23 Years and Counting...
Any team that wants to stop Flacco should watch tape of the Bengals playing the Ravens.
In 3 seasons (6 games total) against the Bengals:
2008: 34 of 58, 409 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 2 Sacks
2009: 40 of 63, 381 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs, 6 Sacks
2010: 31 of 58, 279 yards, 1 TD, 5 INTs, 5 Sacks
Total: 105 of 179, 1069 yards, 4 TDs, 9 INTs, 13 Sacks
Not that I completely disagree but Starks is the leading rusher in this years playoffs so far with 263 yards.He has had the benefit of playing one more game but no other rusher has over 200 yards.While I'm not going to try to convince anyone that the Pack is a great rushing team, it does seem that they have found just enough of a running attach to make a difference.
1. Any complaints about the Packers running game are totally pre James Starks being activated. The man is the real deal. Green Bay has outrushed all of their 3 postseason opponents, even though all three games have been on the road.
2. The Packers and Ravens last met in December 2009. Green Bay won 27-14 in a game that was more one sided than the score. Flacco was intercepted 3 times. Green Bay had 350 total yards, Baltimore 185.
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It looks like Pouncey probably won't be playing:
Gerry Dulac and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report that Pouncey has a broken bone in his left ankle in addition to the high ankle sprain that had previously been reported.
As much as I don't like the Steelers, I admire them having a team philosophy and sticking with it. If the Steelers defense (and Polomalu) are healthy, I see them blitzing Rodgers silly and making him make quick reads and accurate throws under pressure. Now Rodgers also has a gun and the fastest release in the game, so this ought to be an interesting matchup. And the Steelers will run the ball and Roethlisberger will play his game where he moves around, sheds tacklers like Lilliputians off Gulliver, and makes some key throws. I see the game 27-14 Steelers with the Steelers scoring late to cement a win.
Pay attention to the open sky
please.....please....PLEASE win Pack!!!!!
I said this year.2. The Packers and Ravens last met in December 2009. Green Bay won 27-14 in a game that was more one sided than the score. Flacco was intercepted 3 times. Green Bay had 350 total yards, Baltimore 185.
23 Years and Counting...
Now if I could have my wish, Green Bay would win 74-0. After the game the Steelers would blame the loss upon Ben Roethlisberger being distracted by the presence of teenage girls in the stands and the injury sustained by Troy Polomalu when James Harrison missed an intended helmet-to-helmet hit on Aaron Rodgers and hit Pomomalu instead, causing Polomalu to suffer a hair concussion. Old time Steelers fans blamed the loss upon the injuries suffered by Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier against Baltimore.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
A Little SB XLV humor on a cold, cold day:
A woman had 50 yard line tickets for the Super Bowl. As she sits down, a man
comes down and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to her.
"No," she says, "The seat is empty."
"This is incredible," said the man. "Who in their right mind would
have a seat like this for the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the
world, and not use it?"
She says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to
come with my husband, but he passed away. This is the first Super bowl we
haven't been to together since we got married in 1967."
"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find
someone else-a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?".
The woman shakes her head.
"No, they're all at his funeral."
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
So I've been listening to quite a bit of Sports Radio this week. Jim Rome has been going on and on about how Big Ben doesn't get a fair shake in terms of being one of the greatest QBs of all time. He thinks that Ben is top 5 all time if he gets another ring.
I think he's a good QB but there are at least 5 current QBs that I would take over him. The Steeler teams he's been on have been great defensive and rushing teams.
He was talking about it at the beginning of his show today just before he brought Lynn Swan on. And as he's bringing Swan on the air Rome says "here is a guy that will back me up......uhh or maybe he won't"
And Swan goes on to say how Ben is his biggest concern for the Steelers winning this game. I laughed and I laughed.