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Ravens vs. Steelers 2014: News and updates leading into Week 9

Fantasy Football: Who to start and sit vs. Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens conclude their yearly series on Sunday Night Football at Heinz Field. See who you should start and sit in this Week 9 matchup.

Williams must lead stronger run defense effort

Williams is one of a trio of linebackers who will all see time opposite Lawrence Timmons when the Steelers and Ravens kick off at 8:30 p.m. tonight at Heinz Field.

Greene to Ben in '04: 'Play like a Steeler'

Greene embodied a level of toughness that exceeded even his tremendous talents. That's the message he sent to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in his rookie season back in 2004.

5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Ravens

The AFC North battle will be broadcast on NBC's Sunday Night Football. It should be one of the best Steelers games this season. Here's how they can win it.

How to watch Steelers/Ravens in Week 9

The best rivalry in the NFL kicks off on prime time Sunday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. Here are all the details on how to watch it online and the other details necessary to watch this game.

William Gay will wear purple cleats Sunday

Gay told Dejan Kovacevic he doesn't care if the league fines him for it, either. He also doesn't care if it's the colors of the Steelers' opponents Sunday, a message sent is a message sent.

Injury Report: Mitchell probable for Ravens game

Mike Mitchell was a surprise on the injury report Thursday, but heading into the weekend the starting safety is listed as probably for the Sunday night game against the Baltimore Ravens.

5 questions with Baltimore Beatdown

Behind The Steel Curtain met up with Baltimore Beatdown writer Matthew Stevens to discuss the particulars of the Ravens vs. Steelers match-up on Sunday Night Football in Week 9.

Reasons for concern heading into Week 9 vs. Ravens

Baltimore looks to make its biggest weakness - depth in its secondary - a strength against the Steelers, and Pittsburgh should be concerned because of that.

Russell worried NFL is ‘going to sissify the game'

Ex-Steelers LB Andy Russell isn’t at a loss for words over the current direction of the NFL. He spoke on The Fan Morning Show Thursday about it.

Tomlin: Allen needs to finish opportunities

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin actively sat cornerback Cortez Allen. He's also pointing out the simple things he needs to do to get back on the field.

Injury Report: Mitchell limited with groin injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a surprise addition to the injury report Thursday with safety Mike Mitchell being limited with a groin injury.

Key matchups: Jason Worilds vs. Ricky Wagner

The Steelers' top pass rusher is hot, but so is the Ravens' second-year right tackle. Pressure will be critical in this game.

Week 9 Expert Picks: Steelers vs. Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens got the best of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 2 matchup, but the matchup on Sunday Night Football at Heinz Field could be a different story. See who the experts are taking in this marquee AFC North matchup.

Blake's heart and challenge exceed his height

To look at Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake is to see a short player. To consider that something that matters to him is to make a mistake.

Ravens players love to be hated in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens embody what a NFL rivalry should be, and that has gone into their fan bases as well. Turns out, the Ravens players love the angst they receive from Steelers fans.

Antwon Blake to play slot CB role vs. Ravens

The fall from grace for Pittsburgh Steelers' cornerback Cortez Allen has been a quick one. Allen has gone from an every down starter, to now strictly a special teams player.

Week 9 is all about the big plays

Big plays are selected carefully in typical Steelers-Ravens games. Both offenses have the ability to make big plays, but it could come down to whichever team will prevent more of them.

Which Steelers legend would you want Sunday?

Marshall Faulk is asking which Steelers player would you want to suit up Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Our choice is obvious; the man for whom Sunday's game is being played.

Steelers podcast: Heading into Week 9 vs. Ravens

Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams are providing all the insight you'll need before the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in Week 9.

Injury Report: McLendon Gilbert and Thomas return

Read who all returned to practice for the Steelers today, and the two players who had to sit out.

Which number is next for retirement?

Gary M. Pomerantz is as valid a source on the topic of the Steel Curtain Dynasty as anyone. He will be on hand for Joe Greene's number retirement celebration this weekend, and took some time to give BTSC a list of which numbers (if any) will be next.

Ben woke up Monday, changed diapers, moved on

There was no time to dwell for the Steelers quarterback, who earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after Week 8. There are Ravens to prepare for and diapers to change.

It's (blow out the) Ravens Week

The Steelers haven't blown out Baltimore for quite some time. But with Joe Greene having his jersey retired this Sunday and Ben Roethlisberger coming off the game of his life, Week 9 could be a long overdue "statement" game in Pittsburgh's favor.

5 Burning Questions on the Steelers

Was the Colt’s game Ben’s best ever? Shamarko’s back, should he see time with defense? How can the Steelers avoid a let down vs. the Ravens? Answer these and other Burning Questions on the Steelers.

Cortez Allen needs to 'defend himself' vs. Ravens

Steelers' cornerback Cortez Allen has been targeted early and often by every opponent the team has faced in 2014. That trend will likely continue against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.

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Everything we have on Mean Joe Greene

The Steelers will formally retire the No. 75 jersey of Charles Edward "Mean Joe" Greene Sunday in a ceremony at halftime of the Steelers' Week 9 game vs. the Baltimore Ravens. Here's everything we have on the greatest Steelers player of all time.

Steelers will rotate inside linebackers vs. Ravens

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gave a vote of confidence to his young inside linebacker - not Ryan Shazier, the first round pick, or Sean Spence, the fan favorite, but Vince Williams, who hasn't been forgotten just yet.

Steelers Heath Miller looks solid for Week 9

Steelers tight end Heath Miller is coming off a big game against the Colts, can he be counted on for another one in Week 9 vs. the Baltimore Ravens?

Steelers favored by one point vs. Ravens

A super-charged environment is expected in Pittsburgh Sunday as the Steelers, favored by a point, take on the visiting Baltimore Ravens.

Ravens' Smith out for Week 9 vs. Steelers

The Ravens look to be down a cornerback for their Week 9 showdown at the Pittsburgh Steelers.