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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 …Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share TweetInsisting he feels well with no setbacks after a full week of practice, running back Rashard Mendenhall is set to return for the Pittsburgh Steelers.Upvote Share TweetAre 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 …Upvote Share TweetAmong 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Haloti Ngata says time off did him a lot of goodDefensive 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.Upvote Share TweetHonestly, 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers-Ravens: Could kickers decide it?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…Upvote Share Tweet
Torrey Smith's speed doesn't scare Steelers' CBsLewis, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens' division dominance nearing recordThe 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…Upvote Share TweetSeveral 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 shUpvote Share Tweet
'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh SteelersNov 16Can 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.
NFL Week 11 Most Intriguing MatchupsNov 16NFL Live looks ahead to Steelers vs. Ravens and Buccaneers vs. Panthers.
Facing PressureNov 16The contending crews in this weekend's finale for the Chase recite various quotes to describe the pressure they're facing.
NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…Nov 16The 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 16INDIANAPOLIS -- 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 BettmanNov 16Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.