Harbaugh on Steelers: 'It's the best week of the year'

Harbaugh on Steelers: 'It's the best week of the year'
November 12, 2012, 4:30 pm
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Harbaugh on the Steelers rivalry: 'If you love football, there's no greater place to be'

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, right, congratulates Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after the Steelers beat the Ravens 31-24 in an NFL divisional football game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Pittsburgh Steelers still have a game to worry about Monday night, though its only against the Kansas City Chiefs.

But the Ravens are in the early stages of preparation for Sunday’s nationally televised game on prime time.

"It’s the best week of the year," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "It’s where we feel our most comfortable. … That’s a defining-type of a rivalry. It means so much to both teams. We like being in this week. We love playing these guys. We love the preparation for these guys."

They play twice in the next three weeks, with a visit to the San Diego Chargers in between.

With the Steelers playing a Monday night game, does that one fewer day of preparation and healing time make that much of a difference?

When the Houston Texans were blown out at home by the Green Bay Packers 42-24 in their only loss of the season, it was coming off a short week because of a Monday night game.

"I don’t know. The one thing about those guys, I don’t think it’s going to make that big of a difference for them because they do such a great job of preparing," Harbaugh said. "They got a veteran team. They’re the most veteran team in the league. There’s nothing that’s going to faze them that way. They’re not going to be worried about something like that."