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Steelers vs Ravens Prediction and Spread

Steelers vs Ravens Prediction and Spread

This is Harbaugh's 11th season in Baltimore, and while he has led the team to the playoffs six times and to one Super Bowl victory, the Ravens haven't been to the playoffs since the 2014 season.

For the first time since 2014, these AFC North rivals will wrap up the season series before December.

Filling in at right tackle for starter James Hurst-who has been sidelined for three consecutive games with a back injury-Brown has been decent for the Ravens in relief.

"You know you have eight games left, and 4-4 is not where you want to be, obviously", cornerback Jimmy Smith said. Calling this game "season defining" might just be an understatement to how important it truly is for the purple and black to walk away victorious.

It seems every year National Football League players speak out about how hard it is to play a Thursday night game after playing on Sunday and this year it's Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talking about the downfalls of playing on the short week.

"We feel that we can do what we want to do", Roethlisberger said.

On third-and-4 with two minutes left, the Steelers went five-wide, and Roethlisberger found Smith-Schuster over the middle to help clinch the game. "Being 12-4 is really the goal".

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"(Our future) will be revealed to us instead of going out and searching for it", Tomlin said. Backup Josh Dobbs entered the game deep in Steelers territory, on second-and-20, and threw a lovely ball to JuJu Smith-Schuster over the middle for 22 yards.

Also worth noting: the Ravens aren't winning close games. It's a division game.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is wearing custom cleats emblazoned with a Star of David, adorned with the phrase "Stronger Than Hate", in response to recent shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. "We have respect for this rivalry and our participation in it, and we're preparing with that in mind".

Pittsburgh's breakout running back scored his 10th touchdown on a 7-yard catch in the first quarter at Baltimore.

Roethlisberger finished 28-of-47 passing for 270 yards and two touchdowns, finding seven different receivers for at least two receptions. "So I think having a perspective of dealing with it for a number of years, I think the things that you choose to push to the front of the line if time is limited".

Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens writer for The Athletic, called this weekend's matchup one of the biggest regular-season games of the Harbaugh-Joe Flacco era.

Perhaps he should have cut it a week ago. Players like Franco Harris, Jerome Bettis, Antonio Brown, and many others.