In what was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night, the Ravens will finally travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on Wednesday, though they will be without many key players, most notably QB Lamar Jackson. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some bold predictions for the next installment of the NFL’s best rivalry.
Baltimore keeps it close behind chunk plays until a late turnover seals their fate. Patrick Queen plays one of his best games as a Raven, totaling a sack, tackle for loss, and his first career interception. The Ravens keep the Steelers out of the end zone in the second half, but ultimately can’t defeat a full force Pittsburgh team with too many men down.
Robert Griffin III has a nice performance standing in for the reigning MVP at QB, totaling over 200 yards and two touchdowns. Texas connections thrive in this game (Devin Duvernay, James Proche, Dez Bryant) with Proche getting over 50 yards. Marlon Humphrey returns a touchdown.
Robert Griffin steps up to the plate for the Ravens, both throwing for a touchdown and rushing for another while avoiding turnovers against a feisty defense. Griffin connects with Marquise “Hollywood” Brown deep for Baltimore’s longest pass completion of the season. RBs Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins combine for over 200 yards on the ground as the game plan heavily features both. Defensively, Marcus Peters forces another fumble that is returned for a touchdown.
The Ravens will look out of sorts, but will also rally behind the adversity of this past week. The team overall will play better than usual due to Lamar Jackson’s absence, as each player will feel a greater individual responsibility to perform. Baltimore will not win by much, but they will pull of the improbable upset in Pittsburgh. Robert Griffin III runs for over 100 yards and Dez Bryant catches a crucial touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Robert Griffin III performs admirably in his first start of the season, Behind a patchwork offensive line, Griffin tosses two touchdowns and completes well north of 60% of his throws. Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins’ absence, clears the way for Gus Edwards to rush for over 100 yards on the ground. A pair of forced turnovers in the second half, courtesy of Malik Harrison and DeShon Elliot, keeps the game interesting late.