by JJ Cooper
Every time you rewatch the Steelers-Ravens games from earlier this year, it's hard to not get even more excited about Act III.
You have the league's two best defenses facing off, and two offenses that will be trying to prove that they aren't over their head. You'll watch James Harrison try to terrorize Joe Flacco again, while Ed Reed will try to once again turn a game around with an interception.
And after charting every Ravens' offensive play from both games, it's clear that Baltimore is facing an uphill battle. For all the talk about Flacco's amazing success as a rookie, the Ravens finished 28th in the NFL in passing yardage this season, and while most teams have two or three significant receiving threats, Baltimore had only one receiver with more than 700 yards receiving.
But in rewatching the first two Steelers-Ravens games, there are some things Baltimore can take advantage of.
Analyzing the Playoffs: What to Look for When the Ravens Have the Ball originally appeared on NFL Main on Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.