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Hines Ward on Ravens loss: “It’s one game, not the Super Bowl”

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The Ravens put a serious beating on the Steelers Sunday, but when they returned to work today, the players in Pittsburgh wanted to let everyone know they’re not going to overreact to a bad Week One.

“It’s one game,” Steelers receiver Hines Ward said. “It’s one game. It’s not the Super Bowl. It’s one game. We have to move on. They outplayed us. We turned the ball over. You turn the ball over seven times? Tell me what team can turn the ball over seven times and win the game.”

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was responsible for five of the seven turnovers Ward mentioned, with three interceptions and two lost fumbles. But Roethlisberger, like Ward, said there’s no reason to be alarmed.

“There is no panic coming from this group,” Roethlisberger said. “We know that we had a bad day. I hate to take anything away from Baltimore, but we had a bad day. We didn’t play well. I particularly didn’t play well at all. Of course it’s frustrating because the week leading up to the game I felt better than I’ve ever felt. I felt good out there, felt real comfortable, but it just didn’t come together, didn’t play well. I think we’re all entitled to a bad game now and then and we just move on.”

On the one hand, Ward and Roethlisberger are obviously right: It’s one game, and we’ve all seen through the years that Week One results don’t always tell us a lot about what the next 16 weeks of the season are going to look like.

On the other hand, what the Steelers had on Sunday wasn’t just a bad game, it was a terrible game. It may not be time to panic, but it’s at least time to take a long, hard look at how the Steelers could come out looking so bad against their biggest rivals.

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105 Responses to “Hines Ward on Ravens loss: “It’s one game, not the Super Bowl””
  1. mrturophile says: Sep 14, 2011 5:21 PM

    No, not the super bowl. But I believe you lost that too.

  2. drexelvol says: Sep 14, 2011 5:21 PM

    “It’s one game. It’s not the Super Bowl.”

    Not the Super Bowl, but ya lost that too. Just sayin.

  3. waitingguilty says: Sep 14, 2011 5:22 PM

    “It’s on game, not the Super Bowl”

    Um….Hines, you lost that one too.

  4. up2highhell says: Sep 14, 2011 5:24 PM

    A few more “one bad games” and there will be no opportunity for the Super Bowl.

  5. Land Snark says: Sep 14, 2011 5:24 PM

    It’s not Dancing With The Stars either Ward. Better take off the tap shoes.

  6. kibawib says: Sep 14, 2011 5:25 PM

    Pittsburgh has an 18-13 regular-season edge against Baltimore and a 3-0 postseason advantage. The Steelers have won seven of the last 11 games overall and two of their last four games in Baltimore. Oh, and Baltimore hasn’t done much in the playoffs (mostly due to the Steelers’ dominance) since the Ravens’ amazing defense carried Trendt Dilfer to a Super Bowl ring a decade ago.

  7. NoPayneNoGain51 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:26 PM

    Last SB is “one” game you lost too! Go dance.

  8. vikescry1 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:26 PM

    umm I thought hine’s ward was a dancer?

  9. greenbay4ever says: Sep 14, 2011 5:26 PM

    It’s one game. Not Dancing with the Stars.

  10. pooflingingmonkey says: Sep 14, 2011 5:28 PM

    I’m sure the Steelers will rebound from the loss, but man oh man did they get owned!

  11. medtxpack says: Sep 14, 2011 5:28 PM

    “The most recent time a Super Bowl loser made its way back to the game and won it the following season was 39 years ago, when Miami beat Washington after losing to Dallas the year before. In fact, a Super Bowl loser hasn’t even appeared in the game since Buffalo lost the last of its four consecutive Super Bowls after the 1993 season.”

  12. orakpownd says: Sep 14, 2011 5:28 PM

    Even you don’t have enough cheap shots Hines to make up for 7 turnovers.

  13. claymatthewsloveshgh says: Sep 14, 2011 5:31 PM

    The Ravens lost?

  14. watermelon1 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:33 PM

    No Steelers… you can’t have it both ways. You act like you’re the completely superior team because you beat Baltimore a couple times, even though last year you both finished with the SAME record. 12-4.

    So, don’t act like all of a sudden a game against Baltimore meant nothing. Bottom line is… you lost to your division rival. A division rival you supposedly owned and talked about ALL offseason. So we know you weren’t lacking focus, since you talked about them the entire summer even when we weren’t sure if there would even be football.

    You not only lost to them, but you got STOMPED. Forget 7 turnovers… Ed Reed dropped a pick early in the game. That would have been 8. Anquan Boldin had a touchdown called back because the officials failed to see Ike Taylor dry-humping him the entire play until saw Boldin finally tell Ike that “no means no” and threw him off.

    So sure, you get another game. And yes, it’s at your stadium next time, on that horrible mud-pit excuse for a field. (pray it doesn’t rain the entire month of October) But the pressure is definitely on the Steelers now. I’m positive the Steelers will crush most teams they play this year. But there’s nothing to make me think they will easily play better against Baltimore the next meeting. Next time, Baltimore will most likely have Jimmy Smith back. The entire offensive line will have more chemistry. Lee Evans probably won’t be running on one good leg.

  15. moelester says: Sep 14, 2011 5:34 PM

    And I’m sure he told that cop he ” had only one drink”, but we know things went downhill from there.

  16. dolg213 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:34 PM

    You guys are idiots. Oh they lost the superbowl too? Guess what – 30 teams didn’t even GET to the superbowl, including the Ravens. Let me know when the Ravens win game that matters over the Steelers please

  17. kyleortonsarm says: Sep 14, 2011 5:34 PM

    It wasn’t the super bowl but then again you did badly in that game too.

  18. Southpaw says: Sep 14, 2011 5:35 PM

    I’m awfully tired of all of this downplaying of the outright NO LUBE ownage that took place on Sunday. They got smacked down in one of the two biggest games of their schedule.

  19. deadmanwalking47 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:35 PM

    Hines got his clock cleaned sunday! payback for all those cheap shots he’s thrown over the years i reckon!

  20. watermelon1 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:36 PM

    Kibawib….

    Of the last 18 game between the Steelers and Ravens:

    The Ravens have won 8, the Steelers have won 10.

    See, you can take any sample size you want to make your case.

    8 and 10 is pretty darn even.

    And the Ravens haven’t done anything in the playoffs? They’re the ONLY team to win a playoff game the last 3 seasons. And they’ve done that all on the road(which doesn’t really matter, since it’s their fault they ended up playing on the road).

    And you can credit the Steelers all you want, but that most recent Super Bowl was a supreme effort of the officials and the Cardinals following “the script” and giving the Steelers the game. There were SO many things wrong with that play right before the half that I don’t have time to teach you right now.

  21. ntr0py says: Sep 14, 2011 5:36 PM

    The Patriots began 2004 with a 31-0 loss to a division rival.

    That turned out OK.

  22. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 14, 2011 5:37 PM

    steelers have 6 in the _______

  23. stairwayto7 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:37 PM

    Lets see where Balt is playing in Jan..at home or on the road like they usuassly do! I say the road ina wild card game while the Steelers at playign at home with 11-12 wins!

  24. jessethegreat says: Sep 14, 2011 5:37 PM

    You’re right Hines.. you always have your Dancing With the Stars trophy to keep you happy.

    The Steelers aren’t done by any means, but I think they’d be better off putting you on the bench Hines. You’re slower than molasses at this point in your career. Let the young guys that can do things besides cheap behind the back/shoulder/knee blocks get out there for Ben to throw to.

    On second thought, you could move to tackle

  25. watermelon1 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:39 PM

    dolg213 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:34 PM

    You guys are idiots. Oh they lost the superbowl too? Guess what – 30 teams didn’t even GET to the superbowl, including the Ravens. Let me know when the Ravens win game that matters over the Steelers please

    ===============

    You’ll realize how much that game mattered in January when the Steelers don’t have home field advantage on their horrible field.

    The ONLY reason the Steelers are going to make the playoffs this year is because the Colts lost Peyton Manning. If Peyton was playing, the WildCard teams would be coming from the AFC East and South. But since the Colts will stink, the Steelers pretty much get a free pass into the wildcard round.

  26. freyj3773 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:39 PM

    True, it WAS only one game, but the Steelers DID get their A$$es handed to them in that game, – especially in the trenches where they are supposed to be best.

    Big Ben looked like the overrated QB he has become over the years, the O-Line continually got penetrated by the Ravens D-Line, while their D-Line continually got absolutely manhandled by the Ravens O-line (Mt. Mckinnie was back to his old self, which was very suprising – as stated in an earlier article this week).

    I know the lockout had a great impact (in one way or another) on every team in the NFL, and this very sluggish start could very well be a direct result from it (see James Harrison’s conditioning issue), but you also have to wonder if the “Super Bowl Hangover” is showing in PIT….

  27. thebigtexas says: Sep 14, 2011 5:40 PM

    kibawib says: Sep 14, 2011 5:25 PM

    Pittsburgh has an 18-13 regular-season edge against Baltimore and a 3-0 postseason advantage. The Steelers have won seven of the last 11 games overall and two of their last four games in Baltimore. Oh, and Baltimore hasn’t done much in the playoffs (mostly due to the Steelers’ dominance) since the Ravens’ amazing defense carried Trendt Dilfer to a Super Bowl ring a decade ago.
    ———————————-

    That may be true, but this is a Ravens team that added Bryant McKinnie, Lee Evans, Bernard Pollard, Ricky Williams, etc. It’s not exactly the same Ravens squad. History is always fun to point at, but in the era of free agency (and now a salary cap), those stats mean very little.

    The Ravens look like they made the necessary off-season moves, and Pittsburgh stood still.

    From a fan of football’s perspective – the Ravens appear to be quite improved. The Steelers appear that they are complacent.

    And while Hines Ward is right, it’s not the Super Bowl, this is probably the most heated rivalry in football. He’s also right in that the Steelers had a bad day – but fails to credit the other side with forcing the Steelers into having a bad day.

    Is it possible that EVERY Steeler had a bad day? I mean, Roethlisberger had 5 turnovers. Polamalu was absolutely no factor in run support and got torched by a brand new tight end all day. James Harrison did very little. The list goes on….

    If the Steelers simply dismiss this week as a ‘fluke’, they’ll see a repeat performance the next time these two teams line up.

  28. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 14, 2011 5:42 PM

    Way to point out that your team is actually on a 2 game losing streak, Hines.

  29. gdeli says: Sep 14, 2011 5:42 PM

    u ain’t makin’ it to the super bowl sucka! haha packers vs the ravens..wow, good one.

  30. golonger says: Sep 14, 2011 5:43 PM

    kibawib – you are a tool…….go wipe your mouth!

  31. freyj3773 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:43 PM

    True, it WAS only one game, but the Steelers DID get their A$$es handed to them in that game, – especially in the trenches where they are supposed to be best.

    Big Ben looked like the overrated QB he has become as of lately, the O-Line continually got penetrated by the Ravens D-Line, while their D-Line continually got absolutely manhandled by the Ravens O-line (Mt. Mckinnie was back to his old self, which was very suprising – as stated in an earlier article this week).

    I know the lockout had a great impact (in one way or another) on every team in the NFL, and this very sluggish start could very
    well be a direct result from it (see James Harrison’s conditioning issue), but you also have to wonder if the “Super Bowl Hangover” is showing in PIT….

  32. qj1984 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:45 PM

    Ben you don’t want to take anything away from the Ravens?

    By making excuses, you did. Own it buddy and try harder next time. Or don’t.

  33. golonger says: Sep 14, 2011 5:45 PM

    dolg213 – ok squealer loser……..im letting you know……they won last Sunday………

  34. mikeypanic says: Sep 14, 2011 5:45 PM

    steeler envy in full force as usual

  35. trickbunny says: Sep 14, 2011 5:45 PM

    Was he crying when he said it?

  36. jgo304 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:46 PM

    What these stupid yinzers forget is if james jone and jordy nelson could catch the pack would have have scored 45 and the superbowl would have been a rout with rodgers having possibly the best performance in sb history. This team is in a major decline couldnt happen to a more egotistical group of asshats and their ignorant drunkin fanbase.

  37. citizenstrange says: Sep 14, 2011 5:46 PM

    I wouldn’t be as worried as I am if I could remember the last time Roethlisberger actually had a good game.

    The defense will come around.

    The offense that last year needed overtime to squeak out 19 pointS in a game against the Bills they would have lost have lost if not for Stevie “AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!!” Johnson dropping an easy touchdown pass is a bit more problematic.

    GO STEELERS!

  38. ahostiletakeover says: Sep 14, 2011 5:48 PM

    Look, the bottom line is that the informed and objective fans know this just one game. I’m a Ravens fan and even though the organization will never admit it, that game was pretty important to the Ravens psychologically. That doesn’t mean you come totally unprepared to play either as Pittsburgh did. As the Ravens’ biggest rival, I want Pittsburgh to bounce back and I don’t really have any doubts that they will do just that vs Seattles this week and I know they’ll be ready for the November rematch.

    Now all that said this was a big game. What are the 6 games every year every team ideally wants to bring their A+ game to? Ding ding! You got it divisional games and right now the Ravens and Bengals are sitting pretty after 1 week with essentially a 1.5 game lead of the Steelers and Browns. Obviously this could happen to the Ravens too, but let’s just say for example BAL-PIT split the series this year and PiT is upset in one of its Browns/Bengals matchups. I see both BAL and PIT going at least 12-4 this year (what with the NFC West and AFC South on their plates and all). What if both end 12-4 but BAL wins the division because of a 1 game better divisional record? Again, a lot of IFS here but it wouldn’t be too far fetched. Just 2 seasons ago when the Bengals swept the AFC North, both Baltimore and Pittsburgh went 9-7. Baltimore wound up claiming the final seed in the AFC due to a 3-3 divisional record that beat out Pittsburgh’s 2-4 record. We all know it was just one game and the Steelers are too well coached of a team to not bounce back, but any fans or Steelers themselves deluding themselves over “the Ravens Super Bowl” and the fact that it “meant nothing” are making a gross oversight.

  39. kibawib says: Sep 14, 2011 5:48 PM

    watermelon1–Ravens are a good team but the Steelers have kept them from advancing three times. Steelers are 3-0 in the playoffs.

  40. 52crabcakes says: Sep 14, 2011 5:48 PM

    Just sorry it was not on prime time for the whole world to see!

    GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. stinkfingers says: Sep 14, 2011 5:48 PM

    nflofficeadmin says:
    Sep 14, 2011 5:37 PM
    steelers have 6 in the _______

    ====

    Turnover column?

  42. packerfan1000 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:49 PM

    Dang, the first three posters stole my joke.

  43. jobotjones says: Sep 14, 2011 5:53 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA you idiot are sooo funny.

    You forgot to mention that he already won 2 super bowls and one superbowl MVP.

    Yea how’d that taste?

  44. jmartinm256 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:53 PM

    oh boy sooo many Steeler haters. i guess that happens when you are a domintant team, organization like the super steelers. and to all you turds who repeat each other with this clever line:

    “No, not the super bowl. But I believe you lost that too”

    When you go to as many SuperBowls as the Steelers do, you are bound to lose eventually, and with that said as bad as they played in that SB, they almost won.
    here we go steelers! here we go

  45. ocho says: Sep 14, 2011 5:54 PM

    “It’s one game. It’s not the Super Bowl.” Try telling that to Ravens fans…

  46. steelernation1 says: Sep 14, 2011 5:57 PM

    wow the creater of this story must be anti steeler.i made a valid point in my post and they wouldnt let it on here..go figure lol..anyway steelers super bowl 8 times only lost 2 times ill take that over any teams record in super bowl.just saying..and i have made a comment in the last story about this game that the steelers were out played yes.but it is only one game.the Ravens will have the last couple years stuck in the back of there minds leading up to the playoffss..lol just sayin

  47. holeinone09 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:00 PM

    Some of the comments above crack me up. People say things without doing any research. Many Steelers said they got their butts handed to them by the Ravens, and that is true. The Ravens outplayed them, and the Steelers played terrible. Put those facts together and you have a lopsided loss like they had. Nobody is making excuses.

    But, nobody is crying or throwing in the towel either. While that may make some people above who apparently troll the Steeler threads unhappy, it just isn’t going to happen. The fact is the Steelers are a much better team than the way they played. They probably won’t have 7 turnovers again this weekend. And the fact is, it was only 1 game, and only the first game. They have 15 more chances to get it right. Refute those facts if you can.

    But, this weekend is pretty important IMO. They have to play like they are capable of playing, not just say they will do it. They have to do it. Starting off the season with 2 losses will admittedly make things pretty difficult for them.

    I expect the Steelers to respond positively because they are a veteran team with a number of high quality players who won’t quit. While I realize some fans’ teams can’t say that, I as a Steeler fan can because of the quality of the team and the stability of the coaching staff and overall organization. That’s just the way it honestly is.

    So haters, enjoy the fact that the Steelers got embarrassed and lost big last week to a very good Ravens team that deserved to win the game. But don’t count the Steelers out yet.

    GO STEELERS!!

  48. tinbender2000 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:01 PM

    The best part of that game is not hearing much from “Sixtrophysinmyheadcase” or whatever his stinkin name is.

  49. j0esixpack says: Sep 14, 2011 6:02 PM

    The Ravens and Steelers both apparently didn’t get Rex Ryan’s memo that the Jets have already won the Super Bowl (just like last year).

  50. russwrecker says: Sep 14, 2011 6:02 PM

    The Steeler are gonna be total junk this year. The last 2 games they played they took a whoooopin!!! #43 would be letting his team do the talking if what he says is true, he know the team is in a spiral downward!!! Once again they miss the playoff after a Super Bowl Appearance.

  51. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 14, 2011 6:05 PM

    jobotjones says: Sep 14, 2011 5:53 PM
    HAHAHAHAHA you idiot are sooo funny.

    You forgot to mention that he already won 2 super bowls and one superbowl MVP.

    Yea how’d that taste?

    ————————————

    Tom Brady says it tastes kind of stringy.

  52. domeunit says: Sep 14, 2011 6:06 PM

    took him a while to make the comments, I guess he just woke up from that devastating hit JJ put on him.

  53. snap0179 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:07 PM

    So whats the Chiefs excuse?

  54. howmnyplayoffwinsugot says: Sep 14, 2011 6:08 PM

    I know if pitt had won there would be 10x more comments. Glad to see you all shut up for once. Wheres that 6ringsidontcarethatmyqbisarapist guy at? Probably alone crying, hugging a dvd of americas game

  55. packmanfan says: Sep 14, 2011 6:08 PM

    This week the Packers played like the Super Bowl Champs while the Stealers played like the Super Bowl Chumps.

  56. 92and94and51and56 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:11 PM

    The Ravens were bound to win ONE against us eventually. Good for them.

    Yawn.

  57. hosslaxx says: Sep 14, 2011 6:12 PM

    I will forever remember and love seeing wards feet shoot strait towards the sky from that block in the fourth quarter…..priceless!!!

  58. tatum064 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:13 PM

    Baltimore opened up a can. And what a dumb f’n comment. Polamalu got exposed and was in the Super Bowl by Green Bay as well.

    SB Hangover……you better believe it.

  59. qoojo says: Sep 14, 2011 6:14 PM

    I just thought that this might be interesting to add to the conversation:

    “Since 1997, when New England beat Miami in the first round of the playoffs — after losing to Green Bay in the Super Bowl the year before — no AFC team has even won a playoff game the following year after losing a Super Bowl.”

  60. lowleadman says: Sep 14, 2011 6:25 PM

    It’s just one game. Not the Super Bowl.

    Last time I checked, the Super Bowl was one game.

    Stupid comment from a dirty human.

  61. spicktacular says: Sep 14, 2011 6:29 PM

    Umm ya’ll lost that too…..

  62. feldman9000 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:29 PM

    Speaking of Super Bowl, how’d that turn out for you Hines?

    Steelers are a joke.

  63. rayriceisnice says: Sep 14, 2011 6:29 PM

    Hines sounds a bit salty lol, I am done arguing with Pittsburgh trolls, the only one that ever makes sense is deb, shes the only one that can count past 6

  64. spicktacular says: Sep 14, 2011 6:30 PM

    As a matter of fact that was the last lost ya’ll had before this one….

  65. dreno322 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:30 PM

    Yea, your entitled to all the bad games you wanna play…keep on suckin’ boy’s (old men)…we love it!

  66. lambeaudad says: Sep 14, 2011 6:31 PM

    wow the creater of this story must be anti steeler.i made a valid point in my post and they wouldnt let it on here..go figure lol..anyway steelers super bowl 8 times only lost 2 times ill take that over any teams record in super bowl.

    ————

    Packer record is 4-1 or 80%. Steeler record is 6-2 or 75%

    Pack has best SB winning % only senond to SF perfect 5-0.

  67. feldman9000 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:33 PM

    Steelers fans are the blindest fans of all time, in denial. Cowboys fans use to be and look what happened to them?

  68. bdub85 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:44 PM

    At least Hines can still polish that dancing with the stars trophy.

  69. mustbejealousof6 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:50 PM

    You Steeler haters are lolable. I can understand your jealousy. Its a joke. You should be disgusted with your teams, surely. But to hate our greatness out of shame of your team is pathetic.

    Enjoy watching us earn another Lombardi and leave this petty league once and for all. Our greatness is unmatched and we’ll prove it again. 7

  70. tubs4560 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:51 PM

    Geez, you Raven fans are somewhat pathetic. You beat us ONE time in the past FOUR years with Big Ben under center, and all of a sudden the Steelers are washed up? Do any of you remember the spanking we gave you on Monday football in ’07? Yeah, the Steelers got their asses handed to them. Yeah, it was embarrassing. Every team has at least 1 stinker a season. If that stinker comes at the same time you play a highly motivated Raven team, you’re going to get blown out. IF the Ratbirds can go into the ‘Burgh and beat the Steelers, then congratz to them. They obviously earned it. When the Steelers beat the Ratbirds it will be no big deal. Business as usual. Seeing how big of a deal a win is to you Ratbird fans makes me feel kind of sorry for you…

  71. mustbejealousof6 says: Sep 14, 2011 6:57 PM

    …and yes, this is 6steelernationlolzatyouremptytrophycase7

    Come at me bro. scared? Come at me

  72. steelcurtainn says: Sep 14, 2011 7:04 PM

    I laugh at the idiotic post that all say the same thing. You lost that 1 too, Derrrrr. Uh, yes we did, but we were there while everyone else was watching at home. Congrats to the Ravens for beating us on opening day, heres your opening day trophy. Clap! Clap! I can understand how bad raven fans wanted that one, I guess, it was their superbowl.

    Bottom Line: The steelers have been to 3 superbowls before the last and ONLY raven superbowl. And we knocked their butts out twice to get there.

  73. jamaltimore says: Sep 14, 2011 7:09 PM

    Nobody says the steelers are washed up. they got lucky to beat the ravens in the playoffs last year and they got smashed on Sunday but what looked like a superior team! the drunk dancer, de de harrison, long hair and the rapist (against BACKUP CORNERS) all looked old and slow while T-sizzle, ngata, reed, Rice and YEA I SAID IT FLACCO ALL LOOKED TO BE ON Track for Player of the YEAR AWARDS!

    Long way to go but it sure is a sweet start!

  74. makosalad says: Sep 14, 2011 7:21 PM

    The best part about reading the comments on Steelers articles are all the hate on our team. I welcome them because it reminds me of how good we must be to warrant such despise. Look at the votes. we are so out-numbered…

  75. jetfanfolife says: Sep 14, 2011 7:23 PM

    ntr0py says:
    Sep 14, 2011 5:36 PM
    The Patriots began 2004 with a 31-0 loss to a division rival.

    That turned out OK.

    *************************************

    Do we have to go into a whole Spy-gate thing again?!

    “The Patriots began the 2004 with a 31-00000h shut up!

  76. steelernation1 says: Sep 14, 2011 7:27 PM

    @lambeaudad says:

    wow u r smart,too bad you missed my point…

    and again all you Ravens fans..this was your super bowl..enjoy it cause they wont get to the real one.it was one GAME!!..lol stop acting like they got the steelers number already..last i saw Ravens dont do well against the bengals lol…remember that?

  77. balzosteel says: Sep 14, 2011 7:32 PM

    Stairway to 7 turnovers. Pig Ben. Whines Hard. Mendenhally Rasharded. Polamalu’s Super Bowl XLV performance.

    There really isn’t much difference between Eagles and Steelers fans…..the rest of the league’s fans hate you both equally. Trust me on this one.

  78. stealersfannot says: Sep 14, 2011 7:40 PM

    This Ravens fan isn’t satisfied until the Steelers are owned in front of their own crowd and Steeler Nation is forced by sheer embarassment to keep their mouths shut.

    These clowns are drooling for pay back in week 9. Time to prove it wasn’t just “one game.”

  79. jg725 says: Sep 14, 2011 8:03 PM

    It’s funny – I don’t hate the steelers because they are the dirtiest team in the nfl – with more cheaps delivered each year than maybe the rest of the league combined – or because the town of pittsburgh is the biggest dump I’ve ever been to in my life – I hate them because of their low-iq, ignorant, dirty fans that never shut up, or miss an opportunity to jump into every thread with an un-needed, moron comment that has nothing at all to do with that thread – no question the dumbest, most ignorant fans in any sport in any state – sad and pathetic – now go drink some of that garbage beer you people brew in toilets out there in western pa. – and let real fans go back and forth on some of these threads.

  80. stuartscottslefteye says: Sep 14, 2011 8:03 PM

    Those turnovers weren’t the result of bad luck or a bad day at the office. They were the results of Ben running for his life, running backs being slammed and tossed about like rag dolls, and receivers being stripped. They were the result of good defensive play, not necessarily poor offensive play. I don’t think the Steelers are as bad as they played, nor are the Ravens as great as they looked.

    By the way, why do Steeler fans and players keep referring to this game as “not the Superbowl?” Whoever said it was??

  81. jgo304 says: Sep 14, 2011 8:04 PM

    To the Stiller “hater” comments go jump off the 9th street bridge if that is all you can bring to the table. I loathe stiller fans like no other because of their sheer ignorance.

    Its funny in this craphole of a city that you same yinzers whine that anyone that touches Cindy Crosby should be banned from the NHL yet that mark buster Ryan “Cant Cover” Clark hasn’t made a tackle without leading with his helmet in 2 years. Then you clang your Iron’s when HgHarrison destroys a defenseless receiver. Hypocrisy at its best….only in Yinzburgh.

  82. steelerfan999 says: Sep 14, 2011 8:10 PM

    jamaltimore says:
    Sep 14, 2011 7:09 PM
    Nobody says the steelers are washed up. they got lucky to beat the ravens in the playoffs last year and they got smashed on Sunday but what looked like a superior team! the drunk dancer, de de harrison, long hair and the rapist (against BACKUP CORNERS) all looked old and slow while T-sizzle, ngata, reed, Rice and YEA I SAID IT FLACCO ALL LOOKED TO BE ON Track for Player of the YEAR AWARDS!

    Long way to go but it sure is a sweet start!

    YOU LEFT OUT RAY LEWIS THE MURDERER

  83. scudbot says: Sep 14, 2011 8:26 PM

    I can respect the Steelers organization and their history. Unlike the total disdain I have for the Ryan era J-E-T-S.

  84. goforgin01 says: Sep 14, 2011 8:28 PM

    All will be right with the world when the Steelers whack the hapless Seahawks.

    Unless they don’t whack the hapless Seahawks.

  85. TheWizard says: Sep 14, 2011 8:37 PM

    Happens to most teams.

    ‘cept the 07 Pats.

  86. getweird4u says: Sep 14, 2011 8:44 PM

    I hate pittsburgh as much as anyone but we all know they will win at least 10 games this year probably more.

  87. upyoursnfu says: Sep 14, 2011 8:44 PM

    Packers fans should be the only ones who have anything to say about the Superbowl….as I recall the Ravens choked up a 14 point lead in the playoffs to the Steelers. Forget about that eh? You Ravens fans really are dumb Dundalk trash.

  88. cbass59 says: Sep 14, 2011 9:02 PM

    He should know, he’s won 2 Superbowls. Ed Reed has ZERO and Ray Ray has only one (although he did watch his friend shoot someone at a Superbowl).

    Keep hating dudes. It only worsens your health.

  89. bostonbias says: Sep 14, 2011 9:12 PM

    Maybe the Ravens are the best team in football. They played a great game. But it is just one game. It is 1/16 of the season.

    Just funny to see all the smack on a team lossing the Super Bowl from a team that thinks they just won one on Sunday.

  90. cbass59 says: Sep 14, 2011 9:16 PM

    For all you Ravens fans who want props, here you go: The Ravens crushed the Steelers and made them look pathetic. Happy? There is no doubt who was the better team by a mile on Sunday. Ozzie made some great moves improving the team (McKinney, Evans, Leech, etc) while the Steelers were happy with the team that lost the SB last year (which btw is not an embarrassment).

    Maybe the Steelers are too old. Maybe the window has shut for them. Regardless, it’s been a good run (3 SBs in the past 6 years), and most teams dream of that. Maybe the Steelers recent mini-dominance over the Ravens is over, but it isn’t like the Ravens are a young team either. Younger than the Steelers, perhaps, but Ray Ray, Reed, and a few others are retiring soon.

    And in the end, the Steelers have more SBs and that’s all that matters.

    Oh and real men wear black not purple. How many of you have purple cars or purple suits? Why is that? Because purple is for clowns.

  91. buzzbissinger says: Sep 14, 2011 9:27 PM

    @stairwayto7:

    usuassly? What the heck is that?

  92. ravenator says: Sep 14, 2011 9:49 PM

    Steeler fans are pathetic, enough said. Take your beating, move on, and I can promise you it’ll happen again in November.

    It’s amazing how I can actually taste your tears through your rampant, rabid, sappy little posts.

  93. Deb says: Sep 14, 2011 10:21 PM

    I can’t believe Hines actually said that since we just lost the Super Bowl, too.

    Please, fellas, please … for the rest of the season … Don’t. Speak.

    If you want to demonstrate what kind of team you are, STOP doing it in sound bites and go back to doing it on the field.

    Thank you.

  94. Deb says: Sep 14, 2011 10:47 PM

    thebigtexas says:

    That may be true, but this is a Ravens team that added Bryant McKinnie, Lee Evans, Bernard Pollard, Ricky Williams, etc. It’s not exactly the same Ravens squad. History is always fun to point at, but in the era of free agency (and now a salary cap), those stats mean very little.

    The Ravens look like they made the necessary off-season moves, and Pittsburgh stood still.

    From a fan of football’s perspective – the Ravens appear to be quite improved. The Steelers appear that they are complacent.

    And while Hines Ward is right, it’s not the Super Bowl, this is probably the most heated rivalry in football. He’s also right in that the Steelers had a bad day – but fails to credit the other side with forcing the Steelers into having a bad day.

    Is it possible that EVERY Steeler had a bad day? I mean, Roethlisberger had 5 turnovers. Polamalu was absolutely no factor in run support and got torched by a brand new tight end all day. James Harrison did very little. The list goes on….

    If the Steelers simply dismiss this week as a ‘fluke’, they’ll see a repeat performance the next time these two teams line up.

    ————————————————

    As a Steelers fan who doesn’t practice self-delusion, I pray someone in Pittsburgh is paying attention because this post is absolutely dead on the money. I think the team was drunk on overconfidence and hoped they’d be so busy this week with their noses to the grindstone they wouldn’t have time to make idiotic comments to the media (like they’ve been doing all summer). Apparently that was too much to hope for. Yes, it was Just One Game … against our chief rival on opening day after a Super Bowl loss. Whether we like it or not, that’s a big deal. Love my team win or lose. But sure hope they respond like it’s a big deal.

  95. steelernation1 says: Sep 14, 2011 10:51 PM

    @jg725

    talk about pathetic?just how you are talking in the threads shows you lack class and character.to judge anyone for what team they like?shows that you are ignorant and classless at best.you see this thread is about the steelers and ravens so thats why you see steelers and ravens fans here..get that?and not every steeler fan is from pittsburgh.understand that?maybe not.

    me personally i do not insult anyone for who they like.or what town they are from.you should never judge a person you know nothingabout..you go on and insult players for who they are fine i can care less..but anyone who comes into the threads and starts judging people they have no clue about is out of place.its a dam game for petes sake.its to come here and have braging rights not to shoot another person down or insult a person you do not know.it is people like you that ruin these forums.just sayin

  96. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Sep 14, 2011 10:56 PM

    kinda silly from both sides…

  97. rayriceisnice says: Sep 14, 2011 11:13 PM

    Ohhhhhhh deb in the clutch! I can’t wait for November, should be a great match up, I know for a fact your steelers will prepare much better, they owe it too us fans who cherish this rivalry to put on a good show. And I agree, they need to just shut their mouth, and play football, past is past, it says 2011 on the calendar, the ravens have 20 NEW PLAYERS PEOPLE. it’s a totally new season. Let’s get it baby girl!!!!!

  98. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 14, 2011 11:18 PM

    kibawib says:Sep 14, 2011 5:25 PM

    Pittsburgh has an 18-13 regular-season edge against Baltimore and a 3-0 postseason advantage. The Steelers have won seven of the last 11 games overall and two of their last four games in Baltimore

    ———————————————

    Stats are for losers so stop trying to explain away what happened or rationalize it with a bunch of bs…

    It is one game so go get ready for the next one and on Nov 6 we will see who is the better team…

  99. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 14, 2011 11:26 PM

    goforgin01 says:Sep 14, 2011 8:28 PM

    All will be right with the world when the Steelers whack the hapless Seahawks.

    Unless they don’t whack the hapless Seahawks.

    ——————————————

    You can’t be serious…

    Come Sunday, the Seachickens are going to wish that they had stayed home…

  100. antibenapalooza says: Sep 15, 2011 6:09 AM

    The problem with the Steelers is they still have Pig Ben on the team. Get rid of the phony and things are sure to get much better.

    Deb, I think you and people actually from Pittsburgh are in for a very depressing season.

  101. pskotte says: Sep 15, 2011 7:57 AM

    Whines Hard

  102. ravenut06 says: Sep 15, 2011 10:13 AM

    You can call it the Ravens Super Bowl and you can say its just one game, but come Jan 2 the truth will be told.

  103. ravenut06 says: Sep 15, 2011 10:18 AM

    steelerfan999 says:
    Sep 14, 2011 8:10 PM

    YOU LEFT OUT RAY LEWIS THE MURDERER
    *******************************************
    How is it Ray is always a murderer, when proven in court otherwise, yet Ben is always innocent.

  104. pigskinswag says: Sep 15, 2011 11:22 AM

    Hines, didn’t you lose in the Super Bowl in February? IJS.

  105. steelernation1 says: Sep 15, 2011 11:53 AM

    @ravenut06

    how many time have we all gone over this about ben and ray?

    ben was never charged with anything,ray was..is it that hard to understand?

    oh and by looks of it you have ravens going all the way after one game?easy there slugger lol..there is a chance neither team will make it all the way..

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