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JensK
10-22-2008, 02:44 PM
So folks! As stated in serveral other posts, its just around the cornor. Probably the most anticipated game this year. Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants collide in Pittsburgh for what could pan out as the defensive game of the year!

How do you guys think this'll pan out?

Despite the fact that both of these teams are really good defensive team, i think its going to be a pretty high scoring game. 27-21 steelers!

Steelerlyn
10-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Hoping for a Steeler win........27-24

DBR96A
10-22-2008, 02:58 PM
According to The Weather Channel, there's a high likelihood of steady, soaking rain on Saturday, and Pitt will be hosting Rutgers that day. That means the field might not be in the best condition come Sunday, even though there's only a 30-percent chance of scattered showers. Temperatures at kickoff should be around 50 degrees, but will drop into the 40s as the game wears on.

I see a low- to moderate-scoring game. I'll say 21-17 Steelers. :helmet:

steelcitysfinestXL
10-22-2008, 03:24 PM
Im going to go out on a limb here... 31-17 steelers. No, i dont think we are 14 points better than the giants (on paper). Im taking into account the body-of-work (i stole that from Tomlin) of both teams:
Our worst game, a nine point loss to PHI in which or QB and RB didnt finish. Steelers qbs were sacked like 9 times, we lost T.O.P. and amassed less than 200 yards on offense. That was still a 7 point game with 3 minutes left.

Ny's worst game: a 35-14 drumming by the Clowns. A game in where Eli looked horrible throwing 3 INT's, DA threw for 300+ all while NY was abhle to run the ball at will.

I dont expect NY play that poorly again. At the same time i dont see Jacobs,Ward and Bradshaw running all over us. If we can eliminte TO's and keep ben upright, their secondary can/will be exploited ealry and often! With Parker back, hopefully, and MeMo playin so well its gonna add another dynamic to this offense. This one could get ugly!

SteelerNC
10-22-2008, 03:27 PM
17-13 STEELERS WIN!!!!

ejsteeler
10-22-2008, 03:29 PM
I'll make it simple....Steelers win. :yellowthumb: :cope:

lloydfan4life
10-22-2008, 03:31 PM
Steelers 23 - Giants 17
:tt02::tt02::tt02:

Dean Denton
10-22-2008, 03:35 PM
With or with out Turnovers, I say its a beat down on the Giants. Sure anything can happen, but I really think the Steelers are far better than the Giants. I have already given a score, and I think it was 37-16, or something close to that. Dick wont let Eli have a the same type of game he had against us last time. I see loads of pressure coming at him, and 5-7 sacks sounds about right to me. Maybe even 2-3 fumbles. eli is good for that.

ejsteeler
10-22-2008, 03:37 PM
With or with out Turnovers, I say its a beat down on the Giants. Sure anything can happen, but I really think the Steelers are far better than the Giants. I have already given a score, and I think it was 37-16, or something close to that. Dick wont let Eli have a the same type of game he had against us last time. I see loads of pressure coming at him, and 5-7 sacks sounds about right to me. Maybe even 2-3 fumbles. eli is good for that.

:crossfingers: Hoping you're right. it would sure be sweet!! :tt02:

Troyisabeast_43
10-22-2008, 03:51 PM
The Giants have a very slow, very weak, and very exploitable set of linebackers. This unit was weak before Pierce and the weakside starter were injured. They are subject to being torched by short passes to the RBs, crossing routes to the WRs and downfield by TEs. With the exception of Pierce they can be manhandled on the ground. With a rookie starting on the weakside this week, and Pierce either out of action or limited by injury, the Steelers will be able to take advantage of these guys repeatedly. In my view, that will be in the form of many short passes early in the game, which will set up the Steelers exploitation of the Giant's secondary. I also expect a flurry of short passes early because that is the most effective way to nuetralize the Giants defensive line pressure. Those guys will get to the quarterback, there is no doubt about that, but if the quarterback has gotten rid of the ball before they get there, it doesn't matter. JT O'Sullivan holds the ball even longer than Ben does, and he paid the price against the Giants. I presume that Arians and Ben have seen enough of that game to understand that a key to victory is to get rid of the ball quickly, via short passes, in the process exploiting those weak LBs and setting up the secondary for deep balls later.

2) The Giants have no playmakers in the secondary, and that's because they are all, at best, average in coverage and not particularly instinctive or athletic. This group showed against the 49ers that they can be burnt deep, particularly after being exposed to a litany of short passes early. No player in that secondary can stay with Holmes or Washington down the field; there's no question about that. Roethlisberger will have opportunities to hit open receviers deep once the short passing game is established.

3) The Giants are a mediocre offense built almost entirely around their running game. Take the running game away, and you force the game into the subpar hands of Eli Manning, who despite having a Super Bowl ring is nothing but an ordinary QB of ordinary skill (he'd be a backup in this league if he had a different last name). This Steelers defense has absolutely no problem standing up to and thwarting a power running attack, especially one commanded by a mediocre QB, and that's exactly what they will do here. The Giants will have to abandon the run relatively early in this game, and that spells disaster for them. Burress is banged up (although I think he may be faking his neck and shoulder injuries so he has an excuse ready Sunday) and the Giants have no other receiver the Steelers have to worry about, even with McFadden out and even with Polamalu banged up. The bottom line here is that if you stop the Giants run game, you stop the Giants offense. There is no doubt the Steelers can and will stop their run game.

4) This is one case where this isn't a cliche: the Steelers crowd and the Heinz Field atmosphere is going to have Eli literally peeing his pants, especially after the Steelers start rolling. The ripple effect from their 'leader' wilting will be evident, as the Giants implode and start pointing fingers at each other and looking in disbelief at the scoreboard.

The only way the Steelers lose this game is if they turn the ball over a couple of times that give the Giants a really short field on offense. I expect that won't happen. What I do expect is that the Steelers will have 4 or 5 scoring drives in excess of 60 yards, scoring between 24 and 31 points, while the defense holds the Giants offense to a couple of field goals and perhaps a meaningless touchdown. Put that all in the mixing bowl, it comes out Steelers 28 Giants 17.

Dean Denton
10-22-2008, 03:54 PM
:crossfingers: Hoping you're right. it would sure be sweet!! :tt02:
Didn't I say the were over-rated and the Browns would kick there ***?
Either way, this wont make or break our season. Sure it would be nice to win, but wouldn't it be better to beat them in the Superbowl? I have this strange feeling its coming. Something is telling me these two teams are going to play eachother a couple times in a Superbowl, and I keep getting that feeling its this year.

Maybe its the percocet, but I just have this feeling deep in my gut that these 2 teams are set to take over the league, and face eachother in what will be the biggest and best Superbowls of all time....OK, its the percocet....lol

BlitzburghRockCity
10-22-2008, 04:56 PM
I'll make it simple....Steelers win. :yellowthumb: :cope:
That's all I saying too..LOL. I don't want to jinx us

SteelfordWexler
10-22-2008, 05:16 PM
It will be nice to have Hampton back for this one. We cant let Jacobs get rolling or Troy will have an even bigger headache after this game. That guy is a freak of nature and our biggest challenge will be to get them frustrated with the run without neutralizing our pass rush. I feel pretty good about this matchup too - but wish we didn't have so many injuries in the secondary. This game won't be decided until late - 24-17 Pittsburgh. Fantasy favorite for this game - #83 Miller gets on the board with one TD and about 10 catches.

Dean Denton
10-22-2008, 05:20 PM
Troy wont be hitting Jacobs high, trust me on that one. Jacobs could be out early the way Troy hits to the knee.
Also was anyone on this forum really going to pick the Giants to win even if you thought they would?..lol

Silverback 92
10-22-2008, 06:07 PM
www.usatoday.com only giving us 2 1/2 pts for home field against big blue sunday

Dean Denton
10-22-2008, 06:20 PM
Seems a bit low given our history at home. Wonder if they would be 14 point favorites in NY. GAY...Whatever, Now I'm pissed. Thats like a big slap in the face.

ejsteeler
10-22-2008, 06:21 PM
The Giants have a very slow, very weak, and very exploitable set of linebackers. This unit was weak before Pierce and the weakside starter were injured. They are subject to being torched by short passes to the RBs, crossing routes to the WRs and downfield by TEs. With the exception of Pierce they can be manhandled on the ground. With a rookie starting on the weakside this week, and Pierce either out of action or limited by injury, the Steelers will be able to take advantage of these guys repeatedly. In my view, that will be in the form of many short passes early in the game, which will set up the Steelers exploitation of the Giant's secondary. I also expect a flurry of short passes early because that is the most effective way to nuetralize the Giants defensive line pressure. Those guys will get to the quarterback, there is no doubt about that, but if the quarterback has gotten rid of the ball before they get there, it doesn't matter. JT O'Sullivan holds the ball even longer than Ben does, and he paid the price against the Giants. I presume that Arians and Ben have seen enough of that game to understand that a key to victory is to get rid of the ball quickly, via short passes, in the process exploiting those weak LBs and setting up the secondary for deep balls later.

2) The Giants have no playmakers in the secondary, and that's because they are all, at best, average in coverage and not particularly instinctive or athletic. This group showed against the 49ers that they can be burnt deep, particularly after being exposed to a litany of short passes early. No player in that secondary can stay with Holmes or Washington down the field; there's no question about that. Roethlisberger will have opportunities to hit open receviers deep once the short passing game is established.

3) The Giants are a mediocre offense built almost entirely around their running game. Take the running game away, and you force the game into the subpar hands of Eli Manning, who despite having a Super Bowl ring is nothing but an ordinary QB of ordinary skill (he'd be a backup in this league if he had a different last name). This Steelers defense has absolutely no problem standing up to and thwarting a power running attack, especially one commanded by a mediocre QB, and that's exactly what they will do here. The Giants will have to abandon the run relatively early in this game, and that spells disaster for them. Burress is banged up (although I think he may be faking his neck and shoulder injuries so he has an excuse ready Sunday) and the Giants have no other receiver the Steelers have to worry about, even with McFadden out and even with Polamalu banged up. The bottom line here is that if you stop the Giants run game, you stop the Giants offense. There is no doubt the Steelers can and will stop their run game.

4) This is one case where this isn't a cliche: the Steelers crowd and the Heinz Field atmosphere is going to have Eli literally peeing his pants, especially after the Steelers start rolling. The ripple effect from their 'leader' wilting will be evident, as the Giants implode and start pointing fingers at each other and looking in disbelief at the scoreboard.

The only way the Steelers lose this game is if they turn the ball over a couple of times that give the Giants a really short field on offense. I expect that won't happen. What I do expect is that the Steelers will have 4 or 5 scoring drives in excess of 60 yards, scoring between 24 and 31 points, while the defense holds the Giants offense to a couple of field goals and perhaps a meaningless touchdown. Put that all in the mixing bowl, it comes out Steelers 28 Giants 17.

:goodpost: :grin2:

Dean Denton
10-22-2008, 06:35 PM
38-16 sounds better to me. But a wins a win...: )

Silverback 92
10-22-2008, 07:03 PM
US 21
them 17

DocHolliday1989
10-22-2008, 07:29 PM
This should be a very interesting matchup for the Steelers and the Giants. I am scared to death about all the sacks the Steelers might give up to this D-Line though. I am in a lot of fantasy leagues and none of them have the Giants defense available or I would have it. I think if Ben can get the ball out quickly like he did against the Bungholes then the Steelers could have a big offensive day. I think TE Heath Miller could be a big factor in this game and the Steelers would be smart to get him the ball about 7 or 8 times a game.. the guy never misses a pass that is catchable.
My Prediction depends on the availability of Willie Parker, I think that he and Mewelde can make an awesome duo with their speed and recieving skills of Mewelde out of the backfield.
Steelers 13
Giants 10
:stirpot:

steelerschick1220
10-22-2008, 09:49 PM
I am a bit concerned about how our oline will play. The Eagles game just keeps popping into my head, lol. They have been playing better over the last couple of weeks, so I am going to say that the Steelers win 27-17.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-22-2008, 11:43 PM
poll is up on the homepage (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/), go vote :D

Ambridge
10-23-2008, 09:11 AM
We'll find out if the Steelers are for real or pretenders in this game.

They haven't beat a team with a winning record yet and the Eagles game with the offensive line issues could be a wound re-opened by the Giants.

On paper I think it's a toss-up.....the Steelers win with a Field Goal in the final minutes.

Steelers-24
Giants-21

coggsnyrnyg
10-23-2008, 09:21 AM
Giants 683, Steelers 7.

--- Added 10/23/2008 at 08:21 AM ---


There is no doubt the Steelers can and will stop their run game.You should get off the drugs.


4) This is one case where this isn't a cliche: the Steelers crowd and the Heinz Field atmosphere is going to have Eli literally peeing his pants, especially after the Steelers start rolling. The ripple effect from their 'leader' wilting will be evident, as the Giants implode and start pointing fingers at each other and looking in disbelief at the scoreboard.

Give me a break. The Giants have won 11 of their last 12 road games.

Ambridge
10-23-2008, 09:37 AM
Giants 683, Steelers 7.

--- Added 10/23/2008 at 08:21 AM ---

You should get off the drugs.

:nono:Take some of your own advice!!



Give me a break. The Giants have won 11 of their last 12 road games.


The Steelers have the NFL's #1 overall defense......#1 against the pass and #2 agaisnt the run.

Oh! BTW the Steelers have only lost 1 time at Heinz Field 9-1 going back to last season.

coggsnyrnyg
10-23-2008, 12:08 PM
The one game being the play-offs against Jacksonville. Pretty big game to lose.

ejsteeler
10-23-2008, 12:10 PM
The one game being the play-offs against Jacksonville. Pretty big game to lose.

That statement does nothing to help your case. :nono:
It is a very tough place to visit. I just don't see your guys pulling it off unless we give it to you.

JensK
10-23-2008, 12:26 PM
The one game being the play-offs against Jacksonville. Pretty big game to lose.

You loose to good teams because they are good teams, and you loose to bad teams because you fail >.> It may be a big game to loose, but Jaguars played really well, and we did make some stupid mistakes, but thats it. It shouldnt even be nessicery to defned that loose, its been done so many times.

Dean Denton
10-23-2008, 12:36 PM
Giants 683, Steelers 7.

--- Added 10/23/2008 at 08:21 AM ---

You should get off the drugs.



Give me a break. The Giants have won 11 of their last 12 road games.
The Steelers will stop the run, they always do. Their run def is always in the top three, and there is good reason for it. I'm sure Jacobs will get his, but I dont see him posting huge numbers against us. The difference in this game will be the Steelers pass protection. This is where the game will be won or lost. If your banking on your running game to be the difference maker for you, then.....good luck with that.

BlitzburghNation
10-23-2008, 01:10 PM
STEELERS 24
Giants 17

SteelersWoman
10-23-2008, 04:45 PM
Now I KNOW that was one of the Browns best games, and one of the worst ones for the Giants, but we're just as good a team as the Giants--maybe even better. But if the Brownies beat 'em, we BETTER do it! lol