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Raiders score final 13 points of game to beat Steelers

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The Raiders and Steelers played some wild games when they were two of the best AFC teams in the 1970s and they had a throwback to those days in Oakland on Sunday.

Oakland made up a 10-point deficit in the final quarter of the game to take a 34-31 victory over the Raiders when Sebastian Janikowski hit a 43-yard field goal as time expired. The Raiders comeback was helped a great deal by an Antonio Brown fumble in the fourth quarter after the Raiders cut the Steelers lead to three points. Brown made a catch down the middle, but was stripped by Pat Lee as he tried to gain more yards. A Janikowski field goal tied the game, setting up a big drive for the Steelers.

That drive looked destined for success when Mike Tomlin made a gutsy call to go for it on fourth-and-one from the Steelers’ 29 with just under four minutes to play. Isaac Redman converted that play, but the Raiders defense held and forced a punt. Carson Palmer made a nifty throw to tight end Brandon Myers for 24 yards on a third-and-10 to move the ball to midfield and another completion to Derek Hagan got the ball in position for Janikowski to kick the Raiders to their first win of the year.

The wildness of the game also included an onside kick attempt in the third by the Raiders which would have worked if the ball didn’t bounce through Mike Goodson’s hands and 384 passing yards from Ben Roethlisberger. He got pressured on their attempt to convert after going for it on fourth down, though, and fired wide on a pass that the team really needed. There was also a lot of physical football, little of which led to flags from the officials.

We already covered the hit that led to Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey leaving the game on a cart going unpenalized. There were also a slew of unflagged plays by defensive backs on other passing plays as holding and illegal contact continually went unnoticed and unpenalized. It doesn’t seem likely that the loose atmosphere led to Ryan Mundy’s hit on Heyward-Bey as it looked like a hit without malice that nonetheless landed in an illegal spot, something we’ve seen in games with far better officiating. The clutching and grabbing, on the other hand, seemed to increase as players realized they’d be getting away with it.

That’s a sideline to a strong performance by the Raiders, though. Their offense sputtered in the first half, but they gained 216 yards in the second half, up from just 105 in the first 30 minutes, to put themselves back into the game. The Steelers, meanwhile, dropped from 235 yards to 198 in the second half despite Roethlisberger’s big numbers. Two fumbles really hurt them as did a lack of discipline that led to 10 penalties (in a switch from the 70s and every other decade, the Raiders were unpenalized into the third quarter before ending with three) despite the often lax enforcement. The game was there for the taking without the mistakes.

They didn’t take it, though, and now they’re 1-2 heading into the bye. They’ll hope to be healthier and a little more careful with the football when they return to the field in Week Five.

As for the Raiders, they could wind up in a tie for first in the AFC West after next week’s games. Not bad given the disappointing results of the first two weeks.

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  1. redguy12588 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:20 PM

    The Raiders, the most penalized team in the NFL for the last 100 years, had only 3 penalties called on them all game. That definitely helped the raiders keep it close.

  2. joetoronto says: Sep 23, 2012 8:20 PM

    Like I said a couple of days ago, when the running game clicks, look out.

    Carson Palmer was amazing, his passes were dead on the money, awesome win for the Nation today!

  3. cliffclavicle says: Sep 23, 2012 8:20 PM

    Steelers = another insanely overrated team. Just further proof that the pre-season “prognosticators” barely have any idea of what they’re talking about. More teams are closer to “average” than they’re closer to the 2007 Pats, yet there’s always some knucklehead proclaiming that Pittsburgh will go 14-2 or whatever.

  4. Grinds My Gear says: Sep 23, 2012 8:21 PM

    If you’re playing Pittsburgh, prepare to play against the replacement refs too. In a 3 week span Pittsburgh has gotten away from at least 35-40 flagrant holding, PIs and personal fouls. Against Denver, Jets, Oakland. They got a prime time game, Jets/Pittsburgh was shown in the West Coast as well as East Coast, and so was Oakland/Pittsburgh. Anyone whose watch the 3 games, Pittsburgh is take advantage of these refs.

  5. djeg07 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:23 PM

    did haley have an incident with big ben?
    seen him on sidelines juggling his hands as though he was judging if ben had a pair

  6. skito13 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:26 PM

    A great start….now the patriots…get beaked by the Ravens

  7. Grinds My Gear says: Sep 23, 2012 8:27 PM

    Looks like Pittsburgh fans coming in here to down vote everything that isn’t either about blaming someone for the loss. Overrated.

  8. olebubba says: Sep 23, 2012 8:28 PM

    I just love it ….. Steelers are on the decline! Gonna be a two team race in the AFC North between Ravens & Bengals.

  9. ern215 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:28 PM

    nice win , it showed the heart of this young scrappy team.

  10. runtheball says: Sep 23, 2012 8:29 PM

    Grinds My Gear says:
    If you’re playing Pittsburgh, prepare to play against the replacement refs too.

    Did you see the non-contact pass interference they called on Ike Taylor last week? What about the holding no-call of Lamarr Woodley on the last touchdown? The officiating has been bad, but it has gone both ways.

  11. raidernationkc says: Sep 23, 2012 8:31 PM

    there’s only one nation! RAIDER NATION!

  12. Grinds My Gear says: Sep 23, 2012 8:32 PM

    runtheball says:
    Sep 23, 2012 8:29 PM
    Grinds My Gear says:
    If you’re playing Pittsburgh, prepare to play against the replacement refs too.

    Did you see the non-contact pass interference they called on Ike Taylor last week? What about the holding no-call of Lamarr Woodley on the last touchdown? The officiating has been bad, but it has gone both ways.

    Did you see all the times Pittsburgh got away with contact downfield? Holding up front? Yeah, “both ways”…

  13. blueballzny says: Sep 23, 2012 8:33 PM

    I cannot believe Pittsburgh lost. Way to get me kicked out of my survivor pool. They should be absolutely embarrassed with themselves. Not many teams can blow a 10 point lead to Oakland in the 4th. Pittsburghs D made Palmer look like Aaron Rodgers. So much for winning the division. Theyre closer to Cleveland than Baltimore.

  14. slammer69 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:35 PM

    Where is the Defense and why are we playing that prevent defense? Watching that game was painful and ugly!!!!

  15. iloveflorio says: Sep 23, 2012 8:39 PM

    Beginning on the end of a steelers dominant run. D looks mediocre at best, can’t rush qb, can’t get turnovers and the secondary is not good. Troy and gorilla won’t change it that much. Sad to say the steelers will be 6-10 this year. Mark it down. Dick lebeau has been out coached the last year +. Tough days ahead in Pittsburgh.

  16. steelerfaninmd says: Sep 23, 2012 8:40 PM

    As much as I don’t want to say it, I think it’s time to get a new D coordinator….

  17. buckeye044 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:45 PM

    A banged up D that cant get pressure and cant stop 3rd downs and an offense that cant run leads to an 8-8 team.

    SteelerfaninMD its the players not the coaching.

  18. slickster35 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:46 PM

    Rebuild time.

  19. radrntn says: Sep 23, 2012 8:47 PM

    that was a must win for the nation……raiders rally behind the cheap hit on DHB

  20. nmrdr795 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:56 PM

    Steeler fans are weak. Six superbowls always have good teams then the raiders upset them and people are already talking end of a run. Lol! In denver the absent clark was huge for the steelers and in oakland too many turn overs they will be fine. As for my raiders graeat win congrat dennis allen and the nation. We still ha ve alot of improving but today knapp switched it up finally and we held our own. DBs better show up next week and earn that check. Coliseum was rocking. Keep it up nation!!

  21. steelcurtainn says: Sep 23, 2012 8:57 PM

    Anybody who watched this game know the steelers could have won this game but didnt. The raiders got alot of breaks I will say that. They won the game good for them. For those of you that think the steelers are done, your sadly mistaken and that will be proven when we play the ravens and bengals…watch and learn youngbucks. The steelers will continue to win, You can bank on that.

  22. raideralex99 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:00 PM

    Thank-you Bengals … The Raiders finally have a NFL qb.
    As for the replacement refs … like I kept saying from the start … I loved them … No more phantom calls against the Raiders.

  23. rayguyreturns says: Sep 23, 2012 9:01 PM

    It was a tough game with lot’s of mistakes on both sides. The most impressive player was Carson Palmer. The guy can still throw the ball, no matter what the naysayers have said.

  24. invaiduh says: Sep 23, 2012 9:01 PM

    Just won baby!!

    The only nation!

  25. thetooloftools says: Sep 23, 2012 9:01 PM

    THANK YOU GOD!
    We won.

  26. ravenator says: Sep 23, 2012 9:03 PM

    Way to go raiders, woohoo.

  27. karla36 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:05 PM

    LOL–another great day in the Burgh!!

  28. crawdaddy1212 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:05 PM

    steelers got robbed. it was pretty clear they were the much better team

  29. kombayn says: Sep 23, 2012 9:08 PM

    Parity rules all in the NFL. If the Steelers win next week, then all is good and the Steelers as they march toward fighting for a playoff spot. If the Raiders win, then they’re a good-looking playoff team that started off slow or if the lose, same old Raiders the past decade. All in all, the parity keeps coming and it fuels the league which makes it so successful. All we need is the NFL Referee Association to return to call these games.

  30. southsideslasher says: Sep 23, 2012 9:08 PM

    Love it oakland came back and beat the raiders finally a team that beats its self!

  31. villa41 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:12 PM

    One of the finer Raiders wins I’ve seen. Gutsy performance considering the makeshift secondary. Palmer started slowly but showed a real NFL QB can kepp you in games and help win them. The running game clicked, finally.

    Great win to build on. Oh yeah, sweet to see all the arroganr Steeler fans leaving the stadium crying in their Terrible Towels. Also, the Dolts got exposed and the Donks lost. If only the Chefs had lost, it would have been a perfect weekend.

  32. andrewproughcfe says: Sep 23, 2012 9:12 PM

    Mundy has very little idea what he is doing out there. Out of position repeatedly, poor angles on tackles, and literally a danger to himself and others as he launches himself recklessly in the general direction of receivers and ball-carriers.

    The Steelers should not be allowed to continue trotting this guy out every time Troy tweeks a calf or a quad or a hammy or an achilles or whatever his latest leg-muscle-of-the-week-injury is. At some point, someone is going to get seriously injured – lets hope its not DHB. Tomlin and Colbert and Rooney and LeBeau should be ashamed of themselves for putting such an obviously unprepared and overwhelmed player into dangerous positions like that.

  33. antibenapalooza says: Sep 23, 2012 9:13 PM

    As long as Rottenberger is on the team, the Steelers deserve every loss they get!!!

  34. steelerdynasty2010 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:16 PM

    congrats raider nation. your team stuck it out, played tough, and got the win.
    penalties and turnovers will always keep a lesser opponent in the game and give them an opportunity to take one away from you. i like where our pass offense is going. looks like haley is making a real impact with his playcalling and general game strategy. the fumbles are fixable so i’m not real worried on that front. run game is still not lookin good and getting disco kid isnt going to change that.
    i continue to be concerned about our defense that starts strong, then disappears at the worst times imaginable. if we’re going to be in zone all the time, we have to start getting some pressure. dick seems to have lost his creativity. seems like every o-line can pick up our blitzes with no problem anymore. it shouldnt be that easy.

  35. sixburghsteelers says: Sep 23, 2012 9:19 PM

    I pray for day that we will someday address our WEAK Cornerback situation….

    Rev Ike is trash and he’s the best we have :(

  36. raider17 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:21 PM

    All the various coaches would say they were gonna fix the penalties. Year after year lead the league in penalties. Lo and behold the refs change and we’re no worse than anyone else! No way we win today with the regular refs! It feels good to watch a Td and not have to count to ten, or learn about some obscure rule in the rule book. 3 penalties for the Raiders? 1st one not till the 3rd Qtr? I hope those Bias 8astards never come back!

    Al Davis Forever!!!
    Just Win Baby!!!

  37. steeltuff says: Sep 23, 2012 9:25 PM

    The Steeler defense continues to be a sieve, especially on the road, where it only has 10 sacks in the last 10 games. It’s gonna take Tomlin a couple years to get it back to where it needs to be. They looked bad in losing to a mediocre team today. With the Ravens not jelling like I thought they would, it looks like the AFC Central’s best team could actually be the Bengals.

  38. mullman76 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:28 PM

    Great win by the RAIDERS.

    The refs are struggling, but one thing is a little different.

    There are no more phantom calls being flagged against the RAIDERS.
    This much I know.

    Any person who thinks different can go tuck themselves…

  39. Show Me Your TDs says: Sep 23, 2012 9:29 PM

    Steelers will be fine. We’ve had two road games both across the country. Schedule gets easier for the next 5-7 weeks

  40. jdphx says: Sep 23, 2012 9:31 PM

    Oakland at Denver next week….

    Byes don’t begin until week 5.

  41. ravenator says: Sep 23, 2012 9:34 PM

    I called this collapse, get ready Pittsburgh.

  42. autumnwind999 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:39 PM

    Palmer was off the charts money in this game, folks.

    Somebody want to tell me again how Oakland got “robbed” on that trade?

  43. ravenator says: Sep 23, 2012 9:40 PM

    Told you the Pittsburgh comers were weak

  44. steelnucs says: Sep 23, 2012 9:41 PM

    Good win Raiders – you guys came out and took the game from us when it looked like we had it. Steelers hurt themselves a lot but still didn’t man up when needed in the end.

    That game reminds me of a few years ago when the D couldn’t hold a lead and lost several games…31 pts should be enough to beat just about anyone. Secondary missed Troy but I’m not sure it would have made any difference. Lots of calls missed on both sides. H2H on Bey, missed clip that injured Hood on Raiders winning drive. No excuses though.

    Gotta hope the Pats win tonight…never thought I’d be saying that…

  45. stoogy says: Sep 23, 2012 9:46 PM

    I told the steeler yinzers all week that oakland would win this game. Guess I was right.
    CP3>Big baby ben roethlisbergher

  46. Deb says: Sep 23, 2012 9:46 PM

    Congratulations to the Raiders. It’s an old rivalry, but one the Raiders take seriously–and their play shows it. I was concerned this week, and my instincts were right. We can never underestimate the Raidahs.

  47. ravenator says: Sep 23, 2012 9:46 PM

    Love the excuses, keep it coming steelers

  48. lp0320 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:49 PM

    Steeler Fan here and I knew if the first half we were going to lose this game because of the freaking penalties. They kept Oakland in play and we got burnt in the end. That being said, for all those posters out there complaining about the Refs not calling anything on the Steelers, did you see the ratio of penalties? Sick to death of listening to all of the whiners cry about the refs – just shut up and play the game.

    The defense lost the game for Pittsburgh, they made Carson Palmer look like an ‘elite’ quarterback, and he so is not. Roethlisberger played a tremendous game and unlike Flacco, Cutler, Brady and half the other quarterbacks, you will not hear him throw his team under the bus.

  49. raiderapologist says: Sep 23, 2012 10:04 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:16 PM

    congrats raider nation. your team stuck it out, played tough, and got the win.
    penalties and turnovers will always keep a lesser opponent in the game and give them an opportunity to take one away from you.
    ——–
    Instead of just owning it, you have to make excuses.
    Hope it helps you sleep tonight. The Raiders couldn’t buy a third down conversion in the first half. Their #1 corner is a safety. Their #2 corner couldn’t win a job as a gunner on a different team. They had no pass rush. Oakland had more scrubs on the field than the refs, and they they still won. Carson Palmer worked you. Nobody took anything away from you. Your team just lost.

  50. joemammy says: Sep 23, 2012 10:07 PM

    I just can’t imagine the pain of losing a game that way, having to fly back across the country with all that crying, and having nothing but landing in Pittsburgh to look forward to.

    That’s what I call a bad day…

  51. lp0320 says: Sep 23, 2012 10:12 PM

    I’m a Steeler’s Fan and congratulate the Raiders for not giving up. They kept coming at us and got the win, they deserved it. Not all of us make excuses and call it as we see it. The defense couldn’t stop anything today and looked terrible. We took the penalties and we turned over the ball, so it’s on us. Felt from the beginning this was going to be a terrible year for us. Time to rebuild.

  52. r8rh8r says: Sep 23, 2012 10:15 PM

    Well, at least the prisons around the ‘nation’ will be quiet tonight….

  53. justwinbaby29 says: Sep 23, 2012 10:36 PM

    Great gutty win against a tough Steelers team. Defense wasn’t good but got the stop they needed and caused some turnovers which did not happen the first two weeks. Carson Palmer was great in the second half leading the Raiders back from 10 points twice.

    Denver next on the road. Anything is possible is the wild AFC west!

  54. bubbahotepp says: Sep 23, 2012 10:46 PM

    It just seems like anyone who can pass a football has been carving up this D for the last several years. Yet no one ever calls out Saint Lebeau. I just don’t get it. The guy is the teflon king. Today we had no pass rush, no running game, and way too many penalties. Throw in the fumble issues and I’d say Mike Tomlin had better start earning his paycheck and give this bunch a slap upside the head. Thank God for Ben and his no huddle.

  55. ambitoos says: Sep 23, 2012 11:30 PM

    Congradulations Raider fans. The Raiders played a great game. Much more fun to watch than the blacked out Chargers.

  56. ravenator says: Sep 24, 2012 12:18 AM

    Meet Justin Tucker Pittsburgh, great win Raiders.

  57. kat3325 says: Sep 24, 2012 12:53 AM

    Steelers D lost this one for them. There was a reason Tomlin went for it on our own 30 with several minutes remaining. He knew the D wouldn’t hold. Troy and Harrison back after bye week and some better game plans by lebeau.

  58. robgilman says: Sep 24, 2012 3:14 AM

    Great team win by the Raiders, really refreshing to watch. All the Palmer haters out there need to hush. No one ever said he’s Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, but he’s far from washed up. He made great adjustments today, still has a strong arm and makes the tight throws. In all 3 games so far he has not been anything close to the problem.

    And I agree, amazing how all these phantom penalties stop being called on the Raiders once the replacements start calling games.

  59. pencilmonkeymagic says: Sep 24, 2012 3:53 AM

    That Steeler offense is woefully unbalanced. It was their undoing in this game. Raiders earned the win.

  60. 76raiders says: Sep 24, 2012 4:35 AM

    A truly gutsy and awe-inspiring victory for the Silver and Black today. This team dug deep and found a way to win. They did it being by being balanced on offense and holding tough on defense in key situations. Although Big Ben roasted the secondary for close to 4 bills with 4 Td’s, the Raiders still brought the heat and eventually beat down Big Ben. There was a scary moment in the game when Steeler DB Ryan Mundy took what appeared to be a blatant cheap shot on WR Darius Hey-Ward in the end zone, and knocked him out colder than an ice box. It was a tense 10-15 minutes in Raider Nation as everyone waited anxiously to see how DHB would be. While they wheeled him off he gave the thumbs up sign and from that moment on the Raiders just kicked the snot out of Pittsburgh. Darrin McFadden was an absolute beast, often hitting the Steeler defenders before they hit him. McFadden really took it right at Pitts D today and scorched them early for a 64 yd TD run to tie the game. In my opinion DMV is the best RB in football. Carson Palmer started out slow and I must admit I texted a few friends and lambasted Palmer for Oakland’s awful offensive woes in the first two games both losses. It looked like more of the same stuff after his first pass was intercepted. Even though WR Denarius Slipped on the play, the throw was way offline it would have been picked anyways. So the first half didn’t go so good for old Carson but something clicked for Palmer before half and I think him and Greg Knapp finally woke up from their tour through “what offense are we trying to run?” in the second half Palmers passes were crisp and accurate. He started remembering where to find those holes in that Steeler D. Without James Harrison and Troy Polamalu, there to wreak havoc it made Palmers job much easier. Having Denarius Moore back is huge for the Raider offense. It was to see all three tight ends make big plays and I was ultra impressed with the way DT Tommy Kelly dominated the interior line today. #93 was a beast today. The Raiders are a game out of first and have every right to improve off this victory. They must now travel to Dencer to square off against Peyton Manning and Co. It should be a donnybrook, and my gut tells me to get ready for a lot of field goals. Raiders 29 Denver 12

  61. DiscountMescan says: Sep 24, 2012 8:29 AM

    When the other team plays better second half offense and you have multiple turnovers you shouldn’t expect to win.

  62. sixlombardisinyourface says: Sep 24, 2012 10:01 AM

    Palmer ‘s experience was obvious but there was very little pressure in the 2nd half, however, how do the Raiders not get a flag until into the 3rd quarter – not even a single holding call ??? No team is that disciplined. Anotonio Brown’s punt return for a TD was called back for not one, but two Steeler penalties. Dwyer’s fumble gave away a TD and Antonio Brown’s fumble gave away the winning drive, while Roethlisberger had a picnic on the secondary and only sacked once.

  63. steviekthr3e says: Sep 24, 2012 10:39 AM

    Not a Dennis Allen fan as I think he’s still got a lot to prove he’s HC material. He was in the right direction with the way they fought all game.

  64. steelerdynasty2010 says: Sep 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    @raiderapologist:
    i challenge you to find an excuse in my post. did we not have costly turnovers that

    directly led to raider points? did we not have costly penalties that stalled otherwise

    promising drives? how bout the penalties that called a punt return TD back? how bout the

    penalty which gave you a first down and subsequently led to a td? were we not up by 2

    scores and give up a lead in the 4th quarter?
    how many sacks did you guys have in the over 40 drop backs we had? how many picks did you

    force and/or make? how many receivers had at least a catch? did my eyes deceive me or

    did we pass for close to 400 yards and score 4 tds? like i said, i like where our pass

    offense is going. it’s not an excuse, it’s a statement of my opinion. just like my

    observation of our poor running game and defense which dominated in the 1st half, but not

    the second.
    excuse making is blaming refs, whining about field conditions, pulling the “we beat

    ourselves” card, or making silly comments about how happy you are because the replacement

    refs arent participating in some league conspiracy against the your team, etc. i simply

    pointed to some FACTS that led to our demise today, and added some observations i made.
    based on your record and an objective evaluation of our respective last games, you were

    the lesser team, no need getting sore about it.your team defied the odds and earned a

    win. what else do you want me to say?

  65. mostlombardisintheleague says: Sep 24, 2012 11:55 AM

    It’s very obvious the defense did not support the 31 points the Ben & Co. put up, and Palmer played like a seasoned veteran. Dwyer’s fumble gave a short field and out the defense in aspot again, unacceptable to drop a ball like that. A. Brown should have went to the ground on that last fumble, he had the first down and more, he tried to win the game on that play, very foolish decision. Definitely as classic. Best Wishes to Darrius on his recovery.

  66. ravenator says: Sep 24, 2012 12:27 PM

    Where are all the steeler homers? Cmon lets make it fun guys

  67. tatum064 says: Sep 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    crawdaddy1212 says:
    Sep 23, 2012 9:05 PM
    steelers got robbed. it was pretty clear they were the much better team
    ================================
    Uh yeah. Thats why we lead the all-time series 14-12 and Rothelisberger has never won in Oakland.

    The insane amount of Steeler cheap head-shots – one back in 2009 to Johnnie Lee Higgins and another that put out Darrius Heyward Bey pretty much prove the 70s rivalry is still out there. Our team rallied to beat you late…just like the good ol days.

    Take the L like a man.

  68. tatum064 says: Sep 24, 2012 1:03 PM

    based on your record and an objective evaluation of our respective last games, you were

    the lesser team, no need getting sore about it.your team defied the odds and earned a

    win. what else do you want me to say?
    ================================
    yawn..and we were the lesser team in 2006 and in 2009

  69. blackdonnelly says: Sep 24, 2012 2:43 PM

    In the words of Elvin Bishop: “Sure feels good feelin’ good again.”

    Way to go Raiders – we be off the schneid.

  70. tbraiders says: Sep 24, 2012 4:16 PM

    raider17 says:
    Sep 23, 2012 9:21 PM
    All the various coaches would say they were gonna fix the penalties. Year after year lead the league in penalties. Lo and behold the refs change and we’re no worse than anyone else! No way we win today with the regular refs! It feels good to watch a Td and not have to count to ten, or learn about some obscure rule in the rule book. 3 penalties for the Raiders? 1st one not till the 3rd Qtr? I hope those Bias 8astards never come back!

    ————

    Such an under-rated post. I hope they never come back either.

  71. bobzilla1001 says: Sep 24, 2012 4:34 PM

    Ben Roethlisberger and Steelers Nation, which includes myself, are finding out what life is like without a top-rated defense.
    The Tribune-Review made this Monday morning observation: “New playbook and (Roethlisberger) is still carrying the offense by winging it: 36 of 49 for 384 yards, four TDs. Problem is, he can’t carry the whole team.”
    No?
    Well, then maybe the local sports media ought to stop giving him all the credit after victories and stop insisting that he has an 81-35 career record.
    Records belong to teams, not to quarterbacks.

  72. raiderapologist says: Sep 24, 2012 7:12 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says: Sep 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    based on your record and an objective evaluation of our respective last games, you were
    the lesser team, no need getting sore about it.your team defied the odds and earned a
    win. what else do you want me to say?
    ———-
    Say whatever you want. I’m never sore when the Raiders beat the Steelers, but if you’re going to be condescending after a loss, you’re probably going to hear about it.

  73. blackholebeaner says: Sep 25, 2012 12:55 AM

    Dear Pittsburgh Steelers,

    Suck it.

    Love,

    Oakland Raiders

  74. sixlombardisinyourface says: Sep 25, 2012 1:05 PM

    How many plays does Ben scramble out of the pocket by himself because the o-line got blown off the ball and make a positive yardage gain and/or first down and/or touchdown? Who besides Ben gets credit for those plays ? He also called plays from the last years playbook during the game that worked vey well, I guess Bruce Arians gets credit for that.

  75. mostlombardisintheleague says: Sep 25, 2012 2:07 PM

    @blackholebeaner :

    Antonio Brown goes to the ground after the last catch, PIT burns clock, scores, wins – game over.

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