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    Big Ben calls next Pittsburgh Steelers game 'must win'

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have reached the depressing point in the season that arrives for every deeply disappointing squad. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger broke out the "M" word.

    Big Ben said Wednesday, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that Sunday's game against the Patriots is a "must win."

    We're always a little skeptical of the "must win" tag. If the Steelers lose the game and fall to 2-6, is their season over? If they win in Foxborough, is the following game against Buffalo no longer a "must win"?

    The sentiment from Roethlisberger is understandable. The Steelers are running out of time to prove they can be a quality team. The defense plays well in spurts but gives up big plays at inopportune times. The offense is inconsistent from quarter to quarter.

    Sunday's matchup is not the mismatch that the records suggest. New England has struggled to stop the run in recent weeks. Pittsburgh's defense has more than enough talent to slow down Tom Brady's sluggish offense.

    The Steelers and Patriots have played a lot of big games since 2001, and this one doesn't have that sort of feel. But Roethlisberger knows how pivotal it is for Pittsburgh, whether a "must win" exists in Week 9 or not.

    Around The League wrote up midseason takeaways for every team in the NFC and AFC. I also reviewed the season so far and picked my teams to emerge in the second half.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...-game-must-win

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    Uh...news flash, Ben...the last one was a "must win."

    Is Ben just now coming around to see the urgency of winning? Is he speaking to the attitude of the whole team? If so, I'd say it speaks volumes.

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    What else is he supposed to say? "Lets talk about the draft."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts View Post
    What else is he supposed to say? "Lets talk about the draft."
    If DeeDub were our QB

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    The more appropriate thing to say would've been, "We need to borrow Jigawatts car with a setting of 1:00 p.m. September 8th, 2013!"

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    I think every game is now a must win. Only if we win them all, can we get to 11-5 and likely secure a playoff spot.
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    That ship has sailed Ben

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    well yeah, thats all that he has left to say.. or anyone else on the team for that matter..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts View Post
    What else is he supposed to say? "Lets talk about the draft."
    time to Unleash Hell!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts View Post
    What else is he supposed to say? "Lets talk about the draft."
    That's what I am saying.

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