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Old 11-25-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Has any team ACTUALLY beaten us??

...or have we just beaten ourselves every loss?

Chicago game - Holmes dropped a TD pass, Reed missed 2 field goals. Either one of those 3 probably woulda won it.

Bengals game #1 - Sweed dropped a TD pass. Defense allows a TD with 14 seconds left.

Bengals game #2 - ST allows the game winning 6 points on a kickoff return for a TD. Tons of red-zone trips, but all settled for FGs.

KC game - Yet another ST td allowed. Ben throws a pick in the redzone that's returned for 98 yards. Mind boggling OT 3rd down call that put us out of field goal range.


Seems like we're just beating ourselves...
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Has any team ACTUALLY beaten us??

I don't know... if you look at any game closely I think that you could argue that any losing team beats itself in some regard. Granted, I think that these games were all ones we could have and should have won, but they are losses just the same and as someone who has seen the Steelers win a game or two after the other team screws up royally, well, I'd have to say that's just how it goes.

The Vikes game is a good example of this. Minnesota racked up more yardage against us and also ran a kickoff back for a TD. But they lost because we capitalized on a fumble recovery and and interception. Now did we win the game or did they beat themselves?
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Has any team ACTUALLY beaten us??

By this scale, we are 9-1.

Minnesota beat themselves.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: Has any team ACTUALLY beaten us??

if we are going by that standard, Ravens have beat themselves up pretty good this year
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Default Re: Has any team ACTUALLY beaten us??

Every team beats themselves when they loose a game. There is always something that was executed wrong or something just didn't go right. It's all about fixing those problems and try again with the next game in hopes you don't repeat that same mistake.
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Default Re: Has any team ACTUALLY beaten us??

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...or have we just beaten ourselves every loss?

Chicago game - Holmes dropped a TD pass, Reed missed 2 field goals. Either one of those 3 probably woulda won it.

Bengals game #1 - Sweed dropped a TD pass. Defense allows a TD with 14 seconds left.

Bengals game #2 - ST allows the game winning 6 points on a kickoff return for a TD. Tons of red-zone trips, but all settled for FGs.

KC game - Yet another ST td allowed. Ben throws a pick in the redzone that's returned for 98 yards. Mind boggling OT 3rd down call that put us out of field goal range.


Seems like we're just beating ourselves...
Has any team actually beaten us? Yes.

The Chicago Bears.
The Cincnatti Bengals
The Cincinatti Bengals
and
The Kansas City Chiefs.
6-(4) will always count as a loss.

Now, with that said, I agree that we are and WERE for certain the best team out of all these teams and we played better overall football than all these clubs and I still believe we are better than Cincy, it's just things go wrong in football games and the Steelers are culprits of themselves since they dominated every phase that they lost, but give credit to the Bears, Bengals and Chiefs for taking it to us when it matters most.
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Default Re: Has any team ACTUALLY beaten us??

You could make the case that every game we've lost in the past two years is because we beat ourselves. But mistakes are part of the game and you have to overcome them, so I don't really buy into the "beat ourselves" part -- a loss is a loss.

Having said that, I cannot overstate how pleased I am that no team has just flat-out outplayed us for two seasons now. We haven't been blown out since 2006 or 2007 (depending on whether you count the 2007 Patriots* game that got out of hand at the end). And in every single loss this year and last year, we've been right in it with a chance to win the game until the very end. THAT is what gives you an excellent shot at winning championships.
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Has any team actually beaten us? Yes.

The Chicago Bears.
The Cincnatti Bengals
The Cincinatti Bengals
and
The Kansas City Chiefs.
6-(4) will always count as a loss.

Now, with that said, I agree that we are and WERE for certain the best team out of all these teams and we played better overall football than all these clubs and I still believe we are better than Cincy, it's just things go wrong in football games and the Steelers are culprits of themselves since they dominated every phase that they lost, but give credit to the Bears, Bengals and Chiefs for taking it to us when it matters most.
I still can't figure out how the only time this season Jay Cutler has been able to find receivers was against us. Oh, well, he did in Detroit too, but that doesn't even count.
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Default Re: Has any team ACTUALLY beaten us??

Yeah and to add that to that no team has CONVINCINGLY beat us yet, and that's been the case since last season's Titans game.
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Yeah and to add that to that no team has CONVINCINGLY beat us yet, and that's been the case since last season's Titans game.
I didn't think that was "convincing." We were right in it until that 90-yard interception runback killed us. I mean, sure, they played better then we did, but it seemed like we were evenly matched.
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