Apparently, this is sort of a big game. And our quarterback has one leg.
This is your game thread.
Happy Game Day….tick.tick..tick…
Here’s hoping one good foot is all it takes.
Well, if they called it “feetball,” there would be a problem, but they don’t so it should be OK.
Wow, that’s a broken nose. No face mask grasping or intent so legal play. Hope he’s good to continue.
If that’s Tom Brady, think Ngata stays in the game?
On that 61 yard yard pass, a blitzing Troy Polamalu was stopped from getting to Flacco by a facemask foul. No call.
And two plays later the right tackle jumps about a half second early, no call, 6 yard completion causes the next play to be a first down.
Wow. The Ravens decide to start throwing punches for no reason during an extra point try. No ejections, and the only penalty? False start. Yeah, he false started his fist…
7-0 Zebras over Steelers.
I”m not normally pessimistic, but I think we are about to get blown away. Our OL is just too awful to stay in a shootout and Ben just isn’t wired for a quick release type of offense.
Punt coverage hasn’t been looking good either as evidenced by that big runback near the start of the second quarter.
The Ravens really really lucked out on that false start earlier on their fake punt because that had zero chance of working and the Steelers would have had excellent field position.
robo punter saved a TD on that punt return. he made the returner go back to the middle of the field, where there was help.
did he outpunt his coverage, or are his gunners slow as crap?
can you imagine if heinz hosted 4 HS championship games, and then we’d have to play a bad weather game there? it’d be like playing in quick sand…
Suggs and Ngata are going to have Roethlisberger’s head on a pike by the end of the half.
It sure looked like it, but the O-line play noticeably improved towards the end of the half.
The DB got there a little early against Sanders on the Steelers final drive. e looked back for the ball, but that doesn’t give him carte blanche. That play usually gets a PI call.
Suisham’s earning his pay.
The announcers apparently heard that Suggs was named defensive player of the month, because while he’s having a pretty good game, they are crediting him with pretty much every play the Ravens defense makes.
Flacco in the grasp of two defenders in the pocket throws the ball in-bounds to a part of the field with nobody within ten yards. Textbook intentional grounding. No call.
LaMarr Woodley is held allowing Flacco to scramble for a first down. The refs through the flag, but instead of the correct call, they penalize Ike Taylor for “illegal” contact which is actually legal since it takes place within 5 yards of the line.
was woodley being held on that flacco run to the goal line? (the play where ike taylor had the illegal contact)
McClain made a disgusting helmet-to-helmet hit on Miller with a clear intent to injure and gets no call.
Go STEELAS- overcomong adversity to say the least!
Impressed with how the defense is playing thru 3 quarters. No Ravens run game at all, and just 2 big McFadden breakdowns.
On first and goal from the 2, Redman gets to the 2 yard line and is pushed back to the 5 for no gain. The referees forget the existence of the forward progress rule and we get 2nd and goal at the 5.
If the Steelers can win this one, I will rank it as one of the greatest wins in recent Steelers’ memory. Pittsburgh has its fourth and fifth string tackles on the field. It has only one tight end at all–the backup tight end is Trai Essex, and he’s now playing right tackle. And hey, with 11 minutes to go, the Steelers have a chance.
Agree 100%. Epic win. I can’t wait till my 9 year old son wakes up tomorrow and I can tell him.
They did it, JJ. What a terrific effort. Pure guts. That was Pittsburgh football.
Can’t remember being so pleased with a win during the regular season.
The referees forget their sesame street. A call of illegal formation – six men on the line of scrimmage nullifies a twelve or so yard gain for first down. Replay shows seven men on the line.
So I was wrong. This game is driving me nuts. Sanders didn’t roll into the endzone and we ended up with 3 points. Now Lewis went OB when we had them backed up.
He got touched down by Ed Reed. ‘Ton Brown just didn’t notice.
McFadden makes a great play to defend against a short pass at the first down marker. The referees call PI for no good reason.
Wow, just wow. What a play by Redman and Ben.
Some amazing tackle breaking by Roethlisberger and Redman on that final drive.
Come on kick coverage team and defense!
Coverage team delivers big.
McFadden called for pass interference on a completely uncatchable throw away.
Harrison was held on second down at the minute mark. No call.
Incomplete! Hell yeah!
Gutsiest win ever
T-shirt idea: “Choke” Flacco!
Huge, gutsy, determined road win against a top notch opponent. The stuff that Super Bowl seasons are made of.
Lot’s of bad calls.
Tomlin is the man to not complain, but rather explained that we persevered despite the officiating staffs incompetence.
That man is awesome in a press conference. He’s like Dirty Harry.