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Thread: Queuing Another Debate: Biggest Rival BAL or NE?

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    Queuing Another Debate: Biggest Rival BAL or NE?

    ...have to agree with BTSC on this one, BAL is clearly the biggest rivalry as they are so closely matched with the Steelers and they are a divisional opponent; the Steelers have been NE's biotches the last decade so I view them like the PIT-CLE rivalry.... which is, there ain't none.

    Only glimmer of hope has been the recent win against NE and generally more competitive games the last couple of seasons.

    In the last decade who has been the Steelers’ primary rival: Patriots or Ravens?



    Time to think about which team has been the Steelers’ biggest rivals in the past decade.

    By Jeff.Hartman

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have had their share of rivals throughout their long history. The Cleveland Browns were at one time the fiercest rival on the schedule, and some would say the Houston Oilers, of the then AFC Central, were top on the rival list at one point.

    But what about the past decade? The Steelers’ biggest AFC North rival would be none other than the former Browns themselves — the Baltimore Ravens. There have been some fierce, and memorable, games with the Ravens the last 10 years, with both teams getting the best of the other on more than one occasion.

    On the other side of the docket would be none other than the New England Patriots. The team who has dominated the AFC for over a decade has been a royal pain in the Steelers’ side. Pittsburgh got the best of Tom Brady and the boys last year, but even though the W-L totals are skewed towards the Patriots it doesn’t mean they are any less of a rival.

    In my opinion, a rivalry has to be somewhat competitive, and despite the Steelers’ 2018 win over New England that hardly falls in that category. The Steelers hate the Patriots, but the Patriots likely view the Steelers as their little brother in the AFC. The true rivalry resides in the AFC North with the Ravens.

    Who do you think is the Steelers’ biggest rival over the past decade?

    https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.co...c-playoffs-nfl

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    Biggest rival past 10 years, Baltimore. We wish New England had been our biggest rival over that span.

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    Without a doubt it has to be Baltimore because we have to win the Division tohave the surest ticket to the play offs. That means being ahead of Baltimore

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    It’s definitely Baltimore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Biggest rival past 10 years, Baltimore. We wish New England had been our biggest rival over that span.
    This. I don't think we beat NE enough for it to be a rivalry.

    Although we are probably the team they play the most outside of their division.

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    You know, a good argument could be made the raiders are up there on the rivalry scale.

    A dismal 2 wins out of 6 in the last 10 yrs...

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    we're not good enough to be considered a rival for the pats... BUT... sometimes rivalries don't work both ways... Ask Cleveland who their biggest rivals are - i guarantee you the Steelers are on the list
    2013 MNF Executive Champion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    we're not good enough to be considered a rival for the pats... BUT... sometimes rivalries don't work both ways... Ask Cleveland who their biggest rivals are - i guarantee you the Steelers are on the list
    But don't we also make fun of those Browns fans (like penis face)?

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    Baltimore. Without a doubt.

    We don't have a rivalry with the Pats because to have a "rivalry" you have to win more then 1 out of the last 9 games with them.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    Baltimore. Without a doubt.

    We don't have a rivalry with the Pats because to have a "rivalry" you have to win more then 1 out of the last 9 games with them.
    We've actually won 3 out of the last 9 games against New England.

    In team history, we are tied with New England overall. 16 wins and 16 losses.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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