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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Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Baltimore will be without quarterback Lamar Jackson

Following the COVID-19 outbreak in the Ravens locker room, it was discovered on Friday that quarterback Lamar Jackson would not be able to suit up this week after testing positive. While Jackson hasn’t been spectacular this year, this is a huge advantage for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jackson is quite arguably the best running quarterback we have ever seen. He has an innate ability to make plays out of nothing with his legs, and moving the chains comes easy to him as he is lethal in making the first man miss. The last time these two teams played, the Steelers completely sold out to stopping Lamar Jackson from running the football as T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree abandoned the running back to crash down on him in every read-option play.

Now, the Ravens will be led by former first-round draft choice, Robert Griffen III. However, Griffen hasn’t started a game since last year when he faced the Steelers at the end of the season. Despite a Baltimore win, Griffen did not look good – completing 11 of 21 passes for 96 yards to go with an interception and 3 sacks. Prior to this game, Griffen has not started a game since he was a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2016. The Steelers have a massive advantage here.