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BTSC Watch Party: 2018 Week 15 vs New England

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The first game of the BTSC Watch Party is the 17-10 Steelers victory over the Patriots in 2018

New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Welcome to the BTSC watch party! You’re just in time to catch all the action for the first game Behind The Steel Curtain will view and re-live together. In order to join in on the fun, the first step is to make sure you have a signed up for your free subscription to NFL Game Pass which will last through the end of May. In doing so, you will have access to all NFL games dating back to 2009. If you have not yet signed up for Game Pass, click HERE.

Here’s how the process will work. We will all watch the first game sometime between now and next Thursday. On Thursday morning, Behind The Steel Curtain will publish the next article to discuss key elements from the game in the comment section. Additionally, the next game to be watched will be announced. So whatever you do, make sure you scroll all the way to the end of this article in order to vote on the next game to be a part of the watch party.

Another suggestion to enhance our viewing for the next game was by BTSC editor Jeff Hartman. He proposed the notion of doing the watch party at a specific time where we will create an article with an open thread much like those during Steeler games throughout the season. To see if others are interested in viewing the games in this manner, there is an additional pole at the end of the article. If so, the watch parties will be at 8 PM on Thursdays and at 1 PM on Sunday afternoons.

Now on to the game! The game which we will be viewing this week is…


2018 Week 15
New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers

December 16, 2018
Result: Steelers 17 Patriots 10

Finally getting over the hump to take down “that team up north,” the Steelers relied on strong defensive play and a key fourth quarter interception in order to secure the victory. It was also the career highlight of running back Jaylen Samuels who rushed for 142 yards on 19 carries as James Conner missed the game due to injury. It was an electric atmosphere at Heinz Field (I was in attendance at this game), and the Steelers stepped up to the plate on the big stage.

Things to consider when watching the game:

  1. What was the key moment in the game which led to the Steelers victory?
  2. Was there any particular player who stood out for having an exceptional game?
  3. Was there one particular play which kept the Steelers from a more decisive victory?
  4. Was there a moment in the game where everything went the Steelers way and if not it could have been a turning point?
  5. What was your most favorite moment of the game?

Of course, these questions are simply designed to start discussion. Be prepared on Thursday to give any of your thoughts about the game.


Make sure you let us know which game you would like to have for the next Steelers watch party. Articles will be on Sundays and Thursdays. If there’s a particular game not on the list, please leave the suggestion in the comments below so it can be included in the next article.

Poll

Which Steelers’ game should we view for the next watch party?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    2019 Week 5 vs Ravens
    (5 votes)
  • 7%
    2019 Week 6 at Chargers
    (3 votes)
  • 7%
    2018 Week 3 at Tampa
    (3 votes)
  • 15%
    2018 Week 9 at Ravens
    (6 votes)
  • 15%
    2018 Week 10 vs Panthers
    (6 votes)
  • 25%
    2017 Week 14 vs Ravens
    (10 votes)
  • 15%
    2017 Week 15 vs Patriots
    (6 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Are you interested in doing a live thread during a specific time to watch the game?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Yes! I want to do live comments while we all watch together
    (16 votes)
  • 38%
    No thanks. I like the freedom of watching the game when I want.
    (10 votes)
26 votes total Vote Now