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New England Patriots
This is an unpopular opinion that might cost me my seat at the cool-kids table among Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
I want the Ravens to beat the Patriots Sunday.
The Ravens and Patriots meet in the AFC Championship Game for the second year in a row. It’s the first time the same teams have met in the AFC title game for two straight seasons since the Browns and Broncos in 1986 and 1987.
Choosing between the Ravens and Patriots would seem like choosing between a root canal and a rectal exam, but apparently the decision isn’t that difficult for most Steelers fans.
Last year, a majority of Steelers fans grudgingly pulled for the Patriots to beat the Ravens. That’s not likely to change this year.
Count me among the minority.
For the purpose of full disclosure, I’m a Steelers fan who grew up in Rhode Island. I still lived there when the Patriots won their three Super Bowls.
Since the Patriots beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game on the way to two of those championships, living in Ne...
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Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes the Steelers are prepared to make dramatic changes to their offensive line in the coming months.
Bouchette expects Max Stark and Ramon Foster to leave during free agency, with Willie Colon being released outright.
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It might be two days too late, being that he’s released from jail, but the girlfriend of now former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey says no assault took place.
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According to NFL...
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Today on the CBS NFL pregame show Cowher must’ve had a change of heart because he told host James Brown that he’s not going anywhere.
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