Re: pitt or balt win this weekend. which serves us more in your mind
posted at 11/28/2012 10:59 AM EST
In response to CaptnFoxboro's comment:
On the surface this question is a no brainer ...
As everyone knows - Pats need Balt to lose to help secure 1st rnd bye .
A glance at the Ravens schedule shows that they are in for a world of hurt anyways & the Steelers are a team that come Playoff time might be a handful .
Big Ben / Troy P. / A. Brown / DeCastro / Timmons may all be healthy by then.
Plax is now onboard too ( and though not the wr from b4 - still a vet that can perform)
Worst case scenario would be Pats getting 3rd / 4th seed and having to face a healthy & peaking Steeler team - at best we'd get a W ( and likely beat up to start playoff run ) and at worst we'd be 1 and done .
That said -
I F' i n HATE the Ravens right now and even though I think a healthy Steeler team is a tougher out than the overrated Ravens ...
I want to see them beat down this Sunday .
I agree completely. The Pats don't want to see the Steelers, with a healthy Roethlisberger, in the first round of the play-offs. Pittsburgh has a good balanced offense, and a stout defense. Remember the problems that the Steelers gave the Pats last year, in beating them easily in Pittsburgh? WRs Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders, Antonio Brown, and TE Heath Miller are a tough match-up for the Pats' "D".
I'd like to see the Steelers get eliminated from playoff contention, and face a team like the Bengals or Colts in round one. Even if the Ravens were to lose, they would still own the tie-breaker with the Pats...who would have to run the table (which would include beating both the 49ers and Texans) to have any chance of edging the Buzzards out for a bye.