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ricardisimo
11-03-2012, 09:13 PM
Steelers on the road against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) at New York Giants (6-2)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012
Kickoff: 4:25 p.m., ET
Site: MetLife Stadium (82,500) • East Rutherford, N.J.
Playing Surface: FieldTurf
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play)Phil Simms (analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio NetworkWDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)Tunch Ilkin (analyst)Craig Wolfley (sideline)
National Radio: Sports USA Radio
Announcers: Larry Kahn (play-by-play)Ross Tucker (analyst)Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City)XEDA-FM 90.5

Steelers notes for Giants game (http://blog.steelers.com/2012/10/30/steelers-notes-for-giants-game/)

THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 59-28 (.678)/sixth season Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 59-28 (.678)/sixth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 5-3/four years

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin
Overall regular-season record: 148-116 (.561)/17th season Regular-season record at New York: 80-56 (.588)/ninth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 12-7/nine years

SERIES HISTORY
Series History: Series began in 1933Overall: Giants lead 46-29-3At Pittsburgh: Giants lead 22-14-3At New York: Giants lead 24-15Neutral Sites: n/aLast Regular-Season Meeting: Oct. 26, 2008(in Pittsburgh) New York 21, Pittsburgh 14Postseason Series: n/aThis matchup marks only the fifth time these two teams havemet since 1994 with both teams splitting the last four contests…aside from a 30-10 Giants win in 2000, the other four matchups since 1991 have been decided by seven points or less,with both teams winning two games apiece…Sunday will be theSteelers first regular season visit to the new MetLife Stadium that houses both the Giants and the New York Jets and opened for its inaugural football season in 2010…both franchises boast father/son ownership combinations in the Hall of Fame, Art Rooney Sr.and his son Dan in Pittsburgh and Tim Mara and his son,Wellington, for the Giants…this game features two of the three active quarterbacks who have won more than one Super Bowl inPittsburgh’s <nobr>Ben Roethlisbergerhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/ben-roethlisberger/54dda34e-9e43-4c57-9397-1143ddced5d6/)</nobr> and New York’s EliManning…this is the second time in as many matchups between the two teams that the Giants come into the game as the defending World Champions.

STEELERS-GIANTS CONNECTIONS

LOCAL CONNECTIONS
• Steelers G <nobr>Willie Colonhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/willie-colon/b008d43a-c215-4ae8-adf1-b03abff0a5fe/)</nobr> is a native of Bronx, N.Y. and a graduateof Cardinal Hayes High School, just across the river from the Giants home stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Colon played his collegiate ball at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.• Steelers S <nobr>Ryan Clarkhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/ryan-clark/cf65ed11-5ecb-4e40-9341-ff499509537d/)</nobr> broke into the league with the Giants when he signed with them as undrafted rookie free agent in 2002and spent the 2002 and 2003 seasons on the Giants’ practicesquad.• Giants FB Henry Hynoski played his collegiate football at theUniversity of Pittsburgh from 2007-2010. Before becoming a Panther, Hynoski, a native of Elysburg, Pa., finished his high schoolcareer as the 6th leading rusher in Pennsylvania state high school history with 7,165 yards to go along with 113 career touchdowns and was named the Associated Press Class A State Player of theYear following his final prep season.• Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride held the same position with the Steelers from 1999-2000.

PRO CONNECTIONS
• Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty were both on the Chicago Bears coaching staff from 2001-2003. Haley also worked with Giants secondary/cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta with the New York Jets in 1995-1996. Haley was an assistant in the Jets’ scouting department and Giunta coached defensive backs.• Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler and Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell coached together for the Buffalo Billsfrom 2007-2009.• In 2003 when Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride called the plays for the Buffalo offense.• Steelers LB <nobr>Larry Footehttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/larry-foote/8bbeec8c-cae8-4d79-8c84-eb94ce439442/)</nobr> (1998-2001) and Steelers LB <nobr>LaMarr Woodleyhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/lamarr-woodley/ca7b64f1-170e-449e-a835-4851e785246d/)</nobr> (2003-2006) both played at the University of Michiganduring Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann’s nearly two decade stint at Michigan as a linebackers coach and then as defensive coordinator (1986-2005).
• Steelers WR <nobr>Jerricho Cotcheryhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/jerricho-cotchery/915e6a52-d1db-4618-975a-8a098e1d0d82/)</nobr> was member of the New York Jets in 2009 when Giants assistant special teams coach Larry Izzo was playing his final season of pro football as a linebacker with New York.• Steelers QB <nobr>Byron Leftwichhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/byron-leftwich/1c056731-bcbb-4953-acad-047f272bf685/)</nobr> was in his only season with theTampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009 when Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn held the same position with Tampa.• Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery and Giants P Steve Weatherford were teammates with the New York Jets in 2009 and 2010.• Steelers K <nobr>Shaun Suishamhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/shaun-suisham/1375892d-6f3e-462a-b784-4c6cd6bce2b2/)</nobr> and Giants TE Martellus Bennett were teammates in Dallas during Suisham’s brief stint with the Cowboys in 2009. Suisham was also a teammate of Giants CB Justin Tyron in 2008 and 2009 when they were both with the Washington Redskins.
• Steelers QB Byron Leftwich and Giants LB Michael Boley were teammates with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007.• Steelers LB <nobr>Brandon Johnsonhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/brandon-johnson/5e807cf5-e741-473d-bfda-caacc5f155d8/)</nobr> and Giants LB Keith Rivers wereteammates with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2008 to 2010.• Steelers LB Brandon Johnson and TE <nobr>Leonard Popehttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/leonard-pope/c2a36031-77b1-497b-8a28-160380f113e6/)</nobr> and Giants CB Antrel Rolle played together with the Arizona Cardinals from 2006-2007. Pope and Rolle played together through the 2008season. Also, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley held the same position with Arizona from 2007 to 2008, when these three players were with the Cardinals.COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
• Steelers RB <nobr>Rashard Mendenhallhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/rashard-mendenhall/3e1ac879-3146-46f4-946b-216532a371b1/)</nobr> and Giants P Steve Weatherford were teammates at the University of Illinois in 2005.• Steelers LB Larry Foote and Giants C David Baas wereteammates at the University of Michigan from 2000-2001.• Steelers S Ryan Clark and Giants CB Corey Webster played together at Louisiana State University during the 2001 season.• Steelers C/G <nobr>Doug Legurskyhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/doug-legursky/5eca2c1f-b77b-4d64-b12b-a521751be264/)</nobr> and Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw were teammates at Marshall University from 2004-2006.• Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery and Giants T Sean Locklear played together at North Carolina State from 2000-2003.• Steelers LB <nobr>Jason Worildshttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/jason-worilds/5c613eee-74dc-496d-85ff-b2dfb90b0b14/)</nobr> was teammates with Giants CB Jayron Hosley and Giants RB David Wilson at Virginia Tech in2009.• Steelers DE Cam Heyward and T <nobr>Mike Adamshttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/mike-adams/baa7fbda-a15c-4908-99ea-22bf07f00565/)</nobr> were teammates at Ohio State with Giants C Jim Cordle from 2008-2009. Heyward and Cordle also played together in 2007.• Steelers LB <nobr>Adrian Robinsonhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/adrian-robinson/d5fe16eb-b627-4fea-b84d-e69895741f6d/)</nobr> was in the midst of his career at Temple University in 2008 and 2009 when Giants wide receiverscoach Kevin M. Gilbride was on the Owls’ coaching staff. Also,Giants assistant offensive line coach Matt Rhule was a coach at Temple from 2006-2011.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES• With a win, Pittsburgh would improve to 5-4 against the Giants (4-2 on the road) since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.• Including the postseason, the Steelers are looking to improve to102-60-1 all-time against the NFC, including 3-0 this season.• If the Steelers win it would be only the second time in franchise history that Pittsburgh has beaten both the Giants and Jets in the same season (2004).• Pittsburgh is looking to improve to 28-7 against NFC teams during the regular season since 2004.• The Steelers defense is looking to keep its seventh opponent in the last eight games to under 100 yards rushing.

PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• With a win, will improve to 60-28 during the regular season.• Looking to improve to 17-6 during the regular-season against NFC teams.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Looking to improve to 24-7 against NFC teams during the regular season.
• Looking to record a passer rating of 120.0 for the fourth time this season, which would tie for the second most times he has registereda passer rating of at least 120.0 in the same regular season (four in 2004 / five in 2009).
• Is looking to throw for at least 360 yards for the third time thisseason, which would tie 2011 (3) for the second most times he has thrown for at least 360 yards in one season (2009, 4).

RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Is one rushing touchdown shy of becoming the fifth player in franchise history with 30 career rushing touchdowns.

RB <nobr>Jonathan Dwyerhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/jonathan-dwyer/5bfae686-9098-4bb3-85aa-bfd8c720d223/)</nobr>
• Looking to be the first Steelers’ player since Willie Parker in 2007 to register three consecutive 100 yard rushing games.

TE <nobr>Heath Millerhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/heath-miller/ada7ab1b-9acd-421a-bed0-79ccc4542630/)</nobr>
• Needs one receiving touchdown to pass Elbie Nickel (37) for the most receiving touchdowns by a Steelers’ tight end.• Is one receiving touchdown shy of tying his single-season career high of seven, set in 16 games in 2007.

WR <nobr>Mike Wallacehttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/mike-wallace/304eecdf-1b60-4dc4-9cd8-7808d9f5c97a/)</nobr>
• If he records at least 100 yards receiving, it will mark the 14th 100-yard game of his career.

S <nobr>Troy Polamaluhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/troy-polamalu/1b1010ec-73b6-414d-88ee-72dbd9b48597/)</nobr>
• Needs one interception to become the ninth Steelers’ player to record 30 career interceptions.• With one fumble return for a touchdown, will tie Jason Gildon (3) for the most fumbles returned for touchdowns in franchise history.• Is one defensive touchdown shy of tying Carnell Lake, Dwayne Woodruff and Jack Butler (5) for the second-most defensive touchdowns in Steelers history (Rod Woodson, 6).• Needs one interception return for a touchdown to tie Carnell Lake, Dwayne Woodruff, Deshea Townsend and Tony Campagno(3) for the fourth-most in franchise history.

LB <nobr>James Harrisonhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/james-harrison/f955db12-de79-47a3-9c61-d50c2583d49b/)</nobr>
• Needs one sack to tie Joey Porter (60.0) for second place on the Steelers’ sacks list, dating back to 1982 when sacks became an official statistic.

LB LaMarr Woodley
• Looking to tie his single-season career high (2010) with his second interception of the season.

LB Jason Worilds
• Needs one sack to pass his single-season career high of three, set in 12 games last season.

ricardisimo
11-04-2012, 01:46 AM
Steelers vs. Giants: Matchups to watch


November 4, 2012 12:26 am
By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Game plan

When the Giants have the ball: The offense revolves around QB Eli Manning and his ability to get the ball to his sure-handed receivers, primarily Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. Manning is second in the NFC with 2,301 yards passing and third in the conference in fourth-quarter passing (103.5 rating). He also has been sacked only six times, fewest among NFL QBs. Cruz is second in the NFC in receptions (52), third in receiving yards with 650 and tied for the NFL lead in TDs (7). TE Martellus Bennett was signed in free agency and has become a favorite target, ranking second on the team with 29 catches. The Steelers have moved up to No. 1 in the league in pass defense after allowing Andy Dalton and Robert Griffin III to pass for a combined 282 yards. They have allowed a league-low 13 passes of 20 yards or more. That will be tested against Manning. The Giants ranked last in rush offense last season but have done a better job this season. They rank 12th in the NFL with 917 yards (4.4 ypc) led by Ahmad Bradshaw.
When the Steelers have the ball: The biggest issue will be handling the pressure from the Giants' defensive line and avoiding the turnovers their secondary likes to create. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown only three INTs in 268 attempts, but all three have been on the road. He's also been sacked only five times in the past five games, but all five have been on the road. The Giants lead the NFL with 16 INTs and 24 takeaways and do more than just force a turnover -- they make big plays as a result. They average 21.9 yards per interception return. DE Jason Pierre-Paul returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown against the Cowboys. But while the Giants' pressure forces turnovers, it has also left the secondary vulnerable. They have allowed more pass plays of 20 yards or longer (35) than any team in the league. That could create opportunities for WR Mike Wallace. Cowboys TE Jason Witten had a club-record 18 catches against the Giants last week, so it could be another big game for TE Heath Miller.
Keep an eye on

S Stevie Brown ... He has stepped in as the starter after an injury to Kenny Phillips and leads the team with seven takeaways -- five interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Brown, in his third season out of Michigan but first with New York after stints in Oakland and Indianapolis, had two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a team-high six solo tackles last week against the Cowboys while earning NFC defensive player of the week honors. What's more, Brown has averaged 33.6 yards on his three interception returns.
Intangibles

The Giants lead the all-time series, 46-29-3, and have won four of the past six meetings, although this marks just their fifth game since 1994. The Steelers won the last meeting at Giants Stadium, 33-30, in 2004, but this marks their first trip to MetLife Stadium, which opened in 2010. ... The Giants have won their past four games and have averaged 33.3 points in their six victories this season. The Steelers have won their past two games and allowed opponents an average of 13.2 points in their four victories. ... The Steelers are 16-6 against NFC teams under Mike Tomlin, including 2-0 this season. Roethlisberger is 23-7 vs. the NFC.
To win, the Giants must ...

1. Have Manning be Eli(te). He needs to solve a Steelers pass defense that has done a good job of containing young QBs the past two games.
2. Keep Ben penned. Letting a play break down will only create more stress on their feast-or-famine secondary.
3. Be on Cruz control. He is the Giants' big-play receiver who already has catches of 77 and 80 yards this season.
To win, the Steelers must ...

1. Go to the Wall(ace). The Giants have allowed more passes of 20 yards or longer than any team in the league.
2. Be coming at Eli. The defense will need to generate inside pressure to keep Manning from stepping up in the pocket.
3. Max protect. Starks has performed very well in pass protection and will need to do more of that against Pierre-Paul.


First Published November 4, 2012 12:00 am

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:28 PM
GO STEELERS!

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:28 PM
Lewis almost had an int on that bomb from Eli.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:30 PM
3 and out, nice.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:30 PM
Downed at the 2 - dang.

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Lets go OFFENSE!

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 03:31 PM
'Bout to grab a cold Southern Tier 2XIPA and enjoy this game. Legggoooo Boyz!

Pirate
11-04-2012, 03:31 PM
LET'S GO BEN!!!

nikstar
11-04-2012, 03:32 PM
Ben looks to be rocking a glove on his throwing hand.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:32 PM
A long TD drive will do wonders for moral, on both sides

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:33 PM
Nice run by Redman for a 1st down.

Pirate
11-04-2012, 03:34 PM
Phew...

lipps83
11-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Redman getting the start over Dwyer?

Yeah, don't go with the hot hand, go with the guy injured the last 3 weeks. Good move. Way to boost a young man's moral.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:35 PM
A penalty on them, how uncommon.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Nice. Brown to the 30 for another 1st down.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:36 PM
Redman getting the start over Dwyer?

Yeah, don't go with the hot hand, go with the guy injured the last 3 weeks. Good move. Way to boost a young man's moral.

Dwyer is hurt.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:36 PM
Redman getting the start over Dwyer?

Yeah, don't go with the hot hand, go with the guy injured the last 3 weeks. Good move. Way to boost a young man's moral.

Dwyer's inactive - injured.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:36 PM
Adams sucks beyond belief

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Got lucky there - Rainey fumbled the ball out of bounds.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Well that series really sucked.

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Look for Rainey to get a receipt from Tomlin next game.

Pirate
11-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Need a 3 & out here. Gotta establish the D.

lipps83
11-04-2012, 03:39 PM
Dwyer is hurt.

Oh, didn't know that.

I take that back then. Move made out of necessity.

Hope Redman can stay healthy.

GoFor7
11-04-2012, 03:39 PM
Leaving Adams alone against Tuck is a bad idea.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Damn Clowns could'nt do anything right against the Ravens today. Weeden needs his head examined.

Millers the sh!t
11-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Speaking of hurt. I hope mike Adams gets hurt early in this game so he don't single handedly ruin it for us.

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Adams needs some help.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Nice coverage by Lewis.

nikstar
11-04-2012, 03:41 PM
Hope that fumble doesn't shake the coaching staffs confidence in Rainey, I was hoping #22 could get some legitimate action vs the Giants to help make up for the lack of running backs aswell as big play ability vs the Giants D-line

RichardCullinanForever
11-04-2012, 03:41 PM
We need to use a TD to assist Adams because Ben will have absolutely zero time to throw if Adams is 1 on 1 with Tuck.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:41 PM
Timmons makes a nice stop - let's see if the ground game can be stopped.

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Lewis is looking good today.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Leaving Adams alone against Tuck is a bad idea.

Leaving almost anyone alone against Tuck can be painful, for Ben.

Penn
11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
wow keenan lewis is playing lights out football the past 3 weeks. already 3 pass defenses

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Lewis tipped it - almost picked it. 3 and out, Nice.

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Lewis looking very good.

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Lewisis all over the field. Lovin itl

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
**** YEAH DEFENSE!

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:43 PM
Lewis is looking good today.

Yep. Looks like a man on a mission. Now if we can sack Eli several times...

Millers the sh!t
11-04-2012, 03:43 PM
I think today's the day we start going deeeeeeeeeeep.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:43 PM
We really need to get points out of this drive, a TD preferably but....

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 03:44 PM
PA to Wallace for 77 - let's go.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:45 PM
Redman's pounding it - almost got the 1st down

Pirate
11-04-2012, 03:46 PM
3rd & short...

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:46 PM
1st Down!

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Ben to Redman for the 1st - nice.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Ben runs for it - almost gets it.

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Ben looks like he has no time to make anything happen right now. OLine needs to get their groove back.

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:48 PM
LETS GO STEELERS, LETS GO STEELERS!

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Ben making a few runs early could work out in our favor.

OX1947
11-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Wow, that play by Ben was unreal. Awesome instincts.

Pirate
11-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Take the gloves off Ben.

BlaZeQuietly
11-04-2012, 03:48 PM
...boring

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:49 PM
Rolle comes in for the block - oh well. Punt.

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 03:49 PM
Man that Giants D is swarming. Holly shit.

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 03:49 PM
We really need to slow down this pass rush a little.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:49 PM
D has to make something happen again.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Take the gloves off Ben.

He's playing well with the gloves - it's the O-line that's killing him.

ETL
11-04-2012, 03:50 PM
for a tall guy, he sure gets a lot of balls batted down

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 03:50 PM
If they're putting 8 in the box, put Heath out there to help Adams and throw it right at them.

Todd will make the right adjustments I feel sure.

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Keep it even through the 1st quarter emotion and we will be ok.

eafratitpm3
11-04-2012, 03:51 PM
They look like two totally different defenses, the Steelers D looks like it's running in quiksand and the Giants D looks like it is being shot out of a cannon.

Pirate
11-04-2012, 03:51 PM
He's playing well with the gloves - it's the O-line that's killing him.

The line is a problem, but Ben's not that accurate. Let's hope he proves me wrong w/a long bomb.

nikstar
11-04-2012, 03:51 PM
Need some big runs to stop the Giants pass rush.

Millers the sh!t
11-04-2012, 03:51 PM
This games got my nerves through the roof.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:52 PM
How do you let a guy get that open

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:52 PM
Big gain on that one - Woodley completely whiffed on Cruz/

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 03:52 PM
D shit themselves on that play.

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:52 PM
We won't be able to contain eli all game, better get some points up soon!

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Intercepted!!

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
TAYLOR.

WOOOOOOOT.

Pirate
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Taylor intercepts!!

OX1947
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Wait, did I just see what I think I saw? Ike made a catch?

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
IKE!!!!!!

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Holy shit, Ike caught a ball???

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Now that will work!! A pretty pick.

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
D looking great!

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
LOLOLOL DEFENSE BABY!

OX1947
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Must score a Touchdown here.

GoFor7
11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Shit. Ike is gonna get busted for using Stickum for that.

nikstar
11-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Ike makes a catch! Now we gotta punish them for this, points off turnovers are huge

Millers the sh!t
11-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Thank god the Forrest Gump of the NFL liked to throw into double coverage.....

LVSteelersfan
11-04-2012, 03:55 PM
All right IKE. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CBs playing good today.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Need to score now and often after this. Holding Eli down is hard no matter who the D is.

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Thank god the Forrest Gump of the NFL liked to throw into double coverage.....

LOL:applaudit:

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:55 PM
REDMAN!!!!

Blackout
11-04-2012, 03:55 PM
REDMAN!!

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:55 PM
REDMAN!

JWashington
11-04-2012, 03:56 PM
They need to let Redman get into a rythym, I think he'll be fine.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:56 PM
Nice to see they are trying to keep up a run game.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:56 PM
Way overthrown to Brown.

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:57 PM
COME ON WE NEED POINTS, THIS IS CRUCIAL!

Blackout
11-04-2012, 03:57 PM
More dink and dunk!

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 03:57 PM
Oh god Brown.

I hope he's okay.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:57 PM
And brown got dinged some. :-(

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 03:58 PM
Hope that ankle ain't serious.

ETL
11-04-2012, 03:58 PM
Way overthrown to Brown.

lucky that it was or it would have been intercepted

LVSteelersfan
11-04-2012, 03:58 PM
CRAP. Please be minor. We need Brown worse than anyone.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Cotchery for the 1st - nice. Let's Go!

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Cotchery almost dropped that, good thing he had a few steps to settle the juggle.

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 03:59 PM
We are so plagued with the injury bug

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:00 PM
Was that a really fast 1st quarter or is it just me....

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:00 PM
Fast 1st quarter

nikstar
11-04-2012, 04:01 PM
Hope Brown can comeback for this game. We really need his RAC ability.

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 04:02 PM
Redman - 6 carries for 40 yards.

Not a bad first quarter for a guy coming back from injury. Let's hope he keeps this pace up.

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 04:02 PM
LETS GO STEELERS!

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Got the 1st

Blackout
11-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Nice Johnson

OX1947
11-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Damn, that was a bullet. GREAT CATCH!!!

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Redman bulldozed for 7

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 04:04 PM
SCORE A TD BABY!

BlaZeQuietly
11-04-2012, 04:04 PM
peyton's horse faced brother looks a little off today lets put up a 7 spot now

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:04 PM
Redman musta heard footsteps chasing his po, he's working hard today.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:04 PM
Redman again! Down to the 5

Blackout
11-04-2012, 04:04 PM
I wish Redman was consistent like this.

OX1947
11-04-2012, 04:04 PM
FEED HIM, RUN RUN RUN. This is how you do it!!!!!!

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 04:05 PM
YEAH REDMAN!

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:05 PM
damn - brown turned his ankle

OX1947
11-04-2012, 04:05 PM
Play action there would have been nice. Giants were playing run the whole time.

Pirate
11-04-2012, 04:05 PM
Time for HEATH!!!

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:05 PM
TOUCHDOWN!! YES!!!!

Blackout
11-04-2012, 04:05 PM
SANDERS!!!!!!

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:06 PM
TD Saunders!!!

BlaZeQuietly
11-04-2012, 04:06 PM
giants suck

OX1947
11-04-2012, 04:06 PM
What the hell kind of dance was that Sanders?

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Just what we needed. Need to keep NY buried and off pace. This crowd thinks they're owed a win because they had some bad weather. Need to silence them and shake up Eli.

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:06 PM
I wish Redman was consistent like this.

dwyer will make him play consistently

Pirate
11-04-2012, 04:06 PM
WHOO HOO!!!

Nice foot work by Sanders.

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Great drive. Great catch by Sanders.

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 04:07 PM
YES LETS DO THIS!

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 04:07 PM
Manny!

TD. Keeping the Giants D off balance right now - thing of beauty.

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:07 PM
I like those high passes in the endzone - very unlikely to get intercepted

harder to catch but if someone is going to catch it - it generally is one of our guys.

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 04:08 PM
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/24832140.jpg

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:08 PM
giants suck

way too early for that statement

Fire Arians
11-04-2012, 04:08 PM
awesome drive, best way to take a fierce pass rush out of the game is to run the ball down their throats. redman is having himself a great game and that O-line is beasting

nikstar
11-04-2012, 04:08 PM
What the hell kind of dance was that Sanders?

That was the "D-town" boogie even though he's from Texas

OX1947
11-04-2012, 04:09 PM
That was the "D-town" boogie even though he's from Texas

Interesting. I might need to try that one.

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:10 PM
Now for some reason, our defense starts playing soft in these situations

there is a 90% chance that the giants tie it up here

JWashington
11-04-2012, 04:10 PM
Redman has been plagued by injuries since the Eagles preseason game (I was there). If he stays healthy we'll see a lot of what we're seeing now.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Dang - Lewis gets the flag

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Sux to be our secondary

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:11 PM
this will be proven to be a BS call

OX1947
11-04-2012, 04:11 PM
AHHHHHH, that is a Horse shit call man, ****

Blackout
11-04-2012, 04:11 PM
BS CALL

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 04:11 PM
That was a BS flag. Mission accomplished for whiners.

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Obviously, simms still getting BJs from the giant's ball boy

JVip
11-04-2012, 04:12 PM
terrible call

LVSteelersfan
11-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Dang whiners.

nikstar
11-04-2012, 04:12 PM
41 yard b.s. call, looks like the refs were listening to the Giants wr's

Lokki
11-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Awful, Awful call.. and I'm sick of listening to Simms already.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:12 PM
bad call or no, we hold em to 3 and it'll be a win this drive.

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Wasn't p I.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Timmons too late to stop Bradshaw - 1st down around the 6

RichardCullinanForever
11-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Some contact but BS call

finesward
11-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Hopefully that's the only donation to the sandy relief fund the refs make today

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:14 PM
Sack and a fumble recovery would be nice right now

LVSteelersfan
11-04-2012, 04:14 PM
Simms. Shut the f*** up. Moron.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:14 PM
Timmons saved that one.

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:14 PM
This is a bogus drive

Blackout
11-04-2012, 04:15 PM
ALMOST IKE!!!!!

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:15 PM
Simms giving shit eating compliments to the Steelers

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:15 PM
Almost picked by Ike! But yet another flag.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:15 PM
DA**

JWashington
11-04-2012, 04:15 PM
Damn Ike!!

MACH1
11-04-2012, 04:15 PM
1st and goal

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 04:15 PM
Cruz won't be doing any Salsa's today.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Another BS call - these refs really suck today

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Illegal blow to the head?! He didn't even hit him in the head! AND THE BALL WAS TIPPED.

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
I will take Cruz being knocked out of the game for 7 points

(that was a bang bang play and it was a legal hit by Clark)

BlaZeQuietly
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
obviously the refs want ny to win this game with all these bullshit penalties

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Clark hit him in the mid section with his shoulder. Another b.s. call.

GoFor7
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Illegal blow to the head?! He didn't even hit him in the head! AND THE BALL WAS TIPPED.

Doesn't that make it challengable?

RichardCullinanForever
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
What, WTF!? Are you kidding me. This is an absolute disgrace.

LVSteelersfan
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
HE DIDN"T HIT HIM IN THE HEAD. YOU REFS SUCK !!!!

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
all the refs are getting BJs by the Giants ball boys...

nikstar
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
The ball was tipped, how is there a flag? B.s.

Fire Arians
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
bullshit PI call from the refs, and freakin clark what the hell, we stopped the drive why do you gotta pull that shit? enjoy your suspension

AndyWitmyer
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
These refs are worse than their replacements.

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Refs obviously got the call from the office to "Cheer up our fans on the NY coast".

Eztarget
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Fix is in. Those last two calls = pathetic. I guess the NFL wants the HOME team to win one for the storm victims.

MACH1
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Doesn't that make it challengable?

nope

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
BS Call

Lokki
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Illegal blow to the head?! He didn't even hit him in the head! AND THE BALL WAS TIPPED.

Exactly. I just rewound it and paused it and it was shoulder to shoulder.

jjpro11
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Giants whine all week and get calls.. Harbaughs whine all the time and get all the calls.. if you want calls in this league, you have to whine like a bitch.

steelers33
11-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Steelers:7
Giants:0
Refs:7

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 04:18 PM
I can't believe this bullshit...oh yeah I can- happens a lot.

OX1947
11-04-2012, 04:18 PM
I swear, the officating in this ****ing league is going to make me explode. I swear my god, what **** has this mother ****er done to this game!!!!!? You cant hit anyone anymore. HOW IS THIS FOOTBALL!!!!!!! HOW WAS IT AFTER THE PLAY, YOU MOTHER ****ERS!!!!!!!!!!???? HOW!!!!!!

Lokki
11-04-2012, 04:18 PM
He was stopped short. They better over turn this

AndyWitmyer
11-04-2012, 04:18 PM
Their dubious flags just gave the Giants 7 points.

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 04:18 PM
And of course they didn't show the replay. WTF

fortmemphis
11-04-2012, 04:18 PM
What, WTF!? Are you kidding me. This is an absolute disgrace.

no doubt. Give them a 40+ yard bogus PI penalty and now this. But Goodell is in attendance. Guess they knew they had to call at least one personal foul call against the Steelers. It wouldnt be a normal game without doing that.

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 04:18 PM
Refs 7 Steelers 7.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:18 PM
Oh well. Can't play against both the Giants and the refs

ohio black&gold
11-04-2012, 04:19 PM
and another bullshit gift

Pirate
11-04-2012, 04:19 PM
I'm getting server errors already.

Play under review...

AndyWitmyer
11-04-2012, 04:19 PM
It's the Saints/Katrina situation all over again.

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Well the Giants were just given 6 from the refs. Thanks, Leavy. Oh, and of course, Goodell will side with the officials on TWO horseshit calls.

Great.

LVSteelersfan
11-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Holding on that TD. No call.

JWashington
11-04-2012, 04:20 PM
BS call and bogus TD

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Not a TD from whit I see, wonder if the review will be seen that way,,, from these refs.....

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Simms a-hole is getting tighter and tighter... he know that if these calls were against the Giants, he would be singing a different tune

What a tool... i can't believe he is announcing this... cbs - loser organization

White_Steel_Wolfe
11-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Getting ****ed.

nikstar
11-04-2012, 04:20 PM
How is THAT a hit to the head? He hit him in the ribs!

AndyWitmyer
11-04-2012, 04:21 PM
The ref just admitted that he "may have" made a mistake. Then they allow the touchdown to stand. BS. Absolute BS.

Eztarget
11-04-2012, 04:21 PM
And they blow their 3rd in a row.

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:21 PM
Didn't think so

Fire Arians
11-04-2012, 04:21 PM
after watching the replay, that was another bs call, the giants didn't earn that td.

GoFor7
11-04-2012, 04:22 PM
After the comments Leavy made in the 2010 offseason about bad calls in Super Bowl XL, I really don't see why the NFL allows him to officiate games involving the Steelers.

Avalon105
11-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Wow totally ripped off this giants drive. Thanks refs/bozos. We can't afford bullshit calls. We need a win!

jjpro11
11-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Steelers should just walk off the field.. it's obvious what they are up against. impossible to win when the refs are calling games like this.

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:22 PM
what gets you angrier:

1. refs blowing call against the steelers or

2. one of our players making a boneheaded play

ohio black&gold
11-04-2012, 04:23 PM
maybe Ben oughta throw a nice spiral into some officials nuts and say " i may have made a mistake"

fate0521
11-04-2012, 04:23 PM
Hope these bullshit calls get us fired up, Giants just got handed 7. Also love how Phil is trying to justify it as bang-bang, it wasn't even bang-bang live and so horribly not close to a blow to the head

Fire Arians
11-04-2012, 04:23 PM
what gets you angrier:

1. refs blowing call against the steelers or

2. one of our players making a boneheaded play

refs blowing a call. they should NOT ever dictate the outcome of a game, the play of players should.

Lokki
11-04-2012, 04:23 PM
Wooooo Rainey!

AndyWitmyer
11-04-2012, 04:23 PM
That was in no way a TD. 100% bogus. I mean, seriously - they reviewed it - apparently said they may have "made a mistake" on the ruling - but let the ruling stand. Something stinks here.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:24 PM
RAINEY!!!! GREAT RETURN AND NO FLAG!!! MIRACLE!

Atlanta Dan
11-04-2012, 04:24 PM
I guess if the Giants lose the storm wins?

Total bullshit!

GoFor7
11-04-2012, 04:24 PM
Good run back by Rainey.

OX1947
11-04-2012, 04:24 PM
maybe Ben oughta throw a nice spiral into some officials nuts and say " i may have made a mistake"

No, throw it toward that piece of shit commissioner in the stands. Knock his ****ing face off.

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 04:24 PM
Let's go. We aren't going to let them take it from us.

fate0521
11-04-2012, 04:24 PM
and a kick return over 5 yards with no flag? alriiiight

Lokki
11-04-2012, 04:24 PM
Ugh Heath. Don't see that very often.

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:24 PM
Wow - Heath dropped it. Call Ripley's

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:25 PM
REDMAN!!!

Lokki
11-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Redman is tearing it up today. I guess he is worried about Dwyer taking his spot. A little competition is nice. :)

MACH1
11-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Nice audible by ben

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:26 PM
Heath holds onto it this time

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 04:26 PM
Did Simms really just say we copied the pistol from the Redskins?

fate0521
11-04-2012, 04:26 PM
clearly a forward pass are you joking me?

NYC_Steeler
11-04-2012, 04:26 PM
That arm was moving forward!!

SteeleReign
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
I guess if the Giants lose the storm wins?

Total bullshit!

Yep. That's what this game is to the NFL. The league needs the Giants to win.

Lokki
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
That was going forward and nice no call clip on Heath.. Come on refs!

MACH1
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
tuck rule and no call on the clip

AndyWitmyer
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
Pick 6. This game is fated to be a loss. I have no idea why I'm watching. This is almost assuredly a fixed game. I hate sounding conspiratorial...but all things considered...it certainly seems that way

SteelShadow
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
Incomplete, but the refs tonight....not good.

Pirate
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
what gets you angrier:

1. refs blowing call against the steelers or

2. one of our players making a boneheaded play
Screw the Refs.


Shit. TO/TD under review.

SteelMusic
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
They better not even....

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
simms kissing my steeler fan's ass - feels good

dig in the hole, phil, get your tongue in there

ohio black&gold
11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
****ing refs are sucking some major giants ****

SteeleReign
11-04-2012, 04:28 PM
If the refs blow this one, I'm turning off the telly...the league won't let us win this.

isunormalil
11-04-2012, 04:28 PM
Might as well bring the replacement officials back. These guys are worse.

Eztarget
11-04-2012, 04:28 PM
Wow. They miss the arm going forward AND no flag on a CLEAR clip.

At this point we're playing the Giants and officials. Gotta win one for the victims.

Rick5895
11-04-2012, 04:28 PM
If this call is upheld may as well get on the plane and go home. It will sure b3 a fix.

GoFor7
11-04-2012, 04:28 PM
Refs owe the Steelers a favor...

LVSteelersfan
11-04-2012, 04:28 PM
No way they give that to them. If they do, the fix is in and we don't have a chance.

Darkstorm05
11-04-2012, 04:28 PM
This is easily the worst officiating since the replacements got the boot. Blatant and horrible.

SteelersCanada
11-04-2012, 04:29 PM
Tom Brady rule in full effect here.

ETL
11-04-2012, 04:29 PM
if refs blow this - I agree - I am turning off the game as well