Every time the Steelers and Ravens meet it is a hard-hitting, brutal slobber-knocker! This is arguably the most heated rivalry in the NFL. Several players from both teams have flat out stated they hate the other team.
That being said, this game was atrocious for the Steelers. Turnover after turnover after turnover. Every time the Steelers seemed to be shifting the momentum their way Ben threw a pick or someone got stripped of the ball. The Steelers defense seemed to have no answer for Ray Rice. It's too early to start pushing the panic button in Pittsburgh, but the Steelers have a lot of work to do in the next week. Mike Tomlin is likely as furious at his team as they are with themselves. Expect their Week 9 rematch to be a monster hitting blood bath!
On the flip side of that coin, the Ravens have to be extremely excited. They got off to a quick start against a team that has seemed to have their number for the last several years. I wouldn't turn around and crown the Ravens as AFC North champions after Week 1, but that was a walloping. There are several things to be taken from this game.