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The Minkah deal certainly has paid off so far as has the decision to trade up for Bush. We are starting to look pretty good on the D side of the ball. I still have concerns about the O though, although some of that is injury related. Nice to see us actually win one on Sunday despite what was the usual BS call near the end of the game, this time for Pass Interference against Nelson made to look even more unbelievable when it was upheld after a challenge. That could have quite easily cost us that game in the same way that the even more crazy "roughing the passer" call cost us the Ravens game.
 

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Minkah has got 4 picks already this season - only other Steeler to have that many in the past 15 seasons was Polamalu (twice).

It was great to get that game over the line at the death, although I still have some worries with Rudolph and the offense. Rams next week will be a real acid test, I don't think the constant checkdowns to Samuels will work as well.
Rudolph's got a fairly accurate deep ball, I'm putting the overtly conservative nature of the offense squarely at the shoes of Randy Fichtner. It's got to open up this Sunday because Wade Phillips will read through the Tight End bubble screens and running back checkdowns.

The Minkah deal certainly has paid off so far as has the decision to trade up for Bush. We are starting to look pretty good on the D side of the ball. I still have concerns about the O though, although some of that is injury related. Nice to see us actually win one on Sunday despite what was the usual BS call near the end of the game, this time for Pass Interference against Nelson made to look even more unbelievable when it was upheld after a challenge. That could have quite easily cost us that game in the same way that the even more crazy "roughing the passer" call cost us the Ravens game.
It was an uncatchable ball, even the commentators were saying as much. :ffs:

In fairness, the DPI that the Steelers benefitted from earlier in the quarter was just as ridiculous and Frank Reich lost his challenge too so at least New York is consistent...

I know, the irony of us Steelers fans moaning about suspect refereeing calls I'm sure isn't lost on the rest of you here. I'm still bitter about what went down in New Orleans last season, those calls were more egregious than the Jesse James 'catch' the season prior.
 

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To be honest the more the season has gone on I think they need to do away with the reviews on PI. The standard for overturning seems ridiculously high to the point it's just a waste of time. I understand why they brought it in after the NFC Championship game but it doesn't work for me.
 

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I know it's against the Bengals, but my word is Lamar Jackson doing insane things right now. Throwing, running, incredible stuff.

Also, talking about the Bengals, where does this 2019 team rank amongst the worst ever in NFL history? Good chance they go 0-16, the Dolphins look like their only real shot at a win.
 

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If I was a Falcons I would be asking serious questions as to where that Defense has been all season? Completely dominated an elite Offense in the Saints.

The Giants have sunk to a new low today, letting the Jets score on them at will is pretty shameful.
 
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Also, talking about the Bengals, where does this 2019 team rank amongst the worst ever in NFL history? Good chance they go 0-16, the Dolphins look like their only real shot at a win.
It's up there lack of any stand out players apart from Green who I think is questionable if he will return the 0-16 does look very possible but I would add Jets to the list of teams where they possibly can get a Win. On the plus side they probably get the honour of drafting Burrow No1.
 
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Not the boldest prediction now they've gone above .500 for the first time but... Pittsburgh are making the playoffs, aren't they? Very possibly at our (Buffalo's) expense. I'd mentally written them off far too early and not paid much attention. Apart from that disaster against NE though their other losses have been tight games against some of the very best teams. Lost by 2 points to Seattle, 4 to San Francisco and 3 to Baltimore. And now they're on a bit of a tear.

Schedule looks good and I reckon they beat us in week 15 and it's not unlikely that'll be part of a 3-games losing streak (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, NE) that drops us out of contention.
 

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It was looking like a disaster for them after they lost to the Ravens, but it's an incredible turnaround by them. Lost Big Ben, AB, Bell, but you do wonder if all that controversy they removed in the offseason helped them.

You could easily see them now winning 5 of their last 7, maybe even 6. And when you look back, there was no shame in any of the 4 defeats, they were all to good teams.

It's up there lack of any stand out players apart from Green who I think is questionable if he will return the 0-16 does look very possible but I would add Jets to the list of teams where they possibly can get a Win. On the plus side they probably get the honour of drafting Burrow No1.
Yeah, if they don't take Burrow with the No 1 pick they've officially lost their minds. And you say that they don't have any standout players, but there are some pieces there, especially on offense. Green, Mixon had 1000 yards rushing last season, Boyd 1000 recieveing.

Get some help on the O-line and help Burrow develop with a good QB and OC and they could rebound next season.
 

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I know it's against the Bengals, but my word is Lamar Jackson doing insane things right now. Throwing, running, incredible stuff.

Also, talking about the Bengals, where does this 2019 team rank amongst the worst ever in NFL history? Good chance they go 0-16, the Dolphins look like their only real shot at a win.[/QUOTE)
But the Dolphins are on a roll now (aren't they?)
 

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If I was a Falcons I would be asking serious questions as to where that Defense has been all season? Completely dominated an elite Offense in the Saints.

The Giants have sunk to a new low today, letting the Jets score on them at will is pretty shameful.
Might as well give up, if you allow the Jets to stick 34pts past you.
 

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