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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steel_ben7, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    You just had to jinx it earlier, didn't you? :)

    Seriously, their defense fell apart and the offense kept relying on a kicker who hurt himself in pregame warmups. The block probably wasn't his fault, though maybe it was a low kick, but the missed extra point is inexcusable and there was no reason to be confident on that attempt at the end of regulation.
     
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  2. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Those wins still count and Jackson makes them a threat pretty much every game.

    That said, it certainly helped that the Colts were so beaten up that they were playing with practice squad guys in the secondary by the end of that game. Throw in the pre-game injury to the kicker, who missed an extra point and a field goal in the fourth quarter, and you've got the third consecutive victory aided by a great deal of luck for the Ravens.
     
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  3. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    Duck also beat Kyler Murray and the Cards in Arizona. Maybe the Steelers should sign him to play QB in only games when they travel out west.
     
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  4. steel_ben7

    steel_ben7 Well-Known Member

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    Going for 2 when it was 22-3 was stupid as well instead of kicking the extra point to make it 23-3. There is a huge difference believe it or not being up 20 points as opposed to 19. It let the Ravens always be within 2 scores and two TD’s and two Two point conversion attempts as opposed to 3 scores and 3 Touchdowns that entire 4th quarter. Frank Reich is not a good coach he is too soft and has no killer instinct in him and Carson Wentz even though he was very good last night is still another loser and he seemed too content and satisfied with losing that game last night afterwards. Like look a little bit mad and show some emotion dude and he did neither.

    The Colts got exactly what they deserved last night. They played stupid, scared and not to lose and that’s exactly what happened. That’s just a crushing loss for the Colts and I don’t see how they bounce back from it.
     
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  5. Maddog78

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    The Colts game was all about the injured kicker missing two late kicks. The Lions game came down to an obvious uncalled delay of game penalty, that would have pushed Tucker's FG attempt back to 71 yards.

    Or course they count, like our 11 wins counted last year, but I always found the "you are what your record says you are" trope to be nothing but results bias. Process matters - this mode of winning isn't anymore sustainable than it was for the Steelers last year.
     
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  6. KMM

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    I agree with the sustainability part. Good teams don't win close games. Good teams don't have them. They blow the other teams out. Having said that what this does provide is a cushion to get their game together. They're winning on luck and it then becomes a question of whether they capitalize on that luck or not before it runs out.
     
  7. Steelrules

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    I remember that game. Based on the amount of Steelers fans at that game, I can confidently say that game was a Steelers home game.
     
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  8. Steel Hog

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    Well, I think we've done just as bad. Maybe not losing a lead but getting blown out in the 1st qtr of a playoff game seems just as bad. I was just surprised the Colts were in it like they were. I'll chalk this up to the Rats making necessary adjustments vs the Colts.
     
  9. FootballAnalyst98

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    How you feel about where ranks now far as qbs in the afc?
     
  10. FootballAnalyst98

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    Ravens best team in afc cause they have the current best player in the afc.
     
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  11. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

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    I suspect if they had a healthy kicker, the wouldn’t have gone for 2.
     
  12. AskQuestionsLater

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    Justin Herbert may have something to say about that. Do not count out Josh Allen either. For that matter, for my money, Buffalo is not just the most complete team in the conference but perhaps the entire NFL. Arizona has a claim but I do not believe the Cardinals defense matches up in comparison.



    Baltimore has more problems than they are letting onto. Last night proves that. If Randy Blankership could actually make that field goal, the AFC North is looking a lot different right now.
     
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  13. FootballAnalyst98

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    They have some injuries and will soon be healthy. It's right now pretty much lamar carrying them. I like Herbert but the discrepancy between him and lamar as passers is far smaller than him and lamar as runners. Lamar is now proven to be a very capable enough passer to win and he's far away a better runner than anyone at the position. His impact currently is second to none except Kyler but he's not as explosive. I'm rolling with the Ravens and lamar figuring out a way to get it done this yr. With him throwing it like he is now they are the most unstoppable force in the league. You pretty pretty have to pick your poision.
     
  14. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

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    What silly analysis in the ultimate team game.
     
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  15. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

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    They're 9th in scoring. Apparently there are 8 forces less stoppable.

    And that 9th ranking comes against defenses ranked 17th, 32nd, 25th, 2nd, and 23rd in scoring.
     
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  16. santeesteel

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    Ah, opinions. We all know what they're like. I'd have to give the nod to Buffalo. Did you not see the Ravens defense?
     
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  17. santeesteel

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    Andrews is good but, the BEST??
     
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  18. Scrap

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    Exactly this... If I recall correctly, last few seasons we made SB runs had bumpy starts or feelings of hopelessness. Weren't we 8th seed because of an unprobable tie breaker situation the year we won it all over Seahawks?

    Hell the legendary PimplyDan story would have never happened if we weren't at a point where it felt like we must "win some games and lose no any more games" or however his Greatness put it.
     
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  19. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Same
     
  20. steel_ben7

    steel_ben7 Well-Known Member

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    That was a huge swing game within the division last night. Big difference of having 3 teams at 3-2 and the Steelers at 2-3 instead of one team at 4-1 and ahead of all the other teams by 1 and 2 games.
     
  21. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

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    Ravens looked very beatable.

    I have long accepted that my initial hope Lamar would be a one season wonder was wrong. However, I still don’t think he’s an amazing passer of the ball.
     
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  22. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    How?
     
  23. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not looking at just numbers. Kansas city still is putting up great numbers but they've been figured out. The Ravens with lamar throwing like this are indefensible. You have to maintain certain contain repsonbilities due to his running ability. You can't just stack the box and force him to throw it now because he can. So what do you do to stop them?
     
  24. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    Buffalo not impressive. The chiefs win was nice but they are just in shambles rn. They have no other good wins besides that.
     
  25. zcoop

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    All of this makes for an interesting season. Anybody can be beaten on any given Sunday. Gotta love it!
     
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