Why this game is intriguing: Twice in three weeks? Oh yes. Thank you, schedule-makers. An encore to the first street fight. The original meeting, a Baltimore Ravens win, might have been decided without the ailing Ben Roethlisberger, but it wasn't without a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat ending. Alas, Roethlisberger's availability for Sunday afternoon is up in the air, too, even if he's pushing hard to play. It might not be up to him. That just increases the urgency of the playoff push. Thanks to last week's loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers are desperate. At 6-5, three games behind the Ravens, the Steelers need a win, whether Charlie Batch is their quarterback or not, and regardless of the fact that this bout will be played in hostile territory. Meanwhile, all the Ravens need to do is win and clinch a playoff spot. Then they can walk out with as many Terrible Towels draped over their heads as they see fit.
Joe Judge: Giants will make 'right decision' for Saquon Barkley's return
Updates aplenty throughout the offseason have offered little in terms of a timetable for Saquon Barkley's return from an ACL tear and Giants head coach Joe Judge stressed that caution is the preeminent factor when it comes to Barkley hitting the field running.
Longtime cheerleader director Tracy Sormanti will be first woman inducted into Patriots Hall of Fame
Longtime New England Patriots cheerleader director Tracy Sormanti has been selected for posthumous induction into the team Hall of Fame as a contributor, team owner Robert Kraft announced Monday.