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Old 12-26-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

Comparing our road record verses our recent lack of success at home and in the postseason, particularly in the Championship game?
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

The answer has to be no.

The fact is, you have repeatedly met a better team whilst playing at home in the playoffs - if you had played them games away from home you would have lost by more.

I cant imagine a scenario where a team performs better away from home rather than at home during the playoffs.

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Old 12-26-2005, 02:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

they seem to feed off negative energy better. i can care less that we are playing away from home in the playoffs, ill just miss everyone waving their terrible towels around during the playoffs. what a sight....
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

??? I am thinking yes, mostly because we have NO choice.

But we do feed off being the under dog! We have had problems before getting up for big playoff home games. And it seems like when we play a team like NE, last season , a team that we beat in the regular season, we don`t change our stratagy. This playoffs will be different, we lost to NE,IN, CIN,and JA so we will change from the first meetings! This is when we are at our best!
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Old 12-26-2005, 03:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

yeah i think i like are chances better on the road this year. we'll still see the towels waving casue we are everywhere. and this year we are actually going in the right way, the bye week don't seem to help us much anyway so playing in the wildcard we'll keep us sharp throughout the playoffs.
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

I gotta think we are more dangerous now.. maybe not so much becuz of being on the road but because we are entering the post season, assuming we kick detroits ass, playing our best football. Defense has the swagger, OL is blocking as good as they have all year, Ben is getting healthier every week, Heath Miller is a force across the middle and in the red zone, Jeff Reed and the ST are playing well.

Would I rather be at home in Januray, of course, but we're on the road, we're a good road team and its us against the world.. So why not us ??
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

Good topic... I gotta think we are more dangerous as a road team. They have played better on the road all season. Not to mention... we have tried taking the road to the Superbowl through Pittsburgh and came up short many times. I don't think many Steelers fans believe in "home field advantage".
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

I would rather be playing at home of course. But when I think of how this team plays when they are the underdog I have to wonder if on the road is better. They seem to have an edge and an intensity to them. I guess we'll find out how it goes.
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

It seems to me that tis should be an easy answer. We plan on a ring this year for the Bus. We have to play on the road thee entire playoffs. So yes we are goingto be danderous on the road! Next Question! LOL
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Default Re: Are we more dangerous as a road team going into the playoffs?

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The answer has to be no.

The fact is, you have repeatedly met a better team whilst playing at home in the playoffs - if you had played them games away from home you would have lost by more.

I cant imagine a scenario where a team performs better away from home rather than at home during the playoffs.

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The Patriots are deservedly the team of the decade at this point, but the 2001 edition was not generally regarded as a better team than the Steelers. I am not taking anything away from the Pats beating the Rams and Steelers that season in what were legitimately regarded as major upsets (I will leave it to some Raider fan to express their view on all of us being educated on the consequences of the tuck rule during the Pats defeat of Oakland). However, the home AFC Championship losses to San Diego in 1995 and New England in 2002 were big upsets.

The losses to Denver (even though the Steelers had whacked them the previous month) and New England last year (even though the Steelers had whacked them in October) were toss-up games. Nevertheless, the proof is on the field and because home field is decided based upon your record it is hard to argue the Steelers were not the "better" team that season in a majority of their AFC championship losses.

When Neil O'Donnell and Kordell Stewart have been your QBs you can expect trouble, but I doubt any team has the abysmal 1-4 record in home championship games that the Steelers do under Cowher.

That having been said, I still would prefer to play at home.
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