Mike Preston gives out his grades for the Ravens 30-17 Wild Card win in Pittsburgh.
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 Pittsburgh Steelers watched their 2014 hopes slip away as the Baltimore Ravens took advantage of mistakes and won the wild card playoff game, 30-17.
The Baltimore Ravens are facing a familiar foe in the Wild Card weekend as they will battle it out with their divisional rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Luckily, they will be heading into the game with most of their faces healthy and on the field.
Arguably the Cincinnati Bengals’ best player, wide receiver A.J. Green is iffy for Sunday’s playoff game in Indianapolis against the Colts. He didn’t practice on Friday and hasn’t cleared the league’s concussion protocol after suffering the injury in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Green can’t go, the pressure might double for the Bengals to win their first postseason contest since 1990.
The Pittsburgh Steelers enter wild card weekend with injuries to consider, mainly Le’Veon Bell and Troy Polamalu. The Steelers are prepared to move forward against Ravens.
The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they’ve played in. That needs to change this weekend.
On Tuesday, veteran running back Ben Tate was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a proactive insurance policy should team MVP Le’Veon Bell not be ready against Ravens.
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 Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for life without injured running back Le’Veon Bell.
The rivalry used to be all about the which defense was harder. Now in the ‘New NFL’ it’s Flacco vs. Roethlisberger.