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Before the one liners start, like 'Send Big Ben a covid pizza' let me just say from the tale of the tape, that might work.

Beyond that, watching the games between the Steelers and the NFC EAST you can observe a tendency to play down to the competition.

Pressure on the QB is very important, but Big Ben is accurate and quickly checks out of pressure.  Their dagger is deep passing yards with Ben tossing deep dimes to a couple of different targets.  Each WR/TE can rip a 6-8 yard slant a second.  Don't look past their OL but it's not dominant, nor is their rushing attack.  Their coaching and leadership is top shelf.  Their defense is very good, but ranked on par with WFT. 

 

So, how does WFT beat the now undefeated Steelers?

 

#1 they need to score first.  Steelers don't start fast either.  A lead helps the D play more aggressive. 

#2  they must pressure the QB to have a chance.  They have to do it all game.

#3  they cannot turn the ball over or give up undisciplined penalties on 3rd down. 

 

What do you see?  That means you have to watch those games to have an accurate  perspective.

 

WFT can beat them if they play 4 quarters of disciplined football.  Should be a low scoring game and a close one. 

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No big negative plays. Steelers D is awesome. We can't have big sacks on 1st down to essentially kill drives. Can't have turnovers. Can't muff punts. Crap like that.

 

Also gotta get pressure on Big Ben. He's not as mobile as he used to be but he's got some dynamite WRs to throw to. Connor might be out due to COVID so their run game won't be as dangerous. Ideally force some takeaways and get some short fields.

 

It'd also be nice to actually make a play or two on Special Teams.

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Start the game in the second half. Have both teams agree not even show up 'til after half time.

 

We are the best second half team in the NFL. We are the worst first half team in the NFL.

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7 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Turning the Steelers clocks back a few hours 

If they only had a #2 WR as dependable as extremeskins sarcasm WFT's offense might be top 10 🤦‍♀️

5 minutes ago, Redskins Reparations said:

Steelers COVID-19 outbreak after their game with the Ravens?

That is a legitimately possible scenario.  Hence, my reference to sending the covid pizza 🍕

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1 minute ago, TheShredder said:

If they only had a #2 WR as dependable as extremeskins sarcasm WFT's offense might be top 10 🤦‍♀️

Nah, I think we are getting a bit too hyped up after the Dallas win. Our problems of offense run pretty deep. Our o line is a problem that still will impact both the running and passing game. The QB play is better, but it's only okay. TE is up and down. etc.

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3 minutes ago, Simmsy said:

Just think, we're planning for them right now as we speak. Right now, they're planning for the Ravens. I think that bodes well for us.

Meh, the Titans beat the Bills earlier this year with literally no practice time.

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25 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

No big negative plays. Steelers D is awesome. We can't have big sacks on 1st down to essentially kill drives. Can't have turnovers. Can't muff punts. Crap like that.

 

Also gotta get pressure on Big Ben. He's not as mobile as he used to be but he's got some dynamite WRs to throw to. Connor might be out due to COVID so their run game won't be as dangerous. Ideally force some takeaways and get some short fields.

 

It'd also be nice to actually make a play or two on Special Teams.

No turnovers would be great.  Thing is, without turnovers, we might have as good as  9-2 this year and probably be no worse than 6-5.

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11 minutes ago, Burgold said:

Nah, I think we are getting a bit too hyped up after the Dallas win. Our problems of offense run pretty deep. Our o line is a problem that still will impact both the running and passing game. The QB play is better, but it's only okay. TE is up and down. etc.

I'm not one to fall for the hype too often.  Yeah of course the OL is has issues but it's proving serviceable and just got healthier.  Watch those games because the Steelers are not blowing anyone away, they've just been really consistent on doing what they do well and finishing out games.

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I feel good about this team’s direction.

 

I don’t think feeling good is going to cover up enough deficiencies against the Steelers to matter.

 

It would be sweet to hand them their first loss if they get by Baltimore (if they even play).

 

that would be the ultimate sign that this franchise is on track for the long term even if our short term is still not there yet.

 

But it’s hard to expect a win.

 

To beat the Steelers we will need to change up coverage looks a lot more often. Ben cannot be comfortable taking short passes to Claypool, Juju, etc. 

 

Offensively we need to limit turnovers, give our OL help and let Gibson and McKissick do the heavy lifting in run and pass. Hopefully that opens things up for McLaurin.

 

Expect a similar game production wise from Smith as last week regardless.

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41 minutes ago, Simmsy said:

Just think, we're planning for them right now as we speak. Right now, they're planning for the Ravens. I think that bodes well for us.

Planning for when a steamroller drives over you isn't going to change the fact that a steamroller is going to drive over you.

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Except for the Bangles, Jags and the Browns they have beaten other teams with a 10 point difference or less. 

 

So yes you can beat them. The D needs to bring their A game and we just need to score and it doesn't even matter if we score first. 

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Simple, just need to play a flawless football game.  Need to be able to run the ball effectively.  We know Alex won't throw for 300+ yards most likely, but I think he can go for 200+ with a high completion rate.

 

Get the ball to Terry.  The McKissic/Gibson dual threat will need to take its next step in evolving as a great tandem out of the backfield.

 

Need to sack Big Ben at least 4 times.  Must win up front on defense.

 

It's a huge, huge task.  As much as I've liked what I've seen from the WFT over the past few weeks, I don't think they can do it but I will enjoy watching them try.

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