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Ravens to renew rivalry with Steelers in Wild Card round of playoffs

With the Steelers winning the AFC North, Pittsburgh will host Baltimore this Saturday night in the first round of the NFL playoffs.

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Ravens-Steelers Part III

The rubber match is on, with the Ravens and Steelers set to meet this Saturday night in a Prime Time matchup. The game is set to kick off at 8:15 p.m., with the third-seeded Steelers hosting the sixth-seeded Ravens at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh captured the AFC North title with a 27-17 win over Cincinnati Sunday night.

It may be tough for the Ravens to see their archrival win the division, but that doesn't really matter now that the playoffs are here. It's the second season, with the Lombardi Trophy being the ultimate prize.

"Well, anything can happen once you get into the playoffs, but I don't necessarily want to approach it with us," quarterback Joe Flacco told reporters after Sunday's 20-10 win over Cleveland. "I'm not going to be surprised if, three weeks from now, we're sitting here and still playing."

The two teams split their games against each other this season. In Week 2, the Ravens dominated the Steelers 26-6. In Week 9, the opposite happened, with the Steelers blowing out Baltimore 43-23.

So here we go, the third installment of the best rivalry in the NFL.

Here's the full NFL Wild Card round schedule:


Saturday, Jan 3: 6-seed Baltimore Ravens at 3-seed Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 4: 5-seed Cincinnati Bengals at 4-seed Indianapolis Colts, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)

Top seeds with byes: 1-seed New England Patriots, 2-seed Denver Broncos


Saturday, Jan. 3: 5-seed Arizona Cardinals at 4-seed Carolina Panthers, 4:35 p.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 4: 6-seed Detroit Lions at 3-seed Dallas Cowboys, 4:40 p.m (FOX)

Top seeds with byes: 1-seed Seattle Seahawks, 2-seed Green Bay Packers

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