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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a feeling there is not going to be a repeat. Yes, it's still early, but the Steelers could have beat Chicago today.

Their running game improved only slightly from what I read, but it's still dreadful, and how the heck does a team like that give up 10 unanswered points (granted they gave up 16 such points in the Superbowl if I'm not mistaken)?

I'm sorry, but the Steelers deserve to be thrown under the bus, as the Bus himself essentially did in his column last week! They can start with Bruce Arians. He is a very weak offensive coordinator. If anything, I'd even go as far as to call him a saboteur with his lame and inane play calling. He needs to go...

Oh well, kudos Chicago. Well done without Urlacher. There's hope for you yet!

The E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles... what the heck was that?!!

How about the rest of yins guys?


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User currently offlineForce13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Geaux Saints!

And the Bills won too! Holy crap it was a good weekend!



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

The Bengals beat the Packers!  biggrin  So the Bengals lost to a team they should have beaten last week and then beat a team they should have lost to this week. Man and to think the Bengals would be 2-0 today if it weren't for that tipped pass against DEN.

Giants are playing the Cowboys now. I'm just glad the first points ever scored in the new stadium were by the New York Giants.  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

It's going to be a long season for Bucs fans  mad 


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3275 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

The Titans got beat by the Texans....sigh.

The Cowboys can't tackle, and have had terrible luck so far against the Giants.

More to come.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1428 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 2):
Giants are playing the Cowboys now. I'm just glad the first points ever scored in the new stadium were by the New York Giants.

waa waa waaa...

Well, there's a little pick-me-up there...

I heard the Jets beat the Pats. Heh, if not for a flukey kick returner to fumble the ball away to the Pats in the end there, the Pats could be winless.

The Steelers also could be winless right now. Man, they really look pedestrian...

They're at the Bengals, at home against the Chargers and then home again for the Lions. If they lose those games, then something is severely wrong with this team...



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

What an exciting game in Dallas tonight. But the Giants won with a field goal as the clock hit 0:00. Dallas loses the first game in the new stadium to a rival!  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Kind of wish the Cowboys had pulled off a win in their first game in the (unbelievable) new stadium. I liked both teams, but I especially remember watching both Jason Witten and Gerald Sensabaugh just absolutely light up my poor high school football team back in the day.

VERY glad the HIGHLY overrated Pats finally got their comeuppance.

Hopefully the Colts look good against Miami tomorrow night.



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4941 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

Seeing the Patriots, Cowboys, Titans and Steelers struggle makes my Chargers losing not so bad. For EVERY fan, the season is young.

It'll be interesting to see how Indy-MIA turns out tomorrow...



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User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1253 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1368 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 8):
Seeing the Patriots, Cowboys, Titans and Steelers struggle makes my Chargers losing not so bad. For EVERY fan, the season is young.

I hear you. Sucks we lost, but at least it was a very close game against a good team.

The most surprising upsets for me were the Packers/Bengals and Texans/Titans games. Talk about upsets!



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1344 times:



Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 9):

Quoting San747 (Reply 8):
Seeing the Patriots, Cowboys, Titans and Steelers struggle makes my Chargers losing not so bad. For EVERY fan, the season is young.

I hear you. Sucks we lost, but at least it was a very close game against a good team.

It was the inexperience of the offensive front line protecting Rivers that beat us.Rivers was under pressure more then usual and last play drove home the point.But great game just the same and Chargers will start to gel as the super bowl team they should be.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1326 times:



Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 9):
I hear you. Sucks we lost, but at least it was a very close game against a good team.

True...

I was actually routing for the Chargers since the Steelers lost and that they were against the Ravens, but oh well. The Ravens are in 1st in the AFC North now with a 2-0 record.

As I said before, no sour grapes against Chicago. They're a good team; they have a good defense (apparently) even without Urlacher. Granted they went against one of the weakest offensive units in the league, and I DO MEAN WEAK!!

Am I the only one on here who thinks Bruce Arians is an awful offensive coordinator? His play calling is pathetic. On 3rd and short, he sends Ben back to pass were he's usually dropped for a sack. When he throws in run plays, they are very predictable IMO, and I have not seen a gadget play since 2006 or 2007. What is with sending Parker up the middle when everyone knows he's a dangerous back when he's able to cut to the outside. I think that if you're better at running certain routes, then that's where you should go. 6, 7, or 8 yards is better than 1 or 2 yards at best, and that's what he did 3 years straight from 2005 - 2007. He didn't get hit much, at least too severely anyway, and he rushed for over 1,200 yards each season.

If this crap continues, Arians should be fired.. They need someone who is known for protecting the quarterback as well as coming up with good running schemes. Arians, of course, is not good at either of those. I really think he's setting Roethlisberger up. Maybe that's a stretch, but that's what I think...



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15713 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1323 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Thread starter):
There's hope for you yet!

Probably not actually. Kudos to the Steelers D for holding Forte to 29 yards on the ground...despite the fact that Turner kinda forgot about him. It was upset day in the NFC North yesterday. That said, that Packers game might bite the Bears yet.



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Another stellar performance by my Cleveland Browns  Yeah sure

They looked OK in the first half, but then in the second half, they got spanked. Quinn got sacked 4 times!

Last week, same story... we're up 13-10 against the Vikings at half time... in the second half, we get our butts kicked....

0-2 so far and things don't look promising !!  Sad


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6071 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
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The Lions lost.... I guess we all knew that was coming. They now have lost 19 games in a row. Next Sunday doesn't look much better. Oh, well that is one of the tough breaks when you live in the D.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1295 times:



Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 13):
They looked OK in the first half, but then in the second half, they got spanked. Quinn got sacked 4 times!

Wow... that isn't right. Giving up leads and blowing games, leave that to the Pittsburgh Pirates! They do that better than any team in any sport pretty much...

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 14):
They now have lost 19 games in a row. Next Sunday doesn't look much better.

Just curious, what is the record for longest losing streak? I know NE holds the record for longest winning streak at 21 consecutive wins...

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 12):
Kudos to the Steelers D for holding Forte to 29 yards on the ground...despite the fact that Turner kinda forgot about him

Well, that is a bit reassuring for the defense, I must say. Then again, it's LeBeau for cryin' out loud. I think he'd be forced to retire if he ever let more than 1 or 2 offensive units come in and walk all over them...



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4941 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1280 times:



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 14):
The Lions lost.... I guess we all knew that was coming. They now have lost 19 games in a row. Next Sunday doesn't look much better. Oh, well that is one of the tough breaks when you live in the D.

At least the Tigers are still in it.

Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 9):

I hear you. Sucks we lost, but at least it was a very close game against a good team.



Quoting PSA53 (Reply 10):

It was the inexperience of the offensive front line protecting Rivers that beat us.Rivers was under pressure more then usual and last play drove home the point.But great game just the same and Chargers will start to gel as the super bowl team they should be.

True to both. Rivers was getting pressured way too much, but against the 2nd strongest defense of last year, he torched them for 436 yards in the air! If the O-line can get it together despite the injuries, I think the Chargers could be unstoppable...



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6071 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
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Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 15):
Just curious, what is the record for longest losing streak? I know NE holds the record for longest winning streak at 21 consecutive wins...

The 1976 and 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold that record at 26 loses.

Back then the season was 14 games and the Tampa Bay Bucs lost all 14 games in the 1976 season. The then lost 12 games in a row in the 1977 season. Tampa Bay did win its last two games of the 1977 season.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1258 times:



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 17):
The 1976 and 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold that record at 26 loses.

Back then the season was 14 games and the Tampa Bay Bucs lost all 14 games in the 1976 season. The then lost 12 games in a row in the 1977 season. Tampa Bay did win its last two games of the 1977 season.

I remember watching "The Top Ten" on NFL Network the one time (or more like the "bottom ten," considering it was the worst teams), and the '76 Buccaneers were at the top of it for their winless debut season.

So, if the Lions lose 9 more games, they'll tie that dubious record of futility...

Quoting San747 (Reply 16):
If the O-line can get it together despite the injuries, I think the Chargers could be unstoppable...

We'll see how they do against my team, the so-called defending champs, in 2 weeks. AT least they have one silver lining, they won't have to contend with a long-haired freak who wears a #43 jersee...



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User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1253 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1254 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 18):
We'll see how they do against my team, the so-called defending champs, in 2 weeks. AT least they have one silver lining, they won't have to contend with a long-haired freak who wears a #43 jersee...

I really hate to say it, but that was really a blessing in disguise for us. Still, if the Ravens were any indication (and depending what we look like against Miami this week), your linemen will walk all over us like Jesus walked on water.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1249 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 18):
So, if the Lions lose 9 more games, they'll tie that dubious record of futility...

They're last win was Week 16 in 2007, against the Chiefs, 25-20. The Lions have now lost 19 games in a row.

I'm still pumped from my Bengals upseting the Packers on the road in Green Bay and then my Giants beating the Cowboys on the road in "Jerry World".  biggrin 


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9176 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1202 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 20):
They're last win was Week 16 in 2007, against the Chiefs, 25-20. The Lions have now lost 19 games in a row.

Oh... Heh, for some reason I thought it was 7 and I thought it was a counting error. Apparently, 7 more consecutive losses is the magic number, black magic I guess I should say, for the Lions...

Sorry Lions fans... Hey, if it makes you feel any better, I am a Pirates fan!! At the rate they're going and where they're going, I'll be in a wheelchair when they register another winning season!!

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 20):
then my Giants beating the Cowboys on the road in "Jerry World".

That's what I'm pumped about! I fricking hate the Cowboys!!

Now, about the Bengals/Steelers matchup this weekend. You know what they're saying in the PG? They're saying that the offense pretty much has no identity. The last time people made such remarks was back in 2003. The Steelers record then: 6 - 10. God! I hope that doesn't happen this year! I'll build a bomb shelter if it does! What team mounts a 12-4 season against a very tough group of opponents to win a Super Bowl only to go 6-10 against a weaker schedule? Do tell!!



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User currently offlineFlanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1627 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Wow since i posted in the NHL preseason thread accidentally, ill have a second go at it where it counts..

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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1162 times:



Quoting Flanker (Reply 22):
ill have a second go at it where it counts..

It's the NHL that counts.  Wink

My Bucs will be 0-3 at the end of this week. As you can see, i have little hope for this year.



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