Originally Posted by KingKoopa
hopefully it don't mess with the players heads and we come out like shit.
i dont think that will happen but the key is if ben comes out and makes an early mistake, which he was prone to do last year, for the team not to hang their heads. the team needs to rally around anyone who might make an early mistake and keep playing for 60 min. like the score is 0-0. if the steelers do get a sizeable lead they need to remember who they are playing. if they try to shut it down like they did the past 2 weeks the patriots will see that and pounce. the steelers could piss away a big lead in the second half otherwise. and if it is 4th and 1 PUNT THE BALL!!!!!!! keep this a field position game and dont gamble or do anything that might give the patrits some confidence. especially early in the game. imo pinning the patriots inside their 10 and stuffing them with our defense is more valuable than scoring an early 3 points. the steelers get stronger in the second half, and can come back on this team if need be.