The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a humiliating loss to the Texans in Week 4. This was following an exhausting week that included a Sunday Night Football game in Las Vegas and an emergency stop in Kansas City before coming home and then immediately turning around to travel to Houston.
The Steelers traveled quite the distance since their game against the Raiders and jet lag could have played a factor, but we certainly can't blame their dismal performance on that. After getting embarrassed by the Texans, Mike Tomlin should be eager to face the Ravens this week.
Despite the fact that Pittsburgh has been blown out twice this year in just four games, they have a chance to be in first place in the AFC North. With a win over Baltimore this week, both teams would be tied with a 3-2 record, but the Steelers would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Unfortunately, they will be playing without Kenny Pickett. The Steelers quarterback suffered a knee injury in the second half of Week 4 and could miss multiple games. Here's everything you need to know about the Steelers vs. Ravens game in Week 5.
Steelers vs. Ravens Game Time:
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are set to kick off their Week 5 matchup against each other at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8th. This is the first of two meetings between these AFC North rivals in 2023, and this will prove to be a crucial game for seeding down the stretch.
Steelers vs. Ravens Location:
After two straight games on the road, the Steelers will be back on their own turf in Week 5. This game will be played at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. Ironically, the last time these two teams played in Pittsburgh, Kenny Pickett was dealing with an injury and Mitch Trubisky was forced to play. Mike Tomlin will encounter a similar situation with his team this week.
Steelers vs. Ravens Streaming and TV:
The Steelers vs. Ravens game will be broadcast on CBS during the 1:00 p.m. slate this week. This is the national CBS game, but some out-of-market areas could be getting the Saints vs. Patriots game or the Titans vs. Colts game going on simultaneously. Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will be calling the Steelers game this week.
Steelers vs. Ravens Odds:
The Steelers have been favored in just one game so far this season (against the Texans in Week 4), but they are back to being sizable underdogs this week against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Even though this game is at home, Pittsburgh opens the week as 4.5-point underdogs, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. They have a moneyline of +180 and the over/under is currently set at 39.0 total points.
What to Watch for in Steelers vs. Ravens Game:
The Ravens seem to be the only stable presence in the AFC North at the moment, and they are the odds-on favorites to win the division this year. These odds increased significantly following the results of Week 4.
The Steelers came out completely flat against the Texans this past Sunday, and if they were to do so against Baltimore, they would get embarrassed even worse. The key will be stopping Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense -- who are coming off a 25-point win over the Browns.
Pittsburgh will have QB Mitch Trubisky leading the charge this week, as Pickett nurses back to health from his knee injury. In Trubisky's last performance against the Ravens, he telegraphed three interceptions in a game that the Steelers should have been able to win. Pittsburgh will look for better results this time around at home against Baltimore.