Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction: Will Pittsburgh Upset Baltimore at Home?

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers be able to upset the Baltimore Ravens? Jason Radowitz takes a look.
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Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction: Will Pittsburgh Upset Baltimore at Home?

Everyone loves a good rivalry. The Baltimore Ravens will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, PA at 4:25 pm ET on Sunday, December 5.

Last week, the Steelers looked absolutely lost against another divisional opponent in the Cincinnati Bengals. Pittsburgh lost 41-10 and has now allowed 41 points in back-to-back weeks.

Meanwhile, the Ravens took on the Cleveland Browns last week with Lamar Jackson back under center. While he and the Ravens didn’t perform well on offense, the Ravens still ended up winning 16-10 in another close contest.

Despite the Ravens being 8-3, is there room for the Steelers to pull off an upset? Here are our picks and predictions for the Ravens and Steelers.

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021

Game Time: 4:25 p.m. ET

Where To Watch: CBS

Ravens vs Steelers Odds

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers INJURY REPORT

Ravens:

Questionable: WR Miles Boykin (Finger), DE Calais Campbell (Concussion), LB Patrick Queen (Ribs), CB Jimmy Smith (Hip)

Out: RB J.K. Dobbins (Knee), RB Justice Hill (Knee), RB Gus Edwards (Knee), CB Marcus Peters (Knee)

Steelers:

Questionable: TE Pat Freiermuth (Concussion), CB Joe Haden (Foot)

Out: LB T.J. Watt (Illness), DE Stephon Tuitt (Knee), WR Ray-Ray McCloud (Illness), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Shoulder), TE Eric Ebron (Knee)

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction

The Ravens might be 8-3 on the year but they’re extremely vulnerable this season. With Lamar Jackson back and healthy, the Ravens only scored 16 against the Browns and have scored 17 or fewer points in four of their last five games.

That’s not what we’re used to seeing from the Ravens. The offense has a terrific run block and plenty of receivers to make plays but the reality is, the offense hasn’t been great under Lamar Jackson this season.

Jackson is one of the best quarterbacks in the league but he’s thrown 12 interceptions on the season. That’s more than one interception per game this year.

Luckily for Jackson, the Steeler’s defense has been dreadful, allowing 24.3 points per game along with 385 yards on the defensive end. Furthermore, the Steelers have allowed 251.9 yards in the passing game per game and 133.1 yards per game on the ground. This is a Steelers unit that used to dominate in the run. Now without T.J. Watt, the defense for the Steelers could struggle in many areas.

Pittsburgh’s offense has been average in most areas. The run blocking has not done enough for Najee Harris and the Steelers and the passing game behind Ben Roethlisberger has not worked out. The Steelers average 338.4 yards per game while the Ravens average 411.6 yards per game.

The only difference is that the Ravens simply don’t capitalize on those yards gained. The Steelers have looked terrific rushing the passer and that’s the only area where Pittsburgh has had success but without Watt available, the pressure is going to be less.

I’ll side with the Ravens -4.5 in this one.

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Pick

Baltimore -4.5 (-110)

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Market

Jason Radowitz
@Jason_Radowitz

Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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