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Patriots leave Steelers in the dust

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Two of the AFC’s 21st-century powers met in New England on Sunday afternoon. By game’s end, one looked well on its way to a fifth consecutive playoff berth, while the other looked well on its way to its worst season in a decade.

The Patriots, led by a revitalized offense, were the victors, rolling to a 55-31 triumph Sunday against the visiting Steelers in Foxborough.

The Patriots (7-2) looked like a club perhaps ready to hit a new level of performance in the second half of the campaign, a trait that’s distinguished New England in recent seasons. Quarterback Tom Brady had his best game of the year, completing 23-of-33 passes for 432 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end Rob Gronkowski also starred, catching nine passes for 143 yards and a score.

Gronkowski was one of three Patriots pass catchers to exceed 100 yards against Pittsburgh, with wide receivers Aaron Dobson (five catches, 130 yards, two TDs) and Danny Amendola (four catches, 122 yards, one TD) the others.

In defeat, the Steelers surrendered the most yards (610) and points (55) in a single game in franchise history. Only 400 yards passing and four TD throws from Ben Roethlisberger, three to Jerricho Cotchery, kept this respectable.

Simply put, the Steelers’ defense — still filled with members that helped the franchise win two Super Bowls — was overmatched. The Steelers even surrendered 198 yards on the ground. There was a time, and it wasn’t that long ago, that teams wouldn’t bother testing the Steelers much in the ground game. Such was the Steelers’ stout nature vs. the run.

On this day, however, the Patriots largely did as they pleased, whether in the running game or in the passing game.

The loss drops the Steelers to 2-6, leaving them 3.5 games behind Cincinnati with eight left to play. Pittsburgh will need six wins in its final eight games to avoid a losing season for the first time since 2003, when it slumped to 6-10.

Those Steelers would rebound and regroup around Roethlisberger, their No. 1 pick in the 2004 draft. These Steelers had their moments on Sunday — a drive here or there — but then the Patriots were gone, off to another win, leaving the Steelers, long one of their AFC contemporaries, behind, and in more ways than one.

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  1. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Nov 3, 2013 8:14 PM

    Judging by tonight’s performance, one can only wonder whether the Steelers’ “old lions” are now “too long in the tooth.”

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 3, 2013 8:16 PM

    Here’s how many Superbowls the Patriots* have won since Spygate :

  3. citizenstrange says: Nov 3, 2013 8:16 PM

    Big Bum strikes again.

    Big Bum gets beat by the likes of Locker and Cassel and Pryor (and of course Tebow in a playoff game) but when he goes against a good quarterback it is a guaranteed 20 point blowout.

    Question: Will Big Bum EVER win another game when the Steeler defense gives up over 17 points? It’s two years and counting now.

  4. sabatimus says: Nov 3, 2013 8:17 PM

    Steel Sieve.

  5. z06vision says: Nov 3, 2013 8:17 PM

    It is time……..to clean house on the offense and defense. There is little heart and fire left on the team in general. We got exposed tonight and hopefully the rooneys will take notice and start planning for the future. It happens to all of the great teams, father time has caught us.

  6. sabatimus says: Nov 3, 2013 8:18 PM

    Here’s how many times whiners have whined about Spygate….oh wait, I can’t count that high.

  7. yelix says: Nov 3, 2013 8:22 PM

    Steelers and Raiders defenses both displayed record-breaking ineptitude today. It ain’t the 70′s anymore.

  8. 700levelvet says: Nov 3, 2013 8:22 PM

    Tebow exposed these frauds years ago… Stillers are a joke from top to bottom…

  9. billiamsofdollars says: Nov 3, 2013 8:23 PM

    Droppin the double nickel on them poor steelers. LOL

  10. sabatimus says: Nov 3, 2013 8:24 PM

    Roethlisberger can’t throw his way out of a wet paper bag when his team depends on it.

  11. jmblosser82 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:24 PM

    Citizenstrange, how is it Ben’s fault the defense gave up 55 points and 610 yards?

  12. thepftpoet says: Nov 3, 2013 8:26 PM

    Where are all the Steeler’s trolls?!

    What about that 10-2 run they were supposed to go on?!

    LOL @ the depleted steelers franchise

  13. flickflint says: Nov 3, 2013 8:27 PM

    How bad did Polamalu look lol

  14. fatsolio says: Nov 3, 2013 8:27 PM

    Brady is the most amazing player ever since he just lit up a horrible defense on a horrible team which nobody else all season has done. It isn’t like Foles just lit up a bad defense for an even better game than Teflon Tom. To go with this is the fact he always lights up the Steelers because they never tweak their scheme against the Pats so it made it look even worse than if the Steelers actually weren’t one of the league’s worst teams.

    It’ll be interesting to see if the Pats offense will start to play like expected or if this was just a pure fluke. If I were a Pats fan I wouldn’t be getting all orgasmic yet seeing as it is one game and they have played 7 of 9 games this season where their offense was junk.

  15. strokinmyego says: Nov 3, 2013 8:27 PM

    The NFL had their chances to beat the Patriots while they were down, now I’m afraid it’s too late. With Gronk and Amendola healthy along with an emerging Dobson the Patriots offense is looking as explosive as ever. Keep in mind that going into this game the Steelers were second in the NFL against the pass.

    What other quarterback and coach besides Brady and Belichick could be 7-2 with all the changes the Patriots have had to endure? I guess the Ravens are a good comparison and look how bad they’re doing this year. The Patriots always get better as the year goes on. The media, opposing fans, and the NFL as a whole have been counting the Patriots out all year but this is a marathon not a sprint. The Patriots will be as tough as they come by the time December and January roll around.

  16. steelers88 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:28 PM

    It’s time to blow the whole thing up. Get rid of all the players maybe except for Ben, Pouncey, Bell, Brown, and Deccastro. The Steelers need to fire Todd Haley, Mike Tomlin, Dick Lebeau, and Kevin Colbert. This is starting to remind me of another Pittsburgh team the Pirates. They started sucking because they started to draft bad and that’s what the Steelers are doing now. Until the Steelers start drafting well again they will be bad and be bad for a LONG TIME.

  17. kremis says: Nov 3, 2013 8:28 PM

    Steelers 2-6 this is way too funny !
    Oh and hopefully Florio gets off his “change the redskins name” with his every day article… I think he’s obsessed with it. No one else is writing about it everyday!

  18. junglerat524 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:28 PM

    Look on the bright side Steeler fans. They only gave up 49 more points to the Pats than the Bengals did. And they suck right?

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

  19. 6ball says: Nov 3, 2013 8:30 PM

    .

    The Steelers roster scares no one these days. Usually their opponents are more talented on both sides of the ball.

    .

  20. otistaylor89 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:31 PM

    A healthy Gronk makes this team very difficult to stop. Would have love to have played the last SB loss to Giants with a Gronk that didn’t need surgery right after.

  21. cwk22 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:31 PM

    Troy needs to spend more time in practice and less doing commercials

  22. alan226 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:36 PM

    I have really started to question the Steelers coaching. NO in game adjustments, and all Tomlin does is go up to the press conference and says it’s his responsibility as the head coach.
    Damn right it’s his responsibility. I really think Tomlin has worn out his welcome…..

  23. patsfansknowitall says: Nov 3, 2013 8:36 PM

    New England –
    Typical classless running up the score
    Classless team
    Classless coach
    Classless fans
    Classless city
    Classless area of the country

  24. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Nov 3, 2013 8:37 PM

    This the worst steelers team that ive have seen in 20 years.

  25. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:38 PM

    Soon the Pats will get Vereen back. He’s wicked fast and a great option as either a back or receiver.

  26. tctctime says: Nov 3, 2013 8:39 PM

    Classic Spygate whiner. Do you realize that the Patriots have been to 2 Superbowls SINCE Spygate? Including going 16-0 in one of those seasons? Do you have any idea how hard it is to continue winning year after year in the NFL? Look at the Ravens, the Steelers, the Colts, the Giants…your team gets picked apart and parity prevails after experiencing great success. But the Patriots should be given the respect they deserve for defying the laws of parity in the NFL. But hang on to the Spygate argument if you want to. I’m sure you have an excuse for every facet of life where you or your Teams have failed.

  27. prozachary says: Nov 3, 2013 8:40 PM

    from steel curtain to meat curtain!

  28. patsfansknowitall says: Nov 3, 2013 8:40 PM

    Game would have been totally different on the road. Patriots cheat at home. NE is a first round loss in the playoffs. Enjoy your regular season wins bandwagon.

  29. patriotinvasion says: Nov 3, 2013 8:42 PM

    Beatdown! Pats have personnel turnover and lose a game or 2 and the haters start planning a party for their demise. The Steelers and Ravens have turnover and they’re a combined 5-11. Sorry haters…your watching greatness continue with Brady and Belichick. 7-2 and primed for another fight towards Lombardi #4.

  30. bullcharger says: Nov 3, 2013 8:43 PM

    Nice to see the offense do we’ll. worried about Nincovich and worried about giving up 31 to a team that has really stunk.

  31. flash1283 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:44 PM

    fatsolio says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:27 PM
    Brady is the most amazing player ever since he just lit up a horrible defense on a horrible team which nobody else all season has done. It isn’t like Foles just lit up a bad defense for an even better game than Teflon Tom. To go with this is the fact he always lights up the Steelers because they never tweak their scheme against the Pats so it made it look even worse than if the Steelers actually weren’t one of the league’s worst teams.

    It’ll be interesting to see if the Pats offense will start to play like expected or if this was just a pure fluke. If I were a Pats fan I wouldn’t be getting all orgasmic yet seeing as it is one game and they have played 7 of 9 games this season where their offense was junk.

    —-
    Going into this game the steelers had the # 2 pass D.
    Keep hating.

  32. patriotinvasion says: Nov 3, 2013 8:46 PM

    I take great pride as a Patriots fan knowing we inspire dorky trolls to take the time to create anti-patriot user names to sit by their computers and post nonsense on every Patriots article. Let’s you know the Pats are still in their heads and under their skin after all these years. #thebeatgoeson

  33. flash1283 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:46 PM

    Does any team keep Polamalu on a string more than the Patriots. Talk about a non factor

  34. 8man says: Nov 3, 2013 8:48 PM

    Most Steeler fans are a knowledgable and respectful bunch. Winning Six Super Bowls will do that.

    But every fan base has punks that make the good fans look bad. And right now the punks are silent.

    This game was tied at 24 early in the third. Could have gone either way. The Patriots have some work to do and lots of injuries to overcome. To the Steeler fans who love their team and respect the game and know that it’s a week-to-week league, I salute you. And to the punks, eventually other Steeler fans will get tired of hearing you run your mouths too.

    Go Patriots!

  35. teeroyb says: Nov 3, 2013 8:48 PM

    I say fire Tomlin, Haley and LeBeau and bring in someone that will run offensive and defensive schemes where rookies can contribute.

  36. mborz says: Nov 3, 2013 8:50 PM

    Congrats Pats.

    I think both the Steelers and the Patriots looked about the same the first few games of the season. The difference was that the Patriots found ways to win even when they looked bad, and the Steelers did not. Now the Patriots are improving every week and the Steelers are obviously not.

    I don’t mind losing, the Steelers have been good for a long time, and on some level it’s to be expected.

    What does bother me though is that the team is just not fundamentally sound, and they haven’t been going back to last season. I think it has more to do with preparation and attitude more than personnel, which makes it even worse.

  37. tigerlilac says: Nov 3, 2013 8:51 PM

    The Patriots, and their fans like I, have great respect for the Steelers. Ben played well but he does need to do a better job of protecting the football. Heyward was a force all day. Cotchery played a great game and Brown and Sanders looked excellent at times. Bell ran well. The game was closer than it looked. The Steelers and the Patriots, two excellent organizations, have been the best teams this century, it us only natural for them to have a down year or two. Look what the Sox did this year and one can see thee Steelers turning it around next year.

  38. lp0320 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:52 PM

    @citizenstrange –

    Roethlisberger played very well – the first fumble was on him, but his INTs were on his receivers running wrong routes! Dropped passes! For all of you haters out there, when Phil Simms says there are a lot of problems in Pittsburgh, but their QB isn’t one of them, I’d say he’s right on the mark. Because he’s never been a fan of Ben’s.

    The absolute worst line in the NFL – how many times can one QB get sacked? 400+ yards – 31 pts? Good numbers. Too bad the defense didn’t show up. What I saw from the defense was a lack of heart.

    I am a die hard Steelers fan, but while I support and will root them on, week after week, it’s time to get rid of Colbert, Tomlin and Haley. The drafting has been horrible and the coaching has been awful.

  39. pitpenguinsrulez says: Nov 3, 2013 8:53 PM

    What a royal joke are we! Seriously this whole team needs imploded in the worst way…but oh wait Art Rooney II won’t do that because this is the team he WANTED!!!

    Will he fire the AllState Mayhem Guy Todd Haley? I doubt it!

    Will he fire the Rooney Rule guy? Nope

    Will he deplete this team of even more skill? I’m pretty sure he will!

    …But while the Steelers suck, we still have the Penguins who don’t disappoint!

  40. TheWizard says: Nov 3, 2013 8:53 PM

    Here’s how many Superbowls the Patriots* have won since Spygate :

    Enjoy the game?

  41. tigerlilac says: Nov 3, 2013 8:54 PM

    Who was the Steelers player in the grey sweats that Brady was talking to for an extended period after the gamer?

  42. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Nov 3, 2013 8:56 PM

    Gods team really took it on the chin today.

  43. legeisyaj says: Nov 3, 2013 8:59 PM

    Wow…..this guys is way off base. And full of class, huh?

    —————————————–
    patsfansknowitall | Nov 3, 2013, 8:36 PM EST
    New England –
    Typical classless running up the score
    Classless team
    Classless coach
    Classless fans
    Classless city
    Classless area of the country

  44. jmblosser82 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:59 PM

    Patriotinvadion, first Grats on your teams win. Second, you can not deny your team has been in one if the softest divisions since Brady took over. It doesn’t matter that the team went 16-0 in the regular season, they lost the SB. The goal in every NFL season is to win the SB not go 16-0. It sucks that my team is 2-6, but 2-1 in the SB the last 10 years make it sting less.

    The steelers pass defense gets a boost due to almost always playing from behind and the other team running, which they can’t stop.

  45. lp0320 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:00 PM

    One more thing – Tom Brady proved that he is the best in the league. He is the reason their offense is great.

    Their defense gave up a lot of points to a team that is mediocre at best this year.

  46. melikefootball says: Nov 3, 2013 9:02 PM

    Well if nothing else this game allows all the Steeler haters to get it all off their chests.

  47. RE LEE says: Nov 3, 2013 9:04 PM

    Steelers fans please have patience with your team. The pats is having a tough time with myriads of problems but they are trying their best to just play well. Support your team all the way. Sure we yell in front of the t.v. when the pats stinks but in the end we still remain hopeful because we love our team. I’m sure you feel the same about the steelers. No matter what, they are still the steelers. I’m a pats fan but I deeply respect the steelers. They are winners. It’s in their genes, so to speak.

  48. brazzz01 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:07 PM

    Super Bowl Championships the Steelers have won when they’re not cheating with PEDs or getting help from the refs:

  49. mikemaric says: Nov 3, 2013 9:08 PM

    On offense Steelers don’t show good tempo. Even when they were in “hurry up” mode Ben stands there and stares at the defense until there are 3 seconds left on the play clock.

    On the other side of the ball they can’t stop the run and get killed by play action.

    They need to draft splash players. Guys that can change games and build around them. That may take some time…….unfortunately.

  50. brazzz01 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:11 PM

    Why can’t the Steelers win a Super Bowl championship without PED cheating or paying off the refs?

  51. derekgorgonstar says: Nov 3, 2013 9:11 PM

    Whaaaaaaaaaaat?

    But I keep hearing about “Steeler football”.

    At least they still have 5 1/2 Super Bowl wins.

  52. Deb says: Nov 3, 2013 9:13 PM

    Again … congratulations to the Patriots on the win. The Pats did what they do–played consistently for 60 minutes. Pittsburgh is inconsistent and undisciplined. In a 60 Minutes profile airing after the game, Bama Coach Nick Saban said that when you focus on discipline and create a culture of guys who are driven, the perfectionists don’t want to be around people who are mediocre. Pittsburgh players once had that attitude. But for whatever reason, that attitude is now lacking.

  53. brazzz01 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:14 PM

    At least they still have 5 1/2 Super Bowl wins.
    —————–
    Actually it’s zero. As someone with integrity and respect for the game I just can’t count championships* won as a direct and proven result of cheating (illegal PEDs) or paid off officiating.

  54. steel2372 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:17 PM

    Congrats to the Patriots on the win. It was really nice to see the old lions play well for a few plays. Father time has finally caught up them. It is time to rebuild and go for 7!

  55. brazzz01 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:19 PM

    Tebow beating the so-called “#1 defense” in the playoffs was foreshadowing of what was to come.

    They are old and slow. Sure they were the “#1 defense” in yardage a couple years ago but the stats also showed they couldn’t make big plays (close to last in the league in turnovers) and couldn’t make big stops (ditto for sacks). Those are two gigantic red flags. Typical of an old and slow defense that is in need of an overhaul and what has happened since should surprise nobody.

    As for the offense, Ben’s years are being wasted behind that joke of an OL. Also in need of an overhaul.

  56. lp0320 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:20 PM

    To RE LEE – thanks. I’ll will always watch and cheer for the Steelers. While I can be disgusted with the play, my loyalty remains steadfast.

    Hate all the trolls on these threads. Even the Steeler trolls. Every team goes through a rough periods, hopefully the team will make the necessary changes.

    Good luck to the Pats the rest of the way.

  57. brazzz01 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:21 PM

    And to add to my post above… they got that #1 ranking by playing 8 games against teams ranked in the bottom 10 in the NFL in passing and just one team int he top 10.

    Not hard to be #1 in yardage if you played hardly any opponents worth talking about.

  58. alskdh says: Nov 3, 2013 9:30 PM

    I figured they would be 7-2 heading into the bye this week.
    But if you told me the two losses would come from the Bungals and the Jest, I would lol.

    Denver will be a tough game but honesty I don’t see them losing again this year. However the 2 loses could prove to be difficult with KC and Denver in the mix in January.

  59. lucasbabe1978 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:31 PM

    As a huge Steelers fan, I can take my hits with a losing season, a great decade every team has that kind of year, patriots will also have a year like that when they lose Brady, but you bengals fans have won nothing so if you wanna talk smack with the steelers and patriots, win something first

  60. alskdh says: Nov 3, 2013 9:33 PM

    “strokinmyego says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:27 PM
    The NFL had their chances to beat the Patriots while they were down, now I’m afraid it’s too late. With Gronk and Amendola healthy along with an emerging Dobson the Patriots offense is looking as explosive as ever. Keep in mind that going into this game the Steelers were second in the NFL against the pass.”

    This is the same as 2010, when they dropped moss and had a ‘rebuilding’ year with new TEs and new receiving core. Rebuilding in NE usually occurs mid season where as the rest of the AFC teams take years to even compete.

  61. j0esixpack says: Nov 3, 2013 9:36 PM

    I can’t believe some of the “running up the score” comments I see around

    The Patriots play the full 60 minutes whether they’re ahead or behind.

    And when they’re behind that type of hard consistency pays off

  62. johnteedee says: Nov 3, 2013 9:42 PM

    Response to:

    z06vision says: Nov 3, 2013 8:17 PM

    It is time……..to clean house on the offense and defense. There is little heart and fire left on the team in general. We got exposed tonight and hopefully the rooneys will take notice and start planning for the future. It happens to all of the great teams, father time has caught us.

    AGREED BUT—-I think a total house cleaning including coaches and high priced players. Get rid of the cap, bite the bullet and go into a real rebuilding era. This patchwork stuff will keep us at the bottom forever!

  63. realitycheckbaby says: Nov 3, 2013 9:42 PM

    Deb says: Nov 3, 2013 9:31 PM

    TheWizard says:

    Steelers will go through 20+ years of being terrible.

    Probably more like 2, which is why it’s important to kick them when they’re down.

    Things change fast in this league.
    —————————————————
    Thanks for actually making me laugh about all this.

    Hope you’re right that it’s only two instead of five or six. That will depend on how well Art II responds to challenges.
    ================================

    On a clock, QB’s at about 6pm; and that’s generous.

    Team has squandered all the draft picks.

    Very little talent.

    Questionable coach.

    Questionable GM.

    Questionable ownership.

    What isn’t questionable? City is a dump.

    Have fun with your memories.

  64. jmblosser82 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:43 PM

    Alskdh, you do realize that the patriots were fairly bad till the late 90′s. They’ve had a great run but it will come to a true rebuilding mode soon. They find ways to win but Brady is no longer a spring chicken.

  65. bensstinkyfingers says: Nov 3, 2013 9:49 PM

    Do they still waive those silly yellow towels, at home games. They need to bring those out because this team really is Terrible. Assuming the stands are half empty at 3 Rivers of Sadness Stadium. three rivers formed by the tears of steelers fans. Just think about those 6 Lombardis for the next decade, it will help ease the pain of being AFC North bottomfeeders.

  66. TheWizard says: Nov 3, 2013 9:50 PM

    It doesn’t matter that the team went 16-0 in the regular season, they lost the SB

    If your team has to win the Super Bowl for you to think they had a successful year, you’re in for a lot of disappointment.

    I think the 16-0 season was pretty cool, and I’m thankful I got to watch every game that year.

  67. mborz says: Nov 3, 2013 9:58 PM

    @j0esixpack: There’s currently only one “running up the score” comment here, and it’s from an obvious patriots troll (look at their user name).

  68. realitycheckbaby says: Nov 3, 2013 9:58 PM

    TheWizard says: Nov 3, 2013 9:50 PM

    It doesn’t matter that the team went 16-0 in the regular season, they lost the SB

    If your team has to win the Super Bowl for you to think they had a successful year, you’re in for a lot of disappointment.

    I think the 16-0 season was pretty cool, and I’m thankful I got to watch every game that year.
    =========================

    Including the SB!

    ha ha ha ha ha

  69. realitycheckbaby says: Nov 3, 2013 10:01 PM

    bensstinkyfingers says: Nov 3, 2013 9:49 PM

    Do they still waive those silly yellow towels, at home games. They need to bring those out because this team really is Terrible. Assuming the stands are half empty at 3 Rivers of Sadness Stadium. three rivers formed by the tears of steelers fans. Just think about those 6 Lombardis for the next decade, it will help ease the pain of being AFC North bottomfeeders.
    ============================

    Just like their baseball team.

    HGH & Roids have masked how bad they’ve been for years.

  70. thenyolive says: Nov 3, 2013 10:03 PM

    pitpenguinsrulez says:
    “Will he fire the AllState Mayhem Guy _______? I doubt it!”

    Awesome fan reaction there. Love it. Great line.

  71. junglerat524 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:09 PM

    BURN IT DOWN !!!!!

  72. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 3, 2013 10:11 PM

    Good thing for the Patriots the only thing worse today than their D was the Steelers D. Actually, check that, forgot about the Ravens O.

  73. atxpatfan says: Nov 3, 2013 10:12 PM

    Offense finally fired on all cylinders today…Brady looked like…well…Brady.

    But man, those injuries keep piling up. Gregory, Ninkovich, Dennard, Collie.

    Ninkovich is apparently ok. Hopefully, the others plus Talib and Vereen (remember him?) are back after the Bye.

  74. dac458 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:12 PM

    What a surprise logicalvoicesays posts the same comment again on a Pats article. Keeping it consistent for sure. To bad your argument holds no weight.

    Never a surprise logicalvoice. Can’t wait for the next comment. Got a good guess what it might read.

  75. atxpatfan says: Nov 3, 2013 10:14 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Nov 3, 2013 8:16 PM

    Here’s how many Superbowls the Patriots* have won since Spygate :

    ——————————————————-

    Geez…obsessed much? LOL…

    Do you ever miss Patriots post?

    Funny stuff…

  76. winorlose6burgh says: Nov 3, 2013 10:22 PM

    I wonder were they had the cameras this too!!!

  77. winorlose6burgh says: Nov 3, 2013 10:22 PM

    Time**

  78. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 3, 2013 10:23 PM

    I apologize, Bobzilla, you were so clearly right all along.

    Ben does NOTHING for this team. The defense does it all, wins it all. Those 4 TDs he put up tonight? Just the sign of a pedestrian QB who averages a pedestrian 20 TDs a year. Those 400 yards passing? Not enough — why he had no business putting up anything less than 800 yards to be considered carrying his weight!

    Meanwhile, the “#1 defense” did its best to carry the team, but again, just how long can you hold on when your offense puts up a measly 31 points? This season is CLEARLY all on Ben, and you are so right Bob!

  79. crewdawg says: Nov 3, 2013 10:26 PM

    Tebow shattered the steelers swag. Might never be the same again.

  80. ironmd778 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:28 PM

    Running up the score?? Lol. Did you losers even watch the game?

  81. dac458 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:33 PM

    atxpatfan he posts(logical voice says) the same comment on any patriot board. He sits in his parents basement waiting for the next article.

    Headline: Pats have a bye week look to get back key players. In comes logicalvoicesays, “How many SB’s have they won since spygate”.

    Can bet he gets his comment in the first 5 spots. Going to be a boring week for logical voice with the pats bye, but I’m sure he’ll remind us once again here soon,

  82. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 3, 2013 10:38 PM

    I don’t quite know how to say this Troy, but you and I are through! You too Clark.

  83. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 3, 2013 10:44 PM

    dac458, I agree that it is annoying and childish for logicalvoice to post the same comment over and over, every time. It’s not that it’s inaccurate though, just too repetitious.

  84. aljack88 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:48 PM

    pitpenguinsrulez says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:53 PM
    …But while the Steelers suck, we still have the Penguins who don’t disappoint!
    —————————————————-
    Last year’s playoffs?

    Boston Strong!

  85. aljack88 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:58 PM

    patsfansknowitall | Nov 3, 2013, 8:36 PM EST
    New England –
    Classless city
    Classless area of the country
    —————————————————

    If you or a family member or a close friend ever becomes ill with a very serious life threatning illness, some of the world’s finest medical facilities that are located in Boston will still welcome you and do their best to find a cure.

  86. Deb says: Nov 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    I love my Steelers and will always love my Steelers, win or lose. I love my mother, too. But I’d tell her if she had spinach in her teeth. That’s why I comment on the Steelers’ missteps. I love them enough to want them to be their best.

  87. brazzz01 says: Nov 3, 2013 11:24 PM

    “Here’s Tebow…Got him at the 40! It’s Thomas at the 50! Stiff arm got him free to the 30. To the 20, Thomas to the 10…Denver’s GOING ON TO NEW ENGLAND! THEY WIN IT ON THE FIRST PLAY OF OVERTIME!”

    — the very moment in time where the Steeler organization jumped the shark.

    That’s ok, all is not lost. Maybe by 2023 the Steelers will be a good team again.

    Maybe.

  88. brazzz01 says: Nov 3, 2013 11:29 PM

    I wonder were they had the cameras

    I’m sure they had them in plain view. I can’t blame them. I mean who wouldn’t want to video tape a historical beatdown like that and watch it later when they feel like a good laugh?

  89. golforepar says: Nov 4, 2013 12:04 AM

    Typical Pats running up the score! If you do it to them they will have a fit!

  90. zigsmart says: Nov 4, 2013 12:07 AM

    It amazes me how much butt hurt Steelers fans sound like Yankees fans. “6″ or “28″ = ZERO today. Choke on your trophies jerkoffs because it’s going to be another generation before you get another one!

  91. steelchampions says: Nov 4, 2013 12:42 AM

    It’s looking more and more like the Steelers need (and likely will) do some more house-cleaning at season’s end. Can’t see Haley coming back; the defense needs a complete overhaul that should include both players and possibly coaches.

    To give up 28 points in the fourth quarter(!?) is beyond pathetic and the entire defense should have to find there own ride home. I don’t care how ‘old’ they’re labled. Did they forget how to tackle or play pass-coverage? This team’s ineptitude is staggering and almost beyond description. The offense starts find some sort of life and the defense decides to fall apart. Sickening.

  92. patpatriot7 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:49 AM

    And don’t forget Boston has some excellent psychologists and psychiatrists that can help YOU, as well as aljack88, crown of the helmet, Pat’sfansknowitall and logicalvoice. With post names such as Pat’s fans know it all and logical voice and the nonsense that they write, they are in need of IMMEDIATE help. Surely that cast of characters could star in a remake of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”.

  93. 1historian says: Nov 4, 2013 7:11 AM

    If you are coming on line with a haters piece you should at least state your allegiance to a particular team prior to doing so. Otherwise you will be ignored – at best.

    I am a Pats fan.

    To me one of the aspects of yesterday’s game is this – Belichik is as ruthless as anyone when it comes to roster turnover. That is one of the main reasons why the Patriots year after year are up there. On the first day of the season there at least 10 rookies – draftees and free agents – on their 53 man roster, and that’s about average for them.

    As for the clown who described us New Englanders as classless, if that means that he never comes around, that’s a price I’m more than willing to pay, and I’m pretty sure my fellow New Englanders share my opinion.

    I live in Maine on a dirt road in the woods in a house I built about 8 years ago and I have yet to take the keys out of the car at night, I have yet to worry about locking the house when I go away for a few days. It’s just not an issue.

    Question – when’s the last time you stepped outside to take a leak? Me – 5 minutes ago.

    Have a nice day, and stay away.

    That’s a nice rhyme methinks.

  94. 1mommicked1 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:28 AM

    it was a team decimated by injuries with just a bunch of young backups trying to make a showing for themselves…..o wait that was the patriots. the difference in this game? one team has a great coach/staff the other team is the steelers

  95. holeinone09 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:58 AM

    Congrats to the Pats, they beat us fair and square. Tough to stop arguably one of the best QBs of all time in Brady. When he has a running game going, they will be tough to beat.

    This loss was entirely on the Steelers defense. They were horrible yesterday. One of the worst performances I can recall seeing in my entire life of watching Steeler games. You can make some excuses for Brady getting his yards, but giving up 200 yards rushing? The DBs were horrible. Gay, Taylor, Thomas, Clark were invisible. Woodley continues to do nothing considering his monster contract. Frankly, the only defensive player that seemed to have any fire was Heyward.

    I am completely amazed that anyone would blame this loss on Ben, yet at least citizenstrange did. Yes, he gave up an early fumble, but he sucked it up and overcame it, and his picks were likely not his fault. If it wasn’t for Ben the Steelers would have lost 75-0 yesterday. He put up 4 TDs and 31 points! How can anyone expect to have a shred of credibility in making comments when they come out and say Ben lost the game and not speak of any other team issues? The defense gave up 55 points! When did Ben play defense yesterday? Get your heads out of your rear end and get over your obsession with Ben.

    It is time for the team to evaluate the quality of drafting, which was the cornerstone of their success in the 70′s. Colbert, Haley and a few other coaches may have to be let go. And Tomlin needs to be held accountable for some of the decisions that are being made that are questionable.

    Yet, I will be watching and cheering them on, no matter what.

  96. karla36 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:59 AM

    It’s a great day in the ‘Burgh…Browns win, Stillers lose!!

  97. southcarolinamike says: Nov 4, 2013 8:16 AM

    Ampats…,
    Don’t fall for the trick of pointing to yards and stats that don’t matter to make your point. 400 yards or not, Ben stunk yesterday. Let’s talk about the only stat that matters.

    The #1 indicator of success or failure in the NFL is turnovers. The Steelers were -2 in turnovers yesterday. That margin gives them a 16-17% chance of winning the game.

    Where did the turnovers come from? No need to hold everyone in suspense. Ben had three himself. Two ints and one fumble. 400 yards or not, the guy is a liability. The Steelers are always playing from behind chasing the points he gives up. It was a cute thing ten years ago, but watching the same rerun over and over again has grown old. He has become a caricature of himself. When he isn’t bumbling around the backfield taking 12 yard sacks, he is throwing laughable passes that get intercepted.

    Yards passing as evidence of greatness is like saying a defense is great because of the points they don’t allow or yards they don’t allow. Those stats point to the “good”, but not the “great”. The real stat is turnovers. It’s been a while since the Steelers have had a great defense. The Steelers defense is designed to force punts, not turnovers. It’s old style football and doesn’t work in 2013. They are running an outdated scheme designed and executed by a 76 year old coach. Time for a change at defensive coordinator.

    The name of the game is points off of turnovers.

  98. quittsburghstoolers says: Nov 4, 2013 9:36 AM

    “Patriots leave Steelers in the dust”

    —————————————————–

    There’s just a few words I’d like to say over
    the rotting “corpse” that is more commonly
    known as the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers’ season:

    “Ashes-to-ashes… dust-to-dust…”

  99. nyjetsfan08 says: Nov 4, 2013 9:37 AM

    It’s amazing and scary how many TDs and yards are put up by QBs each and every week. I don’t want this game to turn into Arena Football. How about the NFL enact some defensive rules to bring these numbers back to earth?

    I mean, no one is talking how the Patriots gave up 400 yards through the air. They have lost players on both sides of the ball throughout this season, we know that. We know about their nose tackle. Talib wasn’t playing yesterday. But guess what? Everyone has injuries. If the Pats want to make a serious run, they will need to not give up 400+ yards.

  100. holeinone09 says: Nov 4, 2013 9:59 AM

    scmike, your analysis of turnovers specifically in yesterday’s game doesn’t hold water. How many points did the Pats get after the turnovers? And how many points did the Steelers score after Pat turnovers? More importantly, how many yards and scores did the Pats get yesterday that had nothing to do with Steeler turnovers? Right.

    And you say Ben “stunk” yesterday? He made mistakes but did you even watch the game? He threw for 4 TDs and kept them in the game. Yet, Ben “stunk”? Really?

    You say the Steeler defense is designed to force punts? Tell me, how did that work yesterday? They gave up over 600 yards.

    But yet as you say, Ben “stunk”. I guess the Steeler defense played awesome, huh?

  101. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 4, 2013 10:21 AM

    Also, someone really ought to have a sitdown with SuperBen and tell him that it’s OK to actually, you know, score points in the first halves of games…

  102. CKL says: Nov 4, 2013 10:25 AM

    Deb says:
    Nov 3, 2013 9:13 PM
    Again … congratulations to the Patriots on the win. The Pats did what they do–played consistently for 60 minutes.
    _________________________________
    Deb
    Yesterday may be the only game of the year where the Pats actually DID play pretty consistenly for all 60 minutes. Usually this year they play one great half and one crap one (like last Sunday), or three good quarters and one bad one, etc.

    Also Cotchery is still a PITA to the Pats D since his NYJ days. Get well soon Talib, because Arrington is two different players: good at slot corner, below average outside.

  103. citizenstrange says: Nov 4, 2013 10:30 AM

    jmblosser82 says:Nov 3, 2013 8:24 PM

    Citizenstrange, how is it Ben’s fault the defense gave up 55 points and 610 yards?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Big Bum fumbled on the VERY FIRST DRIVE ….. as in the fifth play of the game.

    Big Bum added an interception that made two turnovers in the first quarter ….. I repeat ….. two turnovers in the first quarter. The interception came after the Steeeler defense had made a goal line stand and stopped the Patriots at the one. So on the very first play after that Big Bum heaves an up for grabs so poorly thrown it looked like a punt coming down interception. Now, just to compare the two quarterbacks, on HIS very first play after that Brady threw a 34 yard TD. Anybody who ever wants to compare Big Bum to Brady need only look at those two consecutive plays.

    Big Bum then added another interception just for fun and to drive it up to three single-handed turnovers. You cannot just keep giving Brady and the Pats offense extra possesions on turnovers. Do you seriously not get this? Do you seriously not think that contributes to all the Patriots points and yardage?

    Big Bum gets beat by the likes of Locker and Cassel and Pryor — and of course by Tebow in the playoffs —- but when he plays against a good quarterback it is a guaranteed 20 point blowout loss.

    Will Big Bum EVER get another win when the Steeler defense gives up over 17 points. It has been two years and counting.

  104. holeinone09 says: Nov 4, 2013 10:32 AM

    bobz, I guess you think it’s OK for the defense to give up over 600 yards and 55 points. For weeks you talk about the lack of scoring, now you are focused on scoring in a half. LOL. Didn’t the Steelers actually tie the game in second half yesterday? Your obsession to criticize Ben no matter what he does or does not do is only dwarfed by your refusal to admit the Steelers have other bigger problems than Ben’s mistakes. SOS by you.

  105. dapollock69 says: Nov 4, 2013 10:32 AM

    But…. Did Philbin order the code red?

  106. holeinone09 says: Nov 4, 2013 10:37 AM

    citizenstrange still didn’t answer either my or jmblosser82′s questions, so what else is new? He is pretty good at avoiding the real issues. I guess switching between his cs and bobz ID’s keeps him busy. And, I was not aware that Ben played on defense yesterday! Ben just gave up too many rushing and passing yards yesterday when he was playing defense. Meanwhile, the other Steeler DBs, LBs and DLs did a masterful job of holding the Pats offense to minimal yards!

  107. cursedvikings1998 says: Nov 4, 2013 11:05 AM

    The Steelers are not God’s team anymore. Mainly this has to do with Ben Worthlessburger. You know why.

  108. southcarolinamike says: Nov 4, 2013 11:10 AM

    holeinone09,

    You obviously didn’t get my point. I’ll try again.

    Again and again, Ben’s turnovers are instrumental in the opponents getting the upper hand on the team. It is a trend that has been going on for a while and is getting worse, not better. I don’t care how many yards a QB throws for, if he is turnover prone, he is no help to his team. Remember Jeff George?

    Turnovers aren’t just “mistakes”. Creating turnovers is critical to winning or losing. The statistics are too great to deny. In the course of a football game, a turnover is a catastrophic event for the team giving the ball away as it not only can create points for the other team, it can kill field position, time of possession, kills momentum, if you are losing, it can reduce the amount of time you have to come from behind, etc. Turnovers are a killer. There is little difference between a turnover and getting a punt/FG blocked. All three are catastrophic events, not “mistakes”. More points are scored by a pick 6 or fumble recover run back for a TD annually than blocked punts/FGs. Yes, they are catastrophic events and not mistakes.

    I’ll take the Ben that won two games with less than 300 yards passing rather than the two games he passed for 400+ yards this year and lost. The 300 yard Ben is much better.

  109. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 4, 2013 11:18 AM

    Steelers have 99 problems but big Ben ain’t 1

  110. Deb says: Nov 4, 2013 12:20 PM

    @CKL …

    True … the Pats haven’t been as consistent as usual this year, but that scenario didn’t fit the point I was trying to make ;) Serioulsy, though, was thinking last night that Brady and BB finally seemed to have the younger players working as cohesive unit. Really thought the Pats didn’t have any shot at playoff success this year. But never underestimate what a team can do when the quarterback puts in the amount of study and prep Brady does. The guy is the role model for the adage about success being 99 percent perspiration. Looking forward to seeing how they progress the rest of the season.

    Yes, I love Cotchery and commented on another thread about how nice it was to finally see the Steelers making good use of his talents.

  111. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 4, 2013 12:33 PM

    holeinone:
    New England’s defense gave up 400 yards passing and 31 points. What did Brady do about it? He scored early and often, threw 4 TD passes, had zero turnovers and led his offense to 55 points. That’s what elite QBs do. They find a way.
    All I’ve been hearing and seeing from Big Ben Apologists the past 10 seasons (until now, that is) that it’s not about the stats, it’s all about the W’s. The Steelers are 3-9 in Roethlisberger’s past 12 starts, and the team is 4-11 in their past 15 games.
    Let’s stop pretending that the defense has been responsible for each and every loss the past 12 or 15 games. Hey, the defense is a sieve. I can not and will not dispute that. I get it.
    But the cold, hard fact is that Roethlisberger and his groupies are finding out what life is like without a top-5 defense.
    How’s that working out?

  112. gisellichek says: Nov 4, 2013 1:19 PM

    I have a great respect for the Steelers organization and I am sure things will be set straight there soon enough… just not his season … I think the AFC in general is less of a conference without a strong Steeler team. This beating ( *I was there) is nothing in the big picture that is the 2013 season… and given the way the Patriots go about there business the rest of season will determine any smack I will lay down on this website…but not this day.

    To the haters: 7-2 … and counting…

  113. CKL says: Nov 4, 2013 1:22 PM

    @ Bobzilla,
    That’s one thing I love about this year’s Pats team…it’s the most complete team they’ve had in years. Most of us Pats fans know that TB hasn’t been his usual self this year for his own performance, even adjusting for new receivers, etc. The last team I rooted for where TB could have 116 passing yards and the Pats won more often than not is probably in 06. You know, when they had a truly bad WR corps and…a pretty good defense. And the run game is much better this year than it was in 06.
    ____________________

    Deb says:
    Nov 4, 2013 12:20 PM
    @CKL …

    True … the Pats haven’t been as consistent as usual this year, but that scenario didn’t fit the point I was trying to make ;) Serioulsy, though, was thinking last night that Brady and BB finally seemed to have the younger players working as cohesive unit. Really thought the Pats didn’t have any shot at playoff success this year. But never underestimate what a team can do when the quarterback puts in the amount of study and prep Brady does. The guy is the role model for the adage about success being 99 percent perspiration. Looking forward to seeing how they progress the rest of the season.

    Yes, I love Cotchery and commented on another thread about how nice it was to finally see the Steelers making good use of his talents.
    ______________________________
    I have to holla @ the Pats young receivers also. It was reported that they are meeting with TB every Tues on their off day and going over film. Dobson in particular said a few days ago that he feels like he’s making progress because he’s reading defenses the same way TB does most of the time.

  114. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 4, 2013 2:04 PM

    bobzilla1001 says:
    Nov 4, 2013 10:21 AM
    Also, someone really ought to have a sitdown with SuperBen and tell him that it’s OK to actually, you know, score points in the first halves of games…
    ——————————————-

    Like I said, Bob, you’re so right! I mean, he really should’ve led the team to 31 points in the first half ALONE to be considered carrying his weight. The poor defense its usual job carrying the team, but c’mon, I mean how many times can they continue to shine like this?

    you too know it all, southcarolinamike. I mean, how DARE Ben throw interceptions! Especially on that second pick when he threw to a spot where the WR was supposed to be, but never showed up. And how DARE Ben drop his own perfect pass he put right in between Sanders’s numbers, when the score was 24-24 and the Steelers had the momentum driving up the field! It’s time we expected Ben to CATCH the passes he throws too!

    And the offensive line? As usual they were a brick wall of protection. Ben’s GOT to learn to block for himself too. Man that guy is such a slacker.

  115. Deb says: Nov 4, 2013 3:05 PM

    Can’t believe football fans are actually posting on PFT about the Patriots running up the score. These are professional athletes, not college kids. They’re the best of the best and paid millions of dollars for their talents. If they don’t want the offense to score, they need to stop them. I don’t like high-scoring games because I enjoy watching defensive football. Heaven knows I didn’t see much to brag about in this game. Should the offense have just laid down because the defense wasn’t prepared?

  116. southcarolinamike says: Nov 4, 2013 4:22 PM

    ampat…,
    I’m a huge Ben fan, but he is hurting the team. The statistics on turnovers translating to losing in the NFL are indisputable and were collected over a ten year period. If Ben has one less turnover, they are still -1 on the day, which equals a 36% chance of winning a game.

    I don’t hate Ben. In fact, I give him much more credit for the Steelers past success than some on this board are willing.

    Do other players make mistakes?….Yes. Does that excuse the fact that Ben has turned into a turnover machine?…No. He needs to get this problem corrected if he can. If not, the Steelers need to part ways with him.

  117. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 4, 2013 5:17 PM

    I hear you, mike. Nothing wrong with a little OBJECTIVE criticism. There’s plenty of blame to go around for what happened. Roethlisberger was careless causing the fumble, and the first pick off the Flacco jump-ball special was all on him. The second interception however was on the receiver for not being where he was supposed to be. Ben also had Bell on the linebacker and should’ve hit him for the TD. That cost a few points. I don’t argue with you the QB was far from perfect.

    Bobzilla, on the other hand, is actually whipping out the “but a real franchise QB would overcome” in game where the defense allowed 55 points. Are you KIDDING? If you think Manning, Brees or Rodgers does any better, or if you think Brady overcomes 55 points from the other side, you’re more off the deep end than I thought.

    I understand the grousing when the offense puts up 10 points. But 30+ points should get you the win in most cases. Ben’s goofs or not, the bottom line is the Steelers scored enough to win. Period.

  118. Deb says: Nov 4, 2013 5:33 PM

    @ampatsisahypocrite …

    Plenty of blame to go around. The defense is a ghost of what it was. LeBeau hasn’t suddenly forgotten how to coach, so that’s all about talent–or the lack of it. Age has caught up with veterans and new guys aren’t living up to their promise.

    But it’s the same for Ben. Age has caught up to him as well. As a younger player, he was able to make things happen when the pocket collapsed. If he couldn’t read the defense, he could extend the play until an opportunity presented itself. But time has taken its toll. He always made a lot of turnovers, but the defense kept other teams from capitalizing on them to the degree they’re doing now. Without the defense to keep other teams from scoring, we’re winding up in holes we can’t overcome.

    Ben only knows one way to play the game–and it’s not a way works for him as he gets older and slower. It doesn’t make me happy to say so, but unless he dramatically changes his playing style, I don’t see a solution.

  119. lp0320 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:04 PM

    Like I said earlier, that fumble was all on Ben, maybe the first INT, but the subsequent INTs were on the receivers running the wrong route. Let’s also take a look at the coverage by New England. The receivers couldn’t find a way to get open. He put up 31 points w/400+ yards.

    Also – his ability to make things happen still exists when the pocket continuously collapses with a substandard offensive line. He also showed much better judgment yesterday getting rid of the ball before getting sacked. Let’s face it, it would have been better for us not to have matched New England’s offer and we could have gotten a better draft pick for Sanders. As a veteran, you would think he would know the playbook better.

    I look no further than the play calling by Todd Haley – he has to go . . . I believe that Ben has three to four good years left and the potential to help develop his successor, if and only if, he’s afforded halfway decent protection.

  120. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:11 PM

    ampat:
    A “real franchise quarterback” DID overcome: Brady walked off the field the winner on a day when his defense allowed the 28th scoring offense to score 31 points. Brady accomplished this against a defense that was ranked 11th in scoring.
    Why do you insist upon pretending that yesterday’s 4-TD passing performance by Roethlisberger was typical?
    Roethlisberger has thrown 12 TD passes and has committed 14 turnovers in eight games this season. The vast majority of his TD passes have occurred in “garbage time” losses. Meanwhile, each of his turnovers have been significant and meaningful.
    Roethlisberger isn’t the worst QB in the league. But he is the most overrated.

  121. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:24 PM

    If Roethlisberger and his receivers aren’t on the same page and are out of sync, maybe the QB should demand that he and his receivers spend their free time working together, to iron out the their problems.
    That’s what Brady does with his receivers.
    That’s Peyton Manning does with his receivers.
    That’s what Rodgers does with his receivers.
    That’s what Brees does with his receivers.
    It’s a shame that “going the extra mile” has never entered the mind of a $100 million quarterback. Instead, he’d rather spend his day off during a radio show.
    Being a great QB requires some work.

  122. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 4, 2013 9:42 PM

    C’mon Bob, seriously? Brady had to “overcome” 31 points, Ben would have had to “overcome” by scoring 56 or more. As usual you set up a nice double standard to slam Ben. Your bias is simply illogical and outrageous.

    AGAIN — Brady doesn’t win either if the score is flipped. And you know it. As usual you let the defense off the hook, even though AGAIN they let the team down when the offense overcomes a big deficit. Just like against Chicago when the defense couldn’t stop Cutler on that big third down play.

    The game in fact flipped when Manny Sanders dropped a PERFECT pass down the sideline. at 24 all, the Steelers had the momentum. After that play, they didn’t. Should the franchise QB have “overcome” a receiver dropping a perfect pass Bob? And funny how you conveniently ignore plays like that one.

    Deb: I hear your points and agree. Age is a big part of things. However, a quarterback endures a slightly different aging trajectory than a safety or wide receiver. Even if Ben’s lost a step, he’s got years left, and I still see some of the old agility if not the downright straight-ahead speed. I’d still take Roethlisberger over 26 or 27 other QBs in the league.

    P.S. Bob — ever enter your mind that Ben might be contractually obligated to do that radio show? Btw Brady spends many of his days off going to fashion shows with his wife. But I guess that’s OK, because after all, his name isn’t Ben Roethlisberger.

  123. lp0320 says: Nov 4, 2013 11:08 PM

    @ampats – I couldn’t agree more with you regarding Roethlisberger. He’s not perfect, but when you are a professional and your job is to catch the ball, seems to me more often than not you should. Let’s face it, the Steelers are having a terrible year. It’s a team effort and the fault doesn’t rest on only Ben’s shoulders. Plenty of blame to go around.

    @bobzilla – let’s take a look at the lackluster effort by the defense yesterday. 30+ points scored in the 4th quarter against the Steelers defense???? seems to me that the buck should stop there.

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