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The Rivalry Just Isn't The Same




There wasn't that traditional fire between players in 2013 than there is normally. The biggest play in the last year in the rivalry game was Mike Tomlin's game of hokey-pokey on the sideline. Seattle and San Francisco are being called the biggest rivalry in football. Their rivalry has only been around since 2012! Do you know what the Seahawks were doing in 2011? Sucking with Tarvaris Jackson. Do you know what the Ravens and Steelers were doing in 2011? Fighting over the AFC North and ultimately the #2 seed in the AFC. Do you know what the Seahawks and 49ers were doing in 2010? Sucking. The Ravens and Steelers were again fighting over the AFC North and a bye. But because the Ravens and Steelers lose the guys like Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Bart Scott, Chris McCalister, Derrick Mason, Todd Heap, Jamal Lewis, Hines Ward, James Harrison, Joey Palmer, Ryan Clark, Lamarr Woodley and now that Haloti Ngata, Ike Taylor, Terrell Suggs, Troy Polamalu, and Ray Rice are on the back nine of the career the media switches to Seattle and San Fran because they have all of the big guys now like Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, Navorro Bowman, and Patrick Willis. The rivalry between Baltimore and Pittsburgh has had a lot off great moments: Ray Lewis flattening Mendenhall, Flacco's last-second throw to Houshmanzadeh, Haloti breaking Roethlisberger's nose, The 35-7 rout on opening day in 2011, Flacco's last-second throw to Torrey Smith, Woodley's now-inept comment on Flacco never being able to win a Super Bowl. Hopefully the new draftees will make the rivalry as good as it used to be as well as the defense.

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