Re: Week 7 - Steelers vs Bengals Game Talk thread
Im looking forward to this weeks big game myself.
Ill be rooting for the Bengals on this one for two reasons.
1. They have had the same sort of loser 'rep' the Pats had for many years and I nearly always back the underdog.
2. I alway bak the teams with the better D in the 2nd half of the season - and the more games the Steelers lose between now and the playoffs - the better the Patriots will (hopefully) be seeded.
Both of them are pretty much selfish reasons - but im really looking forward to a great game.
This game is definitely more important to the Bengals than the Steelers - to be taken as genuine SB contenders they have to beat top caliber teams like Pittsburgh at home.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.