5 Key Stats For Ravens Battle With The Steelers
3. Ravens Want To Lean On Mike Wallace:
The Ravens are going to want to lean on Mike Wallace against his former team. In their meeting with the Steelers in November, Wallace had 124 yards and a touchdown. The rest of the Ravens receivers had 117 yards combined. Of course, Wallace got most of those yards on a 95 yard play, but he exposed a weakness in the Steelers defense. Speed kills and you don’t always have to use the deep ball to test this theory.
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The Ravens should throw quick slants, crossing routes and post patterns to Wallace. The intent should not be to beat the Steelers deep, but to get Wallace the ball in the open field. The Ravens should be doing this any way. In fact they should get Breshad Perriman involved this way too.
The Ravens are going to need offense to win this game. This is not one of those contests in which the defense can do it all on their on their own. Like the Beatles song, Dean Pees needs a little help from his friends. Using speed in the open field is the best way for the Ravens to do that.