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Postby OwenTheBlonde » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:41 am

This game SHOULD be close but is very dependent on Ben making a few big plays because the Pats will gear up to stop the run and force Ben to beat them. The Steelers need to use the deep pass early and then pound with Bettis/Staley. I'm going to say that the Pats win by at least 10 due mainly to Steelers playoff inexperience vs Pats experience. Really you can break this game down many ways and argue either side but I just don't think the Steelers are ready this year.
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Postby davus » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:20 am

OwenTheBlonde wrote:This game SHOULD be close but is very dependent on Ben making a few big plays because the Pats will gear up to stop the run and force Ben to beat them. The Steelers need to use the deep pass early and then pound with Bettis/Staley. I'm going to say that the Pats win by at least 10 due mainly to Steelers playoff inexperience vs Pats experience. Really you can break this game down many ways and argue either side but I just don't think the Steelers are ready this year.


Actually, the bulk of this team was there for their 2001 and 2002 playoff runs. They are not as inexperienced as you think. Ben's inexperience is a big advantage for the Patriots, though.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:23 pm

Azrael wrote:Most of the things I see or hear are "it'll be a close game but the Pats will win" Basically this means they don't think the Steelers have a chance to win but don't have the guts to call it a blowout just because they are 16-1 this year.


This is a joke. Are you saying we are not allowed to believe that the Pats will win in a close one? Seriously?
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Postby davus » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:19 pm

Transmogrifier wrote:
Azrael wrote:Most of the things I see or hear are "it'll be a close game but the Pats will win" Basically this means they don't think the Steelers have a chance to win but don't have the guts to call it a blowout just because they are 16-1 this year.


This is a joke. Are you saying we are not allowed to believe that the Pats will win in a close one? Seriously?


Well if the Pats are sooooo superior, why would it be a close game???? :-?
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Postby chcbb » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:54 pm

davus wrote:
Transmogrifier wrote:
Azrael wrote:Most of the things I see or hear are "it'll be a close game but the Pats will win" Basically this means they don't think the Steelers have a chance to win but don't have the guts to call it a blowout just because they are 16-1 this year.


This is a joke. Are you saying we are not allowed to believe that the Pats will win in a close one? Seriously?


Well if the Pats are sooooo superior, why would it be a close game???? :-?


because i think most of us feel that the steelers are quite good, but the pats are better right now.... would you rather me lie and post "steelers suck!!, the pats are going to beat them by like 40 points!!"... no, i think this will be another one of those close games (ie the 2 super bowls) in which the pats pull it off in the end w/ a vinatieri field goal. whoever said the pats were soooo superior?? they're just a little superior :-)
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Postby Azrael » Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:08 pm

OwenTheBlonde wrote:I'm going to say that the Pats win by at least 10 due mainly to Steelers playoff inexperience vs Pats experience. Really you can break this game down many ways and argue either side but I just don't think the Steelers are ready this year.


Playoff experience hasn't meant anything towards the Eagles getting to the Superbowl so far.
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Postby portisfan24 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:35 am

Azrael wrote:
OwenTheBlonde wrote:I'm going to say that the Pats win by at least 10 due mainly to Steelers playoff inexperience vs Pats experience. Really you can break this game down many ways and argue either side but I just don't think the Steelers are ready this year.


Playoff experience hasn't meant anything towards the Eagles getting to the Superbowl so far.


What do the Eagles have to do with anything? Last time I checked they arent the Patriots. Ill admit I have my doubts about this game, but Ive learned to never underestimate Belicheck and the Pats, so Im expecteing a 7 point victory.
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Postby deluxe_247 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:09 am

a little too much testosterone in this thread :-o
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Postby eaglesrule » Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:44 am

being good doesn't mean you necessarily blow everyone out -- that it is an ignorant comment.

as for the eagles, I'd say the playoff experience has something to do with actually getting there every year. we shall see what they do now that they actually have their key memebers healthy.
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Postby irishclown » Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:02 pm

Steelers dominated them last time and the will do it again. I'm just glad the Patsies beat the Colts because I was a lot more worried about the Colts than the Patsies.


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