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    The good news...

    It basically comes down to Dec 23rd game. Steelers vs Bengals. Winner in, loser out.

    Even if we were to lose to Dallas putting us at 7-7 and Bengals 8-6 beat the Eagles on Thurs Night, we win on that night (dec 23rd) that would bring us tied (8-7) with the 2-0 edge vs Bengals. All we would have to do is not lose to the Browns in the season finale.

    I have to admit. I couldn't watch the rest of that game today. I turned it off at 27-3. Mad me that upset, wish it didn't but it did.
    Did we suffer any other injuries besides Colon?
    Thoughts on the Bengals game? Tis true correct?

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    You are assuming we beat the Browns and the Bengals.
    This is why I despise these posts.
    Last week it was "when we beat SD we can clinch,blah,blah,blah"
    Last year it was"who do we play after Denver?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    You are assuming we beat the Browns and the Bengals.
    This is why I despise these posts.
    Last week it was "when we beat SD we can clinch,blah,blah,blah"
    Last year it was"who do we play after Denver?"
    For those of us that don't see thew sky falling and are simply trying to lay out the scenarios by which the Steelers can get into the playoffs its what we do. I'm with legend on this one, the Steelers can lose to the Cowboys, beat the Bengals and Browns and make the playoffs (I know these are not guarantees, but it is a way into the playoffs.). All legend is saying is that the loss to the Chargers still left the Steelers controlling their own destiny and should they lose in Dallas they would still be able claim a spot in the playoffs.

    Getting to the playoffs is the goal and the Steelers are still in position to do so and they control whether they make it or not. I would certainly prefer a win this week, but it doesn't end the season if they don't win. Actually, I would like for the Steelers to win, the Ravens, Bengals and Jets to lose this weekend and that would really put them in a good place. If it doesn't happen, its not the end of the season.

    I'm with Legend, the possibilities are many, including controlling their own destiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    For those of us that don't see thew sky falling and are simply trying to lay out the scenarios by which the Steelers can get into the playoffs its what we do. I'm with legend on this one, the Steelers can lose to the Cowboys, beat the Bengals and Browns and make the playoffs (I know these are not guarantees, but it is a way into the playoffs.). All legend is saying is that the loss to the Chargers still left the Steelers controlling their own destiny and should they lose in Dallas they would still be able claim a spot in the playoffs.

    Getting to the playoffs is the goal and the Steelers are still in position to do so and they control whether they make it or not. I would certainly prefer a win this week, but it doesn't end the season if they don't win. Actually, I would like for the Steelers to win, the Ravens, Bengals and Jets to lose this weekend and that would really put them in a good place. If it doesn't happen, its not the end of the season.

    I'm with Legend, the possibilities are many, including controlling their own destiny.

    Pappy
    Pappy--not sure that because some of us admit that we are not playing good football that equates to a "sky is falling attitude." We have lost two out of the last three weeks to inferior teams. I think questioning whether we can even make the play offs is just being realistic. We are not a very good football team right now, the last second win in Baltimore notwithstanding. If not for a really dumb roughing the passer call that put us into field goal range, that could have very easily been a loss too. But that was a last minute, come from behind win not exactly a show of our capabilities or a validation of our ability to be successful moving forward.

    I think knowledgeable, or clueless, fans being skeptical of our ability to do anything in the play offs is justified and not panic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Pappy--not sure that because some of us admit that we are not playing good football that equates to a "sky is falling attitude." We have lost two out of the last three weeks to inferior teams. I think questioning whether we can even make the play offs is just being realistic. We are not a very good football team right now, the last second win in Baltimore notwithstanding. If not for a really dumb roughing the passer call that put us into field goal range, that could have very easily been a loss too. But that was a last minute, come from behind win not exactly a show of our capabilities or a validation of our ability to be successful moving forward.

    I think knowledgeable, or clueless, fans being skeptical of our ability to do anything in the play offs is justified and not panic.
    I don't think they're playing good football and yesterday's loss was terrible, in particular since they would have distanced themselves from Cincy and gained on Baltimore. I'm one that just doesn't start blaming Tomlin, Colon, Wallace, etc for every little thing that went wrong and I'm looking for all the possible scenarios for getting into the playoffs and losing to the boys and winning the last two is one of them (I don't think the Jets will win out). All I'm saying is that what's done is done and I'm looking forward to Sunday in Dallas. Hopefully, Ben shook the rust off and will be able to get the offense going from start to finish (which relieves the defense).

    I'm optimistic, Ben should be better this week, Polamalu didn't get injured, Harrison is one the field, Clark is playing, lets hope DeCastro is capable and play the game and see what happens. Romo reminds me of Flacco, he'll make a mistake if you let him. The Steelers should be able to win this game and hopefully, they will.

    I recognize yesterday wasn't pretty, but the goal is the playoffs and then all bets are off. Whoever is healthiest and playing well will be playing in February.

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    What makes you think we will beat the Browns?

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    The Browns have won three in a row and just won 30-7. They are playing better football than us.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Please remind me again what the problem with fans looking ahead after a bad loss is?

    Are we supposed to stay focused and take it one week at a time so that our towel waving and clapping doesn't falter while we sit on our couches watching the games?

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    Also...don't look now, but the Jets are only one game back and have the head-to-head win over the Steelers. They also finish the season with the Titans, Chargers, and Bills and could conceivable win all three of those games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Rock View Post
    Also...don't look now, but the Jets are only one game back and have the head-to-head win over the Steelers. They also finish the season with the Titans, Chargers, and Bills and could conceivable win all three of those games.
    True, the Jets are only one game back now, but they do not have a head-to-head win over us. We beat the Jets 27-10 back in week 2. Therefore, we hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over them.

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