The turf at Heinz Field can be an issue at times, especially when the weather is less than ideal.
For a while, it looked like the playing surface for today's Ravens-Steelers game might be a little sloppy, as the University of Pittsburgh had a game at Heinz Field just yesterday, and heavy rain was predicted in the Steel City this afternoon.
It now appears that the rain will hold off, however,
According to Weather.com, there's only a 10-15 percent chance of rain in Pittsburgh for much of the afternoon, although the skies might open up around 5 p.m., when there's a 50 percent chance of showers.
Head coach John Harbaugh said on Friday that the Heinz Field turf can get a little messy when rain becomes a part of the equation, but that if it became an issue today, the Ravens would be prepared.
"It can be a little bit of a loose field," Harbaugh said. "But it's earlier in the year, so that should help. Obviously, we haven't laid eyes on it yet, so we'll have to see what it looks like before the game. But I think we're a team that's built for that. We're built for all conditions, and we pride ourselves in that. If it's raining, we'll be looking forward to that, too."