Originally Posted by StainlessStill
Why point out Flacco? These games have been tight and close (aside from maybe 1 or 2 over the years) even when Flacco was a fetus in his moms vagina! Seriously, we respect Baltimore. The hate stems from one of the best, physical rivalries in football, esp between the two fan base's but from a team standpoint, we respect the hell out of the Baltimore Ravens and how they do business. I hope that same respect is felt on the other side because that's what makes these games so special. I don't like the Ravens, actually I loathe the M'fers, but I certainly do respect them.
Don't worry about that, its a mutual respect/hate relationship. I point out Flacco because before him, there were blowouts in the series. Just to point out a few recent ones, in '06, we blew the Steelers out twice. In 07', you blew us out in the first game. It just seems that since we got our new coach/QB combo, the rivalry is better because neither team flat out beats the other. It generally comes down to one big play, like the Polamalu INT in the AFC Champ. game, or Flacco's GW pass or Polamalu's strip this year. The games are always tight and thus more exciting to watch. That's just how I feel personally.