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October 30, 2011, 08:01 PM
I'll make this short and sweet for you guys, just thought I'd point out a couple of things I LOVED about this win today:

Pass Defense

Nearly perfect throughout. Our pass rush was weak today with all the injuries so Brady had a lot of time in the pocket for the most part today, but there was absolutely nowhere to go. The coverage was perfect all night long. The Steelers proved today that they are deserving of the number one pass defense in the league. What better way to prove it then holding the number one pass offense in the league to under 200 yards.

The Offense Stayed on the Field

Our time of possession was nearly two times as long as the Patriots and forced Tom Brady to wait on the sideline for the majority of the game. The offense ran 73 plays tonight including multiple, long 10+ play drives.

Ben Roethlisberger Meant Buisness

Roethlisberger was nearly perfect today. He did throw one interception, but other then that he made plays consistently with the help of pump fakes and play action fakes. This offense looked BETTER then the New England Patriots today.

The Steelers beat the Patriots in nearly ever phase of the game. Now I can safely say the Steelers will get a playoff spot this year. I'm thrilled about this win .. the Steelers have become the number one team in the AFC. For now ..
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October 30, 2011  10:08 PM ET

I'm so pumped right now! I could have sworn Pittsburgh would lose today, so this is a pleasant surprise.

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October 31, 2011  07:12 AM ET
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Props too all Steeler Fans,a victory worth remembering.

Steelers Inactives vs. Patriots

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-Inactives-vs-Patriots/330a 2743-2be7-45fe-a9d0-6907318d5aa5

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Defense; "Digest" Player of Week

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Defense-is-Digest-Player-of-Week/79 2846e1-5822-4249-90ad-4b8891ccc4b7

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October 31, 2011  09:43 AM ET
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I'm so pumped right now! I could have sworn Pittsburgh would lose today, so this is a pleasant surprise.

The Steelers looked very tough yesterday. Mother-Marge must be upset.

October 31, 2011  04:00 PM ET

If her part of MA got as much as my part of MA, she's still shoveling snow.

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October 31, 2011  04:33 PM ET

I'll say one thing about Pittsburgh. For a team that is dead last in the giveaway/takeaway column (-10) Pittsburgh has to be pleased they are even in the playoff hunt.

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October 31, 2011  06:26 PM ET
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I'll say one thing about Pittsburgh. For a team that is dead last in the giveaway/takeaway column (-10) Pittsburgh has to be pleased they are even in the playoff hunt.

They were -7 in just one game.....so like all stat's ...just looking at the numbers can be misleading.

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November 1, 2011  03:00 AM ET
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They were -7 in just one game.....so like all stat's ...just looking at the numbers can be misleading.

So what? They may even prove Narrator's point even further. The point isn't that the Steelers are turning the ball over, overall they've been okay with that since the Ravens game, but they aren't getting the turnovers they need to win games consistently.
That's the only glaring error with the Pittsburgh Steelers at this time. Other then that, I can't complain much. Without a doubt, in my mind, Pittsburgh is the team to beat in the AFC. If they beat Baltimore next week like they did this week against the Pats and do it consistently over the year ... I can safely say they could go to the big one again! Do I think they'll be able to do it consistently? No ... I don't think so. But I still have faith in them and I think they have a chance in the playoff race this year.

November 1, 2011  11:51 AM ET

You can win consistently without getting turnovers, as long as you keep the other team from scoring.
For a defense, a 3 and out is way better than a 9 play drive that ends with you getting a fumble recovery.
What constitutes winning consistently? 4 in a row? 6 out of 7?

November 1, 2011  12:02 PM ET

Now all you have to be worried about is hosting Baltimore this week and then going to Cincinnati before your bye week. You are 0-1 in your division, if you lose the next two games that may put a big dent in your season and could be what keeps you out of the playoffs.

 
November 1, 2011  01:05 PM ET
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Now all you have to be worried about is hosting Baltimore this week and then going to Cincinnati before your bye week. You are 0-1 in your division, if you lose the next two games that may put a big dent in your season and could be what keeps you out of the playoffs.

That is just wishful thinking on your part Narry!!! Not going to happen, this team is refocused and looking at one game at a time.

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