Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
The Baltimore Ravens held up their end in the AFC North.
Now it's the Pittsburgh Steelers' turn.
I know this was never written in the blog, but I had a strong feeling in December that the Ravens and Steelers would meet for a third time this year by way of a postseason game. I could tell players and coaches from both teams felt the same way after two brutal meetings in the regular season.
It turns out this could happen in the AFC title game with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line following the Ravens' 13-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans Saturday. Of course, Pittsburgh (12-4) has to avoid an upset at home Sunday against the San Diego Chargers (9-8).
Pittsburgh and Baltimore were just too physical and too sound not to be major threats in the postseason. That type of football wins this time of year, and the Ravens are winning the turnover battle, 8-1, in two playoff games. Pittsburgh will try to do the same against San Diego in its playoff debut.
As most of you know, AFC East blogger Tim Graham is in Nashville covering Baltimore's win while I'm preparing for tomorrow's Steelers game. So I won't steal too much of his thunder while he's working up his column on the Ravens. He's done a great job so far.
I will see everyone tomorrow at Heinz Field.