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NFL Week 7 -- Ravens at Steelers

Not long ago -- last year, maybe? -- Ravens-Steelers was among the NFL's best rivalries. And that was before Baltimore won the most recent Super Bowl. This season, though, both teams are struggling. Baltimore is stuck at .500 and Pittsburgh is coming off its first win of the season. With the Cincinnati Bengals not running away with the division, the Ravens remain in contention no matter what happens Sunday. But the Steelers might already be facing a must-win.

Which team will win the Ravens-Steelers game in Pittsburgh?

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    67%
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    33%

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  • Is Sunday's game vs. the Ravens a must-win for the Steelers?

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      4%
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      30%

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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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  • What do you make of Le'Veon Bell's struggles Sunday at the Jets (16 car, 34 yds)?

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      53%

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  • Is Ray Rice (197 rush yards, 2.8 YPC this season) done as an elite running back?

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      52%
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      48%

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  • Who is the better quarterback?

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  • Which team has the better defense?

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      68%
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      32%

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  • What do you make of Mike Tomlin banning games in the Steelers' locker room?

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      15%

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  • Mike Tomlin has banned his players from flipping into the end zone, citing "the potential for injury." How do you feel about flipping into the end zone?

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      37%
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      63%

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Worse shape -- Giants or Steelers?

Talk about symmetry. Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger both were picked in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft. Both have won two Super Bowls. And both own ugly 0-4 records (is there any other kind of 0-4 record?) thus far this year. Yeah, things are dire for the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. Which esteemed quarterback will bounce back first? Whose team is in more trouble?

  • Which team has been the bigger disappointment?

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  • Who/what is most to blame for the Giants' 0-4 start?

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  • Who/what is most to blame for the Steelers' 0-4 start?

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  • Which team has the better chance of returning to relevance in 2013?

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      37%

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  • Which quarterback has the brighter future?

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      79%
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      21%

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  • When will the Giants next make the playoffs?

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      16%

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  • When will the Steelers next make the playoffs?

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      3%
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      21%
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      76%

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  • Which team has the better long-term outlook?

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What's wrong with the Steelers?

There's a pretty easy answer, actually: offense. But why? Why is a team led by Ben Roethlisberger 30th in points (ahead of only the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars and the longtime cellar-dwelling Cleveland Browns)? Why is a team not long removed from a Super Bowl stuck at an ugly 0-2? A turnaround seems unlikely after the Pittsburgh Steelers' 20-10 "Monday Night Football" loss at the Cincinnati Bengals. Then again, these are the Steelers.

  • What is most to blame for the Steelers' offensive struggles?

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  • Is Ben Roethlisberger done as an elite quarterback?

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      69%
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      31%

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  • How many games will the Steelers win this season?

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      76%
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      19%
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      5%

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  • When will the Steelers next make the playoffs?

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      69%

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  • Will the Steelers play in another Super Bowl with Mike Tomlin as head coach?

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      68%

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  • Which 0-2 team has the best chance of turning things around?

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NFL Week 2: Steelers at Bengals

Things are looking down for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who shockingly lost their home opener 16-9 to the Tennessee Titans -- and lost Maurkice Pouncey (knee) and Larry Foote (biceps) to season-ending injuries. The Cincinnati Bengals aren't feeling so hot, either, after they lost on the road to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Are we already in must-win territory on Monday night?

Which team will win the Steelers-Bengals game in Cincinnati?

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    18%
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    82%

Discuss (Total votes: 19,660)

  • Is Monday's Steelers-Bengals game a must-win?

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      43%
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      19%

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  • Will the Steelers play in another Super Bowl with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger?

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      18%
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      82%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,358)

  • Which quarterback would you rather have over the next three years?

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      73%
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      27%

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  • Which is more to blame for the Steelers' ongoing struggles with the running game?

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      33%

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  • Which player will the Steelers miss more?

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      86%

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  • Is the Steelers' defense still elite?

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      78%

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AFC North Preview -- 2013

The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl ... then promptly let a number of players leave, many on the defensive side. Will this open things up for the longtime division stalwart Pittsburgh Steelers or the upstart Cincinnati Bengals?

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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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  • How much will the departures of Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe, Bernard Pollard et al hurt the Ravens' defense this season?

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      82%
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      18%

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  • Is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback?

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      70%

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  • Will Ben Roethlisberger reach another Super Bowl as the Steelers' starting quarterback?

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      74%

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  • Who is the best coach in the AFC North?

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  • When will the Browns next make the playoffs?

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      67%

    Discuss (Total votes: 15,917)

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