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Steelers Path to the Playoffs (realistic)

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Benny Lava, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. Benny Lava

    Benny Lava Well-Known Member

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    We are currently 5-4-1.

    Here is our path to the playoffs:

    • @ Bengals W
    • Ravens W
    • @ Vikings L
    • Titans W
    • @ Chiefs L
    • Browns W
    • @ Ravens W

    That puts us at 10-6-1, and most importantly sweeps the Ravens (as I predicted would be necessary to make the playoffs). Basically we just need to hold serve at home and we can afford to drop the road games.

    This is very doable...we are going 10-6-1 and making the playoffs!
     
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  2. SteelersFanInCalgary

    SteelersFanInCalgary New Member

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    You say they can drop the road games, yet you have them winning two road games?

    I suggest that they simply need to take them one game at a time, it's nearly impossible to predict outcomes that far in advance, based on injuries etc.

    The Steelers will be underdogs in most of those games. The easy part of the schedule is over.

    They need to prove it on the field, not on a message board.

    Their offence last night was certainly encouraging, but don't forget the gift wrapped 14 points given to them at the end of the game.
     
  3. mikeyg

    mikeyg Well-Known Member

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    crack must alive and well on the streets of Pittsburgh....
     
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  4. SteelerGlenn

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    If you’re not here to support and root for the team to win then what’s the purpose?
     
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  5. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

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    Who knows anymore.
     
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  6. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    Bengals whooped is pretty good last time. I feel they are best team in division right now...not saying we can't steal one from them.
     
  7. Rel

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    • @ Bengals W
    • Ravens W
    • @ Vikings L
    • Titans L
    • @ Chiefs L
    • Browns W
    • @ Ravens L
    I have them finishing 8-8-1
     
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  8. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    We are cursed. Again.
     
  9. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    When I think about the Steelers realistic path to the playoffs, one word comes to mind. “Health.”
     
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  10. FeartheBeard

    FeartheBeard Well-Known Member

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    I just don't see us beating the Ravens. We are really bad with mobile quarterbacks.
     
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  11. Thor

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    For me, it's the Indiana Jones exit out of the cave to open Raiders of the Lost Ark: mad dash through darts and arrows looking to avoid injury, narrowly leap over a bottomless pit pulling yourself up by a thread, avoid being crushed by a descending stone column without losing your favorite weapon, grab the fumble by a rival who got speared from behind and dive to the finish just ahead of a big opponent that finished on a roll.

    And after all that and thinking you achieved your goal, some @sshole and his team shows up to claim your prize at the very last minute.

    Edit: replaced tie breaker reference for truckin
     
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  12. Jujubean

    Jujubean Well-Known Member

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  13. truckin9999

    truckin9999 Well-Known Member

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    I thought your post was funny with the Indiana Jones reference. But everybody needs to stop thinking about any possible tie breakers. With that tie against the lions, the steelers will not be involved in any tiebreakers whatsoever unless some other contending AFC team also ties a game. Tiebreakers only come in to play when your overall record ties another team with the exact same record. That 1 in the 3rd column of our standings screws all that up
     
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  14. Thor

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    It's possible somebody else notches a tie, though naturally I'm not banking on it. I was speaking less literal, and more figurative - alluding to everything coming down to the last week with somebody scooting past us in the final with a win, or a loss by us.
     
  15. Disco1981

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    A NON losing season! .500 again! Woo Hoo, That's all that matters!


    I feel better now! Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  16. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    I originally predicted 9-8 but one of the wins become a tie, so 8-8-1 is where I’m at lol
     
  17. Rush2seven

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    I’m going with 10 consecutive wins. Whose with me?
     
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  18. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    Not me...You know Tomlin usually S**** the bed the second half of the season
     
  19. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    ,but then You see your opportunity of making the the playoffs is fishing, and You tell Him 2 start the plane , and Fly right into the playoffs with just seconds 2 spare
     
  20. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

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    Except for the years he unleashed hell in December
     
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  21. Steel Hog

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    Man that's brutal. There has to be a W in there somewhere, doesn't there? I need one more W to get to my prediction before the season started so we could maybe, possibly, make that happen. The good thing, from my mindset, is that the easy part of the schedule is over and the competition gets better. This is when, for some reason, I believe we play better and win games that you'd think we couldn't. I just feel better going into a game as a dog. Let's see if this theory has any validity against Cinci. Disclaimer: We need all the variables to be available (players returning).
     
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  22. Steel Hog

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    Well yes, but then flying into the playoffs you are then accosted by someone's huge pet snake and spoils everything. LOL
     
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  23. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    As well as a committed opposing running attack.
     
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  24. GoalLine

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    playoffs are about as unlikely as surviving a nuke blast in a refrigerator.
     
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  25. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    Spot on.
     

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