Ravens coach John Harbaugh told fans on Wednesday that he thinks about beating the Pittsburgh Steelers “every single day, in all honesty.”
He also made another admission about the AFC North rival.
“I’ve said it before, and people in Pittsburgh got upset, but I feel like we gave them the game twice this year,” Harbaugh said this week. “We should have beaten them three times, and that’s on us. That’s our fault.”
The Ravens beat the Steelers, 17-14, in the first meeting on a last-minute, game-winning touchdown from Joe Flacco. But the Ravens lost the last two times against Pittsburgh despite leading in the second half in both games.
In a 13-10 loss to the Steelers in December, Flacco was stripped in the fourth quarter by safety Troy Polamalu, which led to Pittsburgh’s game-winning touchdown in the final minutes of the game. In the 31-24 loss at Pittsburgh in the playoffs, the Ravens turned the ball over three times on seven offensive snaps to squander a 14-point halftime lead.
“The one thing that Pittsburgh has done better than the Ravens the last three years is they found ways to win that game,” Harbaugh said. “They made the plays they needed to make in the critical moments to win those games.”