That first sentence pretty much sums it up, Big Ben, AB and Bell carry that team on their back. Yes they finished ahead of us the past three years but... look at the overall of things since the Harbaugh Era started in 2008.
- Ravens & Steelers each have won 1 Super Bowl during that time.
- Ravens under Harbaugh only missed the playoffs twice(2013 & 2015), Steelers under Tomlin in that same time frame... Missed Playoffs 3 times(2009, 2012 & 2013) so they were home watching the playoffs in 2013 as well.
- The Tebow curse that started after they loss in the 2011 Playoffs in the Wildcard Round. Took them 4 years to get a playoff victory in January after losing to Tebow. Ravens meanwhile had 5 playoff wins and a Super Bowl during that 4 year stretch of losing in the playoffs or missing the playoffs.
- We have beat the Steelers the last 3 games including the playoffs. Steelers last victory over us was November 2nd, 2014.
A lot has to deal with their poor drafting, why do you think they had to bring James Harrison back? Jarvis Jones never developed and wasn't the same after his injury. Shazier is a great talent but is hurt by the Sean Lee injury bug. Also they are looking at starting 3 rookies on defense this season(CB Burns, SS Davis and NT Javon Hargrave) and those are key positions where you don't want rookies starting.