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JTP53609
02-07-2011, 01:09 AM
1. ben to wallace overthrow....could have been the first lead
2. Mendy fumble....again could have led to our first lead midway through the fourth
3. Fox penalty, we have the ball at the 13 instead of the the 30 with 2 minutes
4. Bens pic 6
5. 3rd and 10 with 5 minutes left and rodgers zips it just past taylors finger and the clock becomes our enemy and 3 points are added to boot.

Sonny
02-07-2011, 01:17 AM
Don't forget the little things, the calls in the first half that had me thinking there was some "payback" for XL.

Chadman
02-07-2011, 01:19 AM
3 turning points- 3 turnovers.

Pack got 21 points from them.

There's the game.

JTP53609
02-07-2011, 01:20 AM
my goodness that call of a hold on heath miller was just ridiculous....
but then again they called a facemask on G.B. for the touching of a shoulder pad

Chadman
02-07-2011, 01:25 AM
The Refs didn't influence the result.

JTP53609
02-07-2011, 01:28 AM
The Refs didn't influence the result.
nobody is blaming the refs, I said the miller call was bad and the call on the packers for personal foul was bad....

Chadman
02-07-2011, 01:29 AM
The Refs didn't influence the result.
nobody is blaming the refs, I said the miller call was bad and the call on the packers for personal foul was bad....


:D

You didn't, Sonny did- and seen it mentioned a couple of times already.

JTP53609
02-07-2011, 01:31 AM
my apoligies, I am on edge a little bit, its gonna be a longggg week, and months

Chadman
02-07-2011, 01:33 AM
my apoligies, I am on edge a little bit, its gonna be a longggg week, and months

It's easier when you accept that the Steelers were beaten, fair & square, by a better team on the day.

Not a missed opportunity- they were not in the game. The Packers earned that title.

DukieBoy
02-07-2011, 01:34 AM
my apoligies, I am on edge a little bit, its gonna be a longggg week, and months

It's easier when you accept that the Steelers were beaten, fair & square, by a better team on the day.

Not a missed opportunity- they were not in the game. The Packers earned that title.
Agree. Well-stated.

JTP53609
02-07-2011, 01:34 AM
im glad it was the packers, at least, they are classy and not cowboys

Sonny
02-07-2011, 01:35 AM
Mundy's penalty on Antonio Brown's return.

Without that, does Ben still have a pick 6 the very next play?

Little things. The man is asking for turning points. I'd say the pick 6 hurt a bit.

Chadman
02-07-2011, 01:37 AM
Mundy's penalty on Antonio Brown's return.

Without that, does Ben still have a pick 6 the very next play?

Little things. The man is asking for turning points. I'd say the pick 6 hurt a bit.

You must have watched a different angle- Mundy DID block that guy in the back...

birtikidis
02-07-2011, 01:39 AM
The Packers did to us, what we did to teams all year.
I thought our defense played a decent game. Loved some of the wrinkles (Diesel playing OLB with Harrison in the middle). Saw some huge flashes from Ziggy. Where was Woodley? He came close a few times, but, really i thought he'd take his game up like he usually does in the postseason.
just thought offensively we didn't show up. thought Mendy did, then he fumbles. Kemo shouldn't ever be considered a good guard in the NFL. he's way over paid and a huge liability in pass defense. We need a real guard. not a tackle playing guard. was impressed by legursky. I really thought we still had a shot with 1:00 left. Gotta love that about Ben, it's actually possible to win those kinds of games.
Thought troy looked bad at times.

Starlifter
02-07-2011, 01:39 AM
pretty good list that about sums it up. we had more than our fair share of opportunities and played very undisciplined. the last ST's penalty on Fox was just the final nail in the coffin.

our team realizes they didn't get outplayed - they made too many mistakes that couldn't be overcome. It's a bad way to lose for sure.

Sonny
02-07-2011, 01:41 AM
Mundy's penalty on Antonio Brown's return.

Without that, does Ben still have a pick 6 the very next play?

Little things. The man is asking for turning points. I'd say the pick 6 hurt a bit.

You must have watched a different angle- Mundy DID block that guy in the back... Did they show it? Can't say I caught it in real time. Good eye if you did. I was looking for replays on the penalties and noticed they didn't show much until it was obvious the Steelers got a gift(facemask).

papillon
02-07-2011, 01:42 AM
The coin flip, the Steelers brought their C+ game and the Pack brought their B- game and the Steelers lost.

Too many mistakes, turnovers, near misses, etc to identify any one, two or three things that turned the game.

Pappy

birtikidis
02-07-2011, 01:43 AM
Mundy's penalty on Antonio Brown's return.

Without that, does Ben still have a pick 6 the very next play?

Little things. The man is asking for turning points. I'd say the pick 6 hurt a bit.

You must have watched a different angle- Mundy DID block that guy in the back... Did they show it? Can't say I caught it in real time. Good eye if you did. I was looking for replays on the penalties and noticed they didn't show much until it was obvious the Steelers got a gift(facemask).
yea, it was obvious. I was pissed as soon as it happened, totally unnecassary.

Crash
02-07-2011, 01:44 AM
He knew he did it. Looked right at the ref.

Chadman
02-07-2011, 01:45 AM
He knew he did it. Looked right at the ref.

He has to go, along with Fox.

Brainless.

Shoe
02-07-2011, 01:46 AM
Mendenhall's fumble was the biggest one. We had the momentum big-time in our favor at that point. Of course I would have liked to see Ben hit Wallace on that one... but that fumble let more air out of the team than any other. Even the pick six, which gave them a big lead... the guys I'm sure still felt the game was in reach.

hawaiiansteel
02-07-2011, 02:20 AM
Steelers deserving of loss

Packers made plays, took advantage of turnovers

Monday, February 07, 2011
By Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


ARLINGTON, Texas

The great thing about sports -- any competition, really -- is that you almost always get what you earn.

The Steelers didn't deserve to win Super Bowl XLV.

You commit three turnovers and don't get any. Two of your most dependable offensive stars fail you in the clutch. Your No. 1-rated defense in points allowed can't stop the other team's quarterback from throwing three touchdown passes.

You deserve to lose.

So it is that the Green Bay Packers are world champions for the 2010 NFL season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- an easy choice as Super Bowl MVP -- did what a lot of us thought to be impossible in leading the Packers to a 31-25 win at Cowboys Stadium. He thoroughly outplayed the great Ben Roethlisberger, who must wait another year to get his precious third Super Bowl ring.

"I don't blame anyone but myself," a subdued Roethlisberger said after the confetti finally stopped falling on the Packers. "There were a lot of throws I'd like to have back. I turned the ball over. You can't do that ...

"I feel like I let down the city of Pittsburgh, the fans, my coaches, my teammates ... it's not a good feeling."

Certainly, the Steelers' final drive added to Roethlisberger's dismay. He had a chance to make the two first-half interceptions he threw -- one was returned 37 yards for a touchdown by Packers safety Nick Collins -- a mere footnote to history, as well as a rare killer fumble by running back Rashard Mendenhall at the Packers 33 on the first play of the fourth quarter when the Steelers were threatening to take the lead. I fully expected him to win the game when the Steelers took over at their 13 with 1:59 left.

"You feel pretty good," Roethlisberger said of the situation. Asked what he told his teammates in the huddle, he said, " 'I believe in you guys. We can do this.' I think we all felt like we could."

But there would be no Elwayesque drive on this night, no repeat of the 78-yard march to greatness that Roethlisberger led in the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. His final three passes from the Steelers 33 fell incomplete, prompting this emotional proclamation from Packers coach Mike McCarthy moments later: "Coach Lombardi's trophy is finally coming home to Green Bay."

That would be the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which goes to the Super Bowl champs.

"They were the better team tonight," Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said.

In every sense.

Quarterback play? Rodgers completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and those three touchdowns. His best and most important throw went for 31 yards to wide receiver Greg Jennings on third-and-10 from the Packers 25 with six minutes left when the Steelers trailed by just three points, 28-25.

"It seemed like it brushed off the tip of [cornerback] Ike Taylor's glove, but it just got over the top enough where I could make a play on it," Jennings said.

Said Packers wide receiver Donald Driver on Rodgers: "He's the best quarterback in the game today. He's on top of the world."

Added Steelers coach Mike Tomlin of Rodgers: "He didn't fold under the pressure. I tip my hat to him for that. That ball to Jennings down the middle of the field under those circumstances, that's big time."

How about the Packers' defensive dominance?

Their defense gave up 49 more yards than the Steelers defense -- 387 to 338 yards -- but it did more than just make the big stand at the end without, by the way, top cornerback Charles Woodson (collarbone) and nickel back Sam Shields (shoulder). It produced the six points on Collins' interception return and might just have won the game by forcing the Mendenhall fumble on a hit by linebacker Clay Matthews when the Steelers trailed by just four points, 21-17. In all, its three turnovers led to 21 points.

The Steelers defense gave its offense zero points.

"We were unable to get any turnovers," safety Troy Polamalu said. "That was the difference. They made plays on defense and we didn't."

As a group, the Packers made plays, a few more, anyway, than the Steelers.

Enough to be world champions.

"Green Bay was hot coming in," Ward said. "We knew we had to play perfect ball to have an opportunity to beat them. We came up short."

That's another way of saying the same thing, isn't it?

The Steelers got what they deserved.

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