Pats versus Steelers - Why we Win on Sunday

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    i hope bb hid some tapes because we're going to need them against pitts. 
    pitts not only plays harder, like 100MPH harder, but their players have killer instincts. maybe our young kids are skilled and are becoming BB technically sound, but to be a superior team you need the intangibles that pitts players have. we're not even close. we're getting by teams that shoot themselves in the foot. another regular season of being paper tigers. 

    can anyone tell me why our defense has been terrible for the last 4 years? 
    no legit pass rush or shut down corner. homeland defense seems like a distant dream more than an old memory.
     
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    Better WRs?  Absolutely not. Name their 3rd WR.  Randel El?  Please. Branch, Welker, Hernandez (a WR essentially), Tate and Edelman?    Edelman can't even see the field because of Hernandez. Pitt does not match up well against NE. Even their own fans concede this.
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    I'm still itching to see Edelman come around on a reverse, stop, and chuck it downfield to an open Hernandez. I mean is that SO HARD to call!?
    Posted by apdynasty23



    Its hard to call if your name is O'Brien...But you are absolutely right. Why not utilize all the strengths of our players? Edelman can throw, so why not let him on some trick play. Defense will have to play him honest because he is a legit WR. 

    I would also like to see some creativity sprinkled in with this offense. They have a bunch of quick players who can do multiple things, so why not use them accordingly...we'll never know.
     
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    Grogan.. I couldn't disagree more. They have a chance against Pittsburgh but they'll need the help of a TD from special teams/DEF to do it.  24-21 kind of game.  New England does NOT match up well against Indy.  The only saving grace is that they play in Foxboro. Detroit is NOT and automatic W.  See Cleveland. Beating the Jets at home will be the defining moment of the season.  Do that and take care of  CHI,GB,MIA, BUFF 3 out of 4, you got 11-5 a likely outcome.  That may be enough to win the division and get a home game as a #3 seed. The problem with that position is you will likely get NYJ/BALT/PITT for the Wild Card Round. 
    Posted by SShoreLurker


    Lurker, if the Pats were playing a healthy Colt team in Indy, then I would see it as the toughest matchup for the Pats this season.  But the Colts are injured and are coming to foxboro.  Pittsburgh on the other hand is a team with a strong D and solid running game, a combination thats been hurting the Pats for quite awhile now.  As far as Detriot goes, I will always take the Pats over weak defensive teams, and Detriot is one of them.
     
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    The Pats offense has gone from the best in the nfl to one of the worst. I'm praying that we get out of this and find a way to score points
     
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    Pittsburgh is good and I have them as about 4 point favorites at home, the same as Vegas.  Here are a few non-numeric factors, mostly in the Patriots' defense:

    Pittsburgh keeps moving its offensive line around because of injuries.  They and not Big Ben are the heart of the offense, but now Max Starks joins the parade off of the line.  Quite a bit of the team has not practiced this week.  A number of Pittsburgh players may take the field but they may not be at 100%, nor will their timing be guaranteed.

    Cleveland had two weeks to prepare for the Patriots.  Pittsburgh has 6 days.  The Patriots are a notably unusual team.  The Patriots are deliberately hard to prepare for, with either a tiny tailback or with Fred Taylor on different downs, with pulling guards in Steve Neal and now Logan Mankins, both of whom are excellent run blockers, with an oversized blocking receiver in Hernandez, with several lateral explosion receivers in Welker, Edelman, Woodhead, with a huge and strong pass-catching tight end in Gronk, and with a quarterback who regularly throws to 8 or 10 different receivers.   

    The Patriots looked absolutely injured last week.  I don't know how much they will recover but I'm hopeful.  Fred Taylor is practicing this week, an upgrade over the Law Firm.  Wilfork looked awful and could probably use a week of rest.  Logan Mankins was worse than useless out there last week.  Hopefully Mankins needs to knock the rust off. 

    (Worse case, he's begging BB to sit down for the rest of the season so he can sign a real contract without any damaging nicks on his body, as in, "you pretend to pay me and I'll pretend to play.  Deal?"  If Mankins is dogging it in real games I think he'll be yanked before the half ends.)

    (The other negative for the Patriots was losing Ghost.  This loss subtracts maybe 20 yards of ground, all told, from the Patriots.)

    The rookies were all genuine rooks last week.  Brandon Deaderick looked bad.  Gronk was stupid but that could be a rookie needing humble pie.  Hernandez dropped too many.  Cunningham was bad.  McCourty was bad too.  These guys all may improve in seven days with a little glowering by the coaching staff.

    So, that's the case for the Patriots playing a lot better, and for Pittsburgh's timing being a little off through lack of practice and through shuffling of positions
     
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    The PATS were humbled last Sunday and all this week by BB
    The PATS will be highly motivated and focussed this week.

    I think this is a Season Defining Game.... Equal to the Game in Indy last year.  Hopefully with a different outcome.

    If we win this one, against the "vaunted" steelers, this will be a huge confidence booster.  Will definitely set up the 2nd half of the season.

    We win because we match up well with the Steelers.  Steelers on short rest with some key injuries is good news for us.  I can't wait until Sunday....


     
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    Grogan.. I couldn't disagree more. They have a chance against Pittsburgh but they'll need the help of a TD from special teams/DEF to do it.  24-21 kind of game.  New England does NOT match up well against Indy.  The only saving grace is that they play in Foxboro. Detroit is NOT and automatic W.  See Cleveland. Beating the Jets at home will be the defining moment of the season.  Do that and take care of  CHI,GB,MIA, BUFF 3 out of 4, you got 11-5 a likely outcome.  That may be enough to win the division and get a home game as a #3 seed. The problem with that position is you will likely get NYJ/BALT/PITT for the Wild Card Round. 
    Posted by SShoreLurker


    I say a likely loss vs. steelers. .....and GB is not a gimmee either.Laughing
     
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    Depends.  If the N.E. team that played Cleveland shows up, forget it.  If the normal team does, they should be able to do it.  I'm betting the normal team shows.  These are the fires that victors are forged in.
     
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     Because BB can easily gameplan around a zone blitz.
     
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    Pats will WIN on Sunday.... Pittsburgh is Over-rated, Pats match up well with the Steelers and the Steelers have lots of injuries.  Pats are focussed and motivated...

    Taylor back in the fold... all signs favorable.

    No huddle, 4 WR spread Offense and it will deflate the Blitzburgh Pass Rush....


     
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    The Steelers D are pretty healthy. They should be able to handle the Pats running game.

    The O-line, Gronk and Crumpler will need to block and protect Brady, who need to be very accurate this week. The key will be the ability of the WR's to get open and catch the ball.

    Pats D took a step back last week, but against a weak Steelers O-line the Pats should be able to stop the running game and hopefully pressure Röthlisberger.

    If Pats D give Röthlisberger time then he will eventually get a big play off of a broken play.

    It will be interesting to see how Pats special teams play works out with new LS and kicker.
     
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    You have an O line that was designed to pass protect.  They've never been great at run blocking, ...
    Posted by manowar333

    Actually it's not the O-line.  Steve Neal and Logan Mankins are both nasty run-blockers, and they can run, which means they can pull and block elsewhere.  Next, BB is very often going with TE Alge Crumpler, who is essentially another tackle, with Gronk, who is also essentially another tackle except he can run like a wide receiver and has soft hands, and with Hernandez, who blocks ok at 245 pounds. 

    It's what runs behind the O-line that is the problem.  BJGE is an undrafted free agent that made the team.  I don't expect miracles out of him.  Everybody ahead of him is apparently injured or traded away.  This week marks the return of Fred Taylor. 
     
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    Big day for Woodhead... Very Laughable...

    ... Nobody Runs on Pittsburgh.
    Brady will have to get good protection and throw over 45 times and be right on all game long... for the Pats to have any shot at all.

    Steelers 38 Patsies 30
     
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    "Because BB can easily gameplan around a zone blitz."

    Yes... He's a Genius. Had a great game plan in Cleveland last week too.
     
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    "SteelersNumber1".  My word. What are you, 15 years old?
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    Nah, but I know that infuriates you know-it-all Bean-Towners.
    Speaking of Belicheat... he was not a genius in Cleveland when he coached there... Methinks Tom Brady makes him look smarter than he actually is... that and "Illegally Taping" the Steelers in the first part of the decade.
     
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