"This is World War 3 to us. This is definitely Armageddon," he said in an interview with ESPN's "First Take" on Monday.
Well, OK. Maybe this was a bit of a stretch, but the game should be a hard-hitting battle leaving plenty of bodies laid out on the field. These NFC North teams have the two toughest defenses in the league (sorry, Rex Ryan). They split their two games this season, and each was decided by a field goal, with the Ravens winning 17-14 in Pittsburgh, and the Steelers escaping with a 13-10 victory in Baltimore.
"We're like modern-day gladiators," Suggs said of the two teams.
He also added that the "whole football world" is looking forward to seeing another "smash-mouth" battle between the two teams, and he's probably right. This game should be spectacular. Fines for hard hits certainly won't be going through the mind of Suggs, or Steelers linebacker James Harrison or any other defensive players as they level their opponents. It's playoff time.
"We're very evenly matched. Two physical, fast, outstanding defenses," he said. "Two very poised quarterbacks, except their quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger) may have an edge since he's got two rings, but we're working on getting Joe (Flacco) his first one this year."
Hmm...he doesn't exactly sounds like he's too confident about his QB. Down 4 points on the final drive, I can't quite see him going Ben Affleck circa Armageddon, turning to Ray Lewis and saying, "Joe'll do it. I know it. He doesn't know how to fail."
Then again, the last time the Ravens won a Super Bowl, Trent Dilfer was behind center.
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