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Just Keep Winning...
Written by Cotter   
November 24, 2013 16:01

And having handed out that 27-11 spanking, just like that, the rivalry stache is now 1-0.


Shaun Suisham's majestic lip caterpillar and the rest of the Steelers put together about as convincing a win as they should have against Cleveland today, once again more or less having their way with the factory of sadness by the lake.

Given their prior struggles, perhaps we should be a little surprised that the Steelers were able to take this one so handily.

But the one job they had was to beat Cleveland in Cleveland, and they got it done.


With the Ravens also notching a W over the Jets, that keeps us even at 5-6 going into what could be the end of my existence on Thursday between nervous binge turkey eating and whatever heart-palpitation-inducing hijinks go on after 8:30 PM.

On the one hand, you couldn't really script it any better than this.

Two teams who - despite their struggles  - are still statistically in the hunt for a playoff spot, who happen to make up one of the most undeniably bitter rivalries in sports, battling in prime time on Thanksgiving for that next win they each need in order to keep hope alive.

The kind of game that makes the hair on your arm stand up, even as a fan.


But on the other hand, the reality is we're going straight into hell in four days, playing Baltimore in Baltimore, with the aforementioned stakes on the table, and a chip on the Ravens shoulder after our previous meeting in Pittsburgh.

Whatever happens, better strap your helmet on, because Thursday is gonna be one for the books.

Now, with the Ravens game coming at us faster than you can say "Haloti Ngata," the chances of me getting to a full recap, plus a full Ravens preview this week are equal to the number of sacks the Steelers line allowed on Ben today.

That's right, it probably ain't happening.

BUT, a couple of things that need to be recognized.

1) Big Play Willie Gay Gets a Gold Star for the Day.

Strip sack, pick six, just another day in life for your boy William Gay.


Suck it, Cleveland.


SIX QB hits today for the guy everyone had written off.

Dude just produced his own horror film out there for an audience of two - Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden.

3) FIVE sacks and FOUR turnovers.

There's a first time for everything, and apparently today was the first time Troy Polamalu forced two fumbles in one game.

But I'll also be so bold as to say that this is the first time this season that as a defense, they had as many sacks and/or turnovers in one outing.

If you wanna win football games, especially in November/December, this kind of play is usually beneficial.

4) Das Boot.

Next week, look for Ben to make a big stop on 4th and 1 at the goal line as well.


Your move, Flacco.

5) Reality.

Just so we're all aware, it's a one game season right now.

All eyes on beating Baltimore.

Great game all around today, so enjoy it, guys.


But there's still a lot of season left, so now's no time to take your foot off the gas pedal.


Reactions, verbal butt pats, and nervous breakdowns in the comments (should the mood strike you).

Sleep with one eye open, Flacco.


The Steelers are coming.



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