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Rate Your Steelers Hate, Part Four: The AFC North

Of course, the teams that the Steelers face the most are the teams the fans dislike the most. In part four of a nine-part series, you get a chance to rate your hate of the AFC North.

Wild Card Round - Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Since we have been polling the readers of BTSC on which team they wouldn't send a Christmas card to in each of the eight divisions, fans have been chomping at the bit to voice their disparagement for the three franchises that oppose the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the chance to pick between the three stooges of stink. Frankly, I'm not sure where this is going to go. Results will vary and it should be interesting.

Baltimore Ravens

Even though this rivalry has only been brewing since the Browns dumped Cleveland and fled to Charm City in 1996, it has already become a storied feud. The Ravens and Steelers are almost always in the equation for divisional supremacy and have met in the playoffs three times, where the Steelers lead 3-1. Their has been blood, brawls, bounties and bone breaks. There is no love lost when it comes to the likes of Harbaugh, Lewis, Suggs, Flacco, Reed and then some. This is a feud that is not calming down anytime soon. The Steelers lead the series at a clip of 25-21.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Steelers history with Cincy dates back to 1970. But the animosity hasn't been greater than in recent history. With the likes of Vontaze Burfict and PacMan Jones leading the cheap-shot charge and Jeremy Hill stomping on Terrible Towels, the vitriol for the Bengals seems at an all-time high. However, there has always been anger between the two fan bases. The Steelers have dominated Cincinnati 60-35, but the Bengals ruled the jungle from 1980-1990 at a 15-6 clip.

Cleveland Browns

This regional rivalry has bubbled-over since 1950, but the Browns have been awful as of late and the Steelers have owned them at a tune of 37 wins to six losses since 1994. The Browns, however, opened the series with a 32-9 record in the first twenty years. Pittsburgh is 72-58 against the Browns in their history.

Be sure to vote and don't forget to vent in the comment section. The results will appear later this week.


Of the other teams in the AFC North, which of these do you dislike the most?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Baltimore Ravens
    (802 votes)
  • 48%
    Cincinnati Bengals
    (796 votes)
  • 1%
    Cleveland Browns
    (27 votes)
1625 votes total Vote Now