4 reasons Steelers have even more cause to beat Ravens on Tuesday night

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers were robbed of another advantageous situation. Here’s why they have even more cause to beat the Ravens now.

Steelers players, coaches, and fans have a right to be upset with the way things have conspired against Pittsburgh this week. After being robbed of their Week 8 bye because Titans players and coaches tested positive for COVID-19, Mike Tomlin’s team faces a similar situation against the Baltimore Ravens.

The game that was initially set to be played on Thanksgiving night was moved to Sunday, then to Tuesday night. If players continue to test positive, this game could be moved to the end of the season or the Ravens could be forced to forfeit. Obviously, this isn’t what anyone wants, but Steelers aren’t pleased that they lost their competitive edge, as they were set to host a tired Ravens team just days after Baltimore’s overtime loss.

But despite this series of unfortunate events, there is now even more reason to believe that Pittsburgh will take care of business against the Ravens on Tuesday night. Here are four reasons why the Steelers will win:

Ravens practice schedule

If Steelers fans thought the Ravens were going to have it bad traveling to Pittsburgh just three days after their overtime loss to the Titans, I’m not sure it has gotten any better for them. After numerous players and personnel tested positive for the virus, Baltimore was forced to shut down their practice facility.

Obviously, the team can still prepare by watching game film, but not being able to come together to practice unit the walkthrough before the contest is going to hurt them this week. Expect some rust on their end.