Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured Starters Should Rest Against the Baltimore Ravens

November 28, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The word “concede” is not in the vocabulary of any NFL head coach, but Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers need to accept reality against the Baltimore Ravens this week.
While the Steelers will certainly not concede to the Ravens—and they shouldn’t—they also shouldn’t push key starters to come back before they are ready to return to the lineup.
The Ravens are always a challenging opponent, especially when you are without your starting right tackle, franchise quarterback and All-Pro safety.
On top of that, the Ravens are nearly unbeatable at home, where they have won 15 straight games. They last lost at M&T Bank Stadium 13-10 to the Steelers on December 5, 2010. Meanwhile, the Steelers are only 2-4 on the road.
A win against the Ravens would be a huge boost for the Steelers' push to the playoffs, but at this point, they need to be focused on earning the fifth or sixth seed and make sure that their top starters are ready for...

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