Steelers Players Say Ravens Are Bigger Rivals Than Bengals

June 2, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last season's AFC Wild Card Game would lead some to believe the Cincinnati Bengals are the Pittsburgh Steelers' biggest rivals in the AFC North.  
That's not the case, according to two Steelers players. That distinction goes to the Baltimore Ravens.
"I can't call it," said Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. "If I had to pick, Ravens. They got us last year. You want to get the win. That's more important [than the theatrics]."
The theatrics Wheaton referred to are the closing moments in last year's Jan. 9 playoff game in Cincinnati, which the Steelers won 18-16. The Bengals were moments away from winning their first playoff game in 25 years, but head-scratching penalties by defensive back Adam Jones and linebacker Vontaze Burfict put the Steelers in position for a game-winning field goal.
While the Bengals and Steelers have playoff history, Pittsburgh defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt feels the history between the two cha...

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