Steelers, Ravens actually agree on an issue

October, 9, 2012
10/09/12
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Congratulations, Philadelphia Eagles. You've actually done something that doesn't happen around here often -- you got AFC North rivals to come together on an issue.

The Steelers joined the Ravens in saying that the Eagles cross the line too often during games. After one play in Sunday's 16-14 win over Philadelphia, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ended up in the face of Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham.

"Yeah, Ben was mad. He thought they were going after his head," left guard Willie Colon told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They were cheap-shot artists all day. They were hitting us in the back. I know I lost my cool once or twice. It is what it is. You have to play through it."

It was last month when the Ravens were voicing the same sentiments. "They play dirty," Ravens fullback Vonta Leach said after the game in Philadelphia. "They take shots after the play, a lot of dirty stuff after plays. We weren't going to back down. We weren't going to take that. Anytime someone thinks they're a bully, you got to step up or they'll keep doing it."

The last AFC North to play the Eagles this season is the Cincinnati Bengals, who will play the "dirty" birds on Dec. 13. Consider yourselves warned.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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