we end up 11-5 on the season.

The Steelers are still improving and the O-line is play better.

:tt02:

Why is everyone thinking the Giants and Redskins are going to beat us? The Giants got killed by Cleveland and the Redskins barley beat them. I do not count those as losses in any way shape or form. If Romo is healthy, I think the Cowboys are much more dangerous than the other 2. Tennessee will likely fall off their pedestal as the season goes along because Collins is not that good and Vince Young is an overhyped, overrated nobody. They don't scare me in the least.

scsteeler
10-20-2008, 02:46 PM
Why is everyone thinking the Giants and Redskins are going to beat us? The Giants got killed by Cleveland and the Redskins barley beat them. I do not count those as losses in any way shape or form. If Romo is healthy, I think the Cowboys are much more dangerous than the other 2. Tennessee will likely fall off their pedestal as the season goes along because Collins is not that good and Vince Young is an overhyped, overrated nobody. They don't scare me in the least.


My point is that of the teams I think we get potential loses are the ones I picked, not that I think we will lose to them but let's get real the Steelers will most likely lose a few more games and Willie Parker not being healthy will aid in teams playing us a little better. Had "WP" been in the game on Sunday the game with the bengals would have been over at half-time because Moore can not run between the tackles like parker can.

Steeldude
10-20-2008, 02:49 PM
IMO, the steelers should beat the redskins easily. just stop portis and you win.

Tennessee will likely fall off their pedestal as the season goes along because Collins is not that good

collins doesn't need to be that good. the titans have a good defense and a good running game. look how far the steelers went with the idiot and grossly more inferior kordell at the helm.

Why is everyone thinking the Giants...are going to beat us?

my guess is the fact the giants have a very good D-line and the steelers have a poor O-line when it comes to pass protection.

SteelMember
10-20-2008, 03:47 PM
Now, I understand the asterisk next to the Patriots, but why the other five? Or am I just nit-picking?

The *, I believe are Flex-Schedule game times.

Going into the season I predicted the Steelers would be 10-6. So to predict 5 more loses (which I can't say any are given) I will start with what I believe are the better defences...

Giants
Redskins
Colts
Titans
Ravens

fansince'76
10-20-2008, 03:48 PM
We can beat any of the teams remaining on our schedule. We could also lose to any of them. :noidea:

missedgehead
10-20-2008, 03:53 PM
Why is everyone thinking the Giants and Redskins are going to beat us? The Giants got killed by Cleveland and the Redskins barley beat them. I do not count those as losses in any way shape or form. If Romo is healthy, I think the Cowboys are much more dangerous than the other 2. Tennessee will likely fall off their pedestal as the season goes along because Collins is not that good and Vince Young is an overhyped, overrated nobody. They don't scare me in the least.

As someone who also follows the G Men as well as the Steelers, it is VERY possible that the Giants can win the game against the Steelers. Unlike the teams that the Steelers beat, the G Men have an actual defense. They have an awesome pass rush. So what if they got "killed" by the Browns? The Steelers got "killed" by the Pats last season. The SAME Pats that the G Men beat in the Super Bowl. And? Everyone is entitled to a bad day at the office. The Browns turned back into the Clowns against the Skins by fumbling away opportunites to win. You forget that when they faced the G Men, they were coming off a bye and Anderson was playing for his job at that point. That was their "Super Bowl" so to speak. I think you are making way too much over their win over the G Men. The G Men have a very good Offense as well. Can be a little inconsistant at times, but it is a pretty good offense. We can't make stupid mistakes like we did againt the 9ers, but I think we did a good job. The Steelers O Line is gonna have their hands full against this Giants pass rush.

Redskins are very physical on defense. Their offense is ok. Not great. Romo will probably be fine by the game with them rolls around. I think that game could be winnable. I don't think they are particularly tough mentally. Too much mouth and they don't back it up on the field.

SteelMember
10-20-2008, 03:55 PM
We can beat any of the teams remaining on our schedule. We could also lose to any of them. :noidea:
:laughing::thumbsup:
The final scores will determine who wins.

I think I just found another reason to hate new york even more. Is that possible?:noidea:
I'm starting to get very edgy.

stlrtruck
10-20-2008, 04:02 PM
When I first looked at the schedule it was this stretch of the next 4 games then the 3 of the patriots, cowboys, and ratbirds that had me worried.

Now with the way things playout every Sunday in the NFL, the rest of the schedule does not worry me like it did at the beginning of the season. While the Giants and Redskins have good defenses, they aren't the best in the league, the colts have an identity problem, the chargers seem to be going in reverse with glimmers of hope only to be shattered. The patriots - well without brady and videotape they're just average at best. The cowboys have become a joke, and the ratbirds are just the ratbirds.

The lone team on the schedule that has me thinking harder than I should is the Titans. How good are they? And what happens if both teams have their divisions locked up by then?

Either way I do see the Steelers losing probably 4 more games and 11-5 will get us into the playoffs and hopefully a "BYE" week as well as home field advantage.

lilyoder6
10-20-2008, 04:17 PM
you are right steelmember.. the asterik does mean that the time of the game can be changed for nay reasons...

well it will be nice that the week they play san diego and then cincy on thurs.. we get an extra 3-4 days of rest. so that can help out a lil bit... and 4 out of the next 5 games are home.. so that is nice too

CanadianSteel
10-20-2008, 04:51 PM
IMO it will be very tough to get a top 2 seed and a bye with our schedule and injuries combined.
Buffalo has a very easy schedule and looks decent and Tennesee is also solid. I think we can beat any team in the leauge specially when healthy but we can (and likely will) loose some games down the strech.
Hopefully we will have the division wrapped up quickly and rest some key players the last week or 2 in lie of getting a bye.

TheMightyEx
10-20-2008, 05:09 PM
Now, I understand the asterisk next to the Patriots, but why the other five? Or am I just nit-picking?

Those games are eligible for flex scheduling. If any of those games develop in such a way that there are seeding implications and the scheduled SNF or MNF game will feature dogs, ESPN or NBC can move one of the starred games into the primetime slot and kick the dog game back to the Sunday networks.

LVSteelersfan
10-20-2008, 05:48 PM
As someone who also follows the G Men as well as the Steelers, it is VERY possible that the Giants can win the game against the Steelers. Unlike the teams that the Steelers beat, the G Men have an actual defense. They have an awesome pass rush. So what if they got "killed" by the Browns? The Steelers got "killed" by the Pats last season. The SAME Pats that the G Men beat in the Super Bowl. And? Everyone is entitled to a bad day at the office. The Browns turned back into the Clowns against the Skins by fumbling away opportunites to win. You forget that when they faced the G Men, they were coming off a bye and Anderson was playing for his job at that point. That was their "Super Bowl" so to speak. I think you are making way too much over their win over the G Men. The G Men have a very good Offense as well. Can be a little inconsistant at times, but it is a pretty good offense. We can't make stupid mistakes like we did againt the 9ers, but I think we did a good job. The Steelers O Line is gonna have their hands full against this Giants pass rush.

Redskins are very physical on defense. Their offense is ok. Not great. Romo will probably be fine by the game with them rolls around. I think that game could be winnable. I don't think they are particularly tough mentally. Too much mouth and they don't back it up on the field.

Sorry, not trying to say the Giants and Redskins won't beat us. But some people write them off as a loss and I don't see them as automatic losses. I agree with Tennessee and their defense but I don't believe Collins is going to be the one to beat us. All three games could go either way and are not automatic losses. People have been writing that the Redskins is a loss since the preseason. I just don't see that they are that tough. Unfortunately it sounds like we might be without Troy for the next game which is a big loss. I just hope that Woodley and Harrison fluster Eli into some huge mistakes.

NJarhead
10-20-2008, 05:53 PM
I'm really wary about not having Mcfadden and perhaps Troy for the Giants game. They're deep in the weapons department and we definitely don't need to be getting any thinner in the defense.

The Giants will be without MLB Antonio Pierce (defensive leader - mike'd helmet).
If ever there was a time for Ben to practice his 3 step drop, it's this week.

ben7
10-20-2008, 08:20 PM
if we can beat the Giants this week I think we'll be able to go 14-2

steeltheone
10-20-2008, 09:34 PM
I really believe the Titans are overrated. Jeff Fisher is the best coach in the league.

steelpride12
10-20-2008, 11:53 PM
The Steelers have a good chance of playing well and coming out of the Storm with a good record.
Teams like the Pats, Chargers, Colts, Browns, Bungles, Ravens we can all hand them a loss.

The Steelers only need to stick to the game plan and no huddle, and don't shoot themselves in the foot with turnovers against the good teams.

We are very solid team all around and having the number one defense helps. We shut down the run game causing the team to pass more often, giving into turnovers and putting the game in Ben's hand which i always trust.
The Steelers can finish the season anywhere from 10-6 to 12-4. BELIEVE!

SteelMember
10-21-2008, 10:32 AM
Sorry, not trying to say the Giants and Redskins won't beat us. But some people write them off as a loss and I don't see them as automatic losses. I agree with Tennessee and their defense but I don't believe Collins is going to be the one to beat us. All three games could go either way and are not automatic losses. People have been writing that the Redskins is a loss since the preseason. I just don't see that they are that tough. Unfortunately it sounds like we might be without Troy for the next game which is a big loss. I just hope that Woodley and Harrison fluster Eli into some huge mistakes.

I don't think anyboby is writing ANY game off as an automatic loss. We were picking some of the "possible" losses based on what were thought of as the tougher games. Which now looks a bit different then when the season began.:noidea:

At the beginning of the season I predicted the Steelers would go 10-6. They would only have to play 500 ball to achieve that. At this point, I believe they will do better.

Preacher
10-21-2008, 03:19 PM
I just hope that we head into the playoffs just hitting our stride.

Think about it. We really haven't played any games where our offense and defense have hit their stride at the same time...

Now this IS the Pittsburgh Steelers, and you KNOW that they WILL hit their stride at some time. Could you just imagine if that time was our Game against the Browns in December?

What a GREAT time to do it!