So, I didn’t write a wrap up of the Dallas game.Â Maybe because I was disgusted with the pitiful show of offense but then I felt bad because there was still a win, though only thanks to Dick LeBeau and that amazing defense.Â The question is, can we win the rest of our games and post-season play leaning on the defense.Â The answer, why not, the Ravens did it in 2000.
Pittsburgh is 16-5 in games played in December since 2004.
But unfortunately, I am not sure that the record is going to improve any this week.Â How can I say that?Â (I know all my Ravens friends are smiling big right now and ready to talk smack to me)Â I am a true Steelers fan.Â But I am also a realist.Â The Ravens defense is as good as the Steelers.Â Ed Reed and Ray Lewis are going to put a hurting on our offense.Â Ben is going to be on his back.Â No doubt.Â This game is going to be low-scoring and is going to be won by the team who doesnt turn it over as much as the other.Â It’s a toss up.Â But I am not feeling good.Â The only thing I want out of it is for everyone we have to remain healthy.Â We can still win the division even with a loss in Baltimore – and wins for the last two games.Â I would prefer health over a win, quite frankly.
I hope that Ben does a whole lot more no huddle and “Heath Miller” specials – and please, get Hines the ball.Â What did he have last week, 1 catch for 2 yards?Â Either they had him so covered or, well, I don’t know what…this week, the offense has to show up in a big way and not turn the ball over.Â At all.
Defense needs to keep on doing what it’s been doing.Â Winning games for us.Â It’s a steep order but I think Troy and the boys can handle it.
This week’s prediction.
This tough.Â I’ll go out on a limb, even though I am not so sure about it.
Pittsburgh 9 – Ravens 6
Field goals all the way. Ugh.
I’ll be watching the game trying to keep my blood pressure down this week.
Oh, and James Walker posted a Steelers/Raves fan survey.Â Check it out.