This season for the Pittsburgh Steelers can be summed up via a reader comment that I already have “borrowed” for the Week 15 power rankings.
Harbaughs 3, Tomlin 0.
Jim and John Harbaugh have swept Tomlin’s Steelers, with three wins and a combined score of 78-30. That’s an average margin of 16 points per game.
Amid reports that John helped Jim get ready for last night’s game, look for Jim to share with John whatever knowledge Jim gleaned from last night’s 20-3 drubbing of the Steelers, making it even harder for Tomlin and the Steelers to reverse the trend in the postseason, assuming that the Ravens and Steelers get together once again.
Of course, there’s still a chance that the rematch will happen in Pittsburgh, if the Steelers can win the next two and if the Ravens stumble one more time. But the Steelers likely will have to beat at least the Rams without Ben Roethlisberger, who’d be wise to not lace ’em up again in only four days, when 13 total games are played on Christmas Eve.
Regardless, the Ravens and Steelers seem to be on a crash course for a third get-together, and Mike Tomlin will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to overcome at least one of the Brothers Harbaugh.