Found September 22, 2013 on Steel City Blitz:
I really do hate the term ‘must-win’ because in reality, what game isn’t a must win situation in the National Football League? You have 16 games total and arguably, those first four games are as important as any and the historical statistics bear that out. Thirty teams have started the season 0-2 in the last four seasons and none has made the playoffs. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, the finger-pointing and poor execution must come to a halt tonight in Heinz Field because an 0-3 record means you may as well start looking to 2014 as the rival Browns apparently have. The return of Heath Miller will help but miracles cannot be expected from him. When this game is in the books, I don’t want to hear about how they were “this close” or how they “were a few plays away” from winning this game tonight. As my Grandfather used to say, “Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.” I don’t want to hear about how close the defense was to getting a few sacks or how close they were to getting ...

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