Week 12 Game Thread: Steelers vs. Browns

This never gets old.

Also: Apologies about no podcast this week — conflicting schedules are to blame — but we’ll be back next week.

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  • David

    One thing’s for sure today: if we commit 6 turnovers again, we’ll lose.

    Calig, the floor is yours…

  • Sarah

    Seriously ugly so far…..

  • calig23

    Why do they never seem to let Ben sneak for those 4th and short plays?

  • Sarah

    3rd and 1 hand off 7 yards deep. God I hate Haley.

  • Sarah

    Because Haley is an azz.

  • David

    Nitpick post: going for it at the 45 on 4th down?

    Calling timeout when they line up to punt, then they go for it?

    Now, NOT RUNNING.

  • calig23

    I love how the announcers assumed the Steelers were actually going to try and convert that 4th and 18. It was obvious it was going to be a punt by Ben; and kudos to Ben for a really nice kick, by the way.

    • Rob D

      Solomon Wilcots— moron to the stars. lol..He sucks even worse now than he did when he started in the biz Kevin Harlan is a perfect match with him. all bluster and no substance.Wilcots was desparately trying to turn the Browns D into a ‘championship caliber” one all game. By the third quarter , he had given up. You know you are under .500 when you get the D level announcers for your games.

  • calig23

    Would have been nice if Jones didn’t run out of bounds on that run.

  • Randy Steele

    …and William Gay gets to kick dirt in the faces of his critics yet again.

  • Randy Steele

    My favorite play: Rothlisberger takes a knee.

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    After today, we will be a tiebreaker away from being the 7th seed in the playoffs.

    If we win in Baltimore on Thanksgiving and beat the Dolphins, and the Bengals lose to either at San Diego or against the Colts, the Dec 15 game will be for the division lead. That’s a Sunday night game.

    Mike Wallace dropped a bomb that would have been a crazy play to keep the Dolphins ahead of us.

    • Sarah

      Oy EZ I can’t even think about those possibilities!!!
      Guess I gave up on the season awhile ago….and now that it’s not quite over….I’m scared to think about it lol!!!

    • David

      Here’s the remaining schedules:

      US: at BAL, MIA, CIN, at GB, CLE
      Raisins: PIT, MIN, at DET, NE, at CIN
      Bungels: at SD, IND, at PIT, MIN, BAL

      We have 3 division games left, the Raisins and Bungels 2. So in a way, we control our own destiny.

      Not surprising, 3 division games will be key: this week at BAL, three weeks home vs. CIN, and last game of season BAL at CIN.

  • David

    Easy, actually, CBS Sportsline is reporting that we’re the 6th seed right now:
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace

    We’re ahead of the Raisins by head to head and all other 5-6 teams by our 4-4 conf record.

    • EasyLikeSundayMorning

      Sorry David, I mis-typed. Meant a tiebreaker away from the 6th seed. And I wasn’t taking into account the tiebreakers of three or more tied teams (which may put us ahead of the Titans). But we don’t have the two-way tiebreaker with the Titans, as we lost to them head-to-head, so we don’t yet control our destiny.

  • David

    Amazing, I forgot to add. I mean, not Coach of the Year type of stuff, but just where we’ve come from since 0-4 and the thrashing at the Patsies house.

    But still, woulda coulda shoulda, those losses to TEN, OAK, and he’ll, even MIN, and we’re talking…OK I won’t go there.

  • Randy Steele

    Troy had a great game today, but does it seem as that he no longer has his Matrix-like speed, although he still has his Matrix-like mind?

    • Rob D

      Yes, he still shows bursts during a game but he picks his spots more. This is a game they can show highlights of when he enters the HOF.

  • David

    Let the Tom Brady lovefest begin. Geez, they handed the game to Denver, even after handing Denver the ball in the 1st half.
    Wait, let me correct myself: Welker’s drops and punt return handed the game to Mr. Gisele. Conspiracy theory, anyone?

  • David

    Good Lord, I can’t resist. After our wins over AFCN rivals, I like to read their newspaper coverage. If you want a good chuckle, go here and scroll down to the Twitter pic:

    http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2013/11/cleveland_browns_lose_27-11_to.html

    They couldn’t even get the banner right yesterday.

  • Eric

    Poor Browns fans:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6NJVFlHOIY

    I actually want the Browns to get good again just because their fans deserve a little happiness.

    Not good enough to beat the Steelers mind you but good enough to have a winning season. Steelers fans are losing their minds and the Steelers are basically .500. Think about the life of a Browns fan. I have a lot of respect for their masochism.