The Pittsburgh Steelers sure are getting into the spirit of Halloween.
First they hosted the Baltimore Ravens, a team named for a foreboding bird in American literature.
The Steelers tricked the Ravens with the wildcat, and treated their fans to a win at Heinz Field.
On Sunday, the Steelers visit the Oakland Raiders. What better setting than the Black Hole for a game played four days before Halloween?
The Steelers haven’t won at Oakland since 1995. Somehow a black cat must have crossed their path on their last two flights out there.
Losses to lowly Raiders teams have come back to haunt the Steelers in their last three non-playoff seasons.
At Oakland last season, the Raiders came back from 10 points down late in the third quarter and won in the final seconds on Sebastian Janikowski’s 43-yard field goal. The Steelers fell to 1-2 with that loss but recovered to win five of their next six and get to 6-3. Then Ben Roethlisberger was injured and the Steelers lost five of their last seven...