Scouting the AFC North: Steelers Prep for Giants & Round 2 of Browns – Ravens

Oct 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) calls a play in the huddle against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

 

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking at Sunday’s game at the New York Giants as a measuring stick. The two teams have combined to win four of the last Super Bowls, so history says there’s more than a descent chance that one of these two opponents on Sunday will be playing in New Orleans when super Bowl XLVII takes place.

It’s already been determined that neither safety Troy Polamalu nor tackle Marcus Gilbert will be in the lineup against the Giants, marking the fourth-straight game without Polamalu, while Gilbert will be out for the third-straight.

 

Browns HC Pat Shurmur indicated DT Phil Taylor expected to be activated off PUP & fill roster spot created by DE Stephens going on IR. He’ll return just in time to play against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. After narrowly losing at Baltimore earlier this year, coupled with the Browns’ much improved-play that’s lead to two wins in their last three games, the Ravens should fully be on upset-alert come Sunday.

It will however be a tall task for the Browns, who are facing a Ravens squad that has won 10 straight wins in the division and has claimed nine straight victories over Cleveland.

 

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Topics: Baltimore Ravens, Phil Taylor, Pittsburgh Steelers

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