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Steelers went soft, and lost

Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:57 pm
 
Mike Tomlin was scared to kick a 46-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter, and his team lost because of it. Up 20-16, he punted instead of going for the long field goal.

The punt put the Ravens at the 8. It worked, in the micro-sense. But the Ravens drove for a touchdown that won the game 24-20 -- not forced overtime at 24-all.

That was the call of the game. Mistake, in hindsight.
Category: NFL
Tags: Ravens, Steelers
 
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 2:09 am
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 2:07 am
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Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 1:34 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

Well your respones was nonsensical.  No way with the spot was it from the "spot of the foul" and regardless of whether it happens all the time it doesn't explain the nonchallenge by Pitt regarding the spot.  Have another beer and think before you post stupidity!  



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 1:31 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

After the penalty when the field goal unit was out on the field he was going for a 52 yarder in Heinz Field, one of the most notoriously difficult to kick in stadiums on a pretty torn up field and with a brand new holder. He was also working with the league's number 2 ranked defense, which had been doing a pretty good job stopping the Ravens in the fourth quarter. They forced a three and out in about 17 seconds of game time on the Ravens' previous series. If you figure you can pin them inside the 10 then you have to like your odds with only 2:25 left in the game and up by 4 points.

In hindsight it didn't work out, but I think the vast majority of NFL head coaches would have made the same call in that situation. 



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 1:11 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

I agree. Steelers should have kicked the FG. & they should have run the ball on 3rd down to take the clock down to the 2:00 min warning



Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 1:09 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

Game would've been tied at 23, not 24. simple math.



Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:49 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

Liking your post , You tell it like it is! Good Game! I would not be surprised to see the Ravens hosting the Steelers in the playoffs.



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:47 am
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Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:46 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

I did not see the play but holding down field is a spot foul iirc. Which would mean that if the penalty happened ten yards down the field they would be backed up from that point and end up right where they started.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:36 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

Well we lost. But someone explain the first play from scrimmage to me. Baltimore's touchdown is called back because of a hold near the 31 yard line. They get the ball back at the original line of scrimmage, the 24 yard line. It is still 1st and ten for them. That makes no sense. It is like a no play. Are the refs that bad, the Steeler coaches that stupid or am I missing something. Baltimore went on to score. What a difference 3 points make.


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