Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Take your pick: Ravens vs. Steelers
By James Walker
The most important game in the division this week involves one of the NFL's best rivalries.
So take your pick in Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens (8-6) and Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7).
Baltimore has the inside track for a wild card in the AFC and is playing its best football of the season. The Ravens outscored their last two opponents by a margin of 79-10.
Pittsburgh must beat Baltimore to keep its postseason hopes alive. The Steelers broke a five-game losing streak Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
This is the second meeting in the past month for these two rivals. Baltimore beat Pittsburgh, 20-17, in overtime on Nov. 29 in a game Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed with a concussion. Roethlisberger will play this time following a 503-yard performance against the Packers.
Coming off a stellar 4-0 mark in Week 15, the AFC North blog will pick all division games on Friday.