The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are forever linked together in terms of their history on the defensive side of the football. Defense has been the catalyst of their rivalry with players like Ray Lewis, Joey Porter, Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed, James Harrison and Terrell Suggs over the years, and the tradition still continues today. Harrison and Suggs are the last men standing when it comes to the old guard for this rivalry. In 2017, defense has helped put both these rivals at 2-0 to begin this young season. The Steelers defense is ranked 3rd in yards allowed in the NFL, 5th in passing yards allowed and 6th in points allowed. The Ravens are 11th in yards allowed, and 2nd in points allowed.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer Close Longtime Jets beat writer for New York Daily News Syracuse University graduate Follow on Twitter FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- When Jay Cutler was released by the Chicago Bears last March, he received a phone call from the New York Jets. The two sides set up a visit, which never happened because of logistical reasons. It got pushed back once because the coaches were out of town on pre-draft scouting assignments, and the re-scheduled meeting didn't happen because the Jets' doctors weren't available. In the meantime, the Jets signed Josh McCown, the ideal quarterback for their rebuilding effort. Cutler would've been a bad fit, and that's putting it mildly. On Sunday,
Given the amount of hatred and animosity today — here in our own city and across the world — I was quite disturbed by the article “Cubs-Brewers rivalry flat.” The crux of the piece: There’s not sufficient hatred and animosity between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers during these waning days of the 2017 baseball season. Well, at least not at the same level of “hatred” as between Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals fans, or of course, between Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers fans. This is not news; it’s pandering to some kind of preconceived belief that a sports fan must not only root against a rival team, but also must hate those players and their fans. Think of the message this conveys,