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    Which playoff team from 2007 has the toughest road ahead in '08?

    The Giants will have it tough, for sure. It's never easy being the champs, and the NFC East should be particularly competitive. But no team has it tougher than Mike Tomlin's Pittsburgh Steelers.

    A mere glance at their 2008 schedule can send shivers down the spine.

    In a seven-week span starting in late October, Pittsburgh takes on the Super Bowl champion Giants, the NFC wild-card qualifying Redskins, the AFC South champion Colts, the AFC West champion Chargers, the rival Bengals, the AFC champion Patriots, and the NFC East champion Cowboys. Umm ... in a row! That's downright horrifying.
    Steel Curtain fans expecting big things in Year 2 of the Tomlin Era may need to be patient, because that schedule is enough to keep even the strongest of teams out of the playoffs.
    Can you say champions...

    Gee, why didn't they just have us play the NFC West, South champions too and just call it a year.

    I just hope this season doesn't have us looking like the Clowns of the past 10 years...

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    wow, well its definitley gonna be tough but out of those six teams named if we could make it through that stretch at least 3-3 I think we'll be okay. I hope

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    Half of those teams may fail badly. Its impossible to say. Personally, i think its just a question on our self. I mean, we could have beaten both NE and Jax. last year, but WE messed it up. We gave up big plays etc. etc. So if we can quit fooling around at important times, we have a good chance at beating all of these teams.
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    I honestly think after looking at the schedule 11-5 is not an unreasonable prediction(well not unreasonable to other record predictions at least lol)

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    I say 9-7 through 11-5 is a solid guess. Any of those could win the division with every team (trust me here) improving.

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    i say we make a run at 16-0 and lose in the superbowl to the falcons

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    well at least we'll have a shot at adding oher
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    My Awesome predicition that will never, ever, happen.

    Steelers trade Willie Parker, Hines Ward, Troy Polomalu, and their 1st and 2nd Round draft picks to move up and get Oher, unless we fail miserably this year and can trade less or simply select him. Yes that is losing a lot, but nothing that can't be replaced...if only there was a desperate trade partner (Raiders for name recognition maybe?)

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    yeah im not a ward, troy or willie fan, in fat i hate troy but thats giving up an awful lot lol. Id be cool with getting another first round pick and getting andre smith and tyson jackson

    or maybe we just lose enough games to get oher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captcoolhand View Post
    Can you say champions...

    Gee, why didn't they just have us play the NFC West, South champions too and just call it a year.

    I just hope this season doesn't have us looking like the Clowns of the past 10 years...
    You do know the schedule rotates every year....It baffles me that people are so shocked at the schedule process....It just sucks that we have to play the NFC East and AFC South this year.....Just happens those were two of the toughest divisions last year....Since we won the AFC North we have to play the other two division winners from the other two remaining AFC divisions...So thats why we play the Chargers and the Pats....Not that hard to figure out...lol

    Next year we play the NFC North and AFC West......Then our 6 division games....Then again depending on were we finish in our division that will determine on who we play in the AFC South and AFC East next year..If we win the division again this year then we will probably play the Colts or Jags...Since one of those two teams will probably win the AFC South...The Pats will win the AFC East again so if we win the North we will play them again....If we finish second then we will play the second place teams from those division...Then if 3rd the 3rd place teams...If 4th the 4th place teams....Its not rocket science....

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