The Baltimore Ravens (3-1) are in front of a unique opportunity this weekend as they face the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) on the road with a chance to put more than a sizable gap between the Flock atop the AFC North and their immediate pursuers.
Baltimore has already beaten two divisional rivals this season on the road, so by defeating the Steelers they will complete the trifecta and do something rather unique while putting the team in an incredible position barely a month into the season.
As the Ravens prepare to face the Steelers in their Week 5 divisional matchup, scheduled for Sunday, October 8, here's a comprehensive look at everything you need to know before both teams start battling each other on the field come kick-off time at 1 p.m. ET later today.
Ravens vs. Steelers Week 5: All you need to know
When and where
The Ravens are playing on the road for the third time this season and the second time in as many weeks as they will visit Pittsburgh to face the Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday.
This will be the middle game of a trio of contests played by the Ravens away from The Castle having already faced the Browns at Cleveland in Week 4 and before they play overseas in Week 6 in a London game vs. Tennessee. The Ravens will return to M&T Bank Stadium to host the Detroit Lions after that for their Week 7 matchup.
In Week 5, Baltimore and Pittsburgh will square off on Sunday with kick-off scheduled to take place at 1:00 p.m. ET (10 p.m. PT for those on the West Coast; 7:00 p.m. CET for those in Europe).
The forecast for Sunday at kick-off time in Pittsburgh, according to AccuWeather, predicts 54 degrees with mostly cloudy skies on a breezy and cool afternoon, with a 35 percent chance of precipitation and a W 16 mph wind.
This is going to sound so fake, but the Ravens presented the cleanest injury report (Daryl Worley's IR placement aside) of the season to date ahead of their Week 5 divisional matchup at Pittsburgh and that's only great news for Baltimore.
After not having Mark Andrews. After losing J.K. Dobbins for the season barely two quarters into the Week 1 game. After all of that, and the injuries suffered later by Marcus Williams, David Ojabo and Odafe Oweh, Ar'Darius Washington, Ronnie Stanley, and on and on it goes...
The Ravens will still have to do with a few banged-up men and it's probable that some game-time decisions end up in either pitch counts or straight scratches, but it feels good to at least have some of these men returning to the field and ready to go once and for all.
As for the Steelers, they have been playing mind games all week long about the availability of their starting quarterback Kenny Pickett for Sunday, although they seemed to be confident in having them ready to go following some positive news after he went down last Sunday.
Pickett has been cleared to play and he should start, but that was also the case with the Browns and QB Deshaun Watson a week ago but look at what happened an hour before kickoff when Cleveland ruled him out and named a rookie as the starter against Baltimore. For now, we wait.
TV, radio, and streaming
For those watching, the game will be available on CBS / WJZ Ch. 13 (Baltimore), and on national TV on Paramount+ with announcers Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), and Evan Washburn (sideline).
For those listening, you will be able to catch the game on WBAL 1090 AM / 98Rock (97.9 FM) & Sirius XM Chs. 134 or 387, on live radio stream at BaltimoreRavens.com (desktop or in-market mobile users) and the Ravens Mobile app (in-market users only, on national radio at ESPN, and on Spanish radio at TICO Sports (1050 AM and 93.5 FM).
You can stream the game if you have a subscription to YouTube TV's Sunday Ticket, and also locally at BatlimoreRavens.com and Ravens Mobile App. If you subscribe to NFL+, you can watch the game on replay.
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