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Ravens on AB, Christmas TD, Ben and more

Posted Sep 28, 2017

Find out what the Ravens said about Antonio Brown, his touchdown on Christmas Day, and much more.

The Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, a place where they haven’t won since 2012.

And they will face a Ravens team that is looking to rebound from a disappointing 44-7 loss to the Jaguars in London a week ago.

Coach Jim Harbaugh, who has seen his share of Steelers-Ravens games, knows this will be another tough battle. 

“They look good,” said Harbaugh. “They look like they always do. They are one of the top teams in the NFL. The players are intact, their core group of guys are out there and playing well. They look similar from over the years. They are good.”

More from the Ravens:

Terrell Suggs on Ben Roethlisberger putting the blame for the Steelers offensive play on himself:
“Oh, Ben. He is setting us up. He is playing mind games. He is setting us up. Tell Ben I am on to his tricks. I know what he is doing. I am not going to let him fool me with trickery and Jedi mind tricks.”

Mike Wallace on former teammate Antonio Brown:
“He is a great player. Already one of the best to ever do it. He keeps growing. From day one when I saw him walk into the building I expected the best out of him. He has been consistently giving everybody that day after day. It’s mind blowing. He has the potential to be one of the best to ever play the game.”

Wallace on his relationship with Brown and do they keep in touch:
“All the time. I talked to AB (Tuesday) night. I talk to him all of the time. More than anybody else on any other team. That is my brother. We always are going to talk. We get on the field, once game starts we are going to take those three hours and we are not on the same team. Before or after that, that’s family.”

Harbaugh on Brown:
“If I was ranking receivers in the league, he and his counterpart in Cincinnati (A.J. Green) would be 1A and 1A. He is a great player and you have to give him full attention.”

Harbaugh on if you give Brown more attention than other receivers:
“You have to tend to everybody. All the players are good, especially on this team. They have numerous weapons. They don’t put anybody out there that isn’t high caliber. You have to focus on everybody, but you have to understand what you are doing. Their big three is their big three and they have other players that are high quality players.”

Joe Flacco on if the players discuss last year’s game on Christmas Day:
“No. This game is always what it is, no matter what has happened prior to it. It is an awesome rivalry, it is a great football game, and it has been since I have been a part of it. We are just excited to get back out there and do it. It should be an awesome atmosphere, and these guys have a good football team. It is going to be awesome. I love when guys haven’t experienced it before and they get to go out there and experience it. It is all good, it does not matter what happened. I don’t think that fuels it, just because there is already enough motivation for us to go out there and kick some butt.”

Suggs on if Antonio Brown’s game-winning touchdown last season still sticks with him:
“Anytime your division rival knocks you out of the playoffs, it is going to linger with you for a long time – until you play them again. Like you said, the wound is still fresh, and we are looking forward to playing better.”

Eric Weddle on the Brown touchdown last year:
“The guys that have played in that game remember that vividly and being so close to reaching your goals and not getting it done. I’ll tell you this: We’ve never forgotten that play, that game.”

Wallace on Artie Burns:
“He has gotten a lot better. Anybody being on the field, play after play, you will get confidence. He always had great hands, great eyes. It’s just experience.”

Harbaugh on Martavis Bryant:
“I have always respected him as a player. His skill set is what it is. It hasn’t changed. He looks like he has some good practice under his belt from training camp. Obviously he is playing very well.”

Wallace on how both teams approach the rivalry:
“They both approach it the same way. That’s why it’s always such a great game.”

Harbaugh on Steelers game:
“We have a mission in front of us, and that’s the Pittsburgh Steelers, and they’re coming into our place, and we have to get ready to play. We have to become good enough to beat the Steelers on Sunday. We’re getting ready for the Steelers, and we need to apply what we’ve learned in the last game to the next game. So really, all eyes are on the game ahead of us – the Pittsburgh Steelers game.”

Wallace on Ben Roethlisberger:
“You make plays for a guy, he is going to like you. He treats everybody the same. He is a great guy. I love Ben, I love Ben to death. That’s my guy.”  

Harbaugh on the Steelers pass rush:
“They have good pass rushers. I think they always do, their younger guys. We’ll see who’s out there playing for them. But, we’ve studied those guys, and I think it’s a typical Steelers defense.”