The defense will play like we saw in Weeks 1 and 2
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is no stranger to turning the ball over against the Ravens, especially at M&T Bank stadium. The Steelers offense has been struggling to a degree. Star running back Le’Veon Bell has yet to have a breakout game. One player who has not let down this year is wide receiver Antonio Brown. The Ravens retooled their secondary this off-season to deal with such players as Brown though.
Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr and Marlon Humphrey have played very well against top receivers this year. Jimmy Smith is essentially lock-down. It will be a tough task to deal with this star-studded Steelers offense, but the Ravens have the right men for the job. If you can get pressure on Big Ben, and limit Le’Veon Bell then you can force turnovers.
I truly believe that last week’s performance against the Jaguars was a mere fluke. The defense won’t be as dominant as they were in the first two weeks, generating 5 turnovers in each game, but they will be a very strong and intimidating group. I predict that the defense will force at least two turnovers this week. That could help a struggling Ravens offense tremendously.