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Steelers vs. Ravens, Week 17: Knee-Jerk Reactions to the Steelers pitiful 28-10 loss to the Ravens

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One BTSC writer shares his real-time, initial thoughts of the Steelers battle with the Ravens.

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The Steelers need a win against the top team in the league and get help to get in the playoffs, namely a Tennessee loss against Houston’s B Team. The scenario is unlikely, but the Steelers being in a playoff

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 real-time reactions during the Steelers’ quest to extend their record to 9-7 and get into the playoffs.

Quarter 1

  • Here we go! This game is titanic.
  • Despite resting their starters, the a Ravens really want this game.
  • All of sudden, they can’t stop the run.
  • Joe Haden is lucky he didn’t get his neck snapped on that Gus Edwards first down run.
  • Isaiah Buggs with the stop.
  • The defense with a sack. They need to pressure these QBs like crazy.
  • Hilton! Not sure if Watt is going to get a halfie on that one.
  • Tucker with the toe. 3-0.
  • Expect to see way too much of No. 9 today.
  • I thought Hodges was bad. He’s really bad.
  • Three and out. The Ravens are going to set a record for time of possession in this game.
  • Geez. Where’s the defense?
  • There it is. Nice...Nelson.
  • That should have been picked. But I thought boy was going to kick that into his belly and score.
  • 6-0. Ouch.
  • They are lucky that’s all it is though.
  • I think Duck might might be on a short leash.
  • I wonder if that guy that did the quick clothes change last week has a Lynch jersey ready.
  • Nice first down to Johnson.
  • I figured that the refs were going to throw a flag on that one and bring it back. Well it was against the Ravens. Glad to be wrong on that one.
  • Great pass by Hodges. That was a big-time throw.
  • Great protection there.
  • Peters was going for the pick on that and I thought he was going to go for six. Once again, glad to be wrong
  • End of one. 6-0 Ravens.

Quarter 2

  • Snell Yeah! Nice run by Benny.
  • This time a great run by BSJ. Nice hole by Foster and Finney.
  • Great block by Big Al. TD Snell.
  • Yessssssss!
  • Shoot. Tennessee leads by seven.
  • Defense needs to hold them on this drive. Have to get off the field with no points.
  • That was good defense by Boykin. Definitely pickable.
  • Watt can’t complain about the offsides there. We can though.
  • Great play by Bush. But you have to catch those. Needed that pick-six and that’s what that would have been.
  • Here we go. Come on “O”.
  • Nice fight by Vanimal.
  • Duck plays better with the lead.
  • Damn JWash. Gotta catch those.
  • Nice catch by Vance. Great pass too.
  • JuJu was held, but still open. Too bad Duck didn’t see him.
  • That wasn’t good. Foster got abused on that sack.
  • This line is deteriorating.
  • Berry needed to pin them in. A line drive will never do it there.
  • Watt punched RG3 going for the ball. Dupree then leveled him.
  • Bud is hurt.
  • Can’t let Griffin complete those.
  • A sack would have been nice to put Tucker back further. But this will be an easy three.
  • Yep. 9-7 Ravens.
  • Points would be sweet here.
  • The rain is really coming down now.
  • Disastrous. That’s going to cost points.
  • I used to like that White Stripes song. The Baltimorons made me hate it.
  • The steak is at 23.
  • Can not tackle. Edmunds blew it there.
  • They needed to hold them to three and couldn’t do it.
  • That’s the half. 16-7. They are probably going to lose.

Quarter 3

  • Titans lead 21-7. That’s not good.
  • Bad series.
  • Can not stop the run.
  • Watt with pressure. Missed missed sack 15.
  • But got the punch out there.
  • Gotta capitalize.
  • DJ18 with great blocking on that nice run by Snell.
  • Another good run by Snell.
  • Third and four. Need to move the chains.
  • That would have been a TD. Should have challenged.
  • Great effort by Johnson.
  • Predictable offense.
  • Ridiculous.
  • Boz with the three. 16-10 Ravens.
  • Steelers need a three-and-out.
  • Texans are close to a score.
  • Defense is sucking.
  • Not there. Heyward with a sack.
  • Edmunds with a nice open-field tackle.
  • Wang Harbs going for it here.
  • Offsides. Can’t now.
  • Johnson got the Steelers some room with that 13-yard return. Duck is not good when he is pinned back.
  • Duck has got to throw the ball away.
  • Why couldn’t have juju dropped that one?
  • Good punt by Berry and nice tackle by Spillane.
  • TD Titans. Man.
  • End of three.

Quarter 4

  • McCullers sighting? Wow!
  • I predicted four Tucker field goals. Here it is.
  • 19-10. Ravens.
  • Why did DJ stop?
  • That should be intentional grounding.
  • This is getting embarrassing.
  • After the flag, I would fake it here.
  • Nice punt by Berry. Good effort and down by Holton.
  • If only the defense could give them something here.
  • Good stop by Minkah.
  • That’s what makes Harbaugh a wang.
  • I’m glad Tomlin challenged that.
  • Titans scored again. Just playing for pride.
  • Were are Washington’s hands today?
  • Duck is awful.
  • Should have been picked there.
  • Berry found a way to be crappy. 26-10 Ravens.
  • Whyte with a mishap. This is just embarrassing.
  • The Ravens are dirty.
  • Intentional grounding. 28-10.
  • They will try to run it up here.
  • And yes they are. That bomb was ridiculous.
  • They are risking getting someone hurt.
  • It is over. Thank goodness.

Once again, I just shot first and I’ll apologize later. All reactions were in real time. Basically, it is the equivalent of watching me do the highlights if I hadn’t been bypassed by the major networks. Now time to watch it again and see what really happened. Make sure you get your voice heard in the comments below.