For those of you who haven’t heard yet, the Baltimore Ravens lost last night. No, actually that’s not an accurate description of what happened. Actually, the Ravens got crushed. Destroyed. Annihilated. Humiliated.
And Steeler Nation enjoyed every minute of it. In fact, in the spirit of the season, we were “laughing all the way”.
The Chargers beat the Ravens 34-14 in a nationally televised game. The score should have been 34-7, but the Ravens scored a cheap TD late in the game when the outcome was already decided.
The loss by the Ravens is a huge gift for the Steelers. The Steelers and Ravens were tied atop the AFC North. However, the Ravens owned the tie-breaker due to their two wins over the Steelers. So the Steelers’ only hope was to pray for a Ravens’ loss. And lose they did.
If the Steelers win tonight, they will become the #1 seed in the AFC. That will give them the opportunity to have a first round bye, and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Of course, that all assumes that the Steelers will win tonight, and then win their two remaining games against the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Browns. Tonight’s game is the hardest of the 3 games. If the Steelers take care of business tonight, they should have clear sailing to the playoffs.
Currently, the New England Patriots stand as the top seed in the AFC playoffs. However, if the Steelers win tonight, they’ll jump ahead of the Patriots due to their head-to-head victory against the Pats.
Steeler Nation will be saying collective prayers all day today, in preparation for tonight’s critical game on Monday Night Football. But in between our prayers, we’ll take a moment to thank the Baltimore Ravens…………And we’ll try to refrain from laughing at them.