The Steelers played a good second half. You all seem to forget that Pittsburgh (mainly Ben) had 3 turnovers. ALL
three were answered by Denver touchdowns. Did our defense play its best game? Far from it, but the NFL hasn't changed that much from last year, or any year before that, if you turn the ball over too much, you loose the game. It doesn't matter how well you play otherwise. This wasn't all Ben's fault though. Our oline was god awful, and the play calling was less than stellar. ESPECIALLY
with the way FWP was playing. Willie could have had a field day if they gave him the carries. He showed it when he did touch the ball. We were running the football down their throat even with 8 guys in the box. We passed when we should have ran and we ran when we should have passed. It was just dumb.
Now to answer your question. Can we beat the Pats, Colts, and/or Jags? It is surely possible when we play to our abilities. Do I find it likely? No.
Originally Posted by revefsreleets
Yeah, but the Bengals don't play defense. If it's talent versus talent, we should light them up for 50.
The Bengals are a far more talented team on offense. It is a good thing Henry won't be back next week. That gives us hope even if our defense plays as poorly as it did against Denver.