In Week 9, the Ravens look to complete the season sweep of the Pittsburgh Steelers and keep their playoff hopes off of life support. Baltimore has been tripped up by their tough schedule, entering Sunday on a two-game losing streak. The Ravens have not been able to sweep Pittsburgh since the 2015 season when both contests were decided by just three points.
Baltimore is on the brink, and a win this Sunday may be necessary for head coach John Harbaugh to keep his position. If Ben Roethlisberger continues at his current pace, he is set to throw for the most yards in his 15 year career. Jon Bostic and T.J. Watt are leading Pittsburgh in tackles, James Conner has rushed for just under 600 yards in Le’Veon Bell’s absence and JuJu Smith-Schuster is having a very successful sophomore season.
It is always difficult to beat a highly familiar opponent twice, and Baltimore simply cannot afford to drop another divisional matchup, especially at home. The pressure is on, and the Baltimore Beatdown staff has analysis, injury updates, predictions and more leading up to kickoff.