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Football is Hard Sometimes...
Written by Cotter   
November 29, 2013 11:14


So much happened in this game, it's hard to really even know where to begin.

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Ike Taylor getting roasted like a turkey on Thanksgiving.

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Shaun Suisham forgetting how to do the most important part of his job.

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Mike Tomlin self-appointing himself part of the kickoff team.

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Le'Veon's bell getting rung right before they took the fruits of his physically-costly labor from him.

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Having to score like 15 times before actually getting credited with the pivotal touchdown they needed.

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Manny Sanders dropping a ball and his team's hopes of winning simultaneously.

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You guys, Cody Wallace (!) came in and snapped the ball multiple times last night.

Just let that sink in for a minute.

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In fact, I have to assume the Steelers will be looking to expand their training staff this week just to deal with all of the injuries along the offensive line alone, let alone the rest of the walking black and gold dead.

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To have the game the Steelers had up until basically the beginning of the 4th quarter and to still be so close to overtime you feel like you can reach out and touch it, you almost felt like, "how could they possibly NOT do it."

But that's what happened.

Let's just tell it like it is, guys - last night, it was too much for the Steelers to overcome.

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We built this game up to be the regular season Super Bowl.

And maybe it was.

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[Steelers on the left, Ravens on the right]

But, at the risk of sounding like a blind/deaf homer, don't give up hope just yet.

Take a look at the Steelers' remaining schedule...
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As well as the rest of their fellow AFC playoff wannabes...
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It ain't over, guys.

It's just that much harder.

To blow through eight teams straight from the Bills to the Browns would've been a stone groove, but I don't think any of us can say that we realistically expected something like that to happen.

All things considered, the Steelers lost an extremely hard fought game that wasn't technically out of their hands until the clock struck 0:00.

Against their biggest rivals, who are no slouches themselves, despite what anyone says.

This is just the way it goes in the NFL...


So, try not to take it too hard.

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Dolphins coming to Heinz Field in a little less than 10 days.



Enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving holiday with the people you love.

It's just football.

And anyway, it ain't about how you get knocked down, it's how you get back up.

Get well soon, Le'Veon.

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Here we go.

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