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kingtim
01-05-2011, 04:25 PM
Hey guys!

I just wanted to see what everyone's favorite game experience was? Was it the superbowl game, a game in the snow, or something else?


I haven't been able to afford to see a game in-person yet but I'm trying to save up some money to go. Let me know your experience and what I'm missing. Hopefully it'll provide some motivation...

Fire Arians
01-05-2011, 04:28 PM
that one time we ****ed up the patriots bad in the regular season and ended their 20something game win streak. like the only time i've seen them beat the pats with brady at the helm. but it was so sweet.

TRH
01-05-2011, 04:39 PM
one of my favorite games was that playoff game a few years back when Bettis fumbled at the end zone and Ben made the shoe-string saving tackle. What an exciting game.

mizzouristeeler
01-05-2011, 04:44 PM
I've only been to two steelers games both at heinz field. The packers game last year when wallace caught the game winning catch at the end of the game, and this years bungles game when troy got two picks. Id have to say seeing wallace make that santonio like catch was better cuz all those cheeseheads thought they had it wrapped up.

USWSteel
01-05-2011, 05:26 PM
By far this was the most exciting game I have seen in Pittsburgh and Ive had season tickets since Heinz Field opened. This game was incredible watching live at Heinz. I cant remember hearing the stadium any louder since that day !!!!!

Maddox leads Steelers all the way back
RECAP | BOX SCORE| PLAY BY PLAY | DRIVE CHART

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns never have gotten over The Drive by John Elway. Now they've got to live with The Comeback by the quarterback who was once supposed to be the next Elway.

Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala
Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala scores the winning touchdown for the Steelers with 54 seconds left.
Tommy Maddox, the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year, led one of Pittsburgh's greatest comebacks by throwing three touchdown passes in the final 19 minutes as the Steelers rallied from a 17-point deficit to stun the Browns 36-33 Sunday in an AFC wild-card game.

Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala's 3-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left secured the Steelers' most dramatic come-from-behind playoff victory since Franco Harris' Immaculate Reception against Oakland in 1972.

They trailed 17-7 at the half, 24-7 in the third quarter and 33-21 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

"Tommy brought the whole team together at halftime and told us what we were going to do,'' wide receiver Terance Mathis said. "He said if you don't think we're going to win this game, you need to go back into the locker room.''

The Steelers denied the Browns their first road playoff victory since 1969 and their first playoff win of any kind since returning to the NFL in 1999. They also gave themselves a huge momentum lift going into Saturday's divisional game at second-seeded Tennessee.

The Jets, shutout winners Saturday over the Colts, play Sunday at top-seeded Oakland.

"I was already in Oakland,'' Kevin Johnson said, referring to the Browns' opponent if they had won.

For the Browns, it was an eerie flashback to Elway's memorable 98-yard "The Drive'' to beat the Browns for Denver in the 1987 AFC championship game. Remarkably, Denver drafted Maddox five years later to replace Elway.

Maddox later shuttled among four NFL teams without finding work before becoming the Steelers' starter earlier this season, 10 years after making his last NFL start.

"I was very fortunate to play behind John Elway and see all the things he was able to do in games we did not think we had a chance to win,'' said Maddox, who was 30-of-48 for 367 yards and two interceptions.

Afterward, Steelers coach Bill Cowher, disappointed at home so often before in the playoffs, threw his cap, jumped up and down and yelled in a stadium runway.

"It's one of those wins you can't see happening, but you just keep hoping it will keep going the way it's going,'' Cowher said of the frantic comeback.

The Steelers were shredded all afternoon by Kelly Holcomb, who threw for 429 yards and three touchdowns, and trailed 24-7 until Maddox's 6-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 3:50 left in the third quarter.

"But I can't say how many times I must have said, 'We've got time. We have time, so don't panic,''' offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey said. "I never felt there was a panic button pushed by anyone.''

Except the Browns.

Their game-long inability to run the ball -- rookie William Green ran 25 times for just 30 yards -- proved their undoing.

"This is going to hurt. This burns inside,'' Browns receiver Dennis Northcutt said. "It's going to be very hard to move on.''

Mostly because the Browns won't be moving on.

Unable to wind the clock down, the Browns were forced to throw on almost every down, and, once the Steelers' defense tightened up, that left Pittsburgh the time to come back.

Still, even after the comeback began, the Browns had enough left to drive for Phil Dawson's 24-yard field goal and Holcomb's 22-yard touchdown pass to Andre Davis that made it 33-21.

But the Steelers, who have lost four home playoff games under Cowher since 1992, were confident they could come back after rallying from 11 down in the fourth quarter against Baltimore only last week.

Maddox gave the Steelers a chance, leading a 77-yard drive that ended with his 5-yard scoring pass to Hines Ward with 3:06 left, cutting the deficit to 33-28.

Even then, the Browns needed only a first down or two to run it out.

"I don't think anybody in the building thought we weren't going to win,'' Holcomb said. "I think everybody thought we were going to go on.''

But Northcutt, who had made big play after big play with two scoring catches and a long punt return, couldn't hold onto a throw from Holcomb on third-and-12 and the Browns punted.

"I just dropped it, plain and simple,'' Northcutt said.

With Pittsburgh in a score-or-go home situation, Maddox found Plaxico Burress for 24 yards, Hines Ward for 10, Burress again for 17 and Ward for 7. Fuamatu-Ma'afala, filling the role Jerome Bettis usually plays when he's not hurting with a sore knee, then powered up the middle from the 3 to score.

The game ended with Holcomb's 16-yard completion to Andre King at the Steelers 29 as the Browns couldn't get into range for a possible tying field goal.

Until Maddox took over, it was all Holcomb in a remarkable performance by a quarterback starting only his fourth NFL game, for a team that is 0-8 in road playoff games since 1969.

Holcomb, subbing for the injured Tim Couch, had no running game for support, not a single minute of playoff experience -- and no fear. Only Bernie Kosar, who threw for 489 yards in 1987 against Jets, has thrown for more yards in a Browns playoff game.

Holcomb, one of the most inexperienced quarterbacks to start an NFL playoff game, had completions of 83, 32, 29, 15 and 43 yards against a secondary weakened by injuries to cornerback Chad Scott and safety Mike Logan.

Holcomb needed almost no time to get Cleveland going, finding Kevin Johnson behind safety Brent Alexander for an 83-yard completion to the 1 on the third play from scrimmage.

Green, coming off a 187-yard game against Atlanta, scored on the next play, one of his few positive-yardage runs of the day, and just like that, it was 7-0 Browns with 1:16 gone.

Pittsburgh, troubled by turnovers all season, later turned it over three times in a span of 5 minutes, twice on interceptions by Daylon McCutcheon, but only rookie Antwaan Randle El's fumbled punt was turned into points: Northcutt's 32-yard scoring catch that made it 14-0.

Randle El made up for his mistake with a 66-yard punt return touchdown, but Cleveland answered with Dawson's 31-yard field goal for a 17-7 lead.

Of course, the Browns should have known it would go down to the final minute, as did 12 of their 16 regular-season games. They won only six.

"I can't believe this. I just can't believe this happened to us,'' Earl Little said.

Game notes
Until Sunday, the Steelers' biggest postseason comeback was from a seven-point deficit in a 24-17 win at Denver in December 1984. ... The Steelers were 0-5 when trailing at halftime. ... All three Browns-Steelers games were decided by three points -- all Steelers victories. ... The Steelers are the 10th team to beat an opponent twice in the season and again in the playoffs. Five teams failed to sweep. ... Cleveland's 6-2 road record tied Tampa Bay for the NFL's best.

lionslicer
01-05-2011, 05:31 PM
Oh yes, that was a very exciting game and when the Browns rivalry was better... atleast for a season lol.

The Greenbay game last season was pretty exciting.

SH-Rock
01-05-2011, 06:54 PM
Superbowl 43
The last drive had me on my toes

Third Rail
01-05-2011, 08:35 PM
Here are my Top 5:

1. Super Bowl XLIII
2. 2007 game against the Ratbirds when Ben threw 5 TDs
3. Super Bowl XL
4. AFC Championship Game, 2008-09 (Polamalu owned Flacco's ass all game)
5. 2008 beatdown of the Patriots in the rain

saveus1011
01-06-2011, 12:47 AM
Super Bowl XLIII

BGSU A Dub
01-06-2011, 07:24 AM
Superbowl 43. Every time I see those commercials of people celebrating a play in the Superbowl I flash back to the scene at my place and the celebration that happened after that play and game. I wish I could relive that day at least once a week. :thumbsup: :tt02:

FanSince72
01-06-2011, 08:31 AM
Hey guys!

I just wanted to see what everyone's favorite game experience was? Was it the superbowl game, a game in the snow, or something else?


I haven't been able to afford to see a game in-person yet but I'm trying to save up some money to go. Let me know your experience and what I'm missing. Hopefully it'll provide some motivation...

As far as this season is concerned, I liked the last game against Cleveland because it's exactly what we needed - a complete game and a dominating win to secure a bye and get the team feeling good about itself.

As far as all-time, I'd have to go with SB XIV against the Rams. Down at halftime by a bunch and then Terry & Co. put on a clinic in the second half to win big, win their fourth in six years and set the Steelers Legend in stone for all eternity!

(Me and my buddy almost burned down my mom's house that day too, but that's another story and some good memories)

steelerchad
01-06-2011, 08:48 AM
on TV- Super Bowl XLIII. Last drive was emotionally draining.

at Heinz- 2008 AFC title game. Energy in the stadium was crazy.

in person on the road- @ Baltimore in 2008. 92 yd drive at the end, with the suspense of the replay review + the total deflation of the stadium when TD was signaled.

I have 3 bad ones too.

On TV - SB XXX. O'Donell - enough said.

at Heinz- 2007 playoff game vs. Jags. Ben terrible start with 3 picks in first half. Incredible comeback, place went nuts. Only to blow it on the 4th and 2.

in person on the road - 2008 @ Titans. #1 seed on the line. Almost half the crowd were Steelers fans. Got blown out in the second half. Towel Stomp game, made me sick leaving there. I went back this year to get my redemption in person.

SteelerFanInATL
01-06-2011, 09:05 AM
I would agree with the Cleveland game when TommyGun lead us with a come from behind victory. That was by far the most exciting STEELER game that I have ever seen.
:tt05::tt::steelersfever::tt04::steelersflag:

Steeldude
01-06-2011, 02:15 PM
it's too hard to name a favorite.

i do like SB XIV.

i can see there are a lot of very young people in this thread so far based on the games they picked.

TailgateMel
01-06-2011, 02:51 PM
Of the games I've been at:

1. The 2005 AFC Championship game at Denver. We had a great weekend, beautiful weather, the Steelers totally ROCKED the Broncos at their place. There were tons of Steelers fans from all over the country out there tailgating. Plus, just the realization that the Steelers were GOING to the SUPERBOWL after so long, was just amazing after the game.

2. The previously mentioned Steelers vs. Browns playoff game. People were leaving, people were calling for Cowhers head.. then we came back. It was amazing to be at.

3. The AFC Championship game vs. the Ratbirds. Great tailgate, I had great seats.. Troy ran the pick-6... awesome.

Games I was not at:

1. Superbowl XL - we went and tailgated in Detroit, my brother and SIL went in the game, my husband, myself, my best friend and some others went to irish bar down the street from Ford Field. I was up on stage singing the Steeler Polka. I literally started to cry when Willie Parker ran in the long TD.. my husband asked me what was wrong.. I said "we are going to win now, we are up by more than 10" (Cowher had an unbelieveable record when being ahead by 10 or more)... that win was so satisfying because of the fact that we hadn't won a superbowl in 25 years.. and I had been 8 at that time.. so this was really my time to be an adult fan and have the Steelers win a superbowl... big after tailgate party too!

StainlessStill
01-06-2011, 02:56 PM
I hate these threads. I have so many it's unreal.

If I had to narrow it down to three, I'd have to say these:

1. 2002 Wild Card game vs Cleveland: Fu's score completley lifted Heinz Field off its roots. One of the greatest comebacks I've witnessed. I was hugging complete strangers I didn't even know and they were hugging me back running up and down the Heinz Field steps. Craziness.

2. 1997 regular season game against New England to clinch the AFC Central Title: Kevin Henry's interception. I remember our power went out up my aunts, so we had to huddle around the downstairs basement listening to the radio. When Kevin Henry intercepted and when Kordell hit Thigpen for the tying 2 point conversion was amazing, esp the anxiety listening on radio.

3. Troys interception against Flacco in the AFC Champ game in '08. One of the craziest explosions from the fans I've witness at Heinz (section 506.) A special moment.

steelcity1974
01-06-2011, 03:21 PM
3. Troys interception against Flacco in the AFC Champ game in '08. One of the craziest explosions from the fans I've witness at Heinz (section 506.) A special moment.

I was at this game in the 200 level of the same corner Troy scored in. This video is from the other end of the field, but captures the moment brilliantly...complete mayhem! My favorite play of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZ1E9VMOyQ

steelerforlife
01-06-2011, 06:10 PM
This thread sparked my interest enough to finally sign up for the account. I've followed this board for some time just for the article links and the most knowledgable discussions found online. On to my 2 cents.

All time fav game: AFC Championship Game vs. Colts leading up to Superbowl XXX. The last play being the hail mary pass almost caught and then land on the colts belly and slowly roll to the turf incomplete.

Runner up: Not much of a game, but a few years ago, against the browns. Bad storms came right before kickoff and knocked power out for a week. I had planned ahead and ran wires to the antenna that was on top of the roof from previous home owners and had the generator gassed and ready to go. I was probably the only house in a hundred mile radious with the game. Being in NE Ohio, It didnt take long for word to spread and by halftime my house was PACKED!

bobby jr
01-06-2011, 06:13 PM
Jan. 06, 2008.

SteelCityMom
01-06-2011, 06:18 PM
Jan. 06, 2008.

Steelers didn't play on that day. :chuckle:

My favorite was the AFC game against the Colts in '95. I always liked rooting for the Steelers with my Dad before that, but that's the game that got me really into the team and the sport....despite the next game being an absolute heartbreaker.

And my second favorite game...just for Bobby...was on Sunday, January 18, 2009.

Atlanta Dan
01-06-2011, 06:27 PM
December 23, 1972 - Steelers 13 - Raiders 7 - the game which John Facenda of NFL Films (aka "the voice of God") described as the start of "Pittsburgh's remarkable rise to power"

Steelers have the lead and Stabler (he was the backup but Lamonica had been pulled) runs around left tackle about 30 yards for a TD with about a minute left - total despair

I was sitting upstairs in the end zone away from the river at TRS with my Dad as Franco came running toward us

No Jumbotrons back then - did not see what happened until I saw the replays on TV later that night

I remember the month and day of the game because that is my birthday - quite a birthday present

7xMDIcsUMmA

bobby jr
01-06-2011, 06:28 PM
Oops my bad, January 5, 2008 was my favorite. A close and very exciting game, capped by one of the clutch QB runs of all time, on 4th and 2, where a stop meant a lost game.

bobby jr
01-06-2011, 06:31 PM
Steelers didn't play on that day. :chuckle:


And my second favorite game...just for Bobby...was on Sunday, January 18, 2009.

Well that was the toughest opponent the Steelers faced that year I'll give you that. All 3 games were slugfests.

StainlessStill
01-06-2011, 06:37 PM
How can I forget the '95 Champ game against the Colts? Aaron Baily almost coming up with the reception.

That catch by Ernie Mills at the 1 yard line is my all time favorite catch, HANDS DOWN, PERIOD. I'd watch that play 1 million times as a kid. On my VHS tape, whenever that play comes on the picture goes fuzzy.

My dad and bro were up that game, top level in the endzone where the Hail Mary was thrown. They said not one person was sitting in the stands, everyone stood up. My dad was actually sick to his stomach and had to sit down and told my brother to tell him what happened. My bro said he saw the ball in the air and the stadium went a little quiet then time stood still. He said he lost the ball between the goalpost and the crowd went silent and all at once the stadium rejoiced. People were crying and everything. Had to be an awesome feeling.

steeltheone
01-06-2011, 08:27 PM
By far this was the most exciting game I have seen in Pittsburgh and Ive had season tickets since Heinz Field opened. This game was incredible watching live at Heinz. I cant remember hearing the stadium any louder since that day !!!!!

Maddox leads Steelers all the way back
RECAP | BOX SCORE| PLAY BY PLAY | DRIVE CHART

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns never have gotten over The Drive by John Elway. Now they've got to live with The Comeback by the quarterback who was once supposed to be the next Elway.

Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala
Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala scores the winning touchdown for the Steelers with 54 seconds left.
Tommy Maddox, the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year, led one of Pittsburgh's greatest comebacks by throwing three touchdown passes in the final 19 minutes as the Steelers rallied from a 17-point deficit to stun the Browns 36-33 Sunday in an AFC wild-card game.

Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala's 3-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left secured the Steelers' most dramatic come-from-behind playoff victory since Franco Harris' Immaculate Reception against Oakland in 1972.

They trailed 17-7 at the half, 24-7 in the third quarter and 33-21 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

"Tommy brought the whole team together at halftime and told us what we were going to do,'' wide receiver Terance Mathis said. "He said if you don't think we're going to win this game, you need to go back into the locker room.''

The Steelers denied the Browns their first road playoff victory since 1969 and their first playoff win of any kind since returning to the NFL in 1999. They also gave themselves a huge momentum lift going into Saturday's divisional game at second-seeded Tennessee.

The Jets, shutout winners Saturday over the Colts, play Sunday at top-seeded Oakland.

"I was already in Oakland,'' Kevin Johnson said, referring to the Browns' opponent if they had won.

For the Browns, it was an eerie flashback to Elway's memorable 98-yard "The Drive'' to beat the Browns for Denver in the 1987 AFC championship game. Remarkably, Denver drafted Maddox five years later to replace Elway.

Maddox later shuttled among four NFL teams without finding work before becoming the Steelers' starter earlier this season, 10 years after making his last NFL start.

"I was very fortunate to play behind John Elway and see all the things he was able to do in games we did not think we had a chance to win,'' said Maddox, who was 30-of-48 for 367 yards and two interceptions.

Afterward, Steelers coach Bill Cowher, disappointed at home so often before in the playoffs, threw his cap, jumped up and down and yelled in a stadium runway.

"It's one of those wins you can't see happening, but you just keep hoping it will keep going the way it's going,'' Cowher said of the frantic comeback.

The Steelers were shredded all afternoon by Kelly Holcomb, who threw for 429 yards and three touchdowns, and trailed 24-7 until Maddox's 6-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 3:50 left in the third quarter.

"But I can't say how many times I must have said, 'We've got time. We have time, so don't panic,''' offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey said. "I never felt there was a panic button pushed by anyone.''

Except the Browns.

Their game-long inability to run the ball -- rookie William Green ran 25 times for just 30 yards -- proved their undoing.

"This is going to hurt. This burns inside,'' Browns receiver Dennis Northcutt said. "It's going to be very hard to move on.''

Mostly because the Browns won't be moving on.

Unable to wind the clock down, the Browns were forced to throw on almost every down, and, once the Steelers' defense tightened up, that left Pittsburgh the time to come back.

Still, even after the comeback began, the Browns had enough left to drive for Phil Dawson's 24-yard field goal and Holcomb's 22-yard touchdown pass to Andre Davis that made it 33-21.

But the Steelers, who have lost four home playoff games under Cowher since 1992, were confident they could come back after rallying from 11 down in the fourth quarter against Baltimore only last week.

Maddox gave the Steelers a chance, leading a 77-yard drive that ended with his 5-yard scoring pass to Hines Ward with 3:06 left, cutting the deficit to 33-28.

Even then, the Browns needed only a first down or two to run it out.

"I don't think anybody in the building thought we weren't going to win,'' Holcomb said. "I think everybody thought we were going to go on.''

But Northcutt, who had made big play after big play with two scoring catches and a long punt return, couldn't hold onto a throw from Holcomb on third-and-12 and the Browns punted.

"I just dropped it, plain and simple,'' Northcutt said.

With Pittsburgh in a score-or-go home situation, Maddox found Plaxico Burress for 24 yards, Hines Ward for 10, Burress again for 17 and Ward for 7. Fuamatu-Ma'afala, filling the role Jerome Bettis usually plays when he's not hurting with a sore knee, then powered up the middle from the 3 to score.

The game ended with Holcomb's 16-yard completion to Andre King at the Steelers 29 as the Browns couldn't get into range for a possible tying field goal.

Until Maddox took over, it was all Holcomb in a remarkable performance by a quarterback starting only his fourth NFL game, for a team that is 0-8 in road playoff games since 1969.

Holcomb, subbing for the injured Tim Couch, had no running game for support, not a single minute of playoff experience -- and no fear. Only Bernie Kosar, who threw for 489 yards in 1987 against Jets, has thrown for more yards in a Browns playoff game.

Holcomb, one of the most inexperienced quarterbacks to start an NFL playoff game, had completions of 83, 32, 29, 15 and 43 yards against a secondary weakened by injuries to cornerback Chad Scott and safety Mike Logan.

Holcomb needed almost no time to get Cleveland going, finding Kevin Johnson behind safety Brent Alexander for an 83-yard completion to the 1 on the third play from scrimmage.

Green, coming off a 187-yard game against Atlanta, scored on the next play, one of his few positive-yardage runs of the day, and just like that, it was 7-0 Browns with 1:16 gone.

Pittsburgh, troubled by turnovers all season, later turned it over three times in a span of 5 minutes, twice on interceptions by Daylon McCutcheon, but only rookie Antwaan Randle El's fumbled punt was turned into points: Northcutt's 32-yard scoring catch that made it 14-0.

Randle El made up for his mistake with a 66-yard punt return touchdown, but Cleveland answered with Dawson's 31-yard field goal for a 17-7 lead.

Of course, the Browns should have known it would go down to the final minute, as did 12 of their 16 regular-season games. They won only six.

"I can't believe this. I just can't believe this happened to us,'' Earl Little said.

Game notes
Until Sunday, the Steelers' biggest postseason comeback was from a seven-point deficit in a 24-17 win at Denver in December 1984. ... The Steelers were 0-5 when trailing at halftime. ... All three Browns-Steelers games were decided by three points -- all Steelers victories. ... The Steelers are the 10th team to beat an opponent twice in the season and again in the playoffs. Five teams failed to sweep. ... Cleveland's 6-2 road record tied Tampa Bay for the NFL's best.
This was also my Favorite...I lost my voice and we were all mosh pitting up on level 3 on the flat open area facing the open end...Knocking each other down, Sreaming...it was cold, Snowing and just so much fun!

MaidenIndiana
01-06-2011, 08:52 PM
one of my favorite games was that playoff game a few years back when Bettis fumbled at the end zone and Ben made the shoe-string saving tackle. What an exciting game.

I was at this game, sitting about 15 rows up in that very same endzone. Thought the boys had blown that one after kickin ass all game long, even if the refs were trying to rob us. Definately the best game I actually attended.

ricardisimo
01-07-2011, 01:08 AM
The Rams Super Bowl holds a special place, as does XL. But maybe the Indy game before it. What a roller-coaster that was. I also still get warm fuzzies when I think of Louis Lipps, and so pretty much any game I run across with him in it does the trick.

wootawnee
01-07-2011, 09:31 AM
I liked in 08 when we finnally beat Jacksonville afer 2 tough losing battles in 07......That was the game Bengothe crap beat out of him and made that throw to Hines ward for a first down with guys hangin all over him and had a separated shoulder and couldnt even get off the ground that one play....
That game said to the universe....we're. gonna win the Superbowl no matter what........

StainlessStill
01-07-2011, 09:49 AM
Another favorite of mine was the 2000 season (which ended up being a fun season altogether.)

Kordell was on fire that year and replaced Graham (oh God, Kent Graham still gives me the shits) and the high soaring Oakland Raiders came into Three Rivers. Kordell got hurt but came roaring back on the field in the second half to beat the Raiders after Janikowski missed a FG. Say what you want about Kordell, but the dude had the tools and had some good seasons. Too bad he didn't have the coordinators or stability to perform and grow.

steelerchad
01-07-2011, 09:58 AM
Well that was the toughest opponent the Steelers faced that year I'll give you that. All 3 games were slugfests.

The Ravens certainly weren't the toughest opponent the Steelers faced that year. We 3 sweeped the Ravens in 08, and don't give me that all 3 games were close. Because the Ravens were physically dominated in the AFC Championship game that year. The Titans and Eagles were both better than the Ravens that year and they both beat the Steelers during the 08 season.

I was glad the Ravens beat the Titans so we didn't have to go on the road to Nashville. That would have been a much tougher game. Plus I got to witness us beating the Ravens for the right to go onto the Super Bowl in person.

I also remember watching the Ravens win in Nashville and thinking what a gift we just got. The better team just lost. The Titans gave that game away for sure. They just kept shooting themselves in the foot.
They outgained the Ravens 398-211. They fumbled the ball 5 times, losing 3 of them. Plus Collins threw a pick. Turnover margin was 4-0 and the Ravens still needed a last minute field goal to win 13-10.
Collins threw all over the Ravens completing 62% for almost 300 yards, while Joe Drool completed just 50% for 161.
Slash and Dash tore up the Ravens run D combining for 117 yards on just 26 carries, while the Ravens were completely inept managing a combined 50 yards on 30 carries. Really, 1.6 yards per carry?

The Ravens were extremely lucky to win this game, or unlucky depending on how you look at it. Having to go to Pittsburgh for a 3rd beating must have hurt.

Don't fool yourself, the Ravens weren't as good as you rememer them in 2008. They have significantly more potential this year. The problem is, can they live up to it and then win a big game against Pittsburgh?

Steeldude
01-07-2011, 11:07 AM
December 23, 1972 - Steelers 13 - Raiders 7 - the game which John Facenda of NFL Films (aka "the voice of God") described as the start of "Pittsburgh's remarkable rise to power"

Steelers have the lead and Stabler (he was the backup but Lamonica had been pulled) runs around left tackle about 30 yards for a TD with about a minute left - total despair

I was sitting upstairs in the end zone away from the river at TRS with my Dad as Franco came running toward us

No Jumbotrons back then - did not see what happened until I saw the replays on TV later that night

I remember the month and day of the game because that is my birthday - quite a birthday present

7xMDIcsUMmA

finally another fellow old guy joins the thread :thumbsup:

StainlessStill
01-07-2011, 11:26 AM
finally another fellow old guy joins the thread :thumbsup:

My dads actual FIRST GAME when he was 17 years old. He said he was in peanut heaven and about 3 minutes left, him and his bros ran down Three Rivers and managed to get near the field. He was actually standing on the sidelines after the reception and he said the beer man was jumping up and down and he was scooping up all the quarters that was falling out of the guys bag lmao.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201101/portfolio0105_330.jpg

cloppbeast
01-07-2011, 11:48 AM
Week 9 of the 1995 season, the Steelers came back after being down 21-3 in the 2nd quarter. This game was part of their 8 game winning streak and ultimately lead them to a Super Bowl loss. I was only 11, but I remember this game for some reason.

stb_steeler
01-07-2011, 12:04 PM
My dads actual FIRST GAME when he was 17 years old. He said he was in peanut heaven and about 3 minutes left, him and his bros ran down Three Rivers and managed to get near the field. He was actually standing on the sidelines after the reception and he said the beer man was jumping up and down and he was scooping up all the quarters that was falling out of the guys bag lmao.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201101/portfolio0105_330.jpg

WOW...10 bucks to see a game.....priceless!

Neil-Still-Rules-14
01-07-2011, 02:21 PM
My favorite game that I was lucky enough to attend is a tie:
Saints @ Steelers, 2006
Browns @ Steelers, 2010

zulater
01-07-2011, 02:30 PM
There was a game way back in 72, when Joe Greene kicked the Oilers ass virtually all by himself. I was 12 at the time, but I'll never forget it.

harrison'samonster
01-07-2011, 06:52 PM
There was a game a few years back at Heinz Field against Miami. I think it was the third game played on the field that weekend, and a hurricane system was blowing through. I'm sure everybody remembers it. A field goal at the end of overtime made the final score 3-0.

Four plus hours of Steeler football, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole game. Thank you Jeff Reed!

Riddle_Of_Steel
01-07-2011, 11:28 PM
I would agree with the Cleveland game when TommyGun lead us with a come from behind victory. That was by far the most exciting STEELER game that I have ever seen.
:tt05::tt::steelersfever::tt04::steelersflag:

Guess who the Browns' offensive coordinator was.......I see a pattern emerging. Can we send Arians back to the Browns next season?

Corey120120
01-08-2011, 09:50 PM
Bettis last regular season game in heinz feild, i dont remeber much cause i was in fifth grade, but ill never forget us all cheering "one more year".

RowHH
01-08-2011, 10:25 PM
Atlanta Dan, I was in the same end zone, upper deck.

My favorites in person are the 1976 AFC championship win over the Raiders and the 08 conference final against the Ratbirds.