NFL  > Pittsburgh Steelers  > STEELERS RAVENS THOUGHTS ON A GREAT GAME.
November 30, 2009, 04:29 PM
The game between the Steelers and the Ravens was a smash mouth game, But would not expect anything less when these two meet.

I am not making excuses for us losing I am just putting out there my thoughts on this game.

Here is my take on the game, for the first time this season I was not looking forward to this game. Steelers Ravens are always my favorites because there is no clear cut winner in these . They always go down to the wire.

So let me start with Dennis Dixon. When I heard that Ben would be sitting and Dixon would be starting I will be the first to admit that I was concerned . I starting watching and I thought that I would be spending the evening yelling, "Run for your life Dennis" but you know what , the kid impressed me. No his numbers were not stellar, but he stepped in and proved that he can be an adequate back-up . Threw for a TD and Run for a TD not bad for a coming out party . He hung in there and played good. and he avoided the sack. This was his first game in the NFl and he done well considering. I know he threw and INT that lost the game , but you know what, look at Ben his first game was against the Ravens and he threw INTs in that one also. So Kudos to Dixon, he done well.

The O-line done a great job last night in protecting Dixon, Foster the rookie done well in filling in for Kemoeato, I see good things in his future. The whole offense stepped up and helped Dixon, pointing out blitzes so on and so forth. Mendy had a good game and I was glad I was concerned with him, considering it was Ray Lewis that ended his season last year , but he tried to take him on. but he showed no fear last night . He went straight at Lewis and Co.

The defense had sone struggles but they done good things too. I guess 50-50 on this . They sacked Flacco 6 time. Forced 2 fumble. That is our defense, but they still give up big plays. But im not using that as an excuse, that is who they are this season. I will say I miss Troy , hope he is back for the next meeting.

Special teams, were impoved this week , they didnt allow one to go back to the house and that is a major improvement . But they still gave up big gains on returns. The 2 new guys, Ivy and Boiman, were right there on most of the stops and I was glad to see Harrison back on ST.. He is a beast. I think we will see more improvement here.

I think in whole , even tho we lost there is good signs. They went the distance and I for one can not wait for the rematch in late Dec. I hope both teams are at 100% because, I think both teams are still in the Wild Card hunt..

Feel free to put your thoughts . I just wanted to state mine.

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