Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Interview with Steeler Maven
Who will win?
6. Complete the following statement: “If the Pittsburgh Steelers are able to (blank), they will win the game.”
"If the Steelers are able to slow down the Ravens rushing attack, they will win the game. The Steelers rank near the bottom of the league in rush defense, and obviously the Ravens will run the ball until it goes out of style. If Pittsburgh forces Jackson to win the game with his arm, that’s just something you have to tip your cap and live with."
It’s as simple as that…
For the Baltimore Ravens, they must run the ball effectively against the Pittsburgh Steelers 22nd ranked rush defense. Baltimore, alternatively, has the league’s number one rushing offense by a country mile. This spells out a good game plan for the Ravens to follow for a curcial AFC North win.
As Mr. Druin pointed out, the Steelers best chance to win will be to force Lamar Jackson to beat them as a passer. Jackson has showed that he can do that in 2019, but the biggest area of concern will be if he been be kept clean. Pittsburgh is tied for fourth in the league with 14 sacks and they look unstoppable with T.J. Watt dominating off the edge. The Ravens offensive line will certainly have their hands full.
This edition of the Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry looks to be a good one, albeit one with a dramatically different tone. I believe this game will wind up being a shootout, but I’ll take the Ravens to win a crucial road game in Pittsburgh, 23-19.