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Old 01-05-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Why I Fear The Chargers...

Really, I don't. But, just like the Colts, it seems like the last two times we've played the Bolts the officiating has been HORRENDOUS. The most egregious example was when we played them in '05 and the officials basically gave them a mulligan on a muffed punt. The only call I've EVER seen that was worse than that was the Troy INT against Peyton that the officials gave back. We're talking "Tuck Rule" Twilight Zone type bad calls here...

The last time we played the Chargers the officials also seemed to be out selling pencils before the game to the Bolts. It's hard enough to beat a good team in the playoffs when you only have to play them, but it becomes almost insurmountable when you have to battle the refs too.

I'm not making excuses, really I'm not. I'm merely pointing out that when we play the Chargers and Colts, there is a whole other variable we have to gameplan for.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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The refs kept it close for sure...but...

The Steelers DOMINATED the Bolts in that game

Steelers DOMINATED on offense, 410 yards to 218 yards.

Steelers DOMINATED TOP,36:21 to their 23:29.

...and that's with a LT healthy.


Ben had 300+ yds passing
Willie had 100+ yds rushing

I ain't ascared

Good thing I saved the game on DVR - I will watch it again for all the penalties that stopped our drives and the bullcrap refs that stole Troy's TD's from him at the end of the game and all the talk of a "close" win would be over.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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The only thing I fear about the Chargers is their Special Teams. I fear that if this game is close at the end this will be the turning point. We have to dominate and dominate early! GO STEELERS!!! SB Championship #6
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:47 AM   #4
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a superior team wins regardless of a few bad calls. I'm not worried about the refs. I am worried about a good Charger team that has thrived in the underdog role many times before. They were 14 pt dogs to NE last year and kept that game damn close and may have won had LT, Gates, and Rivers not all been severely limited and/or out. They were 11 pt dogs to Indy the week before. Then, this year, they were home dogs to Indy again.

I think we will win but I'm scared. We can't put this whole thing on our D since they will likely score some. Ben and the Offense will need to come through also.

and then there's always that 94 game too. Different players but it still haunts me.
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Default Re: Why I Fear The Chargers...

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The refs kept it close for sure...but...

The Steelers DOMINATED the Bolts in that game

Steelers DOMINATED on offense, 410 yards to 218 yards.

Steelers DOMINATED TOP,36:21 to their 23:29.

...and that's with a LT healthy.


Ben had 300+ yds passing
Willie had 100+ yds rushing

I ain't ascared

Good thing I saved the game on DVR - I will watch it again for all the penalties that stopped our drives and the bullcrap refs that stole Troy's TD's from him at the end of the game and all the talk of a "close" win would be over.
Thank you. We're having it tossed back in our face that we barely won, but the game itself was much more lopsided than the score indicated.
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Thank you. We're having it tossed back in our face that we barely won, but the game itself was much more lopsided than the score indicated.
Be that as it may, we need to stop leaving points on the field (which we've had an annoying habit of doing all year) and put the ball in the end zone when given the opportunity.
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If we protect the ball we should be ok

we can't be spotting them points like we did last year with the jags. If we give our D a fair shot to stop them then we should be around at the end at the least
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The refs kept it close for sure...but...

The Steelers DOMINATED the Bolts in that game

Steelers DOMINATED on offense, 410 yards to 218 yards.

Steelers DOMINATED TOP,36:21 to their 23:29.

...and that's with a LT healthy.


Ben had 300+ yds passing
Willie had 100+ yds rushing

I ain't ascared

Good thing I saved the game on DVR - I will watch it again for all the penalties that stopped our drives and the bullcrap refs that stole Troy's TD's from him at the end of the game and all the talk of a "close" win would be over.
Yes we did dominate that game, but we must remember that this is not the same Chargers team we played a couple months back. They have a new DC and their defense is playing a whole lot better than they were at the beginning of the season. This is why they are in the playoffs and in the position they are in now. With that said if our offense can hold on to the football and not commit turnovers we will have a great chance of moving on to the AFC championship game.
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What worried me more than anything was the Falcons-Cardinals game, because THAT'S our recipe for losing. Fall behind early, lackluster on offense, suddenly unable to stop the run for no good reason, and a few bad mistakes at key times. If we come out playing like that, it could be trouble. I worry more about us playing badly ourselves than I do about us getting pushed around by the opponent.
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Ummmm....no....not the same team.
To the rocket scientist who said all we have is special teams, our QB led the league in passer rating, our WR'S caught 20 td passes, we have an all world TE, some guy named Sproles and a coach who is hard to beat twice in the same season.(See Colts and broncos).
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