How does the Ravens passing game look?
On paper, the Steelers should be worried about the Ravens running game. Despite injuries to the backfield, this unit is still one of the best rushing attacks in the league. A lot of this is due to Lamar Jackson’s ability to run as a quarterback.
That said, this defense knows this, and while I am not confident they can stop this attack, I am hopeful that they can limit them. This defense has done well against Jackson in the past, even if it has allowed the rest of the backs to benefit from the focus on him. The difference this season is Baltimore’s receiving room.
While this passing offense as a whole is still a work in progress, it does feature four former first-round pick receivers. While Nelson Agholor is the least talented of the bunch, he killed Pittsburgh a year ago. Add in the speed of Zay Flowers and this group could stretch a struggling Pittsburgh secondary.
The Ravens are going to find success on the ground. That is almost a given. Assuming you can limit that effectiveness, and specifically the effectiveness of Jackson on the ground, you still have to contend with the passing attack. If that gets going, as most teams have been able to do, the Steelers will have no shot this week.