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Troyisabeast_43
01-03-2012, 04:33 PM
I say this because if the Texans beat the Bengals they would play the Ravens first and the Steelers assuming of course they win in Denver will play the Patriots Sat night January 14th in Foxborough. I think the Patriots are a far far better matchup for the Steelers in the divisional round then the Ravens would be simply because the Patriots defense is terrible and cant stop anybody and all the Steelers would have to do is contain Tom Brady enough like they did here in Pittsburgh when they beat them in October and they would have an excellent chance of winning that game. Now dont get me wrong Im not sitting here saying the Steelers couldnt beat the Ravens if they had to play them first instead of New England but all I am saying is I would rather the Ravens play 1 game against a pretty physical defense in the Texans even if they do win and the Steelers see them in the AFC Championship game as opposed to the divisional round where they are rested and fresh. I dont know there is just something about the Ravens this year when it comes to the Steelers that makes me believe that they are so obsessed with beating the Steelers that they will come out and play to the death to make sure that the Steelers dont beat them.

Now of course if the Bengals do beat the Texans it will at least keep the Steelers chances for a home playoff game alive should the Bengals knock off the Patriots and the Steelers beat the Ravens however the odds of that all happening are slim and none at this point. The bottom line is I want the Patriots over the Ravens in the divisional round. The Patriots are not world beaters by any stretch even at home and have fallen behind the Dolphins and the Bills the last 2 weeks of the season in New England 17-0 and 21-0 and only came back on both of those teams because both are horrific. If they do that against the Steelers with their defense and their kind of offense they wont come back. So the way to root this week is for the Texans and hopefully they will somehow either knock the Ravens off or at least soften them up for the Steelers if the Steelers should meet the Ravens in the AFC Championship game.

coldrolled
01-03-2012, 04:39 PM
you sure?

pats would get the 5th or 6th seed

ravens get the 3rd or 5th

i think bengals need to win for us to play the ravens

Troyisabeast_43
01-03-2012, 05:03 PM
you sure?

pats would get the 5th or 6th seed

ravens get the 3rd or 5th

i think bengals need to win for us to play the ravens

Yes they do need to win for us to play the Ravens which I dont want to do in the divisional round. I would rather play the Patriots first since I think they are very beatable and have Houston soften up the Ravens for the Steelers in the AFC Championship game or by some miracle beat the Ravens...

K Train
01-03-2012, 05:13 PM
id MUCH rather get baltimore than NE....its not even close, im rooting hard for the bengals. The ravens would go into that game scared, even sweeping the steelers theyd be scared of being knocked out by pitt yet again....at home, all the pressure would be on them

Troyisabeast_43
01-03-2012, 05:18 PM
id MUCH rather get baltimore than NE....its not even close, im rooting hard for the bengals. The ravens would go into that game scared, even sweeping the steelers theyd be scared of being knocked out by pitt yet again....at home, all the pressure would be on them

You could be right or they could go in the game smelling blood and play completely and totally out of their minds in order to beat the Steelers and knock them out of the playoffs. I will give anything to see the Steelers end the Ravens season in Baltimore especially after beating the Steelers twice this season and seeing how they talk about how they are unbeatable at home. If we get them in the divisional round so be it but I would much rather see the Steelers knock them out in the AFC Championship game with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. If they do end up playing the Ravens next Sunday it will be one year exactly to the day that the Steelers knocked the Ravens out of the playoffs in Pittsburgh which was January 15th...

K Train
01-03-2012, 05:21 PM
i think the ravens are a very overrated team....and the steelers would be in their heads, too many playoff knock outs for them not to be. the patriots however historically own the steelers, they wouldnt be sweating that matchup....not saying they cant beat the patriots, but joe flacco isnt exactly the coolest under pressure, brady is

MattyVfromCT
01-03-2012, 05:29 PM
i think the ravens are a very overrated team....and the steelers would be in their heads, too many playoff knock outs for them not to be. the patriots however historically own the steelers, they wouldnt be sweating that matchup....not saying they cant beat the patriots, but joe flacco isnt exactly the coolest under pressure, brady is

new england is overrated this year too. they've only played 2 teams over .500, us and the giants, losing both. other than ben, eli and rivers every other qb they've faced is mediocre at best or a complete bum and they still had the worst secondary in the league. i fear the steelers beating the steelers more than the pats or ravens themselves

igor0190
01-03-2012, 05:30 PM
id MUCH rather get baltimore than NE....its not even close, im rooting hard for the bengals. The ravens would go into that game scared, even sweeping the steelers theyd be scared of being knocked out by pitt yet again....at home, all the pressure would be on them

:plus1:

Either would be tough games on the road... I would rather knock the Rats off and lose to the Pats afterwards.

Troyisabeast_43
01-03-2012, 05:32 PM
i think the ravens are a very overrated team....and the steelers would be in their heads, too many playoff knock outs for them not to be. the patriots however historically own the steelers, they wouldnt be sweating that matchup....not saying they cant beat the patriots, but joe flacco isnt exactly the coolest under pressure, brady is

I hear what youre saying but I still think it will be easier to knock the Patriots out of the playoffs then it will be to knock the Ravens out of the playoffs. The Patriots defense is a complete joke and if Brady is off in that game or has a bad game the Patriots are basically done. The Ravens are a more complete team overall then the Patriots are all the way across the board and will be a much much tougher out then the Patriots will be I believe whether they have Brady or not...The Patriots are not that good they fell behind both the Dolphins and Bills at home the last 2 weeks 17-0 and 21-0 and were extremely lucky to come back and win both of those games. If those two teams are capable of jumping on the Patriots early the Steelers most definitely are and if that happens the Patriots wont be rallying from 20 points down and comeback and beat the Steelers it just will not happen...

coldrolled
01-03-2012, 06:30 PM
The ravens are missing some pieces now too. im with ktrain. rats first.

pats always get lucky with us and we start to fall behind.

we can out score flacco... right bruce?

Stone
01-03-2012, 06:43 PM
For the Steelers to host the AFCCG the Bengals have to win.....that's what I am hoping for!

Nolrog
01-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Be careful what you wish for. You may get it.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-03-2012, 08:43 PM
Belichick and Brady don't lose back to back games very often, nor do they lose to the same team very often twice in the same year. I know the Patriots defense sucks hard core, and perhaps Belichick has gotten all out of him that he can, but still going into foxboro doesn't exactly get me all warm and fuzzy.

You know what you get with both the Ravens and Patriots, and I'd say the Steelers chances of beating the Ravens in Baltimore is pretty good. They should have won at home in November but, well we won't go there again.

I would be somewhat confident if they had to play New England simply because of being able to move the ball on them easier than you can on the Ravens. The Steelers have the horses to torch that Patriots secondary and keep up in a shoot out but with so many players injured I'd be concerned even though confident about playing Baltimore.

Steelers_All_Day_43
01-03-2012, 09:14 PM
I agree with troy. The pats D is complete *** and there would be nothing better than beating bmore in the AFC Championship gm

lloydfan4life
01-03-2012, 09:38 PM
There would be nothing sweeter than to be able to make it to Baltimore for the AFCC game and send them home losers once again.... then pray for a rematch with the Pack to make ammends for last year. :cope:

Ravens1
01-03-2012, 09:54 PM
Here's to Cincinnati beating Houston and Pittsburgh beating Denver. Win or lose, I want to see Pittsburgh in Baltimore again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvkTWBmPwLQ

LevonKirkland99
01-03-2012, 11:24 PM
Here's to Cincinnati beating Houston and Pittsburgh beating Denver. Win or lose, I want to see Pittsburgh in Baltimore again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvkTWBmPwLQ

You really think you're gonna win the Superbowl with Flacco as QB?. LMAO:lol:

I hear the media in Charm city want Lewis and Reed off the field...on 3rd downs...

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id MUCH rather get baltimore than NE....its not even close, im rooting hard for the bengals. The ravens would go into that game scared, even sweeping the steelers theyd be scared of being knocked out by pitt yet again....at home, all the pressure would be on them

That's the same team that beat us twice this year!!!. By the way, Ward got his 1000 receptions. I know you didn't give a damn but just wanted to let you know.

MattyVfromCT
01-04-2012, 05:34 AM
Belichick and Brady don't lose back to back games very often, nor do they lose to the same team very often twice in the same year. I know the Patriots defense sucks hard core, and perhaps Belichick has gotten all out of him that he can, but still going into foxboro doesn't exactly get me all warm and fuzzy.

You know what you get with both the Ravens and Patriots, and I'd say the Steelers chances of beating the Ravens in Baltimore is pretty good. They should have won at home in November but, well we won't go there again.

I would be somewhat confident if they had to play New England simply because of being able to move the ball on them easier than you can on the Ravens. The Steelers have the horses to torch that Patriots secondary and keep up in a shoot out but with so many players injured I'd be concerned even though confident about playing Baltimore.

Going into new england won't be easy at all but I just don't fear them like I used to. Even before we played them in week 8 I didn't have the same fear. In the past I was always scared of that team but they are clearly not the same team they were in year's past. Especially on defense. And considering how much of a joke their schedule was and still having the worst defense? The rats worry me more because of their defense. And their stadium actually has an intense crowd unlike new england which is a real cheese and wine type crowd that has been called out by even brady himself for not being loud enough when the pats are on defense. Pats are very beatable, even with brady and their weapons

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K Train
01-04-2012, 10:21 AM
You really think you're gonna win the Superbowl with Flacco as QB?. LMAO:lol:

I hear the media in Charm city want Lewis and Reed off the field...on 3rd downs...

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That's the same team that beat us twice this year!!!. By the way, Ward got his 1000 receptions. I know you didn't give a damn but just wanted to let you know.

they might have won twice but they still arent very good imo, and that second one the steelers had locked up, losing that game was a travesty

LatrobePA
01-04-2012, 10:32 AM
Here's to Cincinnati beating Houston and Pittsburgh beating Denver. Win or lose, I want to see Pittsburgh in Baltimore again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvkTWBmPwLQ

Save this post and on Sunday the 15th at 5PM let's see how you feel! With a bunch of missfits this team will not lose to a fully staffed and healthy Rats team guided by Flacco a bottom 10 QB...

tat2
01-04-2012, 10:35 AM
just win in denver :cope: and then play whoever is next... and win! :clap:

coldrolled
01-04-2012, 10:40 AM
Bring on Baltimore first. We will play the pats in NE no matter what. who will really beat them but us? kill the ravens first.

mwittman5
01-04-2012, 02:01 PM
I agree I want the ravens next week. Pats in the AFC champ game. Then we'd get revenge on the pats for when they beat us in the AFC champ game and also get revenge on the ravens.

Ravens1
01-04-2012, 07:51 PM
Save this post and on Sunday the 15th at 5PM let's see how you feel! With a bunch of missfits this team will not lose to a fully staffed and healthy Rats team guided by Flacco a bottom 10 QB...

Dude, it's a football game. If you come to Baltimore and win, I'll be upset for a few hours, but I'll get over it. If we both play well and you still win, I'll hardly be upset at all. Losing to a better team doesn't hurt near as much as losing because of mistakes and bad decisions.

I have no control over how any of these teams play, whether they have a good day or a bad day...We're better positioned (first week bye) than we have ever been with our current crop of players and we have beat all of the teams (we played) that made it to the post season. I won't be texting during the game, but I promise, I'll come here afterwards and let you give me crap if you beat us. I know that will make you feel better.

Take care of business in Denver first though bro...and then of course in Foxboro if the Texans happen to beat the Bengals. Hopefully, we'll be waiting.

http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2012/1/4/2682284/afc-playoffs-preview-who-stands-out-in-wide-open-afc

Ravenous Rex
01-04-2012, 09:24 PM
id MUCH rather get baltimore than NE....its not even close, im rooting hard for the bengals. The ravens would go into that game scared, even sweeping the steelers theyd be scared of being knocked out by pitt yet again....at home, all the pressure would be on them

Hilarious. Sorry, but the players don't think like the fans do. The fans may be nervous about potentially losing to the Steelers again, but the players don't operate that way. The only team in someone's head is the Ravens in the Steelers. The Ravens won both ways this season, by demolition, and in the clutch...and oh yeah, "Big Ben" played in both contests! (Just another cheap sidenote that you guys seemed to love to mention when youd lose to us without him at the helm).


i think the ravens are a very overrated team....and the steelers would be in their heads, too many playoff knock outs for them not to be. the patriots however historically own the steelers, they wouldnt be sweating that matchup....not saying they cant beat the patriots, but joe flacco isnt exactly the coolest under pressure, brady is

If we are overrated, the Steelers are complete frauds. Each year is unto it's own. The past won't win you anything this year. The Raens had some bad losses, but the Steelers won nailbiters versus the Colts, Chiefs, Browns (twice), and whoever else you wanna add to that list. Who are you trying to kid with that assessment?

And where does the hate and disrespect for Flacco come from? You'd think a guy that has engineered game winning drives the last two years IN PITTSBURGH would get a little more respect. The only reason it's not three straight wins IN Pittsburgh is because Ravens receivers can't always catch the ball.

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Bring on Baltimore first. We will play the pats in NE no matter what. who will really beat them but us? kill the ravens first.

lol. Right, like the Ravens havent beaten the Patriots in the playoffs before. They own you guys for years, you beat them once, your only good win all season, and suddenly you're the only ones capable of beating them?

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You really think you're gonna win the Superbowl with Flacco as QB?. LMAO:lol:


You really need to stop drinking your own team's koolaid. If it weren't for the national media, who have no idea what they're talking about, how on earth could you sit there with a straight face and laugh at Joe Flacco's chances at winning a Superbowl?
You obviously have an overinflated sense of dominance as to your own team, and since Flacco has owned them the last couple years, not sure why you'd doubt his ability.

Were it not for one horrible play call and block in Baltimore last year during the regular season, and some horrible drops and blown calls in the playoffs, Flacco would be 5-0 in the last five meetings.

Oh but that's right, it only counts when YOU lose close games. And no way you'd give any respect.

The best thing about the win in Pittsburgh this year was the idiot fans taunting Flacco the entire game, and caught by NFL Films doing it. I'd love to hear their opinion on Flacco.

steelersbabex25
01-04-2012, 09:27 PM
Hilarious. Sorry, but the players don't think like the fans do. The fans may be nervous about potentially losing to the Steelers again, but the players don't operate that way. The only team in someone's head is the Ravens in the Steelers. The Ravens won both ways this season, by demolition, and in the clutch...and oh yeah, "Big Ben" played in both contests! (Just another cheap sidenote that you guys seemed to love to mention when youd lose to us without him at the helm).

Demolition? Sorry but did you watch the second game? That was most definitely not demolition. If the Steelers had any facet of a redzone offense they win that game easy.


If we are overrated, the Steelers are complete frauds. Each year is unto it's own. The past won't win you anything this year. The Raens had some bad losses, but the Steelers won nailbiters versus the Colts, Chiefs, Browns (twice), and whoever else you wanna add to that list. Who are you trying to kid with that assessment?

And where does the hate and disrespect for Flacco come from? You'd think a guy that has engineered game winning drives the last two years IN PITTSBURGH would get a little more respect. The only reason it's not three straight wins IN Pittsburgh is because Ravens receivers can't always catch the ball.

And the Ravens LOST games against the Seahawks, Titans, and Jaguars. Please. As a Ravens fan, I thought you'd stay away from the "games against bad teams" territory. Talk about pot calling the kettle black..

The hate and disrespect for Flacco comes from 1. that god awful handlebar mustache that makes him look like a 1980s pornstar 2. the fact that most Ravens fans think he's some kind of God when in fact, he sucks and 3. um, HELLO! He's the quarterback of the Steelers most hated rival. I hate Joe Flacco and every other player on the Ravens. Any rational fan would admit that Ben Roethlisberger is a pretty good quarterback but you're not gonna come on here and tell me that there's no hate and disrespect for him on the Ravens boards, are you?

Those last 2 drives that he "engineered" were probably the only 2 game winning drives that he's ever had anything to do with in his life, and it's because of Dick LeBeau and his need to go into a prevent defense scheme everytime the Steelers have any shred of a lead against anyone. The guy is absolutely horrible when he needs to be clutch. Atleast the other Ravens fan on this board can admit that.

Ravenous Rex
01-04-2012, 09:51 PM
Demolition? Sorry but did you watch the second game? That was most definitely not demolition. If the Steelers had any facet of a redzone offense they win that game easy.



And the Ravens LOST games against the Seahawks, Titans, and Jaguars. Please. As a Ravens fan, I thought you'd stay away from the "games against bad teams" territory. Talk about pot calling the kettle black..

The hate and disrespect for Flacco comes from 1. that god awful handlebar mustache that makes him look like a 1980s pornstar 2. the fact that most Ravens fans think he's some kind of God when in fact, he sucks and 3. um, HELLO! He's the quarterback of the Steelers most hated rival. I hate Joe Flacco and every other player on the Ravens. Any rational fan would admit that Ben Roethlisberger is a pretty good quarterback but you're not gonna come on here and tell me that there's no hate and disrespect for him on the Ravens boards, are you?

Those last 2 drives that he "engineered" were probably the only 2 game winning drives that he's ever had anything to do with in his life, and it's because of Dick LeBeau and his need to go into a prevent defense scheme everytime the Steelers have any shred of a lead against anyone. The guy is absolutely horrible when he needs to be clutch. Atleast the other Ravens fan on this board can admit that.

First of all, please read everything when you respond. I said the Ravens won both ways this year... was the first game not a demolition? I understand if you as a Steelers fan have erased that from your mind though, so no worries...

I didnt mention our losses because I assume thats why he's calling the Ravens overrated. if we hadnt lost to those teams, we'd be either 16-0, or 15-1. Would we still be overrated then? Why would I mention them when everyone knows we lost those. I mentioned those teams regarding you because everyone seems to brush past them as if you dominated them, when in fact, you easily couldve lost either one of them. We won the games that mattered though, but nice try.

As for Ben, I have always respected him as a player. He's a winner, but so is Flacco. Ben has two rings, so he'll forever be on a higher ground until Flacco can match that, but not many quarterbacks win one, much less multiple championships. You win championships as a team, and through it comes a confidence that leads to more.

As for Flacco's 4th quarter comebacks, I wouldnt expect you to know any better. Even when Flacco droveus back in Pittsburgh this year, there were minimal highlights of it.. but here's a link (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/comeback.cgi?player=FlacJo00)...

Problem with that list is, quite a few of his best all time comebacks won't even be on there, because we ended up losing. 24 point comeback at Minnesota a few years back, o nly to have our kicker miss an easy field goal. At Atlanta last year on Sunday night, two late touchdown drive to take the lead with a minute left, only to watch the defense allow a bomb to Roddy White (tho he did get away with a major push off)...

But besides that, youve shown your colors. His mustache, which is supposed to be a joke, sort of like the Red Sox did with their long hair and beards back in 2004. It's a thing to keep the locker room light, and life's too short, so why not. So to crack on his physical appearance as the number one reason for your hatred fits. Completely superficial and hypocritical.

It's a good thing Flacco has thick skin though to put up with all the idiots unwarranted criticisms. That pertains to uneducated ravens fans as well that bash him. Four straight years making the playoffs. And this year WE actually have the benefit of playing at home should we meet you guys again.

Last year was a miracle for you and you should know that. I'd worry about beating the broncos first.

ps- if you retort again- please come back with something better than 80s pornstar mustache and "he sucks"

LevonKirkland99
01-04-2012, 09:55 PM
Dude, it's a football game. If you come to Baltimore and win, I'll be upset for a few hours, but I'll get over it. If we both play well and you still win, I'll hardly be upset at all. Losing to a better team doesn't hurt near as much as losing because of mistakes and bad decisions.

I have no control over how any of these teams play, whether they have a good day or a bad day...We're better positioned (first week bye) than we have ever been with our current crop of players and we have beat all of the teams (we played) that made it to the post season. I won't be texting during the game, but I promise, I'll come here afterwards and let you give me crap if you beat us. I know that will make you feel better.

Take care of business in Denver first though bro...and then of course in Foxboro if the Texans happen to beat the Bengals. Hopefully, we'll be waiting.

http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2012/1/4/2682284/afc-playoffs-preview-who-stands-out-in-wide-open-afc

Welcome to the Steelers forum Ravens1, it's always a nice to see what raven fans think of our team. With all due respect, I'd never go to a ravens247 or ravens365...

I prefer to see the Steelers go to Baltimore, assuming we beat Denver ( God willing). I'm assuming Cincy will beat the Texans.

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First of all, please read everything when you respond. I said the Ravens won both ways this year... was the first game not a demolition? I understand if you as a Steelers fan have erased that from your mind though, so no worries...

I didnt mention our losses because I assume thats why he's calling the Ravens overrated. if we hadnt lost to those teams, we'd be either 16-0, or 15-1. Would we still be overrated then? Why would I mention them when everyone knows we lost those. I mentioned those teams regarding you because everyone seems to brush past them as if you dominated them, when in fact, you easily couldve lost either one of them. We won the games that mattered though, but nice try.

As for Ben, I have always respected him as a player. He's a winner, but so is Flacco. Ben has two rings, so he'll forever be on a higher ground until Flacco can match that, but not many quarterbacks win one, much less multiple championships. You win championships as a team, and through it comes a confidence that leads to more.

As for Flacco's 4th quarter comebacks, I wouldnt expect you to know any better. Even when Flacco droveus back in Pittsburgh this year, there were minimal highlights of it.. but here's a link (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/comeback.cgi?player=FlacJo00)...

Problem with that list is, quite a few of his best all time comebacks won't even be on there, because we ended up losing. 24 point comeback at Minnesota a few years back, o nly to have our kicker miss an easy field goal. At Atlanta last year on Sunday night, two late touchdown drive to take the lead with a minute left, only to watch the defense allow a bomb to Roddy White (tho he did get away with a major push off)...

But besides that, youve shown your colors. His mustache, which is supposed to be a joke, sort of like the Red Sox did with their long hair and beards back in 2004. It's a thing to keep the locker room light, and life's too short, so why not. So to crack on his physical appearance as the number one reason for your hatred fits. Completely superficial and hypocritical.

It's a good thing Flacco has thick skin though to put up with all the idiots unwarranted criticisms. That pertains to uneducated ravens fans as well that bash him. Four straight years making the playoffs. And this year WE actually have the benefit of playing at home should we meet you guys again.

Last year was a miracle for you and you should know that. I'd worry about beating the broncos first.

ps- if you retort again- please come back with something better than 80s pornstar mustache and "he sucks"


So do you really think Flacco can win a SB? Welcome to the board Ravenous rex

steelersbabex25
01-04-2012, 10:23 PM
First of all, please read everything when you respond. I said the Ravens won both ways this year... was the first game not a demolition? I understand if you as a Steelers fan have erased that from your mind though, so no worries...

I didnt mention our losses because I assume thats why he's calling the Ravens overrated. if we hadnt lost to those teams, we'd be either 16-0, or 15-1. Would we still be overrated then? Why would I mention them when everyone knows we lost those. I mentioned those teams regarding you because everyone seems to brush past them as if you dominated them, when in fact, you easily couldve lost either one of them. We won the games that mattered though, but nice try.

As for Ben, I have always respected him as a player. He's a winner, but so is Flacco. Ben has two rings, so he'll forever be on a higher ground until Flacco can match that, but not many quarterbacks win one, much less multiple championships. You win championships as a team, and through it comes a confidence that leads to more.

As for Flacco's 4th quarter comebacks, I wouldnt expect you to know any better. Even when Flacco droveus back in Pittsburgh this year, there were minimal highlights of it.. but here's a link (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/comeback.cgi?player=FlacJo00)...

Problem with that list is, quite a few of his best all time comebacks won't even be on there, because we ended up losing. 24 point comeback at Minnesota a few years back, o nly to have our kicker miss an easy field goal. At Atlanta last year on Sunday night, two late touchdown drive to take the lead with a minute left, only to watch the defense allow a bomb to Roddy White (tho he did get away with a major push off)...

But besides that, youve shown your colors. His mustache, which is supposed to be a joke, sort of like the Red Sox did with their long hair and beards back in 2004. It's a thing to keep the locker room light, and life's too short, so why not. So to crack on his physical appearance as the number one reason for your hatred fits. Completely superficial and hypocritical.

It's a good thing Flacco has thick skin though to put up with all the idiots unwarranted criticisms. That pertains to uneducated ravens fans as well that bash him. Four straight years making the playoffs. And this year WE actually have the benefit of playing at home should we meet you guys again.

Last year was a miracle for you and you should know that. I'd worry about beating the broncos first.

ps- if you retort again- please come back with something better than 80s pornstar mustache and "he sucks"

First off, apologies for the first thing. I did read it wrong.

I'm sorry, but you can not say Flacco is a "winner" at all. What exactly has he won? He's had the weapons around him to do it for years, with one of the top defenses of the league on the other side, and he still has not come close to leading his team to a superbowl.

I'm not saying you don't respect Ben Roethlisberger. I'm saying you can't tell me that if I go on to a Ravens board, like you as a Ravens fan are on a Steelers board, and tell me that the Roethlisberger bashing on that site won't be out the ****ing window. You're on a Steelers forum. If you thought that our posts would read, "I have so much respect for Joe Flacco. He's such a good quarterback..I hope we don't have to face him in the post season," then you have way too much faith in humanity.

Another problem with that list, he hasn't done it in the playoffs. That list means **** to me. Woo hoo he engineered some GWD against the mighty Browns and Cardinals. Come to me when he can do it in primetime in a playoff game with the whole world watching.

As far as the mustache thing, the only response I have to that is...take a joke.

Last year was a miracle? Really? Interesting. I'm real interested to hear how you're going to back that one up. PS. You can't.

Also...Joe Flacco sucks.

Ravenous Rex
01-04-2012, 10:43 PM
So do you really think Flacco can win a SB? Welcome to the board Ravenous rex

Of course I do. It's never easy though.

Peyton Manning only got one after his defense saved him... and he has ONE.
Brady only has one because of the tuck rule. I still believe that minus the tuck rule, the Patriots arent the dynasty they became.
Drew Brees has one because Peyton choked and the Colts got outcoached by the Saints.

My point being, Flacco is good enough, but it's a team game. He's throwing to a rookie wr, two second year tight ends, and an older version of Anquan Boldin, assuming he's back. This is a team built to win the AFC North and in the playoffs, but as a team. Flacco has stepped up to the plate, only to have the team faulter behind him, just as many times as he himself has faultered.

If we win as A TEAM, I think Flacco takes that next step as a quarterback. You only get there by winning a Superbowl, and the first time is always the toughest.

I'll tell you what though, if the Ravens should prevail and win a Superbowl under Joe Flacco, I really hope to hear some crow eating form a lot of national analysts, who seem to enjoy jumping on every bandwagon of players they dont think are good enough.

Only ONE quarterback can win a Superbowl each year, ONE. So people like Phillip Rivers, matt Ryan, Carson palmer, Tony Romo... only one can get over the hump each season.

If Tom Brady didnt have Adam Vinatieri, in addition to the tuck rule his first few seasons, he wouldnt be the same passer he is today. He did nothing but dump the ball off to Kevin Faulk in his first season. They won as a team, he became a God, and the NFL has catered the league to him ever since.

Anyway, Ill quit rambling right now- and thanks for the polite response.... in the mood im in today- I wouldnt expect that on here with the way ive been ranting. Some of my best friends are Steelers fans actually- but in an online forum it always feels a bit different.
Good luck versus Tebow.

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First off, apologies for the first thing. I did read it wrong.

I'm sorry, but you can not say Flacco is a "winner" at all. What exactly has he won? He's had the weapons around him to do it for years, with one of the top defenses of the league on the other side, and he still has not come close to leading his team to a superbowl.

I'm not saying you don't respect Ben Roethlisberger. I'm saying you can't tell me that if I go on to a Ravens board, like you as a Ravens fan are on a Steelers board, and tell me that the Roethlisberger bashing on that site won't be out the ****ing window. You're on a Steelers forum. If you thought that our posts would read, "I have so much respect for Joe Flacco. He's such a good quarterback..I hope we don't have to face him in the post season," then you have way too much faith in humanity.

Another problem with that list, he hasn't done it in the playoffs. That list means **** to me. Woo hoo he engineered some GWD against the mighty Browns and Cardinals. Come to me when he can do it in primetime in a playoff game with the whole world watching.

As far as the mustache thing, the only response I have to that is...take a joke.

Last year was a miracle? Really? Interesting. I'm real interested to hear how you're going to back that one up. PS. You can't.

Also...Joe Flacco sucks.

Flacco has won playoff games on the road in each of his first three seasons. He was well on his way to a clutch comeback in Pittsburgh last season, but his receivers let him down. Boldin dropped a touchdown in the numbers, and TJ You knowwho dropped a 1st down inside the 30 with a minute left on 4th down. Shame we didnt get to see how it wouldve ended had his receivers been able to catch. or did we? This year. Flacco had multiple passes dropped and STILL found Torrey Smith for the game winner.

And exactly WHAT weapons has Joe Flacco had? Other than Ray Rice? Derrick mason was a great possession reciever. I loved Todd Heap but he couldnt stay healthy, and he was very reliable when in the game. Who else? Anquan Boldin isnt the stud we thought we were getting, his hands arent even as reliable as masons were. Torrey Smith makes A LOT of rookie mistakes and drops the ball way too often, as does Ed Dickson. Dennis Pitta is our most reliable receiver as our second tight end, yet another second year guy. Id love to know who the "weapons" are youre referring to.

As for the miracle last season. Look at how many things fell in place for you. If not for a dropped touchdown pass by Stevie Johnson and the Bills, the Ravens get the bye and homefield for that game. A blown call in Miami that turned a game ending fumble into a game winning touchdown, same thing. The fluky play in Baltimore that we gifted you on Flacco's blindside, yet again. I don't think the outcome in the playoffs is the same if that were the case. Lot's of home cookin in that playoff game, and the Ravens tired in the end- yet still had a great chance to win. And then, on top of that, to have the jets beat the Patriots, giving you a championship game at home.... Put all those things together, and you get a miracle IMO.

Steelers fans calling the ravens overrated, especially after the San Diego game just makes me laugh. You guys got destroyed at New Orleans last season, but because of how the post season played out, two teams at home that you matched up well against, you found yourself in the Superbowl. I forgot though that you believe the hype about your own team, so expect everything to always fall into place.

We'll just see how it plays out if and when we meet IN BALTIMORE in the playoffs. Every game has come down to the wire when we've faced in the playoffs- games you like to think you "owned." I just wanna see the script get written in baltimore. Sure, the pressure will be all on us, but if you dont think playing at home helped you beat us in the playoffs in both cases, you need to put the gold coffee down.

and ps- who said i expect flacco to be praised on here? I just dont get how he can be laughed at as though he were Kyle Boller or something. Ravens fans hate Roethlisberger for sure, but they respect him as a player, at least the educated ones do anyway....

steelersbabex25
01-04-2012, 10:56 PM
Flacco has won playoff games on the road in each of his first three seasons. He was well on his way to a clutch comeback in Pittsburgh last season, but his receivers let him down. Boldin dropped a touchdown in the numbers, and TJ You knowwho dropped a 1st down inside the 30 with a minute left on 4th down. Shame we didnt get to see how it wouldve ended had his receivers been able to catch. or did we? This year. Flacco had multiple passes dropped and STILL found Torrey Smith for the game winner.

And exactly WHAT weapons has Joe Flacco had? Other than Ray Rice? Derrick mason was a great possession reciever. I loved Todd Heap but he couldnt stay healthy, and he was very reliable when in the game. Who else? Anquan Boldin isnt the stud we thought we were getting, his hands arent even as reliable as masons were. Torrey Smith makes A LOT of rookie mistakes and drops the ball way too often, as does Ed Dickson. Dennis Pitta is our most reliable receiver as our second tight end, yet another second year guy. Id love to know who the "weapons" are youre referring to.

As for the miracle last season. Look at how many things fell in place for you. If not for a dropped touchdown pass by Stevie Johnson and the Bills, the Ravens get the bye and homefield for that game. A blown call in Miami that turned a game ending fumble into a game winning touchdown, same thing. The fluky play in Baltimore that we gifted you on Flacco's blindside, yet again. I don't think the outcome in the playoffs is the same if that were the case. Lot's of home cookin in that playoff game, and the Ravens tired in the end- yet still had a great chance to win. And then, on top of that, to have the jets beat the Patriots, giving you a championship game at home.... Put all those things together, and you get a miracle IMO.

Steelers fans calling the ravens overrated, especially after the San Diego game just makes me laugh. You guys got destroyed at New Orleans last season, but because of how the post season played out, two teams at home that you matched up well against, you found yourself in the Superbowl. I forgot though that you believe the hype about your own team, so expect everything to always fall into place.

We'll just see how it plays out if and when we meet IN BALTIMORE in the playoffs. Every game has come down to the wire when we've faced in the playoffs- games you like to think you "owned." I just wanna see the script get written in baltimore. Sure, the pressure will be all on us, but if you dont think playing at home helped you beat us in the playoffs in both cases, you need to put the gold coffee down.

and ps- who said i expect flacco to be praised on here? I just dont get how he can be laughed at as though he were Kyle Boller or something. Ravens fans hate Roethlisberger for sure, but they respect him as a player, at least the educated ones do anyway....

Well, I'm not going to say I won't give Flacco some type of credit for the game winner in Pittsburgh, but I will say again that a lot of that can be accredited to Dick LeBeau and his infamous prevent defense and having the defenders play 15 yards off of their receiver.

Joe Flacco has had every weapon that you just mentioned. You're naming a weapon and then saying one single thing that's wrong them...lol. Almost ever receiver has a flaw. I can name something that's a problem with every one of our receivers or backs or whatever, but that doesn't mean that you can't find ways to use them.

And as far as last season goes, you're just naming things that happened. You can't say "the Steelers won that game, the Ravens lost this game, and that's what things ended up that way." Well yeah...no ****. There are fluky calls and weird things that happen in every game. I could do the exact same for the Ravens this year. If this, that and the other thing had or hadn't happened, then the Ravens wouldn't be the two seed. Obviously I'm not going to because...that would be pointless.

Nobody is saying the Ravens are overrated. Certain units of the Ravens, yeah, I think are overrated. But I don't think anyone on here has straight up said that the Ravens as a whole are an overrated football team. In fact..somewhere on here I've said that I'll take the Ravens to go to the superbowl over every other team in the AFC (besides the Steelers, of course,) as much as I hate to say that. Don't think they'll win it now or anytime soon with Joe Flacco at the helm, but I think they have a decent chance to make it there.

And there you go..putting words in my mouth again. I never said we "owned" any playoff games against the Ravens. But we were the better team in every victory. Sorry.

Ravenous Rex
01-05-2012, 12:38 AM
Well, I'm not going to say I won't give Flacco some type of credit for the game winner in Pittsburgh, but I will say again that a lot of that can be accredited to Dick LeBeau and his infamous prevent defense and having the defenders play 15 yards off of their receiver.

Joe Flacco has had every weapon that you just mentioned. You're naming a weapon and then saying one single thing that's wrong them...lol. Almost ever receiver has a flaw. I can name something that's a problem with every one of our receivers or backs or whatever, but that doesn't mean that you can't find ways to use them.

And as far as last season goes, you're just naming things that happened. You can't say "the Steelers won that game, the Ravens lost this game, and that's what things ended up that way." Well yeah...no ****. There are fluky calls and weird things that happen in every game. I could do the exact same for the Ravens this year. If this, that and the other thing had or hadn't happened, then the Ravens wouldn't be the two seed. Obviously I'm not going to because...that would be pointless.

Nobody is saying the Ravens are overrated. Certain units of the Ravens, yeah, I think are overrated. But I don't think anyone on here has straight up said that the Ravens as a whole are an overrated football team. In fact..somewhere on here I've said that I'll take the Ravens to go to the superbowl over every other team in the AFC (besides the Steelers, of course,) as much as I hate to say that. Don't think they'll win it now or anytime soon with Joe Flacco at the helm, but I think they have a decent chance to make it there.

And there you go..putting words in my mouth again. I never said we "owned" any playoff games against the Ravens. But we were the better team in every victory. Sorry.

We could go on and on about this. All I know is, if Houston and Pittsburgh wins, and we can beat the Texans, and you can handle the Patriots again, an afc championship at home would be a dream- and almost a miracle after some of the losses we've had this year.
You can say you were the better team in every win because the scoreboard is all that matters, but we both know that between these two teams, it's usually one play, or even one call, that usually determines the outcome. The teams are equally matched, and the past few years everything seemed to fall your way. IMO, the tide is changing, and Flacco does whatever the team needs him to on any given week.

I dont want to get into an argument debating the merits of my own teams receivers, because as much as I love Torrey Smith for overcoming some bad drops to catch the game winner in Pittsburgh this year, he still drops WAY to many balls and his route running can be atrocious. Lee Evans has had hands of stone and has been injured, and your counterpoints to our other receivers dont tell me anything other than yo obviously dont watch the ravens each week, which I would not expect. This is the first year Flacco has had a single receiver that can take the top off of a receiver in Smith, and look what it's done against your team. Coincidence?

Ravens fans are just lucky that Joe Flacco was able to throw not one, but TWO perfect passes over top of your prevent defense in Pittsburgh, since torrey dropped the first one.

steelersbabex25
01-05-2012, 12:57 AM
We could go on and on about this.

True. I don't really want to respond with any long essays anymore cause I'm trying to enjoy the last few weeks that I have of my winter break :lol: But I will say, I do appreciate the intelligent football conversation with a fan of a rival team. Touche, Ravenous Rex. Touche.

Troyisabeast_43
01-05-2012, 01:08 AM
We will see once and for all what the Ravens do with the home field advantage. We have been hearing their fans and their team saying forever now that we need a home playoff game or two and if we get a playoff game at home nothing is going to stop the Ravens. Well we are about to find out within the next 2-3 weeks how much of a difference the Ravens finally getting a home playoff game and a bye week will help them out. A lot of Ravens fans on their boards are saying they want to play the Steelers next Sunday in Baltimore and hope the Bengals win against Houston on Saturday because they think they could take the Steelers out easily like they did in Baltimore on opening day. Well all I will say to that is be careful what you wish for and you better hope that the Joe Flacco that has shown up for the 2 Steelers games this season shows up at M&T Bank next Sunday because if the other Flacco shows up that we have seen numerous times the homefield advantage and the crowd in Baltimore wont be able to help the Ravens. Homefield is nice to have a good advantage but it will only get you so far sometimes. You still have to show up and execute and play a good game. If the Ravens fail to do so on that particular day they can easily lose at home and their 8-0 perfect home record this season that they love to talk so much about will be completely and totally forgotten about...

Nolrog
01-05-2012, 07:55 AM
You really think you're gonna win the Superbowl with Flacco as QB?. LMAO:lol:

Bad QBs have won the SB before.

coldrolled
01-05-2012, 09:52 AM
Bad QBs have won the SB before.

Not to be a worm eater... but the ravens OC keeps flacco pretty healthy all year with his game plans. he does play his strengths into the other teams defensive weaknesses.

if they had aaron they would be 16-0 too.

if we had a real good oc we would be 16-0 too and have a healthy QB..

BlitzburghRockCity
01-06-2012, 12:46 AM
The Baltimore offensive line has been able to stay together longer than the Steelers offensive line, although that's no saying much. Any line, even if they are average, can get better as the year goes on. If the Steelers OLine had the benefit of only half the injuries they've sustained, perhaps the issues we're facing now aren't as bad...

The Ravens have a lot to prove, you get a home playoff game and then botch it up they'll be calling for his head again. It's typical Ravens fan talk but that's who they are. If they win they'll be the greatest team even, if they lose their fans will have a bitch fest about how it wasn't their fault, blah blah blah. Flacco has to exercise the demons that plague him in every playoff run he's been in. Good luck with that unibrow!

Raleigh Steel
01-06-2012, 06:43 AM
Not to be a worm eater... but the ravens OC keeps flacco pretty healthy all year with his game plans. he does play his strengths into the other teams defensive weaknesses.

if they had aaron they would be 16-0 too.

if we had a real good oc we would be 16-0 too and have a healthy QB..

:plus1:

steelchamp204
01-06-2012, 09:39 AM
Baltimore at home is money. Im not writjng down we would knock them out again just because of what happened in the past. Until we figure out how to stop rice. Its an edge to the rats at home more than it is us relying on what happened in the past.

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Bad QBs have won the SB before.

Also didnt Ben have the worst rating ever in his first superbowl? Thank god he had that drive in the second one to win or he might be the worst qb production of all time in the big game

Ravenous Rex
01-06-2012, 02:04 PM
True. I don't really want to respond with any long essays anymore cause I'm trying to enjoy the last few weeks that I have of my winter break :lol: But I will say, I do appreciate the intelligent football conversation with a fan of a rival team. Touche, Ravenous Rex. Touche.

That's all we both want right? To enjoy the football season (which is like a vacation every Sunday- with each weekday building anticipation) as long as we possibly can? That's why I want to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship, if we have to face them all. The worst part about losing to your arch rival is having to watch them continue to play while your season is over.

That said, I hope you get to enjoy at least ONE more week of football during your vacation after this one. ;)

--- Added 1/6/2012 at 12:04 PM ---


We will see once and for all what the Ravens do with the home field advantage. We have been hearing their fans and their team saying forever now that we need a home playoff game or two and if we get a playoff game at home nothing is going to stop the Ravens. Well we are about to find out within the next 2-3 weeks how much of a difference the Ravens finally getting a home playoff game and a bye week will help them out. A lot of Ravens fans on their boards are saying they want to play the Steelers next Sunday in Baltimore and hope the Bengals win against Houston on Saturday because they think they could take the Steelers out easily like they did in Baltimore on opening day. Well all I will say to that is be careful what you wish for and you better hope that the Joe Flacco that has shown up for the 2 Steelers games this season shows up at M&T Bank next Sunday because if the other Flacco shows up that we have seen numerous times the homefield advantage and the crowd in Baltimore wont be able to help the Ravens. Homefield is nice to have a good advantage but it will only get you so far sometimes. You still have to show up and execute and play a good game. If the Ravens fail to do so on that particular day they can easily lose at home and their 8-0 perfect home record this season that they love to talk so much about will be completely and totally forgotten about...

Maybe from some fans, but not in the vein you speak. EVERY fan wants to see their team play at home, and the way the Steelers have secure home field versus the Ravens in both instances in which you ended our season in the playoffs- were very heartbreaking games- ones in which the outcome could have easily been different. (the Holmes goalline catch and the Polamalu sack strip)...
I certainly never assume we'll go all the way with homefield- we had it in 2006, and lost to the Colts at home. It's just difficult to lose close games so many times on the road to the same team- especially in the playoffs. Unless you think home field is not an advantage. And as much as the Ravens tried to choke the game away last year, it definitely felt like some home cooking was going on a few critical calls- one which lead to erasing a touchdown for us, one which lead to a touchdown for you (defensive holding on a 3rd down run???)...

So again, no one other than ignorant Ravens fans are saying the Ravens are a lock against anyone, much less and especially the Steelers. All they are saying is, "can it AT LEAST be in Baltimore one year!" And youre right, now it will be, and the pressure will be even greater... so we'll see.... in THREE weeks I hope...

BlitzburghRockCity
01-06-2012, 02:44 PM
It's refreshing to be able to talk football and read intelligent conversation from a Ravens fan. It just doesn't happen very often; getting an objective opinion that isn't filled with "the steelers suck" "Ravens rule" kind of crap.

Thank you Ravenous :clap:

Quite honestly the true Ravens fans and the Steelers fans that know what's up, neither should want to face the other. If that happens, the game is going to be physical and brutal. Not the type of game you want to play in the playoffs and risk injuring key players when you're this close to the super bowl. From a ratings standpoint, no doubt about it the networks would make even more of a killing than they already do.

From a revenge standpoint, sure you want to see Pittsburgh and Baltimore play again. It would be a game to remember. From a reality standpoint you'd rather play a team that you can potentially survive with the majority of your players still intact.

steelersbabex25
01-06-2012, 02:56 PM
Just wouldn't be playoff football without a brutal faceoff between the Ravens and Steelers though. It has to happen.

LatrobePA
01-06-2012, 03:07 PM
Just wouldn't be playoff football without a brutal faceoff between the Ravens and Steelers though. It has to happen.

Sad but true...

coldrolled
01-06-2012, 03:58 PM
One way or the other we will play the Broncos, Ravens, Pats. If we are going to play in the AFCCG..

LatrobePA
01-06-2012, 04:03 PM
One way or the other we will play the Broncos, Ravens, Pats. If we are going to play in the AFCCG..

How about Cinci at home for the AFCCG? Hmmmmm you never know, lol

coldrolled
01-06-2012, 04:22 PM
How about Cinci at home for the AFCCG? Hmmmmm you never know, lol

Who Dey?

LatrobePA
01-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Who Dey?

We Dey!!

I got a buddy that's a huge Bungals fan that named his damn dog Who Dey (poor bastard)!

steelchamp204
01-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Seriosuly though, I think the Ravens stadium is the loudest in the NFL. When that stadium is rocking, its a nice scene to watch as much as I hate to say that, it has to be said. I wish Heinz was closed up all the way around, our staium would be loud as hell to. I mean it is. but could you imagine if that open end was closed up and added about 15,000+ fans. Nuts!

Troyisabeast_43
01-06-2012, 06:17 PM
How about Cinci at home for the AFCCG? Hmmmmm you never know, lol

If Cincy wins tomorrow in Houston and the Steelers do their part Sunday in Denver the possibility of it will at least still be there for another week. Cincy I think could give the Pats a decent game. Dalton has been playing well and has some weapons at the receiving core that can score points on the Pats. If the Bengals D can step up and contain Brady and the Pats they at least have a shot in that game assuming they beat the Texans of course tomorrow...

Ravenous Rex
01-07-2012, 02:46 AM
It's refreshing to be able to talk football and read intelligent conversation from a Ravens fan. It just doesn't happen very often; getting an objective opinion that isn't filled with "the steelers suck" "Ravens rule" kind of crap.

Thank you Ravenous :clap:

Quite honestly the true Ravens fans and the Steelers fans that know what's up, neither should want to face the other. If that happens, the game is going to be physical and brutal. Not the type of game you want to play in the playoffs and risk injuring key players when you're this close to the super bowl. From a ratings standpoint, no doubt about it the networks would make even more of a killing than they already do.

From a revenge standpoint, sure you want to see Pittsburgh and Baltimore play again. It would be a game to remember. From a reality standpoint you'd rather play a team that you can potentially survive with the majority of your players still intact.


Just wouldn't be playoff football without a brutal faceoff between the Ravens and Steelers though. It has to happen.

All true, but I definitely would not be heartbroken if we didn't have to face you guys again. The bottom line anyway, even if we managed to beat you and advance to the Superbowl, it means nothing if we don't win the Superbowl... And the odds of winning the Superbowl after playing you guys has got to reduce our chances by a decent percentage, due to the brutality of the game and our aging defense in a few key spots.

That said, there certainly is nothing like the week long build up to a steelers ravens playoff game.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-07-2012, 02:48 AM
The hype for that game would be incredible, no doubt about it. Suggs would doing his usual talk. I'm sure Harrison or Woodley would probably have something to say as well. The NFL, even with their continued drive to remove defense from the game completely, would salivate at another Steelers vs Ravens Championship game.

The story lines would be very interesting too; Can Flacco get the Ravens over the hump, can the Steelers even have enough healthy bodies to field a full team by then? LOL

Nolrog
01-07-2012, 08:14 PM
just win in denver :cope: and then play whoever is next... and win! :clap:

Well said.

No matter how it shakes out, we're likely going to have to beat both Baltimore and New England to get to the SB.

elephantman
01-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Well said.

No matter how it shakes out, we're likely going to have to beat both Baltimore and New England to get to the SB.

although the Pats scare me more than the ravens , I'd rather play them b4 the ravens....lesss injuries...thank you Houston

BlitzburghRockCity
01-07-2012, 10:07 PM
Indeed, it's on to New England for the Steelers as long as they take care of business tomorrow. This is how we pretty much figured it was going to go down, the Bengals just weren't ready to win a playoff game yet especially on the road.