With the AFC Divisional game – a.k.a. Armageddon – set to kickoff at 3:30 CST on Saturday, I have altered my daily routine a bit. Normally, I listen to 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore over the internet. This week, however, I’ve taken great interest in what Pittsburgh is saying about the Ravens-Steelers matchup. For this, I’ve been also listening in on Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan.
The first thing I noticed is that they really aren’t talking about the game, for some reason. They have this unnatural obsession with Penn State Basketball and Penguins hockey. Bah! Penn State and the Pens aren’t in the post-season right now. The Steelers biggest game of the year is Saturday! Whatever.
The second thing I notice is that when they do talk about the Steelers, there is a tenor of fear and concern about the game. In contrast, Baltimore seems downright giddy about the matchup. Maybe that is because Baltimore already beat Pittsburgh at Heinz field and came damn close to beating them again at M&T Bank stadium.
This, of course, is the rubber match. Baltimore has no reason to think they can’t beat the Steelers and advance to the AFC Championship game.
And, if the Jets were to take care of business against their bitter rival, the Patriots, Baltimore would host that AFC Championship game at M&T Bank Stadium.