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Steelers vs. Ravens, Round 2

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The Steelers travel to Baltimore to face their biggest rival on Sunday.  Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight, including a loss to the Ravens.   But that means nothing to Baltimore.  Terrell Suggs, Ravens linebacker says, “Its not emotionally hard to get back up.  When they walk in here, the colors are still their colors.  When we see it, we still have unpleasant memories of them.” Ravens running back Ray Rice adds,  “You can’t just call it another game, its a division game.  We got one there and its our job to protect our house.”

In their first matchup, the Ravens faced Byron Leftwich at QB.  This week, Charlie Batch is the likely starter but Ben Roethlisberger could make a surprise appearance.   Suggs, “It changes things if he plays but if he doesn’t play, we still need to go out there and play the game but like I said, no game has ever been won on paper.”  Ravens QB Joe Flacco is not concerned about the Pittsburgh “O”, “Thats for you guys to pay attention too.  We don’t pay attention to that stuff.  All that I am concerned with is their defense is playing well.”  John Harbaugh, Ravens Head Coach, takes a cautious approach, “Whatever quarterback plays in this game.  He will be very capable of running their offense very well.  We seen that before, we’ve seen that from experience.”

The Ravens have won 15 straight games at home.  Their last loss at M & T Bank Stadium came to the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2010. Kick-off is 4:25 on Sunday.