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Old 12-05-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Steelers- toughest team in AFC?

Of the four 9-3 teams in the AFC, the Steelers have lost to the toughest teams. What does this mean? Not much. But still, I guess it means that it takes a better team to beat Pittsburgh than to beat anybody else.

Pittsburgh: The combined losses of the two teams that beat the Steelers is: 9

Baltimore: The combined losses of the three teams that beat the Ravens is: 20

Houston: The combined losses of the three teams that beat the Texans is: 11

New England: The combined losses of the three teams that beat the Patriots is: 16


I didn't have the energy to look up and add the wins of the teams that each team beat. Afterall, its a Monday.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers- toughest team in AFC?

2 words: battle tested
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:53 AM   #3
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They've fought through adversity. It'll better prepare us for the playoffs.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Steelers- toughest team in AFC?

Here's the deal. We don't turn the ball over and we don't loose.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:24 AM   #5
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Default Re: Steelers- toughest team in AFC?

"Toughest Team" may be debatable to some but we definitely have the toughest QB hands down.

I was watching the Talking Head Network yesterday and the way they were all talking about Aaron Rogers -- well, let's just say that I hope that they all brought a change of underwear with them (I'd also make sure those chairs were bleached as well).

All I heard were comments about his ability to move in the pocket, to throw on the run and to be able to thread passes into tight spots where only his receiver can catch them and blah, blah, blah....

Nothing against Rogers, but Ben does all of those things too only he does it with a revolving-door O-line, a broken thumb, a bad knee and having to wear a special boot to protect a broken foot. Put another way, if Rogers did his thing with all of Ben's problems and issues, they'd be commissioning statues and naming saints after him.

Take Sunday for example; the "big news" was that Rogers only had a 106 QB rating (Ben had a 117 but that wasn't mentioned at all) and this was analyzed and debated and dissected as if it had some mystical importance and I wondered if many of the Talking Heads might hire a lawyer to sue the league for insulting Rogers with such a low rating. Then there was "The Throw" to Jordy Nelson which (if you were just listening and not watching the video) sounded as if it was the greatest pass ever thrown in the history of the NFL.
Of course if you WERE watching, you'd have seen that Nelson was three yards clear of the DB and the pass was basically what QB's get paid to do and is something that Ben has done many times himself.

I know that the Talking Head Universe is all amped on Rogers and he certainly deserves props for what he's done. My point is that Rogers' success is as much a part of the GB system as it is a result of his own talent whereas Ben's success is mostly about making something out of nothing all while getting the shit knocked out of him in the process.

I think an interesting experiment would be to break Rogers' thumb and foot, twist his knee out of whack and then make him wear a Herman Munster boot on one foot and see if he can still rack up 100+ QB ratings.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:27 AM   #6
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hate to say it but rifght know the ravens are the toughest team.....they beat us twice
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yup, they were bound to sweep a series eventually from us. Won't happen for another 5 seasons now lol

I think the Saints are about to steal away the #2 seed from the Niners thanks to recent loss v. Ravens and hopefully, a loss via us.

I think they've played some pretty terrible teams and can't handle the big boys quite yet.
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hate to say it but rifght know the ravens are the toughest team.....they beat us twice
they got lucky the 2nd time. won't happen again
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Of the four 9-3 teams in the AFC, the Steelers have lost to the toughest teams. What does this mean? Not much. But still, I guess it means that it takes a better team to beat Pittsburgh than to beat anybody else.

Pittsburgh: The combined losses of the two teams that beat the Steelers is: 9

Baltimore: The combined losses of the three teams that beat the Ravens is: 20

Houston: The combined losses of the three teams that beat the Texans is: 11

New England: The combined losses of the three teams that beat the Patriots is: 16


I didn't have the energy to look up and add the wins of the teams that each team beat. Afterall, its a Monday.
Wow that's an awfully optimistic way to look at things. The same facts also tend to imply that the Steelers/Texans don't win against good teams, no? Mathematically I think you have to assume approximately equal strength of schedule to reach that conclusion, but still I think it's a reasonable statement.

I mean I'm a Ravens fan, I suppose I could look at the regular season so far and think "hey, at least there won't be any teams under .500 in the playoffs." But I think that's a pretty rose-colored view of things. Bottom line is the Steelers haven't beaten many good teams and the Ravens have had trouble with bad teams. Neither one of those is a good thing.
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they got lucky the 2nd time. won't happen again
92 yards and a TD in the last 2:42 seconds of the game was lucky? Or how about the clobbering they gave us at the beginning of the season?

Look I hate to tell you this but the Ravens went out and got the personnel to beat the Steelers this last year. They knew that if they were ever going to make it to a SB they would have to beat the Steelers.

I am a fan just like everyone else but I can see where they made moves to find ways to beat the Steelers and some of it showed the last two games. Until then the Ravens have the upper hand.
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