Last Saturday was the perfect day to put fresh batteries in the remote, pull up a chair and enjoy the sports entertainment that was at our disposal. Luckily for us local fans, the home teams were front and center and did not disappoint.
New England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
Not many pundits had the Ravens defeating the Steelers. The Baltimore Ravens were more than happy to prove people wrong as they dismantled the Steelers 30-17 and advanced to the divisional round to battle the New England Patriots.
The Ravens have no fear about facing top-seeded New England on Saturday. Baltimore is 2-1 against the Patriots on the road in the playoffs, including a 28-13 triumph in January 2013 that preceded a 34-31 victory over San Francisco in the Super Bowl.
The Ravens’ record-setting offense sputtered and stalled before halftime in December, scoring only two touchdowns in eight quarters.
With the Ravens in the middle of game preparations for their Wild Card game against the Steelers, the last thing Baltimore needed was off the field distractions. But that’s exactly what they’ll get with the news surfacing about their head of security.
The rivalry used to be all about the which defense was harder. Now in the ‘New NFL’ it’s Flacco vs. Roethlisberger.
The Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their regular season with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to host the Baltimore Ravens during wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs.
The easy part may have been getting to the playoffs in the first place when considering who Baltimore must play next. Their biggest rivals in Pittsburgh will be their first test as they look to advance in the postseason for the 6th time in 7 seasons.
The Ravens would never look back and would secure the 20-10 win and coupled with a San Diego Chargers loss to the Kansas City Chiefs return to the post season after a one-year absence.
Before more than 71,000, Ravens doubled up the Browns 20-10, and received a bit of luck with the Chiefs defeating the Chargers 19-7.
The Ravens got the help they needed and took care of business themselves to secure a spot in the playoffs. Now it’s on to Pittsburgh for Round 3 with their biggest foe.