I don't think I've ever been as proud of the Steelers and as happy to be a fan as I was last week when they pulled an upset over the Baltimore Ravens.
I sure didn't see it coming: third-string quarterback in, No. 1 cornerback out. But somehow they dug deep and pulled it out.
Charlie Batch, who looked mediocre at best the week before in the embarrassing loss to the Browns, was putting the ball right on the numbers last week. The interception wasn't an issue in my mind; Big Ben usually gets picked off once or so a game.
So, the Steelers without their best offensive weapon and the Ravens without Ray Lewis, their best defensive weapon, eked out a 23 to 20 win with a field goal in the closing seconds of the game.
For years the road to the playoffs and the Super Bowl for the Steelers has been through
. So it will be this year. Currently leading the division, the Ravens will probably duel the Steelers again in the playoffs. Baltimore
, of the remaining three games, two are against teams in their own division: Browns and Bengals. Steelers need to win both. Beating the AFC Chargers would be helpful as well. San Diego
Can't believe the regular season is so close to being over. Where's that longer season everyone keeps talking about?