Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview, Prediction, Where To Watch


Sep 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) reacts after recovering a fumble against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Game 9: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

When: Sunday, 11/2/2014 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Live Stream: NBC Live Extra

Radio: 98 Rock, Sirius XM

Local Radio Crew: Gerry Sandusky, Stan White, Qadry Ismail


TV Crew: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya

Preview: The second meeting of these two bitter rivals is almost certainly not going to look like the first, which took place in Baltimore in week two and ended with the Ravens recording a lopsided 26-6 win.  After the Ravens folded against the Bengals last week and lost top cornerback Jimmy Smith to a sprained foot, things are quickly going south in Baltimore.

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To make matters worse, the Steelers busted out in a big way against the Colts last week as Ben Roethisberger set a franchise record by throwing for 522 yards and notching six touchdowns in a 51-34 win.  Ben and his top receiver Antonio Brown simply had their way with a Colts defense that lost top cornerback Vontae Davis to injury.

Luckily for the Ravens, the Steelers struggles on defense continue, both against the run and the pass.  Baltimore shouldn’t have a hard time picking up points in Pittsburgh, but they will also need to win the time of possession battle if they want to keep the Steeler’s prolific offense off the field and away from their ravaged secondary.

Ultimately it’s hard to see the Ravens finding enough effective bodies in the secondary to stop the Steelers many pass catching weapons. While Ben isn’t going to top his historic performance last week, we just don’t see how the Ravens are going to keep the Steelers out of the end zone enough to come home with a victory.

Betting Line: Steelers -1 -10, 48u

Prediction: Steelers 21, Ravens 20