Christmas Day features another chapter of the Ravens Steelers Rivalry

  

Ravens vs Steelers, the AFC North could be the Christmas gift

The Baltimore Ravens will travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on Christmas Day. Since Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, the NFL has to decided to play most of its games on Saturday. They are leaving Sunday for two rival games and in the 2016 season, both games have huge implications. At 4:30pm you have the Ravens visiting the Steelers with the AFC North hanging in the balance. At 8:30 pm, you have another huge rivalry as the defending Super Bowl champions Denver Broncos try to hold onto their playoff hopes face the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Ravens Steelers rivalry has made its way to the top of the list as the NFL’s biggest rivalry today. The Ravens current four game win streak is the biggest they have had in history. Currently, the Steelers lead the series, 24-21. Now lets take a look at some history.

Rivalry begins with a 1-1 split

The Steelers are the first team in history to defeat the Ravens

The Ravens defeated the Steelers later in 1996 by the same score, 31-17.

First Loss

The Ravens gave the Steelers their first loss at Heinz Field.

The Steelers gave the Ravens their first loss at M&T Bank Stadium

Shutouts

Ravens 2

Steelers 1

Overtime

The Ravens are 4-0 when the game goes to overtime.

Largest Margin of Victory in a Sweep

Ravens 58-7

Game 1: 27-0

Game 2: 31-7

Win Streaks

Steelers: 5, twice

Ravens: 4 (Current)

Harbaugh-Flacco vs Tomlin-Roethlisberger*

In the John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco era, the Ravens are 11-9

* There have been different quarterbacks who have started due to injury.

Memorable matchups/ verbal battles throughout the years

Ray Lewis vs Jerome Bettis

Ed Reed vs Hines Ward

Terrell Suggs vs Ben Roethlisberger

Willis McGahee vs Ryan Clark

Joe Flacco vs Troy Polamalu

Haloti Ngata vs Ben Roethlisberger

Torrey Smith vs William Gay

 

There has been a Thanksgiving moment, will there be a Christmas Day moment, only time will tell.

Brian Waters
Brian H. Waters is currently a broadcaster, writer and social media manager for Fox Sports 1340AM Hopewell, Virginia. He is also the Co-Host and Co-CEO of the Wrestling Wrealm. He and his co-host Dwayne Allen talk about professional wrestling with Superior Wrestling Intellect. In addition, he is apart of the Wrestling Summit as a co-host and lead graphics producer. He is a former production assistant at ESPN, where he worked in Sales Quality Control, Highlights, Prompting, Mike and Mike and Social Media. His intern experience includes Morgan State University Student Media, the Baltimore Sun, and the Better Business Bureau. His responsibility while interning was to shoot edit and post in a timely manner.
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