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The week leading up to any Baltimore Ravens - Pittsburgh Steelers game is affectionately called Steelers week. All talk, text, and speculation concerns the Steelers. Everything else is secondary. The week-long celebration is a show of respect for the opponent and respect for a matchup that has become the best rivalry in football.
“I think it’s the best week of the year because it’s where we feel our most comfortable probably,” said Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.
“You know it’s a defining type of a rivalry. It means so much to both teams. So, we like being in this week, we love playing these guys, we love the preparation for these guys, so I’d say it’s the best week of the year – both of them.”
Adding to the drama this week will be the status of injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who went down with a shoulder injury against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night.… Read more
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Many observers were ready to bury the Baltimore Ravens after they lost Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb during their Oct. 14 win over Dallas. But the Ravens have won two of three games since the defensive duo went down and, after putting up 55 points against Oakland on Sunday, the Ravens stand at 7-2 heading into next week’s division matchup with Pittsburgh.
Baltimore has remained...
It took until Friday, but now it really does feel like Steelers-Ravens week after Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith took to Twitter Friday afternoon to tweet a few lyrics from the song Renegade. An hour later Smith took his foot off the gas a little by tweeting, "That place goes nuts when they play that song....gotta love big games in great football environments"...
The Ravens secondary suffered another blow today as cornerback Jimmy Smith had surgery Thursday morning on his injured groin, per Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com.
“You don’t expect all this to happen, but it’s football,” defensive coordinator Dean Pees said, via Mink. “It’s professional football. Some years you go through and you’re unscathed. Some years you go through...
The Thursday injury report for the Baltimore Ravens is now out as they continue to prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Heinz Field.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith (abs) has been ruled out for the Sunday night game after undergoing successful surgery to repair a sports hernia in Philadelphia on Thursday.
With Smith now ruled out, cornerback Corey Graham will likely...
The Ravens are now down another cornerback, which is perhaps the reason they have signed Chris Johnson. Second-year cornerback Jimmy Smith has undergone sports hernia surgery, according to reports, and will definitely miss Sunday’s showdown with the Steelers.
Smith is expected to miss several weeks and the team hopes he will be back by season’s end. The Ravens were already without...
Last week: 14 (+7)
This team really lucked out. They were looking shaky (even off a 35 point home win) and had 2 games against the Steelers in their next 3 weeks and looked poised to cede their division lead, but Ben Roethlisberger’s injury changes that. They’re still allowing 40 more yards per game than they gain and have only won 2 games by more than 10 points despite...
Ah, now that we are all past finding out what finding out exactly what is wrong with the right shoulder and ribs of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, we can finally get on with Steelers-Ravens week. Of course it didn't take the Baltimore Ravens fan base long to get over the injury to Roethlisberger, in fact, it was likely celebrated in Baltimore.
We all have...
For the Ravens:
Out: Jimmy Smith (abs)
Doubtful: DE Pernell McPhee (thigh)
Questionable: DT Terrence Cody (arm) and S Christian Thompson (thigh)
Probable: S Sean Considine (chest), LB Dannell Ellerbe (finger), WR Jacoby Jones (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), S Bernard Pollard (chest), S Ed Reed (shoulder/neck/leg), RB Ray Rice (toe), WR Torrey Smith (chest), LB Terrell Suggs...
Baltimore Ravens (7-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)
Ben Roethlisberger is out for this one. How can the Steelers possibly beat the 7-2 Ravens? That’s the question that everyone seems to be asking this week and apparently no one can come up with an answer as the public is pounding Baltimore as road favorites here. However, as is often the case with the public on heavy leans, I think...