The Ravens return from their bye week to host their biggest rival, the Steelers, who happen to be the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL. The winner of this game will be in first place in the AFC North. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some of their bold predictions for the next installment of this heated rivalry.
With all the talk of which defense is better between these two teams, it’s Baltimore’s defense that shows up in a big way on Sunday as they force at least three turnovers. On offense, QB Lamar Jackson rushes for over 100 yards for the second game in a row, but also passes for three touchdowns against Pittsburgh’s vaunted defense. TE Mark Andrews hauls in two of those touchdown passes as well as eclipsing 100 receiving yards for the first time this season.
Newly acquired edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue makes his presence felt immediately for the Ravens as he sacks QB Ben Roethlisberger twice and forces a fumble. DE Calais Campbell gets his hands on an interception after coming close a few times already this season.
Feeling the pressure after the Ravens signed Dez Bryant, Miles Boykin finds himself on the receiving end of a key touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson in the fourth quarter — Jackson’s third of the game. With the game tied up and the Steelers threatening to respond on the next drive, the Ravens intercept Ben Roethlisberger for a second time on the afternoon and it sets up Justin Tucker for a game-winning field goal as time expires.
Following their bye week, the Ravens offense features Devin Duvernay and J.K. Dobbins. Both rookies score long catch-and-run touchdowns. The defense forces Roethlisberger into four turnovers - interceptions from Marcus Peters, DeShon Elliott, Marlon Humphrey and a Matthew Judon strip sack. Baltimore reclaims the AFC North division lead with a comfortable double-digit victory.