It seems natural the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens will lock horns for a third time in 2014. It has already happened three times in the postseason in this rivalry's rich history, all three of those games have been at Heinz Field and all have resulted in the Pittsburgh Steelers walking off the field victorious.
As the Steelers and Ravens prepare for their final rendezvous of 2014, the experts are making their predictions for the Wild Card rounds of the NFL Playoffs. With the two teams splitting their regular season series, one would think the expert picks would follow suit, being almost split down the middle, but the opposite seems to be true. Let's take a look at who the experts are taking in this AFC North grudge match.
The experts at ESPN.com are heavily favoring the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of the 13 expert panel, only 2 experts, Adam Schefter and Chris Carter, are taking the Ravens to advance to the divisional round of the AFC Playoffs.
The pro-Steelers stance continues with the experts here at SB Nation. All 6 experts who make weekly picks during the season have picked the Steelers to hold serve at Heinz Field and advance to the divisional round of the playoffs and travel to play the Denver Broncos next week.
If you are looking for a site which seems to be leaning more towards Baltimore, FoxSports.com would be your place. Of the 5 experts who make selections, two experts, Jimmy Traina and Brenden Ayanbadejo, have picked the Ravens to pull off the upset and advance to the divisional round to play the New England Patriots in Foxborough next week.
Our friends at NFLPickWatch.com have checked all expert picks across the internet and have found that 87-percent of experts are picking the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the game this Saturday night at Heinz Field.
Anytime the Steelers and Ravens play it is a hard hitting affair with plenty of bad blood boiling between the two teams. Whether you stand in the Steelers corner or not, the experts are clearly leaning towards Pittsburgh to win this playoff game.