WOW!!! Unfrigginbelievable. This entire week, I was trying to think of ways we could beat the ravens. I thought "if we can pound the ball and control the clock, and limit big plays, and play disciplined ST, and etc. etc. then maybe....oh wait, Charlie Batch is starting, forget it." Thank you Sir Charles, for proving me and many others on here wrong. All week long people were criticizing coach T for keeping him on the roster preseason (myself included) and his game against the browns did nothing to assuage those fears. It just goes to show that the coaching staff MIGHT know a bit more than you or me when it comes to the good ol' black n' gold.
Aside from Chuck, there were others whose performances deserved praise as well (please let me know if you feel I left someone out). Cortez Allen. MAAAAAAAAAD props bro. He stepped in when Ike went down and was all over Torrey Smith the entire game (in fact, a little too close on one play for the refs liking...). For a guy to step in off the bench and perform at a level equal to one of the top CBs in the game just shows to me a man who absolutely buys into Tomlin's "Standard is the Standard" and "next man up" cliches that were derided earlier this week (I shall not name names).
Jonathon Dwyer. He ripped off some awesome runs, and that TD run was a thing of beauty (nice block, chuck). Most importantly, he didn't fumble!!!
Kelvin Beachum. Way to step up, Rook. He had the kitchen sink thrown at him and handled himself like a seasoned vet. In fact, ya know what? Throw in Doug Legurskiy and Maurkice Pouncey in there as well since they were both out of position and played very well.
Antonio Brown. Really the only receiver I can think of that didn't make any mistakes. Sanders had a fumble, then redeemed himself. Wallace had an inexcusable drop, then redeemed himself. Brown caught everything thrown his way and fought for every yard after the catch, glad to have that smile back in the line up.
And finally, the best for last: HEEEEEEAAAAAAAATH!!!!! I never thought he would become the teams best deep threat. He was all over the field and that TD catch was an amazing display of athleticism for our 3rd string QB (tee hee). If Heath Miller isn't a UNANIMOUS selection for the pro bowl, every reporter needs to have their voting rights taken back. In a crazy whirlwind season, Heath has been the mast that kept our ship on course.