Steelers vs Ravens: Who the experts are taking in Week 12

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger . (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger . (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

The AFC North battle continues this week as the Pittsburgh Steelers hope to keep their undefeated season alive against the Baltimore Ravens.

Pittsburgh heads into this game with all of the pressure off their shoulders. They already defeated Baltimore a couple of weeks ago and the worst thing to happen is they split the season series. With that said, the Steelers would still very much like to beat Baltimore twice this season. It will be a tough matchup for both squads just like the last game was. Expect a playoff-like atmosphere as these rivalry games seem to always carry that along with them.

While the Ravens have been struggling the last couple of weeks, expect them to come out in full desperation mode against the home team. This is a major do or die moment at this point of the birds season. If they lose they fall to 6-5 or win they go to 7-4. On top of winning the Ravens would also do something no other team has been able to do this season, beat the Steelers.

Expect a desperate team to fly to the Steel City if they can make it there. Corona Virus has been spreading throughout the Raven’s locker room and that has started putting this Thanksgiving matchup into jeopardy. So far nine people in the organization (five players) have tested positive and that includes running backs, Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins.

Who the experts have winning

Mike Tomlin’s team is highly favored to win on Thursday when you look at predictors from Sporting News, Sportsnaut, and Athlon Sports. Out of the five picks combined between these sites, all five have Pittsburgh winning this game. The score predictors have this as a one-possession game just like the previous one was. It will not be an easy win for either of these two teams when this one concludes. The Steelers are getting healthier while the Ravens are getting more injuries and losing players due to Covid. It is starting to seem in the Steelers favor more and more as the Ravens are sliding in a downward trajectory.

The black and yellow have a bunch of confidence but they have their warts as well. They struggle to play complete games and they will have to this week. They cannot count on Lamar Jackson turning over the football as much as he did in the first game, This team will need to be near perfection to beat this desperate Baltimore team on turkey day.

Prediction: Steelers 28, Ravens 27

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It should be a very close game but there will be a hero for the victor. AFC North football is always a slugfest especially when you have a game between these two.