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hawaiiansteel
01-10-2012, 01:10 AM
Ravens React To Steelers Loss

Posted by Ryan Mink on Monday, January 9th, 2012

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Fans weren’t alone in their shock after seeing the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers fall in the wild-card round Sunday night in Denver.

Minutes after the Broncos’ overtime win, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs tweeted, “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Head Coach John Harbaugh said he had the same reaction.

Defensive end Cory Redding, who says he was trying to remain emotionally unattached, jumped off the couch.

But their reaction went beyond that. The Broncos’ upset victory is a game the Ravens are learning from.

Like the Steelers did in Denver, the Ravens will enter Sunday’s game at M&T Bank Stadium favored against the Houston Texans. They don’t want to suffer the same fate.

“It gives us motivation,” guard Ben Grubbs said. “We’ve got to learn from their game because I think we’re in the same position as far as being a higher seed and all, but the outcome was a lot different. We can’t let an upset like that happen.”

The Steelers actually weren’t the higher seed on Sunday. They were the No. 5 while the Broncos were the No. 4. But numerous pundits predicted a Pittsburgh win.

Instead, the Steelers fell behind by two touchdowns at halftime and lost on the first play in overtime, an 80-yard pass from quarterback Tim Tebow to Demaryius Thomas.

“It’s letting us know we’ve got to go out there and let everything hang out,” Redding said. “You can’t go out there and play cautious.”

All four of Baltimore’s losses this year have come in games where they were favored – in Tennessee, Jacksonville, Seattle and San Diego. The Ravens did polish off Arizona, Indianapolis and Cleveland at home this year, however.

With the Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals losing in the wild-card round, Baltimore is the lone remaining AFC North representative. It also ensures a clean sweep of the division since the Ravens can’t face them in the playoffs.

Grubbs and defensive tackle Arthur Jones were happy to see the Steelers exit the playoffs.

“It was priceless to see the look on their faces,” Grubbs said of the Steelers. “I’m sure they went into that game expecting to win, but the outcome was a lot different.”

“I’m kind of excited they lost,” Jones added. “I didn’t want to play them three times. I wanted to play someone new. We’ve seen that helmet so many times. There’s 30 different teams; why not someone different?”

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Scarletfire1970
01-10-2012, 08:51 AM
O F the Ravens.

Go Patriots or Houston. Or Denver?

NC Steeler Fan
01-10-2012, 09:57 AM
I said it in another thread...

I want to see the patsies and the ratbirds win this weekend and have the patsies win the AFCCG...and then get blown out in the SB, doesn't matter by who.

THAT I can live with.

I hope the patsies kick the broncos' asc all the way back to denver...

JDSteeler
01-10-2012, 10:47 AM
That's fine.

Rats can gloat right now.

I remember the Steelers whipping their arses all over the field, on our way to
the Bowl.

They aint winning a bowl with Flacco, and That's it!!!

So I can't wait until they walk off the field with their collective
tail IN the friggin ARSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JD

pfelix73
01-10-2012, 10:53 AM
NFC will take the SB this year, so it's just a matter of time til the Rats lose.

Saints or GB- I'm thinking the Saints will win it this year.

:tt1

hawaiiansteel
01-12-2012, 01:17 AM
I'm looking forward to the Ratbirds getting eliminated so I can react to them losing...
that should be worth a couple of beers :Cheers

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