In 2005, the Steelers had dropped three consecutive games, causing some to question whether Pittsburgh was deserving of a playoff berth. The Steelers won their last four contests in the regular season and eventually the
“The older guys, we keep telling the younger guys about this,” Foote said after the Steelers improved to 7-5 and cut the Ravens’ four-game lead in the
With two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback
“The only people that thought we could win were the people in Pittsburgh and the people in this locker room,” free safety
The Steelers win may just be a minor blip on the radar for the Ravens, who are still in the driver's seat for their second division title in as many years. But history has shown that they'd be better off avoiding their AFC North rivals in the playoffs. The Ravens have never beaten Pittsburgh in three postseason meetings.
If the playoffs were to begin this weekend, the Ravens – as the No. 3 seed – would meet the Steelers – the No. 6 seed – in the first round.