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    Official Prediction thread, Steelers vs Panthers.

    Official Prediction thread, Steelers vs Panthers.

    Steelers 5-2-1 at home vs the Panthers 6-2

    Time, Thursday Nov 8, 8:20 PM on Fox.

    Odds. Steelers are a 4 point favorite.


    Thanks NFL, schedule a short week for us after we play Baltimore on the road. Despite minor coaching gaffe’s in situational football, the Steelers are on a roll and have won four games in a row. The 0-2-1 start is becoming a distant memory. Midway through the season the team’s identity has changed thanks to two men. Mr. James Conner has transformed the offense, offering power running, speed, and the rare ability to make his man miss. He’s been a first down machine and Excellent in the red zone. Conner's ability to hit big plays is special. He can also run out the clock when needed, which for us is a must as the defense is not top notch. The other man who deserves props for the identity change is Mr. Randy Fichtner. Fitchner's play calling has been very solid, using forgotten plays in the play book such as the quarterback sneak. Fitchner knows when to call play action and generally calls plays on 3rd down close to or past the marker. He seldom calls for something a player can not do. Ben seems less likely to force the ball for those short WR screens or deep passes under Fitchner to Brown where bad things can happen. Instead, Ben goes to who’s open, and the result is more touchdown and less field goals. A major improvement in the red zone has happened, thanks in large part to these two men.


    Carolina is a very good team. Cam Newton is probably playing his best football, but I don’t view his receivers or running game as something we can’t limit. The worry of course is McCaffery can toast our ILB’s in pass coverage, and Olsen is an upper level Tight End capable of doing the same. A game plan to limit these two vs. the pass is a must as is containing Newton’s ability to run the football. That won't be easy. On defense, Carolina is good at #8th overall in yards , and 12th overall in points surrendered at 22.5 per game. Carolina is also excellent at forcing turnovers at 15 total for the year, ( +8 differential ) , so Conner and McDonald need to hold on the ball and Ben needs to make sure his throws are on the money. This is a game where being -2 or -1 in turnovers can cost us a loss as Carolina is the best team we have played since Kanas City.

    Prediction:

    Steelers 27

    Panthers 24


    History of winners:

    Week three winner: KTW. Steelers 31, Bucs 28
    Week four winner: DBS1970. Ravens 28, Steelers 13
    Week five winner: Aussie Steeler, who predicted a 46-37 win
    Week Six winner: TDX27 Steelers 37, Bungles 31
    Week Seven winners Steel Hurt , JMM and KTW1021, each of whom called Steelers 31, Browns 17
    Week eight, Aussie Steeler who predicted Steelers 24, Ravens 17. A near perfect call
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    Tomlin is 3-5 in his last eight playoff games, 3-6 if you include the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. He has won a playoff game in just 4 of his 11 seasons, and most of those came early.

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    *The refs need to call the game w/o bias unlike they did yesterday - the Rats would have ended up w/ 10 points had they not made those horrible calls...
    #SHALIEVE!!

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    I predict AB has his best game of the year, double digit receptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bermudasteel View Post
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    *The refs need to call the game w/o bias unlike they did yesterday - the Rats would have ended up w/ 10 points had they not made those horrible calls...
    I agree with this. Some of those calls pass interference calls on us were iffy, and Watt was being held often. Maybe its me. NFL ref's tend to give the calls to the team that is behind on points.
    Tomlin is 3-5 in his last eight playoff games, 3-6 if you include the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. He has won a playoff game in just 4 of his 11 seasons, and most of those came early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
    I agree with this. Some of those calls pass interference calls on us were iffy, and Watt was being held often. Maybe its me. NFL ref's tend to give the calls to the team that is playing the Steelers.
    Fixed that for ya...
    #SHALIEVE!!

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    I saw way too many long passes over the middle by Flacco. I'm afraid Carolina brings us back to earth. Panthers 33 Steelers 27

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    Both teams decide to revive the wing T of yesteryear:

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    Defense! Defense! Defense!

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    Predict lots of this -


    Steelers win, 24-13

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    Hate to say it but I think Thursday nights game might be a disappointment after coming off the Ravens game. Will be interesting to see how fast they heal up and refocus but I have a bad feeling our defense is going to get carved up

    Panthers 34
    Steelers 24
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    Steelers 34
    Panthers 24

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