FanPost

The Patriots game is winnable and heres why

Every year it feels like Steeler Nation, myself included, writes off the NE game as a loss before it is played.  But this year I am taking a different approach.  This game is winnable.  Period.  And I am going to tell you why.

Reason #1

The "Lake Effect"

Reason #2

Our Offense is Explosive

Reason #1: Carnell Lake has been good for the Steeler secondary. 

Gone are the days of the 10 yd cushion.  We have an aggressive secondary that gets after receivers.  I think what has plagued us in the past when we played NE is that Tom Brady was able to hit those quick short slants/outs and kill us in the short game.  With this new aggressive secondary, I feel confident in our ability to make Tom Brady take more time to make throws.  And everyone knows when a QB takes more time it increases the chance that the Steelers pass rush is going to hit home.  Side note: I love seeing Tom Brady on the ground with a Steeler standing over him.

Reason #2:  We have an answer for Tom Brady & Co. on offense. 

The Steelers have a great mix of young talent and experienced vets in the receiving core.  The offense can take over games and put up points.  The Patriots Defense isn't exactly up there.  In fact they are ranked 32nd in the pass.  I think the Steelers can really exploit a secondary that is ranked last in the league.  We have the tools and all we need to do is execute.

Potential Pitfalls:

  • Giving Tom Brady time
  • Not getting off the field on third down against a potent offense
  • Not converting drives into points

So in summation, the Steelers have the tools to win this game and head 6-2 into Ravens Week (Must win for a split).  We need to execute and manage the mistakes we make.  Go Steelers!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker