The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated their hated division rival Baltimore Ravens 13-10 in a primetime game in Baltimore Sunday Night.
Going into the game knew the importance of this game in terms of playoff standings and the future of the AFC North. The Ravens had already pulled out a last minute win against the Steelers at Heinz Field during week four without Ben Roethlisberger, and now the winner of the matchup in Baltimore was sure to determine the division as both teams stood at 8-3.
Coming into the game both teams were gaining a major playmaker that was absent from the first meeting. The Ravens gained All-Pro Ed safety Ed Reed, and the Steelers their two time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
As with all Ravens v. Steelers games there is sure to be more ugly moments than anything else as the hatred these teams feel for one another runs deep, but that’s what most fans have come to love about this matchup.
With a 13-10 game featuring two of the best defenses in the NFL everyone watching got exactly what they expected, “the good, bad, and ugly” of a late season matchup between the elite of the AFC North.