Wasn't the Titans hot when we played them?
How'd that game turn out? If "healthy" I can see the same results!
If BR sits, I honestly don't know how we will score. SF is very good against the run and we... are not good running it. HOWEVER, with a greater emphasis on the run all this week, I think we do enough.
Must win special teams and stop Frank Gore.
If the Ravens lose on Sunday (which is the only game i could see them losing), this will be the super bowl for the steelers and this would hurt 100 times more...they need the 1 or 2 seed
49ers = 34
Steelers = 10
49ers = 17
Steelers = 10, maybe 14
Actually I think it is going to be a close game, which you may pull out. For all the trash I sometimes talk here (in response to some of your fans trash talk, name calling etc.) I believe our teams are incredibly evenly matched. We have (historically) had a choke factor that has had me yelling obscenities at my TV and you all have a consistency/resiliency I admire. I DO think the whole conspiracy thing about the NFL being after you smacks a bit of a speeder who was just pulled over saying he was just keeping up with traffic. Hey, sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.
To win, the Steelers can't get behind in this game and they have to set the tempo. If they hold Gore to < 80 yards and put the game in Alex Smith's hands, then I like the Steelers chances. They also need to continue playing good special teams and not allow Ginn to be a factor. The key for the Steelers defensively is going to be the matchup with Vernon Davis, which I believe falls into the lap of Timmons as long as Woody plays and Worilds is on the other side.