Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Steelers 38, Ravens 7

As it turns out, The Steelyard correctly predicted the outcome of last night's game ("What are the Chances?" is now 7-1 on the season and 20-4 all-time), but we gave the Ravens more credit than they deserve in our pre-game prediction.

Kudos to LB James Harrison, who essentially had a career year, all within the confines of a single game. Here is Harrison's stat line for last night's game: 10 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery. Now compare that with his first five seasons in Pittsburgh: 63 total tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 fumble recovery.

Also, kudos to WR Hines Ward, who delivered several highlight reel blocks on Ravens' defenders, most notably S Ed Reed.

And congrats to QB Ben Roethlisberger, who posted a 158.3 passer rating, thanks to throwing five TD passes in only 16 attempts. In light of the Ravens' obvious challenges on offense and Big Ben's propensity for getting "dinged up," I thought Mike Tomlin allowed Roethlisberger to play too long. I also wasn't wild about the fact that Tomlin allowed Roethlisberger to re-enter the game after he suffered the injury (or injuries). Hopefully, Ben won't suffer any lingering effects or miss time.

Finally, with Baltimore in the rear-view mirror and Cleveland next on Pittsburgh's schedule, I think Steelers' fans might like to be reminded that today is the anniversary of the day Art Modell announced plans to move the old Cleveland Browns to Baltimore. Click here to read a blurb about that infamous day in Browns/Ravens history.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

After his amazing performance on Monday night against the Ravens, it's no surprise that Ben Roethlisberger is nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week.

Get the word out there to vote for Ben and score some points for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.


Last week, thanks to the support of Pittsburgh fans, Willie Parker was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week. His win was also a win for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Along with the player awards, FedEx awards a $5,000 check to the local children's hospital in the winning player's city.

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