nsulham wrote:Damn Davus, not giving the Pats any credit or anything? I know you're confident in your team but damn. You can't say "Team X has better A than Team Z and Team Y shut them down, so we'll win". Just can't do it. Different teams, different personnel. Just like people shouldn't really say Ben will be eaten alive by NE based on his performance last week.
I've said it before: until proven otherwise, the Pats are the team to beat. How many times do they have to prove people wrong?
I take NOTHING away from the Steelers and hell, they could very well win this game, easily. The homefield advantage definitely worries me.
But the Pats have been bet against before and proved everyone wrong. Just don't start crying if they do it again.
I give the Pats tons of credit and I'm deflecting the very same kind of logic on why the Steelers will lose. "Ben played subpar against the Jets, therefore the Pats will tear him and the Steelers apart..." ad-nauseum.
Now, as far as the team to beat. The Steelers, as I'm sure you are well aware, defeated them in regular season play SOUNDLY...and then went on to defeat the previously undefeated Eagles EVEN MORE SOUNDLY the following week. Ben played great both of those games. How many of the top teams do the Steelers have to beat, how many times consecutively until they are the team to beat? 15-1, best record in the league. They already beat the Pats once this year. Yet the Pats are the team to beat still???
That's ok. Yeah they are still the reigning champs. They have a great team and a great coach. I happen to think that the Steelers match up against them this year very well and better than they would have the Colts...although I think the weather outdoors would have turned a Pit Vs. Indy game into a Pit victory by default, Indy just sucks outside in the cold.
Again, I take nothing away from the Pats. I just think the Steelers are very capable of beating them again. The Pats and Steelers are IMO the #1 and #2 teams in the NFL this year and I've been saying that since week 10. They are both great teams and either could come on top.
I am just flabbergasted at the disrespect shown toward the Steelers. Not to beat a dead horse, but I don't remember anyone voicing concerns about the Pats when they lost to the lowly Dolphins. Granted they have a longer resume, but at some point you have to give the Steelers credit and most people don't.
To me that will make what I believe will be a Steeler victory all the more sweet.