Here's Why Steelers- Ravens is the NFL's Best Rivalry

Isaiah De Los Santos
Here's why the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens own the best rivalry in the NFL
Here's why the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens own the best rivalry in the NFL / Joe Sargent/Getty Images
facebooktwitterreddit

After several postponements, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens finally played in their highly anticipated Week 12 matchup on Wednesday. The divisional rivals duked it out, but Pittsburgh eventually earned the home win 19-14 and maintained their undefeated record to begin the 2020 season.

Since 2008, when Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach of the Ravens, the teams have met 26 times in the regular season. Wednesday's win by the Steelers made both teams 13-13 in that timeframe, demonstrating how intense this rivalry is.

Pittsburgh won the first matchup between Tomlin and Harbaugh's teams, 23-20, on Sep. 29, 2008. That kicked off a successful era for both sides.

The Steelers won the Super Bowl in 2009, and the Ravens earned their own championship in 2013. The rivals have combined for 15 postseason appearances and nine of a possible 12 division titles since 2008. Neither side has posted a record worse than 5-11 during that time, which speaks to the level of excellence that both the Steelers and Ravens have enjoyed.

Pittsburgh currently owns the best record in the NFL at 11-0, and they have a chance to make history if they finish the season undefeated, although the team has its sights set on a championship. Baltimore is 6-5 after the loss to the Steelers, but they are still in Wild Card spot contention.


Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!

facebooktwitterreddit