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BlitzburghRockCity
01-15-2011, 08:59 PM
How about that! Up in the sky, the Chief is smiling!! As the great Myron Cope would say. YOI, and DOUBLE YOI!!!!

If you aren't excited from watching that game, you don't have a pulse. This one lived up to all the hype and then some. Perhaps not playing out in typical low scoring fashion, but it had every bit the intensity and tenacity of a Steelers vs Ravens showdown. Who would thought the teams would combine for 55 points, that Touchdowns would be more plentiful thank Field Goals?

Even with all those points being scored, the Ravens were held to 126 total yds of offense in the game, minus 3 yards of offense in the 3rd quarter. If we don't allow that crazy fumble turn into a TD by Redding, this game is well in hand late in the 4th quarter. Either way, it lived up to our expectations, and no matter how we got the win, we got the win! The Ratbirds are going home at the hands of the Steelers again, and we're moving on!

North Steel
01-15-2011, 09:03 PM
Go **** yourselves Baltimore you bunch of smelly *** thugs.totally unreal:tt02::cope::banana:

steelersbabex25
01-15-2011, 09:04 PM
All I can say is..oh my god. I just..I just can't put it into words right now. Just. Wow.

nuclearchihuahuas
01-15-2011, 09:04 PM
WOW! That was one hell of a game! They pulled it together. Positive thoughts kept the SteelerNation going:tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-15-2011, 09:04 PM
HOW IN GOD'S NAME AM I STILL ALIVE AFTER THIS!!! THANK YOU BEN, ANTONIO BROWN, DEFENSE, EVERYONE!!!

Steelers_All_Day_43
01-15-2011, 09:05 PM
I said it at halftime. Believe and we'll win. Thank god. On to the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP.

steelersbabex25
01-15-2011, 09:06 PM
I think I've lost a good 10 years off my life. No worries, it was all worth it.

nuclearchihuahuas
01-15-2011, 09:07 PM
HOW IN GOD'S NAME AM I STILL ALIVE AFTER THIS!!! THANK YOU BEN, ANTONIO BROWN, DEFENSE, EVERYONE!!!

We have to enjoy this and rest up for next week, no matter who we play! Get the heart meds ready!

Speeed
01-15-2011, 09:07 PM
I said it at halftime. Believe and we'll win. Thank god. On to the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP.

Hey now. Don't say "Believe." That is Baltimore's official city slogan. No lie. It makes me nauseous.

Go (&#(^&Q&*!^ Steelers!

North Steel
01-15-2011, 09:08 PM
I can't believe how over rated that flaco is,you could see the choke coming.FU_K YOU SUGGS YOU PIECE OF ****.

nuclearchihuahuas
01-15-2011, 09:14 PM
Go **** yourselves Baltimore you bunch of smelly *** thugs.totally unreal:tt02::cope::banana:

well said:yellowthumb:

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Best of all...Ray Lewis looked totally defeated! 'Cause he was! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::nahnah::nahnah::nah nah::nahnah::nahnah:

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The will of Mendenhall on that last TD was the difference

harpo
01-15-2011, 09:23 PM
Mendenhall STILL runs too high (upright) and doesn't secure the ball to his body. He's a fumble waiting to happen, as he demonstrated today. He cannot continue to be productive as a runner like that....especially against a "ball-hawking" team like the Ravens. He needs to correct this because next time, it might cost them the game.

Steel Trap86
01-15-2011, 09:25 PM
AMAZING steeler nation AMAZING. HUGE ****ing win!!!

nuclearchihuahuas
01-15-2011, 09:25 PM
Hey now. Don't say "Believe." That is Baltimore's official city slogan. No lie. It makes me nauseous.

Go (&#(^&Q&*!^ Steelers!

Go ahead and BELIEVE! We own that slogan now!:tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-15-2011, 09:26 PM
I think I've lost a good 10 years off my life. No worries, it was all worth it.

I'm right with ya babe, I know I lost a few years off my life too as well. I reached for the blood pressure meds in the 2nd half. My wife got a pizza at Halftime and I could barely eat a slice. The small piece that was left was on the coffee table when Rice fumbled so I made sure not to eat it the rest of the game! ;)

nuclearchihuahuas
01-15-2011, 09:29 PM
Hines said they are going to think about this right up until next season! Absolutely right!

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I'm right with ya babe, I know I lost a few years off my life too as well. I reached for the blood pressure meds in the 2nd half. My wife got a pizza at Halftime and I could barely eat a slice. The small piece that was left was on the coffee table when Rice fumbled so I made sure not to eat it the rest of the game! ;)

ooh! pizza sounds great! suddenly I am very hungry! burned a lot of calories on this game

jd1000
01-15-2011, 09:34 PM
My youy know what is puckered so tight I coulnt get a fiber optic cable up there right now! But you gotta love it....we will all be bummed in mid-Feb no matter what happens. However, the best salve for no football is another Lombardi trophy.

Let's hope Lewis will "re-think his life" (as they say in Star Wars) and will decide to call it a career.

God I enjoy beating those jerks!

JD from Utah :cope:

SteelrFan
01-15-2011, 09:40 PM
I think I've lost a good 10 years off my life. No worries, it was all worth it.

Being a Steeler fan "Never a dull Moment"
:lol:

Farrior Fan
01-15-2011, 09:42 PM
I'm right with ya babe, I know I lost a few years off my life too as well. I reached for the blood pressure meds in the 2nd half. My wife got a pizza at Halftime and I could barely eat a slice. The small piece that was left was on the coffee table when Rice fumbled so I made sure not to eat it the rest of the game! ;)

how would your wife feel about leaving the slice there until after the SB?

nuclearchihuahuas
01-15-2011, 09:43 PM
how would your wife feel about leaving the slice there until after the SB?

SB superstition!!! Leave the slice!

steelersbabex25
01-15-2011, 09:45 PM
$10 says Suggs still talks ****.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-15-2011, 09:57 PM
Steeler fans at Heinz Field were epic tonight. Tweets were going out from Wexell saying the stands were shaking, the press box was shaking. It was total pandemonium and the 12th man was a force tonight. Thank you Steeler Nation for doing your part!

You have to BELIEVE if you're a steeler fan!

http://www.sportsocracy.org/imgs/believe.jpg

steelersbabex25
01-15-2011, 09:59 PM
^^ :yesnod: No home field advantage my ***.

Troyisabeast_43
01-15-2011, 10:04 PM
Im speechless and almost in tears after that win it was absolutely amazing...One more to go fellas to have a chance for number 7...Seeing TJ at the end being totally devistated was a thing of beauty. I could watch that 1000 times and still not get sick of it...

steelersbabex25
01-15-2011, 10:05 PM
Im speechless and almost in tears after that win it was absolutely amazing...One more to go fellas to have a chance for number 7...Seeing TJ at the end being totally devistated was a thing of beauty. I could watch that 1000 times and still not get sick of it...

TJ has some issues with the Steelers in the playoffs doesn't he..

BlitzburghRockCity
01-15-2011, 10:33 PM
Im speechless and almost in tears after that win it was absolutely amazing...One more to go fellas to have a chance for number 7...Seeing TJ at the end being totally devistated was a thing of beauty. I could watch that 1000 times and still not get sick of it...

That's what being a Steeler fan is all about 43. I had my wife on my left, my son on my right. We all had our towels in hand, every moment was epic during an epic game, as a Steeler fan I am so proud of them and how we fans love them so much.

How can you not love seeing Douchemanzada get nailed again by the Steelers. It's almost as good as seeing Ray Lewis talk about wearing his super bowl ring this week, and then leave empty handed again.

Scorp
01-15-2011, 10:53 PM
http://http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2011011500/2010/POST19/ravens@steelers/watch?module=HP_cp2

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Steelers rally past sloppy Ravens to advance to AFC Championship Game
By Associated Press--WWW.NFL.COM

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers stood around as the Baltimore Ravens scored an inexplicable first-half touchdown. Then it was the error-prone Ravens who watched helplessly as the team they love to beat most came back to beat them when it mattered most.

Ben Roethlisberger hit rookie Antonio Brown on a 58-yard pass play on third-and-19, and Rashard Mendenhall scored from the 2 with 1:33 remaining to give the Steelers a 31-24 comeback victory over the Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff game Saturday.

The Steelers, 9-0 against division teams in the playoffs, advance to their fifth AFC championship game in 10 seasons next Sunday -- at New England if the Patriots beat the Jets on Sunday, in Pittsburgh if the Jets win. They will be play to reach the Super Bowl for third time in six seasons.

"I saw the young fella just take off, so I'm just going to throw it up for you," Roethlisberger said of his throw to Brown, who wasn't even activated regularly until midseason.

The Steelers (13-4) were trailing 21-7 at halftime after turnovers created two Ravens touchdowns. But they came back with the help of three Baltimore turnovers in the third quarter. It was so bad, the Ravens' minus-4 yards in offense wasn't the worst of it.

Baltimore was outgained 263-126 as Joe Flacco was 16 of 30 for 125 yards as the Ravens became the eighth team in NFL playoff history to fail to gain at least 100 yards in the first three quarters. All eight teams lost.

The Ravens' last chance to beat the Steelers -- they haven't in three postseason tries -- ended when T.J. Houshmandzadeh dropped Flacco's fourth-down pass at the Steelers' 38 with 1:03 remaining.

Failing to protect the ball cost the Ravens -- even after they scored two touchdowns in less than 30 seconds in the first half. Defensive end Cory Redding returned a Roethlisberger fumble for a touchdown that both teams thought was an incompletion, but that wasn't nearly enough on a day when the Ravens offense did so little.

"What better way to put the Ravens out of the tournament," Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said. "They keep asking for us and we keep putting them out of the tournament. They're going to be ticked about this for a long time."

With Baltimore up 21-7, Ryan Clark forced a rare fumble by Ray Rice on a screen pass, and LaMarr Woodley recovered at the 23. The play re-energized the crowd of 64,879 that had grown silent as Baltimore opened its two-TD lead.

"You know what, our offense went in there (at halftime) and said, `We played terrible, we gave them the ball in prime position too many times,' " Roethlisberger said. "We had to do something about it."

Mendenhall ran for 14 yards before Roethlisberger's 9-yard scoring pass to Heath Miller, who missed two games after sustaining a concussion on a hit by Jameel McClain during the Steelers' 13-10 win in Baltimore last month.

Later in the quarter, Flacco overthrew tight end Todd Heap, and Clark returned the interception 17 yards to the 25. Three plays later, Roethlisberger found ol' reliable Ward, absent in the offense most of the day, for an 8-yard touchdown pass and it was tied at 21.

Along the sideline, the Ravens had the look of a team that couldn't believe it had squandered the lead -- and couldn't figure out how to get it back. They never did.

Roethlisberger went 19 of 32 for 226 yards as he beat the Ravens for the seventh successive time in a rivalry in which both teams had won twice by 3-point margins during the last two seasons. The asterisk: Roethlisberger didn't play in either Steelers loss.

Baltimore turned it over for the third time in nine minutes as center Matt Birk snapped the ball early to Flacco, who never got his hands on it, and Pro Bowl defensive end Brett Keisel recovered at the 23.

The drive stalled, but Shaun Suisham, who had missed earlier, converted a 35-yard field goal with 12:15 remaining to give Pittsburgh its first lead since its opening drive at 24-21.

An apparent Lardarius Webb punt return touchdown was negated by a holding penalty on Marcus Smith, but the Ravens -- with only 36 yards of offense in the half to that point -- tied it at 24 on Billy Cundiff's 24-yard field goal with 3:54 remaining. That was too much time for Roethlisberger, who excels in fourth quarter comebacks.

The Steelers rallied despite losing both starting tackles, Flozell Adams (illness) and Jonathan Scott (leg), forcing even more patching of an offensive line that lost its projected two tackle starters to injuries months ago.

Each team took advantage of a long pass interference penalty to score during a penalty-filled first quarter. Josh Wilson's 37-yard penalty for yanking on Mike Wallace led to Mendenhall's 1-yard touchdown run on the Steelers' first possession.

On a third-and-15 play, Steelers backup Anthony Madison's 33-yard pass interference penalty set up Rice's 14-yard TD run up the middle.

Then it really got interesting.

After Roethlisberger threw incomplete on the Steelers' first play following the kickoff, Terrell Suggs knocked the ball loose from the quarterback as he tried to get off a pass. Roethlisberger pump faked but, before he could bring his right arm forward, the ball came out.

As Suggs celebrated the apparent incompletion, the ball lay on the turf for one, two, three full seconds. Haloti Ngata was closest to it but no one touched it until an alert Redding -- realizing the whistle hadn't blown -- picked it up and ran it into the end zone from the 13.

Even after a touchdown was signaled, no one from Pittsburgh moved.

Mendenhall fumbled on the Steelers' subsequent possession, Ed Reed recovered and Flacco threw a 4-yard TD pass to Heap. The Ravens were making it look easy in a rivalry in which no game is won easily. They should have known better.

Phenomenal TJ
01-15-2011, 10:57 PM
That game literally drained me.

Raleigh Steel
01-15-2011, 10:59 PM
1. holy ****!!!!!!

2. as bad as the steelers played in the 1st half they over compensated in the 2nd.

3. i found it amazing that baltimore scored 3 td's: 1 on a long drive, and 2 off of turnovers deep in pittsburgh territory. and the steelers scored 3 td's: 1 on a long drive, and 2 off of turnovers deep in baltimore territory.

4. driving over to my buddy's house, adam schefter said that the ravens know that they need to be able to throw to beat the steelers. that's why they went out and traded for boldin. he's the guy that will make the difference. 1 catch, -2 yards and a dropped td pass....yup, that's difference making right there.

5. tj drops the final pass that would have kept their chances alive. couldn't have happened to a bigger douch bag. ONCE A BENGAL ALWAYS A BENGAL!

6. at half time, my buddy asked me what i thought the steelers needed to do to get back in the game. i said they need 2 turnovers and score off of them. i **** you not. ask and you shall receive!

7. funny comment of the game from my buddy. when hines was getting involved with ed reed in the 2nd half, he says: throw to hines, he's so bored he's out there getting penalties. lol


i don't care who wins, jets or pats. both of them beat us this year, so we own them something. but we are back in the AFC championship again! AND THE RAVENS ARE GOING HOME!!!!!!!

steelersbabex25
01-15-2011, 10:59 PM
How can you not love seeing Douchemanzada get nailed again by the Steelers.

How fitting that he dropped the last past..makes me :rofl:

Phenomenal TJ
01-15-2011, 11:03 PM
How awesome was it to see Flacco try and attack William Gay at the end of the game, only to get owned by one of the trashiest cover corners in the game? lmao.

steelersbabex25
01-16-2011, 12:46 AM
Haha, Trent Dilfer just said it perfectly. You have TJ Douchmenzadeh, whining for the ball nonstop. "I don't get the ball enough, throw me the ball" :blah: And then he gets the ball, and DROPS IT. HAH

Real Deal Steel
01-16-2011, 12:45 PM
Go **** yourselves Baltimore you bunch of smelly *** thugs.totally unreal:tt02::cope::banana:

I second that!!! Send Ray and Ed Reed into retirement in style!!


GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!! :tt02:

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TJ has some issues with the Steelers in the playoffs doesn't he..

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

He becomes our Bitch when the playoffs roll around. :plus1:

roosterray
01-16-2011, 01:13 PM
I said it at halftime. Believe and we'll win. Thank god. On to the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP.

Exactly. I was just saying that we can never have it easy. We always have to take a punch in the chops to get pissed off and get in the game. We took their best slap and Stuck our foot in their chops.:tt02:

steelersbabex25
01-16-2011, 01:20 PM
rfUYuIVbFg0

Can this be our theme song for the playoffs..:hehheh: I know I wasn't the only one thinking it.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-16-2011, 08:59 PM
Here we are, hosting the AFCGG once again, you just gotta believe Steeler fans! It's upon on, time to seize the moment!

airbrake 1
01-16-2011, 09:04 PM
I think the regular season loss to the jets will actually help us out some....needless to say we won't walk onto the field like the cheatriots today thinking we will scrape the jets off of our heels after this is over....nothing can motivate a team like revenge and we owe the jets one for the loss on december 19....wow i really want to seal the deal this year nothing would be better than winning the lombardi trophy in jerry jones' house and goodell having to hand the lombardi trophy to james harrison and the mvp trophy to ben roethlisberger...go steelers crush the jets....i can't wait to get to heinz this sunday:tt02:

steelersgal86
01-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Here we are, hosting the AFCGG once again, you just gotta believe Steeler fans! It's upon on, time to seize the moment!

:woot: so exciting....it is going to be a loooooong week

Steel Trap86
01-16-2011, 09:10 PM
I said it right after we lost to the Jets that we needed 1 more loss before the playoffs started. That loss only helped them improve and didn't take anything away at the same time (division, bye week). Now they get a chance to avenge that loss at home in the AFC title game...this couldn't be a more perfect way to the Superbowl for the Steelers.

LarryNJ
01-16-2011, 11:26 PM
I just returned from a weekend in NYC...went to a bar in Manhattan yesterday after noon about an hour and a half before the game. They ask if we had reservations, I never heard of such a thing at a bar. Since we didn't there were no tables but he did get us a spot at the bar. By game time the place was packed with 80% of the people wearing Black & Gold.you would have thought we were 3 blocks from Point State Park not 3 blocks from Central Park. Our bartender was super cool in a Lambert throw back jersey. He admitted to being a Jets fan 1st. At half time the mood wasn't the greatest. He bought all of us at the bar a shot before the second half kickoff and said this was our "comeback" shot, that our Defense and Ben were going to win it for us. Needless to say the place got crazy..after the game we all did victory shots and he said next week he will have to wear the green because they will beat the Pats. :) It was a great time and I don't remember the subway ride back. :)

BlitzburghRockCity
01-17-2011, 01:22 PM
HAHA, great story Larry!

Losing to a team in the regular season is definitely a big motivator. The Steelers lost a close game that they should have won against the Jets. They won't lose twice. There's too many veterans on this team with not much time left in the league to let this chance slip away. Let Rex and his players talk, we'll do the talking on the field like we always do.

mwittman5
01-17-2011, 02:51 PM
Can't say enough, the way the steelers battled back Saturday showed just how much heart these guys have. Being down 21-7 at the half it looked pretty bleak and they could have took the easy route and quit but they didnt and they fought back and ended up winning. This team has so much heart and just refuses to give up. This group of guys are special and have everything it takes to win another superbowl. :cope: