2. Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Baltimore Ravens, it’s must-watch football. These two teams absolutely hate each other but have a mutual respect that makes us watch the game in awe every time. To the surprise of no one, it will be a prime-time matchup in 2020. Even better, it’ll be on Thanksgiving night.
The Steelers vastly overachieved in 2019 after losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in week two. The play of Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges was so underwhelming that it’s a wonder how they won eight games. But “Big Ben” is back in 2020, and with that comes playoff expectations.
Pittsburgh’s biggest strength is in its defense; a unit that doesn’t have seemingly any weaknesses. With All-Pros like edge rusher T.J. Watt and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick patrolling the unit, every team should be treading lightly. Baltimore is no exception here.
The Ravens swept the Steelers in 2019, including an OT win in week five that saw huge changes in momentum throughout. Lamar Jackson wasn’t particularly flashy in that game, throwing one touchdown against three interceptions. He’ll need to play a much cleaner game if he wants to get another win in Pittsburgh.
When it comes to these two teams, you throw out the record books. It simply doesn’t matter because these two teams give it their all no matter how good or bad they look coming into this game. Going into the Steel City will be one of the most defining games of the 2020 season for Baltimore and is one of the most important wins it needs to prove themselves.