NFL  > General NFL  > Pittsburgh lost to the Pats for all the wrong reasons.
November 15, 2010, 12:08 PM
A loss is never easy to take, but it's understandable under a couple circumstances.

If the other team is just BETTER, then I can live with it.

If the ball just happened to bounce the other teams way, that too I can see.

Last night the Steelers lost to the Pats because we weren't there. It's like our guys weren't mentally on the field.

To many dropped passes when the ball hit the guy right in the hands. To many mistakes on routes. To many sacks.

And we couldn't move the ball on a defense that's ranked 28th? Really?

And when we fell behind no one tried to rally the troops on the bench. Ben didn't go over to his linemen and talk to them, Tomlin didn't turn around and tell our guys to get their heads in the game....not even when Brady moved the ball at will on our vaunted D did LeBeau turn around and address his players.

It's like we were just going through the motions - like our hearts weren't in it.

I can understand failure - we all fail at something. What I can't understand is not trying.
November 15, 2010  12:32 PM ET

I need an enema.

November 15, 2010  12:33 PM ET

Mongo want to poop.

November 15, 2010  12:33 PM ET

Gloating is unattractive.

November 15, 2010  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE:

Last night the Steelers lost to the Pats because we weren't there. It's like our guys weren't mentally on the field.

Most of the time when it looks like your team "isn't there". Its often because the other team is really just better.

I am not a huge football fan, but I do love hockey and its often the case that the team looks like they're not into it, but in the end its just that they are completely outplayed.

November 15, 2010  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Most of the time when it looks like your team "isn't there". Its often because the other team is really just better.I am not a huge football fan, but I do love hockey and its often the case that the team looks like they're not into it, but in the end its just that they are completely outplayed.

When the ball hits the WR in the hands, isn't he supposed to catch it? And it happened time and again. Ditto with penalties. We couldn't run the ball on a team the BROWNS managed to manhandle. I saw a team that didn't have a sense of urgency last night.

November 15, 2010  02:31 PM ET

This is just one weird year, and it seems to be affecting most, if not all, teams, in one way or another. I never would have believed the Cowboys would have laid it down like they did, and then do as they did last evening with the Giants. Who'd have thunk it?

November 15, 2010  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This is just one weird year, and it seems to be affecting most, if not all, teams, in one way or another.

Clearly there are no NFL "lead dogs" as it had been in the past; there are still good teams but even those have been beatable and not just on the road.

November 15, 2010  03:00 PM ET
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O'rly?!?!

LMFAO!!

November 15, 2010  04:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Clearly there are no NFL "lead dogs" as it had been in the past; there are still good teams but even those have been beatable and not just on the road.

Parity is thriving this year. First time in a long time, half way through the season, there is still some competitive balance. Every team has lost at least two games and pretty much every team, with the exception of 3-4 teams in the league, still retains some sort of hopes of playing in the playoffs

November 15, 2010  04:46 PM ET

as often happens in sports, some teams just have other team's numbers....
sometimes it does mean one team is clearly superior to another team, but other times it just means one team's style of play is not meant to handle another team's style of play
the steelers have struggled against the Pats for a while now, but I think it's just a matter of the styles of play rather than the Pats being a clearly superior team

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November 15, 2010  05:41 PM ET
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The Pats stomped them, they were a better team than the Steelers were that game...stop making excuses for a lost...they happen to everyone

I've been watching football for over 40 years, I know what it looks like when a team mails it in, and that's what it looked like.

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November 15, 2010  06:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

So yer saying the Steelers threw in the towel?,Tell me it isn't so?

I'm saying they showed no heart - and that's what bothers me.

As for the Browns....they're done. They're 3-6 and even if they won out they'd be 10-6, and that's probably not a playoff spot. It certainly wont be a division championship, not with us and the Ravens sitting at 6 wins and each having some cushy games coming up.

 
November 15, 2010  09:11 PM ET

QUOTE (#17):
"Rayne,
You can't win them all,Be Happy Yer teams gonna go too the Playoffs..And don't be putting down the Browns,just because they beat up a Team that beat Yours,ain't ya got 1 more game against them?[Browns?],better be prepared for war!!!!"

EazyDozit: Don't be too sure about the playoffs, there's still 7 more games to be played. Despite the relatively easy schedule remaining for the Steelers, last years meltdown proves that you cannot guarantee anything. Watching the game last night, I was sick at what appeared to be a total lack of PREPAREDNESS or ability to MAKE ADJUSTMENTS on the part of Arians, LeBeau and TOMLIN.... There just did not appear to be ANY type of game PLAN, and THAT falls squarely into the lap of the coaching staff. .......

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