Sunday, November 18, 2012

Game-day thread, Steelers-Ravens

Plenty of starters out for tonight's Baltimore-Pittsburgh matchup.

For the Steelers, Roethlisberger, Polamalu, Gilbert and Brown are down, as are Van Dyke, Sylvester and Adrian Robinson.

On Baltimore's side, starters Jimmy Smith, Bobbie Williams and Pernell McPhee are out, as are Asa Jackson, Terrence Cody, Ramon Harewood and Deonte Thompson.

We know who is starting for the Steelers in place of their injured starters.

On the Ravens' side, it's Arthur Jones for McPhee at DE, Corey Graham in place of Smith and Jah Reid at guard in place of Williams.

The Ravens also activated CB Anthony Levine from their practice squad and he is active.

15 comments:

marc said...

leftwich making raven's defense look good.

Anonymous said...

Put batch in. Leftwich is off, and is making terrible decisions on top of it. If Ben was playing this would be a blow out

Anonymous said...

Can we get a damn sack please!!!!!!!!! And someone ought take Yanda's #$$%$%$ing knees out!

Anonymous said...

3rd and 2 and you run a fade! WTF. Pound it in!!!!

marc said...

1. should have run the ball there.

2. wallace just showed why he is not an elite WR, not getting his feet down on that catch.

adamg said...

Too many catchable balls not caught. Not liking a game plan that targets Will Johnson so much, either.

Then again, the PR TD given up by the ST is the difference in the game.

marc said...

to win this game without BR you knew they needed to be near perfect.

flacco continues to remind me why he is an overall average QB.

i understand mendy has more speed, but, imo, dwyer is just a better runner.

Henry said...

Michael Oher's new name is Flinchy. I've never seen an Olineman get away with so many false starts.

Anonymous said...

I would bench Wallace for lack of effort. One hit wonder.

adamg said...

10 pts was enough to win the game if not for the Wallace fumble (FG) and punt return for TD. The Wallace fumble was the turning point as it killed the momentum from the opening TD drive. No disrespect to the other injured players, but the player the Steelers missed most tonight was Antonio Brown.

Patrick said...

2 timeouts on a drive that produced 3 points.....

Anonymous Brian said...

Wallace's lack of effort on the low throw by Leftwich is inexcusable. Also his fumble is the direct result of his (almost) NEVER catching the ball cleanly, which is why it wasn't secure when he got hit. I'll go ahead and call his not getting the other foot down a "drop" as well. At some point in the second quarter he caught a pass one yard from the first down marker, parallel to the defender, and got tackled -- one yard from the first down marker.

Soft. Fast as anyone but soft. He can fight for an extra 70 yards here and there based on pure speed, but fighting for one or two tough ones, forget it.

The D did more than enough to win. But. Zero turnovers. Again. And the offsides cost them forty seconds. (Not that it would have made a difference.)

Oh well, played with three hands tied behind their back, a QB who won't be in the league next year who injured himself tripping untouched into the endzone, and still almost beat the division winner. Lot of heart at least. Beat Cleveland, please. I think ten wins gets a wild card. Nine no way because of what the Oak & Ten losses have done to our conference record.

On TV It looked to me like Haley coached Tomlin into throwing that challenge flag.

Henry said...

Did Mike Wallace lose confidence in himself or did Byron give up on him after the fumble? Or both?

Also, what has Byron Leftwich done to be the #2 QB over Charlie Batch?

Anonymous Brian said...

On TV, granted without understanding the allegedly supercomplicated maneuverings of 3-4 defensive ends (stand up and nipple joust?), Heyward looked better than Ziggy.

Patrick said...

40 seconds would have been huge. But if Mendenhall was pulling a reverse Robert Smith either way, then yeh it probably wouldn't of mattered.