Terrell Suggs on Patriots-Steelers game: 'Whoever wins, I lose'

Terrell Suggs would like to see both of these guys somehow lose on Thursday night. Getty Images

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will be in front of his television come Thursday night, when his "favorite" teams play each other.

Suggs said he's excited to see his division rival Pittsburgh Steelers play at his playoff rival New England Patriots. He has never hidden his love for beating either team, which presents a problem for him.

"Who am I pulling for? I'm going to be honest with you, I can't really win," Suggs said. "Whoever wins, I lose."

This was the prevailing sentiment in the Baltimore locker room on Wednesday. The Ravens have had some of their most heated games against the Steelers and Patriots including last season's playoffs, when Baltimore beat Pittsburgh and nearly upset eventual Super Bowl champion New England.

"I'm hoping both of them lose," cornerback Jimmy Smith said.

The biggest feud recently has been between Suggs and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who have traded barbs through the media. On Wednesday, Suggs took the high road when asked about Brady's successful appeal of a four-game suspension over Deflategate, saying he is "absolutely" happy to see the three-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player back on the field.

"Our league needs its players," Suggs said. "Whatever happened, happened. I'm not an expert on the situation. I don't know what happened. So, I don't really care. What would the NBA be like without [Kevin] Durant and LeBron James? The NFL needs all of its players playing."

Suggs, though, is partial to certain players winning.