When the Rats pwned the Steelers last year, you didn't hear the Steelers whining and making excuses about getting their butts handed to them. They swallowed their pride and took the loss like men.
This is the difference between CLASS and A$$.
In the 40+ years I've been a Steelers fan, I can't ever remember Noll, Cowher or Tomlin - or any of our players - trying to drum up excuses for a loss. They put it behind them and move on to the next game instead of wallowing in their own self-pity.