1. The Baltimore Ravens tackles will be vulnerable against the Pittsburgh Steelers
This is where the Baltimore Ravens have to be cautious to avoid the splash plays. They are going to enter the game with weaknesses at arguably the Steelers' greatest strengths. The Ravens are hoping to get Ronnie Stanley back, and he practiced on Wednesday.
However, the odds of Morgan Moses starting Sunday are low. So, either Patrick Mekari is at right tackle, and Ronnie Stanley is on the left side, or Mekari is on the left side, and Daniel Faalele will be on the right. No matter what, T.J. Watt is licking his chops, knowing that he will Mekari or Faalele.
Alex Highsmith will be getting one of Mekari or Stanley. Even if he gets Stanley, we have no idea what condition he will be in. T.J. Watt has won many games on his back before, and getting a backup in a must-win game for his team is awful timing by the Ravens. Highsmith is rising and may be in a good spot. He also not only had the pick-six against the Browns, he caused the fumble that Watt returned.
This duo is lethal, and the Ravens are weak when it comes to defending them. Do the Ravens call up Eric Tomlinson, the blocking tight end they signed, or do we see a ton of Patrick Ricard? How can they slow these two down?