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Who Can Beat Pittsburgh?

Have the Steelers proven themselves to be the toughest team in football?

Posted by Emil Steiner on December 8, 2008 10:17 AM
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shena: but of course is the correct answer, but i am hoping that ben dances them to the superbowl! woohoo!...

Of course...: ...and the Ravens are one of the teams that can do it and they know it, however, this is due to an offense in disarray. The unfortunate part...

Regis: The only team that can beat the Steelers is the Steelers -- and they have been trying hard lately. Thank God for the defense....

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j :

Yes

Personal Jesus :

A defense alone is not enough to win the Super Bowl. Tennessee will take them down. Pitt is number 4th in the AFC behind the Titans, Ravens and Colts.

Jason :

Would you take the Steelers against the Titans with the way the Titans get after the QB? With their D, the Steelers will be in every single game, but the way Roethlisburger holds onto the ball and takes sacks, they will probably keep their opponents in the game too, and no team knows better than the Steelers that when the score stays close, the game essentially turns into a coin flip. The Steelers have the ingredients to make a deep championship run, but they also have some ingredients that will make it difficult for them.

delOH :

Yes, the offense has struggled. But for this team to be 10-3 with the schedule they have played, it is quite remarkable. They can beat any team in The League, any given game. All because this defense bails out the offense, and some questionable coaching decisions, every week. I think I could actually hear Noll and Cowher screaming, "KICK THE FIELD GOAL" Sunday afternoon.

bklyndan :

Sure--but it'll be in the Super Bowl rematch with the GIANTS

OZZIE :

Yes they can be beaten, the Eagles defense proved that by keeping Ben on his back and making the defense tired by keeping them on the field.

Anonymous :

Of course, wait till next week...

Steve :

September 2007: Can anyone beat the Colts?
December 2007: Can anyone beat the Patriots?
September 2008: Can anyone beat the Cowboys?
November 2008: Can anyone beat the Giants?
December 2008: Can anyone beat the Steelers?

The answer to each of these ridiculously stupid questions is:

Yes, of course. Where have you been?

OfficerYinzerMancuso :

Sure, the Stillers can be bitten. Their defense seems to be rounding into league-historical form as January approaches, which makes it a tall order, but a few funny bounces of that oddly shaped thing formerly made of pigskin would be all it takes with such an underperforming offense.

Letting Ben Roethlisberger call his own plays at the line of scrimmage, and not trying to break him of the habit of holding the ball way too long when his receivers are covered, doesn't look like a brilliant offensive strategy to me.

Ben's like a surgeon: no matter what the situation, he's going to call for surgery (in this case, passing) because he could never have gotten where he is today without inordinate confidence in his extraordinary skills.

Unfortunately, every now and then even the best surgeon loses a patient.

With Santonio Holmes, Heath Miller, Hines Ward, (an apparently hobbled) Willie Parker and an increasingly tolerable Mewelde Moore, the Stillers have an offense that should be putting more points on the board than they've been putting up.

It's their Achilles heel.

All things considered, I think they're a 50/50 bet against any of the very best teams in the NFL, and a better bet than that against almost-best teams like the ratbirds, coming up Sunday at 4:15.

Call me Kreskin :

Giants, Colts, Eagles.

Pay me, Shirley.

Lea Jones :

The Ravens took the Steelers into overtime IN PITTSBURGH last time around. That was before our offense began to jell. It's still jelling, but it's more potent than it was back then.

So the Ravens stand to do well and perhaps beat Pittsburgh.

shena :

but of course is the correct answer, but i am hoping that ben dances them to the superbowl! woohoo!

Of course... :

...and the Ravens are one of the teams that can do it and they know it, however, this is due to an offense in disarray. The unfortunate part of this is that it is very possible that at some point this offense could just click all of a sudden. If this happens, then this question becomes moot. With this defense, if this offense ever clicks, ever, then for right now, it's over for the rest of the league!

Btw, it's Steelers, not stillers, you hater...

Regis :

The only team that can beat the Steelers is the Steelers -- and they have been trying hard lately. Thank God for the defense.

 
 
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