[QUOTE=Traitor Jay & the Woodies;4495158]Perhaps I wasn't clear. It was materially worse.
Pittsburgh/Herm/Brien is in the pantheon of brutal losses, but we never had the game "won". It is also softened by the fact that we had absolutely no chance of going to New England and being competitive the following week. Our TDs came off of a punt return and an INT return. We were lucky to be in a position to win in Pittsburgh. At least that is how I helped rationalize the bitterness of the loss. Conversely, there was no rationalizing the Cleveland 2OT game. It was raw, unadulterated misery.[/QUOTE]
Open the year 10-1, lose 5 straight, put together a nice 8 quarter playoff run, BOOM Mark Gastineau ruins our lives for a decade.
I hate that bastard. When he dies, I'm going to mix me a Thermos full of Captain Morgan & Diet Coke and do a sack dance on his grave shouting [I]"Roughing the passer! Number 99! First down! Roughing the passer! Number 99! First down! Roughing the passer! Number 99! First down!"[/I] until security finds me and throws me out.