Ravens 20, Steelers 17, in overtime. A classic game. Contrary to what some folks think, I think the Ravens played pretty well. D was solid, but not perfect; but this is the Steelers running game, which, last I checked, is pretty good.
Offense is clearly hampered by Flacco’s ankle, even if he won’t admit it. Lots more variety this week, against a heck of a defense. I was pretty happy to see more of the three headed running attack, and the passing game got spread around a bit. Rice is still the man.
Sure, you can be critical that they almost lost to a third string QB, but he is an NFL QB, and he’s surrounded by an outstanding team. He did a really nice job.
Based on what I see in the playoff picture, it’s going to take 11-5 to get the wildcard (Jacksonville is going to fall apart, but the Titans are coming). That means the Ravens will have to run the table. I think this team can beat Green Bay; remember they lost to the Vikings by just 2 points. It’s going to come down to the rematch of last night’s game, I think.
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