A quick postmortem on the AFC Title Game before I nod off.
One factor being seriously ignored in the postgame hullaballoo is that Mike Tomlin totally outcoached John Harbaugh from whistle-to-gun.
Tomlin is a real, genuine leader. He does exactly what needs to be done to each player. Some need yelled at, some need a pat on the back, some need something else and he knows exactly how to treat all 53. He's not a one-trick pony like so many coaches who are all rah-rah (Sparano, e.g.) or overly stoic (Reid, e.g.). On the other hand, the only things I saw Harbaugh doing tonight were throwing his red hankie and unsuccessfully needling the officials after just about every play. Harbaugh also had a whiny look on his face all night (not unlike former Ravens helmsman Brian Billick, ironically). Mike Tomlin never has a whiny face, ever.
There are other areas where the Steelers are stronger than Baltimore, but by-and-large this game was won by the better-coached team.