Baltimore Ravens Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Big Things
Big Plays May Decide This Game:
The Baltimore Ravens aren’t known for their quick striking offense this season. Joe Flacco has thrown more passes than any quarterback in the league but he is averaging a measly six yards per passing attempt. The Ravens rank fairly low in every offensive category. The offense has been the equivalent of this election cycle, every time we think of it we collectively get sick in the stomach.
The Steelers on the other hand have a surplus of play-makers. With Ben Roethlisberger on the field, this offense is finely tuned. The Steelers boast the 11th most productive offense in the league, with the eight best passing attack. Antonio Brown is the best receiver in the game. Former Auburn Tiger, Sammie Coates, is averaging over 20 yards per reception. The Steelers make big plays. The Ravens don’t.
The key for the Ravens could be in the running game. Terrance West has broken a couple of runs over 30 yards this season. While the Ravens have shown no ability to commit to running the ball, they have shown the ability to run the ball. If the Ravens have any chance of big plays, it has to start with Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon. Mike Wallace is a good deep threat, but unless the other speedy receivers start playing well, he’s too easy to take out of the game.