Baltimore Ravens Keys To Victory: Pittsburgh Steelers Edition

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Sep 7, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) celebrates with quarterback Joe Flacco (5) after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Baltimore Ravens 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Week one’s loss to the Bengals was a frustrating one, no doubt about it.  Some fans are undoubtedly predicting a lost season full of miscues, dropped passes, and terrible offensive line production.  Some might even be mailing it in early and jumping off the proverbial ship that is the 2014 season.  But not us eternal optimists.  You see, one game isn’t the end of the world, or the season (unless it’s game 17 of the 2013 season with the playoffs on the line).

Nope, we still have faith in these 2014 Ravens and we still stick by our predictions. After Sunday’s game, the Ravens don’t exactly get a pass this week, hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers a mere four days after suffering an (at times) embarrassing defeat to the Bengals. But such is life in the NFL.  The scheduling gods are rarely fair or just.

But this is a team that is resilient and well coached.  They understand the ramifications of Sunday’s loss, and the big hole they will be in if they lose a second straight divisional game on Thursday.  Adjustments will be made, and attitudes will be readjusted.  But what exactly do they need to do to win game two?  What, exactly, are the Baltimore Ravens keys to victory against the Steelers?  Click “next” to find out.