Steelers vs Ravens: 3 keys to victory for Pittsburgh

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This week the Pittsburgh Steelers put the wraps on the 2021 NFL regular season on the road against their top rival, the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams are needing help to get into the playoffs but or both teams it is win or go home.

Pittsburgh is coming off an emotional win over the Cleveland Browns last week and has to regroup and focus on getting back Baltimore. Here are our three keys to victory this week and our prediction.

Let the offense flow through Ben

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The Ravens are the worst pass defense in the league and the Steelers must take advantage of that. No more dink and dunk passing game, Pittsburgh has to attack down the field. The quick return of Diontae Johnson really helps here and he along with tight end Pat Freiermuth should have big performances.

Don't forget about Mark Andrews

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It doesn’t matter who is playing quarterback for the Ravens, tight end Mark Andrews is going to make plays. He’s developed into one of the two or three best tight ends in the NFL and the Steelers historically struggle to defend him.

Play like your hair is on fire

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There is literally nothing to hold back for. There is no tomorrow without this win. There is no reason these guys shouldn’t go full speed on every play and frankly if guys don’t, you have to question their commitment to this team.

Prediction

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On paper, the only real advantage the Ravens have here is the home field. They are playing backup quarterback Tyler Huntley and their defense is susceptible to the pass. Pittsburgh, with all those weapons on offense takes advantage and comes out fast, forcing the Ravens to become one-dimensional and linebacker T.J. Watt takes over. Steelers 28, Ravens 24

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