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SteelCityMom
12-04-2011, 07:52 AM
Steelers, Bengals Both Trying To Stay Alive In AFC North

Pittsburgh (8-3) Hosts Cincinnati (7-4) In NFL Week 13

PITTSBURGH -- Meaningful games in December are nothing new in Pittsburgh, where playoff pushes are an annual event. Not so much in Cincinnati, where the conversation usually turns to the NFL draft after Thanksgiving.

It's why normally reserved Bengals coach Marvin Lewis ditched the usual "one game at a time" mantra heading into Sunday's rematch with the Steelers, who held off Cincinnati 24-17 on the road three weeks ago.

The surprising Bengals (7-4) trail Baltimore and Pittsburgh (8-3) by a game in the AFC North with five weeks to go. A loss would effectively end Cincinnati's bid for an unlikely division title. The way Lewis figures, no need to downplay the stakes.

"This is a big football game for us, no doubt about it," he said. "If we want to have an opportunity to win the AFC North, this is an important game for us. We can't fall another game behind at this point."

Though Pittsburgh is tied with the Ravens, Baltimore holds the tiebreaker after sweeping the season series. Any misstep puts the Steelers' hopes of a second straight division title and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs in serious jeopardy, and they know it.

"We felt like coming out of the bye we needed to go 6-0," wide receiver Mike Wallace said. "We got one down, we still got five to go."

The team that beat the New England Patriots with relative ease the day before Halloween is the same one that struggled to put away reeling Kansas City 13-9 last week.

"It wasn't our best, but guys understand what time of year it is," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. "I'd rather stand here and talk about an ugly win than a pretty loss."

So would the Bengals, though their spirited play against the defending AFC champions two weeks ago even in defeat signaled their hot start was no fluke. Cincinnati rallied from a 14-0 deficit to tie the game at 17 before wilting in the final minutes.

The game served as a litmus test for rookie quarterback Andy Dalton's growth, one he passed flawlessly for three quarters before a pair of late interceptions ended Cincinnati's five-game winning streak.

"I don't know how the talk is, but he's rookie of the year," Roethlisberger said. "I think he's that good of a quarterback."

Dalton believes the Bengals can be a playoff team now, not next year. For proof he points to the way his team responded after getting in an early hole against the Steelers.

"We were in the game the whole time," said Dalton, whose 16 touchdown passes is a club record for a rookie. "We got down quick but that didn't faze us. We were focused on the next play and we were able to come back in the game. We fell a little short. It's good to get to play them again."

Linebacker LaMarr Woodley is expected to play after missing the last three games with a left hamstring injury. Safety Troy Polamalu will also play after sitting out most of the Kansas City game with concussion-like symptoms.

The Bengals aren't nearly as healthy. The secondary looked out of sorts at times in last week's 23-20 escape over Cleveland without safety Leon Hall, out for the season with a torn Achilles.

"I think Leon was playing at a very high level and obviously it hurts when you lose a guy like that so I think they have to be prepared a little bit," Roethlisberger said. "But I feel like they've put Adam (Jones) in there and say 'Here it is.' "

The Bengals believe it can happen. They're 3-3 over their last six trips to Pittsburgh, playing the Steelers tough regardless of what type of season the franchise is enduring.

"Most people outside of this building, if you'd have told them we'd have a chance the last five games of the season to dictate our destiny, I think people would have laughed at us," Cincinnati left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "But we're there. It's an exciting opportunity, and now we have to make the best of it. It's all in front of us.


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Rick5895
12-04-2011, 11:24 AM
With both Hall and Clements out you would think Ben should be able to throw for 350 and 4 tds. So with that said I am sure Arians will run it 40 times just to trick Bengals

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:00 PM
Here we go almost kick off.

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:04 PM
Nice....bubble screen. :doh:

SteelMusic
12-04-2011, 12:05 PM
Here we go again. Just turned to the game and what do I see?

First the bubble screen then the empty backfield

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:05 PM
Can we fire Arians mid game. That was abysmal

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 12:06 PM
why was Brown demoted from kicks? he was doing a nice job. never broke one but there was no issue.

more bubble screen crap. they only lost 4 so that's better than a pick 6 so it was a success

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:10 PM
This is a great friggin start.

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 12:10 PM
will this discussion ever take place?

Tomlin....hey Bruce that bubble screen play sucks. you need to drop that play NOW. as it never run it again. do you understand me Bruce?

Yes, coach. you'll never see that one again.

and one more thing.....we have this guy who wears #83....he's not bad, use him more often. you got it?

SH-Rock
12-04-2011, 12:13 PM
Nice block!

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:14 PM
WOW!! D did their job. Think our can stop imitating a bad high school team and actually score.

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:16 PM
That running play worked so we'll not see it again.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:19 PM
this offense is awsome....

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:19 PM
this offense is awsome....

I especially like the unpredictability of it.

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:20 PM
So far the nonsense from the KC game is seeping into this one.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 12:20 PM
we look like shit on offense...again!!!

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:21 PM
Looks we are going to have to score on D.

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 12:21 PM
Way to crap the bed again offense. Defense bailed you out, along with some dumb penalties by Bengals.

@ Home against Division Rival and you can't do anything yet.
Oh yea, and love the bubble screen yet again and Wallace all of a sudden turning into Butterfinger.

COME ON OFFENSE DO YOUR JOB

SteelMusic
12-04-2011, 12:23 PM
And who was it that used to defend Arians? Way too much talent on this team for this type of production. I expect them to do much better [today] out of sheer talent. But Arians does nothing but hold our offense back.

Bayz101
12-04-2011, 12:24 PM
And it begins....LOL.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:26 PM
This team just doesn't look very good right now

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Isn't this what the game day thread if for?

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 12:27 PM
dang straight - they look awful thus far

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:27 PM
And not to be a real downer, but where is the pass rush?? He has all day!!

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:29 PM
Thankfully our D is playing halfway decent

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:29 PM
Run, bubble screen, bomb and punt. :chuckle:

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:30 PM
Right now, their O looks much better than ours.
Our "D" is more than match for their O, so yep,
Our "D" will have to win this game for us (surpise, surprise, surprise !) -thankyou Gomer.

So step it up BEN !!! comon.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:30 PM
Ok, hopefully we can get 2 fist downs on this drive!

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 12:30 PM
damn bubble screen!!

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 12:30 PM
that play by Redmond is why he needs to be the starter

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 12:31 PM
See...thats why redman needs to be in there!!!

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:31 PM
well that was a different formation :)

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:32 PM
That tricky airians

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 12:32 PM
mendenhall sucks

SteelMusic
12-04-2011, 12:33 PM
Brown is a monster.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:33 PM
Mendenhall honoring the the late Michael Jackson

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:33 PM
Nice play by Brown.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Let just keep giving THAT guy the ball!!!

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 12:34 PM
brownnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:34 PM
That tricky airians
that was more pure Steelers "attutude" than it was Ariens' thought process :noidea:

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 12:35 PM
we need 7....no damn FG's!!!

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 12:36 PM
how can they not see the difference with Redman out there?

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:37 PM
oh oh, Areins was trying to think? again .

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Wow.....Mendy dancing around again.

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:38 PM
yay, good Blocking for Mendy !

#1LambertFan
12-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Who else is on the Redman bandwagon?

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 12:39 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:39 PM
Nice job imposing will on the Bengals. Redman needs at least 15 carries a game. And he sure as hell seems to inspire Mendy.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 12:40 PM
Who else is on the Redman bandwagon?

I will raise my hand on that one!!!!!

theplatypus
12-04-2011, 12:41 PM
7-0!

maybe the sky isn't falling

jking
12-04-2011, 12:41 PM
turnover time for D

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:42 PM
7-0!

maybe the sky isn't falling

Announcers said the first team to score has lost the last few games between these two.

http://rlv.zcache.com/oh_crap_the_sky_is_falling_card-p137021172328032215z85cd_400.jpg

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:44 PM
"Desperate Dalton" should throw us some soon enough.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Time for the D to make a play

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:45 PM
What the hell was that ziggy. lol

jking
12-04-2011, 12:45 PM
nice pressure on dalton

theplatypus
12-04-2011, 12:45 PM
Announcers said the first team to score has lost the last few games between these two.




That;s just nantz and simms showing their anti Steelers bias.

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:46 PM
The D is laying the hits today.

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:47 PM
That;s just nantz and simms showing their anti Steelers bias.
ya, along with Collingsworth, Theisman, that dink -> Sapp, ..., half of the NFL Network, Godell, Media, ....
;)... pfft, who cares.
:tt04:

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:49 PM
P I about time its called in our favor

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:49 PM
Nice dance moves from Mendy again.

jking
12-04-2011, 12:49 PM
That;s just nantz and simms showing their anti Steelers bias.

that's why i listen to steelers radio...if i'm gonna listen to biased announcers it's gonna be biased for us:thumbsup:

theplatypus
12-04-2011, 12:50 PM
that's why i listen to steelers radio...if i'm gonna listen to biased announcers it's gonna be biased for us:thumbsup:



SARCASM

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:50 PM
I kinda like all this dancing.

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 12:50 PM
14-0, time to switch it up now and do something illogical - more 40 yard bombs so the Bengals keep it close please

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:51 PM
Our oline has come to play today.Great tu- by Mendy.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:51 PM
good run, why can't he do that every time (no the yardage, but the straight forward effort)?

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:51 PM
so who said WHAT about Mendy here !!!, np's, it's all good.

haha

#1LambertFan
12-04-2011, 12:51 PM
2 in the 2nd quarter for Mendy?

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:52 PM
Now we're rollin

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:52 PM
We got them down. Now let's bury them.

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:53 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_L5_maDHRLKs/S-CO9Qy2IjI/AAAAAAAAAb0/u38YjpK2I-Q/s400/mc-hammer-1.jpg

:toofunny:

SteelMusic
12-04-2011, 12:53 PM
14-0, time to switch it up now and do something illogical - more 40 yard bombs so the Bengals keep it close please

I swear, if that happens I might break my damn TV. Slow the game down, keep the chains moving. No empty backfield bombs every down because Arians thinks the Bengals won't be expecting it.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:54 PM
so who said WHAT about Mendy here !!!, np's, it's all good.

haha

I said he runs like Michael Jackson, but I stand corrected!!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:54 PM
our ST even showed up today.

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:54 PM
YESSIR!!

theplatypus
12-04-2011, 12:54 PM
Sanders coming up with the fumble

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 12:54 PM
Sylvester and Sanders

"We don't win unless we get the ball back for YOU"

VegasStlrFan
12-04-2011, 12:55 PM
21 point cushion would be sweet

Wallabeast17
12-04-2011, 12:55 PM
I'm so glad here in south central pa i will not be able to watch any of the bungles games. :mad:

SteelMusic
12-04-2011, 12:56 PM
Nice!

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 12:56 PM
yup - northern md here - I get to see the Denver Minnesota game today instead

SteelMusic
12-04-2011, 12:56 PM
Wallace baby!!!!!

Let's keep it going!

theplatypus
12-04-2011, 12:57 PM
God Arians sucks

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:57 PM
Wallace yessir -redeem yourself, beautiful !

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:57 PM
TOUCHDOWN!!!!

VegasStlrFan
12-04-2011, 12:57 PM
rolling, rolling, rolling

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 12:57 PM
Awesome. Keep piling it on.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 12:57 PM
He needs 1 more to make up for last week!.... Wait, was that too soon?

jking
12-04-2011, 12:58 PM
I'm so glad here in south central pa i will not be able to watch any of the bungles games. :mad:only away games and the Steelers at cinci have been on locally down here in bungal land

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:58 PM
Just started listening to the game. Are Woodley, Pouncey, and Polamalu active? Also love 21-0 and that we're causing turnovers and running the ball efficently.

MACH1
12-04-2011, 12:59 PM
Just started listening to the game. Are Woodley, Pouncey, and Polamalu active?

Yep

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 12:59 PM
Ariens is asking Tomlin, so wtf ?, you mean we just did this with true-grit, determination, and attitude ? wow, I wanna put that in my play action AIRHEAD schemes , in the 2nd Half ! -Lol

ETL
12-04-2011, 12:59 PM
Can we as Jim Nantz if the first team that scores 21 points loses the game?

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:00 PM
Wow - I should keep complaining about the offense - it might just work! Lol - thank you offense for proving me wrong . . .THUS FAR lol

ETL
12-04-2011, 01:00 PM
Watching game in best Steeler bar in Chicago: Durkins. So much better than Joe's.

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:02 PM
I've spent more on Xmas shopping than I wanted to so am forcing myself to not go to Steelers bar. I always say I'm only going to split an appetizer and get a soda - but dang - a tall Sam Adams Winter Lager plus wings is too good.

jking
12-04-2011, 01:02 PM
Can we as Jim Nantz if the first team that scores 21 points loses the game?

bungals have come back late in games this year.....not saying they will this game ....

ETL
12-04-2011, 01:04 PM
God Arians sucks

:thumbsup:

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:04 PM
Yep

Good to hear. We need those guys healthy for the winter stretch.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:05 PM
ok D...lets dont play too soft now!!!

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Gotta keep the foot on the pedal so to speak here.

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Don't let the Bungles up. Keep em down.

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Dalton Int. is coming up soon

ETL
12-04-2011, 01:07 PM
I've spent more on Xmas shopping than I wanted to so am forcing myself to not go to Steelers bar. I always say I'm only going to split an appetizer and get a soda - but dang - a tall Sam Adams Winter Lager plus wings is too good.

I only come out to the bar when the Steelers are not on local TV. So I can see how Gay played and post a Gay Meter.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:07 PM
soft D!!!

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:07 PM
Woodly out again?

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:08 PM
ok D...lets dont play too soft now!!!

That, I do admit, is very rare indeed. :)

theplatypus
12-04-2011, 01:08 PM
Dammit Arains made Woodley tweak his hamstring

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:09 PM
Woodley's made of glass. Just like Sepulveda

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Dammit Arains made Woodley tweak his hamstring

The bastard!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:10 PM
ahh Taylor, dam

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:11 PM
is Simms just watching Harrison so he can point out every little mistake that he makes?

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:11 PM
Dammit Arains made Woodley tweak his hamstring

Probably happened on one of the many bubble screens. :chuckle:

ETL
12-04-2011, 01:11 PM
No pressure.

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:12 PM
Damned AJ Green is damned good.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 01:12 PM
What is this no pressure defense?

VegasStlrFan
12-04-2011, 01:12 PM
hes getting alot of time in the pocket

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:12 PM
speaking of analysts - on Inside the NFL, Simms had an interesting comparison of a certain former Bengals player and one U.S. President:

http://totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/5751ae64-0649-4879-8ba1-2584039d9c05.jpg

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:12 PM
that was a horrifying display of defense (or lackthereof) on that drive. Wow.

Sixburgher
12-04-2011, 01:12 PM
ahh Taylor, dam

What, you're not going to blame ARIENS like you always do?

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 01:12 PM
In reality, It should be 10 - 21. We got lucky with the blocked kick. I'm sick of this soft a$$ defense.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:13 PM
well...lets just let them get back in the game...hate the soft D!!

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:13 PM
What is this no pressure defense?

I hear ya. He has ALL DAY and more to stand back there....my goodness

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 01:14 PM
I like what Farrior said a few years ago, if we're gonna go down, we should go down swingin. After the Pats game, we've not duplicated that kind of pressure.

Ricco Suavez
12-04-2011, 01:14 PM
anybody got a game link pm me

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:14 PM
well we need points here...no TO's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:14 PM
We need to get pressure. Maybevthat drive by the Bungholes will wake them up.

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:14 PM
Here we go offense, time to respond.

And yes, everything IS Brucey's fault lol

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:14 PM
i hate to say this, but right now i'd rather have the viciousness of the Raven's defense. There's none of that out there...they look like they're just hanging around waiting for the game to end

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:15 PM
This is where the running game is abandoned.

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:15 PM
I like what Farrior said a few years ago, if we're gonna go down, we should go down swingin. After the Pats game, we've not duplicated that kind of pressure.

thats true. Seems like there's 11 on offense and like 3 playing defense. Thats what it feels like

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:16 PM
here goes going for the bomb!!!!! damnit!!!!!!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:16 PM
Hines !!!

Ricco Suavez
12-04-2011, 01:16 PM
Congrats Hines

jking
12-04-2011, 01:16 PM
Hines breaks 12000 yards

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:17 PM
Congrats Hines! Now let's go offense! AVENGE ME! AVENGE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Ricco Suavez
12-04-2011, 01:18 PM
Mistakes Mistakes

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:19 PM
Gee - I wonder if it is going to be 21-14 soon. Good grief - nothing like going backwards.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:19 PM
damn!!!!

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:19 PM
Who gets the ball to start the second half?

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:19 PM
That tricky airhead.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Gee - I wonder if it is going to be 21-14 soon. Good grief - nothing like going backwards.

guaranteed!!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:20 PM
wow, I guess Bruce AIRHEAD and his "No Pressure" Offense just struck again.

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Who gets the ball to start the second half?

Bungholes

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Even the Bengals defense is more ferocious than ours. Thats pretty sad.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Who gets the ball to start the second half?

they do!

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Come on defense - bail us out - no more points before half!

jking
12-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Gee - I wonder if it is going to be 21-14 soon. Good grief - nothing like going backwards.

gotta keep it close or it wouldn't be Steelers football

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:21 PM
terrible 4 minute offense there, should have never hurried up that play on 2nd and 18 before hitting the 2 minute warning, instead its an incomplete pass, 3rd and 18, then a false start, then another play just to get some yards to play for field position and the Bengals still got the 2 minute warning to stop the clock to keep 2 timeouts

should have just let the 2 minute warning hit on 2nd and 18

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:21 PM
Come on defense - bail us out - no more points before half!

It always has been up to the Defense,
geeez,
can our "O" be somewhat consistent and decisive for even just one dam game !?

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:21 PM
That was FUGGLY. Neededvto answer with points.

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:21 PM
seems to be no urgency, no ferocity on the field (on our side). Wow.

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:22 PM
Special teams!

Sixburgher
12-04-2011, 01:22 PM
wow, I guess Bruce AIRHEAD and his "No Pressure" Offense just struck again.

I'm sure if carrot top drives the Bengals right down for another TD it will be his fault too, right?

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:22 PM
we get a comfortable lead then play soft...cant do that this time of year!!!

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:23 PM
terrible 4 minute offense there, should have never hurried up that play on 2nd and 18 before hitting the 2 minute warning, instead its an incomplete pass, 3rd and 18, then a false start, then another play just to get some yards to play for field position and the Bengals still got the 2 minute warning to stop the clock to keep 2 timeouts

Are you questioning the brilliance of airians?

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Need the D to force a turn over here.

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:23 PM
Nice play. Force a three and out or turnover.

dcsteel5804
12-04-2011, 01:23 PM
We need to Brown on the Field!!

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:23 PM
lawl, but here come the bungles, incomplete pass on 1st down, now we might be able to get the ball back

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:23 PM
It always has been up to the Defense,
geeez,
can our "O" be somewhat consistent and decisive for even just one dam game !?


not THIS defense......

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:24 PM
Are you questioning the brilliance of airians?

I think a lot of that fault might have been on Ben's shoulders as well

VegasStlrFan
12-04-2011, 01:24 PM
im not sure i understand what is and isn't a catch

DoctorCAD
12-04-2011, 01:25 PM
im not sure i understand what is and isn't a catch

THAT was not...

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:25 PM
Come on offense, if you can't come away with 3 points here I'm gonna slap yo mommas

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:26 PM
TD BROWN!!!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:26 PM
not THIS defense......


HUH !?
is this some weird translation thing ?

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Well offense, you get freebie this time, THIS TIME! MuAHAHAHAHAhahahaahhAHAAHA

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:26 PM
That's what I call special teams. Way to go Antonio.

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Special teams on fire today

DoctorCAD
12-04-2011, 01:27 PM
The Bungles punter out-kicked his defense.

ETL
12-04-2011, 01:27 PM
We got away with a push in the back

jking
12-04-2011, 01:27 PM
TD BROWN!!!

damn.... now the D is back on the field :chuckle:

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:27 PM
This GAME is over now, We own it, thanks to ST too :)

#1LambertFan
12-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Now thats the special teams spark that helps come playoffs!

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:28 PM
Good D. GREAT PLAY BY BROWN!

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:28 PM
NICE.
Since the offense is now suckin' and the defense is suckin', lets just count on special teams.

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:29 PM
For all of you that complain of Collinsworth...........Simms is 100X worse. Shut up Simms.

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:30 PM
Sack baby!

Drizztbob
12-04-2011, 01:30 PM
Running on all cylinders today boys!!!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:30 PM
FINALLY, this Offense showed up this year !! and I'm so glad.

TRH
12-04-2011, 01:30 PM
This GAME is over now, We own it, thanks to ST too :)


haven't you been watching this team for the last 2 years. This game is FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR from over.
We got a nice lead, but there's 2 quarters left.

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:30 PM
Yea baby!

steelfury02
12-04-2011, 01:31 PM
yea please - we aren't allowed to get excited over a great first half - there will be noooooone of that lol no no

SteelMusic
12-04-2011, 01:31 PM
Great looking half.

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:32 PM
NICE.
Since the offense is now suckin' and the defense is suckin', lets just count on special teams.

has worked for the Bears since forever, if its only needed for this one game I'll take it

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:33 PM
The D woke up after that td. Feeding frenzy.

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:33 PM
Great end to the first half. Special Teams TD and the Bengals getting nothing but nothing. Gotta hold them and add on though. These guys do come back.

ETL
12-04-2011, 01:33 PM
One good thing about us winning like this: all the whiners and doomdayers are shutting up

DoctorCAD
12-04-2011, 01:34 PM
This GAME is over now, We own it, thanks to ST too :)

Wow, you haven't watched this team much, have you??????

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:35 PM
haven't you been watching this team for the last 2 years. This game is FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR from over.
We got a nice lead, but there's 2 quarters left.

have we ever blown a 21 point lead, ever?

I mean it might get a bit scarey towards the end but statistically this game is pretty much over.

I seriously hope we don't play that way though, and that we keep our foot on the gas and have good/long offensive drives in the 2nd half to put the game away. Granted, I fully expect some run-run-pass-punt 3 and outs from Arians, but I can always hope thats not the case, or that our runs at least actually gain yards so we convert some downs.

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Wow, you haven't watched this team much, have you??????

I feel it my bones, this is STEELERS all the way today. I just want the "D" to remain 100% healthy -no injuries pleeeez.
Go Steelers!
:drink:

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:37 PM
have we ever blown a 21 point lead, ever?

I mean it might get a bit scarey towards the end but statistically this game is pretty much over.

I seriously hope we don't play that way though, and that we keep our foot on the gas and have good/long offensive drives in the 2nd half to put the game away. Granted, I fully expect some run-run-pass-punt 3 and outs from Arians, but I can always hope thats not the case, or that our runs at least actually gain yards so we convert some downs.

They had a good run game going, question is will arians continue to use it?

ETL
12-04-2011, 01:38 PM
have we ever blown a 21 point lead, ever?

I mean it might get a bit scarey towards the end but statistically this game is pretty much over.

I seriously hope we don't play that way though, and that we keep our foot on the gas and have good/long offensive drives in the 2nd half to put the game away. Granted, I fully expect some run-run-pass-punt 3 and outs from Arians, but I can always hope thats not the case, or that our runs at least actually gain yards so we convert some downs.

I like your Optimism. All we need to do is win by 1 pt. That's all that matters.

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:43 PM
have we ever blown a 21 point lead, ever?

I mean it might get a bit scarey towards the end but statistically this game is pretty much over.

I seriously hope we don't play that way though, and that we keep our foot on the gas and have good/long offensive drives in the 2nd half to put the game away. Granted, I fully expect some run-run-pass-punt 3 and outs from Arians, but I can always hope thats not the case, or that our runs at least actually gain yards so we convert some downs.

and Since no one else could answer your question, I will:
NO, we have never blown a 21-point lead, atleast NOT with this O/D/ST today
:)

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:45 PM
Let's start the half forcing a turn over. Let's get 40 points.

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:46 PM
offsides Troy

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:47 PM
comon Dalton, go Desperate so we Int. you, comon....
:)

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:48 PM
They had a good run game going, question is will arians continue to use it?

yeah, that's the big question, we had an excellent mix of plays going, I just hope we don't just completely shut down on offense and get predictable with play calling, or if we do I hope we can at least out execute the Bengals and still convert downs even when playing predictable - of which those are always the sweetest because its simply winning by brute force, imposing your will on the opponent and flat out winning with no tricks. But at the same time the predictability is easier to stop, and it could have cost us the game in Cincinnati where we had 3 consecutive predictable 3-and-outs in the 4th quarter and it wasn't until a miraculous performance by William Gay who had directly impact on 2 INTs to seal the deal when there was little reason our offense couldn't have at least done something to help the D out on any one of those 3 drives.

jking
12-04-2011, 01:49 PM
comon Dalton, go Desperate so we Int. you, comon....
:)

gettin pressure on him.....soon :tt:

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:49 PM
Ok nice long drive here.

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:50 PM
Good start by the D. Now let's get some points.

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:51 PM
Now, we have never (FOR SURE, in 3rd) blown a 28-point lead, and that's comin' up babies' !
Unless Ariens' does,.... ahh nevermind, I don't wanna think about that right now.

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:53 PM
1st series we run on 1st down, gain 4 yards, 2nd down is shotgun - fake a hand off and go for a quick WR screen but the pass is knocked down

so even though is 3rd and 6, good play calling so far IMO

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:54 PM
Please stop that stupid friggin screen.

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 01:54 PM
they really just called that crap play again? at your own 15? easily could have been a pick 6.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:54 PM
throw out the bubble screen or it will get picked off!!!!!!!

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:55 PM
I wish they'd tear that page out of the playbook.

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 01:55 PM
just say we caught that ball. there were at least 5 bengals right there.

you call a crap play but at least look before you throw the ball.

Steeler4life1972
12-04-2011, 01:55 PM
1st series we run on 1st down, gain 4 yards, 2nd down is shotgun - fake a hand off and go for a quick WR screen but the pass is knocked down

so even though is 3rd and 6, good play calling so far IMO

put down the crack pipe!!!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:56 PM
...more Tire-hoop practice for Ben

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 01:56 PM
not a terrible 3 and out, pocket collapsed on 3rd down, Ben still got away, and still almost found Ward way down the field, gotta give Bengals D some credit there for getting the early pressure

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:57 PM
3 and out on O just doesn't cut it.

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 01:58 PM
that was a terrible series. you get 4 on first down...that's a good start. 2 downs to get 6 yards.

totally waste second down.

then on third you go empty backfield and a hurried throw.

MACH1
12-04-2011, 01:58 PM
not a terrible 3 and out, pocket collapsed on 3rd down, Ben still got away, and still almost found Ward way down the field, gotta give Bengals D some credit there for getting the early pressure

Gotta give arians credit for calling yet another bubble screen

4xSBChamps
12-04-2011, 01:58 PM
have we ever blown a 21 point lead, ever?
does 21-3 count?

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197111140mia.htm

as I recall, the Steelers wore White jerseys & White pants that day

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:58 PM
Ariens is no gonna bring the game closer, argggh!

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 01:59 PM
not a terrible 3 and out, pocket collapsed on 3rd down, Ben still got away, and still almost found Ward way down the field, gotta give Bengals D some credit there for getting the early pressure

All 3 and outs are terrible. Especially deep in our end.

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:59 PM
Silverback!

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 01:59 PM
does 21-3 count?

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197111140mia.htm

as I recall, the Steelers wore White jerseys & White pants that day

That's why I said, but NOT with today's team.
ya, covered my ass dude, but thanks for the fact's
:)

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 02:00 PM
punt time, good D :tt02:

bluesmanw
12-04-2011, 02:00 PM
Kanata-you obviously hate Ben. So who do you want as the Steelers QB?

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 02:01 PM
Good job D. Offense let's add more.

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 02:01 PM
No more bubble screens please. Run Redman down the Bungles throats.

4xSBChamps
12-04-2011, 02:01 PM
That's why I said, but NOT with today's team.
ya, covered my ass dude.
:)
if any NFL team blows a 21-point lead against the Bungles franchise... they might consider taking-up croquet, or lawn-darts

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 02:01 PM
All 3 and outs are terrible. Especially deep in our end.

3 and outs are never good, but you can't convince me the Bengals D didn't earn that more than our O blew it

Bengals came into this game with a top 5 defense, we're not going to score on every drive

GMU Steeler
12-04-2011, 02:01 PM
punt time, good D :tt02:

Yep outside a TO couldn't ask for a better series there.

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 02:02 PM
inside the 10 Brown's gotta let them go.

bluesmanw
12-04-2011, 02:02 PM
that was a terrible series. you get 4 on first down...that's a good start. 2 downs to get 6 yards.

totally waste second down.

then on third you go empty backfield and a hurried throw.


It wasnt a hurried throw. It was a QB who had no time in the pocket and almost made a play out of nothing.

bluesmanw
12-04-2011, 02:03 PM
3 and outs are never good, but you can't convince me the Bengals D didn't earn that more than our O blew it

Bengals came into this game with a top 5 defense, we're not going to score on every drive


According to some on this board I read every week the Steelers should never have to punt. And when they dont score it must be Ben's fault.

NoFieldFive
12-04-2011, 02:03 PM
It wasnt a hurried throw. It was a QB who had no time in the pocket and almost made a play out of nothing.


empty backfield. call it what you want but on your own 15 you leave help in the backfield

theplatypus
12-04-2011, 02:03 PM
There's Arians being stupid again.

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 02:03 PM
another run on 1st down, but its for a first down, good execution, getting good yards running on first down, I likey :tt02:

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 02:04 PM
Kanata-you obviously hate Ben. So who do you want as the Steelers QB?

I have ALWAYS said, Ben is GOOD, but not GREAT !. and so has Cowher, Silverback,....
So what is you MF'in ?
eh?
It's been more than proven.
But, you're so wrong, why would you think I hate Ben? -u're so blue-troll-wrong.
"Blue"? -it's Blk n' Gold, not blue here.

bluesmanw
12-04-2011, 02:04 PM
I agree. I am not a fan of empty backfield ever.

jking
12-04-2011, 02:04 PM
[QUOTE=bluesmanw;966337]According to some on this board I read every week the Steelers should never have to punt. And when they dont score it must be Ben's fault.[/QUnot always on Ben....sometimes it's Arians' :chuckle:

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 02:04 PM
good offensive series so far, really liking the play calling, we're getting solid runs on 1st and actually throwing on 2nd

Rick5895
12-04-2011, 02:05 PM
3 and outs are never good, but you can't convince me the Bengals D didn't earn that more than our O blew it

Bengals came into this game with a top 5 defense, we're not going to score on every drive

Didn't say that. However they need at least a first down or two in that situation.

bluesmanw
12-04-2011, 02:05 PM
I have ALWAYS said, Ben is GOOD, but not GREAT !. and so has Cowher, Silverback,....
So what is you MF'in ?
eh?
It's been more than proven.
But, you're so wrong, why would you think I hate Ben? -u're so troll-wrong.

Far from a troll. Steelers fan from Sharon, PA.

bluesmanw
12-04-2011, 02:06 PM
I have ALWAYS said, Ben is GOOD, but not GREAT !. and so has Cowher, Silverback,....
So what is you MF'in ?
eh?
It's been more than proven.
But, you're so wrong, why would you think I hate Ben? -u're so blue-troll-wrong.
"Blue"? -it's Blk n' Gold, not blue here.

Stats prove you wrong on whether Ben is a great QB or not.

4xSBChamps
12-04-2011, 02:06 PM
I am not a fan of empty backfield ever.
I agree

remember... the most-famous TD pass in team-history, and probably League history, was caught by a big, burly running-back

ETL
12-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Dont mind the conservative offense. The last ting i want is a turnover that lets the Bengals get back in the game a la tony romo against Detroit

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 02:06 PM
REDMAN, HUGE RUN!!! not as funny as watching Bettis run in the open field but it sure is reminiscent :tt02:

theplatypus
12-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Good lord Arians is clueless

TRH
12-04-2011, 02:07 PM
NICE run!

MACH1
12-04-2011, 02:07 PM
See that dance move by Redman. lol

Ricco Suavez
12-04-2011, 02:07 PM
I think its funny we all want our defense to have three and outs, but the offense is expected to sustain drives in spite of playing a top 5 defense.

bluesmanw
12-04-2011, 02:07 PM
Hell of a run by Redman. Like how they are alternating between Redman and Mendenhall.

Kanata-Steeler
12-04-2011, 02:07 PM
[QUOTE=bluesmanw;966346]Far from a troll. Steelers fan from Sharon, PA.[/QUOTE
then, my bad, welcome aboard.
:tt04: