Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Skppr05, Jan 4, 2006.
how do you guys think the steelers will fair in the NFL playoffs?
not good 8)
who cares go dolphins!!!!!!!!!
I didn't know they made the playoffs...:neutral:
it doesnt matter they rock, miami rocks
They'll win their first round game. After that, their chances are slim. They can't beat New England to save their lives.
I hope the steelers crash and burn...
If you're by any chance a Bengal fan, you'll be watching the Stillers play in the second round a week from this coming Sunday (or you won't).
The Seelers thumped...and i mean killed the Patriots during the regular season last season. Game was essentially over at the end of the first Q. Lots of teams have trouble beating the Patriots having something to do with them winning a few SuperBowls.
No, I'm not really much of a Bengals fan, I'm just anti-steelers... I guess.
That Pats beat them when it counted, in the post season, and that was a thumping-not even close. I'm not deluded enough to think the Steelers are going to win it, or even go to the Big Game, but their "D" is nasty enough to pee on anyone's party. They may be serious spoilers, if not big winners.
sure Phil..whatever you say.
Seattle will beat Indy in the Superbowl...that's all you need to know.
Oh, and the 1972 Dolphin record still stands!
The Steelers are pissed at Indy. If they should meet, that would be great, and beneficial for the Patriots (if the Pats move along of course).
The Steeler's smashmouth style bangs up all of their opponents. If they
meet Indy, that would help out the Pats, because the biggest challenge for any AFC teams I think is to get passed Indy. So the Pats were smart for losing last week s game on purpose. Now they'll meet the Jags rather than the much tougher Steelers. The Pats are capable of beating Pitts, but it would be a headache + there would be a high risk of injuries (as banged up as their defense already is as always. They still find ways to win somehow, due to the best field general NFL has ever seen!). Plus, Pitts are bound to get revenge back some day so it would be better to avoid Pitts. Let them bang up the Colts so that it would be easier fot the Pats, reguardless if Pitts wins or loses.
In the end, the Patriots will become champs once again. They will beat the SeaHawks in the superbowl.
Good pick with Sea in the Bowl. Bad choice about Indy in the bowl. Bad choice about Sea winning it all. Good choice about Sea over Colts at least though!
You are right.
Like I posted earlier, it would be a scary thing for NE to face Pitts though. It's always a physical match=more prone to injuries for the Pats. They need more defensive starters to have a good chance against Indy (especially D-backs). Plus, I think that there's a slight chance Pitts can take a win from NE (not most likely but that it could happen. Sort of like the gamblers fallacy, "if it was heads 20 times in a row, it will more like be tails next time"---*not true BTW*).
I hope the Steelers get far enough to at least face Indy, to pre-bash them for the Pats.
NE was banged up that game, no surprise. I think they even lost Rodney Harrison from injury in that game. Brusci wasn't back yet either. I don't recall Dillon playing as well.
The Pats found themselves in trouble early in the season because of injuries (they had more injuries this yr that last yr BTW. It's like over 30 something players). They knew, however, that they did not need to win consecutive games and be as impressive as Indy though, because they calcualted the odds within their own division and took each game one by one accordingly. They have a "crappy" division. They just needed to stay above Mia, NYJ, and BUF. Plan worked.
Ya man, but New England had an undefeated streak going back then which i believe they would have wished to continue. we also had a rookie quarterback back then right? And the game earlier this year was a 23-20game and there was a big problem w. the clock at the end of that game. We're a better team this year than last. Also, our record at home in the title games is abyssmal...we neeed to have your coach! because ours sucks when it really counts. So maybe it is good the Steelers are a road team this playoff season. We're pretty healthy and Ben's throwing the ball really well now...Fast Willie and the Bus are a great running tandem, etc. and our D is always very present. should be an interesting game....dont think Jax has a prayer against your Pats and think we can beat the Bungholes, so let's hook up and make a bet on the Steeler/Pats game after we get by this weekend ok?
Wow MackSam, a 5-post chain.
But I agree with your analysis for the most part.
Looks like things are going as I expected so far. New England advances no surprise and PIT wins still early 4th quart. and anything can still happen but I know Steerlers will win .
As expected, the Steeler's opponent got banged up Carlson's season ender, too bad.
The tough prediction is going got be the PIT at Indy game. As I predicted correctly, Pit will meet them looks that way so far . PIT will help NE by either eliminating INDY or at least give them a headache. I still cannot decide whether or not PIT can pull an upset over INDY. That appears to be the toughest call out of all of the games so far. Any ideas anyone?
It's over, 4:12 remaining, and PIT picked off Kitna. You should see THE BUS start to milk the clock. Good night Cincy.
Steelers, Pats, Broncos, Colts, they're all intangibles because SEATTLE WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!!
wait, so who won? steelers or bengals? i missed the score DOH!
steelers won, plummer went out with a torn ACL. how bout them giants, lol. they got jake delowned
ahahahaha, punny. And it was Palmer who went down, Plummer is with the Broncos. Though after the pats roll through denver, he'll probably wish he couldn't play. go pats!
I know, his post confused me for a second as well. I thought maybe Jake the Snake injured himself during practice or something and that raised my spirits a bit, thinking that Plummer was going to be out for the game against the Pats.
BTW, thank you for the support. I will send you some clam chowdah.
Washington Redskins will beat the seahawks very easy. I guarantee this victory by the redskins. Redskins have the best defense out of all the teams in the playoffs. Shaun Alexander will be shut down, there will be no running game for the seahawks. And of course Hasselbeck will be sacked and beat up by the redskins D. He will also have a lot of interceptions and fumbles.
my bad, it all sounds the same
i disagree about the skins having the best defense. its the bears.
The Bears shall best all.
I would love that. But the Skins have trouble with good RB's, see their performance against Tomlinson in the game with SD, and the secondary is depleted at this point. Hopefully Sean Taylor won't go anything stupid this week. Gibbs needs to do something about the offense !
The steelers got lucky. If plamer hadn't been injured they would have gotten a royal *** whopping!
Palmer or lack of Palmer thereof had nothing to do with the Steelers scoring 31 points.
Exactly. The thing that isn't known is how many points Cincy "should've/would've/could've" scored.
Or how many points the Steelers would have scored if our QB didnt have a broken thumb......also the Steelers could have scored even more except they chose to run the ball to sit on a comfortable lead...if ands and buts..they could have scored even less points as our D was prepared for a different QB and Kitna did a good job. The reality is the Steelers pushed the Bungholes all around the field on both sides of the ball throughout the 2nd half when it counted ...oh i guess you could say that the Bungholes were sad because their quarterback went down, but that's kind of part of football, and that point kinda sounds sour grapes just like the Bungholes coach sounded when interviewed after the game..bunch of crybabies..and what happened to the Bungholes smack talkin' wide recever....didnt back anything up at all, and i guess you could blame that one on injured QB too....bah ;O
oh, none of this is rippin' you Mack..i'm just randomizing here ok?
who are the steelers?
diamond traders who work for De Beers.
Why did you have to point out that you weren't ripping me? Did you think that I was a whiner thinking the Steelers had an unfair advantage? In one of the posts I did state that I wanted PIT to win.
These are just rhetorical questions... OK?
No man..just was trying to make sure because lots of people around here take very general expressions made and somehow make them into something personal
Wow, and I thought the University of Texas fans were bad winnners. Kind of surprising, especially the comments regarding Palmers injury.
Atatu .... i'm not a bad winner at all. i guess you saw the game and heard the comments and the interview with the Bengals coach afterwards and are qualified to speak to this subject . in fact, i didnt mention anything bad about their quarterback at all other than he went down and that is part of football..so what is your point here? i was also partly responding to the previous poster who said the Steelers would have been killed if their QB wasnt injured...judge me as you like though and label me a bad wnner...thanks so much...nice move
Actually, the reality (And I'm a BIG Stillers fan) is that a second string QB put 17 points on the board against the 'lers' swiss cheese secondary. The Steelers scored 31 points, but they also scored 31 in an earlier loss to Cincy. With Palmer on the field for the entire game, the Steeler offense may not have had the time or opportunities to score like that, or maybe they would have-we'll never know.
I'm glad they won, but they got a lucky ahhh....break. Let's face it. Unless the defensive line can hound Manning and force him into mistakes, they're in for a long day next Sunday. And Manning hasn't been able to throw the ball at will just because he's a stud-he's got a great offensive line protecting him. Cowher is usually the one who screws up in these big games-I'm hoping he keeps the boneheaded and timid play calling under his hat on Sunday.
Now I'm waiting for "Whatever you say, Phil."
I have nothing much to say Phil...we were discussing the Bengals game here and not the upcoming game. I think I know how the Colts play and how the Steelers play, but whatever you say Phil.
Well, um, I don't know if calling the Bengals the bungholes is a great example of sportsmanship, but maybe I'm old fashioned ? I've seen worse this past week, for sure. I tell my six year old after he scores a goal in soccer, "act like you've been there before" but I don't see many adults acting that way. As for the previous poster, it was obviously some kid who had nothing else to add, not sure it's really necessary to respond to that. As for calling the players a bunch of crybabies, I assumed you were referring to Kitna's comments about being "in tears" when he saw Palmer go down. That seems a little harsh, when you're talking about an injury that is fairly serious and could effect Palmers career.
no atatu is was referring to the bengals coach comments who insisted the hit should have been a penalty (which it wasnt) and to some of the bengals who insisted the hit was a cheapshot <which it wasnt>. i was also referrring to their coaches comments which were bitter in defeat and where he somehow called our quarterback a crybaby...so i would say they werent gratious in defeat and were crybabies. as to the Bungholes...that's what their nickname is sometimes and is pretty harmless i would think unless someone wishes to turn it into something vile..if this is all you have on me, that's a pretty lame reason to call someone a poor winner and i would like to tell you that i dont apreciate your labeling me that way
Bengals game is over; what's left to discuss? The Steelers aren't resting on their laurals-they have a real opponent next week.
Ok, well my apologies, I guess I'm a bit old fashioned when it comes to these things, didn't know about the nickname, must be a regional thing. And yes, the Bengals were bitter in defeat, but shouldn't the winning them be above that ? This entire past week I've been listening to Longhorn fans gloat and rip the USC QB for his comments in defeat, and my comment has been "Act like you've been there before" there's not need for the winning team to gloat, be happy that you won and move on.
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