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.
Join Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams of BTSC for the latest episode of “The Standard is the Standard”, the BTSC flagship podcast. On tonight’s episode, you’ll hear plenty of talk about injuries plaguing the team, the Steelers upcoming Week 3 game vs. the Bears, and enough Black-and-gold talk to make your ears bleed! The show starts at 9:00 p.m. ET, and if you want to listen live, simply go to our BlogTalkRadio page. If you miss the live show, you can access it via podcast in a number of ways — Our BlogTalkRadio page, on iTunes by searching “The Standard is the Standard”, on various podcast apps for android users, and on BTSC the following day. The show is sponsored by Frank Walker Law, the top
Predictions for Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season should include several home underdogs, given that nine teams are getting points while playing in their own stadiums. The point spreads come a week after seven teams went on the road and won outright. Below