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Steel_Bus_24
10-10-2010, 01:23 PM
Well, IMO I think that loss last week really hurt our chances of winning the AFCN.......yeah we get Ben back, so we should be in the mix but its going to be really tough

Now we are either

A. Get that W back by Beating Balt at their house....which historically we never do

B. Sweep the Browns and Bengals and win 3-4 against both the AFC East and NFC South


Balt doesn't lose to cupcakes and they pretty much own the AFC East...The only teams I give a shot against them is Saints, Texans, Bengals

If 2-3 of those 3 don't beat them, then they win the Division

....We still have to prove we can beat the Bengals and Browns and we don't match up as well against the AFC East as good as Balt does.

The Bengals would be a factor if they didn't have to play a 1st place schedule, but they could still play a major part in determining who wins this division depending on what they do in their games against us an Balt

I think its going to take no worse then 13-3 to win it this year.

Right now if I had to predict our Record Id say

at worst we are 9-7

and at best we are 12-4......with last weeks loss costing us a division crown

Games I see us losing

Balt, NE, NO

How do you guys see it shaking out

Fire Arians
10-10-2010, 01:25 PM
we will beat baltimore

SteelCityMom
10-10-2010, 01:46 PM
I say the Ravens go 11-5 at best, with losses (after the one they've already lost to the Bungles) coming from NO, NE, Falcons and Steelers. I think they will have trouble beating the Texans and Bungles again too, so 9-7 is possible as well I think.

Steelers have a chance, with Ben, to go 12-4 or better. I think they drop one to the Bungles, Saints and Jets.

This could all go completely the other way too, we could lose to Oakland, Browns (once) and the Panthers and blow out the Jets, Saints and Bungles. Who knows.

I highly doubt it's going to take 13-3 to win the division though. The Ravens year to year have trouble staying healthy, and I think that will have an impact on the team down the stretch, and the Bengals won't go better than 10-6. 11-5 or 12-4 wins the division this year.

SH-Rock
10-10-2010, 02:05 PM
I'm hoping Denver can somehow pull a win. I think we'll go either 13-3 or 14-2, unless we have another 2nd half of season breakdown

Fire Arians
10-10-2010, 02:26 PM
I'm hoping Denver can somehow pull a win. I think we'll go either 13-3 or 14-2, unless we have another 2nd half of season breakdown

game's already over, denver's not gonna win. tampa bay is lookin good vs cincy though

the browns lost seneca wallace putting delhomme in the game. automatic lose for them

speaking of delhomme what the hell happened to that guy? He was actually having himself a good career until that playoff game against arizona, then never seemed the same since.

SH-Rock
10-10-2010, 02:33 PM
game's already over, denver's not gonna win. tampa bay is lookin good vs cincy though

the browns lost seneca wallace putting delhomme in the game. automatic lose for them

speaking of delhomme what the hell happened to that guy? He was actually having himself a good career until that playoff game against arizona, then never seemed the same since.

Delhomme is injured so I guess McCoy starts next week. Fresh meat for our angry defense.

Even though Denver lost, it shows that the Ravens defense is not number one against the pass

Steel_Bus_24
10-10-2010, 02:47 PM
Delhomme is injured so I guess McCoy starts next week. Fresh meat for our angry defense.

Even though Denver lost, it shows that the Ravens defense is not number one against the pass

Im not ready to fully judge them yet, they don't have ED back there

Make no mistake about it, we're going to have to go through hell to win this division back


The Steelers need to show a sense of urgency next week and pound out a good W against the Browns.....we drop a home game to the browns and you definitely could kiss the division goodbye

Fire Arians
10-10-2010, 03:27 PM
thank you tampa bay!

steelerohio
10-10-2010, 04:39 PM
I highly doubt we'll lose the Bengals game...

I repeat what Fire Arians had said: We will beat Baltimore

The Steelers will beat the Browns next Sunday.

Steelers for the AFC North champions will be my pick...

tony hipchest
10-10-2010, 05:12 PM
the loss to the ravens was essentially a 2 and a half game swing.

sure woulda been nice to have that one in our back pocket.

Atlanta Dan
10-10-2010, 06:37 PM
I say the Ravens go 11-5 at best, with losses (after the one they've already lost to the Bungles) coming from NO, NE, Falcons and Steelers. I think they will have trouble beating the Texans and Bungles again too, so 9-7 is possible as well I think.

After watching the games this afternoon I have difficulty seeing the Ravens losing at home to New Orleans and certainly not to the Bengals

Steelers should be favored in 10 of their last 12 games (will be road dog at New Orleans and Baltimore)

Ravens should be road dogs in New England and Atlanta

Both teams presumably will screw up 1 or 2 games in which they are favored

If the Steelers lose in Baltimore they will lose the division

SteelCityMom
10-10-2010, 07:07 PM
After watching the games this afternoon I have difficulty seeing the Ravens losing at home to New Orleans and certainly not to the Bengals

Steelers should be favored in 10 of their last 12 games (will be road dog at New Orleans and Baltimore)

Ravens should be road dogs in New England and Atlanta

Both teams presumably will screw up 1 or 2 games in which they are favored

If the Steelers lose in Baltimore they will lose the division


Yeah, you know, after watching some games today I tend to agree with you. Right now, there aren't a lot of teams that look really solid week to week...but the Ravens may be the exception right now. Anything can happen though (and has been happening so far this season), so a total meltdown from them for a few games wouldn't surprise me in the least.

It's really shaping up to be a very parity filled season. I'm loving it.

Fire Arians
10-10-2010, 07:09 PM
iuno the bengals always seem to have baltimore's number for some reason. the ravens dont really impress me for some reason. they're good, but i don't see a championship caliber team

cloppbeast
10-10-2010, 08:22 PM
Make no mistake about it, we're going to have to go through hell to win this division back

As long as we don't 'unleash hell'.:rofl:

scsteeler
10-10-2010, 11:47 PM
Well, IMO I think that loss last week really hurt our chances of winning the AFCN.......yeah we get Ben back, so we should be in the mix but its going to be really tough

Now we are either

A. Get that W back by Beating Balt at their house....which historically we never do

B. Sweep the Browns and Bengals and win 3-4 against both the AFC East and NFC South


Balt doesn't lose to cupcakes and they pretty much own the AFC East...The only teams I give a shot against them is Saints, Texans, Bengals

If 2-3 of those 3 don't beat them, then they win the Division

....We still have to prove we can beat the Bengals and Browns and we don't match up as well against the AFC East as good as Balt does.

The Bengals would be a factor if they didn't have to play a 1st place schedule, but they could still play a major part in determining who wins this division depending on what they do in their games against us an Balt

I think its going to take no worse then 13-3 to win it this year.

Right now if I had to predict our Record Id say

at worst we are 9-7

and at best we are 12-4......with last weeks loss costing us a division crown

Games I see us losing

Balt, NE, NO

How do you guys see it shaking out

I don't see us losing those 3 games The Raven's will be the tough as always. Lady Brady and the bunch will be tough for about 1 quarter and he will wish Moss was back and the Aint's are heading for a losing season and should be 0-4 instead of 3-1. I like our chances of be 12-4 real good right now. If Ben was out for the season I would say 9-7 then.

Fire Arians
10-11-2010, 12:47 AM
lol, you all said i was crazy when i predicted a 11-5 season :P

hell, we might even do better than that

MDSteel15
10-13-2010, 08:02 AM
14-2... nuff said

lionslicer
10-13-2010, 08:24 AM
game's already over, denver's not gonna win. tampa bay is lookin good vs cincy though

the browns lost seneca wallace putting delhomme in the game. automatic lose for them

speaking of delhomme what the hell happened to that guy? He was actually having himself a good career until that playoff game against arizona, then never seemed the same since.

He's always been a turnover machine, it just took a couple years before his luck ran out. Kurt Warner was the same way, he was throwing 30+ touchdowns a year, but he was turning the ball over 30+ times just by himself

StainlessStill
10-13-2010, 09:08 AM
we will beat baltimore


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We will be the best team in the league come Week 17-19. Book it.

ricardisimo
10-13-2010, 12:32 PM
We're tied for first in the division, so if we win the games we're supposed to win, and beat the Ravens in our next game, the division is ours. Not complicated. As usual, winning is the answer.

stb_steeler
10-13-2010, 02:55 PM
I remember back in a day 2005-06 everyone said we had no chance, but the Steelers proved all doubters wrong. I dont care how it plays out, weather it be thru 6 seed again or not. I believe its more bitter sweet when everythings on the line and we get on a roll and kick ass! :thumbsup:

steelerdave1969
10-13-2010, 05:04 PM
How do we win the AFC North? First of all We Must Win the Most Games vs the AFC North and have an Overall Better Record than the Bungholes, Ravens and Brownies. . . Unless the Rules have changed, I think thats the way it goes. . .
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