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Like Ravens, Steelers dealing with injuries and questions on de…

Like Ravens, Steelers dealing with injuries and questions on defense

baltimoresun.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Although they're ranked No. 1 in the NFL in total defense this season, aging Pittsburgh unit hopes to keep improvingIs this the year their aging defense finally kicks the bucket? How will they survive without the face of the defense in the huddle every …
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  • Harbaugh expects Jimmy Smith to return this season

    Harbaugh expects Jimmy Smith to return this season

    baltimoresun.com Nov 16, 2012
    Cornerback underwent sports hernia surgery Ravens starting cornerback Jimmy Smith is expected to return this season following sports hernia surgery, coach John Harbaugh reiterated today.
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  • Steelers to get Mendenhall back vs. Ravens

    Steelers to get Mendenhall back vs. Ravens

    Insisting he feels well with no setbacks after a full week of practice, running back Rashard Mendenhall is set to return for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • Chat wrap: Jeff Zrebiec talks about Sunday's Ravens-Steelers ga…

    Chat wrap: Jeff Zrebiec talks about Sunday's Ravens-Steelers game

    baltimoresun.com Nov 16, 2012
    Are you ready for the first Ravens-Steelers matchup of the 2012 season? The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec answered questions about the game, talked about a potential big performance from Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin, above, gave his predictions on …
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  • Ravens not buying Byron Leftwich's windup motion as a weakness

    Ravens not buying Byron Leftwich's windup motion as a weakness

    baltimoresun.com Nov 16, 2012
    Among the variety of reasons why prognosticators think the Ravens will have the advantage against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday is Byron Leftwich's long windup.
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  • Haloti Ngata says time off did him a lot of good

    Haloti Ngata says time off did him a lot of good

    baltimoresun.com Nov 16, 2012
    Defensive tackle was held out of win over RaidersIt was a rare sight last Sunday to have Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata fully suited up and standing on the sidelines and not play a single snap.
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  • Friday Forecast: Week 11 predictions

    Friday Forecast: Week 11 predictions

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Honestly, I never saw the Bengals' dominating win over the Giants coming. That wasn't the same Cincinnati team that had lost four straight times. I did, however, predict the Ravens' blowout of the Raiders and the Steelers' harder-than-expected win over …
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  • Steelers-Ravens: Could kickers decide it?

    Steelers-Ravens: Could kickers decide it?

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    When you break down the Ravens and the Steelers, the names that will come up are the playmakers: Ray Rice, Mike Wallace, LaMarr Woodley and Terrell Suggs. While all of those players will impact Sunday night, this physical grudge match could be decided b…
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  • Torrey Smith's speed doesn't scare Steelers' CBs

    Torrey Smith's speed doesn't scare Steelers' CBs

    baltimoresun.com Nov 16, 2012
    Lewis, Taylor face Mike Wallace in practice every dayUsually, the speed of Ravens receiver Torrey Smith presents a lot of challenges for defenses, but the Pittsburgh Steelers aren't too concerned. Pittsburgh cornerbacks Keenan Lewis and Ike Taylor see t…
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  • Ravens' division dominance nearing record

    Ravens' division dominance nearing record

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Baltimore Ravens' dominance in the AFC North is nearing a record level. If Baltimore beats Pittsburgh, the Ravens will extend their division win streak to 12 games, which would tie the Colts for the longest in the league since the division realignme…
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  • Ben Roethlisberger continues to weigh on Ravens' minds

    Ben Roethlisberger continues to weigh on Ravens' minds

    baltimoresun.com Nov 16, 2012
    Several defensive players continue to refer to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback despite team rulling him out for Sunday night's showdownIt’s been almost 48 hours since the Pittsburgh Steelers ruled out Ben Roethlisberger for Sunday night’s AFC North sh
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 03:44

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Nov 16
    Can the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Baltimore Ravens without QB Ben Roethlisberger? Our analysts discuss QB Byron Leftwich's poor record as a starter and the key for the Steelers to beat the Ravens.
  • Video - NFL Week 11 Most Intriguing Matchups 02:00

    NFL Week 11 Most Intriguing Matchups

    Nov 16
    NFL Live looks ahead to Steelers vs. Ravens and Buccaneers vs. Panthers.
  • Video - Facing Pressure 01:36

    Facing Pressure

    Nov 16
    The contending crews in this weekend's finale for the Chase recite various quotes to describe the pressure they're facing.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…

    Nov 16
    The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.