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Steelers vs. Raiders, Week 14: Knee-jerk reactions to the Steelers’ third-straight blown lead.

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One BTSC writer shares his real-time, initial thoughts of the Steelers 24-21 defeat in Oakland..

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The loss to the Los Angeles Chargers could have killed the Steelers last week. This week, they desperately need to rebound in a venue that they haven’t played well for a while. With Baltimore, New England and Houston all going down, the Steelers really need to step up and improve there place in the AFC playoff race.

Nonetheless, a simple reminder, a knee jerk reaction is an immediate and unthinking, emotional reaction. It’s basically shooting first and apologizing later. I can safely say that’s a true definition of your’s truly and a good lot of Steeler Nation. Here’s my real-time reactions during the Steelers’ most recent battle.

Quarter 1

  • The Raiders are all fired up.
  • Everybody stops Doug Martin. The Steelers can’t.
  • I was afraid of Jared Cook coming into this game. And he’s going off.
  • Steelers are much better on defense with Tuitt in the game.
  • Javon Hargrave is becoming a jewel for this team.
  • Good. Switzer isn’t hurt. Just needs new cleats.
  • A James Washington sighting. He needs to break out.
  • Samuels could have 20 catches in this game. I think that the pass may be better for him than handoffs.
  • This is a nice drive.
  • AB with the nice first down.
  • Figured Ridley would get the short carries. Nice TD.
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Quarter 2

  • A James Washington sighting. He needs to break out.
  • Samuels could have 20 catches in this game. I think that the pass may be better for him than handoffs.
  • This is a nice drive.
  • AB with the nice first down.
  • This field is terrible. Hilton could have had a pick-six.
  • They miss Conner.
  • Ben just got crunched. I thought the ball popped out.
  • Dammit Boswell. Unacceptable.
  • Love Hilton on the corner blitz.
  • Watt with a good bat.
  • Great defensive stand.
  • Where’s the facemask?
  • Thank you.
  • Good turn around by JuJu. They need a TD here.
  • Switzer blocking for the Vanimal. Nice all the way around.
  • Ben was real lucky. Could’ve been intercepted in the end zone again.
  • McDonald. I’m lovin’ it.
  • Switzer worked like hell to get in.
  • Great catch by JuJu. Bad pass though.
  • They need to overturn that.
  • Official was looking at JuJu’s hands not his feet.
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Quarter 3

  • Don’t love that penalty. I’ll take it though.
  • Good running by Samuels.
  • Don’t like that run by Jaylen there.
  • That hold was a makeup call.
  • JuJu wide open. Dobbs missed him.
  • That was almost a disaster on that punt.
  • Should have been called, Berry had his kicking leg hit.
  • Great sack. They’ll half that between Bud and Cam.
  • JuJu got a gift on that one.
  • Not even close. Sniffed that out in a hurry.
  • This could be dangerous here.
  • Cook swatted Edmunds away there.
  • Watt...nice. Alualu clogged up lanes as well.
  • That wasn’t a catch. Hit the ground.
  • Definitely a turnover. Good awareness by Hilton.
  • Dean Blandino. Name kinda fits.
  • That ability of Dobbs to takeoff is huge.
  • I think that’s a fumble. But it might not be enough of one to overturn.
  • They got their turnover.
  • Did those Raiders just try to kiss?
  • Without Ben, this may be tough.
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Quarter 4

  • Bud is looking better and better every week.
  • Big third down.
  • Davis....catch that!
  • Raiders are less disciplined than the Steelers.
  • JuJu could have caught that.
  • Good Gravy. Defense is fading.
  • Richard was down.
  • Got to hold them to a field goal.
  • Huge drop.
  • Big stop by Tuitt.
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  • Of course, A guy that never scores....scores. Bud missed him.
  • Ben needs to get back on the field.
  • Steelers are losing, but at least Ray Liotta quit smoking.
  • Ben’s the ultimate Old West hero.
  • Jaylen Samuels is a nice receiving back.
  • C’ mon Ben. JuJu was wide open.
  • Thats what Jaylen does.
  • That should have been picked. I’ll take it. But...really Ben?
  • C’mon D.
  • Giving Carr too much room.
  • Let them score.
  • Love That blitz by Hilton.
  • Great stop by Burnett.
  • You’ve got to be kidding me?
  • Back out on the ledge.
  • Beautiful.
  • Boswell. Sack up.
  • What in the blue hell just happened?