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Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 01:38 PM
GO NY. Never thought i'd say that. :laugh:

Go Willie! KR for a TD. 7-0 NY

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 01:44 PM
Interception Giants. Too bad Big Ben

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 01:47 PM
not great D but not great O either. One good stop for the steelers.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 01:55 PM
nice trick play by ben, randle el, and haynes with the TD 7-7 Tie C'mon Eli

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 01:59 PM
another nice return for ponder, good field position for eli

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:00 PM
nice run tiki! down to the twenty.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:02 PM
two nice runs by tiki and one by dayne for a first down. first and goal at the 8.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:03 PM
TD Shockey!

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:04 PM
XP Christie 14-7 Giants.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:06 PM
the vaunted Pittsburgh run D is not looking that great. I don't know why i'm doing this thread. i'll prolly be the only one in here as i see none of our Pitt fans on.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:07 PM
nice 38 yard pass by ben.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:08 PM
first and goal at the 9 for Pittsburgh. nice run by the bus

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:09 PM
sorry that was wrong. now its second and 11 at the 16

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:11 PM
good stop in the red zone. fg by Reed 14-10 giants

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:13 PM
end of the first quarter.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:20 PM
NY driving

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:25 PM
and then punting

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:28 PM
ben with a pass to hines to the fifty.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:31 PM
sack for NY but of course theres an unnecessary roughness.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:34 PM
first down on a fourth and one for the bus

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:36 PM
another sack for NY 3rd and 12 and then a TD for Pitt. 17-14 Pittsburgh

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:53 PM
another field goal. 14 seconds till half 20-14 steelers

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 02:59 PM
halftime. tired of updating. 20-14 Steelers. I fear Pitt will pull this out

obnoxiousmodesty
12-18-2004, 03:22 PM
Oh my goodness, the Giants got an interception, drove to the goal line, then botched a play. Only a FG for NY.

Eli is looking better today.

20-17 Steelers

obnoxiousmodesty
12-18-2004, 03:36 PM
The Steelers just got a FG of their own.

23-17 Steelers, 4:09 left in the 3rd

Watching this game it seems to me that the Giants have been able to get a good pass rush for most of the game. Ben has thrown two interceptions (almost a third), and I can't help but wonder if a significant pass rush is the way to keep Roethlisberger out of his game. If Ben's decision-making can be effected, I think that goes a long way toward helping the Colts in a possible playoff matchup.

obnoxiousmodesty
12-18-2004, 03:44 PM
Sweet drive by Eli and the Giants. They take the lead.

24-23 Giants, 0:30 left in the 3rd

obnoxiousmodesty
12-18-2004, 03:53 PM
Pittsburgh FG makes it 26-24 Steelers with 11:20 to go.

obnoxiousmodesty
12-18-2004, 04:03 PM
My goodness, Eli is on fire. ..I have no idea why NY went for 2 there, that didn't make a lot of sense.

30-26 Giants, 8:15 remaining

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 04:05 PM
because six would have made it a two fg game

obnoxiousmodesty
12-18-2004, 04:12 PM
Well the choice to go for two with over 8 minutes left has potentially come back to bite NY in the ***. Now a FG will only tie.

33-30 Steelers, 4:37 left

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 04:13 PM
is our d as bad as NY's? or worse? or better?

obnoxiousmodesty
12-18-2004, 04:25 PM
is our d as bad as NY's? or worse? or better?
The Giants defense is ranked 10th, the Colts defense is ranked 29th.

Oddly enough, the #1 ranked Steeler defense has giving up twice as many points in this game as they normally do per game.

Pig Nash
12-18-2004, 04:28 PM
and its over now. :(

canyoufeelit
12-18-2004, 04:42 PM
Giants defense is not as good as it is ranked. They've been tanking for weeks now

ChicagoJ
12-20-2004, 02:38 PM
The Steelers just got a FG of their own.

23-17 Steelers, 4:09 left in the 3rd

Watching this game it seems to me that the Giants have been able to get a good pass rush for most of the game. Ben has thrown two interceptions (almost a third), and I can't help but wonder if a significant pass rush is the way to keep Roethlisberger out of his game. If Ben's decision-making can be effected, I think that goes a long way toward helping the Colts in a possible playoff matchup.

First I must confess, I completely forgot about this game being on Saturday until the end of the Pacers game Saturday night, when I saw it in the TiVo menu.

And I still haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

But to address your point about the Steelers.

One, in a playoff matchup, your first concern should be Smith, Faneca, Hartings, Vincent and Simmons. Because if you don't have an answer for them, you're going to be seeing alot of Duce Staley and Jerome Bettis. Ben will not throw more than twenty times in a playoff game, unless the Steelers get down by more than two scores.

Secondly, and this has more to do with Baltimore's awful play-calling/ coaching last night - you better count on a draw play if the Steelers are facing third down in field goal range. That sack, late in the second quarter, changed the entire game last night.

And as for your pass rusher, after watching him out-smart/ out-play Ogdon last night, my hunch is that the Steelers will put the TE on his side of the field (they never throw to him) in order to double-team him. If not, Dan Kreider will be on his side of the field to pick him up as well.

Really, I was embarassed at Brian Billick's play-calling last night. I thought he was a better coach than that.

A great defensive team doesn't have to score touchdowns against the Colts, but they do have to score points every time they cross mid-field.

ChicagoJ
12-20-2004, 02:42 PM
The Giants defense is ranked 10th, the Colts defense is ranked 29th.

Oddly enough, the #1 ranked Steeler defense has giving up twice as many points in this game as they normally do per game.
Nearly all of our linebackers sat out this game to recover from nagging injuries.

Playing with second-string linebackers makes the absence of Casey Hampton even more problematic (although C. Hoke has filled in admirably.)