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Troyisabeast_43
09-23-2010, 07:56 PM
The last 3 seasons since Mike Tomlin has taken over as the Head Coach of the Steelers they have lost a road game in September to an NFC team and all 3 times they did lose it was their first loss of the season. Here are the results to prove it. The Steelers were 3-0 in 2007 Tomlin's first season when they lost to the Cardinals in Arizona, they were 2-0 in 2008 the year they won the Super Bowl when they lost in Philadelphia to the Eagles,and they were 1-0 last season when they lost to the Bears in Chicago. So the question remains will the Mike Tomlin trend of dropping the first game of the season on the road to NFC team in September continue this Sunday in Tampa Bay? I dont think it will I just cant see the Steelers losing this game, but I will admit when I thought about this stat it made me a little more nervous about this game in Tampa then I originally was...

BlacknGoldAC
09-23-2010, 08:01 PM
Interesting. I don't think it applies this week though with the history between Coach T and the Bucs

SteelerEyeZ
09-23-2010, 08:51 PM
Great Point, and where did you get that stat from????? If you just thought about it and came up with it WOW your doing some great brainstorming, called like 5 of my steeler friends and told them this stat and they where all like OMG how did you know that, ( I credited you with it)

K Train
09-23-2010, 08:59 PM
ive noticed the struggles early against NFC teams, mostly because when they occur they dont effect our standing as much as a loss to a conference or division opponent

HUNT4SEVEN
09-23-2010, 09:23 PM
We are gonna confuse the Bucs qb like we did VY last week...end of story!

SnakeEyes43
09-23-2010, 09:24 PM
I guarantee you that if we had Troy vs the Bears we would've won that game and broken the streak then. Reed missing two FGs and Carter getting picked on is what killed us vs the Bears.

Troyisabeast_43
09-23-2010, 10:31 PM
Great Point, and where did you get that stat from????? If you just thought about it and came up with it WOW your doing some great brainstorming, called like 5 of my steeler friends and told them this stat and they where all like OMG how did you know that, ( I credited you with it)

Yes I knew about it and came up with it all by myself from just thinking back to September football the last 3 seasons. As everybody on this site knows I like to breakdown numbers and scenarios and can go on for days sometimes lol...Thanks for the compliment though glad I could get that stat out to you and your Steeler friends...

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ive noticed the struggles early against NFC teams, mostly because when they occur they dont effect our standing as much as a loss to a conference or division opponent

Well this game against Tampa is very important in my eyes because it will continue to put pressure on the Bengals to win knowing that Ben will be back after the Ravens game and it will also put an enormous amount of pressure on the Ravens coming into Heinz Field next weekend for a huge early season divisional showdown. People can say it's early all they want and that's fine but if the Steelers do win this week and go to 3-0 and then beat the Ravens next week and go to 4-0 with the tiebraker in hand and put the Ravens at 2-2 since they will probably beat the Browns this week then the Ravens chances of winning the AFC North and catching the Steelers is going to be a huge uphill climb for them. That's why this win versus Tampa is so important is because it will put an absolute ton of pressure on the Ravens to come into Heinz Field and win next Sunday...

lloydfan4life
09-23-2010, 10:36 PM
I still have the lingering effects of last years games vs. oakland, KC & cleveland swirling around in the back of my head..... This team has started off great this year, but IMO this week's 'should win' game will say alot to me. Let's hope this stat doesn't hold true this week. :crossfingers:

steelcurtaingurl
09-23-2010, 11:34 PM
The last 3 seasons since Mike Tomlin has taken over as the Head Coach of the Steelers they have lost a road game in September to an NFC team and all 3 times they did lose it was their first loss of the season. Here are the results to prove it. The Steelers were 3-0 in 2007 Tomlin's first season when they lost to the Cardinals in Arizona, they were 2-0 in 2008 the year they won the Super Bowl when they lost in Philadelphia to the Eagles,and they were 1-0 last season when they lost to the Bears in Chicago. So the question remains will the Mike Tomlin trend of dropping the first game of the season on the road to NFC team in September continue this Sunday in Tampa Bay? I dont think it will I just cant see the Steelers losing this game, but I will admit when I thought about this stat it made me a little more nervous about this game in Tampa then I originally was...

Steelers are known for blazing a path into unknown territory. They will win and break their streak.

Black@Gold Forever32
09-23-2010, 11:57 PM
The Steelers win Sunday 17-3......I just don't see this defense allowing the Bucs to generate that much offense to be a threat......I have a feeling the Panthers knock off the Bengals.....Just a hunch on my part.......I know Clausen is making his first NFL start but the Panthers running game has been quiet so far.......I think Williams and Stewart go off this week.......

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I still have the lingering effects of last years games vs. oakland, KC & cleveland swirling around in the back of my head..... This team has started off great this year, but IMO this week's 'should win' game will say alot to me. Let's hope this stat doesn't hold true this week. :crossfingers:

But the defense was without Troy and Aaron during that stretch.....The special teams were not very special either......The defense has a healthy Troy and Aaron.....Timmons is playing out of this mind and really stepped up his game....Harrison and Woodley really are unblockable right now....McFadden is an upgrade over Willie Gay......

Not to mention the special teams have been better with a TD of their own and havn't gave up any TD's.......knock on wood.....:lol:

BlitzburghRockCity
09-24-2010, 12:23 AM
I still have the lingering effects of last years games vs. oakland, KC & cleveland swirling around in the back of my head..... This team has started off great this year, but IMO this week's 'should win' game will say alot to me. Let's hope this stat doesn't hold true this week. :crossfingers:


Agreed, I was really hoping that whole "play down to the competition" mentality would have left when Cowher did but low and behold during his first few years with us, the Tomlin teams still do it. Last year was the worst ever though.

This team needs to take it to Tampa Bay right from the get go, step on their throats, and rip their hearts out. Take no prisoners. If we let them hang around it's a recipe for disaster.

Troyisabeast_43
09-24-2010, 12:40 AM
The Steelers win Sunday 17-3......I just don't see this defense allowing the Bucs to generate that much offense to be a threat......I have a feeling the Panthers knock off the Bengals.....Just a hunch on my part.......I know Clausen is making his first NFL start but the Panthers running game has been quiet so far.......I think Williams and Stewart go off this week.......

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But the defense was without Troy and Aaron during that stretch.....The special teams were not very special either......The defense has a healthy Troy and Aaron.....Timmons is playing out of this mind and really stepped up his game....Harrison and Woodley really are unblockable right now....McFadden is an upgrade over Willie Gay......

Not to mention the special teams have been better with a TD of their own and havn't gave up any TD's.......knock on wood.....:lol:

Im with you I think the Panthers are going to knock off the Bengals as well in Charlotte. A Steelers win on Sunday in Tampa combined with a Bengals loss and then a win over the Ravens next week at Heinz Field would give the Steelers not only a 4-0 record but also a two game lead over both the Bengals and Ravens with already having the tiebraker over the Ravens. To do all of this without Ben in the lineup and knowing you are going to be getting him back and playing the Browns the first game when he is back would put the Steelers in absolutely awesome shape to control the AFC North for the rest of the season...

coldrolled
09-24-2010, 08:22 AM
I guarantee you that if we had Troy vs the Bears we would've won that game and broken the streak then. Reed missing two FGs and Carter getting picked on is what killed us vs the Bears.

didnt ben throw an int or two in the redzone and endzone also in chicago.

lloydfan4life
09-24-2010, 08:25 AM
But the defense was without Troy and Aaron during that stretch.....The special teams were not very special either......The defense has a healthy Troy and Aaron.....Timmons is playing out of this mind and really stepped up his game....Harrison and Woodley really are unblockable right now....McFadden is an upgrade over Willie Gay......

Not to mention the special teams have been better with a TD of their own and havn't gave up any TD's.......knock on wood.....:lol:

Point well taken, but this year so far we're missing key players on the offensive side of the ball just like we were last year on the defensive side when these 'easy' games came along.

I agree with you 100% that the defense has stepped up and is playing lights out so far. Hopefully it continues this week and we "step on their throats, and rip their hearts out" like BRC spoke of.

I just hope the players realize this has all the makings of a trap game and they're not like some fans and looking past this game to next week's match-up vs. the ratbirds.

igor0190
09-24-2010, 02:14 PM
Another interesting stat:

"Eight teams (the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers) are all 2-0. At least one 2-0 team has reached the Super Bowl dating back to the 1988 season"

Troyisabeast_43
09-24-2010, 04:05 PM
Another interesting stat:

"Eight teams (the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers) are all 2-0. At least one 2-0 team has reached the Super Bowl dating back to the 1988 season"

I would pretty much eliminate the Chiefs,Bucs,and Bears from that list seeing that I dont think any one of those 3 teams have a legit chance of making it to the Super Bowl. The Steelers,Miami,Houston,Saints,and Packers who are the other 5 2-0 teams do have a legit chance of making it to the Super Bowl because all 5 of these teams seem to be pretty close to being complete football teams...Wonder what the stat for teams that start 3-0 is for making the Super Bowl wonder if anybody can find that stat out??

Root4Stlrs
09-25-2010, 12:45 AM
I would pretty much eliminate the Chiefs,Bucs,and Bears from that list seeing that I dont think any one of those 3 teams have a legit chance of making it to the Super Bowl. The Steelers,Miami,Houston,Saints,and Packers who are the other 5 2-0 teams do have a legit chance of making it to the Super Bowl because all 5 of these teams seem to be pretty close to being complete football teams...Wonder what the stat for teams that start 3-0 is for making the Super Bowl wonder if anybody can find that stat out??

I heard today that teams who start 0-3 have a 3% (or some very low single digit number) chance of making playoffs and teams who start 3-0 have a 75% chance of making them. They didn't give any SB stats. We don't want to just get to playoffs - we want number 7.

Real Deal Steel
09-25-2010, 02:53 PM
Past history is just that...IN THE PAST!

As long as the team doesn't have an emotional let down, and don't look ahead to the Ravens game, they win this game with the Bucs.

Tomlin's big job this week is to not let them look past the Bucs this week.

nuclearchihuahuas
09-26-2010, 12:45 PM
Past history is just that...IN THE PAST!

As long as the team doesn't have an emotional let down, and don't look ahead to the Ravens game, they win this game with the Bucs.

Tomlin's big job this week is to not let them look past the Bucs this week.

Exactly! This is why I thought this might be a "trap" game for the team. I hope Tomlin is totally on his game and not letting anyone look past this team. They are better than we have been giving them credit for...I realize they haven't played anyone of consequence yet, but their offense is getting it together and their defense is right behind our in stats. I hope our secondary can handle it and I hope our offense survives...if the Steelers have to go 3-1 I would rather we beat the Ratbirds next week...more important game; but 3-0 sure would be nice!