Analyzing and predicting every Steelers primetime game

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Week 12 Thanksgiving night: Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens

This is the most important game of the season and there is no question about it. In short, it’s the Steelers and the Ravens. Arguably the best rivalry in the NFL dueling it out on Thanksgiving night, at a popping Heinz Field! What more can be said? This game has the makings of an all-time classic.

Surely the Ravens and Steelers have had their fair share of great games, but this one has a different feel to it. Its the New-Era Ravens vs the Old-school Steelers and it’s going to be fun to see Lamar Jackson try and run around Minkah Fitzpatrick and Tj Watt.

Outside of the game’s storylines, this is an extremely difficult test for Pittsburgh. It hurts to say, but the Ravens are one of the 4 best teams in the NFL. Unfortunately, they only got better this off-season by adding pieces like Calais Campbell (thanks to the Jaguars), and Ohio State running back JK Dobbins.

It’s without a doubt going to be hard to overcome, but not impossible. The Steelers need to feed off of the Heinz Field energy and bring it to the Ravens, right off the bat. If they can do that, the team has a real shot at winning this game. Unfortunately, the Ravens are just a tier above the Steelers right now and have too much talent all-around.

Prediction: 31-21 Ravens

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In conclusion, I expect the Steelers to finish anywhere from 2-2 to 3-1 on their primetime games. The pressure is on, and the team must step up to the plate for these pivotal matchups.