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Bears bounce Steelers

I gave Rosenthal a hard time when he picked against the Steelers for the second straight week.

In the end, Rosenthal was right.  This time.

The Bears, with 10 points in the fourth quarter, knocked off the defending Super Bowl champions, 17-14.

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed missed two field goals on the day, including a fourth-quarter try that would have given Pittsburgh a late three-point lead.

After that miss, the Bears moved the ball into position for Robbie Gould to nail the game winner from 44 yards, with 15 seconds to play.

Stefan Logan fumbled the ensuing kick return, the Bears recovered, took a knee, and that was that.

The 1-1 Bears go to the 1-1 Seahawks next week, and the 1-1 Steelers visit the 1-1 Bengals in a key early-season AFC North contest.

After a horrendous debut with the Bears last Sunday night, including four interceptions and other bad throws that were dropped by Packers defenders, Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler completed 27 of 38 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.

His favorite target was rookie Johnny Knox, who caught six passes for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Neither team had much of a running game.  Matt Forte gained 29 yards on 13 carries for the Bears.  Willie Parker led the way for the Steelers, with 47 yards on 14 tries.

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  1. roe says: Sep 20, 2009 7:25 PM

    Ha! Suck that Florio!

  2. toonster says: Sep 20, 2009 7:26 PM

    I think, as a Bears fan, the most exciting thing was watching that defense. After a tough first drive, they adjusted quite well. Sure, they got the benefit of two missed FG’s, but the defense was getting pressure and the LB’s were fairly solid. I was pleased enough with the safeties as well, an area of concern entering the year. Lovie seemed to be dialing a few more blitzes than I expected, which probably reflects more open a game plan for the Steelers than anything.
    Offensively, I think the team will get better as the season progresses. Kellen Davis looks much improved, and if so, that’s 3 potentially solid targets at TE in the passing game. Knox looks like he’ll be a solid option – part of it is Cutler (watch Cutler on that touchdown pass, anticipated, but waited, a thing of beauty). One area of concern is the depth at RB, but there’s not much that they can likely do about that.
    The Bears run game might be able to get going next week. The Seahawks run D/tackling looked pretty sloppy today. Granted, some injuries, but still.

  3. LebronJeremy says: Sep 20, 2009 7:28 PM

    Anyone else notice the absence of a shielding penalty on the Bears on Pittsburgh’s final possession? Yeah that pretty much would have changed the outcome of the game.
    I can’t wait to hear the apology for blowing that call.

  4. nflqb says: Sep 20, 2009 7:34 PM

    I think santonio holmes needs to take a drug test, He dropped way to many perfect passes today, when he usually has sure hands. He dropped about 4 throughout the game , plus the one on the fianl drive that the defender did not touch in the endzone, perfect throw that should have been caught! I could say , well guys miss catches , but he missed way to amny throughout this game that were rite on his hands!

  5. redsquare says: Sep 20, 2009 7:37 PM

    Other things, besides cherry-picked blown calls, that would have changed the outcome of the game:
    1) Steelers not relying on their kicker to win the game for them for the second week in a row
    2) Steelers having a consistent running game
    3) Steelers not allowing 10 points in the 4th quarter
    The Steelers failed to make their own luck this time. And so, the three teams with the most deranged, egomaniacal fans of recent times: Pats, Eagles, and Steelers–are all humbled in the second week.
    I’d say the Cowboys would be next, but I think by this point the football gods must be taking pity on their ineptitude of recent years. Cowboys-Vikes NFC championship, anyone?

  6. steelwarriors55 says: Sep 20, 2009 7:39 PM

    ”Anyone else notice the absence of a shielding penalty on the Bears on Pittsburgh’s final possession? Yeah that pretty much would have changed the outcome of the game.
    I can’t wait to hear the apology for blowing that call.”
    well there is no way that game was the ref’s fault.
    we didnt stop the Bears defensively in their last drive,we didnt kick the FG we didnt deserve that one bottom line

  7. i'm president charlie! says: Sep 20, 2009 7:40 PM

    As a steelers fan i have to say good game by the bears…they took care of the ball and benefited from 3 steelers drives stalled by a interception, and two missed field goals.
    i’m a big fan of cutler and he is definitely looking more comfortable with the offense. i hope they can can get forte going on the ground which will make cutler’s play action more devastating.

  8. CD_Ridge says: Sep 20, 2009 7:41 PM

    Congrats to the Bears, they made the most of their opportunities, my Steelers squandered theirs.
    With regards to previous posts about the rushing game and o-line, by my count the Steelers averaged 4.7 yards per attempt. Not to shabby, even in a losing effort.

  9. NYBearsFan says: Sep 20, 2009 7:43 PM

    Lebron,
    There is no such thing as face guarding in the NFL. That’s a perfectly legal play.
    What a great win! Bears can compete!!!

  10. VoxVeritas says: Sep 20, 2009 7:44 PM

    Shielding? WTF is shielding?

  11. praveen says: Sep 20, 2009 7:46 PM

    Reasons Steelers lost
    1)Jeff Reed, their most reliable kicker in a long time, missed back to back midrange FGs. Chi Kicker nailed his one attempt.
    2) Santonio Holmes had one of his worst halves as a Steeler in the second half. That took away Ben’s homerun threat and forced them to settle for FGs.
    3)The Steelers defense was not great when it counted in the 4th Q. Dick Lebeau also failed to cook up anything to get pressure up the middle. All the pressure attempts were from people on the edge which were useless against a quick release. Chciago was getting Steelers offense behind the line of scrimmage in clutch situations while the Steelers D could not accomplish the same. Time to use Townsend in place of Carter in pass situations???
    When their three strongest components fail to varying degrees, you deserve to lose. Steelers deserve to be at 1-1 considering Steelers got lucky when Bironas was missing FGs.
    I hope Steelers can pick it up next week against Cinci.

  12. missy says: Sep 20, 2009 7:48 PM

    I caught that , but they will have some excuse for it.

  13. Tommy_Blah05 says: Sep 20, 2009 7:50 PM

    What is a shielding penalty?

  14. wyoff says: Sep 20, 2009 7:50 PM

    Congratulations, Bears.
    -A Steelers Fan

  15. Raiders757 says: Sep 20, 2009 7:51 PM

    My best friend is a Bears fan, so I was beyond happy for them. Any day the Raiders win, and the Chiefs, Chargers, Steelers, and Patriots lose, is a damn good day.
    It’s just a shame the 49ers and Denver didn’t lose. It would have been a clean sweep!
    Anyhow, way to go Bears!!!

  16. Bmore Styles says: Sep 20, 2009 7:53 PM

    It’s so lonely at the top.

  17. PARavensJeff says: Sep 20, 2009 7:54 PM

    Squeeler fans crying about a “Blown Call”? WAAH WAH WAH. Funny stuff

  18. bearsrule says: Sep 20, 2009 7:56 PM

    Big win for the beloved Bears. This is the reason they got Cutler. But, they have got to get the running game untracked.

  19. i'm president charlie! says: Sep 20, 2009 8:06 PM

    ravens fans still worrying about the steelers even when they win? predictable. remember my purple wearing friends its not how you start its how you finish.
    still mad about 3 painful losses last year and watching the Steelers win ANOTHER super bowl?
    enjoy your week 2 victory

  20. CYGNUS X-1 says: Sep 20, 2009 8:09 PM

    ok so where are the headlines about what a great day cutler had?started out slow but no way they win without him playing the way he did today.guess he must be perfect every week for florio to consider him a decent qb. oh where are the headlines about his demeanor after the game?I noticed he pumped his fist and smiled isn’t that some protcol violation?and where is st. tony’s comments about his maturity and leadership this game?I would say since he had no running game and made all the throws he had to and led them to victory that counts as leadership right?.that’s ok keep on hatin and they will keep on winning!

  21. C.Bass says: Sep 20, 2009 8:11 PM

    In the end, the Bears made more plays when it counted. Congrats Bears!
    Can’t wait for Polamalu to return.

  22. Tabemaju says: Sep 20, 2009 8:18 PM

    “It’s so lonely at the top.”
    I’m going to assume you’re talking about the Bears, who aren’t even at the top of their division. That includes a loss to a division opponent last week.
    Oh, and Cutler still sucks.

  23. steeler-hater says: Sep 20, 2009 8:21 PM

    Did you all see the look on Jeff Reed’s face after the Bears go-ahead FG?
    He looked like he was gonna burst into tears!
    lol!
    He could have used one of those piss-yellow towels to dry his eyes with. And I’m sure he might have been able to borrow one had they not all been being used by the Steeler fans in the stands who were bawling their eyes out, too!
    lol!
    I wonder if Reed was Mr. Tough Guy after the game and beat the hell outta the towel dispenser again?
    lol!
    “THERE YOU GO, STEELERS… THERE YOU GO!!
    lol!

  24. POSteeler Fan says: Sep 20, 2009 8:25 PM

    Excuses, excuses. The squeelers were outplayed at their own game. Lucky calls from the refs and just plain luck!

  25. JIM says: Sep 20, 2009 8:26 PM

    MEMO to WHINING STEELER FANS
    FACE GUARDING IS NT A PENALTY LOL
    YOu guys deserve it..
    OUT

  26. Oozy13 says: Sep 20, 2009 8:30 PM

    geez for football fans most if u kno jack ****. a shielding/face guarading whatever u wanna call it is a pass interference call. its when the defender doesnt look at the ball and only looks at the reciever and impairs his site by cover her face or w/e and not even trying 2 defend the ball.
    check out the AFC championship ike taylor did it on a ravens reciever and was called pass interference.
    as for this play i think the defensive back timed raising his arms perfectly unlike the afc championship when ike covered the recievers face for a good 10 seconds.
    and im a steelers fan.
    and vox i hear ur name a lot around here. i would expect u 2 know it.

  27. jjmarzu825 says: Sep 20, 2009 8:30 PM

    I guess you could say no Sheetz bathroom is safe tonight.. Yo Florio you still have that pic of the day? lol

  28. Oozy13 says: Sep 20, 2009 8:31 PM

    i meant to say “his” face not “her”

  29. toonster says: Sep 20, 2009 8:31 PM

    I do agree with the above comment on Steelers blitzing. Early in the game, they were catching Cutler off guard. Cutler and Ron Turner seemed to adjust a bit as the game progressed, and the Steelers interior blitzes never really seemed to cause Cutler that much problem, as he moved around real well. Still … an excellent performance for that Steelers defense, considering the circumstances.

  30. The Jimmy says: Sep 20, 2009 8:47 PM

    The bottom line is the Steelers didn’t do enough to win. End of story. It has nothing to do with blown calls. and it’s not the end of the world.

  31. JJ says: Sep 20, 2009 9:00 PM

    Ok can somebody please explain what is a shielding penalty?

  32. Raiders757 says: Sep 20, 2009 9:01 PM

    I friggin’ love this!! Screw the Steelers and their trailer park fans!! I called this game correctly!! The Steelers were never the best team in football last year, let alone the other year, when they won the Super Fluke.
    A good team? Yes, but not a “great” team.
    Go Bears!!! LOL!! This was a hell of a great day. Chiefs, Chargers, Patriots, and Steelers all lost. It’s a damn shame the Broncos had to win, or this would have been a history making day for me. A clean sweep!!

  33. Philtration says: Sep 20, 2009 9:10 PM

    This was a nice old style defensive game.
    Both teams dropped some easy passes but it was a good game to watch.
    The opening drive by the Steelers was impressive and I was worried but the Bears D started to get pressure on the QB and that was the difference maker.
    I would have like to have seen some yards by the Bears running game but there is no shame in getting shut down by the Steelers D.

  34. IrishBoy36 says: Sep 20, 2009 9:10 PM

    The Bears did not win crap.
    The Steelers beat themselves. They gave them the game.

  35. LebronJeremy says: Sep 20, 2009 9:12 PM

    I’m not cherry picking blown calls. That was a bad call that likely cost them the game. And while I’ll admit that the steelers played soft zones all night, allowing Cutler to do his best with dump passes, I’d say it’s those bad calls that create problems in close games.
    And maybe I’m wrong about shielding. There’s a good chance that I’m remembering a penalty call for that maneuver in an NCAA game. But aside from that, Holmes’s jersey was grabbed beyond five yards during that play with no call, and Robbie Gould removed his helmet on the field. Oh yeah, no penalty flags were thrown for that, either.
    I don’t have a problem with the Bears winning as much as I have a problem with Cutler. He was sooo good in that game, that he attempted three passes longer than five yards.

  36. mborz says: Sep 20, 2009 9:18 PM

    Congrats to the Bears. They made the plays that mattered, and the Steelers didn’t. Bottom line. No excuses.

  37. Ralphie says: Sep 20, 2009 9:25 PM

    The Bears won their Super Bowl!
    Wait a sec, wasn’t this the Jets Super Bowl week?
    My bad.

  38. Philtration says: Sep 20, 2009 9:37 PM

    IrishBoy36 says: September 20, 2009 9:10 PM
    The Bears did not win crap.
    The Steelers beat themselves. They gave them the game.
    —————————————————
    Get off of this “Cowboy” fan act.
    They lost and that is all.
    The Bears could have beaten the Packers last week but they did not and that is the way things go.
    No whining.
    What part of this game makes you think that the Steelers dominated the game and the Bears were just “lucky”?
    Time of possession was almost identical.
    3rd-Down efficiency was identical.
    Total plays were almost identical.
    Average gain per play was almost identical.
    Average yards per pass were almost identical.
    The Steelers had fewer penalty yards while the Bears were better in the red zone.
    The Steelers had more rushing yards while the Bears had more passing yards.
    The Steelers had 32 more total yards but the Bears had more sacks and the games only INT.
    What game were you watching and what are you bitching about?
    It was an evenly played game and the Bears just made the plays at the end of the game to win it.

  39. Ravenmaniac says: Sep 20, 2009 10:21 PM

    prez charlie…still living in the past???? It is a new year my firned and new Ravens Offense!!!!!

  40. Klytus says: Sep 20, 2009 10:22 PM

    Trailer Park fans? I didn’t see the game but from what I’ve heard the Steelers defense is adjusting to life without Troy. The running game was ineffective and the Steelers kicker had an off night. These are difficult times for the Steelers. Being the Champs, they get every teams A game. In some ways, this will be a tougher season for the Steelers than last season was .
    GO STEELERS!

  41. JIM says: Sep 20, 2009 10:26 PM

    Steelr fans memo
    GROW UP you lost deal with it..were you whining when in 2006 SB you got the call againts the seahawks when BEN did not cross goalline..STFU

  42. steeler-hater says: Sep 20, 2009 10:50 PM

    Last week the official in the end zone saw the Steeler o-lineman commit a holding penalty in the end zone but the ref failed to throw the flag and call a safety.
    The whole nation saw it and from the video, it proved the ref saw it too but failed to throw the flag.
    Pittsburgh has a long history of getting the calls. Just ask the 1995 Colts about the time Kordell Stewart was running out of bounds in the back of the end zone (which the refs saw) and he came back into the end zone and caught a TD pass which should have been disallowed.
    Or the TD pass Mike Renfro caught for the Oilers in the 1979 playoffs which the refs called out of bounds when it was clear that he got both feet in. Or how (by 1972 rules) Franco’s catch (The Immaculate Reception) was an illegal play and should have been blown dead. The only reasons the refs didn’t flag that play is because they feared for their safety. They thought the Pittsburgh crowd would come after them & hurt them if they made the proper call so they let Franco’s illegal play stand. One of the refs said this was the case years later in an interview about that play.
    For Steeler fans to ever complain about bad calls is ludicrous. Your team gets sh*t handed to them all the time. Questionable calls in Steeler games almost always favor the Steelers, especially if the game is an important one…

  43. UFL rules the NFL says: Sep 20, 2009 10:58 PM

    My best friend is a Bears fan, so I was beyond happy for them. Any day the Raiders win, and the Chiefs, Chargers, Steelers, and Patriots lose, is a damn good day.
    It’s just a shame the 49ers and Denver didn’t lose. It would have been a clean sweep!
    Anyhow, way to go Bears!!!
    Its nice to see a Raider fan out on parole enjoying the game.

  44. LebronJeremy says: Sep 20, 2009 11:31 PM

    Steeler-hater,
    May I refer you to the Polamalu-Colts interception that was over-turned in the 2005 divisional playoffs?
    Or how about the Charger’s game last year, when they overturned a touchdown that led to an 11-10 score?
    Or what about when they played the Vikings when Cowher was the coach and the officials called 12 men on the field when there were only 11?
    Ryan Clark got flagged last year because he hit a receiver too hard.
    In 2003 alone, the league apologized to the Steelers for poorly calling 3 games.
    And even my best friend, who is an avid Browns fan acknowledges that James Harrison was either making the play or being held last year. So be realistic.
    Bad calls are always made, and I have a right to complain about a bad non-call that may have cost my team the game, regardless of whether or not your bias permits you to see visual evidence of a bad call being made. So just drop your hate-affair with the Steelers because it makes you look like a foolish hack when you say something like, “Oh all the calls go their way. Every single call; I wish my team had that many Lombardi trophies.”

  45. thing2 says: Sep 21, 2009 12:37 AM

    To say the “face guarding” call was a blatant foul and blown is a joke. The call could have gone either way, but the hand went up just as the ball was coming down and was not directly in the receiver’s face. He still could have caught the ball but didn’t. Let’s not forget the key drops Holmes had in the game that, if caught, very well could have put the game away for the Steelers .
    As for other “blown” calls, the Bears were on the receiving end as well. Knox had his jersey held beyond 5 yards and that wasn’t called and don’t forget the time Olsen was lit up with an obvious helmet-to-helmet hit that negated what would have been a huge catch and ended up stalling that drive for the Bears. While a bad missed call, I certainly wouldn’t have blamed a Bears loss (if the game had gone the other way) on that single play.
    Also, to say the Steelers lost the game because Polamalu wasn’t there is silly. Did you forget Urlacher was out as well? Or Tinoisamoa? Or that they lost Dvorcek in the preseason?
    Fact is, balls can bounce either way (that’s what she said) at any time and calls are missed that should or shouldn’t be made every game. The game is played and officiated by humans. Don’t forget, the Steelers missed many opportunities to win throughout the game. The Bears simply made more plays at crucial times and the Steelers ran out of time. End of Story.

  46. steeler-hater says: Sep 21, 2009 4:26 AM

    LebronJeremy says:
    September 20, 2009 11:31 PM
    Steeler-hater,
    May I refer you to the Polamalu-Colts interception that was over-turned in the 2005 divisional playoffs?
    Or how about the Charger’s game last year, when they overturned a touchdown that led to an 11-10 score?
    Or what about when they played the Vikings when Cowher was the coach and the officials called 12 men on the field when there were only 11?
    Ryan Clark got flagged last year because he hit a receiver too hard.
    In 2003 alone, the league apologized to the Steelers for poorly calling 3 games.
    And even my best friend, who is an avid Browns fan acknowledges that James Harrison was either making the play or being held last year. So be realistic.
    Bad calls are always made, and I have a right to complain about a bad non-call that may have cost my team the game, regardless of whether or not your bias permits you to see visual evidence of a bad call being made. So just drop your hate-affair with the Steelers because it makes you look like a foolish hack when you say something like, “Oh all the calls go their way. Every single call; I wish my team had that many Lombardi trophies.”
    ——————————————
    Ask any Colts fans how many of those “apology” letters their team has gotten from the NFL (a sh*t load) and how many times their team has gotten the benefit of a bad call (very few times)… none that I can personally remember and none in any big games.
    The Steelers get these calls most of the time, especially in big games.
    Just ask Seattle fans about that Super Bowl. It was so poorly called there was wide spread talk (outside Pittsburgh, of course) of a conspiracy by the NFL to give Pittsburgh the title since they were much more popular a team than the Seahawks were and a Steeler win would be considered more of a benefit for the league… kinda like how the MLB would rather have had the 2001 Yankees win the title than the Diamondbacks. Difference is that the MLB’s umpires didn’t blow a bunch of calls in game 7 in order to try and give the Yanks the title…

  47. minimafiaaj says: Sep 21, 2009 8:14 AM

    go bears !! whooop lol glad to see steeler fans not acting like bitches

  48. GreatGallopingGhosts says: Sep 21, 2009 9:39 AM

    From a Bears fan:
    It was a good, close game. Just as Cutler had a bad day in Green Bay I empathise for the Steelers’ kicking game. Jeff Reed’s normally very consistent both both attemps were clearly blown.
    Also glad to see Cutler settle in, he looked much better this time out. Seeing him spread the passing game around instead of trying to key on a few receivers proved worthwhile.
    Very impressed with Johnny Knox. Too bad his long reception of the night was called back on a penalty.

  49. cfuska says: Sep 21, 2009 10:27 AM

    I love seeing people jumping all over the Steelers just cause they were handed a loss. And I’m a huge Steeler fan, and I agree they lost the game themselves. It’s one game though. People just ripping on the Steelers, just because they’re jealous of the greatest franchise in NFL history, just cracks me up. It’s a rarity when the Steelers blow teams out of the water, even slouch teams like the Raiders. But all that matters at the end of the day and the end of the season is that letter W, which they didn’t get yesterday. But it’s not the end of the world. We’ll bounce back. We’ll be alright. But even if we finish with a bad season, us fans, true Steeler fans won’t take away from another team going out there and winning the game, which is what the Bears did yesterday. So yes people, the Steelers lost yesterday, but so did the precsous Patsies, Chargers and Eagles. It happens to the best. We’re proof of that. Get over it people. Six Lombardi’s. Six.

  50. Holeinone09 says: Sep 21, 2009 10:30 AM

    As a Steelers fan, of course I am not happy they lost a game that they could have won, but it happens. The Bears played well enough to win, so congrats to them. JR missed a couple field goals when he is usually reliable and Holmes dropped some key passes. It was nice to see some decent runs however.
    No team is going to go undefeated in a season these days, and a loss will sometimes result in lessons learned that will benefit you down the road. And last time I checked, they don’t award the Super Bowl trophy after the second game of the season.
    But wow, some people sure are happy that the Steelers lost. Some folks here are giggling like little girls! It is pretty funny, I guess that is what jealousy does to you when another team has 6 Super Bowl trophies or about 14% of the grand total of all time that have ever been awarded.
    GO STEELERS!

  51. Chimo says: Sep 21, 2009 10:44 AM

    Are you guys kidding me…Am I the only guy that saw a blatant hold on Santonio Holmes’ jersey as he was blowing by the corner back…Right in front of the official he grabbed a fist full of Santonios jersey. 5 yards automatic first down….Game over! I understand that refs are human and make mistakes but all eyes must of been on them because it was the primary devoloping play on the field….Iv’e seen holding calls that were a hundred times less obvious than that called.

  52. Chimo says: Sep 21, 2009 10:50 AM

    Refs are toooo old in that league….

  53. purpleguy says: Sep 21, 2009 10:52 AM

    That was Bears football.

  54. mborz says: Sep 21, 2009 10:52 AM

    @steeler-hater: If it’s not right for Steelers fans to whine about calls that don’t go their way, then why is it okay for you to whine about the ones that do go their way? From the looks of it, you’re not much different from the very people you speak out against.

  55. Chimo says: Sep 21, 2009 11:04 AM

    Are you guys kidding me. Forget the faceshield, on that very same play there was a blatant hold on Santonio’s jersey…Santonio was blowing by the cornerback and he reaches out and grabs a fistfull of jersey…My 5 year old could have called that one….The ref was staring right at them as I’m sure everyone else was….5 yards automatic first down Game over! If they don’t call thay might as well not call anything…..

  56. ChicagoJo says: Sep 21, 2009 12:21 PM

    Florio, you get some credit for eating this one.
    Bears D looks real. God bless Rod Marinelli, and Hoke too, whose flying under the radar. Tillman turned in another great game and Bowman didn’t disappoint. Al Afalava looked sloppy at times, but his energy and technique are exactly what we need. I guess the offense did well, too… unlike last week they took advantage of an aggressive pass rush. Can’t wait to see how we look against a 4-3, when Forte actually gets some looks in space.
    Johnny Knox is my hero

  57. DerekLutz says: Sep 21, 2009 12:52 PM

    If Mr. Defensive POY doesn’t pop Cutler in the end zone after the play (an incomplete pass) was over, the Bears may have likely stayed in jail and not scored in the 2nd quarter.
    Bonehead play of the game.

  58. steeler-hater says: Sep 21, 2009 2:06 PM

    mborz says:
    September 21, 2009 10:52 AM
    @steeler-hater: If it’s not right for Steelers fans to whine about calls that don’t go their way, then why is it okay for you to whine about the ones that do go their way? From the looks of it, you’re not much different from the very people you speak out against.
    ————————————-
    Because the Steelers get WAY more calls in their favor (and at the most important times) than any other team I have ever seen in all my 32 years of watching NFL football.
    If the number of plays (good and bad) were pretty even then there would be no discussion. But it ain’t. Pittsburgh gets the lion share of the questionable calls made in their favor, especially in the playoffs/Super Bowls…

  59. steeler-hater says: Sep 21, 2009 2:10 PM

    Pittsburgh is often given the benefit of any close or questionable calls.
    Their opponents have to clearly beat them most times because if it is a close game, it seems that the Steelers always get that “lucky break” {wink, wink} they need in order to win.
    Like those missed calls in the Titan game that kept Tennessee from winning the game in regulation…

  60. cfuska says: Sep 21, 2009 2:45 PM

    wow, steeler-hater, your stupidity knows no bounds. The fact that you can make a totally inaccurate comment about the Steelers always getting calls their way, just shows how little you have watched football in those 32 years. It must have been the canadian football league or IWFL or whatever that is. I cannot stress this enough; THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE. It saves you from looking like an idiot on a national message/blog board. You must be a Ravens fan, and if so, I’m sorry. But whatever fan you’re a team of, i’m sorry they don’t have as many Lombardi’s as does my team. Know the facts, then type. Save some face.

  61. RappinForte says: Sep 21, 2009 3:04 PM

    @ “LebronJeremy says: September 20, 2009 7:28 PM
    Anyone else notice the absence of a shielding penalty on the Bears on Pittsburgh’s final possession? Yeah that pretty much would have changed the outcome of the game.
    I can’t wait to hear the apology for blowing that call.”
    Anyone else notice the absence of blatant helmet to helmet penalties on the hits to Olsen twice, Hester, and on the Kellen Davis TD. Or the BS unsportsmanlike conduct call on Mark Anderson to keep that drive going in the 3rd?
    That blown call crap works both ways….

  62. danno1212 says: Sep 21, 2009 3:32 PM

    What a fun game! Steelers played great, but my Bears pulled one out!

  63. mborz says: Sep 21, 2009 4:21 PM

    steeler-hater said: “But it ain’t. Pittsburgh gets the lion share of the questionable calls made in their favor, especially in the playoffs/Super Bowls…”
    I see now. After all the complaining about Steelers homers you did, it turns out you’re just the same as them — only bent in the opposite direction.

  64. LebronJeremy says: Sep 21, 2009 4:43 PM

    Steeler-hater said: “Ask any Colts fans how many of those “apology” letters their team has gotten from the NFL (a sh*t load) and how many times their team has gotten the benefit of a bad call (very few times)… none that I can personally remember and none in any big games.
    The Steelers get these calls most of the time, especially in big games. ”
    Last I remembered the AFC divisional round was a pretty big game. And they blew the call on the Polamalu int. You have to admit that. And that was my point you over-zealous nut. That bad calls happen to every team.
    You want to talk about the Colts getting screwed? In the 2003 AFC championship game Rodney Harrison and Ty Law were interfering on every passing play. There! You happy?
    I know the refs always blow calls. And I say the steelers were on the rotten end of it this time. Just like every other team has been at least once. But that would be a lot for you to admit, seeing as how you are crazy.
    And that Tennessee game that you keep talking about–the one where there could have been a safety because of holding–that play happens every time a team is within the ten yard line. It is feasible (that is if you could see past your overwhelming bias) that holding could be called on an interior lineman on every play. I don’t even care about a center or guard holding because they rarely ever call it. I get mad when this happens:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB7jbqP-NPk
    Or look at the charger’s game from last year, you loon.

  65. steeler-hater says: Sep 22, 2009 6:57 AM

    “Oh, the Steelers don’t get things handed to them”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uedk6BK2W0&feature=PlayList&p=3B2E60BEE07FC98C&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07zsdF0ysP0
    Here’s the two most famous examples of this.
    Too bad YouTube doesn’t have the video of Mike Renfro’s catch or all the bad calls against Seattle in that Superbowl…

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