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23 Jan 2017 1:56 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill
- Removed from Science board
- Crossposted to Sports board
|Winston Smith ||23 Jan 2017 7:48 a.m. PST|
They hadn't had to the last few weeks. Previously they could win games without scoring touchdowns.
Last night when they had to, they didn't. Just a few in junk time.
Well, I now owe my son a case of Honey Brown Lager.
|Texas Jack||23 Jan 2017 8:21 a.m. PST|
Oh Winston, never bet against the Pats!
With touchdowns, my Texans managed to win their division without scoring any, but it would have been nice to score a couple from time to time.
Will your son at least drink the beer with you?
| John the OFM ||23 Jan 2017 8:46 a.m. PST|
I bet my heart, not my head.
When the Steelers play the Patriots, the bet is understood.
|Who asked this joker||23 Jan 2017 9:37 a.m. PST|
I hate to say it, but I think we need a new defensive coordinator. Like Kieth Butler but that was one atrocious game plan. Maybe a new OC too. I hear Norv is available.
|Martin from Canada||23 Jan 2017 11:38 a.m. PST|
So what's the science angle?
P.S. I do have a few papers that I passed read and decided not to post here the past week. If this is your version of science, I can post articles of simulated ocean level taking in to account thermal heating and ice melt at equilibrium climate response to CO2. Spoiler warning, Gillette stadium would only be about 55 to 70 meters above sea level rather than the 78 meters it now resides, and Heinz Field should be safe.
|Winston Smith ||23 Jan 2017 1:57 p.m. PST|
Should have been Sports.
|Winston Smith ||23 Jan 2017 2:07 p.m. PST|
There's always the Ideal Gas Law as it applied to Tom Brady. That's Science, hainna?
How long before Heinz Field is underwater and the Ohio River is the Gulf of Ohio?
|Double G ||23 Jan 2017 3:42 p.m. PST|
The Steelers went as far as their defense took them; did Harrison play by the way last night, I don't think I heard his name mentioned once all night.
Losing Bell out of the chute hurt for sure, Ben played a very good game IMO, they were a foot short of making it 17-14, not punching it in there was a killer.
Defensively, the Steelers sat in zone coverage, Brady ripped them to shreds, not sure what else they could have done, I don't think they have the personnel to play man coverage.
It's on to the Super Bowl, we'll see what Belichick comes up with to slow down the high powered Atlanta offense.
He did it in 1990 vs the Bills (that defensive game plan is in the pro football HOF), he did it vs the Greatest show on Turf in the 2002 Super Bowl vs the Rams, he did it in the 2003 AFCCG and in the 2005 divisional round vs the high powered Colts offense.
As the saying goes, offense wins games, defense wins championships………………
|Who asked this joker||23 Jan 2017 5:55 p.m. PST|
Double G did a very kind/fare analysis of the game. The second *not* touchdown along with missing the previous extra point set the tone for the night.
Steelers D could not run with the faster NE receivers. Harrison did play. He played sparingly early in the year and took on a much bigger roll as the year went on. Terrible defensive play calling and game plan in general.