NFL Playoffs: Why the Ravens and Steelers Rematch Should Be The Game Of The Week

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What I find most interesting about the AFC Division matchups is the fact that both of them are inter—division matchups.  These two match ups have teams that really know ,(and hate), each other.
The teams split their matchups this year, and both teams won on the road.  Of course, some of the stats may be a little skewed there because Ben Roethlisberger didn’t start in the first matchup.  But both matchups were defensive battles, with neither team scoring more than 17 points in a game.
Because this is probably going to be a defensive matchup, I thought I might look at the defensive numbers throughout the year.  Both teams have studs at safety.  Ed Reed of the Ravens leads the league in interceptions with eight, despite  missing six games.  The Steelers’ stud is Troy Polamalu, who has seven interceptions in the regular season, and he missed two games.  Both defenses have a safety that can change the game.  Polamalu i...

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