if Big Ben didnt play, everyone would be saying that we wouldnt have won if hed been in there. now that he DID play, everyone is saying being hurt is why they lost.
we won by 17. the Steelers only pts were from a 51 yd FG that barely squeaked over. I dont want to hear about what "wouldve" happened if this guy played, or Ben was healthy, etc. Harrison was out, so was Willis. Roethlisberger plays up his injuries like a drama queen for the attention. he might not have had his scrambling ability tonight, but he was making his throws just fine. he threw for over 300 yds. he just made bad deciscions due to all the pressure we put on him. had he been healthy the final might have been 20-10 or 20-13.
Steeler fans are going to blame the blackouts, the injuries, the suspensions, the refs, and anything else they can. But the fact is, we dominated the trenches on both sides of the ball, we forced turnovers, and we didnt turn the ball over ourselves. the Niners are the better team. healthy Big Ben, give them Harrison, give us Willis, we still win. after watching how we matched up tonight, I think we beat them IN Pittsburgh too. theres no excuses when you get dominated in the trenches. Aldon Smith might as well have been DeMarcus Ware to the Steelers OL. he was unstoppable.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:41 AM ]