Steelers vs. Ravens: 3 things to know about this all-important Week 5 matchup

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1. Steelers-Ravens week means anything can happen

A rivalry game like Pittsburgh and Baltimore means that you can usually throw the two team’s records out the window. These games have been fierce and competitive since the series started in 1996.

According to, Pittsburgh leads the all-time series, 33-25, including a 19-12 record against the Ravens in the Steel City. The last six meetings between the two clubs have been decided by five points or less, including four by three points or less.

If the Steelers are going to get back on the winning track, they’re going to have to find a way to limit Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson. They’ve managed to do that for the most part in three previous meetings in which he’s started, winning two of them.

Jackson, who currently ranks second in the NFL to Buffalo’s Josh Allen with a 74.3 percent completion percentage, has completed just 59.1 percent of his passes in three career starts against the Steelers. During that same span, he’s tossed 4 TDs and 6 interceptions and has been sacked 16 times.

Jackson’s 66.7 passer rating in three starts against the Steelers is the lowest of his career against any single opponent.