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

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Sporting News has the Ravens getting the edge in a close game on the road

Sporting News Prediction: Ravens 20, Steelers 17

Even though many fans of the Steelers would disagree, many still believe in his cause. That trend continues here as Sporting News believes that Tomlin will be able to fire up his troops. especially on the defensive side of the ball. That will allow for this game to remain close. The injuries on the offensive side of the ball seem too much to look past for this expert. That plus Lamar Jackson playing well to start the season led to the prediction of the Ravens winning this contest.

USA Today has Pittsburgh having a minimal chance of winning on Sunday

USA Today Prediction: Ravens 23, Steelers 13

There were four experts asked to predict the outcome of this game and all four went in Baltimore's favor. Each one of them have the Steelers losing this one by seven points or more. Pittsburgh's struggles on offense are the continued concern of most experts, especially on the USA Today panel. One should imagine that this game will be a battle on both sides of the ball, but Jackson is playing well right now and that will cost the black and gold in the end.

Bleacher Report holds their prediction with the Steelers losing this game

Bleacher Report Prediction: Ravens 23, Steelers 16

Another panel of experts favored the Ravens to win this game on the road. This panel was made up of seven experts and each one had the opportunity to voice their opinions. The same thing came up here as questions about the Steelers offense were the biggest concern for them. The other issue is trying to figure out if Pittsburgh's defense will make game-altering plays all day or if Lamar Jackson's quality season continues here. Either way, too many negatives going in the Steelers direction to pick in their favor.