Steelers vs Ravens: Who the experts are taking in this Week 5 AFC North battle

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It has been tough sledding for the Steelers even though they are sitting at an even record heading into week five of the NFL schedule. They snuck one win, and their only quality performance was a close game against a subpar Las Vegas Raiders club. Both losses have been terrible to witness as both resulted in blowout deficits that were not recoverable.

Pittsburgh heads into this week with a new hope in terms of their change of direction moving forward. This is a pivotal game right before they head into their bye week. They need to win this AFC North divisional game at home against the Baltimore Ravens. Right now, there is little hope surrounding the team, but we will see if Mike Tomlin's plan to turn things around starts to show this week.

CBS Sports goes against the grain and predicts the Steelers to win

CBS Sports Prediction: Steelers 20, Ravens 17

CBS Sports is one of the lone sites that have the black and gold upsetting the Ravens at home. They gave some interesting reasoning behind why they believe the Steelers will be able to walk out of the stadium on Sunday with a win. One of the biggest reasons behind this prediction is the belief in Tomlin and what he can do to help motivate his team.

That last line will surely rile up the fans of Pittsburgh as they as growing quickly tired of Tomlin right now. Things need to turn around and CBS Sports believe that the Steelers defense will be able to do enough to slow down Baltimore's offense to keep them in this one. That will open the door for Pittsburgh to get down the field and get three points to win the game.