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Written by Cotter   
November 28, 2010 17:16

It's a good thing we don't care about style points, because that one was pretty gnarly.

10 penalties for 107 yards, including this mess...

I think Chris Kemoeatu had like four holding penalties by himself (not that there was a whole lot else he could do about it with Kyle Williams abusing him up and down the field).

Manny Sanders dropped a (more or less) sure TD pass in the 4th quarter.  

Injuries to Bryant McFadden, Nick Eason, and even Big Ben had/has a foot sprain.

But there are no two ways about it, Shaun Suisham was in hero mode today. 

Four field goals for the Canuck, from 41, 45, 46, and 48 yards. 

And even though it took 73 minutes, the Steelers brought home a win, 19-16.

Yes, they were facing a 2-8 (now 2-9) team, but like I said in the preview, the three games the Bills have lost since their bye week were all decided by three points, two in OT, and all of the teams they have lost to this season are either division leaders or playoff contenders with substantial records.

Would I have been beside myself if the Steelers had lost this game? Maybe a little bit, but don't start thinking the Steelers deserve to beat teams based on record or reputation. It doesn't work like that in the NFL, in case you hadn't noticed.

And if you're salty after a win, just stop watching football.


Other preliminary notes for you...

Troy Polamalu is a monster. 


36 rushes, 151 yards, and a score. Forget about the fumble, Spindenhall's legs were pumping today, and he had almost half the yards on that final drive in OT. No way they win this game without him. 


Captain 3rd (1st?) Down is back. 


8-3, headed to Baltimore next Sunday night. 

Get ready...

This is war. 

Full recap to the meantime, feel free to leave all of your preliminary musings in the comments. 

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