I know we are all celbrating tonight and rightfully so. Our team battled tonight. We did not win it pretty, but we gutted it out. If you have been watching this team, you appreciate that even more than a blowout. As Tomlin said, we don't look for style points.
But as we celebrate, Its worth tipping our hat to our worthy and talented opponents. Three weeks before the playoffs, the Cards were considered one of the weakest team to make it in to the post-season. Three great wins later, anyonbody who was paying attention had dismissed the doormat talk. The Cards had a great run, and they did by playing really well on both sides of the ball.
Although they seemed out-manned at times by the Steelers, the Cards never quit on this game. Down 20-7 in the fourth quarter they battled back with some great plays by future HOF reciever Larry Fitzgerlad. They also made some huge defensive stops when it counted - stonewalling the Steelers on 6 straight plays inside the 10 at the end of the first Quarter.
In the end they came up short, but you have to hand it to the Cards. They played a hell of a game and came very close to winning it. During the game you hope your team wins by 50. When its done you appreciate the fact that the other team played a hell of a game.
Congrats to Whis,Russ, Larry, Kurt and the Cards. Congrats to their fans. Thank you guys for a great game.