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SMASHMOUTHFOOTBALL
10-10-2011, 03:53 AM
Just look at the Ravens schedule the rest of the way! Pathetic.

Cardinals
Jags
Seahawks
Browns
Bengals
49ers
Colts

Chargers and Texans only hope ? At very worst, I see them at 11-5

Discipline of Steel
10-10-2011, 07:16 AM
Then they will be 3 games behind us at 14-2.

chiken
10-10-2011, 07:38 AM
We are in wild Card chase mode already.

This is going to be one of those Races in both Conferences.. Somebody with 5 losses Will be sitting home.

SteelBucks
10-10-2011, 07:43 AM
The Steelers are winning the North.

RuthlessBurgher
10-10-2011, 12:51 PM
We are in wild Card chase mode already.

This is going to be one of those Races in both Conferences.. Somebody with 5 losses Will be sitting home.

I don't see that in the AFC this year.

In the East, New England should win the division. The Bills (amazingly) should compete for a wild card spot. They are 4-1 already. Do you think they can hold up and go 11-5 on the season? The Jets already have 3 losses...I don't see them going 9-2 the rest of the way.

In the South, you have the Texans and Titans both 3-2. The Jags and Colts both suck. I expect the Texans to win that division, but do you think that the Titan team we saw yesterday has an 11-5 season in them? I don't.

In the North, it's us and Baltimore. Even though Cincy is also 3-2, and Cleveland is 2-2, they will both fade as the season goes along (their records may be surprisingly respectable because of the weak schedule AFC North teams get to play this year, but I don't expect either team to legitimately challenge for the playoffs this year.

In the West, San Diego should take that division (they are traditionally slow starting team who is already 4-1 in spite of the fact that Phil Rivers seems to look much worse as a passer compared to last year, when they had the top ranked offense but missed the playoffs anyway...go figure). Do you expect the 3-2 Raiders to be 11-5 at the end of the year? I don't.

_SteeL_CurtaiN_
10-10-2011, 03:39 PM
Houston - W
@Jacksonville - W
Arizona - W
@Pittsburgh - L
@Seattle - L
Cincinnati - W
San Francisco - L
@Cleveland - L
Indianapolis - W
@San Diego - L
Cleveland - W
@Cincinnati - W


The Ravens have at least 2-3 more division losses coming one from us for sure,
they will blow one of the 4 games with the Bungels & Stains.

If Houston has AJ back they could pull one out.
The trip to Seattle won't be as easy as most expect.
The trip to San Diego will be tough for them to win.
San Francisco could pose problems as well.

10-6 or 11-5 and another second place finish is what I see in store for them.

Pahn711
10-10-2011, 06:00 PM
If Houston has AJ back they could pull one out.
The trip to San Diego will be tough for them to win.
San Francisco could pose problems as well.



:Agree The Chargers, Niners and Texans are definitely fielding competitive teams, I'd say they have a decent shot. Certainly not worth worrying about now as long as the Steelers don't get beat by the Ravens or one of the pushover teams.

chiken
10-10-2011, 07:24 PM
We are in wild Card chase mode already.

This is going to be one of those Races in both Conferences.. Somebody with 5 losses Will be sitting home.

I don't see that in the AFC this year.

In the East, New England should win the division. The Bills (amazingly) should compete for a wild card spot. They are 4-1 already. Do you think they can hold up and go 11-5 on the season? The Jets already have 3 losses...I don't see them going 9-2 the rest of the way.

In the South, you have the Texans and Titans both 3-2. The Jags and Colts both suck. I expect the Texans to win that division, but do you think that the Titan team we saw yesterday has an 11-5 season in them? I don't.

In the North, it's us and Baltimore. Even though Cincy is also 3-2, and Cleveland is 2-2, they will both fade as the season goes along (their records may be surprisingly respectable because of the weak schedule AFC North teams get to play this year, but I don't expect either team to legitimately challenge for the playoffs this year.

In the West, San Diego should take that division (they are traditionally slow starting team who is already 4-1 in spite of the fact that Phil Rivers seems to look much worse as a passer compared to last year, when they had the top ranked offense but missed the playoffs anyway...go figure). Do you expect the 3-2 Raiders to be 11-5 at the end of the year? I don't.

I can actually see the Raiders, Buffalo and the Ravens finishing with 5 losses and possibly the Jets if they get on a little roll making things a little interesting. Chargers and Pats winning their division.

NorthCoast
10-10-2011, 07:39 PM
STOP! waaay to early for such talk. Take a look around the league and you will see almost every team (sans GB) that is one significant injury away from a huge drop off in play. Most teams are paper thin on talent in at least one major area of the game.

chiken
10-10-2011, 08:35 PM
STOP! waaay to early for such talk. Take a look around the league and you will see almost every team (sans GB) that is one significant injury away from a huge drop off in play. Most teams are paper thin on talent in at least one major area of the game.

Alright Alright :)

but you heard it here first

steeler_george
10-11-2011, 01:45 PM
We are in play off mode already, I think that Buffalo, Jets, Oakland, Tenn, and Oakland are in all in the running for the wild card spots.


Buffalo will only get better with more confidence, and they still have Miami in that division.

Jets were project just how we were to be in the play offs by many.

Oakland, same as Buffalo will gain more confidence, and they have motivation for Al Davis. Dont foreget who is in their divison Denver, and KC in that division and SD, which is beatable.

Tenn have a sucky division, and might squeeze on by haveing a better AFC record.

RuthlessBurgher
10-11-2011, 01:51 PM
We are in play off mode already, I think that Buffalo, Jets, Oakland, Tenn, and Oakland are in all in the running for the wild card spots.

It would suck if the Raiders got both wild card spots. :wink:

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
10-11-2011, 02:06 PM
Baltimore beat Pittsburgh 35 - 7
Tennessee beat Baltimore 26 - 13
Pittsburgh beat Tennessee 38 - 17

And we are supposed to predict the winner of a game two months from now?

StarSpangledSteeler
10-11-2011, 02:44 PM
Baltimore beat Pittsburgh 35 - 7
Tennessee beat Baltimore 26 - 13
Pittsburgh beat Tennessee 38 - 17

And we are supposed to predict the winner of a game two months from now?

Thank you for making some sense. All those who think that Baltimore can't lose to those inferior teams did not watch the Titans vs Ravens game. Baltimore is not a consistent team. They are an emotional team. They make big plays and big mistakes. And a lot of that falls on their fearless leader "Unibrow." He is a checkdown specialist now (uch like Garrard) but put him in a pressure situation to throw big passes to win a game and he typically crumbles. Also, the Ravens vaunted defense is susceptible to the pass. Not just the DB's but the LB's and safeties. And of course their entire roster is going to stay healthy the rest of year right? They just had their bye week. Give them 12 straight games and sees who's still healthy come playing time.

The same thing goes for us. We almost got beat by Indy. We can win four straight or lose four straight and neither would surprise me.