Steelers and Ravens Rivalry, Divisional Implications, Players Have Cortez Allen’s Back
It’s Ravens Week! The Steelers are busy preparing for an AFC North showdown and we’re busy looking around for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Friday, Oct. 31st.
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Teresa Varley caught up with Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum for his thoughts on the Steelers and Ravens rivalry and what it means to the players.
"“It’s nasty. That’s what it boils down to. It’s mean. It’s personal. We know that, they know that. The history of this rivalry proves that. If it were one word, nasty.” – Kelvin Beachum"
The Steelers know they left a lot of plays on the field the last time these two teams met up this season and it ended with a disappointing outcome for Pittsburgh.
Bill Cowher on Steelers vs. Ravens
CBS Baltimore caught up with former Steelers coach Bill Cowher on the rivalry and what this game means for both teams. The NFL schedule seriously jacked up the divisional games this year so it’s kind of difficult to put everything in perspective given that the Steelers have already wrapped up their division games against Cleveland and the Ravens have already wrapped up their series against the Bengals. The Ravens were swept by the Bengals which means there is a bit more on the line for them to win this game, although the Steelers wouldn’t be putting themselves in a very good spot to make the playoffs if they were to be swept by Baltimore. The Steelers don’t play Cincinnati until Week 14.
Steelers have Cortez Allen’s back
Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen may have lost his starting job to Antwon Blake, but he hasn’t lost the support of his teammates, according to ESPN Steelers reporter Scott Brown. Everyone from Troy Polamalu to Ike Taylor has been lending support and encouragement for the fourth-year cornerback. Allen has been called for a penalty in seven consecutive games and was yanked after giving up a second touchdown reception in Sunday’s win over the Colts. One of the messages being emphasized to Allen by his teammates is to be prepared for the Ravens to go after him when he’s on the field. It’s going to happen.