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 31 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:44 
Started by jonzr - Last post by jonzr
Romo throws an INT in OT to loose it for DAL.  Wait, now they're saying it was incomplete.  Wow, Colt McCoy had a nice day.  And that exposed the DAL defense which relied on their offense keeping them off the field.  Well, the 'Slurs had 38:12 TOP and exposed the fuck outta them. 

Fuckin' delicious.  And I bet the Cards spank 'em next week.

 32 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:30 
Started by jonzr - Last post by jonzr
It's really amazing how divisional matchups can be such physical, close games.  That WAS team sucks and as much as we may hate to admit it, DAL, at 6-1, is good this season.  Of course, if WAS wins and then DAL looses to AZ next week, well, perceptions change.  Then they're 6-3 and middle of the upper-tier pack instead of #2 on Peter King's Fine 15.

 33 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:25 
Started by jonzr - Last post by jonzr
Looks like OT for this bitch.

 34 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:24 
Started by jonzr - Last post by jonzr
Wow, intentional grounding on Romo on 3rd and 1 with 00:38 to go from their own 31.

 35 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:14 
Started by msdmnr2002 - Last post by msdmnr2002
Well, two weeks ago this would have been a very different outlook. 3-3, bad loss to TB, no direction, three largely uninspiring wins (possible exception of road win at Carolina, who is looking very average). Solid running game, but unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities. Defensive injuries/breakdowns, coaching snafus.  Baltimore and Cincy looking to battle for division with Steelers trying to hold off Cleveland for third.

Two weeks later - Win against Houston on paper looks convincing, but it was largely due to three minutes of ineptitude by the Texans more than what the Steelers did, although capitalizing on the mistakes was a refreshing change. Still not a whole lot to be confident about. Then came Sunday. Best offensive performance I can remember for quite a while. Strong defensive performance overall, if you can have a good performance when giving up 34.

So where does that put us? Division is wide open, with every team above .500. If we are a good team, our schedule is extremely favorable. Home&home vs. Cincy, but our other 6 games include stronger teams at home, weaker on the road:

@ Tennessee, Jets, and Atlanta - combined record 4-19.
HOme NO, Baltimore, KC - combined record 13-11.

For a good team, that looks like 6-2 at worst, 7-1 more likely. For an inconsistent team, looks like a split or worse. So which are we?

Sunday is enough for optimism, but need to see more. Are we making a patented 2nd half run, or are we unleashing hell?

The divison race will come down to the wire. I could see Cleveland finishing 8-8 or even 9-7 and still end up last. The other 3 teams may have double digit wins. Week 17 vs. CIncy could be for the title, with Baltimore waiting in the wings for a playoff spot with 10 wins. 

Overall playoff picture, 10 wins may not get it done in AFC. 8 teams look like they have potential for double digits - NE, Indy, AFCN x3, Denver, SD and maybe even KC - haven't looked at all the schedules yet, and at least one team will fall off the pace, but that still leaves 7.

So the win Sunday was a confidence booster. Defense will hopefully get healthier and improve. Passing game looked great, but it also included important contributions by young WRs, who are almost always inconsistent. Running game has been strong all year, no reason to think that will change.

10-6 is dicey. 6-2 the rest of the way is 11 wins, which will be enough. Next Sunday night is a must win not just for record but to avoid giving Baltimore the tiebreaker. Which Steeler team shows up, not just Sunday but for the rest of the year? I think a win on Sunday puts us on a great track - a loss leaves us scrambling all the way to the end.

 36 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:13 
Started by jonzr - Last post by jonzr
At least they pinned Dallas at the 2.  And Romo is back in the game.  Perfect time for a pick 6!  BAM!

 37 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:11 
Started by jonzr - Last post by jonzr
Wow, the 'Slurs had a 3rd and 2 at the DAL 32 and took a 5 yard delay penalty.  Then they took a 4 yard sack.  And THAT is an example of why the 'Slurs suck.

 38 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:08 
Started by jonzr - Last post by jonzr
1st down 'Slurs, 12 yard pass on 4th and 1.  Now they'd be smart to just run it and run it and run it and run it and run it and run it and kick it for 3.

Did I mention that this is delicious? 

 39 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 22:05 
Started by jonzr - Last post by jonzr
It's the battle of the former CLE Brownie QBs as Weeden (DAL) and McCoy (WAS) take the field.  Yup, ol' Tony Romo got whacked pretty hard and left the game.

It's 17-17 with 4:29 to go in the fourth, the 'Slurs are contemplating going for it on 4th-1 at the Dallas 49.

 40 
 on: Oct 27, 2014 at 21:29 
Started by aj_law - Last post by Preacherman0
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Will be interesting to see where the Ravens are at with Jimmy Smith and Torrey Smith.  Jimmy likely out.  Torrey had a nasty concussion.  Eugene Monroe and Marshall Yanda were banged up.

Whatever it takes to beat those dingleberries.

Figure Flacco is due for a big game. He runs about as hot and cold as the Steelers. Ben will have to be at the top of his game once again.

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Yeah, definitely hard to say we're all fixed now.

But honestly, is ANYONE in the NFL fixed? Ever? This entire league is the model of inconsistency.

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