3 matchups where the Baltimore Ravens can dominate the Pittsburgh Steelers

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1. The Baltimore Ravens can make the Steelers offense one-dimensional

The Pittsburgh Steelers have struggled to run the football, and the Baltimore Ravens have done a great job at defending the run. The Baltimore Ravens rank 5th in expected points allowed on the ground, while the Pittsburgh Steelers rank 29th in EPA gained on the ground. Something tells you that there are going to be some issues for the Steelers to get going on the ground.

It starts up front. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Isaac Seumalo and he is their best interior offensive lineman. He comes from the Eagles and he has been fine, but when he was with the Eagles, he was their third-best interior lineman. This is asking more from him.

Mason Cole is not Jason Kelce by any stretch, and James Daniels is banged up, which has caused Nate Herbig to step into the starting right guard role. He struggled mightily against Sheldon Rankins and Maliek Collins.

The Baltimore Ravens come in with a strong defensive front, especially against the run. Michael Pierce will dominate Mason Cole if he continues to play this way. Justin Madubuike is continuing his strong season, and Broderick Washington is doing great in his role as well.

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Beyond that, the Ravens have linebackers who are more athletic than either Najee Harris or Jaylen Warren. This is the biggest mismatch for the Baltimore Ravens.