Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 things we want to see
3. Beat a team they should beat:
The Ravens are a better team than the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have an offense that is ranked number one in the NFL. While the defense has plummeted it should return closer to the middle of the pack. Mason Rudolph is a game manager at best, he’s a big drop off from Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers have struggled to run the ball overall this season. The Steelers defense isn’t bad, but it’s not dominant. If the Ravens really have the best offense in the league, they have to come into Pittsburgh and run up the score.
The Ravens are not as good as they looked against the Miami Dolphins and they are not as bad as they were against the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals aren’t much better than the Dolphins. Everybody keeps saying that the Ravens haven’t beaten anybody yet, well the Steelers haven’t either. The Steelers looked awful against the Patriots. They got plenty of help against the 49ers and they still lost. The only game where they gave a legitimate opponent a run for their money was their battle with the Seahawks. They were 0-3 and at 1-3 they don’t look like a playoff team.
I get that the Ravens just lost a horrible game against the Browns. Here’s the thing though, if any of the hype about the purple and black was true, they have to win this game. The Steelers have to be respected, especially in their stadium. This game is always close. The Ravens will be tested by a familiar foe, but they better win this one. This is a game the Ravens should win and it’s that simple.