Today's game was obviously a huge win for the Steelers and it came in a controversial fashion with that call on the goal line. But to say the Dolphins were robbed of this game is simply a fallacy. When you look at the game, the Dolphins had EVERY chance to put it away and didnt, and as we saw with our tough losses from 2009, if you dont put teams away when you have the chance you will lose.
The first reason I dont feel sorry for Miami is this: within the first 3 minutes of the game, they had 2 turnovers inside our 30 yard line and failed to capitalize on our early mistakes. I kept thinking back to the Redskins game in 2008 where we had 2 ugly turnovers in our own territory right off the bat just like in this game. We won these games because neither the Redskins in 2008 nor Miami today could do anything in the redzone. Secondly, when you look at the play, the refs did exactly what they were supposed to, and theres almost no debate about that. The key part of that play (and the reason i dont consider us "lucky") is that the ruling on the field was a TOUCHDOWN. Since it was ruled a touchdown, the refs had no reason to see who was at the bottom of the pile and thats why they couldnt determine who's ball it was. Also, if you look at the ref who signaled for the touchdown initially, from his angle all he could see was Ben cross the line and then he saw the ball come out. He had no way of knowing that it came out before he crossed the plain. If Miami fans really want to whine about that, so be it. But that kind of thing happens in every game and in every week of the year, its just part of the game. THIRDLY, even with the controversial call, the Dolphins had almost 2 minutes to drive down the field for a game winning field goal. Make some plays, Miami, then you can complain about not getting calls.