Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 10/20/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the New York Jets last week puts more juice into the first Ravens Week of the 2013 season. Had the Steelers started 0-5, their only motivation Sunday would have been to stick their biggest rival with a loss that could come back to haunt them when they’re fighting for a playoff spot. Now, a win over the Ravens would improve the Steelers’ record to 2-4, and they’d no longer be facing lottery-like odds to make the playoffs. It’s still too early, however, for the Steelers to think about the playoffs. They have to go 9-2, maybe 8-3, the rest of the way to have any shot at playing in January. For now, the Steelers still have to think like spoilers. The Steelers would pull to within a half-game of the Ravens with a win Sunday and make the Ravens’ path to the Super Bowl more difficult. They’d also make it clear that the Ravens are suffering from a Super Bowl hangover. After watching the Steelers win Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII, the Ravens finally ha...
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