Give it to me straight

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by i82much, Jan 17, 2009.

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  1. i82much

    i82much Guest

    You guys have seen both teams in the AFC Championship this year. Really tough loss to my team last week, hopefully you're looking forward to next year but still paying attention and can give me some straight analysis of this football game. What's your take? Some of you have probably seen enough of both teams to offer some real insights into this game.
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  2. rcarie

    rcarie Tac Head

    If Willie Parker stays in the game and doesn't get a cheap shot from Ed Reed, I'd say i like the steelers.... I just don't think the Ravens can pull off three in a row. I'm still not over the that fiasco of a game last week.
  3. DJB

    DJB Starter

    I personally think the Steelers are much better and the Ravens have gotten lucky as much as they have been good. There were 5 critical plays in the game last week. All went the Ravens way. 2 of those plays were good defensive plays by the Ravens...the White fumble and the Crumpler fumble. The other three were just luck for the ravens....Bironas missed field goal, Flacco lame duck into double coverage to Clayton, and the no call delay of game. You can't luck your way into a SuperBowl.
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  4. i82much

    i82much Guest

    Fair enough gents. In your view then it was luck and only luck that explains why you destroyed the Steelers and lost to the Ravens? Yes is a perfectly fair answer, although not surprisingly I would beg to differ.

    Or maybe forget about the Ravens entirely. How did you manage to destroy Pittsburgh like that? And would you be so kind as to call coach Harbaugh up and let him in on the secret?
  5. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    I think the Ravens are too beat up to handle the Steelers. Rolle, Suggs and both Raven running backs are pretty injured right? That, and the firepower of the Steelers is stronger than the Ravens.

    However, if Big Ben is pressured early and knocked on his butt a lot, which is realistic I suppose, the Ravens could win their style of game.
  6. i82much

    i82much Guest

    There is a rumor Suggs' injury is pure gamesmanship. Rolle is probably out. That's my biggest concern - Steelers go 3 wideouts and that means we've gotta have Corey Ivy on one of their 3 receivers, all of whom are at least average.

    Good news for us is I gather the Steeler's center may be out, which could bode well for Ngata/Bannan.

    I just kind of figured we'd get more props for playing you tough twice when you murdered the steelers.
  7. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    Well, the Steelers were coming off a tough stretch of games when they played us. And we were desperately needing a bounce back win after choking against the Texans. Plus we were at home.

    But I'm not really factoring in too much of the Titans vs either team. And as we both said, pressure on Roethlisburger will determine how the game goes.
  8. nate42104

    nate42104 Camp Fodder

    I bet games from time to time. I usually don't bet more than 10 games per calendar year in all sports combined. When I do, I make as many bets on the game as possible regarding what I feel the outcome will be. In this game, I feel Pittsburgh is going to blow them out - bad. I do not think Baltimore will score a point on offense. My concern is a Roethlisberger mistake, but I think the odds are small as he shines in the spotlight.

    I'm taking Pittsburgh -6 tomorrow with absolute confidence. Also betting 2x my original my Pitt-6 amount that Baltimore will score UNDER 14 points total.
  9. CRUDS

    CRUDS doodily doo ding dong doodilly doo Staff

    There is no A+B=C formula for matchup results. The Titans lost to Murphy's Law against The Ravens.

    Steelers should win this game but if the Ravens do it will not be a surprise at all.

    It is, after all, the Championship game and neither team there by losing games..
  10. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    Baltimore will do what we should have done more of, pressure the QB

    but, Pitt will do the better job of it
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