Originally Posted by SpringsRegular
Why even play the game? As we are being told by the national media, Belicheck is a God!! He will confound and confuse the Steelers. They will beat the Steelers and then win their 3rd Superbowl and go on to win the next 30 in a row. The Steelers have no chance, woe are we. We are lucky to even get to the game. Dillon will run for 350 yards in the game and the Steelers will lose by 40+ points.
First of all, the national media is very disappointed in that the Colts were supposed to win it all with their Peyton Belichick* led fifth-best all time offense. How many sports pundits were picking the Pats to beat the Colts despite the Pats better record? Very few. The win over the Colts means said pundits will try to save face by now favoring the Pats, who are currently a 3 point favorite to beat the Steelers. That's not being favored by much.
The 2004 Steelers remind me of the Patriots team of 3 years ago - a young QB surrounded by a well-rounded team led by an intelligent coach, a team that depends on all it's players to persevere. At 15-1 this year, they deserve respect regardless of how they won any particular game - the bottom line is that they WON, and beat 2 undefeated teams along the way. Both teams got to where they are now with defense. Both teams are very motivated for this AFC Championship (besides the obvious) in that Pittsburgh would like some payback for the whipping they received by New England at Heinz Field in the AFC championship 3 years ago. New Engand would like redemption for their loss to Pittsburgh earlier this year that halted their 21-game winning streak.
While I confess to being biased toward the Patriots, it appears that they will have a better chance against the Steelers this time around for no other reason than they'll have Corey Dillon. They only ran 6 running plays last Halloween and we all know that's not going to win a game. And unlike the Jets, the Pats will make their field goals.
We've got nothing against Pennsylvania, so don't take it personally when we beat both their teams enroute to the Superbowl XXXIX championship.
*After further review, it has been determined that Bill Belickick, not Archie Manning, is Peyton's daddy