NFL  > General NFL  > Could the Steelers end up at the #1 AFC seed?
November 12, 2010, 06:43 PM
No one would have thought it with Ben being out the first 4 games of the year, but we're 6-2 right now.

BUT...most of those games were on the road, not at home.

A quick glance at our schedule reveals that 5 of our remaining 8 games are at home.

Check it out:

Hosting the Pats

Hosting the Raiders

@ The Bills

@ The Ravens

Hosting the Bengals

Hosting the Jets

Hosting the Panthers

@ The Browns



If all we do is win JUST our home games we're 11-5. Two road games seem very winnable - Bills and Browns, which would put us as 13-3.

Should we win against New England - and I'm not guarenteeing we will - the only speed bump left is the Ravens.
November 12, 2010  07:47 PM ET
QUOTE:

Hey Rayne........... JD here, The Steelers as usual have a chance, the Colts are beat up and the Pats are coming off a loss to the browns... so...not a stretch for Steel town right now. I do think the offense needs to step it up a notch.... no excuses, Ben is back and has some minutes under his belt! Good Luck!

Thank you. What worries me is our secondary. We're not known for having shut down corners with this bunch and if our pass rush doesn't get to the QB we're in trouble.

Good luck to you as well.

November 12, 2010  10:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Thank you. What worries me is our secondary. We're not known for having shut down corners with this bunch and if our pass rush doesn't get to the QB we're in trouble. Good luck to you as well.

left side of offensive line is a worry right now....but when isn't it?

November 13, 2010  10:19 AM ET

The Steelers are a good organization from the top down, it remains to be seen about the number one seed due to several unforeseen factors to weigh in such as injuries, referees etc. however they certainly look to be a playoff caliber team to this point.

November 13, 2010  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The Steelers are a good organization from the top down, it remains to be seen about the number one seed due to several unforeseen factors to weigh in such as injuries, referees etc. however they certainly look to be a playoff caliber team to this point.

They're almost certain to make the post season. 5 more wins should get us in and we don't have a lot of tough ones in front of us.

The only question is, will the division champ be us or the Ravens?

November 13, 2010  11:12 AM ET

We're almost certain to make the playoffs at this point, all we need is five more wins and there aren't a lot of tough teams in front of us.

The only question is who wins the division, us or the Ravens?

November 13, 2010  03:02 PM ET

One game at a time. You can't afford to circle wins you don't have yet.

November 13, 2010  04:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

One game at a time. You can't afford to circle wins you don't have yet.

Says the guy with "Perfect Pats" as his screen name.

Does anyone else sense the hypocrisy there?

November 14, 2010  01:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Says the guy with "Perfect Pats" as his screen name. Does anyone else sense the hypocrisy there?

The New England Patriots had a perfect regular season. I'm not mocking the Steelers I'm just saying that let's see how this game goes. Injuries, bad play, unforseen things happen all the time.

November 15, 2010  06:38 AM ET

After that completely pathetic outing last night, I'm saying..........um, NO. There are serious issues with both the defensive secondary and the game planning on both sides of the ball. Yeah, the defense is ranked #1 against the run, but why bother when you can smoke the secondary with the dink and dunk passing game all night long? The offense is back to the same old predictable game plan and if Roethlisberger isn't playing well, will produce alot of 3 and outs, putting that much more pressure on the defense.......

November 15, 2010  08:04 AM ET

The O-line has been failing the Steelers lately. That has me concerned.

November 15, 2010  10:24 AM ET

Where is Boston. He better get effn' involved here! I wanna cuss him out lol.

November 15, 2010  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE:

Ben took some punishment last night. over all poor performance, hope they were just having a bad night. Pats D was looking more like the Steeler D was suppose to look.Congrats to Boston and his PAts!

I saw a Steelers team last night that didn't TRY. No matter how many points we were down, no one ever got that sense of urgency, no one tried to rally their troops. It was just going through the motions.

It was almost as if we know we're going to see you in the post season so we sacrificed this one so you wouldn't get any usable game film off of it.

LeBeau's game plan of 'let Brady stand in the pocket and throw it' was moronic and not like him.

That whole game seemed surreal.

November 15, 2010  12:31 PM ET

Save the Steelers Jebus, please get big Ben takin care of (you know like from a couple of co-eds that need some serious stimuli) then come back to me and show me a losing team, not gonna happen. Feed Ben and he will take care of business. Show him the hotel room with the booty and all is well in Steelerland. A little Victoria's Secret and **** will go a long way!

November 15, 2010  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Where is Boston. He better get effn' involved here! I wanna cuss him out lol.

Uh oh!!


LOL!

November 15, 2010  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#23):

I saw a Steelers team last night that didn't TRY. No matter how many points we were down, no one ever got that sense of urgency, no one tried to rally their troops. It was just going through the motions. It was almost as if we know we're going to see you in the post season so we sacrificed this one so you wouldn't get any usable game film off of it. LeBeau's game plan of 'let Brady stand in the pocket and throw it' was moronic and not like him. That whole game seemed surreal.

Exactly why I mentioned unforeseen factors, things you may not count on happening actually happening. The Raiders, Ravens, Jets, Bengals and Browns are all capable teams on any given Sunday.

November 15, 2010  01:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#26):

Exactly why I mentioned unforeseen factors, things you may not count on happening actually happening. The Raiders, Ravens, Jets, Bengals and Browns are all capable teams on any given Sunday.

I think you team trying should be a GIVEN. Don't you?

 
November 16, 2010  08:53 PM ET

What I saw Sun nite was a team without direction, plan or LEADERSHIP.....I've been a supporter of Tomlin, but Judas Priest, you would have never seen Cowher just sitting there the whole game, looking like he was contemplating where his next vacation would be!

The effort was there but the PLAN was not.....defensively, LeBeau played the most Vanilla, cover2 scheme I've ever seen. Brady sat in the pocket untouched and unhurried all nite long. Offensively, the game was placed in Ben's hands to create some of the old magic and make something happen, because there was NO GAME PLAN. Unfortunately, because of the loss of Hines and the state of the OL, he was running for his life most of the evening, because NE was BLITZING almost every play!!! This game bothered me 100 times moe so than either the Baltimore or NO losses, because in those 2 games, we lost but definitely should have/could have won. In this game, there was NO QUESTION of the outcome......

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