Suggs saves emotions for Steelers

Suggs saves emotions for Steelers
November 8, 2012, 9:45 am
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SportsTalk Live: Suggs has reignited the Ravens' defense

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Houston.

(Associated Press)


Sunday's game carries an extra importance for the Ravens.

It'll be the first time their fans will get to see linebacker Terrell Suggs to play this season.

Suggs, who recently returned from the physicially-unable-to-perform list because of a torn Achilles, has had two starts.

Both were on the road as Baltimore went 1-1. There was the 43-13 loss to the Houston Texans and last week's 25-15 win vs. the Cleveland Browns.

The Raiders (3-5) come to down this weekend, possibly without running backs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle).

"It's going to be weird playing at M and T (Bank Stadium), but it's where I belong," said Suggs, who practiced for less than a week before returning to the field. "In rehab and in the training room is not where I belong. … I just can't wait to get out there and start playing for them again.

But don't expect Suggs to come out of the tunnel for introductions Sunday to rile up the home crowd where the Ravens have won 14 consecutive games.

Suggs would rather the offense and 5-foot-8 running back Ray Rice get announced, as scheduled. He can wait for a special home game for that moment.

"I'm going to knid of let it stay as it lies because there is a certain home game coming up that we might want the defense to get called out for," said Suggs, alluding to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 2. "That's pretty much coach's call. It's all in fun. We have enough marquee offensive guys that the crowd can still get into, especially with 'Mighty Mouse.'

After Sunday's game with the Raiders, the Raven's next two games are on the road at the San Diego Chargers and at the Steelers.