Originally Posted by Suitanim
I think the clock error had exactly ZERO to do with the outcome of the game...
This seems to be the consensus of the Steeler fans on this board.
As a Pats fan, I have to say I'm impressed. If this has happened against the Raiders or Colts, or most other teams, their fans would have been bringing this up as more "proof" of the "conspiracy" to help the Pats cheat. For the most part, you guys do not make BS excuses when your team loses. That's what separates Steeler fans from Raider fans.
The truth is, the Pats, like all teams, get their share of good and bad breaks. There have been plenty of bad calls that went against the Pats over the last 5 years. In addition, they have sustained more serious injuries to key players than just about any other team.
The key to the Pats' success has been their remarkable ability to overcome the bad breaks and take advantage of the good breaks. Therefore, their bad breaks do not tend to affect the outcome of the game, while their good breaks often do. As a result, fans tend to notice only the breaks that favor the Pats.