Monday, January 17, 2011

And So It Begins

As improbable as it seemed just a few days ago, it happened.

As they say, any given Sunday, any team can win.

Man, I could spend all day watching Patriots fans wallow in their misery.

Sniff, sniff waaaaaaaah

He also fails to associate Brady's postseason shortcomings with SpyGate.

Yeah, we went there.

Brady & Belicheat are 0-2 in the playoffs since their Super Bowl loss to the Giants.

If you want an even better example, take a look at their record against the rival Jets.

From 2003 through the end of 2007, the Pats were 10-1 against the Jets
Then, from 2008 to present, the Pats are 3-4 against the Jets.

But let's move forward.

The Pats, like 4 of the last 6 #1 seeds in the AFC, failed to win their first playoff game.

And now, the New York Jets are coming to Pittsburgh.

...and I think we all remember what happened last time the J-E-T-S came to Heinz Field.

But things will be different this time.

Last game, when the Steelers were downed 22-17, they were without the services of Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller.

Um...say what?

Yeah, that's what we thought.

So the New York Jets have beaten Indianapolis and New England. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

That's nothing to sneeze at.

The Jets defense has played out of their minds against two pass-happy teams.

But they're in for something different on Sunday. The Steelers can run the ball. They have done it all season. And more importantly, they did it against the Jets a few weeks ago.

We'll conclude the opening post to AFC Championship Week with the old mantra:

Offense wins games, but DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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