Ravens vs. Steelers: Why Pittsburgh Is a True Super Bowl Contender

January 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) beat the Baltimore Ravens (12-4) with a final score of 31-24 in the divisional round playoff matchup between the two AFC North heavyweights.
The Steelers will now advance to the AFC Championship Game for the fourth time in the past seven years in which they are 2-1 during that span. Moreover, they've won Super Bowl XL and XLIII.
Impressive, huh?
In the NFL today, there are a few franchises that have truly separated themselves from the rest and have displayed dominance during this era. Clearly, the black and gold are one of them.
But why is that?
Well, first off, they are built fundamentally strong from top to bottom. They've only had three head coaches, which brings a sense of continuity to the organization. Everyone on the staff shares a common vision and they strike to achieve it. 
Moreover, in a quarterback-driven league they've found themselves a winner. Ever since Ben Roethlisberger was taken with the No. 11 pick in...

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