Micheal Spurlock

The easy part is over; now comes the real test -- the Steelers

Now it's time to get back to real football.

After a hiatus since losing to the Atlanta Falcons 17 days ago, the Ravens get back to a more competitive schedule, starting with the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday night.

Games against the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the previous two weeks were just preludes to what the 2010 Ravens are really about. They are one of the top teams in the NFL but might not even be the best team in the AFC North.

"We know that when the Ravens play the Steelers in December, it usually has a lot of meaning, and this game coming up definitely does so it'll be a statement game for us. We know what's...