pittsburgh steelers vs baltimore ravens predictions and preview

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NFL pittsburgh steelers vs baltimore ravens predictions and preview



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The Baltimore Ravens travel to Heinz Field for an AFC North road clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. The Ravens (8-3) snuck away with a 16-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns last weekend, covering the spread as three-point favorites. The Steelers (5-5-1) were thoroughly embarrassed 41-10 by the Cincinnati Bengals on the road.


Ravens Outlast Browns in Ugly Affair

Lamar Jackson threw a career-high four interceptions but made a clutch touchdown throw to propel the Ravens 16-10 past the Browns last weekend. Jackson pulled off one of his signature scrambles in the third quarter, buying enough time to throw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews. Jackson, who returned after missing last weekend's win over Chicago with an illness, was subpar aside from that one TD throw.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh improved to 18-2 in prime-time games at home and 23-4 overall against the Browns. He had high praise for his team’s defensive effort against Cleveland. ''Defense was just off the charts,'' Harbaugh said to Associated Press reporters after the game concluded. ''That's one of the best defensive performances that we've seen out here in a long time.'' Ravens DT Calais Campbell (concussion) missed the game. He is expected to play in this critical AFC North game against the Steelers. 

Steelers Humiliated by Bengals

Joe Mixon rushed for a career-high 165 yards and two touchdowns, Joe Burrow scrambled for a score and passed for another one as the Bengals crushed the Steelers and kept them winless in their past three games. Big Ben Roethlisberger was picked off twice and sacked three times, finishing with 263 yards. His 15-yard TD pass to Pat Freiermuth came late in the game when it was out of reach. ''Not a lot to be said,'' Roethlisberger said. ''You get your butt kicked - it happens. These things happen.''


Star linebacker T.J. Watt tested positive for COVID-19, but was just activated for this game and could play. Making matters worse, Pittsburgh suffered a slew of injuries in their game on Sunday against Cincy. LB Robert Spillane suffered a knee injury and didn't return. CB Joe Haden was ruled out with a foot injury. Both players are not expected to play on Sunday. Offensive lineman J.C. Hassenauer (pectoral) and TE Eric Ebron (knee) were put on injured reserve on Saturday.