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Ravens vs. Steelers: 3 offensive keys to victory

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NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

A chance at redemption tonight, for the Baltimore Ravens.

After a tough, Week four loss to the Steelers, the Ravens looked dead in the water. They lost the previous week in a blowout from Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars, and followed up with the ugly game at home, against their arch-rival.

Tonight, they can flip the script.

The Ravens surged to an impressive victory last week, bullying the Detroit Lions for over 40 points. They dominated on all three sides of the football. Touchdowns, big kicks, interceptions, they flexed all their football skills against a good team, and punished them. Can they do it against one of the best teams in the NFL tonight?

January Joe must continue his dominance

Nearly every throws was on point, last Sunday. If not for multiple, egregious drops from his pass-catchers, Joe produces one of the best statlines of the week. But he can’t rest on the laurels of last week; Joe Flacco must continue firing strikes into the hands of Wallace, Maclin and Watson. Make the reads and decisions of a top-paid quarterback, and go win this football game.

Receivers must create separation

Brett Hundley went toe-to-toe with Ben Roethlisberger in primetime, and it came down to a Chris Boswell field goal. This is largely due in part to the cornerbacks of the Pittsburgh Steelers incapable of handling great receivers. The Baltimroe Ravens have a great receiving unit with Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin. They must torch the corners on the outside. If Joe has time to throw, you must give him a field to work with.

Trench Warfare

All this talk above goes out the window if the line cannot contain the young T.J. Watt, Cam Hayward and nightmare incarnate, James Harrison. Joe doesn’t get passes off, receivers aren’t given time, and Alex Collins cannot continue finding gaps from nothing. This offensive line is performing above all expectations, after losing multiple big names; continue to produce greatness and march this offense into the playoffs!