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Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby The Lung » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:09 pm

From: http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=501791

Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Posted: December 30, 2008

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers played the NFL's toughest schedule this season. They may play one of the league's weakest schedules in 2009.

The Steelers' 2009 schedule was firmed up Sunday after Miami (11-5) won the AFC East over New England (11-5) because of tiebreakers. If the Patriots had won the division, the Steelers would have played at New England for the third consecutive season in 2009.

The Steelers will play only three winning-record teams at home next season: Baltimore, Minnesota and Tennessee. Also visiting Pittsburgh will be AFC North rivals Cincinnati and Cleveland, plus Oakland, San Diego and Green Bay.

On the road, the Steelers will play their three division opponents, plus Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit and Miami.

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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby mariners100 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:23 pm

Looking a lot better than last year's.... My predictions for 09.
Home:
Baltimore- Win
Minnesota- Win
Tennessee- Loss
Cincinnati- Win
Cleveland- Win
Oakland- Win
San Diego- Win
Green Bay- Win

Away:
Denver- Tough one, Win
Kansas City- Win
Chicago- Win
Detroit- Win
Miami- Win
Baltimore- Loss
Cincinnati- Win
Cleveland- Win

My prediction: 14-2 possibly 13-3.
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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby The Lung » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:41 pm

I think they could struggle with either San Diego or Green Bay, plus lose a bone-headed one somewhere along the line, so I am gonna say 13-3 or 12-4. ;-D
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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby mariners100 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:35 pm

The Lung wrote:I think they could struggle with either San Diego or Green Bay, plus lose a bone-headed one somewhere along the line, so I am gonna say 13-3 or 12-4. ;-D


I'll take either record. I said W's vs San Diego (we always play them tough) and G.B. took a step backwards this year, I like Rodgers but they have a long way to go.....
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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby The Lung » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:51 pm

If they can win the Superbowl with the toughest schedule ever, there's no reason the team can't repeat as AFC North champs with this schedule. ;-D
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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby stomperrob » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:06 pm

When you're the best in the world, any schedule looks like a cakewalk! ;-) :-b
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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby jake » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:01 am

My prediction is 13 and 3. We continue mastery over our division, we have Baltimore's number. I believe we win 7 home games. It really comes down to how the schedule breaks, to give a better picture. Our road schedule is not that tough, however the Steelers will play down to their opponents level on occasion, maybe once or twice next year. WE WON A SUPER BOWL WITH ONE DECENT O LINEMAN. THAT IS AMAZING. If we get Ben and the backs a better line, we could have a shot at 15-1, or maybe to go....................
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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby kethnaab » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:40 pm

I'm not sure I'd rather have an easier schedule than a tougher one

By the time we got to the playoffs, we had already played the best teams in the NFL, the playoffs were like regular season games
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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby steelerfan513 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:06 pm

2009 Schedule

1 Thu. Sep. 10 vs. Titans 8:30 PM
2 Sun. Sep. 20 at Bears 4:15 PM
3 Sun. Sep. 27 at Bengals 1:00 PM
4 Sun. Oct. 04 vs. Chargers 8:20 PM
5 Sun. Oct. 11 at Lions 1:00 PM
6 Sun. Oct. 18 vs. Browns 1:00 PM
7 Sun. Oct. 25 vs. Vikings 1:00 PM
8 Sun. Nov. 01 BYE
9 Mon. Nov. 09 at Broncos 8:30 PM
10 Sun. Nov. 15 vs. Bengals 1:00 PM
11 Sun. Nov. 22 at Chiefs 1:00 PM
12 Sun. Nov. 29 at Ravens 8:20 PM
13 Sun. Dec. 06 vs. Raiders 1:00 PM
14 Thu. Dec. 10 at Browns 8:20 PM
15 Sun. Dec. 20 vs. Packers 1:00 PM
16 Sun. Dec. 27 vs. Ravens 1:00 PM
17 Sun. Jan. 03 at Dolphins 1:00 PM


Yeesh, tough start there. 0-2 wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. I still think that the Titans were one less careless turnover against Baltimore from winning the Super Bowl last year, and if they can get an above average starter to replace Haynesworth, they'll still be an excellent team next year. And Chicago's acquisition of Cutler makes them the favorites in the NFC North IMHO.

After that, the only major speed bumps I see right now are Baltimore and Miami. But throw in another random road loss, and I still don't see the Steelers going worse than 12-4 again.
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Re: Steelers' 2009 schedule reverses course

Postby The Lung » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:53 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:Yeesh, tough start there. 0-2 wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. I still think that the Titans were one less careless turnover against Baltimore from winning the Super Bowl last year, and if they can get an above average starter to replace Haynesworth, they'll still be an excellent team next year. And Chicago's acquisition of Cutler makes them the favorites in the NFC North IMHO.

After that, the only major speed bumps I see right now are Baltimore and Miami. But throw in another random road loss, and I still don't see the Steelers going worse than 12-4 again.


2009 Schedule

1 Thu. Sep. 10 vs. Titans 8:30 PM -LOSS
2 Sun. Sep. 20 at Bears 4:15 PM -LOSS
3 Sun. Sep. 27 at Bengals 1:00 PM -WIN
4 Sun. Oct. 04 vs. Chargers 8:20 PM -WIN
5 Sun. Oct. 11 at Lions 1:00 PM -WIN
6 Sun. Oct. 18 vs. Browns 1:00 PM -WIN
7 Sun. Oct. 25 vs. Vikings 1:00 PM -WIN
8 Sun. Nov. 01 BYE
9 Mon. Nov. 09 at Broncos 8:30 PM -WIN
10 Sun. Nov. 15 vs. Bengals 1:00 PM -WIN
11 Sun. Nov. 22 at Chiefs 1:00 PM -WIN
12 Sun. Nov. 29 at Ravens 8:20 PM -LOSS
13 Sun. Dec. 06 vs. Raiders 1:00 PM -WIN
14 Thu. Dec. 10 at Browns 8:20 PM -WIN
15 Sun. Dec. 20 vs. Packers 1:00 PM -WIN
16 Sun. Dec. 27 vs. Ravens 1:00 PM -WIN
17 Sun. Jan. 03 at Dolphins 1:00 PM -WIN


I'm not concerned about the 'speed bump' in Miami because it's the last game of the year - I'm willing to bet that it ends up being a meaningless game.

I would have chalked up the Broncos Monday night game as a loss with Cutler at QB, but no longer with Orton / Simms at QB.

The Chargers home game could be the only reason this team doesn't go 13-3, methinks.
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