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.
You can make an argument for all four road teams to win in the first round. And isn’t that what we want?
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 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 division showdowns were won by the Packers, Panthers and Steelers. On to the playoffs. Also qualifying for the Super Bowl chase were the Ravens, who got the final AFC wild card.
“I made a horrible mistake in my life, but if you truly believe in second chances, they will forgive me,” Rice said.
So another week of football is in the books, and there is still so much to determine over the final two weeks of the season. Division titles, playoff berths, draft order!
We’ll find out once and for all how Johnny Football translates as an NFL quarterback, but I’ll tell you one thing: he can’t be any worse than Brian Hoyer!
The AFC is a very tight race as the season begins to round to a close and numerous teams are still fighting for a playoff spot. CBS Sports and former special teams ace Steve Tasker spoke on the match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins on “Thursday Night Football.”
After one of the best football weekends in quite a while, this is a good time to unwind, digest and examine a playoff picture and an NFL landscape that makes a lot more sense heading into the final month of the season.