Earlier this season, the Baltimore Ravens went into Pittsburgh and left with a 26-23 OT victory at Heinz Field. A late injury to then starting backup QB Mason Rudolph along with an untimely fumble in OT when it appeared Pittsburgh was on their way to victory contributed to the Ravens win.

Today, although the game is in Baltimore, the goals are significantly different. While the Ravens still want to win, they’ll have to do it without a list of key starters. Meanwhile, the Steelers need to win and hope for a Tennessee Titans loss at the Houston Texans to secure the final Wild Card slot in the AFC.

Regardless of the names on the back of the jerseys, this is still among the most intense rivalries in the NFL, and fans of both teams always get more excited for these games than any other on the schedule. Don’t expect an offensive shoot-out this afternoon but definitely expect a lot of scoreboard watching throughout the game, and hopefully the Ravens will come out of the game as healthy as they’ve been all season, which has been one of the keys to their unexpected and exciting 2019 season.

About the author


A lifelong Baltimore sports fan, especially football, from the old Baltimore Colts to the Baltimore Ravens. A legendary college intramural sports star in his own mind, currently fighting Father Time by being a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, all while being a good father and grandfather, accompanied in life by his two dogs, Murphy (English Bulldog) and Scooter (Bichon Frisée).