Originally Posted by Bengals Mike
well consider who they have left on the schedule
11 Sun, Nov 18 vs Baltimore 8:20 PM NBC
12 Sun, Nov 25 @ Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS
13 Sun, Dec 2 @ Baltimore 4:25 PM CBS
14 Sun, Dec 9 vs San Diego 1:00 PM CBS
15 Sun, Dec 16 @ Dallas 4:25 PM CBS
16 Sun, Dec 23 vs Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS
17 Sun, Dec 30 vs Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS
the Steelers have had trouble with the Ravens even when Ben was healthy, but to be fair the Ravens defense isnt the same right now so who's worse? Leftwich or that Defense?
the Browns have been in every game they've played this year and even when Ben was healthy they've been close with them even in both games last year and the Browns are only better now than they were before but of course the Steelers aren't without Ben
the Chargers havent beaten a team with more than 1 win at the time of when they've played all year but can Leftwich outpass Philip Rivers? he's gonna have to with the Chargers #2 run defense, but at the same time outside of the 1994 AFC Championship the Chargers have never won a game in Pittsburgh
the Cowboys are being heralded a playoff team again after that win over the Eagles but they've been a sinking stone in December and at home in recent years, the Steelers could just sit back and wait for Romo to screw up to survive that game seeing as its in December
and of course the Bengals cant seem to beat the Steelers no matter how well or not they're doing and no matter who is or isnt playing for the Steelers as we saw last month
THE ONLY team you can predict future games outcomes is of course the steelers, it seems no matte who is at qb or where they are playing , you just pickin know mike tomlin is going to have them ready to kill someone. they are just a tough out, period.now as far as the rest of the teams out there, past play does not predict a game not yet played. again, its always up to the players and their attitudes.anyone can beat someone any given sunday. look at how the so-called super know it all nfl dudes predict games and are wrong so much.i do believe the oc has alot of control over the playcalling and it for sure effects the outcomes. but i see the better qbs changing plays to help with a better outcome and winning more games.a qb that depends solely on his oc to get it done is going to lose more than win. the qb has to take control and when the game is on the line he must make it happen, as most nfl games are decided on one or two plays. look at how big ben keeps the offense alive with his unscripted plays.