The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 19-14 on Wednesday afternoon. They are now 11-0 on the year and seem primed for a Super Bowl run.
On the heels of Pittsburgh’s big win, professional radio provocateur Colin Cowherd went on a lengthy rant regarding why he isn’t buying into hype surrounding the team.
“Pittsburgh Steelers fans, you need to grow up,” he said.
“This is not a Super Bowl team. Go cry in your terrible towels. You’re 11-0 and it feels hollow. Just own it, Pittsburgh is not a Super Bowl team. Tennessee is better today. I know you beat them, but now Bud Dupree is out of the year. So Devin Bush and Bud Dupree are both out in your front 7, you’re NOT stopping King Henry,” he continued.
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 3, 2020
“You’re not beating Kansas City either. You can’t run the ball. How do you take the ball away from Patrick Mahomes? RUN THE BALL. YOU can’t, and had to throw 51 times last night to beat COVID-19 ravaged Baltimore.
“Two of your top 3 linebackers are out, so you’re not going to stop the run as much. You’ve had the second easiest schedule in the NFL, and you’ve faced four backup quarterbacks,” Cowherd added.
“Let’s be honest, you’re getting worse, and teams like Seattle are getting better. You’re not a Super Bowl team this morning… They’re getting dropped to about 7 in the ‘Herd Hierarchy.’ Every bit of skepticism on the Steelers is completely earned.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 3, 2020
Needless to say, Steelers fans took issue with this opinion.
Game was at 3:40 on a Wednesday after being rescheduled 3x. If the Chiefs played the same game the same way you’d say they were gritty and found a way to win. 11-0. You don’t get lucky 11 straight times. Make the plays that need to be made and move on.
— Charlie 3 Sticks ✈️ (@dj23white) December 3, 2020
Didn’t the Chiefs get 40 points dunked on them by the same Raiders team who only scored 6 against the Falcons?
Or how about the Seahawks who are on pace for worst Defense in NFL history?
Or how about the Titans who lost to Cincy?
— Yinzers Undefeated (@YinzerSzn) December 3, 2020
This you? pic.twitter.com/MYdWKtcx4K
— Egg Helms (@MikoWitYaMoney) December 3, 2020
This is all recency bias. Yesterday’s performance was sub-par for sure, but to say that the Steelers aren’t a SB threat and can’t beat all these teams in the AFC all of a sudden is ridiculous. Already beat Tennessee, and why do we forget how other top teams have lost games?
— Austin Pasquale (@GoldSulftin) December 3, 2020
Larsa Pippen’s son reacts to his mom getting passed around like a basketball. https://t.co/wYDiitHd6A
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 2, 2020
Cowherd obviously will maintain this position no matter what, so arguing with him is pointless. That said, nothing would really drive home how wrong he is like a Super Bowl victory.
Will the Steelers be able to get it done? Time will tell.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.