clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Baltimore Beatdown's Ravens-Steelers predictions

New, comments

Here's our predictions for tonight's Ravens-Steelers game.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Rocky Friedman: Unfortunately, I have a very bad feeling about this game. Without Jimmy Smith for Baltimore, Big Ben and Antonio Brown could potentially tear the Ravens secondary apart. They will have to try and limit the yardage through the air as much as possible, but it will be tough. Prediction: Steelers 20, Ravens 16

Matthew Stevens: I see this being a knock-down drag-out fight as is usual between these two teams. Add in a surging Steelers team with Mean Joe Greene's jersey being retired against a Ravens team that is beat up and frustrated about getting swept by the Bengals, you have a recipe for guys being chippy out there tonight. It should be a hard-fought game regardless of the outcome, but I see the Ravens as the more talented team and more ready for redemption this week. Prediction: Ravens 16, Steelers 13

Michael Sedjro: The Ravens' pass rush is slowed down, since it seems like they aren't as aggressive on the road. Couple that with the fact that there will be a lot of zone played in the back end, and Dean Pees has never heard of a zone blitz, the Steelers will be hard to slow down between the 20s. The offense struggles against a blitz heavy, crowd enhanced Steelers defense and gets stopped on downs late in the game. Prediction: Steelers 27, Ravens 20

Daniel Park: Two of the meanest teams in the league with Big Ben coming off a career-high six touchdowns. Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees and his versatile defense - they're in for a long day if they don't disrupt Pittsburgh's flow early on. Prediction: Ravens 23, Steelers 21

Jason Butt: Ravens-Steelers games at Heinz Field are usually decided by three points. Today should be more of the same. I'm anticipating a defensive battle between the two teams, with neither offense lighting up the scoreboard. The winner could come down to a late field goal. I'll go with the Ravens. Prediction: Ravens 23, Steelers 20