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.
Markus Wheaton was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and wasn’t on the Bears’ injury report Thursday, signaling that the 5-foot-11, 189 pound speedster will make his Bears debut Sunday against his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s not the solution for the Bears’ offense, but he could be part of it. For an offense that’s woefully lacked someone who can reliably stretch the field, Wheaton can at least provide the threat of going deep. Two years ago, while with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Wheaton averaged 17 yards per reception. Mike Glennon’s longest completion this year went for 22 yards. “It definitely adds another dimension,” Glennon said. “It’ll be great having Markus back.”
The Denver Broncos (2-0) will face the Buffalo Bills (1-1) on the road in Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season. After thrashing the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) 42-17 last week, the Broncos opened as two-point favorites over the Bills. Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (color analyst) will call the game for CBS with KOA (850 AM/94.1 FM) and The Fox (103.5 FM) airing the game on the radio. KNRV (1150 AM) will also air a Spanish broadcast of the AFC showdown. According to 506Sports.com, the green areas in the map below will get the Broncos game against the Bills on local CBS stations: In addition to the green areas shown in the map above, Anchorage and Fairbanks will also air the Broncos-Bills game