November 15, 2008

OFTOT Week In Review - Week 11...

Image courtesy of the Associated Press, h/t - Post-Gazette
Man, how awesome is that picture? I look at that and the first thing I think is - dude, I love the Steelers.

But that's neither here nor there as far as the Week In Review is concerned.

This was a tough week, stomaching last Sunday's avoidable loss to the Colts. But you know what? Nothing we can do about that now except move forward and beat the Chargers tomorrow afternoon. And I sincerely hope we can do that, because 6-3 is a pretty good position, albeit the same record as the Ravens, but 7-3 would be even better. The way it's looking, we may have to net somewhere around 12 wins to take this division, which may be a tall order considering our upcoming murderers row of games. Following next week's Thursday game vs. Cincy, we've got the Patriots and the 400-yard passing Matt Cassel, the Cowboys and that whole shitshow, the Ravens and Big Ben-understudy Joe Flacco, and the yet to be beaten, Titans. Oh, and we end the season at Cleveland, which hopefully ought to be a perfect way to round things out...and by that I mean, destroying Brady Quinn. God, I can't wait for that.

Frankly, we're probably lucky to be 6-3. We escaped a couple of close ones earlier in the season against Jagoffville and the Ravens. It's amazing how much difference a win or two makes.

Bottom line, though, is we need to win on Sunday. 7-3 will work, 6-4 probably will not. We also need to get healthy. I love Mewelde Moore, and he's done a fabulous job filling in for Willie, but I hope to God Willie's able to be his normal self on Sunday and going forward. We need that. And having McFadden back next week, if in fact he's able, will be HUGE. Hopefully Deshea won't be out long either. And then there's Big Ben's shoulder. Note to Offensive Line - please please please, I know you're probably not enamored with all this pass blocking, but Ben needs you. Protect him as if he were your last Twinkie. I know you'd protect the shit out of that, Kemoeatu.

But whatever, let's just locate our balls and use them, ok?

Now, this week we covered a cornucopia of topics, which included...

1. Celebrating the birth of a visionary...as well as our continued idiocy with [Unnamed] Steelers Pregame Show - Episode 10...

2. Much crying over last week's loss to the Indianapolis Mini Ponies Colts...

3. Picking on the rest of the division, still. But mostly the Browns, which of course is to be expected...

4. Enjoying a nice laugh at some interweb overreaction...

5. Refusing to entertain this bullshit about Ben's struggles...

6. This may be my favorite photoshop ever to grace the pages of this here weblog...

7. Focusing our attention on the task at hand, the San Diego Super Chargers...

8. Relating the trials and tribulations of a Manhattan subway rider...

9. Making fun of Philip Rivers' facial expressions...I hope I'm not the only one that laughed out loud at most of those...

10. Wondering if Bruce Arians thinks he's untouchable...

11. Meeting some new friends and enjoying the hilarity of some of the usual OFTOT suspects...

12. Breathing a collective sigh of relief knowing that the Steelers should be safe and sound with the Rooney family for generations to come...

And for you music aficionados, here are this week's riffs...

1. Give Me A Beat - Girl Talk (2:20-3:10)
2. Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and some chick whose name I can't even begin to pronounce (:42-1:30)
3. Since You've Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson (1:50-End)
4. Intruder Alert - Lupe Fiasco & Sarah Green
5. Shoulder To The Wheel - Saves The Day (2:00-End)

Bonus Selection...
Don't Stop Believing (in the Steelers) - Journey (though, if you didn't
know that, you're probably not American)

Other than that, be sure to stop back tomorrow morning/afternoon around 12 for the next Episode of the [Unnamed] Steelers Pregame Show and then again around 4 for the OFTOT Liveblog - Chargers edition.

Until then, good night afternoon and good luck.

I'll be over here reading about Trademarks and shit. Envy me...

NOT!

2 comments:

neal coolong said...

Expect the Chargers to dink and dunk their way to the fourth quarter, and uncork it offensively. They've got to love their chances in a close game, with the way Roethlisberger has been playing, and the playmakers they have in their secondary. Tomlinson's gonna have 10 receptions, and they're gonna go through the air quite a bit.

They're 1-4 on the road, we've lost our last two at home. The stoppable force meets the moveable object...should be interesting.

Vern said...

The Ravens are entering their murderers row of scheduling. I think 10 wins will take the division, especially given that most of our losses are against NFC teams. You'll see just how important that is come tiebreaker time.