3 daring predictions for Steelers vs. Ravens in crucial AFC North Week 5 showdown

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39)
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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Steelers offense fails to improve

On one hand, how much worse could the Steelers offense really be? They have failed to move the ball well on the ground and through the air and haven’t been able to regularly score. In theory, the only direction this unit can go is up, as they have easily been one of the worst units in all of the NFL.

Despite the “big” changes that were promised for this team, I don’t think that extra padded practice is going to yield big results for this offense. Add in a murky quarterback situation and this just doesn’t seem like the rebound week that many are hoping for. In fact, I expect more of the same.

Add in Baltimore’s talented defense and this seems even more likely. The entire defense will be focused on stopping Najee Harris, and rightfully so. This passing offense is dreadful even when Kenny Pickett was healthy. If he plays this week, he will be limited by his knee injury. If he doesn’t, Mitch Trubisky isn’t exactly an elite quarterback either.

The offense is held to less than 225 total yards this week. Scoring isn’t there either, as they only find the endzone once, although the defense helps them out with another. Overall, despite the promise of some big changes to right this ship, the offense heads into the bye week limping.