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Steel City Sports Report:
If you were coaching a team that was ranked 28th in total defense, 18th in total offense, and 11th in points allowed, what do you think your record would be? Bet you wouldn't guess 7-2 and yet, that's exactly what the Baltimore Ravens are just past the halfway point of the season.The Pittsburgh Steelers come into this contest with the top statistical defense and 18th ranked offense, tied with Baltimore. They are 6-3.The rivalry of the Steelers and Ravens is the best in football today. But, its starting to lose its luster as both teams get older and some of the marquee players retire. Hines Ward and James Farrior retired last year while Ed Reed and Ray Lewis -not playing because of torn triceps- look to be well on their way out of Baltimore. To make matters worse, Ben Roethlisberger will be out for this game forcing the Steelers to use Byron Leftwich.While both teams have a winning record and look to be well on their way to a playoff berth, the fact is, they aren't as...
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The Steelers need to run and play great defense to have a chance this week.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a tie.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
Arizona at Atlanta - The Cards need to get some production from the QB position if they want any chance to make playoff this season.
The Falcons finally...
The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up practice preparations on Friday for their Sunday night game at Heinz Field against the Baltimore Ravens and the final injury report of the week is now out.
As expected, wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), safety Troy Polamalu (calf), and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder) have all been ruled out for...
Ravens @ Steelers Sunday – 11/18/12 8:20 PM The Baltimore Ravens return to prime-time on Sunday when they travel to Pittsburgh to take on their AFC North rival Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Both teams have been hobbled by injuries but are still continuing their winning ways. Baltimore leads the Steelers in the AFC North standings by just one game. Sunday night’s game...
The Pittsburgh Steelers look to stack their fifth win in a row Sunday night when they host division rival Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Below are 7 things to watch for specifically in this game along with my prediction at the end of it. In case you missed it, here is the Wednesday podcast preview of the game that features a great interview with Ravens beat writer John Eisenberg...
Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 11 game at Heinz Field against the Baltimore Ravens. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
S Troy Polamalu
T Marcus Gilbert
LB Stevenson Sylvester
LB Adrian Robinson
WR Antonio Brown
QB Ben Roethlisberger
CB DeMarcus Van ****
CB Jimmy Smith
DE Pernell McPhee...
Not too much action in the third quarter of the rivalry game between the Ravens and Steelers. The Ravens couldn’t take advantage of a Byron Leftwich interception, but were still able to come up with a 39-yard field goal by Justin Tucker.
The Steelers weren’t able to get in the end zone on a stout Ravens’ defense. They had to settle for a Shaun Suisham field goal.
At the end...
As usual, this game is a dogfight between the Ravens and Steelers. Pittsburgh had the upper hand early, after a Byron Leftwich scramble of 31 yards. The Ravens settled in late.
Leftwich has played well for Pittsburgh and Joe Flacco has done the same for the Ravens. The difference in this game is a Mike Wallace fumble.
Also of note, tight end Dennis Pitta and running back Isaac Redman...
Arun MoraceSteelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger won’t return for at least another three games after this injury. Photo Credit: Don Wright, Associated Press
Things are looking grim for Ben Roethlisberger, and possibly the Steelers’ division title hopes. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is currently out of action with an injured shoulder and rib, the latter of which could kill...
PITTSBURGH -- The Baltimore Ravens took control of the AFC North race Sunday night by doing one of the things they do best -- winning inside the division. The Ravens used Jacoby Jones' punt-return touchdown, two field goals and a strong defensive effort to edge the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 at Heinz Field. Baltimore improved to 8-2 and took a two-game lead over Pittsburgh...
The Ravens have settled down and now have the lead against the Steelers. Free agent pick up Jacoby Jones took a punt 63 yards to give the Ravens a 10-7 lead.
Baltimore’s defense, particularly linebacker Paul Kruger, has been playing better since Pittsburgh’s initial drive of the game.
Isn’t this what football season is all about? The home team clashing with their biggest rivals late in the year possibly with the division in the balance. That’s exactly what’s going to happen Sunday night in Pittsburgh.
Baltimore and Pittsburgh will meet for the first time this season on “Sunday Night Football,” but with a twist. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger...
Despite declaring that he's 100 percent recovered from his right knee and right thigh injuries a day earlier, Ravens defensive end Pernell McPhee is officially listed as doubtful on the injury report.
The Ravens' starting left end didn't practice today, and is now regarded as a long shot to play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Nose guard Terrence...
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports a source with knowledge of the situation has informed hit that Steelers WR Antonio Brown could be ready to return in time for their Week 13 matchup against the Ravens.
Brown has been dealing with a sprained ankle that he suffered back in week 9 against the Giants. Typically, players require a recovery time of 4-6 weeks for this type of...
Below are the defensive player play counts and the participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 10 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. We also are including down, time of play and yards gained to better help you identify the play.
The Steelers used quite a bit of base against the Chiefs in this game because they only forced them into 3 third downs in the first half. Only...
After an unforeseen somewhat competent version of Chad Henne appeared in Houston, there is a touch more hope that a better than useless Byron Leftwich could emerge for what at one point seemed like a game worthy of its Sunday Night Football timeslot. By which I mean, still not a lot of hope. The Ravens put up 55 points last week. Granted, that was at home against against the awful...