Big Jen ruled OUT for Sunday.
Big Jen ruled OUT for Sunday.
My prediction is that the rest of the Steeler team will be sky high in order to compensate. They have a good running game vs. a skeleton of our former self on D; their Defense will be flying around the field, so our OL better be ready to pick it up several notches. On the plus side, Falco has ALWAYS had a good game against the Steelers in Steel City. Look for a good game! Go Ravens!
That defense is going to play us tough, with or without Ryan Clark. This will still be a close, hotly contested game. It's a must win, backs against the wall type game for them, they cannot afford to be swept, or even split with us.
The one positive will be that the Ravens will be the forgotten team this week. The only time we'll be mentioned is when the media talks about how the Steelers are going to have to attack the Ravens to compensate for Jen's loss.
Agreed. This is going to be a tough game, where the Ravens offense really needs to step up. If they get shut down like they did against the Texans, it will be a long night for the Ravens.
I call BS. The nfl.com link says "Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reports that Ben Roethlisberger will sit out Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens." The steelers.com blog linked there says "Quarterback Byron Leftwich will start Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field, replacing injured Ben Roethlisberger."
Pay attention to words, they have meaning. "Reports" can be based on disinformation, & "will start" doesn't mean "will play the whole game."
It would be just like those mealymouthed bastards to keep things vague & then for Pig Ben to dress Sunday night & come in after Lefty plays the first series.
I will believe Roethlisberger is out when I see him listed on the official injury report as "out," or when his name appears among the inactives on Sunday. And not a minute before. And neither should the Ravens.
If Tomlin lets him play, Tomlin should be fired! By now, it should be pretty clear that Ben is hurt sufficiently so as not to run the risk of further injury! If that would happen, then the Steelers deserve to have Tomlin's head on a platter!
It's offical from the Steelers website that Ben is out and Leftwich starts.
I hope you don't mind me replying to you.. but I mentioned this in another thread.. The rest of the AFC stinks this year.. and the 6 teams currently in playoff spots will probably remain that way. I don't think it will matter if we sweep the Steelers or not. They'll still get in due to all the mediocrity around the AFC. Check the AFC standings and tell me I'm crazy.
Just don't call me a stalker... :-)
It is important to get off to a good start and take the crowd out early. This is they type of game momentum could get rolling for them with weird plays (special teams/turnovers/missed assignement allowing for fluke big play) and "Bad Joe" makes crushing mistakes. Stomp on them early and foot on neck for the remainder of the game. A good 1Q, like a 10-0 lead, could mean an enjoyable Sunday night for us.
Would you put it past the Stealers to play that sort of semantic game in the runup to what is clearly the most important game of the year so far? I wouldn't. I trust what they say to mean exactly what it says--& no more.
To be clear, I think the chances that Ben will play are somewhere south of 10%. But not 0%. Until something official (like the injury report for Week 11, which isn't out yet--I just checked over there) says he is "out", he ain't.
Worst thing for the Ravens is to get cocky. We WILL either win or go down trying.