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Troyisabeast_43
10-09-2011, 05:51 PM
I had been saying all week that the Steelers really needed to win these next 3 games against the Titans Jags and Cardinals the next 3 weeks before the Patriots and Ravens come to town at the end of the month and the way the Steelers won this game today with a great offensive performance by Ben and the running game and o line and the way the defense played in this game shutting down Johnson and containing Hasselbeck who had been playing extremely well coming into this game and to do with so many key starters out makes it that much more satisfying of a win. It will now definitely give the Steelers a ton of confidence back as they head into two games the next 2 weeks with the Jags and Cardinals who have been playing terrible as of lately that they both should be able to win. 5-2 going into the Pats and Ravens games after this win today against the Titans is definitely looking alot more doable as we sit here now. Overall the Steelers keep pace with the Ravens who are on their bye week and have a very tough game with Houston next week. The Bengals as well as I had mentioned earlier in the week are not out of this race yet and continue to find ways to win games beating the Jags today on the road. The Bengals have the Colts next week at home and could easily win that game and push their record to 4-2. So as Ive been saying here the Bengals are in this AFC North race for the time being and dont appear to be going away so they are a team the Steelers need to keep pace with and keep winning games at this point as well to either stay tied with them or ahead of them until the play them in about 5 weeks in mid November before their bye week.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-09-2011, 06:11 PM
The Steelers have 4 of the next 5 at home starting with today. This is a monster part of the schedule they are heading into and these next 2 games have got to be wins, no question. I'll be happy if they split between the Ravens and Patriots quite honestly but I prefer them win both obviously. Just win the next 2, get to 5-2 and then lets see what they got.

Speeed
10-09-2011, 06:29 PM
I am positive, but one game a turning point does not make. If they continue to play this well, even with a loss next week, I would agree today was a turning point.

steelchamp204
10-09-2011, 06:58 PM
Today felt like the first game this year that they wanted to prove something, and they did. Hopefully it continues.

Nolrog
10-09-2011, 07:17 PM
It's far too soon to tell. As we look back, this very well may be a turning point in the season, but then again, I thought we had turned it around against Seattle.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-09-2011, 09:58 PM
It's a turning point for the team right now, heading into week 6. There was no way they could afford to lose this game and still be able to call themselves a contender. It was a statement game, one that they knew they had to make. There was never any sense of panic in the Steelers locker room but there was concern.

This game starts a stretch of home games that are extremely important. Was it a turning point for the season? We'll have to wait and see but it sure was needed nonetheless.

Root4Stlrs
10-10-2011, 12:37 AM
I hope this is a turning point. This season has fooled me up to until now. I thought they would start way better than they did. I never felt like they turned it around against the Seahawks - they should have put up a lot more points than they did and the game just didn't feel right. Today they played like I thought they were capable of.

Troyisabeast_43
10-10-2011, 03:53 AM
Plus this game was a huge huge conference win as well when it comes to tiebrakers in the AFC playoff picture down the line and such. The Steelers now own the head to head tiebraker over the Titans and also beat a team that beat the Ravens which is good if the Steelers Ravens come down to common opponents as their tiebraker since they are so close in the standings. Im telling everybody again though dont sleep on the Bengals just yet in this division. They are 3-2 and 3-1 in the AFC and have Indy and Seattle on their schedule the next 2 weeks. They could easily win both of those games and be sitting here at 5-2 still tied with the Steelers come the end of October.

coldrolled
10-10-2011, 07:06 AM
I love how freaky we all get when we score over 35+ POINTS...

This team should score 30+ a game every week, tomlin needs to keep his boot up arians a$$...

Keep this momentum going.... then fire arians a get a real OC next year.

Rampage
10-10-2011, 01:19 PM
Before this game, I said it. I thought this was the perfect game for this team to come out and fire on all cylinders to gain some confidence and start working as a unit. While there were still several mistakes, they looked like a different team.

UnkefjCES-4

BlitzburghRockCity
10-10-2011, 04:58 PM
We'll look back at this game as the turning point if we take care of business moving forward. If the Steelers come out and allow themselves to get beat by a struggling Jaguars team, this win on Sunday will mean nothing.

Use this game as a jump point for the rest of the season; look at the film and see what worked and use that going forward.

LatrobePA
10-10-2011, 05:03 PM
We'll look back at this game as the turning point if we take care of business moving forward. If the Steelers come out and allow themselves to get beat by a struggling Jaguars team, this win on Sunday will mean nothing.

Use this game as a jump point for the rest of the season; look at the film and see what worked and use that going forward.


I agree, this game is water under the bridge... Time to take care of a team fighting for their life!!

Troyisabeast_43
10-10-2011, 10:46 PM
The Jags have no chance to come in here and win this week with a rookie QB starting if the Steelers play anything remotely close to the way they did against the Titans on Sunday. I know the Jags always historically play the Steelers tough. But this Jaguars team this season is not very good at all. They have lost games to both the Panthers and Bengals already this season both have rookie QB's starting and got blown out by the Jets on the road who have looked horrible the last 3 weeks. This game against the Jags should hopefully look somewhat similar to the game the Steelers played against the Seahawks here a month ago if they show up and play like they are capable of...

steelersbabex25
10-11-2011, 12:19 AM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/887916-steelers-week-5-report-why-the-win-over-the-titans-will-turn-the-season-around

BlitzburghRockCity
10-11-2011, 03:45 PM
The Jags have no chance to come in here and win this week with a rookie QB starting if the Steelers play anything remotely close to the way they did against the Titans on Sunday. I know the Jags always historically play the Steelers tough. But this Jaguars team this season is not very good at all. They have lost games to both the Panthers and Bengals already this season both have rookie QB's starting and got blown out by the Jets on the road who have looked horrible the last 3 weeks. This game against the Jags should hopefully look somewhat similar to the game the Steelers played against the Seahawks here a month ago if they show up and play like they are capable of...


I can still see Tyrone Carter getting juked right out of his cleats a number of years ago when Garrard faked him out near the end of the game when we had to have a stop. I take nothing for granted when it comes to these guys; they've made it a habit of beating us when they shouldn't.

While I agree there's no way they "should" beat us, I want to see the Steelers come out firing and take them out of the game before halftime.

Troyisabeast_43
10-11-2011, 03:53 PM
I can still see Tyrone Carter getting juked right out of his cleats a number of years ago when Garrard faked him out near the end of the game when we had to have a stop. I take nothing for granted when it comes to these guys; they've made it a habit of beating us when they shouldn't.

While I agree there's no way they "should" beat us, I want to see the Steelers come out firing and take them out of the game before halftime.

That's the key right there what you just said Matt is for the Steelers to come out and start fast in this game and get up by a good 10-14 points by the end of the first quarter. If that happens it will then take Jones Drew out of the running game for the Jags and force Gabbert to beat the Steelers throwing the ball playing from behind which is something he will not be able to do on the road in front of a tough Heinz Field crowd.

LarryNJ
10-11-2011, 04:03 PM
I can still see Tyrone Carter getting juked right out of his cleats a number of years ago when Garrard faked him out near the end of the game when we had to have a stop. I take nothing for granted when it comes to these guys; they've made it a habit of beating us when they shouldn't.


Was it a Monday night game when Brunnell pointed to the receiver and motioned on what pattern to run because the DB (Randy Fuller???) was in the back of the endzone and they were on the 10. Easiest TD pass ever.

Goodfrom55
10-11-2011, 04:35 PM
Not looking past the Jags here, but the Steelers had better be awfully careful when preparing for the Cards. They are on a bye week, they know our offense and defensive tendancies pretty well. 2 mist win games for the Steelers heading into Baltimore and NE, but I am concerned about the Cards game, where the Steelers normally don't play great football.

And I agree, the Jags have no chance to bea the Steelers as long as the Steelers prep for them and don't overlook them.

SteelCurtain17
10-11-2011, 06:27 PM
This week was huge. They knew they were going to have to come out and prove themselves because people were already starting to give up on them. Then next 3 games should be wins, key word should. The Patriots and Ravens, like many, would prefer to have both be wins, but I'd take a split.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-12-2011, 07:47 PM
That turning point game will be all for nothing if they let Jones Drew and the Jags beat them in a game they have no business losing. Jacksonville I think is last in the NFL in pass offense right now.

Goodfrom55
10-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Dead last, and the Steelers DB's need to keep the pressure on the Jags WR's. Ike being Ike and I liked the way Keenen Lewis was playing 2 yards off the Titans WR. Yes, Steelers gave up a passing TD to Lewis' side, but was not Lewis' fault. They were playinig classic cover 2 and Lewis let him go, but Mundy was late getting over.

Put the pressure on them and take them out of the game early. I really enjoyed not having to breakout the defibulator last week.