The Pittsburgh Steelers are 10-0 after a dominating win against Jacksonville. The offense ran for 106 yards on 27 rushes and 267 yards on 46 passes, scoring 27 point and the defense held the Jaguars to only 3 points and took the ball away four times.
But, there isn’t much time to celebrate the win, with a quick turnaround against their biggest rival this Thursday night.
The Baltimore Ravens (6-4) come to Pittsburgh to play a primetime game on Thanksgiving, giving the Steelers an opportunity to get even closer to clinching the AFC North.
"We will get ready for our short week. We are back in the AFC North in the hot kitchen. We are honored to entertain on that special day and to be a part of that,” Tomlin said after the win on Sunday.
The Ravens are now four games behind the Steelers, losing to Derek Henry and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, and the Steelers know Baltimore will be playing with a chip on their shoulder.
The Ravens lost the first meeting between the teams earlier in the year but it was a close one, 28-24.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said after the game, he knows who’s coming to Heinz Field on Thursday.
"We know what this week is," said Roethlisberger. "We aren't chasing perfection. We are chasing Lombardi’s. We have to focus on this week and playing one week at a time."
Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who had two interceptions on Sunday knows even though they lost to Pittsburgh earlier in the season, they’ll be bringing their best.
“We have a great team in Baltimore on Thursday. They are looking to knock us off. We already beat them one time and they are going to give us their A-plus, plus game,” said Fitzpatrick.
Safety Terrell Edmunds, who also had two interceptions says he knows Baltimore will be playing with a grudge.
“It definitely gets our attention, but we have to focus on going 1-0. We know they are coming in with a chip on their shoulder coming off a loss. We have to come out & play our game because we know they are trying to knock us down now."
While this Thursday’s game is huge, with the Ravens losing on Sunday, they are now in 3rd place behind the 7-3 Cleveland Browns.
Kickoff this Thanksgiving is 8:20 p.m.