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The Steelers linebacking corps has been a source of pride since the 1970s and this unit is no different.
Led by former Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison, the Steelers LBs make life difficult for offenses every single week. Harrison and LaMarr Woodley might be the best pash rushing combo in the league, combining for 21 sacks this year, and veteran James Farrior seems to think it's 2001 all over again.
Lawrence Timmons is quickly establishing a name for himself as well, recording 135 tackles this year and covering the field sideline to sideline as fast as anyone. With all due respect to Jack Ham and Jack Lambert, this collection of Steeler linebackers might be the best in franchise history.
In keeping with the theme of these teams being a mirror image of one another, witness the Baltimore linebacking unit.
Led by their perennial All-Pro, the ageless Ray Lewis, the Ravens always have a tenacious rush that clogs rushing lanes and makes it impossible for a QB to setup and throw.
Terrell Suggs is the kind of guy you despise while he's on the other team and love if he's causing havoc for yours. Lewis' 139 tackles show you he still has something left in the tank and Jarrett Johnson has a knack for timely plays.
After you play the Ravens, there's a reason you're sore for the next three days.
Suggs and Lewis might push with Harrison and Farrior, but I give the advantage to the Steelers based off the Timmons/Johnson matchup.