Pittsburgh was the only legitimate AFC title contender in my book
I think a large part of the reason the Steelers came up lame on defense today (3 passes of 50+ yards to the same receiver--really?) was they spent too much time focused on Tebow's option ability and got caught cheating too many times. Tebow had two throws tonight that went for longer than his total passing yardage in the second to last game of the regular season.
Tim Tebow had a less than 50% completion rate (10/21) but he gained 316 yards on those 10 completions... for a QB rating of 125 !!! Your defense turned him into Aaron Rodgers. What do you think Drew Brees would have done to that D last night? I'm betting 30/36 for 450 yards and at least 45 points, somewhere over 550 yards total offense. You can't be 'the only legitimate AFC contender' if you aren't a contender at all.
This is why "Steelers fans are almost as obnoxious as Yankees fans"... in defeat you say such classy things.
Because last years Saints tea, wasn't contenders either when they got knocked off by the Seahawks. It's called an upset. I explained why I felt they were contenders and why I think they let Telw throw for so many yards in the last paragraph. A case of a team unit having enough respect for their opponent and getting caught off guard and on their heels. And I'm a Yankees fan too so there you go ;)