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When Steelers push, Ravens don't hesitate to shove back

When the Ravens come knocking on the Steelers' door, Pittsburgh stands at attention, John Clayton writes.

Originally Published: December 11, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Since the NFL realigned into eight four-team divisions in 2002, the Steelers have withstood most challenges in the AFC North.

In 2005, a young, healthy Carson Palmer led the Cincinnati Bengals to the regular-season division title, but the Steelers beat them in the first week of the playoffs. Even worse, Palmer suffered a major knee injury in that game, and the Bengals haven't been the same since. Last year, the Browns took at run at the Steelers with a 10-6 season. Cleveland fell ...

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