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I stopped watching kind of carefully after it was 31-17. I only stopped in here or there and saw some of the TDs. When did he break his forearm?
Does anyone in the world sound like a dumber human being than Ron Gronkowski? I saw an interview he did some weeks ago...dear god. Thank god there's sports for him to play
I saw the highlights. Apparently the broken arm occurred on the extra point of the final Pats TD. I'm not understanding how that could've happened, but unthinkably, we've lost Gronk for 4-6 weeks. Moreover, Gronk would have set the record for the most reception TDs in a player's first three sets if he hadn't been injured. He's at 37, Jerry Rice had 40, and Randy Moss had 43. I trust that Gronk could've gotten at least 7 TDs in six games.
Man it's bad enough Aaron Hernandez is still out, but now this!? Kill me now
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Yeah, but seriously, this is not looking that good for us. I actually think that we're better off without Hernandez on the field, as when he's there, Welker gets less touches.
I don't know Hernandez is probably their best receiver. He's so versatile in so many ways coming out of the back field sometimes, blocking, getting yards after the catch, and he's a such big target in the middle down the field. It's hard to replace all of those things nothing against Welker though
I know that Hernandez can do all of that, but I've never really liked him. He's fun to use in Madden as you can get him with a decent draft pick in a fantasy draft, and he's got good hands and good speed, but in real life, he's not really someone I love...
Lloyd's been a disappointment this season though.
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As long as other receivers are picking up the slack I don't mind though.
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I was hoping the Rams would beat the Jets today. I guess I was asking for too much
Just like with Chad Johnson (he's no longer Ochicinco), Lloyd hasn't adapted to the pace of our offense.
With both of our TEs out now, what if they don't?
It's the Rams. Have you seen Sam Bradford play? He is truly awful.
Yeah, but the Ravens again failed to score points and if you take away Jacoby Jones' punt return TD, the Ravens would've lost 10-6. Also, if Big Ben had played, perhaps he could've done something, as the only points that the Steelers put up came from the long rushing TD by Byron Leftwich and some FG at some point.
Last edited by FrostyMouse; November 19, 2012 at 01:12 AM.
What is this "if you take away" nonsense? Special Teams don't count all of a sudden? Our win wasn't impressive but most of the games between these two teams are like this. It's nothing new.
The loss of Roethlisberger really was just too much to overcome. Leftwich did as well as he could be expected to, maybe even a little better, but it's still a pretty significant step down. Even with that though were still plenty of opportunities to win it, but there were just too many mistakes.
What's the Steelers record now after this loss?
Of course special teams count, but the success of your special teams unit often papers over the cracks. The reality is that offensively, the Ravens put up a pair of FGs and it's not the first game that the Ravens have struggled offensively in this year. Apart from the Patriots game and one other game, the Ravens have not really been very successful offensively and while they've looked at least decent defensively, they haven't always faced good offensives. A win is a win, and nothing takes away from that, as the 07 Pats team may have been one of the best teams in history, but in the ultimate game, they didn't get it done. The Ravens have played well enough this season to get the No. 2 seed, and they'd have to lose twice in order to lose that, but you need to be able to put up more than 13-17 points a game on a regular basis.
As a Ravens fan, what would you be saying about this game if the Ravens managed two FGs and lost? Of course special teams count, but you can't rely on them to make up for a struggling offense.
@ BASED Shinigami
6 and 4
Our remaining schedule is easier than Baltimore's, with the Raven's being the only team on it over .500 but it's going to be hard to take the division now.
Last edited by Jammin; November 19, 2012 at 01:20 AM.