After Joe Flacco sucked purple-clad ass for two weeks, Baltimore opened up the offensive floodgates on Sunday to eke out a one-score victory over the mighty Browns at home. If only Cleveland didn't do unspeakably retarded things like this:
they might have pulled off the upset. I mean, Cleveland got 144 rushing yards out of Peyton Fucking Hillis, aka Mike Alstott 2.0. Hillis only has one other 100-yard game in his career and it came in 2008 against the pre-Rex Ryan Jets. That's some stout run D, Bawlmer.
Of course, as underwhelming as the Ravens have been playing in this, their supposedly Super Bowl season, they'll be far from an easy victory. Let's not forget that Charlie Batch's last start prior to this past Sunday was a meaningless Week 17 loss in Baltimore at the end of 2007. And this will be the first contest between the two teams since Santonio Holmes left for greener and pussytubier pastures. Holmes, of course, was well known for his Ravens destroying prowess. Mike Wallace will have to step it up.
I know, I know. At a surprise 3-0, the Steelers are essentially playing with house money. A loss means they're still 3-1 when Roethlisberger returns. And that's a scenario any Steelers fan would have gladly taken before the season started. Normally, I'd be in the mood to settle, but Baltimore losing this game would not only be massively humiliating to them, but drops them already two games back in the AFC North with the Steelers just getting back to full strength. Do it.