In case you aren’t counting down, just 12 days until week one kickoff at M&T Bank Stadium as the Ravens square off against their archival the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith weighed in on the rivalry with Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, telling Wilson the two teams “hate each other” and that it’s “one of the best rivalries in the NFL.”

“There’s going to be blood,” Smith added.  Having never even seen the Steelers before, the rivalry must be engrained in the rookies by Ravens veterans.

Are you ready for kickoff?