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Old 10-23-2006, 08:37 PM   #11
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Default Re: ESPN Top 5 burning Questions:

I guess the plan at this point is to go 5-0 in the remaining division games and hope that wins tiebreakers with Baltimore or Cincinnati.

Steelers need to go no worse than 5-1 over the next six games to be in position for a stretch run, which would leave the them at 7-5 in early December (a record familiar to anyone who recalls 2005).

Need to focus on Oakland and go from there, but these are the next 6 games:

10/29 @ Oakland
11/5 Denver
11/12 New Orleans
11/19 @ Cleveland
11/26 @ Baltimore
12/3 Tampa Bay

After that here is how the season winds up:

12/7 Cleveland
12/17 @ Carolina
12/24 Baltimore
12/31 @ Cincinnati

Assuming the Steelers will have to beat Cincinnati, 3-1 to end the season is not impossible, which would project to 10-6.

However, you look at that schedule and I only see 4 sure wins against Oakland, the Browns and Tampa Bay. This team has the talent to finish 8-2, but they should be 4-2 at this point and just cannot get it done. Need some luck to change right now.

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Old 10-23-2006, 11:27 PM   #12
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UOTE=SteelerFanInCA;165368]Yeah that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside but a win against Oakland next weekend will make me feel even better.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:49 PM   #13
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Yeah that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside but a win against Oakland next weekend will make me feel even better.
OK, but if we can't get that, I'm calling it a season
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:15 AM   #14
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Default Re: ESPN Top 5 burning Questions:

10/29 @ Oakland
11/5 Denver
11/12 New Orleans
11/19 @ Cleveland
11/26 @ Baltimore
12/3 Tampa Bay

At the beginning of the season I would have given Pittsburgh a comfortable win in 4 of those games - Oakland, Cleveland, Baltimore and N.O. - however two of those games look alot harder now.

Personally, I think the Ravens will come down to earth with a bump over the next few games but I wouldn't have expect them to jump out to a 4-0 start.

New Orleans are revitalised under their new coach and not only look exciting on offfense but capable on defense too.

Oakland should be comfortable but they managed to finally win one last week, and should probably have two wins against their name (if you count the Cleveland debacle).

The last 3 games look real tough, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

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Well the way Denver's Off is playing, that should be a low scoring def game so it is up in the air. I hope Balt and Cincy will split their games this season and we sweep the Ratbirds. Oakland, Cleveland and Tampa should be wins (barring any stupid muffed puntreturns!!!!!!!! or turnovers) so that leaves NO. I think we match up well against them and if our Off keeps clicking like it is than I can see a W in that game. Not to beat the dead and rotting horse, but these turnovers are just killing us, especially the punt returns that keep finding their way into the other teams hands!
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I guess the plan at this point is to go 5-0 in the remaining division games and hope that wins tiebreakers with Baltimore or Cincinnati.

Steelers need to go no worse than 5-1 over the next six games to be in position for a stretch run, which would leave the them at 7-5 in early December (a record familiar to anyone who recalls 2005).

Need to focus on Oakland and go from there, but these are the next 6 games:

10/29 @ Oakland
11/5 Denver
11/12 New Orleans
11/19 @ Cleveland
11/26 @ Baltimore
12/3 Tampa Bay

After that here is how the season winds up:

12/7 Cleveland
12/17 @ Carolina
12/24 Baltimore
12/31 @ Cincinnati

Assuming the Steelers will have to beat Cincinnati, 3-1 to end the season is not impossible, which would project to 10-6.

However, you look at that schedule and I only see 4 sure wins against Oakland, the Browns and Tampa Bay. This team has the talent to finish 8-2, but they should be 4-2 at this point and just cannot get it done. Need some luck to change right now.
I wouldn't discount Tampa Bay...they're a lot better than their record indicates, I could see them going on a run similar to Miami's last year.

To make it to the playoffs the Steelers are going to have to be almost perfect in division play from this point on; a tall task.
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