PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Sunday’s AFC Championship Game is already giving Pittsburgh Steelers fans a bad case of déjà vu.
For the second straight year, two of the Steelers’ most-hated rivals will battle it out for a chance to go to the Super Bowl.
Last year, the New England Patriots survived two late scares to knock off the Ravens 23-20 at Gillette Stadium.
The Ravens had a chance to send the game to overtime, but Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
In the end, the Patriots went on to lose to Eli Manning and the New York Giants 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI.
Now, a year later, Steelers fans are once again presented with the dilemma of which team to root for in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Ravens and Patriots.
It’s a tough decision to make because if New England wins, they will close the book on Ray Lewis’ career. However, that would mean Tom Brady and Bill Belichick would get back to the Super Bowl for a sixth time together.
So what are Steelers fans thinking this time around? Some of our followers on Twitter (@CBSPittsburgh) weighed in on the issue at hand.
Alex Pollack (@PittPollack66) said, “Pats. Can never root for the Ravens under any circumstances.”
Ben Wren (@benwren) said, “Patriots. With Ravens and Ray Lewis rivalry is personal and pure hatred. With Patriots it’s two good teams who play great games.”
Some fans refused to pick either and got creative with their rooting interests.
Billy Bearcat (@billybearcat) said, “The Asteroid.”
You can watch the AFC Championship Game on KDKA-TV at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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