Ravens Vs. Steelers: A Battle for the Ages

Bennett KaplanCorrespondent IJanuary 16, 2009

This weekend, we will see the two best defenses in the NFL take the field. They will be playing for the ultimate goal. A chance to play on the final Sunday of the season. The Superbowl. The finale. No room for error.

It fits, that these two teams are AFC North Rivals. These two teams are more than familiar with each other, facing off twice in the regular season. The Steelers won both game, but won both games by a total of seven points. 

In their first matchup, Pittsburg won 23-20 off a late Jeff Reed field goal, and the second game was won by a late Ben Rothlisberger touchdown pass. 
For their final matchup of the season, defense looms huge. The Steelers totaled 20 interceptions, and 51.0 sacks during the regular season, while the Ravens totaled 26 interceptions and 34.0 sacks.
The Ravens are led by linebacker Ray Lewis, and Safety Ed Reed, who has multiple interceptions this postseason.
The Steelers are led by linebackers James Farrior, James Harrison, and LaMar Woodley, who had a combined for 31.0 sacks this season.
On the other side of the ball, we have the Steelers, who's quarterback Ben Rothlisberger just keeps going and going and going, no matter how many times he gets plastered to the ground by oncoming pass rushers, and Ravens rookie QB just keeps showing that he can be the man in Baltimore for the years to come.
Both teams have amazing defense's and the team that forces the most turnovers, will win this game.