Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 keys for Wednesday
3. Rallying to the moment:
Look, the Ravens should not win this game. They are playing an undefeated team on the road that just happens to be their division rival. It shouldn’t be this way, but the Steelers come into the game angry about the postponements.
This game is inevitably going to be chippy and the Steelers didn’t need extra motivation. On top of that, nothing has gone right for the Ravens in a while. They drop a game to the Titans, have a Covid-19 outbreak ruin their preparation, and they’re playing at a weird time on Wednesday.
The bad news isn’t hard to find. It feels like the Ravens are being hung up like a punching bag. The good news is that this is the perfect chance for the Ravens to have a rallying moment. They have to come into this game believing they can win, and wanting to prove the world wrong.
That’s the only way they win this game. That’s the only way anything good comes out of this game should they lose. Losing this is the most likely scenario. It’s never been a better us vs. the world moment for the Ravens.
The Steelers haven’t looked invincible they just haven’t fallen. Half of their wins have been in one score possessions. In the last game against the Ravens, Pittsburgh won 28-24. The Ravens made so many mistakes and almost won. This game may not be as out of reach as everybody seems to think it is.
There is no way to sit here and predict a Ravens win. I can’t do it. I can see it, though I couldn’t make that prediction and stand by it. If the Ravens can make it ugly in the way of a close and gritty game, that’s their path. If the Ravens can stay in this thing, the idea of winning will become more and more real., If the Steelers offer Baltimore a sliver of hope they have to jump on it like they mean business. They have to make it their rallying moment.