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Black and Gold Forever:
Not surprisingly, it has come to this.
Ben Roethlisberger says Sunday is a "must win" vs. the Patriots.
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 30, 2013
That phrase is always somewhat dubious.
At 2-5 with every other upcoming match-up against division leaders, aside from the Ravens - Pats, Lions, Ravens, Bengals - we have a rough road ahead.
While it is nice to think the guys are just a few adjustments away from putting it all together, after a loss like Sundays in Oakland, it is increasingly difficult to stay positive.
However, Brett Keisel did his best to make light of the dire situation the Steelers find themselves in and appeared upbeat after a solid week of practice.
Below is an exchange between Keisel and reporters per the Steelers NFL Nation Blog:
"That's for me and the team," he said.
So you did talk about it?
"That's for me and the team."
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The Pittsburgh Steelers believe they're a pretty good football team when they play with the lead.
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Thanks Big Ben.
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By David Todd
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Most of the attention...
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