January 15, 2005

Steelers Beat Jets in OT, 20-17: Safety Reggie Tongue was all over Ben Roethlisberger, taking a pick 86 yards for a touchdown, but the Steelers won after Jets Kicker Doug Brien doinked a last-second, 40-yard kick. Jeff Reed hit for Pitt from 33.

posted by rcade to football at 07:29 PM - 15 comments

It's almighty hard to win football games if you don't have any offense.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:39 PM on January 15, 2005

Meanwhile, the entire Google sidebar is trying to sell me Jets tickets and merchandise. Maybe I'll pick up a jersey with the number 48 and the name CROSSBAR.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:45 PM on January 15, 2005

I'm less impressed with the Steelers after they needed so much fourth quarter help to beat a 9-8 team at home.

posted by rcade at 07:45 PM on January 15, 2005

p.s. am I the only person who's noticed that the NFL-on-TV's favorite musical theme is a minor variation on "Sleighride"? Giddyup, giddyup, giddyup, let's go...

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:48 PM on January 15, 2005

Are you talking about Fox's NFL jingle? If so, no you're not the only one. I've had that stupid xmas carol in my head since day one of that jingle. Big Ben certainly looked like a rookie at times tonight, but I'm sure that the Steelers won't look like this next week. At least they better not if the want to get past Indy/Pat the Patriot. /captian obvious

posted by NoMich at 07:58 PM on January 15, 2005

Dear Herm, After beating the Chargers last week because they were too stupid to move the ball into decent FG range from a 1st down, how could you be so stupid as to do the same exact thing? Grow some balls and come back next year.

posted by kokaku at 08:01 PM on January 15, 2005

Maybe I'll pick up a jersey with the number 48 and the name CROSSBAR. Hahahahahahaha. *doink*

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:08 PM on January 15, 2005

Big Ben certainly looked like a rookie at times tonight I thought he looked much like the player I saw in a couple of Steeler games this year: inconsistent, but with flashes of a terrific QB mixed in. He's not that great yet, but the team is very good.

posted by yerfatma at 08:48 PM on January 15, 2005

I see an ad headlined "Stay in the Meadowlands" over on the right and assumed, incorrectly, it was for a fan campaign to stop them from building their stupid, silly Manhattan stadium. How the feck did the Jets offense not manage more than a single field goal in nearly five quarters, yet almost still win? Makes next weekend's matchup, either way, much more interesting. Was this just rookie jitters for Ben, that he shakes off, or expose some real weaknesses that the Colts or Pats will exploit?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:25 PM on January 15, 2005

Is it me, or have there been a lot of field goals missed so far in the playoffs??

posted by daddisamm at 12:41 AM on January 16, 2005

You can't replay the game, and yes the rookie has looked like one in every game however, Jets learn from your mistakes and I am sure bill and Ben will too. By the way, games like last night are "edge of your seat" Blow-outs are boring - GO STEELERS

posted by steelheart at 07:50 AM on January 16, 2005

Being a Steeler fan, the only thing that keeps me from cardiac arrest is that they are not suppose to win but they just keep doing it. All the analysis in the world is going to conclude that there is no way the Steelers beat either the Pats or Colts next week. But there is no way they should have beat the Pat and Eagles mid-season either. Somehow they just keep coming out on top. And the ride to this point has been so fun that even if they lose next week it still will be a great season.

posted by sexymofo at 09:33 AM on January 16, 2005

I agree with steelheart ... OH AND BY THE WAY It's not how much you win by but that you win. And each week the steelers have done exactly that. Found away to achieve their goal .........can you feel the power. And don't forget Rothlisberger is a true rookie. You are witnessing true History sports at it's best. And if they fall short of their goal so be it. WHAT A SEASON

posted by steelerfanatic20 at 03:24 PM on January 16, 2005

Indeed, as much as I love the Patriots, I would not be sad to see the Steelers win it all this year. They have had an absolutely remarkable season and deserve the win. Forgive me if I keep rooting for New England, though.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:15 AM on January 18, 2005

I'm with the other Steelers fans here. We weren't supposed to even get to the playoffs, so I'll enjoy the ride. Ben is not the only player on the team, and time and time again, they have proven that they win as a team. GO STEELERS! (damn, no style attribute love to help make the above colorful)

posted by scully at 01:47 PM on January 18, 2005

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