|We'll See Ya In There...|
|Written by Cotter|
|December 19, 2010 20:05|
If you listened closely to the broadcast, Rex Ryan told Tomlin after the game, "we'll see you in there."
And he probably didn't even realize how right he was when he said it.
...although if my math is correct, the Jets still have to take care of business at least next week for the other half of his statement to be true.
Anyway, despite the fact that the Steelers lost in dramatic fashion today, they are still in the playoffs, and contrary to popular belief, life is not over.
I'm not going to pretend they didn't give up a kick return for a touchdown, or that they called a draw play from their own 3-yard line.
But overall, they played a solid game today that was a play away from a W - literally and figuratively.
Did they miss Troy Polamalu?
They certainly missed the turnovers.
But you can't expect to get points handed to you every week.
And in that vein, the offense (which had been taking a bath in the media of late) did a lot of work today.
They were able to execute touchdown scoring drives of 96 yards and 74 yards, and almost closed with a two-minute, 92 yard drive for the win.
But, today it was not meant to be.
Obviously the result is less than ideal, but...
So let's shake this one off, because in less than four days, prepubescent Jimmy Clausen and the Panthers come to Heinz Field.
Short week, gotta have a short memory.
Full recap to come.
In the meantime, feel free to share your preliminary thoughts with us all in the comments.
If you haven't already, become a fan of OFTOT on Facebook, and follow Cotter on Twitter. Or don't. Your choice, really.