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Steelers Vs. Ravens: AFC Divisional Round Game Capsules

It's the best modern rivalry in the NFL if you ask me. Every time the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers line up and go after it, the intensity is high, the hitting is hard, and the outcome is in doubt until the final minutes. So perhaps it would be a bit more befitting if these two AFC North rivals were meeting in the AFC Championship Game, but the stakes are still plenty high when they meet at Heinz Field on Saturday afternoon. Like we do every week, here's your game capsule, replete with series history information, team stats, and other facts, figures and trends to help you get ready for the big game.

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS-AFC NORTH (13-4) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS-AFC NORTH (12-4)

 

SERIES

 

RAVENS

STEELERS

LEADER (REG. SEASON)

 

18-12

STREAKS (REG. SEASON)

 

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

(REG. & POSTSEASON)

Harbaugh: 2-5

Tomlin: 6-3

COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD

4-2

3-1

VS. COMMON OPP.

(REG. SEASON)

Bal.: 9-3 (Atl. 0-1, Buf. 1-0, Car. 1-0, Cin. 1-1, Cle. 2-0, Mia. 1-0, NE 0-1, NO 1-0,

NYJ 1-0, TB 1-0)

Pit.: 9-3 (Atl. 1-0, Buf., 1-0, Car. 1-0, Cin. 2-0, Cle. 2-0, Mia. 1-0, NE. 0-1, NO 0-1,

NYJ 0-1, TB 1-0)

PLAYOFF RECORD

9-5

31-19

LAST WEEK

W 30-7 at Chiefs

Bye (Wk. 17: W 41-9 at Browns)

LAST GAME (REG. SEASON)

12/5/10: Steelers 13 at Ravens 10. Pittsburgh scores 10 4th-quarter points to erase 10-3 deficit, including 9-yard TD pass to RB Isaac Redman from QB Ben Roethlisberger.

LAST GAME AT SITE

(REG. SEASON)

10/3/10: Ravens 17, Steelers 14. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco completes game-winning 18-yard TD pass to WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 32 seconds remaining.

LAST PLAYOFF

1/18/09: Ravens 14 at Steelers 23. Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu's 40-yard INT-TD with 4:24 to play in 4th quarter helps seal AFC Championship victory.

BROADCAST

CBS (4:30 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (Bal.), 123 (Pit.). XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (Bal.), 102 (Pit.).

 

REGULAR SEASON STAT LEADERS

PASSING

Flacco: 306-489-3,622-25-10-93.6

Roethlisberger: 240-389-3,200-17-5-97.0 (3C)

RUSHING

Rice: 307-1,220-4.0-5

Mendenhall: 324-1,273-3.9-13 (T2L)

RECEIVING

Boldin: 64-837-13.1-7

Wallace: 60-1,257 (3C)-21.0-10 (T3C)

OFFENSE

322.9

345.3

TAKE/GIVE

+7

+17 (2L)

DEFENSE

    318.9

    276.8 (2L)

SACKS

Suggs: 11

Harrison: 10.5

INTs

E. Reed: 8 (1L)

Polamalu: 7 (T2L)

PR

Webb: 9.5

Brown: 5.8

KR

D. Reed (R): 29.3 (1L)

Sanders: 25.1

PUNTING

Koch: 43.6

Kapinos: 41.9

KICKING

Cundiff: 117 (39/39 PAT; 26/29 FG)

Suisham: 61 (19/19 PAT; 14/15 FG)

 

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.