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In control of rivalry with Steelers in recent years, ‘desperate’ Ravens hope trend continues

In control of rivalry with Steelers in recent years, ‘desperate’ Ravens hope trend continues

The Ravens have won nine football games in 22 months, a hugely disappointing stretch for a franchise that once made qualifying for the postseason look routine. During that span, the losses have mounted almost as quickly as the injuries, the Ravens' aura of invincibility at home was shattered, and their franchise quarterback has been hurt and humbled.

But amid all the folly and frustration, there were three days when everything felt right for the Ravens, when their flaws weren't exposed and their record barely mattered.

In January 2015, they went to Heinz Field and beat their archival Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC wild-card round. Nine months later, they again knocked off...

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