Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Early thoughts on Raiders game and week 3...

          
   
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #1
    Top 30 Troyisabeast_43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,616
    My Mood
    Clowns

    Early thoughts on Raiders game and week 3...

    I know it's only late Monday night but looking ahead to this Sunday there are a lot of marquee matchups that are going to take place this weekend. You got the Patriots and Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday night,the Texans are playing at Denver,and the Falcons who are destroying Manning and the Broncos tonight will visit 2-0 San Diego. And of course you got the Steelers heading to Oakland to play an Oakland Raiders team that is 0-2 and has looked bad doing so the last 2 weeks. Getting beat soundly last Monday night to the Chargers in Oakland, and getting absolutely pounded by a bad Miami team yesterday by 22 points.

    Now historically the Steelers never really seem to play that well in Oakland and especially Ben who had a nightmare of a game there in 2006. So this is definitely not a game to take for granted or lightly by any means, but still looking at this match-up across the board the Steelers if they show up and play like they are capable of playing and dont beat themselves by turning the ball over and giving the Raiders opportunities in this game they shouldnt have a problem once again sticking it Carson Palmer their old buddy and getting out of Oakland with a win and a 2-1 record heading into the bye week. Once again if guys like Troy,Harrison and Mendenhall arent close to being ready to play this weekend then by all means do not play them once again. Give Troy a full 3-4 weeks or so off to heal up completely and give Harrison another few weeks with his knee so both of them are good to go after the bye week on October 7th when the Steelers host the Eagles.

    The bottom line is the Steelers I think have the favorable schedule this week out of all of the teams in the division and have an excellent chance to be in 1st place by a game on both Cincy and Baltimore at the bye week. I dont think the Bengals will beat RG3 and the Skins in their home opener Sunday,and I think the Ravens will have a hard time beating the Patriots who rarely lose two in a row under Belichick and Brady. So as long as the Steelers take care of business Sunday in Oakland they have an excellent chance to be at top of the division come the bye week and heading into October with a pretty favorable schedule to start the month...

  2. #2
    Draft Pick
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    257
    the expression 'any given Sunday' does not apply to this game... I feel 100 % confident in utter domination on both sides of the ball...even if Charlie batch starts for Ben . 35-10

  3. #3
    Big T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Penn State University
    Posts
    5,539
    I can see it being closer than it should be... But if the dolphins can obliterate them with that offense an defense, it shouldn't even be close. I see a big day from Ben and the receivers.

  4. #4
    Starter SnakeEyes43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    South Bend, IN
    Posts
    1,322
    Basicially, what Big T said.

    I have a feeling the game will be much closer than it needs to be, but we should certainly win. The biggest thing, besides the W of course, will be getting everyone out of Oakland healthy.
    Bleeding Black and Gold since 86'

  5. #5
    Assistant Coach Real Deal Steel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ranclho Cucamonga,California
    Posts
    5,566
    The game will be close if we don't jump on them early. I'm down here in Raider country and the Raiders and their fans have been pointing to this game for 3 months. This is the first game that sold out for them. Raider fans in Los Angeles are caravaning up to Oakland this week in a big way for this game. We need to punch them in the mouth, go up on them 14-0 and they will fade away. But if we come out making turnovers, giving them reason to stay inspired, it will be just like the last time we came to Oakland. A loss. It would be a real blessing if we could find a running game.
    The Steeler way...is the only way.

  6. #6
    Head Coach LatrobePA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    THIS IS MY HOUSE BITCHES
    Posts
    12,255
    can we stop #20?? If not it could be a long day... Palmer is used to playing us so advantage them there..
    "Happy Happy Happy"

  7. #7
    Draft Pick
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    424
    Oakland's secondary is supposedly very poor. This would be a good game to start taking more shots down field.

  8. #8
    2nd String harpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    615
    Quote Originally Posted by elephantman View Post
    the expression 'any given Sunday' does not apply to this game... I feel 100 % confident in utter domination on both sides of the ball...even if Charlie batch starts for Ben . 35-10
    Wow....dude, I love your confidence. (lol)

  9. #9
    Assistant Coach coldrolled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Fort Myers Beach
    Posts
    5,628
    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    can we stop #20?? If not it could be a long day... Palmer is used to playing us so advantage them there..
    Haley has played them more than us over the past years.. with KC and Arizona

  10. #10
    Head Coach LatrobePA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    THIS IS MY HOUSE BITCHES
    Posts
    12,255
    Quote Originally Posted by coldrolled View Post
    Haley has played them more than us over the past years.. with KC and Arizona
    True, never even crossed my mind... Good looking out!
    "Happy Happy Happy"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Week 11: Steelers vs. Raiders
    By Raleigh Steel in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 11-21-2010, 11:06 AM
  2. Early big game
    By schevpsu in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-02-2009, 12:14 AM
  3. My Early 2009 NFL Draft Thoughts
    By DocHolliday1989 in forum Steelers War Room
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12-23-2008, 07:44 PM
  4. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-01-2008, 10:55 PM
  5. Thoughts on week 2
    By BlitzburghRockCity in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-18-2007, 02:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •