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NFL Playoff Schedule: Steelers And Ravens Kick Off Divisional Round

In what's quickly becoming one of the NFL's best rivalries. . .if not the best. . .the Baltimore Ravens will travel to the Steel City to take on their AFC North rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the first game of this Divisional Playoff weekend in the National Football League.

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This game will kick off at 3:30 PM Central time on Saturday afternoon, and you'll be able to follow all of the action on CBS.

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The Ravens got here after thrashing the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend at Arrowhead Stadium to the tune of 30-7. Baltimore's stifling defense forced five Kansas City turnovers, including three Matt Cassel interceptions, and the Ravens ran off 27 unanswered points after the Chiefs got off to an early 7-3 lead. Quarterback Joe Flacco completed 25 of 34 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns, with tight end Todd Heap pulling in 10 of those passes for 108 yards.

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The Steelers had a bye last week.

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These two teams met twice during the regular season, being the division rivals that they are. Back on October 3. . .when Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was still serving a four-game suspension. . .the Ravens went into Heinz Field and managed to sneak out with a 17-14 victory over Pittsburgh. The Steelers returned the favor on December 5, defeating Baltimore by a score of 13-10 in the land of crab cakes.

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Think these teams are evenly matched? Well, they both finished 12-4 this year in the AFC North, and in 17 meetings since 2003, both of these teams have scored 302 points. So, I guess you'd be correct in thinking that way.

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The winner of this game will either be heading to New England for the AFC Championship (if the Patriots beat the New York Jets on Sunday) or hosting the AFC Championship game (if the Jets pull off the upset).

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.