on Wednesday claimed
in the playoffs three years ago. Now the
are accusing the Ravens of dirty play in the Ravens' 35-7 win on Sunday.
In a report by
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
, a few Steelers defenders claimed the Ravens
, though no such penalties were called. Pittsburgh's
"You can get hurt from an illegal chop block, but I guess it isn't an illegal chop block if they don't call it," the Steelers nose tackle said, adding, “There is really nothing you can do when you are engaged and fighting with a guy and they come chopping at your legs. If it keeps happening, something is going to have to happen."
A chop block is when a blocker hits a defender below the waist while the defender is engaged with another player.
, 21 chop block penalties were called during the 2010
season -- and none were against the Ravens.
“Some of the things they were doing were questionable rules wise and dangerous," nose tackle
said about the Ravens, who rushed for 170 yards against the Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.
Is there something to Pittsburgh’s claims? Or are they simply more sour grapes from the Steelers?
. "It leaves a taste in your mouth," he said. "The two-point conversion. The passing at the end. … We'll remember everything."
Chris Johnson still has unpleasant memories of that Divisional Round game. And whether or not the Ravens played dirty Sunday, the Steelers will remember it that way going forward, even if just to self-motivate.
But the bottom line as