5 fun thoughts on the Steelers-Ravens rivalry

Steelers-Ravens * Saturday, January 3 * Heinz Field
AFC Wild Card Round
Gates open at 6:15 pm * Kickoff at 8:15 pm

What comes to mind when Steelers' players think about the rivalry between them and the Baltimore Ravens? Well, let's just say everything from horror movies, to dislike and bad blood, to, well, you get the point.

Cornerback Ike Taylor:
"If you know anything about horror movies, it's 'Jason vs. Freddy Krueger.' It's Steelers vs. Ravens. It's just that kind of atmosphere. If you go to sleep, you know Freddy Krueger is going to come. And you know you can't ever beat Jason."


Linebacker Arthur Moats:**
"Bad blood. It's an intense rivalry, but exciting to be a part of it. There's definitely going to be some bumps and bruises after this one."

Safety Mike Mitchell:
"It's big. It's real. It's real hatred. It's interesting to be a part of it. I am happy I am on the right side of it. This is going to be a big game, it's important to everyone, both organizations, both cities. It's a game we have to win because we dislike them that much."

Linebacker Jarvis Jones:
"The best rivalry in NFL football. It's going to be a tough matchup and low scoring. It's going to be hardnosed football for 60 minutes."

Safety Will Allen:
"It's a great game, a great game for the fans and a great game for the NFL. A lot of great players played in it. It's going to be physical. It's going to be fun. It's going to be exciting. It's a matter of who is going to be the most physical."

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