• Always expect a close game when these teams meet up
  • Expect a defensive battle with plenty of heavy-hitting by each team
  • Baltimore picks up an impressive road win to stay atop the AFC North Division.

There are a number of great rivalries in the NFL, but the Ravens and Steelers matchup is one of the best. These two teams will meet up in Week 13, and there is a lot riding on this game for each team.

Baltimore comes into this matchup with a record of 8-3 and they currently sit atop the AFC North standings. The Ravens have won two straight games, and they have done so despite plenty of adversity.

Pittsburgh comes into this game with a record of just 5-5-1 and they are going to have to work to make the playoffs. The Steelers have not won a game since November 8, and they were blown out in Cincinnati a week ago.

Ravens vs Steelers Matchup at a Glance

Ravens Preview: Ravens Looking to Run

Ravens vs Steelers Pick & Preview - NFL Week 13

Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson has had some big games throwing the football, but the Ravens are still going to try to run the football on Sunday. The Ravens are averaging over 150 rushing yards per game, and that attack will take control of this matchup.

The Baltimore defense has really turned things around since the season began, and they have given up just 23 total points in the last two games combined. Finding a way to get pressure on Ben Roethlisberger is always the goal, and Baltimore will find a way to get that job done.

Steelers Preview: Defense Has Disappeared For Steelers

If the Steelers are going to make a run at reaching the playoffs this season then they are going to have to get some stops. Pittsburgh is giving up more than 24 points per game and they have fallen apart during this recent tough stretch.

Running the football has been a problem for the Steelers as well as they are rushing for just 87 yards per game. Pittsburgh is going to have to find some balance on offense to keep the Ravens from teeing up to stop the pass.

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The Steelers have really struggled to get stops in recent weeks, but this team will be focused on Sunday. Pittsburgh has plenty of experience against Baltimore and that will allow them to devise a solid plan.

Baltimore is going to give up some yards in the passing game, but that run defense will ultimately help decide the game. The Ravens still have some things to figure out, but they will be just enough to pull off this win.

Despite the recent trends, look for the Steelers to keep this game close on Sunday afternoon. Baltimore will escape with a win, but Pittsburgh will make their rivals work to get the victory.

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