I don’t think I need remind everyone that the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t exactly the best of friends. We all know what these games usually are with hard hitting, pushing, shoving, blood, sweat, and nasty language on the field. The Ravens are 3-3 and will be headed into their bye after this game. A win will keep the Ravens very much in the mix for the AFC North title, and a loss would create even more uncertainty than there is now. For the Steelers this is a chance to try to dig themselves out of a 0-4 hole they created, and a loss would kill any momentum they gained from their first win last week against the New York Jets.
Both teams have had some major issues trying to run the ball. The offensive lines for both teams have been awful, and trust me I’m being generous by just saying awful. The Steelers have the 22nd ranked run defense as opposed to the 8th ranked run defense of the Ravens. If there was any game where Ray Rice could get going for the Ravens it would be this one. Then again, I said that about the Buffalo Bills game and he did squat there.
We all know that this is going to be low scoring, ugly, and brutal to watch. Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger will probably both be running for their lives all game behind bad offensive lines. In what’s usually a three point game either way, whoever turns the ball over less will win. Sounds simple enough, right?
Ravens 16-Steelers 13
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